Tempest V Nose Correction and Accessories
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Roy Sutherland has sent the following information and images of their newest releases in Barracuda Studios' range of accessories, available now:
Barracuda Studios is proud to announce the new Tempest Nose Correction set for the Special Hobby Tempest. I have a special place in my heart for the Hawker Tempest, so I'm very excited to see what you guys will do with these sets!
Don't forget our other Tempest upgrade parts are also in stock and ready to dress up your kit. Our resin wheel sets for the Tempest are the only accurately proportioned ones on the market. Note the very cool block tread tyres on this postwar Target Tug Tempest. Fancy a post war build? We've got you covered!
BR32334 - Tempest V Nose Correction Set
USD$24.95 - http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32334
This set is designed to correct the nose, radiator, prop and spinner on the otherwise superb Special Hobby Tempest V. The problem with the kit nose is that the spinner baseplate diameter is too big by about 2 inches. This throws out the taper of the forward cowling.
The radiator opening is also too big. This causes problems with the shape of the radiator housing.
The spinner also has some shape issues, which we have fixed with an all new spinner. The kit prop blades have also been replaced by a more accurate set.
The new nose is cast in one piece for ease of installation, and the fine riveted surface detail has been replicated (no easy task!). Our reference came from the highly respected Arthur Bentley Tempest drawings, as well as measurements from original Hawker drawings of the Tempest V nose and spinner. Set also includes a prop alignment jig and full color, illustrated instructions.
A real improvement to the accuracy of an otherwise great kit.
Thanks to Anthony Galbraith and Kerry Carlyle for their excellent work on the nose and spinner patterns.
Additional pattern work by Roy Sutherland.
BR32140 - Typhoon, Tempest Series 1 Mainwheels
USD$8.95 - http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32140
The first ever accurate Typhoon style mainwheels, created from careful measurements of surviving wheels and study of period photos.
Super detailed, accurate resin 5-slot wheels fitted to most Hawker Typhoons and Series 1 Tempest Mk Vs. Designed to fit the Revell and MDC Typhoon, as well as the PCM and Special Hobby Tempests.
Pattern by Gerry Moss.
BR32124 - 32" 4-Slot Tempest Mainwheels - Smooth Tread 1/32 scale
USD$8.95 - http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32124
This set consists of a pair of super detailed, accurate resin main wheels with smooth tires as fitted to Hawker Tempest V, Series II and later variants, such as the MK II and Mk VI, when operating primarily from grass or unimproved airfields.
Designed for all 1:32 Tempest kits, as well as wartime prototypes of the Martin Baker MB 5, Firebrand and DH Hornet.
Thanks to Kerry Carlyle, Steve Long and the Camden Museum of Aviation, Dave Collins and Chris Thomas for their help in making these wheels accurate.
Designed by Master Mike and Roy Sutherland.
BR32125 - 32" 4-Slot Mainwheels - Staggered Block Tread
USD$8.95 - http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32125
This set consists of a pair of super detailed, accurate resin main wheels with staggered block tire tread as fitted to many British postwar aircraft when operating primarily from concrete runways or carrier decks.
Hawker Tempest (all variants postwar)
Fairey Firefly (all variants postwar)
de Havilland Hornet and Sea Hornet (all variants)
Blackburn Firebrand (postwar)
Martin Baker MB5
For all kits of these aircraft. Thanks to Kerry Carlyle, Steve Long and the Camden Museum of Aviation, Dave Collins and Chris Thomas for their help in making these wheels accurate. Designed by Master Mike and Roy Sutherland.
BR32142 - Typhoon and Tempest seat with Backpad
USD$7.95 - http://barracudacals.com/proddetail.php?prod=BR32142
This set features a super detailed, accurate resin seat with quilted backpad. Even the open seat back and supporting springs are represented. Created from close study of an actual seat. For the PCM and the new Special Hobby Tempest kits.
Also perfect for the 1/32 Revell Typhoon.
Designed by Kerry Carlyle.
These sets are all now up on the Barracuda Studios website and available for sale.
Happy modelling! Roy
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