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Spitfire Mk.VIII Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade

BarracudaCast 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2015 Manufacturer BarracudaCast
Subject Spitfire Mk.VIII Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48195 Media Resin
Pros Beautiful detail update for your favorite kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

Barracuda Studios produces a growing line of resin details under the BarracudaCast brand to compliment their BarracudaCals decal line. In this release, we have a 'snapshot upgrade' which provides the most visible cockpit details with enhanced features for your favorite 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII kit.

Spitfire Mk.VIII Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade

This set provides a choice of two pilot's seats with two different harness restraints molded in place, a separate cockpit entry door, landing gear retract quadrant, two types of throttle quadrant, two types of gun sights, an instrument panel dial set printed on clear acetate, and a set of cockpit stencils/placards on the decal sheet.

This set will work with any 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII including the Hasegawa, Eduard, and ICM kits. For a look at these parts and other options from Barracuda Studios, stop by their website at

My sincere thanks to Barracuda Studios for this review sample!