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, 31 December 2014

Sudan - Brigade Square

 Progress is going well now, with the enough troops to create a decent sized brigade square. Millsy asked for a full size picture , so here you are..All the troops here are Connoissuer Miniatures

I have another brigade to complete, it's all primed and ready to go. This one will mainly be Perry figures. There are also two Hussar units , one of which the horses are now done. There are also skirmish bases underway to. I should finish this lot all by March.

That will leave me the Camel Corp ( which are going to be expensive to source as mounted and dismounted required)and a steamer (got my eye on the Sarissa one - but may scratch build) to  complete the Imperial forces.


  1. Dave, you paint your 28mm faster than I do 6mm, and your results are still infinitely better than mine :-) Clearly you are a master of this hobby and the Sheik of the Sudan in my books. Have a top New Year!

    1. Cheers, I have been at this lark a while! Have a great one yourself!

  2. By Jingo Dave, that's an impressive display ofImperial might.
    Cheers, PD

  3. That square is just stunning Dave. Looking forward to the camels and I, too, have my eye on that steamer - just looks so cool! Happy New Year my good man.

    1. cheers Michael! we can never have to many steamers!

  4. Ask and ye shall receive! Bloody awesome sir. Smashing eye candy.

  5. Simply splendid Dave - growing at a rapid and beautifully painted rate.

    1. Thanks Carlo, indeed it is, but still a bit to go

  6. Yep, that looks pretty splendid! It'll need a *lot* of dervishes to tackle these boys - but then you *have* a lot, don't you :-) ?

    1. Thanks Hugh, but rally one must have at least a 1000 of the beggars to make it work while.


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.

10mm ACW
28mm Bashi Bazooks
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2

Thinking about some 28mm Napoleonic one offs ..