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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.

RAF Duxford – New Generation

I've been to RAF Duxford (Imperial War Museum) many times, and have several hundred photos of the aircraft there. Two of my grandsons were off school today, and my wife and I thought it would be nice to take them there, as they've never been tha[...]

Merkava Mk IV LIC

As this was the last model in my stash, I thought I'd complete the build and dust-off the 'Armor' category for a change of pace. This is Academy's 1/35 kit (13227) of the Israeli Main Battle Tank, the Merkava Mk. IV, in its LIC (Low Intensity C[...]

A Visitor at Madingley

Madingley, in Cambridgeshire, England, is an American Military Cemetary. On a visit there, I noticed a small group of men, elderly, who with their wives were quietly walking through the gravesides, or looking at the Wall of Honor. They had ar[...]

Hush-Kit – the Alternative Aviation Magazine

I came across this "alternative aviation magazine" recently. It's a blog, with a wealth of photographs and stats that will interest and amuse aviation aficionados, whether that interest is historical or current, e.g. 'Best Looking Aircraft in Pr[...]

UPDATE: European Tram – “For Jews Only” – Warsaw Ghetto, 1940

About a month ago, I posted the Headlines article together with a link to the subject's WIP thread. In the narrative, I mentioned that I intended in due course to complete the diorama with additional figures, pending their (backorder) arrival f[...]

Mitsubishi A6M5 – Japanese Surrender Markings, 1945

Coincidental to Dmitry's earlier posting of his 1/72 Airfix Zeke, here is Tamiya's 1/32 A6M5 in surrender markings, completed this weekend. I bought the kit second-hand a year ago, sprues still bagged as new, and with two Eduard aftermarket etch[...]

Hendon Scale Model Show

Each year in May, IPMS Barnet and Harrow (North London) host a model show in the exhibition halls at RAF Hendon museum. This year, there were around 25 different clubs/SIGs participating, together with a trade area where sales appeared to be bri[...]

European Tram – Warsaw Ghetto 1940

This is MiniArt's 1/35 model of a European Tram (38001), converted to a vehicle in the Warsaw Ghetto circa 1940. For specific details of the kit and the build, there's a WIP thread under the Groups tab, at German influences can readily be seen[...]

Grumman F8F-1B Bearcat

This is one of the Trumpeter series of 1/32 Bearcats. The build is OOB with the following exceptions: Radu Brinzan seatbelts, (part) replacement of kit decals with a set from Berna, and miscellaneous additional wiring and plumbing to the engin[...]

Crash Site Archive

Here's a link to a crash site archive that's on Facebook. You may be familiar with the site, or the various photos, but there are useful ideas for aircraft dioramas. I attach a few sample images.