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)

Spitfire Mk I gallery illustration

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

P51-D Mustang gallery illustration

Spitfire Mk IX gallery (1:5 scale model)

David Glen Spitfire Mk IX

Spitfire Mk IX Workshop Diary

Workshop diary

The sliding canopy frame

Monday, 20th April, 2020

The sliding canopy frame image

The frame for my Spitfire’s sliding canopy is made of metal (litho-plate and 0.5 mm aluminium sheet) glued and screwed directly to the underlying clear...
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Techniques aired and shared

Metallic tinting technique for litho-plate

Metallic tinting technique for litho-plate

Thursday, 21st May, 2015

Anyone who has looked reasonably closely at a P-51D Mustang will have noticed that the bare metal cowling panels immediately adjacent to the exhaust stack...
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