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.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Stan Hollis Memorial Fund - can you help?


Stanley E. Hollis VC 1912 - 1972

"The only serviceman to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day June 6, 1944, for his actions at Gold Beach, La Rivière, The Mont Fleury Battery and Crépon, during the Normandy Invasion of Europe.
"An immensely brave and modest family man, born at Archibald Street, Middlesbrough, on September 21, 1912.
"A never-to-be-forgotten leader, protector and inspiration to his comrades."
© Mike Morgan, author of the authorised biography "D-Day Hero: CSM Stanley Hollis VC".

CSM Stanley E. Hollis of the Green Howards/Yorkshire Regiment was the only British serviceman to be awarded the Victoria Cross on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Sadly, his gallant actions are almost unrecognised in his home town of Middlesbrough. This Memorial Fund has been established to rectify the oversight and erect a suitable memorial.Can you help to make this a reality? Currently at £115,000 out of a target of £150,000 - Official site link

The Memorial

Artist's impression of the Stanley Hollis VC Memorial

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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