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, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

This comes around faster every year I am sure! Best wishes to you all, and I hope you have great year  coming up.

This last year has seen an upturn more gaming in than I thought which has been really good. The social interaction on some forums and Facebook pages has also brought a number of us together virtually and literally that culminated in a full days gaming yesterday - I think that will happen more often next year too.

A few shots from yesterdays game day at Scruton :-

Project wise the Sudan has had enough completed to be able to put on very large games - I hope to get this to a a campaign game next year and to run a play by blog game of it later in the year to.

Projects for next year are - finish the Sudan , a 10mm ACW project , and a new improved larger man cave - more about those another time.

anyway - until next year .. have a Happy New Year!


  1. Wonderful table...and Happy New Year!

  2. And a happy new year to you too! :)

  3. A very happy new year, will you be going to the York show in Feb?

  4. Love your Serenity City! Happy New Year to you, Dave!

  5. Happy New Year Dave and always great to see the Serenity board on show.

  6. Happy new year, Dave - I've so many great memories of Serenity! Have a great time!!

  7. > run a play by blog game of it later in the year
    Sign me up right now!!!

    Happy New Year mate. Hope you have a corker!

  8. Great looking game.
    Hope 2017 is an improvement on what was obviously a good 2016.

  9. Every time I see your Western stuff, I'm so envious. Happy New Year anyway :-) !


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.


On the PREPATION table.
WW2 15mm

Storage wars