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.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Mamaluke progress - part 2

I have now done the main horse colours and the faces, headdress and some of the main blocks of colour. They are going to be very colourful when done.Horses were done in what was for me a fairly old oil and enamel mix technique - this gives plenty of time to shade and highlight to get he result I wanted. I undercoated the horses in range of differing colour shades and gave them a light oil wash and left them overnight. Next day I again did another light oil wash of Burnt Umber or Burnt Sienna or Indian Red and then used Enamel white and leather brown and some white spirit blended the colours with oil to get a whole range of shades and finishes.

I have then just worked on one to finish it , to work out the various colours and processes that need to done for the rest.
He has come up rather well I think.

In between all this colourfulness I have also knocked off a French Legere - they seem to have been popular recently! 
Aim is to complete the Mamalukes this week - there is the sound of Sudan drums - there is an order on the way! 


  1. Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

    Best Regards,


  2. Fantastic colors on the Mameluke; the group will surely be jaw-dropping impressive. BTW, could you tell who makes the Legere? They look great too. Dean

  3. DeanM , they are Elite miniatures full dress variation 1812

  4. As always, great stuff. Looking forward to seeing them all finished.


  5. Lovely Mameluks. But hey, les Legeres really do look awesome.

    Elite really turned stiff toy-soldiers into fighting miniature-men. Units made up with these models still look brilliant.

  6. when you mentioned this project i knew the mamalukes would look good. nice job mate.

  7. Thanks Obi Wan....enjoy your newly aquired Plastics!


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