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.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Painting Challenge - Finis

Curts winter painting challenge has finally worked its way to the end. It has been a real fun 3 months.

Hats off to Ray & Kent for the sheer number of figures finished and the quality as well - well done guys.

Curt - It must have been a hectic time - especially the last few days - thanks again for the original inspiration and keeping it all in order.

I  managed a respectable 1975 points - with a wide variety of entries which I really enjoyed doing. I did have a few hundred more worth planned for the final week - but you know the way that things kind of get in the way - well they did. But I was more than happy with the showing. I also have really enjoyed the cameraderie and community spirit engendered by it - uniting us around the globe.

One lesson I will take from it is the sheer variety of themes and periods there is out there, and some cracking figures to be painted. I look forward to the next one. More prep work will be done before starts! May be we should take it in turns hosting one.

I look forwards to seeing some of the further judging results as they come in - so many high quality entries to choose from it will be fun to see how they go.

Well done to all the participants & thanks for sharing your work


  1. Congrats to you too Dave. A super effort. I also enjoyed the variety.

  2. I enjoyed watching you guys compete in this competition. You boys do some incredible work and the volume you all turned out is staggering.

  3. Just under 2000 points was amazing, 2000 points at your skill set is just wow.

    It's been so much fun. In less than teo hours I will be back at it, great fun.

  4. It was a pleasure having you participate, Dave!


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