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.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Well I have decided that the little project for this year will be 1920's prohibition Gangsters & Bootleggers. I have looked at a few sets of rules - and like the look of "Mad Dogs with Guns" ,It has a card activation system similar to the rules being used with the Old West collection,  although there may be few a tweaks as I really like the the way the custom cards are playing in the Cowboy games.

I have this project in the back of my mind for a little while as I picked up a starter figure back at Salute last year. So here we have one "Al Capone". Figure is from the Steve Barber Prohibition Wars range.

I have started picking up a few vehicles of around the correct vintage. .He has a more up market Rolls Royce on the way - a whole 99p . - look for "LLEDO Days gone past" range they are cheap as chips on ebay

Of course until I came to base him it was then I twigged that the normal PVA and sand route was not going to cut it. These will need a more urban feel. So I used a bit a green stuff putty and marked it out as sidewalk on the base - worked a treat.

Mrs D got me a good reference book for Xmas, along with Boardwalk Empire DVD's

anyway that is for the future - figures to source , and buildings etc. There are few projects to clear up first. I been making water slide transfers for some aircraft - so next up is the completion of the Red Air Force and the Luftwaffe.

First game of the New Year tomorrow too - see if Steve can manage to get his Cowboys through there first encounter of the campaign.


  1. If it's half as good as the cowboys project it will be stunning


  2. I like this man! (I can't say that I don't like him, because he'll not like that!)

  3. Nice job. Like his snazzy pin stripped trousers.

  4. This could be fun and the book looks like a great read. Nice paint work on that figure and really digging that car!

  5. He certainly looks like our friend Al! Nice one Dave!

  6. Very nice work Dave. Interesting project too!

  7. Very nice, Dave. It is a very interesting project.

    1. Yeah I think so - perhaps not as much scope as the cowboys , but then i only want a small project!


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