Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time wargamer.Wargaming 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 wargaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy. Sharing hints and tips with the masters has really helped my own style over the years. I will share some hard won hints and tips where I can. My style and preference is certainly "old school". Over the last couple of years I have moved into skirmish games more - and really like the American West, as you might tell by the number of posts.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Public Enemy #1 The Warehouse Part 2

I managed another session on the warehouse building today. A mix of modelmaking, painting, photoshop and electrical work - all very satisfying. I had settled on a dark grey colour for the building and had given that a thin wash of Humbrol 67 Panzer grey earlier in the week, and let it dry. So today was about some weathering and highlights. Which were done using a range of  shades of grey, white , blue/grey. With there being a lot of brick work i decided to try and highlight some bricks in a slightly different colur to break it up a bit - I think it came out pretty good.


 The sign was created in photo-shop with a downloaded 1920's font


The inside has been given a couple of coats of white as a whitewash-upper floor floorboards painted in th e3 small rooms. Still a bit more to do here i think. - I still have more crates to build!

 I decided to add in LED lights onto the ceiling with push switch through onto the outer roof.  Still a bit of tidy up work to do here, final positions still to resolve - held in with blue tac for now.
 
 Phew - it works when you switch it on
It was Scotts post from last year that inspired me to do this

One thing i have found with this kit is that while it has some decent internal detail - it could do with some more. I will need to source or craft some desks/ chairs etc for the rooms as well. There isn't any roof furniture , no means of getting on the roof, etc. So I have added a trap door from the upper floor in the right hand side. I put the lights control switch on the left at the front and will camouflage it into a smoke stack for a stove in the room below.


So here are few more lighting effect shots

 

A deal goes down behind the grimy windows - which were added to the kit created from a sheet of laminate.

 

  Tom E Gunn - keeps an eye out in the back.






Thursday, 21 August 2014

Wargames Bloggers Quarterly on Google+

Just to make you aware that Wargame Bloggers Quarterly now has a  Google Plus page too. Again this is to reach a wider audience and also have a base where we can post extra content on. So if you would like to join the fun and sign up for WBQ please follow this LINK


https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111784208526566551321

Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
AWI Highlanders.

On the PREPATION table.
Spanish Hussars.
British forces for the Sudan.

In the PLANNING