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, 10 March 2014

Mahdist Cavalry

I have finished up the cavalry elements for the Mahdist forces required for my 2nd El Teb battle. These are made up of 12 Baggara Cavalry and 6 more Beja Camel to add the 6 I already have.

These are all Perry figures. I must say the standard of casting was awful , with lots of worms and lines and some pitting. If I had not had some of them so long in the lead pile I would have sent them back.

On the Baggara I replaced the "chocolate fireguard" bendy spears supplied with the casting with some piano wire one that I shaped the end of into a point and then soldered them in to the riders hands.

I have also completed another leader for them as well

So that's the hard work done for the Sudan - the masses of the Mahdists. Time to move to some colonials .Now of course the 9th Bengal Lancers Hodson's horse were not at El Teb , but i fancy doing something a bit interesting as well. So i am going to be using Peter Gilder figures here - the Connoisseur range ones and doing some full on conversions on the units.

so here is a starter, the soldering iron has been out again. The one on the left is the original casting

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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.

28mm Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

WW2 D Day game