Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time wargamer.Wargaming 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 wargaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy. Sharing hints and tips with the masters has really helped my own style over the years. I will share some hard won hints and tips where I can. My style and preference is certainly "old school". Over the last couple of years I have moved into skirmish games more - and really like the American West, as you might tell by the number of posts.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Bootleggers

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.

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
AWI -71st Highlanders - a man sized unit 54 figures

On the PREPATION table.
British forces for the Sudan.

In the PLANNING
Spanish Dragoons