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Roy Sutherland has sent the following information and images on more releases in his new range of resin accessories:

Barracuda Studios is proud to announce the release of five new products in the BarracudaCast resin detail set line. These sets are now up on the website and available for pre-order. Shipping will begin on Monday, April 25th.

The first three sets continue the upgrade line for the superb Tamiya Spitfire VIII, XI and XVI kits. These sets provide an extra level of superdetail not possible in even the best injection molded kit, and the Tamiya Spitfires are certainly the very best injected airplane kits ever produced. For modelers who want to take their Spitfires "to eleven", BarracudaCast has the parts you are looking for!


 

BR32008 1/32 Spitfire Starboard Cockpit Sidewall

(Pictured at top of page)

Designed to replace the kit lower sidewall for the Tamiya Spitfire VIII, IX, and XVI. This set also includes the missing remote contactor. The new resin sidewall has been molded with all the complex plumbing of the windscreen de-icer system, as well as the oxygen line. A number of other details have been added including new stringers with hollowed out ends and additional electrical wiring. The remote contactor, missing in the Tamiya kit, was fitted to all Spitfires until well into 1944. Full color detailed installation instructions round out this new set. This set can be modified to fit into any 1/32nd scale Spitfire kit, as the port sidewall remained virtually the same from Spitfire Mk. I through the Mk. 24, and all Seafire variants.


 

BR32009 1/32 Spitfire Z-Block 5 Spoke Mainwheel

 

 

This treaded tire was fitted to Australian Mk. V Spitfires, and any other Spitfire with 5 slot wheels that needed additional traction due to harsh operating conditions. This style of tread was referred to a Z-block, for the distinctive Z shaped tread blocks that wrapped onto the side walls.The tread pattern has been accurately depicted, including the narrow ribs that connected the blocks. A great looking pair of wheels that will set your Spitfire model apart. Designed for the Hasegawa and Hobby Boss Spitfire V kits.



BR32010 1/32 Spitfire Z-Block 4 Spoke Mainwheel

 

 

This treaded tire was fitted to Australian Mk. VIII Spitfires, and any other Spitfire with 4 slot wheels that needed additional traction due to harsh operating conditions. This style of tread was referred to a Z-block, for the distinctive Z shaped tread blocks that wrapped onto the side walls. The tread pattern has been accurately depicted, including the narrow ribs that connected the blocks. A great looking pair of wheels that will set your Spitfire model apart. Designed for the Tamiya and Pacific Coast Models Spitfire VIII kits.




The last two sets are for the Gloster Meteor in 1/48th scale. Note that these sets were originally available a number of years ago under the Cooper Details banner, and have been brought back by popular demand:

R48008 1/48 Meteor Small Bore Intake

 

 

A quick and easy upgrade for Classic Airframes' extremely nice and accurate kits of the postwar marks of the Gloster Meteor in 1/48. These seamless resin intakes are a direct replacement for the kit parts. Small bore intakes for the early Derwent powered Meteors were fitted to the following Meteors:

Mk. 4
Early F.8
Early T.7
Some NF.11-14 Nightfighters
Some TT.20s.

The intakes are based on careful measurements of actual intakes and are a big improvement over the kit parts as they are seamless and cast with an accurate intake throat not represented in the kit.



BR48009 1/48 Meteor Large Bore Intakes

 

 

quick and easy upgrade for Classic Airframes' extremely nice and accurate kits of the postwar marks of the Gloster Meteor in 1/48. These seamless resin intakes are a direct replacement for the kit parts. Large bore intakes for the later uprated Derwent powered Meteors were fitted to the following Meteors:

F.8
FR.9
PR.10
NF.11-14 Nightfighters
Late TT.20s

The intakes are based on careful measurements of actual intakes and are a big improvement over the kit parts as they are seamless and cast with an accurate intake throat not represented in the kit.

Thanks to BarracudaCast for the images and information


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This Page Created on 18 April, 2011
Last updated 19 April, 2011

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