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.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sudan - Thundering Hooves!

I have finished up the remaining mounted troops for the Mahdists that were in the lead pile. This consisted of 12 Baggara Cavalry , and 12 rifle armed Beja camel riders - both lots by Perry. This take the total mounted force to 80 figures altogether  - not far of the original intent of 100. I might go for 50 Baggara , and 75 camels.

All the mounted out for a ride...

the new camel riders

the new Baggara.
The lead pile for the Sudan is steadily shrinking  -  may need a top up!

Next up some Indian army or Sudanese I think..


  1. What a beautiful and impressive cavalry!

  2. Dave,
    these are wonderful, when I saw some of these at the AMG, I really wanted to get my greedy hands on them, absolutely top notch.

    1. Sure we can set up a game somewhere local in the North East

  3. This is a GREAT mounted force! Fantastic work.

  4. Stunning! What a sight Sir, absolutely tremendous.

  5. You never do things by halves mate! Absolutely glorious. If it were up to me I'd add more Baggara horse.

  6. Fantastic stuff - I'm still amazed at the pace you can get piles of miniatures this well painted and on the tabletop. I shall try to be inspired instead of despairing :)

  7. A fantastic addition to the collection. I also have a few addition camels and cavalry figures I need to finish for my collection....very inspiring.

  8. Cracking work Dave - just gorgeous.

  9. That looks amazing - brilliant stuff.


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