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Doug Thost
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Grunau Baby Glider, 1/48 Special Hobby

November 26, 2022 · in Aviation · · 10 · 0.8K

Another gift for my dad... harking back to his gliding days in South Australia in the 1950's. He declared this his favourite aeroplane ever, and he even managed to get his "Silver C" in this aircraft: 5 hours aloft. This was back in the day when gliders didn't even need to be registered in Australia. Dad even met Schneider, one of the original designers of the Grunau who emigrated to Australia, like my father, and kept building and refining the design.

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  1. Another amazing build, Doug! A subject not often seen built.
    Really great to include your Father's pics.

  2. Very beautiful. Lifelike. Almost feel like tapping my finger to the fabric to hear the drum sound. Drives past the airfield in Gawler north of Adelaide every now and then, very active bunch of pilots soaring around on the weekends.

  3. Lovely model, and a great tribute to your dad.

  4. Very nice build, Doug @doug
    Not so often seen aircraft bring build. Great to have your dad's aircraft around.

  5. A model not often seen - a nice nod to your dad.

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