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, 10 August 2016

Going Loco...

Well more a visit to the local model railway club annual show (Cleveland Model Railway Club). This is normally a pretty good one , and this year again was a decent standard. There are always good tips , materials , tools and inspiration to be picked up. There is I think a lot of cross over in the skills between railway modelling and wargaming.

 The large steel work lay our looked good - just needed more tanks!

Certainly some fine modelling skill involved


then it was look for some bits n bobs
I picked up an A2 and A4 cutting mat to refresh the work desk.

A static grass applicator, new "helping hands" tool, small anvil and pin vice

Some LED lights for the Gangster buldings , plus a couplE of "wagons" from the everything a £1 casualty bin - to rework for the Sudan railway..

Overall a good few hours out.

24 comments:

  1. I love model train layouts! There is a massive one on the top floor of a shopping mall in downtown Berlin that my son and I visited three or four times last summer. It is, naturally, of Berlin, and they seem to be adding new sections to it all the time. Really something to see if you find yourself in the city sometime.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. That is some impressive modelling!

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  3. Looks like a great show. I've have dabbled in model RRing, but prefer the social and research aspects of wargaming. I agree that there's a lot of learning opportunities between hobbies.
    Cheers, Peter

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  4. Good fun are model train shows. Ours is in September. Always a great place to grab some of those oddities that are often missing from game stores. Looks like you did well with your finds.

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    1. Indeed they are. Worth going I think

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  5. Nice pics and nice loots! :)

    Reminds me - must get an A2 cutting mat for my desk...

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    1. The two cost £9 which I thought was a bargain.

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  6. Really nice!

    I'm helping my Dad reinvigorate our layout in the attic these days, and it's great how much of my 'gaming knowledge is coming in handy.

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  7. I really like that anvil Doc, is I hardened steel and what was the price if you don't mind me asking.

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    1. It is.. It was £6.99 ... Will have a look and see which company it came from

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  8. Interesting day out. Given that railway modellers have more mainstream appeal I wondered whether the pricing of their tools etc. were more competitive then those at a wargames show. Any idea on the comparison Dave?

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    1. Paul, indeed yes I thought they were reasonably priced than Wargame show type

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  9. Fabulous show and some lovely swag; static grass applicator, didn't know I needed one of the until I saw yours! :D

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    1. Funny... My thought when I saw it...

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  10. Some mad skills on display at the model railway show, Dave. I am greatly relieved you did, however, manage to exit with some loot ;) Static grass applicator - I shall be watching carefully and with interest!

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    1. Oh yes, loot was indeed the primary purpose!

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  11. Great stuff Dave. That table looks ready and able for the next Painting Challenge. :)

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    1. cheers Curt - its getting along nicely..

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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
10mm ACW, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
Pulp Alley