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, 13 March 2017

Sudan - Royal Engineers

Engineers are always a good source of scenario fodder I think . Build a bridge, fort, be escorted to some place or other, so I have taken the opportunity to utilise and convert some spare figures. These were Perry gunners left over from the last gun battery. I have added a range of tools into hands (tools from Thormarillion in Germany) having removed the rammers. I also completed two waggons & 4 lots of  stores (bits by Ainsty) sections . The mules for the waggon are by Tiger Miniatures , again left overs from the battery limber teams - all good recycling. The two waggons and loads are by Warbases. I have left them without drivers etc for now as they will do service in other conflicts I think - likewise I will probably revisit the missing traces etc at some point this year.

The Officer of Engineers is an old Connoisseur figure who has gone native , having taken a shine to his tarboosh!

This will be the last Sudan painting post for a while - as the old man cave is wrappd up as work starts on creating the new and improved one.. 

There will be some more games coming up . I am also booked in to attend the Partizan show in May


  1. Wonderful work Dave, I love the conversions.

  2. The painting juggernaut which is Dave & the Sudan just keeps on going, and what a corking posting it is too. Sorry to hear this'll be the last for a while, although that gives me time to at least look at "The Men Who Would Be Kings" and think about painting a couple of minis myself ;-)

    1. Looking forward to a bit of R &R from it actually

  3. Lovely additions! I shall miss your Sudan posts...though I may, perhaps, feel less like a lazy sod now!

  4. Another excellent addition. Love it and love the basing as well. cheers

  5. Brilliant work Dave- love the range of tools and the excellent depiction of the lads ready for a days building...or destruction!!

    1. Oh a few wagon loads of Powder should make a good scenario alright!

      Cheers Carlo!

  6. Tarboosh?! It's a bloody fez! ;)

    Lovely work Dave. Every army needs its engineers.


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 Napoleonic Brits

On the PREPATION table.

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