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.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Back to it.. Works in Progress

Time for some new WIP's I think. The main Old West gaming has been moved over the new blog site "Blazing Dice" to leave this one with it's original aim of recording the painting done. I seem to have just about  shaken off the various injuries and illnesses that have hit over the winter as well . So what is on the table?

First up sees the return of the 71st Highlanders AWI unit , with the Grenadiers under way.


I have been prepping a range of other figures for a clear out of the lead pile. The centre companies for the 71st. An Elite miniatures  Vistula Lancer regiment fom Mark at the WHC. Empress miniatures British Zulu sets, Dixon and Steve Barber miniatures for the Bootleggers game later in the year. Doctor Who , a Tardis and a Mummy. Perry Napoleonic command set and adc's as well. So all in all a reasonably diverse selection.. oh and there may be an odd stray cowboy...


So lets see just how quick I can clear this little lot , as I am in need of some serious points over at the Analogue Hobbies 3rd Annual painting challenge.

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