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Grumman AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels

BarracudaCast 1/48 Grumman AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2016 Manufacturer BarracudaCast
Subject Grumman AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48261 Media Resin
Pros Beautiful detail update for your SH kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $7.95

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 nicely cast set of main landing gear wheels for the Special Hobby 1/48 AF-2S/W Guardian kit.

Grumman AF-2S/W Guardian Mainwheels

This set renders the main wheel hubs used on both Guardian variants and corrects the incorrect hub pattern provided in the Special Hobby kit (six spokes versus eight). This set will also update the Collect-Aire kit's wheels as well. This set also includes a set of paint masks to make the job of painting much easier.

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!