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.

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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 wing tip skin

Monday, 7th November, 2016

The Spitfire’s wing tip (which is detachable in the full sized machine) has two skin parts plus a narrow fore-aft reinforcing strip per side, and...
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Techniques aired and shared

An individual take on rivetting

Tuesday, 28th December, 2010

As far as humanly possible, I detail my 1/5th scale models rivet for rivet true to the original, using the manufacturers’ drawings. It takes a...
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