DH Hornet Main Wheels
Smooth Tyres and Block Tread Tyres
BarracudaCast, 1/72 scale
Reviewed by Brett Green
At last! How long has the modelling community been barracking for a new set of 1/72 scale replacement wheels for deHavilland Hornet kits?
Oh, what, never?
One of the advantages of owning a model accessory company is you can ocassionally indulge youself with a pet project. I humbly suggest that might be the case here. I reckon Roy might be a bit of a Hornet fancier and that is why we find ourselves with not just one, but two jewel-like Hornet replacement main wheel sets in 1/72 scale.
Regardless of the motivation though, these will be essential updates for any 1/72 scale Hornet kit.
BarracudaCast has released two new sets of 1/72 scale resin replacement wheels for any Hornet or Sea Hornet kit, day fighter or night fighter. A choice of smooth and block tread is offered.
I believe that these wheels will also be applicable for the fiollowing additional aircraft:
Hawker Tempest (all variants postwar)
Fairey Firefly (all variants postwar)
Blackburn Firebrand (postwar)
Martin Baker MB5
Fairey Barracuda Mk V
The new resin wheels are beautifully detailed. Recessed radial tread and raised lettering is especially impressive, and detail throughout is crisp.
Each wheel is supplied with the bottom of the tyres subtly bulged and flattened.
Casting and detail is up to BarracudaCast's usual superlative standards on all my samples too.
Specifically, the two replacement resin wheels sets are:
BR72443 - DH Hornet Main Wheels with Smooth Tyres
BR72443 - DH Hornet Main Wheels with Block Tread
These are both simple yet highly desirable finishing touches for your post-war Tempests, Firebrands, MBs5 and Fireflies, Fairey Barracudas and of course deHavilland Hornets.
Both Highly Recommended.
Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the images and information
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