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.
Tank Veteran Recalls Yule Dash to Bastogne
By Dick Habein
Published in Stars and Stripes, December 27, 1949
Nazi propagandists used to say that before a man could join the 4th Armd Div he had to be nameless and guilty of matricide. If the aver[...]
Here's an aircraft diorama I worked on for about three months (250+ hours). The overall size makes it difficult to photograph, so apart from a few overviews at middle distance I've included several shots of local areas in the scene. Further, I'v[...]
This is the Hobbyboss 1/48 kit of the BAe (Panavia) Tornado F3, Air Defence Version (ADV), 111 Squadron, RAF Leuchars 2010, marking the 70th Anniversary Battle of Britain (Fin coded JU-L for Hurricane pilot WL Dymond DFM, shot down September 194[...]
This is the 1/48 Academy kit of a F-15E Strike Eagle from 492nd FS (RAF Lakenheath), depicted as deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2006, hence a little dirtier than at home.
Except for a few RBF tags, everything is OOB.
Those of you w[...]
This is Alexandros Models' 200mm resin bust (AM-WW31) of famed Russian sniper Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev, noted particularly for his activities between 10 November and 17 December 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad.
As this is a modelling [...]
This is the recent 1/35 Bronco kit of the formidable Russian self-propelled assault gun.
Its name derived from the fact that It mounted a 152 mm gun-howitzer on the chassis of a KV-1S heavy tank. Because of its adopted role as an impromptu hea[...]
There are many fine modellers in Europe, many of whom exhibit at Scale Model World and Euromilitaire here in Britain. Occasionally I come across someone with a particularly great gift, across a number of genres, whose work deserves wider appreci[...]
I previously posted photos of a specimen build of the Trumpeter 1/32 Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1, the late-war Luftwaffe night fighter.
I mentioned that I intended to 'de-construct' the model in part, and use it in a wreck diorama. The res[...]
This is Mantua Models' Royal Caroline (kit no.750), the original being launched from Deptford in 1749 as a Royal Yacht.
The scale is 1:47. The length, excluding sticky-out-bits fore and aft, is 65cm (just over two feet). It's really a work-in-p[...]
Here is Polish firm Choroszy Modelbud's 1/72 kit of the Caproni Ca.3 with 25.4mm gun, together with six figures from a Waterloo 1815 set of Italian WWI soldiers, the latter having arms and legs repositioned for the project. The vignette was insp[...]