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

My current book, now on sale

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

Sliding canopy – the vac-form tool

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

It is more than a year since I commissioned Colin Essex to carve the pattern for my Spitfire’s blown canopy. Colin is a true craftsman...
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Techniques aired and shared

Easy way to replicate radiator mesh

Wednesday, 18th November, 2009

While building big has its advantages, it cuts down the options to ‘fudge’ the effects, and when it came to replicating the radiator of my...
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