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, 19 December 2016

Getting ready for painting...

Its almost time to get the brushes put to work with the start of this years 7th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. I have not painted anything in a while for one reason or another , but there has still be some serious levels of preparation going on over the last few months.

My aim is to "finish" ahem... the Sudan project, well perhaps be able to draw a line under it for the start of a new one.

I have been working on a large British Infantry unit - it will be 60 figures strong , made up from two Perry plastic sets. To make a change I will also do these with the classic red coats too.


Also some work on a British Limbered artillery battery.


The final forces for the Mahdi have also been prepared which will see the collection rise to 1000 Mahdists foot figures , and over 150 mounted figures, and a vessel for the Mahdist river forces.



The "before" shot - everything primed and ready to go - the preparation desk area is full. 


 I am looking forward to getting these all done - and getting ready for a few new projects in the New Year - more of that another time.





25 comments:

  1. some great looking figures on your prep table, I look forward to seeing a few finished shots of your Sudan forces when they are complete

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  2. Blimey - you don't do things by halves do you? Looking forward to seeing the progress with this.

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    1. cheers Paul.. i think i coudl admit to a bit of mission creep with this project!

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  4. Watching you prep these minis and explain your thoughts behind them on the Chat has undoubtedly been a hobbying highlight over the past few weeks Dave... even if you didn't take me up on my suggestion for an undead unit ;-)

    Thanks ever so much for the parcel too. It'll stay wrapped until Christmas Day :-)

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    1. Thanks the prep and chats have been really oroductive

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  5. Looks like a lot of stuff to paint. I like that ship.

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  6. You've got almost as much as me prepped and ready to go! :)

    Best of luck old chap! :)

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  7. Looking...well..erm...daunting. Will try and post my collection of figs tonight

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    1. I am unfazed! Yes bring out yer prep Martin

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  8. A lot of figures... and points! Good luck!

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  9. That is an impressive 'preparation desk'...if a little intimidating! Good luck!

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  10. Good luck with the challenge - just keep thinking of the Sudan collection you'll have at the end of it all!

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    1. Thanks ... that's what is keeping on it!

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  11. That's a lot of figures you have there!!! I just have a few bits ready, honest

    Ian

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  12. My word Dave, nobody does scale quite like you! Best of luck and looking forward to seeing the painting machine in full swing.

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    1. Thanks Michael... be good to be out of the blocks tomorrow ..

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  13. Can't believe this is all you've got prepped. What's the world coming to???

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    1. aah ... but you forget about the stuff that has not been completed in the last few challenges sitting in the drawer!

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  14. Stroll on. I wouldn't be able to finish that 60 figure unit, never mind all of your collection. Definitely envious/impressed/in awe/full of admiration of you.

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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

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff