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  1. busnproplinerfan, I think at this rate it would be easier if all of us searching for the fabled FROG, NOVO etc etc Herald kit club together and make new moulds between us!! Good luck in your search anyway...and I hope your wallets fat enough!
  2. Hi Graham, I've just had a good look at Herald drawings on the 'net and can see exactly where you're coming from with the nacelle having that 'offset' with the extra 'meat' on the inside of said nacelle. Through health reasons I'm not currently in a position to do any modelling but at least I can have a look at drawings to see if there is any chance of making such a conversion work. Yes, Zebra's excellent build here and talking to you about back in the day at 'Pages has certainly planted a seed in my mind!
  3. Graham Boak, many thanks for that very useful information. I could well imagine that the 'Pages design team would have obviously wanted to keep any design changes between the original four-engined- and the later two-engined aircraft to a minimum, so it does indeed sound like there would be a fair bit of work to be done to 'fatten' the outboard side of the 'ex-F-27' nacelle, complete with 'dog-legging the undercarriage installation....my head hurts! And actually, I've just found a super photo of the Herald's offset undercarriage instalation in an 'inverted plan' photo. All I've got to do is wor
  4. Thanks for your help and guidance gentlemen. It sounds like a 'reasonable' (to my eyes!) facsimile of the Herald might be doable. I'll have a play with some drawings, place a finger in the air and take it from there. It probably won't get passed this scrutinising stage but I thrive on the 'what if'/'soldier on' scenarios, so I'll see how it goes. I'd be a very happy man if I was able to finish one to the same quality of Zebra's featured here!
  5. That's a very interesting point Graham, and being a longer fuse', the world is your oyster for shortening to other marks etc. Do I assume then that the profiles and lumps and bumps are accurate? And of course, were back to spending megabucks for those ex-FROG, Novo etc....if you can find them...
  6. Yes, I did think so Zebra! Probably the rantings of an old and senile chap who once converted and part scratch built the old 1:32 scale Matchbox DH Venom into a Vampire T11 so.....you can see I like a challenge! As Eric MC says, someone, somewhere must have the moulds, and even if they only represented an early pre-production version, I'd love to get my teeth into it!! Any kit donations gratefully received....
  7. Bravo to an excellent build of this now very rare kit, Zebra! Absolutely first class and authentic dazzling finish too. Having seen that if you're lucky enough to find one of these rare Herald kits nowadays it'll cost an arm and a leg, I just wonder if there's a way of converting the old Airfix or Italeri Fokker Friendship kits into a Herald? Ok, so it may be a mammoth project with heaps of scratch building here and re-profiling there but I just wonder....at least you'd have the twin Darts on a reasonably similar wing, plus the tailplanes for a start, then you'd probably have to fatten
  8. I've just had to go back into this to drool over that fantastic build and finish....how you got such a perfect circular finish on those rivets around the cowling and also the bolt heads on the engine crankcase are beyond me...obviously my elderly eyeballs need a change! Bravo Sir.
  9. What a truly fantastic finish you've got there Duncan B, and as others have stated above, that engine looks top class and real enough to fire up! I've got one of these in my quite ancient of stashes so I'll be digging the kit out soon... Many thanks for sharing.
  10. You obviously have some very good knowledge there Eric Mc. Your mention of the differing variants and their changes is very welcome. It would seem that the chances of anyone obtaining a decent 1:72 kit look very slim though. Your Welsh Models kit looks fantastic - a great scale finish to it too. Though I hate to admit defeat, maybe I'll have to have the scale and go with the Welsh Models too... The build here is coming along a treat and makes for some very useful debate!
  11. Yep, will let you know if anything comes up trumps. My problem is, if nothing comes up soon I'll go off the proverbial boil for the Herald and lose interest! I've had this burning ambition to make this kit now for soooo long and gone up loads of dead ends that I wonder if the kit ever did exist! This is fast becoming another case of the old FROG BOAC VC-10 kit with LIGHTS. So rare that I've only ever modelled it the once back in early-teen days...and that's a lonnnnng time ago now! Like I said, I'm scouring everywhere for this Herald, so if I come across some I'll let you know.
  12. PS...Busnproplinerfan, if I do come across any, I'll let you know. Finger's crossed then...
  13. Many thanks for that info busnproplinerfan. You might well be thinking of the Maquette version, which I think gets mentioned elsewhere above. Trouble is though, I think even that version is as rare as the proverbial 'rocking horse's s...!!
  14. I know that this message is coming to you literally YEARS after the event but I've been scouring the WORLD trying to find a 1:72 (or bigger?!!) Herald as finished so beautifully here. I don't know if I'm doing all sorts of wrongs by asking this here, but does ANYONE know where I could find one ANYWHERE?! Many thanks, Fazzman
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