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.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

A little distraction - "Geisha Oyuki"

One of Curt's categories for his 3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies painting competition is for a non military figure or vignette. So i thought as his theme this year was for the entrants to do a Samurai figure then what better than to do something to complement it. So here we have"Geisha Oyuki" - a little research on the net gave me a name the means "Honorable Snow" - as Curt is in the depth's of in Canada , and I have the first bout of it here at home in the UK - it seemed a good choice.

The figure is by Spanish company  Zenit Miniatures from their Kensei range. A really nice figure.

It was certainly a challenge to do the pattern on the kimono, and the fans, But pleased with how it turned out.

Really looking forward to the Samurai hero figures.


  1. Great colors and detail work on this figure - which by the way is a great sculpt, with flowing lines. Best, Dean

  2. A fantastic and very fine figure, Dave. You are going to win this prize!!!

    1. Thanks Juan , well nice to get a decent entry in.

  3. Great paint , i like the colors of the clothes

  4. That's very nice; you should be proud of yourself!

  5. She is rather splendid Dave and a great looking range of miniatures you've stumbled across there. Now what's all this about a non military figure or vignette? I don't remember hearing about that!

    1. It was included on the welcome e-mail from Curt! there are a number of "catagories" of award , not just most points!

  6. Very cool Dave, quite different to the normal gaming figs we see!


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