Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Normandy 44 - more buildings

 I have completed the last of the Tiger Terrain buildings I have in the ”to do” list , so another 12 added the collection. 


I hope to pick up another tranche of these if Stephan puts them back into production for the summer. I have also just dropped a decent sized order for some Battiefront stuff to further fill out the townscape.


In other news I have picked up a couple of “winter” style mats . 1 is 8x4 as shown above to drop on my permanent table as required , plus another 12x6 for the larger club games . They are Tundra version from Deepcut Studios. The first effects of Brexit were seen in this order with separate VAT demand and import handling fee - that of course means less pennies to be spent where international orders are concerned . Hopefully I may get to a few of the European shows when they reopen and buy direct. 

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Normandy 44 - Town houses

 As part of the summer order from Tiger Terrain I also picked up more town houses , shops, and damaged buildings . I have completed the first 6 .


And added to the rest of the Tiger Terrain items 


I have a bunch of 4Grouhd painted stuff ,that will also supplement these until I can get some more - hopefully later this year . I also need to get a railway station and some sort of factory , garage etc, and do a cemetery for the town. Always more to do .

Work in hand


No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .