Model maker unveils full-size replica Spitfire in his back garden after demolishing shed to make way for wings

MODEL maker David Price unveils his completed full-size replica Spitfire in his back garden — after demolishing a shed to make way for the wings.

He has been building it since 2018 and reckons it’s taken about 3,000 hours.

Richard Rayner

A man has revealed a full-size replica Spitfire in his back garden which he started to build in 2018[/caption]

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Model maker David Price, 58, took 3,000 hours to complete the aircraft[/caption]

David, 58, who finished his labours on Saturday, says he has loved the World War Two fighter since he was a boy.

Measurements for the 33ft aircraft came from a book and materials were anything he could get his hands on, even a bottle top for a radiator cap.

David, of Carlisle, said: “Why do it? I ask myself the same thing.”

After he added the wings, wife Trish, 57, said: “He swears he won’t take on another project this big, but he will.”

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He even demolished his shed to make way for the wings[/caption]

Richard Rayner

David, of Carlisle, finished the job on Saturday and has loved the World War Two fighter since he was a boy[/caption]

Richard Rayner

He told ‘Why do it? I ask myself the same thing’[/caption]

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