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, 3 September 2012

Dry Goods Store

As I needed to leave time between processes with the terrain I also decided to get on with a recent addition to the buildings - a new piece by Sarrisa Precision.

It went together in under 10 minutes. Once the PVA had set , it was given a coat of Humbrol dark earth, and then I used a heavy dry brush of a Carmine Red, window frames were done in a cork brown colour. Some thinned flat red was used on the sign front to brighten it a little. 

Also I had picked up a set of Renedra plastic tents - for the town edges - or the pox tents!  ,these were undercoated a flat earth colour , given a brown wash and then just highlighted up with lighter browns. The telegraph poles were just given a spray of the brown and then given a drybrush in a sand colour. In addition they were mounted on 25mm washers to give a bit of weight too.


  1. This is a nice piece and the tents were a great buy. Nice to see you getting back to your Westerns Dave.

  2. I'd been eyeing up those Sarrisa buildings myself and you've done a cracking job on yours!

    1. They are great pieces - and do go together well - get some!

  3. Damm you! You are getting me the urge to work on my Old West stuff! Arg!

    Serious, great stuff, I love the stuff you produce on your blog. You are a scenery machine!

  4. Looks great Dave, nice job. I've got that set of tents too though not yet got them done.... I may have get on with them if my Prussians head off on campaign... !

    1. Thanks Scott - I contemplated making some , but these were a good price and did save time, and came up well. So time for you to crack on get yours done!

  5. Really nice works , and very good paint .


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.

28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

WW2 D Day game