Spitfire in my workshop. David Glen BSc (Hons) MSc: Model Maker, Journalist David Glen

Welcome to my website. For all who visit, I hope you enjoy these pages; for the fraternity of model makers – wherever you may be – I hope that you will find something that you can take away and use... for there can be few better or more pleasurable ways to improvement than to contemplate the successes (and failures) in the work of others.

Spitfire in my Workshop Book Cover

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Spitfire in my Workshop

A detailed and step-by-step account of the construction of a museum model masterpiece.

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Spitfire Mk I gallery (1:5 scale model)

P51-D Mustang gallery (1:5 scale model)

My latest project – a Spitfire Mk IX

Workshop diary

The Spitfire's tyres

Monday, 17th September, 2018

I have searched in vain for a simple way to cold cast my aircraft tyres, but to date I’ve found no ‘ruberised’ compound that gives...
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Techniques aired and shared

Blisters without pain

Sunday, 4th February, 2018

Blisters, in one form or another, litter the skin panels and cowlings of most aircraft, ancient and modern, and for newcomers to scratch building they...
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