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, 14 March 2016

54mm - Ethan Edwards "The Searchers"

As things have in general been a bit dusty on the paint table with work continuing on the Sudan stuff I  wanted to do something a bit different with some strong colour. Here we have another Andrea Miniatures 54mm Cowboy - its the classic John Wayne from the "The Searchers". The film itself can be somewhat dark an disturbing - you just never know if he is going rescue Debbie or kill her...

And by special request from Millsy - a group shot of the 54mm Cowboy collection - shoot out anyone?

High Res Photo

 Right ho - back to "dusty" things....


  1. Lovely paint job.
    The pose says "hello sailor" not John Wayne if you ask me.
    The Yule Brynner model is superb and brilliantly painted.
    Best wishes,

  2. "Do you want me to paint a PICTURE?" Great line from the Duke from a great movie. Wonderful job Dave.

  3. Splendid job Dave and great to see that group shot - they really are very special.

  4. Awesome job, love the scenery...

  5. Great painting work, very nice! The group is amazing.

  6. Some excellent work there, Dave!

  7. I've enjoyed every one of these mate. Absolutely amazing.


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