Egg-citing new sculpture unveiled at Imperial War Museum Duxford - a spitfire made of 6,500 egg boxes

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford - Credit: Archant

AN EGG-stra ordinary sculpture was unveiled at a museum yesterday - a life-size spitfire made from 6.500 egg boxes.

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford - Credit: Archant

The sculpture at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, created by sculptor Charlotte Austen and architect Jack Munro, was made from Eggs for Soliders egg boxes to launch March Fourth 2013, a campaign which supports Soldiers charity Help for Heroes.

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford

The Spitfire sculpture made from over 6,000 egg boxes at IWM Duxford - Credit: Archant

Miss Austen said: “Working on the spitfire has been quite a journey. I have enjoyed the challenge of it immensely. Help for Heroes is a charity I believe in enormously and it has been a huge honour to do a project for Eggs for Soldiers in support of Help for Heroes. I hope everyone enjoys seeing it as much as we did making it.”

Now in its second year, March Fourth is an annual fundraising event that supports Servicemen, women and veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses.

Mr Munro said: “It has been hugely enjoyable to work on such a unique project for a fantastic charity. The biggest challenge in building the structure of the Eggs for Soldiers Spitfire was to recreate the plane’s iconic but complex geometry as accurately as possible.


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“Every surface of the Spitfire is double curved, and to replicate this we have used a combination of traditional timber construction techniques and advanced digital processes such as laser cutting and CNC routing. This has enabled us to create a light, efficient and precise structure.”

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