Barracuda Studios | BR32426: 1/32 Hawker Hurricane 4 Slot Wheels
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 1/32 scale Hawker Hurricane kits. The moulded-in hubs are of the 4-slot variety.
The rear side of the hub features subtle bolt details, and the tyres themselves have fully-legible manufacture details moulded in.
Also included are separate parts for the wheel uplock lugs, which according to the instructions, are used to lock the wheel into the wheel bay when in the fully retracted position. A spare is included in case you're as clumsy as I am, which is a thoughtful touch. Note that they need to be installed at a specific angle, which is detailed in the instructions.
A small folded sheet of instructions is included, comprising descriptive text, photos, and diagrams. They tell you all you need to know to get the most out of this simple upgrade set.
This set is a no-brainer for someone looking to build any of the extant 1/32 scale Hurricane kits, since even the best of them suffer from less-than-stellar wheels. And if, like me, you're saddled with a stack of Revell Hurricane kits that you still intent to build, then you'll need more than one set!
Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2020
This review was published on Saturday, July 25 2020; Last modified on Saturday, July 25 2020