Profile picture of Rob Pollock

@robbo Rob Pollock

  • 397 articles
  • 35,154 karma
  • 245 friends
  • active 2 months, 1 week ago

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
https://www.facebook.com/Norfolk-Scale-Model-Group-1448855095344704/?fref=ts

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.

Roland D.VIb

This is Wingnut Wings' 1/32 Roland D.VIb. The machine modelled is based on 7504/18, which fell into American hands at Koblenz in November, 1918. A WIP thread is at

Aces Falling: War above the Trenches, 1918

Aces Falling: War above the Trenches, 1918 by Peter Hart Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 386 pp., illustrated (hardback). RRP £22.50 (UK) In this book, Peter Hart tells the whole tragic story of the air war in 1918. Using the voices of t[...]

Military Image References

I came across militaryimages.net, which isn't an easy site to negotiate, but merits further attention. The Headline photo here, for instance, provides fertile ground for a quality diorama. In addition, wwimodeller.co.nz has an enormous collecti[...]

Shieldmaiden

This is a 1/10 resin bust of a Viking shieldmaiden, from Korean firm Nuts Planet. The figure is probably based on the character Lagertha in the TV series, The Vikings. Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Nor[...]

“For the Motherland” (Reprise)

This is Stalingrad Miniatures' 1/35 resin vignette of a Russian soldier and orphan, in WW2. I bought the pair for a large, Russian-based dio, "For the Motherland", but then decided not to use them, and just put them away in primer state a couple[...]

Lo-lux

This is Meng Models 1/35 "Pickup with ZPU-1" which we all recognise as a Toyota Hilux, but to spare Meng's blushes at trademark infringement the vehicle retains the somewhat coy, more genralised 'pickup' moniker. I'm posting this in 'Armor', bu[...]

Matilda Swann – Steam Wars

This is a Steampunk conversion of two 1/35 injection kits. As a 'named' subject, it may well belong in the 'Figures' category, or, 'Armor', given that the original vehicle is a military model, but I've included it here in 'Sci-Fi' instead, becau[...]

Mig 23 – End of Empire

The Fall of Rome The piers are pummelled by the waves; In a lonely field the rain Lashes an abandoned train; Outlaws fill the mountain caves. Fantastic grow the evening gowns; Agents of the Fisc pursue Absconding [...]

Mitsubishi A6M5 Type 52, Rei-Sen

This is the beautiful 1/32 Tamiya model of the iconic IJN fighter. The model is depicted as a toughnut veteran of Pacific sun and salt air, Rabaul Fighter Group, New Britain, 1943-44. Principal paint finishes are White Ensign enamels, over Alcl[...]

British Lancer, France 1914

This is a 120mm resin casting of a mounted Lancer in the first months of the Great War (product ref 5201, £49.99), from Victory Miniatures of Gloucester, England. I ran a short WIP thread in Figures, if anyone is interested in the background t[...]