Warbirds in my Workshop

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

Formerly Spitfire in my Workshop

Warbirds in my Workshop introduction illustration

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.
David Glen

David Glen BSc (Hons) MSc, Model Maker, Journalist and Author
Mustang P-51D scratch built model

Mustang in my Workshop

New for 2022

Spitfire scratch built model

Spitfire in my Workshop

Spitfire Mk I (1:5 scale model)

Spitfire Mk I illustration

P51-D Mustang (1:5 scale model)

P51-D Mustang illustration

Spitfire Mk IX (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

Fabric stringing and stitching

Fabric stringing and stitching

Friday, 6th May, 2011

Like numerous WW2 aircraft, the Spitfire’s rudder and elevator are fabric covered, and the stringing used to secure the linen stands out like veins on...
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