Barrage Balloons Query

Started by Cobra, December 27, 2009, 10:54:48 PM

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Hey guys, Just Curious to know if there Are Any Models of Barrage Balloons are Available????? was Playing 'Secret Weapons over Normandy', in a Tutorial Mission, i had to Shoot down Barrage Balloons & it made me Wonder if There are Any out there. i'm looking for 1/72,1/48, or Whatever Scale that they might be in. Can Anyone help??? thanks for Looking. Dan


Umpteen years ago Formaplane made a 1/72 vacform WWII barrage baloon, and in a moment of madness I bought one.

It was pretty huge, badly moulded (as in both halves were DIFFERENT diameters...) and very VERY brittle for some reason. After a short life it broke, but I can't say I was that sad.

As Formaplane are long gone I doubt there's much hope of finding one, but you never know.......
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There are WWI Kite Balloons available in 1/144 scale from Skytrex. Set inc.s balloon, basket and winch lorry and a set of 2 mobile AA guns is available to go with it.

They also plan a 1/144 P-Type Zeppelin at £195 !

Both are currently on their "front page"

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How about making one?  If you can find a childs miniature rugby ball/ American football, and papier mâché over it so it's smooth, that would approximate a WW2 barrage balloon....happy hunting!!


I have the plans for one in 1/72 out of the Airfix RAF vehicles book, can e-mail if you want one, let me know.
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Glencoe do a "US Navy Blimp" which is a K Class airship from the 30's.  It's 1/330 & should work out reasonably well for a 1/72 Barrage Ballon with a little bit of conversion work to the tail.
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Quote from: thedarkmaster on December 28, 2009, 04:57:12 AM
I have the plans for one in 1/72 out of the Airfix RAF vehicles book, can e-mail if you want one, let me know.

I would like a copy please.
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'matador models' did a WW2 british type barrage balloon and support vehicles in resin a few years ago, i think it might stil be avaliable too

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