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.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson

This is another of those "just cause I fancied" it purchases , which has lain on the painting desk 3/4 finished over the summer. So in between other works this week I finished him off. This is a figure from Black Scorpions "Collectors" range , which seem to be limited edition set of metal figures. As I purchased a pile of cowboys from them at Salute I though this one would be something a little different.

Now all I need is a 1/56th scale HMS Victory.... no.... no.... no.........


  1. It's nice to do a figure sometimes that has no use other than being a nice figure. Excellent job on the painting and he even looks like Nelson!

    I like the idea of a 1/56th model of the Victory!

    I went on a visit to Thailand with the Lord Mayor of London a couple of years ago. As a present we took the King a huge model of HMS Victory (he is a big fan of Nelson) which at around four feet long must have been pretty close to 1/56 scale!

    1. indeed it is nice to do something because you want you.

      now a 4 foot one might just do it..woonder of the king is using it in his bath?

  2. fantastic job, the details are very well made
    Captain Lol

  3. Excellent, Dave. It is a nice adition to anyone collection.

  4. Beautiful work. If you get that Victory (which you, again, will not?), the sailors etc., why not just buy a complete fleet?

    1. Gawd - i would really have no where to put it!

  5. Superb painting Dave, and a perfect backdrop.

  6. Another cracking job Dave; I think we passed each other at this stall where I snaffled one of these fine models for myself; just hope my turns out as well as yours.

    1. Indeed it was right as we met up at there stall! I shall look forward to yours


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