spitfire made from 6,500 egg cartons by jack munro and charlotte austen
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mar 05, 2013
spitfire made from 6,500 egg cartons by jack munro and charlotte austen


 
spitfire made from 6,500 egg cartons by jack munro and charlotte austen
all images courtesy the artists

 

 

as part of eggs for soldiers, a long standing fund raising initiative for the charity help for heroes, hackney-based sculptors jack munro and
charlotte austen built a full scale – 12-meter long, 13-meter wide – sculpture of a mark I spitfire made from 6,500 ‘eggs for soldiers’ cartons.
the artwork was created as a feature piece of the march fourth event and was unveiled at the imperial war museum in duxford on march 3rd, 2013.
the replica was constructed from a mixture of timber and steel framing, able to be broken down into 12 sections so as to be transported by lorry.
CNC routing and laser cutting were mainly used to cut ribs recreating the planes iconic geometry, this skeleton was then skinned with fabric and
covered with egg boxes.

 

 

 

 


the sculpture is 12 meters long and 13 meters wide

 

 

 

 


the artwork was created as a feature piece of the 2013 march fourth event

 

 

 

 

 

 


the replica was constructed from a mixture of timber and steel framing, able to be broken down into 12 sections so as to be transported by lorry

 

 

 

 


CNC routing and laser cutting were mainly used to cut ribs recreating the planes iconic geometry, this skeleton was then skinned with fabric and covered with egg boxes

 

 

 

 


timelapse of the making

 

 

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