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, 24 July 2012

The Pony Express

Another addition to the collection. Artizan Designs figure galloping to deliver the mail and dodging outlaws and ner'do wells. There is also a dismounted version kneeling firing , he will be along shortly.





And some more of the good and upgright citizens of the town of Serenity courtesy of Blue Moon Manufacturing's Tombstone Civilians set - It really is a cracking set of very individual figures

           Mrs Hilda Johnson and Eliza Johnson
 Ned Johnson and son Gabby (he's a big strong lad)  from the Dried Goods Emporium
and some that are less often upright than the others if you know what i mean - resident at the "Cattlemans Saloon" , more often than not.


Phew - back to tartan for few days next.

21 comments:

  1. That is a first class post.
    Great painting and figures.

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  2. Little does Hilda suspect that Eliza is less often upright than those demure looks might suggest ;)

    Great work Dave :)

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    1. So you worked that one out then. Indeed it is my own little world.

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  3. Simply wonderful models, Dave. Your project is more and more interesting with every new post (and this night we have the first episode of "Hell on Wheels"... I have a big problem!!!)

    Cheers.

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    1. Thanks Juan - looking forward to that myself too. Already working on sourcing a railroad gang. Are you tempted yet?

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    2. Yes!
      In fact, I have some models from Brigade Games sculpted by Paul Hicks, and I´m looking at them these days...

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  4. Some splendid work Dave, the Pony Express is just superb! The ladies are mighty fine too, probably going to have to get some of these!

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  5. Great work especially the townsfolk!

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    1. cheers Fran , they have been good fun to do , all very different

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  6. Nice work mate, I like they way you use backdrops for the photography

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    1. cheers , amazing what a bit of google images searches turns up

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  7. I love that galloping figure. Well done! The animation of the sculpt (both horse and rider) is amazing.

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    1. Yeah it is one with a real sense of movement about it.

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  8. Cracking work Dave really like the express rider the horse colour is fantastic!

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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
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff