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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.

“Big Fish” Revisited

Five months ago, I posted the Headlines article, “Big Fish” - Rotterdam Oude Haven 1952. It depicted the salvage of a Heinkel bomber (Revell 1/32 modelled) into a small Dutch port several years after WW2. Having lived with the diorama for these [...]

WW1 Modelling

If you've been looking for some interesting WW1 subject scenes, perhaps thinking about the new Tamiya and Takom tank kits, here's a site with many interesting photos. I've included a few here, but there are many categories listed, some perhaps m[...]

Bf 109 G6 9/JG52, Erich Hartmann, Russia 1943

This is Hasagawa's 1/32 G6, detailed-up with the Master Detail set. I confess this isn't a new build; it was done a year or so back. I was going through some previous files on Photobucket and saw a couple of photos of it, and decided to update t[...]

Royal Caroline, 1749 (Lifeboat)

Back in January, I posted details of an on-going build of the wooden ship, Royal Caroline. By rights, it's a work-in-progress, but the actual build takes so long, and as I only return to it from time to time (eight months in this case), that [...]

Rare Historical Photos

Like most modellers, I'm always looking for new ideas for vignettes and dioramas, and I recently came across the following site. Rare historical photos - the facade of Mussolini's Fascist HQ, a partly-built Eiffel Tower, London in the Blitz, or [...]

Heritage Wings and Wheels

Tibenham Airfield lies about half hour's drive from me in rural Norfolk. Originally RFC Tibenham in WWI, and RAF Tibenham in WWII and a USAAF B-24 base, it's now the home of Norfolk Gliding Club. You drive along winding country lanes and turn al[...]

Enola Gay – Last Man Standing

You may have picked this up from the wire services, that Theodore "Dutch" van Kirk, last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew, and its Navigator on the Hiroshima run, has died aged 93. The crew photo here shows Captain Van Kirk, left, with Co[...]


I've previously mentioned 'Hush-Kit - the Alternative Aviation Magazine', and if you haven't had a chance to take a look, they've posted some interesting new photos and articles recently. By the way, there's a handy 'Follow' button now to get[...]

Heinkel He-111 H6 – Hail and Farewell

Here's Revell's reboxing of the Hasagawa 1/72 Heinkel. My oldest daughter asked if I had a model for her youngest son's bedroom (I'd already given her older boy a 1/48 F4 Corsair), and when I looked through the garage I found this little thing, [...]

F-104G Starfighter

Here's Italeri's new-tool,1/32 F104 Starfighter. I've modelled it as the RCAF CF-104G, nuclear strike version, Cold Lake, Alberta AB,1962, which is one of ten kit livery choices but I think the only NMF version. I used an Aires exhaust nozzle, [...]