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, 13 May 2017

Sudan - Military Railway & mancave updates

With the Partizan game looming up I have been pushing on to complete work on the railway. I am pretty happy with how its come out.

It's 1/55th scale , search for Teamsterz Train on Amazon or E Bay

 Not bad for a total of £15.00
Naval Brigade manning an MG , accompanied by Young Winston

I made a Sudanese construction set laying a rail section too. 

Time to strike camp - there might be some Fuzzies about!

Works are moving on again with the mancave , and I now have the temporary table up to allow me to plan how I will make a more permanent one. 

I will get a movable 8x4 table in with storage underneath , just need to finish designing it and get it built.

Plus I have now received the custom made glass splashback I had ordered to put on the wall above the work surface and below the display cases . Its 1600mm x 360mm and is made up of my own pictures of some of my own units and favourite blog pictures. This will be good protection when using the airbrush , or doing other messy jobs. 


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    1. And you will even be in command of it next weekend!

    2. Brilliant stuff, Dave. Hope you and Martin have a good time and the game goes well.

  2. Brilliant stuff. Its very impressive that you were inspired by a random photo in a book just 2 or so months ago and now this! And while resting he man cave too. Inspiring!

    1. Thanks Paul, really pleased with then result ... off to flick through the books again...

  3. The train has turned out a treat and you can't argue with the price! I really like the way you've created a section of track being laid to add interest too.

    The man cave is certainly looking the business now. The glass splash back is a cracking idea mate. Love it!

    1. Cheers Millsy. I also want to add another flat bed carriage with the large calibrate gun as per the pictures in the book you sent me!

      I am very pleased with the Splashback. I may get another for behind the main paint desk!

  4. It's all just wonderful Dave. Your train has turned out marvelosly and your man cave is a thing of envy. Bravo!

    1. Thanks Curt... hopefully it aids productivity in the winter season!

  5. Love this train...and this room!

  6. Absolutely tremendous Dave, green with envy over here!

  7. Great work with the train Dave :)

  8. Fantastic stuff looking forward to seeing it in the flesh as it were...😀

    1. Thanks .. I might have some spares left over that might be of use for you

  9. Excellent job on the train and the man cave makes me a little green


  10. You must be chuffed with the train Dave and you have done a cracking job on the man cave. I look forward to seeing it at Partizan.

    1. Cheers , yes please pop by and say hello

  11. Excellent work Dave and a great glimpse again in how the Wargames room is coming along. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Great looking train and the room is looking good too!



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
15mm WW2 US engineers
15mm WW2 German tanks

On the PREPATION table.
15mm beach terrain for D Day
15mm flooded areas
15mm beach assault platoons

Storage wars
15mm US Infantry