June 2012 - 5 new releases from Barracuda Studios

Information supplied by Roy Sutherland

Barracuda Studios is proud to announce the release of 5 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 Friday, June 8th.

 

These sets are intended for the superb new Tamiya P-51D Mustang in 1/32nd scale, but will improve any kit of any variant of the P-51 family, including the A-36 Apache and all of the Allison engined Mustangs as well. The first 4 sets consist of resin tires in 4 different tread patterns to replace the soft rubber tires found in the Tamiya kit. For those not building the Tamiya Mustang, we also offer a separate set of resin wheel hubs matched to these new tires that will allow their use with any kit of the Mustang in this scale. These tires have been thoroughly researched and matched to period photos of real tire patterns on Mustangs flying in WWII. Thanks to Mustang expert Christian Alamy for his help in the researching of these new products.

   

BR32029 - P-51 Mustang Diamond Tread Tires

This set contains new, more accurate diamond tread tires that directly replace the tires in the Tamiya kit. The problem with the soft vinyl tires in the kit is that the seams are very difficult to remove, and they tend to attract dirt and dust. These seamless resin parts have superb tread detail, with 7 diamonds in a single row to match the period photos, and are both sandable and paintable. Four styles are available, and you can even mix and match them, as was common practice on the real aircraft. For modelers building an A-36 Apache or P-51A,B,C,D or K from Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Dragon, Hobbycraft or Monogram, you will need our resin wheel hubs 32034 as well.

BR32030 - P-51 Mustang Oval Tread Pattern Tires

This set contains new oval tread pattern tires that directly replace the tires in the Tamiya kit. The problem with the soft vinyl tires in the kit is that the seams are very difficult to remove, and they tend to attract dirt and dust. These seamless resin parts have superb tread detail based on wartime photos of real tires including the very subtle ovals on the sidewalls, and are both sandable and paintable. Four styles are available, and you can even mix and match them, as was common practice on the real aircraft. For modelers building an A-36 Apache or P-51A,B,C,D or K from Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Dragon, Hobbycraft or Monogram, you will need our resin wheel hubs 32034 as well.

BR32031 - P-51 Mustang Octagonal Tread Tires

This set contains new hexagonal tread pattern tires that directly replace the tires in the Tamiya kit. The problem with the soft vinyl tires in the kit is that the seams are very difficult to remove, and they tend to attract dirt and dust. These seamless resin parts have superb tread detail, and are both sandable and paintable. Four styles are available, and you can even mix and match them, as was common practice on the real aircraft. For modelers building an A-36 Apache or P-51A,B,C,D or K from Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Dragon, Hobbycraft or Monogram, you will need our resin wheel hubs 32034 as well.

BR32032 - P-51 Mustang Block Tread Tires

This set contains new staggered block tread pattern tires that directly replace the tires in the Tamiya kit. The problem with the soft vinyl tires in the kit is that the seams are very difficult to remove, and they tend to attract dirt and dust. These seamless resin parts have superb tread detail, and are both sandable and paintable. Four styles are available, and you can even mix and match them, as was common practice on the real aircraft. For modelers building an A-36 Apache or P-51A,B,C,D or K from Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Dragon, Hobbycraft or Monogram, you will need our resin wheel hubs 32034 as well.

BR32034 - P-51 Mustang Mainwheel Hubs

This set contains a pair of accurate resin main wheel hubs designed to fit our resin tires, for those not building the Tamiya P-51 kit. For modelers building an A-36 Apache or P-51A,B,C,D or K from Hasegawa, Trumpeter, Dragon, Hobbycraft or Monogram and using our resin tires BR32029, BR32030, BR32031, BR32032. These hubs are not intended for the Tamiya kit, as the mounting to the gear leg is different, although you could modify the Tamiya gear legs to fit these resin hubs if you so desired.

All 5 sets are currently in production, and we are taking orders now at our website.

Happy modelling!  Roy

This article created on Saturday, June 09 2012; Last modified on Saturday, June 09 2012