Barracuda Studios | BR32409: 1/32 Lancaster Main Wheels - Smooth Tire

Reviewed by Kevin Futter

Barracuda Studios continues to expand its BarracudaCast range of resin upgrade and detail sets with a new set of replacement wheels for HK Model's 1/32 scale Lancaster kit. Quoting from Barracuda's product information:

This set contains accurate resin mainwheels with smooth tires, detailed hubs, and fine tire beading. Smooth tires were fitted to the almost all Lancasters during WWII. This set also corrects some noticeable errors with the HK models wheels, which are wrong in cross section and the hubs are lacking both depth and detail. An easy and very noticeable upgrade for the 1:32 HK Models kits.

This is a very simple set, consisting only of two beautifully detailed and cast one-piece Lancaster wheels:

The first thing you notice is how huge they are! The photo below, with one of the wheels posed next to a DSLR lens cap, gives you an idea:

Hub detail is superb, as is the fine beading that surrounds it:

As advertised, there is no tread on the tyres in this set:


A simple set, executed perfectly. These wheels represent a worthwhile improvement over the kit parts, and certainly won't go unnoticed on the model!

Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the review sample.

© Kevin Futter 2019

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This review was published on Sunday, October 13 2019; Last modified on Sunday, October 13 2019