Roy from Barracuda Studios has sent us pictures and info on the new sets they have released to suit some well-known 48th, 32nd and even 24th scale aircraft that will have a lot of modellers rubbing their hands together. Let’s see what’s new at Barracuda Studios…
Barracuda Studios new items for June 2015
Barracuda Studios are proud to announce 8 new products. They are all up on the website and ready for sale.
Starting out with 3 sets in 1/48th scale for the gorgeous Eduard Spitfire VIII/IX and soon to be released XVI kits. For the 1/32nd scale modeller, they have some badly needed Bearcat wheels designed to replace the Trumpeter kit wheels. For the 1/24th scale aficionado, new seats for the Airfix Typhoon kit.
Lastly, our first item in a line of Barracuda Swag. This high quality mouse pad will class up any joint!
Spitfire Mk IX Seamless Upper Cowling.
This set contains one seamless one piece upper cowling for the Eduard Spitfire Mk VIII and IX kits. The kit cowling is moulded in two parts. Assembling them and sanding out the seam without destroying all that incredibly fine rivet and fastener detail is very fussy and time consuming work. We've done that for you. A simple, one piece, drop-fit replacement part that helps you get on to the fun part! Also perfect for conversions to Mk.s VII, X and XI.
Spitfire Mk XVI Seamless Upper Cowling.
This set contains one seamless one piece upper cowling for the Eduard Spitfire Mk XVI kit. This cowling is subtly bulged to clear the American-built Packard Merlin engines fitted the XVI. The kit cowling is moulded in two parts. Assembling them and sanding out the seam without destroying all that incredibly fine rivet and fastener detail is very fussy and time consuming work. We've done that for you. A simple, one piece, drop-fit replacement part that helps you get on to the fun part!
Spitfire Mk IX Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade.
This set contains highly accurate and detailed replacement resin parts for the cockpit door, gunsight, stick, throttle and retract quadrants, and seat with moulded-in belts. Also included is a new clear film with much improved instrument dials and a sheet of cockpit stencil decals. It is designed to install quickly and easily in the Eduard Spitfire Mk IX, but can be adapted to any other 48th scale Spitfire IX as well. Master patterns by Roy Sutherland.
F8F-1 Bearcat wheels.
Accurate early mainwheels with diamond tread tires and slotted hubs on F8F-1s, including French AF and Blue Angels. Separate calliper, rear brake ring and hubcap allow the internal structure of the wheel to be visible on the assembled wheel. For the Trumpeter Bearcat kits. 1:32 scale. Master patterns by Michael O'Hare.
F8F-2 Late Bearcat Wheels
Accurate late style mainwheels with ribbed tires and cast hubs fitted to F8F-2s, including USN, USMC, most Warbirds and Air Racers. These wheels have also been fitted to some modern Warbird Wildcats. Separate brake rings and callipers add extra relief and detail. Fits all Bearcat kits. 1:48 scale. Master patterns by Michael O'Hare.
Hawker Typhoon Seat - No Belts
Accurate, detailed one piece resin seat with detailed back pad complete with stitching. Seat has added detail such as seams, rivets, strengthening plates and ribs, thinned edges for scale look, and leather guard in the seat pan. The seat is the most visible part of any cockpit. A quick and easy upgrade.
Hawker Typhoon Seat with Late Belts
Contains a one piece resin seat with much extra detail such as rivets, seams, strengthening plates and ribs and leather guard. Seat also features a moulded-in accurate late war Q-style harness. The harness is moulded in high relief with a slight undercut to make painting a pleasure. As fitted to most latter production Bubbletop Typhoons.
Mossie Mouse pad
This high quality mouse pad features a 1/8" thick, heavy duty rubber base with a tightly woven polyester fabric surface. It delivers high speed mousing performance for those marathon Barracuda Studios ordering sessions! The image features a Mosquito PR XVI of 544 Squadron RAF in July of 1944, wearing full D-Day Invasion striping.