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Tempest Smooth-Tread Wheels

BarracudaCast 1/48 Tempest Smooth-Tread Wheels First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2019 Manufacturer BarracudaCast
Subject Tempest Smooth-Tread Wheels Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48402 Media Resin
Pros Beautiful molding! 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. This release renders a nice pair of main gear wheels for the Eduard 1/48 series 1 Tempest in 1/48th scale. This set provides smooth tires on five-spoke hubs.

Tempest Smooth-Tread Wheels

These wheels provide modestly weighted tires and as usual, the casting detail is sharp and free of air bubbles or other problems. 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!