Barracuda Studios | BR32030 P-51 Mustang Oval Tread Pattern Tires
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
A recent release from BarracudaCast is this accessory for the Tamiya 1/32nd P-51 kits. The set includes two mainwheel tires proper for the WWII era cast in single parts. No instruction sheet is included, and is not needed. These tires include the oval tread pattern. The tires are meant to replace the vinyl tires in the Tamiya kit and simply fit inside the kit rims. I do not think they will work well on other manufacturer's kits.
The tires have smooth sidewalls, and the tread is cast very crisply. I have given a part of a tire a dark wash to better show the tread pattern. The tires need to be sawed from the casting block, creating a small flat spot to rest the wheels on. There is also some thin film to clean off.
In conclusion, these tires are beautifully done. They will look great on the kit and they should take a minimum amount of work to fit.
Thanks to BarracudaCast for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2014
This review was published on Saturday, January 11 2014; Last modified on Wednesday, February 24 2016