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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
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.

Thunderbolt VII – “Easy 8″

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[...]

“Big Fish” – Rotterdam Oude Haven, 1952

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[...]

Tornado ADV

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[...]

Lakenheath Mudhen

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[...]

Stalingrad Sniper, 1942

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 [...]

SU-152 (KV-14) SPG Sep.1943 Production

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[...]

Deigo Quijano Scaleworks

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[...]

“Götterdämmerung”

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[...]

Royal Caroline 1749

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[...]

Caproni Ca.3 (UPDATED)

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[...]