Hi Guys. The last few months have been a really busy time here at Barracuda Studios. Yes, the blog has been pretty quiet, but it sometimes comes down to a choice between working on new stuff and talking about working on new stuff.
The result of all this work is a bonanza of new resin sets in 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. 14 new products in all; seven in 1/48th scale and seven in 1/32nd scale.
The 1/48th scale products are designed for the Grand Phoenix or AZ Models Fairey Firefly Mk I and the Trumpeter Hawker Sea Fury FB. 11:
BR48001 Firefly Mk. I Prop and Spinner
BR48002 Firefly Mk. I Cannon Barrels
BR48003 Firefly Mk. I Early Wheels
BR48004 Firefly Mk. I Late Wheels
BR48005 Firefly Mk. I Vacform Canopy
BR48006 Sea Fury Mainwheels and Tailwheel
BR48007 Sea Fury 90 Gallon Droptanks
The 1/32nd scale parts are designed for the spectacular Tamiya Spitfire Mk IX and their newly released Spitfire Mk VIII kits. These parts will also significantly upgrade the PCM Spitfire IX kits. Most of these parts can be used with the Mk I and V Spitfires in 1/32nd scale. they consist of:
BR32001 Spitfire Seat with Leather Backpad
BR32002 Spitfire Cockpit Door with Separate Crowbar
BR32003 Spitfire Cockpit Upgrade Set
BR32004 Spitfire IX Rocker Covers with Logos
BR32005 Spitfire 5-Slot Mainwheels
BR32006 Spitfire 4-Slot Mainwheels
BR32007 Spitfire Gun Covers with Wide Blister
Shipping on all products will begin on Tuesday. There is a bit of a backlog due to some delays in packaging and decals, but I hope to have everyone's order shipped by the end of the week.
Starting up a whole new product line is a big job, and there are often a number of logistical issues to be resolved, and this time was not much different. That's about all for tonight, but I have a whole number of new projects and products all coming together over the next few weeks and months, so you can count on a good number of blog entries , especially leading up to the IPMS/USA nationals in Phoenix next month.
I will post again in the next day or two with more new product announcements. Between now and August 8th, you can expect at least 8 new decal sheets. All will be available for sale (if all goes to plan) at the show.
I have been a modeler since the age of 6, and a professional modelmaker for the last 24 years. I have worked in a number of model shops in the SF bay area, including Industrial Light and Magic (credits include Star Wars Episode II), and M5 Studios (where they film Mythbusters). I have worked for Toy Companies such as Worlds of Wonder, Galoob, and 21st Century Toys, where I was in charge of the development of the entire product line. Most recently, I have done some contract work at Image Movers Digital, Kerner Optical, and Fonco, as well as running Barracuda Studios, which produce the decal line BarracudaCals, the resin line BarracudaCast, and the publication line BarracudaGraphs.