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

Spitfire MkIX Diary


Engineering or 'sleight of hand'?

Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

With the fire protecting bulkhead in place, the next logical step is to build and install Frames 8 to 12, as prelude to skinning the...
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Fire bulkhead - first finished detail

Monday, 9th September, 2013

Having aged by the most of two decades since starting my Spitfire Mk I, my appreciation of the value of time has come to preclude...
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First cuts

Thursday, 5th September, 2013

I described in my last blog some of the thought processes underpinning the fundamental structural characteristics of the model, and included pictures of the very...
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The planning stage

Monday, 2nd September, 2013

I bought the first sheets of plywood and began to trace the fuselage profile and cross sections in March of this year. Yet in terms...
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Introduction

Friday, 30th August, 2013

Welcome to my new workshop diary, in which over the following months and years I hope to record the key stages in the construction of...
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