Spitfire In My Workshop, a book by David Glen

David Glen Spitfire

During November 2006 the Royal Air Force Museum unveiled its latest acquisition, a unique bare metal replica of a Supermarine Spitfire Mk I, accurate in every visible detail down to the smallest rivet and fastener – and just six foot long!

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Spitfire in my Workshop

by David Glen


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A book to inspire, encourage and empower any enthusiastic model maker to build a masterpiece. The story of this breathtaking model of the world's most iconic aircraft, written by the man who built it.

Hardback and complete with dustjacket, the book boasts 192 large format pages (325 x 254mm), 240+ captioned colour images, 20 mono images/diagrams and weighs in at 1.92kg.

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I’ve used more than my allotted number of superlatives to describe this book. If you love Spitfires, model making or both, then you should get a copy of ‘Spitfire in my Workshop’. Highly Recommended.Brad Fallen, Hyperscale
Occasionally a superlative book comes along and this is one... inspiring for modellers and fascinating for anyone interested in the Spitfire.Chris Deith, Engineering in Miniature
A model maker's dream of a book... David Glen keeps no secrets as he describes the making of every component of this stunning model aircraft. I heartily recommend this book not only to aero modellers, but to anyone whose interests are ‘in the detail'.Diane Carney, Model Engineer
An inspiration for model makers and model engineers... also practical with plenty of information on techniques. Very good value. Thoroughly recommended.David Carpenter, Modelengineeringwebsite.com
Anyone interesting in building highly detailed scale models will learn a lot from this book. It should be part of any serious model maker's library... worth the price just to study the many highly detailed photos of the finished masterpiece.Craig Libuse, The Internet Craftsmanship Museum, USA
This book succeeds spectacularly. David takes the reader methodically through each step... and that is what a how-to book should do. I find myself browsing through time and again. There always seems to be some things I did not catch before. A stunning book and highly recommended.Roy Sutherland, IPMS(USA) Journal
I could go on an on about this book, but I would quickly run out of superlatives... a volume that I cannot recommend highly enough.Don Carrick, IPMS(UK) Magazine
This incredible book is an essential read... revealing in painstaking detail the myriad techniques used by a master model maker to create a rivet-for-rivet replica.Rick Wilson, Diecast Collector
This book charts how one man has taken the hobby to the next level...nothing is overlooked, nothing is compromised. Highly recommended.David Francis, Scale Aviation Modeller International
I have always admired the efforts of true master model makers. Having the book is almost as good as owning the model.Philip Whiteman, Pilot Magazine
David Glen's fascinating stage-by-stage account will not only captivate aircraft enthusiasts, but is sure to inspire, encourage and empower model makers everywhere.Lindsey Amrani, Model Collector
Glen writes fluently and movingly about skills passed down the generations. It is an inspiration.Mark Dixon, Octane Magazine
This is a book not just about a model, but about the craft and philosophy of modelling… An almost rivet-by-rivet account of the many different techniques and processes employed in building a masterpiece.Mick Oakey, Scale Aircraft Modelling

A closer look at the book

A lavishly illustrated, stage-by-stage account of an eleven-year project, with all its many frustrations, triumphs and tragedies.

A book to inspire, encourage and empower

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