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Bandai 1:16 Rolls Royce 1908 Silver Ghost Balloon Car

Kit / Model  

Rolls Royce 1908 Silver Ghost Balloon Car

Manufacturer  

Entex

Item Code  

N/A

Scale  

1/16

Description  

Most awesome kit I've had the pleasure of building. Originally produced by Bandai, later released by Entex, now out of production. Made in Japan. Has 346+ parts, very detailed - some notable features of the kit:

- Wheels are not plastic molded. Jigs and black vinyl thread are provided for hand-lacing the spokes, for utmost fidelity.

- Some plastic parts were molded to simulate wood, both color and grain, and is incredibly realistic.

The following modifications were made during the build:

- Used #26 gauge wire for the spokes instead of supplied vinyl thread, so it can be painted (white)

- Replaced plastic lamp handles with brass wire

- Hand-fashioned headlight bulbs, otherwise you see an empty cavity in front headlights!

- Added copper piping to gas tank valves

- Replaced molded air valves in the wheel, with metal stubs

- Added inner handle to left passenger door

- Ample use of metal tape throughout

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http://golife.awardspace.com/gallery/royce-balloon.html

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Category  

Cars

Project status  

Finished

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by: Peter Go (pgo) on 2011-09-20 - 11:09

Hello my friend Mario! It's gr8 to hear from you. The wheel rims were first spray painted white before adding the spokes. Once spokes are installed I airbrushed them. The paint does not bond to the spokes well so I have to handle with care, else they flake off. Take care!

by: Mario Covalski (marioc) on 2011-09-20 - 00:47

Hi Peter, beautiful work, congrats! I love the wheels and the bonet, how did you paint it?