BarracudaCast BR 32020: Mercedes D.III/IIIa Intake Manifold

For: Wingnut Wings kit


 $7.95 MSRP


Scott Van Aken

This very neat upgrade piece from BarracudaCast is for the Wingnut Wings 1/32  Mercedes D.III/D.IIIa engine. It is an intake manifold and consists of two pieces. One is the manifold itself and the other is a wiring section used on some engines.

While it is designed for the Wingnut Wings kit, it can probably be used on Roden kits that use the same engine. The actual list of aircraft that used this engine is rather long but there is no lack of available kits.

The part comes with complete instructions on how to remove the part from the resin casting block and on installation. 

The resin is flawlessly cast and since BarracudaCast doesn't use mold release for its products, it is ready to paint. You'll also note that there is no mold seam to clean up; only the area where it attaches to the pour stubs.

If you are spending the loot for the big WWI aircraft kits, you might as well spend a bit more for this great upgrade piece.

My thanks to BarracudaCast for the review set. Visit them at for more info and to order your set.

June 2012

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