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.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Goodbye 2015 - Hello 2016

It's that time of the year. I must say its not been a great year hobby wise, it started well but went downhill from Easter... But at least it gives plenty of improvement opportunity for 2016. More gaming is required in 2016 . I have booked into Hammerhead in March taking the cowboy game on the road again. Also booked in for a weekend in Warwick with AMG forum to run a Sudan game in June. The end of June will be at Scarborough hopefully where I want to have the Gangster game up and running, that will also be out at the new Stockton summer show in early July too . So hopefully will catch up with some of you around.... Perhaps even another Blog Con..

With a bit of luck the brushes will be twirling again shortly.

So here is wishing you all a very Happy , Healthy and Prosperous 2016!


  1. "So here is wishing you all a very Happy , Healthy and Prosperous 2016!"

    Ditto (sorry, I was feeling lazy). :)

    I'll probably see you at the Stockton show in July.

  2. I wish you a really happy New Year!!!

  3. A Happy New Year to you too! Obviously, we want to see and hear more about your painting & gaming activities (well, I certainly do) so I hope 2016 is a good hobby year for you.

  4. Happy 2016, health, success and lots of wargaming

  5. Same to you matey. Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year!

    (Phew, made it before easter . . . .)


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