Top Gear Triumph Herald

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  1. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    This is a model from the UK TV show Top Gear of James May's Herald amphibious car?.Pre-coloured-cut and using a system of slots and tabs to secure it.This was a wonderful fun gift I received out of the blue and was a lot of fun to build,except for the wheels which were pigs,The tab and slots worked well by and large although I will probably glue some of them later. This came as a set of 3 the others being the Damper Van and the Toyboata. Good fun. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl3bsL7Nbnk the real beasties!

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  2. paulhbell

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    Looks cool, but it's not sinking!!
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    doctormaxart New Member

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    bit high in the water if I remember episode ;)
  4. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    The You Tube link is to the actual challenge and you will see that the Herald was the only one that didn't sink!!:mrgreen: as for the waterline I was just mucking about with a blue carrier bag so I didn't really look into it!
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    peter taft Senior Member

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    Way cooooooooooooool my old mate :thumb:. I saw this episode when first transmitted and a lot of their others too. Nice build, and like the water effect :thumb: Are you making the other vehicles too ?
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    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    yeah at some point
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    But it sank trying to get over to France, it didn't get out of the harbour. So did the dampervan. All the guys sailed across the Channel in Clarkson's Toyboata.
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    That Is a first a Herald papercraft :) now how to get rid of captain slows modifications :)
    now all I would need is a Triumph Spitfire one to match :)
    Carl
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    Where does one get these ?
    err please & TIA
    Some nutter who owns a Herald in Oz!
  12. Gixergs

    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    I was given them as a gift so I don't know where all I can suggest is maybe Amazon or if you can the BBC website might have them in their store.Good luck hunting!
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    Will have to look for that :) Well timmed as the crossing a lake episode has just finished on bbc 3 :) Should be on Iplayer soon with any luck :)
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    I'll have to look back at my directory, but I think it was an episode about 2-3 yrs ago.
    & as funny as hell, How 3 so called intelligent *&^ could stuff up simple things like blocking radiators etc, is beyond me.
    But I guess if they did it in a sensible way it would only be another boring car show!
    Tony sth Oz
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    peter taft Senior Member

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    Hey Phil... just thought i'd ask if you are still going to be putting the other models in this thread... i was kinda looking forward to seeing them :wave:
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    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Pete yep I will but at the moment have found some shinier toys to play with courtesy of Mr Pilsworth.:thumb:
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    peter taft Senior Member

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    Oooooooooooooh Mr Tease aims to please :twisted: Is it the 88 - the Gnat or... or...:p Good old Gary :thumb: So i will wait patiently while you are busy with the other builds mate.. Post 'em soon..... PLEASE :mrgreen:
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    Gixergs Well-Known Member

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    I shall try my friend but you know how quick Gary is with his designs,and Old 66 is on her way!!
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    Way Cooooooooool - can't wait :twisted:
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    James May went to my school. He was two years younger than me. A bit of a pratt, even then.