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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.

Harbour Cranes

Our esteemed Editor recently rewarded my efforts for the November photo essays of Scale Model World, with the offer of the new Airfix Javelin. When asked if there was anything I might prefer instead, I had to confess that although I build the oc[...]

Harling Road Airfield, Norfolk 1916-1981

About five miles from my home, heading south on the A11, lies the village of East Harling. The English Whisky Company has a distillery there, and I recently went on a little tour of the place, courtesy of a Christmas gift from my daughters. The [...]

Messerschmitt Me 262 B-1a/U1

This is the Trumpeter 1/32 version of the Me 262 nightfighter. Rather than the modelling-standard of mottled camo, I wanted to replicate the in-theatre, brush-applied version, often seen in late-war photos (similar example in archive photo below[...]

Groups (Airshows and Museums)

To advise, under the Groups tab, I've uploaded upwards of 350 images from the Imperial War Museum (Duxford), including the tank museum, and also images from the RAF Hendon museum, for your perusal and future reference.

Seventy Years On

About six miles from where I live in Norfolk, is the village of Old Buckenham. It's much the same as many Norfolk villages – old houses, a few lanes, a large meadow-like green at the centre of the village that's looked the same for 600 years. I'[...]


As 2014 approaches, and with it the centenary of the onset of the Great War, I thought I'd post a few photos of one of the principal aircraft of the conflict, in the livery of one of its greatest pilots. This is Roden's 1/32 kit of Georges Guyn[...]

Flixton, Norfolk

You may have read the recent comments between Tom and me on his Jav posting, re maintaining classic aircraft in a difficult economic climate. At the former RAF base at Flixton, Norfolk, there is a Jav, Vixen, Meteor, Mig, and a host of periphera[...]

DeHaviland Sea Vixen FAW2

Another 1/48 Airfix 'Fighter All Weather' representative, on the back of Tom's recent Jav post. No photos of the cockpit areas. Although detailed, they are truely 'coal holes' and not supportive of pretty pictures.

Ju88 A1 ‘Battle of Britain’ 1/32

This is the 1/32 Revell kit of the Ju 88 A-1, B3 + DR, 7/KG 54, 'Battle of Britain, September 1940'. This aircraft features the Geschwader emblem (skull and crossbones) on the nose, with a diagonal yellow fuselage band and the number 27 on the o[...]

“Tiger in the Woods”

In this project, I wanted to create a scene using German armour and a selection of personnel, within standard diorama parameters, represented by the Ardennes offensive in the autumn and winter period 1944/45. The basis of the diorama was Tamiya[...]