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.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Zulu Wars - "What about the soup sir?"

I have finished the other Empress Miniature releases picked up at Salute. Now if you have seen the film you know the quote. This figure is yet another excellent one.  I even checked the film just to see what he was wearing - the striped shirt.


and with the others from the Rorkes Drift defenders set



Next up Reverand Smith, Surgeon Reynolds & private Hitch



And everything from  this week together


I have also "found" (as in forgotten i had bought last year) a 7lb artillery piece set from Empress too, so have assembled that and the gunners are undercoated. So it is choices time for what to do over the rest of the weekend. Teutonic personalities, Cowboys, Old West buildings, Mahdist horde or Zulu War gunners. Choices indeed! hmmm.. it might just be Cowboys as there may be be a game in the offing..."Hey you in the jail....."...  "Oh the Deadwood stage...."  and I have even found a fantastic Al Swearengen figure - he's on order!"

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  1. So much character. Really I'm finally tempted to get my hands on that (to me) very obscure topic.

    Oh and: the grey shirt with the stripes is pure magic.

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    1. Indeed a bit obscure for you... but wait until i start the Boxer rebellion... there will Germans involved there!

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  2. These are wonderful Dave. Great figures and I really like the work you have done.

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    1. Cheers. Cracking figures to do - does make a difference

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  3. Superb painting on these figures and a very quick turn around. Also didn't realise about the cook wearing a striped shirt, so will be using this as a painting reference.

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    1. Yeah - it looks blue and red striped too.

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  4. What a rabble! Great figs Dave. :)

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  5. Great work Dave! Mine are sadly still deeply buried, but I will certainly be looking to these when I get around to painting them.

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    1. Ah the lead mountain. I shall still look forward to seeing yours!

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  6. You did a stellar job of painting this so quickly and so well. I don't think the other guys have put brush to figure on half their haul yet.

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    1. Yeah cheers. I am cracking along with stuff really well , great figures just call to be painted

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  7. Having watched the film only a couple of weeks ago (grin) it really does bring it back (how many times did he ask about that soup?) Again good looking figures annd such speed of painting

    Ian

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    1. I think he is my favourite of the lot , such a greeat face

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  8. A great painting work with these wonderful models. I´m thinking about to paint my own 7 lb, my second impi, my...

    Very nice, Dave.

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  9. Great job on these, Dave! The cook does have such a great mug on him.

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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