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.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

A Call to Muster 23rd March Middlesbrough - Good fun was had!

The Old West Collection has been out on the road this week at the new show "A Call to Muster" in Middlesbrough. So a few shots of the the full town, and some of the fun. We ran it as a participation and had few games, roping in Andy from Ainsty Castings -for the last one which was nice as I had a pile of his kit on the table (Andy - thanks for the discount on the next distraction project! - you lot will just have to guess)







And a few more kindly provided by Count Belisarius




Plenty of action with a couple of participation games held - the undertaker has his hands full. Although it was good a job good old Warbases had delivered a new load of "out of ammo" markers , there was some terrible shooting - a one point everyone was "out of ammo". Thinking about taking it on the road to WARTORN at Scarborough next.

30 comments:

  1. Fantastic pictures Dave, your terrain looks like a film set.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat, thats a real compliment , as it ws the look I had in my head when this madness started.

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  2. Excellent terrain, especially the train, what are you using for the Mat?

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    1. Thanks, it a custom made one by Hotz mats 6 foot by 4 (ish) with an airbrushed pattern and road net

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  3. Love the terrain boards Dave - you've done a great job getting the look right for the gaming.

    It sounds like you had good fun with it :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, i was really pleased with the look , and it did get a lot of positve reaction as well. It was a grand day out.

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  4. Looks Great, I will keep an eye out at wortorn for this one

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    1. Cheers, a weekend at Scarborough in the summer sounds like a bit of laugh so think it will be on ok

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  5. Best looking Western board I've seen. Love the corral full of steers!

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    1. cheers - it does add a certain something - after all its about COWboys!

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  6. Beautiful display, love all the extras and the train looks spectacular especially with the printed internal plans. Do you use plans for the buildings or use a more abstract internal movement/combat?

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    1. Thanks - moving over to building floor plans - i hate taking roofs off , as it spoils the look!

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  7. The table is awesome!!
    very nice buildings and scenery !
    Congrats!

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  8. Wow! Now that is a show-winning table if I ever saw one. Dean

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    1. Well i guess that is an underlying aim, to showcase what can be done

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  9. Fabulous to see Serenity in all her glory! I can' wait to hear what the new distraction is though.

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    1. lets just say there will be a lots of "harr, harr"

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  10. You have a wonderful table here! Really nice.

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  11. What a triumph! Fabulous work Dave and well done!

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    1. Thanks - well at least the effort put into plannig here made up for a lack of painting output!

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  12. Fantastic pictures, absolutly wonderful...and great colours too!
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil... the reward reaped for lots of hard work

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  13. I have to admit that I wasn't visiting in a while because my interest in the 'wild west' is somewhat limited.

    Yet I have to admit that this table of yours is bloody special.

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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