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, 10 July 2012

Gordon Pasha

Well as I have the Mahdi for one side - I figured it was time for Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum to make an entry. I picked this guy up as part of Doug C's collection , gave him a litte more added highlights and a refresh of the varnish and basing. This is an old "Connoisseur" casting if i remember correctly, and rather fine too.

He is busy setting about organising his defences and organising his troops more of those shortly.


  1. Very nice!! I used to go to Gordon School, that was originally built next to the gardens of Gen Gordon's Gravesend house, when he was the governor at Tilbury fort!

    1. An amzingly small world sometimes

  2. Nicely done Dave, I've got the Perry's General Gordon to do at some point, goodness knows when though!

    1. cheers Michael - i look forward to seeing it!

  3. Very nice. Must get a General Gordon myself sometime. One of my favourite Victorian 'characters'. Thanks in no small part to Charlton Heston!

  4. That IS a great casting. Very evocative of the personality. Nice addition to the collection, I say.

  5. Gordon Bennet that is a lovely piece and the AWI are turning into a superb unit, I can see that you really have put a lot of time and effort into these.

  6. What a wonderful model; very nice.

  7. Very nice work Dave, and nice setting, clever use of backdrop for the photo.


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.

WW2 15mm Americans
28mm Sudan Dhows

On the PREPATION table.
10mm ACW
6mm Modern West Germans

28mm WW2 US Marines