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, 2 July 2012

Going Loco ... part 2..

Well I could not resist getting on with weathering the train. So here it is, complete with a heist in progress by Billy the Kid  to show the scale of things.

It was given a light airbrush with a flat earth colour to just tone it all down. Then i used a a white spirit based wash with a mix of enamel (humbrol) chocolate brown and black - i used this a couple of times around seams and joins etc. and made it darker around the funnel etc. Once dry it was given a light drybrush with vallejo light earth and mix of Iraqi sand. The metals were also given a light brush with a mix of gunmetal and silver to pick them out.

I added a driver in the cab from a figure wearing dungaress from the lead pile .

Very pleased with the end result. It looks just right! - so just waiting for a cheap carriage or two and a caboose  on ebay to complete it.

right back to my tartan!


  1. That's really really nice, great weathering work!

  2. Nice weathering job Dave :)

  3. Blimey!!!! You made a fantastic job on that, it looks like a completely different train. Great work Dave!!!!

    1. Cheers Ray - yes it has brushed up well

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Scott - all this work has tempted me to do some proper kit - i feel a tank or two coming on

  5. Superb, Sweet figures however love the job you did on the engine.

  6. Now you see that is just not fair, it looks superb and now you've got me thinking about getting one!!!

    1. aah i aim to tempt! And my mind is a buzz with scenario options - jus tneed to source a carriage or two yet

  7. That is a rootin' tootin' toot-toot. Well done, Dave!

  8. Fantastic job on the train. I've been looking for a suitable train for ages and I know now the On30 scale works perfect. Great weathering and the old west project is a pleasure to follow.

    1. Thanks - ON30 certainly does work well IMHO


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.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .