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.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


I picked up these figures ready painted at the Scarborough show earlier this year to give my Indians some mounted figures. They are Wargames Foundry figures, and i thought they were nicely done and at a reasonable price from Colonel Bills. They are a bit more plains wars than the rest of the collection , but then that's an excuse to get some U.S. Cavalry.

I have been photographing them to make up cards and I particularly like this one. I need to come up with a name ...

Maybe they will get a run out at Blog-Con. Things are still on hold with the mine project until later in the autumn when i get the main work room sorted.

Some comparison shots

 Oniria, Black Scorpion , Galloping Major, Artizan

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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.

WW2 15mm Americans
28mm Sudan Dhows

On the PREPATION table.
10mm ACW
6mm Modern West Germans

28mm WW2 US Marines