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The Long Build05/01/2016 17:55:41
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Came across this site the other day, he seems to list it as available. ( seems to be a bit of an Archivist)


Tony Hadley14/01/2016 12:47:33
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Good article in the February 2016 magazine about a build (by Stephen Day) of Vic's Pirana design - and I thought my models took a long time to build!

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Colin Bishop14/01/2016 13:04:44
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I have put up the Pirana article as a feature on the website - link is on home page.


Paul T14/01/2016 13:46:44
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The Pirana article is well worth reading.

The Long Build01/02/2016 16:50:14
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Posted by Tony Hadley on 17/09/2015 09:03:08:

Nice find Larry, have you also got Sea Rider in your archive?


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Apparently I do !!


Edited By The Long Build on 01/02/2016 16:50:57

Tony Hadley01/02/2016 21:28:09
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Your archive is a real treasure trove. Who knows what next - will be posting 'Lorena', the missing one from the series of five ladies names beginning with 'Lor'. Lorelei, Lorette, Lorosa and Lorraine were the other four. I can remember Colin saying in a post some time ago this one went astray before 1975.

If anyone has the plan for this in archive, please give me first refusal to buy or loan this plan. The magazine item was from October 1958 Model Maker magazine and the plan number was MM526.

The Long Build01/02/2016 22:06:41
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I can't see any record that there was a plan with that issue ?

Tony Hadley01/02/2016 22:51:56
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Sorry for the poor description in the previous post Larry. Lorena was only ever sold as a plan in the plans service, but the accompanying magazine item was featured in the October 1958 Model Maker.

Looking at the two plans Wind Rider and Sea Rider, they were neat little designs, but time-expired I think.

Tony Hadley02/02/2016 09:33:31
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Looking at the models which Vic designed for TV programmes, other than Wind Rider and Sea Rider, a later design was Oil Rig support vessel Ulsterman. Came as a free plan in the back of the book which accompanied the 1985 Ulster and Channel 4 TV series Model Magic. The plan for this small easy build model is over a few pages..

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Tony Hadley21/02/2016 19:12:46
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Found these three clips of Moonglow (MM800) on youtube. The third clip mentions Antares, but reading the text identifies it to be Moonglow.




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