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

Bristol Fighter

Scratch built in 1/24th scale


My Bristol Fighter is my second attempt at the 'art' of scratch building in this scale, and a more ambitious project to follow the E.III. The suspended lower wing configuration presented special challenges, yet the finished model, once rigged, is remarkably robust. It is painted to represent the mount of Lts. Gill and Newey of 139 Squadron in August 1918. The aircraft was shot down and capured only seven days after delivery for active service. Once again, thanks go to Albatros Productions' Datafile Specials, Volumes 1 and 2, and also to the RAF Museum at Hendon in North London whose magnificent part-covered exhibit provided a unique opportunity for photography.

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Spitfire in my Workshop

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