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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sudan - It's a numbers game - and let there be light!

Having had the Sudan collection out and being used recently I took the opportunity to be able to move them over to some new storage boxes , and decided to get around to actually counting what is in the collection. Its also helped me work out what else I want to add to the collection overall to "ahem" finish the collection - as much as you ever do.

So as of July 2016 - here is the latest position.

For the Imperials I want to add Indian Army units, Guards, 5th Royal Irish Lancers and Sudanese Infanty. For the Mahdists - I will add in extra cavalry/camels and take the variosu foot upto 1000.That should keep me in work over the winter season.

My actual next job though will be moving to magnetised bases and storage options to stop the blighters sliding around when being moved... that fien chap Simon Miller is helping out sourcing some ferro material that fits inside Really Useful Boxes for me - cheers Simon

I recently picked up a couple of new "Daylight Company Naturalight Portable LED Lamps" from Hobbycraft in the UK. I got the two for £30 (rather than £20 each), including free delivery as I am signed up to thier Hobbycraft Club on which you get various offer e mails - so a 25% one was nice to get.

They will come in very useful for my travelling painting kit, and for extra lighting for photographs too.

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.

Indian Army Battallion

On the PREPATION table.
Egyptian Army

Mahdist boat and crew