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.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Things to do , people to see.

As it says...

But in the words of Arnie...

I'll be back...

.. Mind it could have been worse

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Public Enemy #1 , Joe's Diner -part1

Work has started on the second building for the gangster collection. It is one of the Sarissa City Block items - they do this on in 5 different variations , so there may be a few more along in due course. You can see by comparison just how large the warehouse is.

I have added some more "novelty value" to this new building by adding a working "neon" sign. There is an interesting range of these window and larger rooftop type ones available intended for use by model railway types. I even found a create your own - so you can be assured these will make more appearances yet.


My order for items for the interiors has turned up as well - all manner of goodies.

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.

AWI Highlanders.

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