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.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

"Fill your hands Mister"

There must be any number of Old West cliche's to be used here. Anyway I finished up the first lot of the "Old West" purchases from Salute. Enough to get a game in I reckon. Here we have Ginger Lily and her gang. These are all Black Scorpion miniatures


Also that perennial Old West favourite - "Doc Holliday" , by Artizan Designs



I did these to a basic game standard - simple blocking work , washes then a drybrush. It gave a pleasant dusty look to the end result. I see some fantastic painted Old West stuff , but some of it is just too clean looking to my eye - i magine the old west as being dirty & muddy or dusty!. I have another 30 or so figures a mix of townsfolk, gunslingers ,lawmen etc to do and I will do them all similarly. Once done i will revisit to improve the overall look if need be. Looking forward to the first game against Scott's Marauders!

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  1. They have turned out really well; the dry brushing on the denim is particularly effective. Top work Sir!

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    1. Thanks Michael A bit of Iraqi sand by Vallejo - gives a nice dusty look!

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  2. Very nice painting work, Dave. The gang has beautifull colours.

    Best regards.

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    1. thanks Juan - now the question is how they fight!

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  3. Great painting style, a fantastic work!

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  4. You're doing a great job of getting onto painting the haul you brought back from salute. These figures have plenty of attitude and you've done a great job of painting them.

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    1. Thanks Anne , they are nice to paint - an it is doing something less regimented as well - gives a littel more reign to creativity

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  5. I agree about the look of western figures, far too often they don't seem to look right. Yours look great though, just how I would want to do them. Image stored away fr inspiration if needed in the future

    Ian

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    1. Yeah - remonds me i must get hold of a barbers and bath house building!

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  6. Very nice work here Dave. Quite tempted myself now.

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    1. go on be tempted! circle the wagons!

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  7. Lovemy models Dave, great finish to them. I should visit here more often, quite inspirational!

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Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour