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.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

British Heavy Dragoons

I have been working on a request for a British dragoon unit from the peninsular. The 1st or Royal Dragoons. The figures are "Connoisseur" and they are a very nice casting to work with. Horses were completed in oils with a variation of base colour between humbrol 74 (yellow) and 83 (ochre) and then Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna oils , this all gives a range of final horse colours.The riders were undercoated a dark grey as usual for these kind of top colours. The main red is Vallejo Flat red (70957) which is washed with a Citadel Devlan Mud (stoopid names!). It is then highlighted with a Vallejo flat red and scarlet (70817) mix .The blue used is a strong Vallejo Dark Prussian Blue (70899) which is then highlighted with a medium blue (70963) and flat blue mix (70962).

They have come up very well. I am not basing these , so will ask for photo of them fully completed.

Flag is GMB , a simple drill and pin to replace the cast sabre.

Also started work on a French Light Infantry unit.

Elite miniatures casting these guys, more next week.

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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.

28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

WW2 D Day game