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, 22 August 2016

Other Partizan Weekend

This weekend saw a trip down to Newark for the second Partizan show. We decided to make a weekend of it and spend some time on Saturday at the National Civil War museum - which was was very good. It was then  pleasant few hours in the Prince Rupert pub followed by the curry house with Simon Miller and friends. - Cheers guys it was good night.

Sunday saw a visit to the show - which is rapidly becoming my favourite venue since it moved to the showground. There were plenty of high quality games on show , and good mix of traders for me. I met up with a number of people for a chat - but still missed some (less said about  Mark Allen and coffee down the white shirt incident.the better)

Any on with some eye candy..

Plenty of "Lootz" too !!

 Some cracking terrain bits for the Sudan from Adrian's Walls 

Jetty and rowing boats from Ainsty

Ready made wall set for Tree Fellas

Pick up a very large order from Warbases - lots of stuff to base coming up - all with precut holes for magnets.

A "top up" of Mahdist cavalry  x 12

 The Partizan free figure of Mary Seacole will stand duty in the Sudan mediacla section I think. Plus i found this officer figure drinking tea... 

Its been a period of stocking up recently - the storeage boxes are now full.... ready for the painting to come.The previously empty paint desk is now full with a large Sikh battallion under way.


  1. Most impressive tables lucky man...and wonderful 'terrain bits for the Sudan'...

    1. I was very impressed with the standard of the games - very motivational

  2. Some great looking tables. Particularly love the second one! Nice haul, too...love the Tree Fellas stuff? Do they have a website or do they only do shows?

    1. that was a cracking French indo china game - really good

  3. What a splendid looking show and loving the loot!

  4. Nice looking games and great loots :)

  5. Great post Dave. I wish one day to be able to attend another convention however I just have to purchase a plane ticket.

  6. Nice loot mate! That building with the tower is gorgeous.

    1. Cheers Millsy. I was a bit expensive , but worth it in terms of time saving alone to build one I thought. Adrian does some great stuff

  7. This show is really interesting; great stuff there, too!
    I need to investigate about The Tree Fellas...

    1. Juan - thier email is "thetreefellas@tiscali.co.uk"

  8. Ah, this brings back good memories of this past spring. Glad you had a great day out Dave! (Must look into those Tree Fellas...)

  9. Fantastic haul, Dave - looks to have been a great day out!


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
28mm French Naploeonics
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2

WW2 D Day game
28mm Necromunda