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1/16 Bandai 1966 Lola Red Ball Indy Winner

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  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
1/16 Bandai 1966 Lola Red Ball Indy Winner
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 6:18 PM

I built this car a few years ago but never shared it here in the forum, no real reason, just forgot. I hope you all do not mind me sharing it now (?).

The original kit had around 30 parts, this one now has over 230 parts. The original kit was more "toy" like, with a electric motor (inside the engine case) and batteries where the cockpit is now. Every kit part was modified in some way. The entire front suspension and bulkhead, cockpit, rear suspension, exhaust, and majority of the engine was scratch built based on web research. Materials used included brass rod, aluminum tubing, plastic sheet and tube, solder, lead foil, hardware store parts, hobby lobby jewelry parts, etc.

Michael from "Indycals" worked with me to produce the decals. He still sells them now in various scales. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Your comments are encouraged....

Ben

 

  • Member since
    December, 2006
Posted by hachirokami on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:07 AM
Wow... Man, the level of detail is something else. Excellent work.
  • Member since
    March, 2016
Posted by davethewalker on Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:52 AM
Great well detailed build of a rare kit, one which i have never seen.
  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:16 PM

Basically, you created a model kit, short of doing the body. What an incredible job you did.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 8:45 PM

Dang Ben...you did a KILLER job on this kit. I have the same kit and I'm hear to tell everyone....this is an outstanding build! Great Job....

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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