The cutaway is created from over 3,000 original Supermarine construction blueprints and photographs. The left hand side of the cutaway shows the exterior view of The Old Flying Machine Company's Spitfire Mark IX (MH434) as it was in 1943. The right hand side exposes all of the inner workings of a Spitfire such as the Rolls-Royce Merlin 63 engine, flight controls, radios, etc. Also included are the topview of the aeroplane to depict the wings and the frontview.
Our model cutaways are a hybrid of a model and a print. Every model is constructed with six layers of basswood that are mounted on a baltic blue matte board and sealed behind glass in a cherry finish hardwood frame. Every basswood layer is based on a painstakingly created line drawing that meld hundreds of blueprints and photographs into an accurate slice of the cutaway.
The result is a print that has real depth and shadows or, from a different perspective, is a model that never gets dusty and can be hung from the wall.
We are looking for other titles to print. Please contact me if you have some drawings that would look good in wood.