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@robbo Rob Pollock

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I live in Norfolk, England. I’m a member of the IPMS-affiliated Norfolk Scale Model Group in Norwich, and we take part in various regional and national exhibitions throughout the year. You can find us on Facebook, at

My modelling interests centred originally around aircraft, but other projects include armour, civilian vehicles, figures, ships and dioramas, and these have achieved gold-medal standards at the British Nationals and other regional exhibitions.

I’ve had a few projects featured in photo galleries on Cybermodeler, Armorama, and Aeroscale, but find I’m never really satisfied with a completed model, and so keep building in hope of achieving that elusive ‘perfect model’.

I enjoy looking at the work of other modellers, for inspiration.

Goblin Lord

This sculpt, marketed as "Savage Horn" by Spanish company Nocturna, consists of twelve finely cast pieces of grey resin. There's little flash in evidence, but as some pieces are quite small a fine-toothed saw is required to remove them from th[...]

HMCS Snowberry (Pennant K166)

This is the Flower Class Corvette, HMS Snowberry, although more correctly listed as HMCS Snowberry, as it was one of ten Corvettes lent to the Canadians in 1941 for convoy escort and anti-submarine duties in the North Atlantic. Details of the s[...]

Downham Market Show

Every year, West Norfolk IPMS (UK) hosts a show at Downham Market. It's a large-ish regional show and attracts about fifteen clubs and a dozen or so traders. Our club did well this year, with firsts in the Armour, Figure, and Aircraft categorie[...]

F4J Phantom II “Warlords”

This is Tamiya's 1/32 F4J Phantom II (kit no.60306), in the VMFA 451 "Warlords" livery, one of three choices available in this boxing. I used the Eduard self-adhesive interior set for controls and consoles, and their Brassin resin seats with ac[...]

USS Indianapolis (Premium Edition) UPDATED

UPDATE Earlier this month, I posted this article about the USS Indianapolis. I noted that the mid-line blue on the hull was, in retrospect, the wrong colour. It made the ship look more like a fairground attraction than a USN vessel, and after a[...]

Top Ten US Navy Aircraft?

Yeah, I know, controversial. There is at least one glaring omission (Hint: known as the World's Leading Distributor of MIG Parts.....).

I-58 (Keiten)

This is Academy's 1/350 Japanese submarine I-58 (Keiten), infamous for sinking the U.S.S. Indianapolis on the latter's return from delivering parts for the first atomic weapons, just a week before the end of hostilities in the Pacific. In 194[...]

Tiger in the (Deeper) Woods

About eighten months ago, I posted an article here, with photographs of an armour diorama, depicting a Konigstiger making its way through scrubby Ardennes forest in December, 1944. Also modelled - a few troops, including a hapless motorbike ride[...]

Modelkraft 2015 (Photo Report, 2 of 2)

Final selection of photos from the Modelkraft show at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on April 26.

Modelkraft 2015 (Photo Report, 1 of 2)

Every year IPMS Milton Keynes hosts a regional show in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. It's a fairly large show, this year with 40+ clubs attending and as many traders. It's held in a large Leisure Centre, with a main hall, with secondary halls[...]