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Shackleton Upgrades, Spitfire Cockpit Snapshots, Guardian, Tracker and Mosquito Wheels, RAF Fighter Pilot

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Barracuda Studios, 1/72, 1/48 & 1/24


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Barracuda Studios is proud to announce the release of 8 new resin detail sets in 3 scales. All new products are in stock and ready for purchase on the Barracuda Studios website:

BR72274 Avro Shackleton MR 2/AEW 2 Wheel Set

1:72 Scale

 

 

This set contains detailed and accurate mainwheels and tailwheels (double tail wheel unit on the Shack) to directly replace the Airfix kit parts. The mainwheels feature a beautifully rendered tread pattern and detailed asymmetric hubs, and will add much visual appeal to your model. A quick and easy upgrade that can be adapted for the new Revell kit as well. Designed by Mike O'Hare.


 

BR72275 Avro Shackleton MR 2 Early Exhausts

New! 1:72 Scale

 

 

This set contains 8 drop fit replacement exhaust inserts for the early Shackletons, before the exhaust pipes were fitted to route the exhaust under the wing.. Our exhausts are hollowed out for a more authentic look and have fastener detail not present on the kit parts. Another easy upgrade for the Airfix Shack! Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR48195 Spitfire Mk. VIII Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade

1:48 Scale

 

 

A quick and easy to install upgrade that just gives you just the interesting bits; the "hero" parts! Very little modification of the kit parts is needed to install the 27 tiny parts in this set. Cockpit door, retract quadrant, 2 types of throttle, 2 types of gunsight, two types of seatbelts molded into the seat castings and a host of other small parts are supported by a new film dial sheet with much more detailed instrument faces and a sheet of cockpit stencil decals. Lots of added detail to bring the kit cockpit to life, and fun to paint and install.

 

 

Designed by Roy Sutherland.


BR48197 1/48th scale Spitfire Mk. XVI Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade

1:48 Scale

 

 

A quick and easy to install upgrade that just gives you just the interesting bits; the "hero" parts! Very little modification of the kit parts is needed to install the 27 tiny parts in this set. Cockpit door, retract quadrant, 2 types of throttle, 2 types of gunsight, two types of seatbelts molded into the seat castings and a host of other small parts are supported by anew film dial sheet with much more detailed instrument faces and a sheet of cockpit stencil decals. Lots of added detail to bring the kit cockpit to life, and fun to paint and install. Designed by Roy Sutherland.


BR48270 RAF WWII Mid/Late War Fighter Pilot

1:48 Scale

 

 

Sculpted by the master of epoxy putty, Mike Good! This European theatre RAF fighter or fighter/bomber pilot is wearing late war flight gear, and is preparing for his next mission by buckling the strap on his flight helmet. Perfect for Typhoons, Spitfires, Tempests, Mosquitos, Meteors, even RAF P-47s and P-51s!

 

 

Easy assembly and full instructions.


BR48261 Grumman Guardian Mainwheels

1:48 Scale

 

 

The Special Hobby Grumman Guardian kits are very nice, but the wheels are lacking in detail and are incorrect in having eight instead of six spokes in the hubs! Our new, beautifully detailed resin wheels were designed by Lee Coll based on careful measurements and photos he took of the Guardian at Pensacola. Note that the Guardian and early Tracker wheels are the same wheel. A quick and easy upgrade.


BR48279 Grumman Tracker Early Mainwheels

NEW! 1:48 Scale

 

 

The Kinetic Grumman Tracker kits come with late style main wheels as fitted to all Trackers after the retrofit to upgrade the brakes was completed in the 1970s. Before that, all Trackers were fitted with these early style wheels. Available for the first time in 1/48th scale, Barracuda Studios' wheels are nicely detailed, accurate and easy to install. A must have for Trackers in service markings before the mid 1970s. Note that the Guardian and early Tracker wheels are the same wheel. Designed by Lee Coll.


BR24281 DH Mosquito Late Style Mainwheels

1:24 Scale

 

These new resin wheels are a huge upgrade to the soon to the Airfix Mosquito in 1/24th scale. They represent the late, dual brake style wheel fitted to all but the early B. Mk IVs and NF IIs, and feature detailed and accurate tread pattern, hub detail and tire data. The Airfix kit is very nice, but the wheels are poor, with monster truck style tread on the vinyl tires. A quick and easy upgrade.

Happy modelling!

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This Page Created on 11 December, 2015
Last updated 18 December, 2015

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