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Mar 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Krick 1/4 Grunau Baby

See a video of a naked model. For free!

But you will have to put up with dodgy narrative.....

Krick Grunau Baby Part 1 (4 min 51 sec)
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Mar 18, 2012, 01:35 PM
Designing something...
Very nice work. I've got one of these in a box. I really should build it some day.

Mar 18, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Hi Brian

It did test my mojo at times over the last 6 months. I seemed to work on it in bursts and it didn't help that my workshop was too cold to work in for about 7 weeks at winter.

But I'm glad that I stuck at it, so all I can say is make a start and don't pressure yourself with a tough deadline.

Good luck!

Mar 19, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Ooooo... sexy! Nice!
Mar 24, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Nice plane Paul, I have a Krick Reiher I want to build someday..
Apr 03, 2012, 01:49 PM
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No longer naked. I decided to cover her up.

I've used Solartex "natural", thinking that I might get away without paint, but it (ahem) clearly needs some.

Is there any way to seal the tex and add some tone without using paint?

Or should I just bite the bullet and get on with it. Suggestions on a postcard please.....
Apr 04, 2012, 02:11 PM
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The natural Solartex is needs no further finish, but for looks a coat of clear (rattle-can) spray would work fine. Then why not paint the sheeted areas, and leave the open framework unpainted? Then you get this look.

More pictures here:

and here:

Dave Smith
Last edited by Seadog; Apr 04, 2012 at 02:25 PM.
Apr 04, 2012, 05:48 PM
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That is beautiful Dave and I will be quite happy if I can match that.

I guess you are right, paint it is. I was just trying to be a lttle lazy and also it may be some time before I can do any spraying - we have snow here right now.
Jun 05, 2012, 04:49 AM
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I got a nudge from a friend about a part 2 video, so here you go.....

It's taken a while for the sun to come out in the UK so that I could get the spraying done.

Krick Grunau Baby, Part 2 (2 min 56 sec)
Jun 18, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Finally... the maiden flight.
Thanks to Pete Franklin for the launch and Dave Manley for the photo.
Last edited by Slopeangel; Jun 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM. Reason: Oops
Jun 20, 2012, 05:31 PM
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and the landing......

photo courtesy of John Bradbury.
Jun 20, 2012, 06:58 PM
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Looks fantastic!

I have been very tempted by one of these myself - just need to find a kit...

By the way, where is the site? Looks lovely.

Jun 21, 2012, 03:07 AM
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The site is the NW corner overlooking Hells Mouth on Myndd Cilan, Lleyn peninsula, North Wales. It is National Trust land with good access.

I got the Krick kit from Leeds Model Shop
Aug 28, 2012, 04:30 PM
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A few photos from the weekend
Aug 28, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Beautiful model.

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