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, 11 September 2012

74th Line

I have been working on clearing off the prep desks ready for new stuff post hols. So I have completed some old school classic shiny Elite miniatures Napoleonic . The 74th line , a highland unit from the Peninsula without kilts.





Also completed another piece for the Old West Railroad as I finally laid my hands on a Denver & Rio Grande passenger car - now you never know who may turn up in town on the train. This just needed a decent bit of dutsy weathering.

Still a few things left to clear off - but getting there.


22 comments:

  1. Nice Dave, I am not an enormous fan of Elite, but my 43rd and 52nd Peninsular Light battalions are fro Elite and they do have charm. Yours looks great, I just completed the same unit with Front Rank.

    John

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    1. Thanks John They are a very nice figure to paint i must say. And of course the bonnets are a nice change

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  2. Great job. Nice to see the Highlanders without the kilts. The kilts do make them look good, but they're a pain to paint, especially since most of the time they didn't actually wear the kilt on the battlefield.

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    1. Yeah - they are a bit different thanks

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  3. A great work with those models, Dave.

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  4. Although 'old school', I've got to admit that there is a wonderful dynamic quality to those Elite miniatures. Very envious of the carriage too!

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    1. I really don't hink you can be British Scarlet topped off with Gloss Varnish - it's wonderful!

      Oh and i have a box car done as well!! I hear choo choo noises!

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  5. I like Elite figures, they do have a lot of animation even if they all do have monkey faces??

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    1. oh i i do know what you mean - some are beter than others , but when ya got 1000's of em charging ya who stops to look!

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  6. Nice work Dave, the coach is very characterful.

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    1. Thansk Scott. It's been a while in sourcing the carriage - i think it will look poretty good all together.

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  7. Nice looking unit, 28mm looks so nice! The coach looks good as well

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian..oh yes can't beat good old 28's

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  8. Nice to see some Napoleonic lads gracing your hobby desk. Excellent work. Always liked the shako those boys wore.

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    1. Cheers Curt - yes nice do some colour again

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  9. Another superb looking unit for your old school collection.
    Look forward to seeing the engine, carriage and box car linked up.

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    1. cheers Pat. I will do a full train shot once the station and water tower are done

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  10. I was enjoying your recent posts about Gunslingers and such.

    But I really do like your units with more classic wargaming miniatures lots. Also - I think the trousers look great, what colors did you use to paint these please?

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    1. Thanks Kawe - the base colour for the trousers is Vallejo Model Colour 867 Dark Blue Grey.

      http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/vallejo-17ml-dark-blue-grey-acrylic-modelling-paint-p-1164.html

      It is then highlighted with Pale Blue Grey #905. It

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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