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Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:33:40 pm »


So I won this on ebay (been wanting it for ages) was a bit worried it might be a glue bomb as it was already started (wasn't packaged very well as lots of bit broken off) luckily nothing that can't be fixed, it's (so far anyway) quite easy to dismantle. I'm looking forward to this.
The person who built it didn't paint anything just glued it together so no worries about incompatible paints, although it's not a glue bomb there's still a fare amount of glue to get rid o[





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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 10:11:25 pm »

Looking forward to this build along with your unique touch  :-))
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2021, 05:20:15 am »


  Why was it called a "Balloon car" ?
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2021, 06:26:03 am »

It's job was to follow air balloons and collect the customers when it landed.
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2021, 06:52:47 am »

 
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2021, 09:02:09 am »

Or crashed  {-)
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2021, 10:48:16 am »

Here is a bit of useless information I garnered, reading about the Balloon Car.
The rear fenders were originally made of leather, so that they would not get scratched up when the basket was hauled on and off the vehicle.

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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2021, 11:30:18 am »

Hi, are you going to power it or is it a static model ?
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2021, 02:17:09 pm »

It's going to be static Paul
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2021, 09:33:36 pm »

Hi all well the Rolls needs far more work than first thought (not strictly authentic but I've decided the bolts and nuts were gold plated just to add a bit of interest) there is a major problem that the brackets which hold the fuel tank are broken off and the parts are not in the box (in fact on closer inspection there are lots of broken parts and missing bits but hopefully nothing I can't make.










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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 08:55:04 pm »

More progress on the Rolls, don't show to well in the pics but I love the seats best leather effect I've managed so far.







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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2021, 09:18:58 pm »

Hello Kpnuts,
wow I remember building this45/50 years ago plus the Fire engine and steam roller and Traction engine.
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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 08:47:58 pm »


Everyone keeps asking me how I did the seats heres how, first sand coloured background


Then light coats of satin black till you can just see the sand under it.


Then polish the satin till the sand shows through.


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Re: Bandai 1/16 Rolls Royce Balloon Car
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:33:42 pm »

There is so much missing in this kit it may end up being bin fodder, lots missing from engine, lots missing broken or glued in the wrong orientation.
The silver lady is missing to be honest I wonder if it's worth the effort or if I have the skills.
It definitely wasn't a bargain.






One of the chrome strips is missing from the bottom of the bonnet
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