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, 17 November 2014

It's not all painting

There is a good bit of preparation work going on at the moment , with lots ready for tackling as I start into the winter challenge. My man-cave time has been boosted with a reduction in day job travelling which is nice. I have however splashed out on another few sets of rules to help things along with the acquisition of "The Sands of Sudan" from Carlo at "With Pyjamas through the Desert" blog - a set of reconstructed Peter Gilder rule, of which I have many bits of already but not a complete view.  I wanted to support Carlo in his endeavour and who can resist a nice new shiny set of rules - and some very nicely designed Random Event cards. With the numbers of Mahdist required on them its a good job I still have a stock in to paint on top of the 600+ I already have. I want to get to 1000 Mahdist foot.


  The gamers play the imperial forces , meanwhile an umpire uses the cards and rules to direct the random elements of Mahdist forces.
All delivered from Australia in just over a week.. thanks Carlo.

I also picked up the latest Pulp Alley release to add to my other sets. - "Vice Alley"

 Some of my collection painted by Loki feature as David asked on the Pulp Alley forum for some to include , which I was more than happy to oblige - appropriately they are in the Gang War pages.

Brushwork has not been entirely absent - so here is a teaser for DC..I have cracked on with main block work on the AWI Highlanders. I want these off the desk for the start of the challenge which should be ok. 



Errr. so that would be so I can start more Highlanders... I must be mad...I need two  36 man units for  the Sudan collection. I am working on a test figure here so I could work out colour schemes. The figure is an old Peter Gilder Connoisseur Sudan range one  , and I will be using these use for the "Black Watch" . It is a joy to paint - not too fiddly and easy to access the details etc.


 few little twiddly bits to do ...

 I suspect the Perry figures I have prepared for the "Gordons"  - which were complete swines to clean up won't be so nice to paint.

22 comments:

  1. Very interesting the rulebook. I have been following Carlo´s work since the first moment, so I´m very interesting in your opinion (and some AAR).
    Great figures!

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    1. Thanks Juan, hopefully next Summer I will enough stuff to give them a good try out

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  2. Lots to like here Dave, but I'm still shuddering at the thought of a 1000 Mahdists - wow!

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    1. Cheers Michael, perhaps one day you shall see it!

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  3. 1,000 Mahdist foot? In 28mm, right? Not 6mm? That would be quite a collection!

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    1. Yep Hugh.. 28mm... I have about 600 as it is... I find them very quick to paint if you don't go OTT with stuff..

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  4. I admire your commitment Dave. I found painting 120 Mahdists was enough for me. :-)

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    1. Millsy, it a bit of a long term project really.. I will add more Majdist foot once I have got a chunk of colonial done..

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  5. Good god! A 1000 Mahdist foot, that's going to look pretty epic all right! I hope you have a suitable figure pigeon-holed for Winston?

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    1. Yeah,, no half measures!,, yes I am mad... Hmm there is something to think on...

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  6. Sensational to see the Higlanders on the site Dave and I am sure any game you put on would be spectacular! Thanks for all your support throughout mate and keep on commanding those Royal Artillery at the Wells of Sinsiri!!

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  7. A thousand Mahdists? I'd have to move house!

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    1. yeah... you got to have a dream... or in this case maybe a vision..

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  8. I have the Sudan rules on order to - can't wait to see them!

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    1. Indeed... They will be with shortly.. One more decent session on those lads , just leaves the half done grenadiers to do..unit painting mono is back..

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  10. He's a bit nice, Dave! I have a copy of Sands, too, and am hugely impressed.

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    1. Cheers Simon... Oh we so have to do this in a proper Grand Manner scale...

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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