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.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Awards Time 3rd Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

Well it's been Awards time for Curt's 3rd Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

It has certainly seen some fantastic painting, and goes some way to prove that this can be way more than a craft , and that there real artists out there creating masterpieces with these subjects.

No place for me this year. I only really got to submit upto the end of January and then went down with all sorts of nastiness that killed my painting output stone dead  Still managed a showing in in the runners up for Sarah's choice with a couple of female characters.

  Female Gunslinger


Ultimate winner in this category was Phil's Lonely Lady (Diary of a Gaming Magpie)- a wonderfully ethereal piece. well done Phil


The talented Mr Awdy (28mm Victorian Warfare - although he's stretching his envelope somewhat!)needs to prepare two acceptance speeches , picking up the Challengers choice for the cannibal cookpot


  And the People's choice for the Greyscale Samurai - wow - great stuff Michael

                                                                                                                                                                                              The final award by our own Judge "I am law" Curt...wen to Kawe (Grossbeeren 1813)for a piece of superbly desolate composition , a wrecked Caisson , you can feel that chill Russian winter just looking at it.

                                                                                                                                                                                             So it is a well done to all the very worthy and talented winners, to  the rest of the mad bunch of participants for keeping up the banter , and thanks again to Curt for running the show. 



Until next year!!  - oh and by the way "I was robbed... robbed I tell you...."



  1. Great entries all round,
    Cracking gunslinger lass Dave!

    1. Cheers Paul - she is also lethal... been out in games twice recently and proving very deadly!

  2. It has been a great Challenge, and your work, fantastic.


  3. Thanks for the kudos Dave.

    BTW, I am accepting early bribes in anticipation of the next Challenge. I even have an instalment plan. :)



    The Geisha and The Cooler King are still some of my favourites!

  4. I do like that lady gunslinger. Very inspiring work.

  5. The Geisha was certainly one of my favourites and of course we should acknowledge that the cooking pot was pretty much your idea!

    1. Thanks Michael, she was a challenge to paint. But he the idea is nothing without the execution - and it's a beauty..


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