Barracuda Studios | BR24325: 1:24 Scale Bf 109G 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 Trumpeter's 1/24 scale Bf 109G kit.
The wheels feature ribbed hubs and ribbed tyres, and are designed to replace the soft vinyl parts in the Trumpeter kit. They feature some beautiful detail, being crisply moulded with no discernible casting flaws. If your eyesight is good enough, you can even make out the inscription on the side walls!
No instruction sheet is included with this set, but it should be a straightforward plug'n'play replacement for the kit parts. Care will need to be taken while removing the casting blocks from the wheels themselves, but the process should present no significant problems. The tyres are not bulged, but once removed, the location of the casting blocks provides an excellent opportunity to create a realistic flat spot on each tyre.
This is a simple replacement set for Trumpeter's kit wheels, and for those of us who don't like vinyl tyres, it's also a welcome one. The detail is fantastic and the production quality second to none, making this set very easy to recommend to anybody who has one of Trumpeter's 1/24 scale Bf 109G kits.
Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the review sample.
© Kevin Futter 2017
This review was published on Wednesday, September 06 2017; Last modified on Wednesday, September 06 2017