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.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sudan - Thundering Hooves!

I have finished up the remaining mounted troops for the Mahdists that were in the lead pile. This consisted of 12 Baggara Cavalry , and 12 rifle armed Beja camel riders - both lots by Perry. This take the total mounted force to 80 figures altogether  - not far of the original intent of 100. I might go for 50 Baggara , and 75 camels.

All the mounted out for a ride...

the new camel riders

the new Baggara.
The lead pile for the Sudan is steadily shrinking  -  may need a top up!

Next up some Indian army or Sudanese I think..

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Sudan - The new game display stand, and a thank you.

I am taking the Sudan game to the "Muster on the Parade Ground" show at Stockon on Tees on the 9th of July. I have recently add a display banner for it.It is A4 size pull up . I thought the Mahdi would make a good picture to use. So here it is - sourced from Display Signs Direct

And while mooching around on e-bay looking for something I came across a replica Sun Hat /Pith helmet for the period too - maybe I will make the column commander wear it!

I may have to tea stain it bit more to give a more lived in appearance.

I also recieved a parcel from that fine chap Gary Amos (Happy Valley) of Sudan related books found while clearing his loft - donated free to a good home! Thanks Gary , much appreciated and fine additons to the library.


Meanwhile work still continues on extra mounted troops for the Mahdist forces.. more next time

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.

Mounted Mahdists

On the PREPATION table.
Indian Army regiments
Egyptian Army