Warbirds in my Workshop

David Glen BSc (Hons) MSc, Model Maker, Journalist and Author

Formerly Spitfire in my Workshop

Hawker Hurricane Mk1

Injection moulded kit in 1/24th scale, extensively modified

David Glen scratch build 1:24 scale Hawker Hurricane Mk1 gallery header image

Completed in my early 30s, this was my first serious attempt to go beyond ‘kit bashing’. It is also my first 1/24th scale model, and building it sowed the seeds that grew into an obsession with detail which later found expression in my big 1/5th scale endeavours. The model was inspired by Bruce Robertson and Gerald Scarborough's little Airfix book on ‘superdetailing’ the Hurricane, for which I am forever grateful, since it opened the door to many, many hours of pleasure and a few of pain!!

Mustang in my Workshop book cover

New for 2022

Mustang in my Workshop

A book to inspire, encourage and empower the enthusiastic model maker to scratch build a masterpiece.