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, 3 August 2015

The return of some hobby time

I have finally managed to get some time in the man cave today. It certainly seems to have been an age. I have managed to stock up the lead pile though , and it should keep me busy over the autumn and winter alright.

Also I have sourced some more terrain items for the Sudan - some rather fine city walls 

Gordon Pasha leads the way..

All together a grand total of 8 feet of walls and towers. These were completed by Andrew over at The Colonial Steamboat Company. I shall be getting a few more bits as well.

I also have the first large terrain cloth cut to size ready for working on. That is if we manage to have a dry weekend so I can do it outside.

Anyway, short and sweet, but I am back around and will be catching up with things

Friday, 12 June 2015

Out of here for a bit

It's pay back time for a productive winter. So apologies to the various bloggers I follow and interact with, I am only checking in infrequently. I shall continue the daily plate spinning activities over the summer period.

So normal blogging will be interrupted for a period.

Thanks to those who have enquired over my wellbeing.. It's appreciated!

But as Arnie said.. I'll be back.

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.

10th Hussar for the Sudan

On the PREPATION table.
Naval brigade.

120 Mahdists.