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, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a  Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May your paints never dry , and dice roll high.

I would also like to say a special thank you to all my regular visitors and contributors - The blog has passed 50,000 hits this week ,another milestone.

Next year will see the continuation of some existing projects and the shifting of a few backlogged items. The Cowboys will have some additons no doubt. as it will be a given a run out each week in a continuing campaign - check out the seperate page "Trouble in Serenity Territory".  The Sudan will be back with an aim to actually get it to a battleworthy state later in the year. I seem to have a found another distraction inspired by Boardwalk Empire - the Gangsters which will use a mix of Pulp figures and "Mad Dogs With Guns" rulset. There will be specialist Napoleonics with a number of converted units in the wings at the moment. Hopefully I will be able to meet up with some of you once more at Salute 2013 for "shineybloodyitis"- the hotel is already booked.

Wishing you the very best. Cheers Dave


  1. And a very happy Christmas to you also, Dave. Congratulations on the 50,000 hits - that's a fantastic achievement. Have a great day tomorrow, and the very best wishes for the rest of the holidays to you and yours!

  2. Have a great Christmas and New Year!!!

  3. Sounds like a good plan Dave - looking forward to it. Merry Christmas.

  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!


  5. Merry Christmas Dave!
    I like the postal card : really nice and full of hope !

  6. Congrats on the milestone there and Merry Christmas

  7. Merry Christmas, Dave, and a Happy (and full of games) New Year!!!

  8. Have a wonderful Christmas Dave and a huge thank you for all your support over the year; here's to a fabulous 2013,

  9. Merry Christmas Dave, I have enjoyed your blog over the last 12 months.(Congrats on the 50,000)


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