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.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

95th Rifles vignette

I completed this small display piece vignette over the holidays as a favour for a friend who wanted a present for someone.Figures are by Fronk Rank , really good crisp castings . I used the Andrea Color Green set (available from my ever reliable supplier Historex Agents in Dover) , with a mix of the darker shades to get the base colour I was after. The polished base was sourced from a charity shop for 99p - it originally had a squirrel on it !- a careful attack with a screwdriver soon removed it.



So thats the first of the New Year completed.

20 comments:

  1. very nice, much better than a squirrel :)

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  2. An excellent pressie! Nice one Dave!

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    1. cheers Ray - wonder if Curt will let me away with claiming 15 points?

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    2. If no painting was done before 20 December, then he might let you claim it....that is, if he hasn't adopted my proposal for a moratorium on 95th Rifles in the Challenge!!

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    3. ta- oh its valid as was done with the others.. although i might have to sit on it a bit until some more red appears

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  3. That is very nice there and has that Sharpe feel to it

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  4. Very nice diorama Dave, well done.

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  5. Very very nice indeed Dave!

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  6. I like this diorama very fine colors , great job Sir .

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  7. Fantastic vignette, Dave; very nice the green colour.

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    1. Thanks Juan - the Andrea sets are really good to use.

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  8. A lovely piece Dave, Front Rank figures are a joy to paint.

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    1. Thanks Pat - i sure wish Perry could get thier casts up to that quality

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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
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour