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.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Paint desk and mancave updates

Since the Partizan show I have re tidying up and re-organising the storage boxes to make better use of those I have - and they are all now stored away until the next big game on August at The Other Partizan event on the 20th of August. In the mean time I have an upcoming game of VBCW to look forward to with the guys from the Old Guard club near Northallerton. Its being run by Martin (28mm Heroes blog) so look forward to seeing what he does with it.

The paint desk now has a few different things on it for a change as I am doing a few units for friends,

28mm Stradiots - Italian Renaissance cavalry for Curt  

10mm Napoleonic Mamalukes for Gerry 

my own 10mm ACW , and more bits of railway track for the Sudan and my cowboys.
The man cave works have been progressing in between things. My display cases are all now up.

The preparation , airbrushing and soldering area. 

Additional shelving added above the main painting area

The central area of the room is clear - awaiting my new bespoke games table. 

Central area from the other side ... 8x4 table to go in there..

hopefully the new games table will be built in the next week or so...


  1. Looking fantastic Dave! You can hear the other AHPC guys trembling at what this might do to boost your productivity...

    1. It might add a figure or two to the output ... ;-)

  2. Replies
    1. Cheers... first game in the planning phase..

  3. It really is looking splendid Dave.

    1. Thank you .. it's getting there!

  4. That is a very nice set up Dave and quite a busy workbench.

    1. Cheers Paul .. it's coming along ..plenty of lead being stocked up for later in the year too

  5. Excellent set up and still so well organised.

  6. Crikey. It looks a little too well organised if you ask me. Where's all the organised chaos that is a vital ingredient to painting little figures.

    I love the hoover, though. Not many man caves will have their own hoover! Respect.

    1. I have to say the Dyson was a very recent addition , it's proving very handy keeping the mess under control!

  7. Bloody hell Dave, do you have ADH, that is a very neat and tidy desk and room. I try to keep my room fairly orderly but it always ends up a chaotic mess.

    1. Oh chaos will be along right enough when I start the next big project!

    2. It's been 20 years in the planning .. so I better look after it!

  8. Your hobby space looks fantastic Dave! I particulalry like that trio of painting cabinets on the wall. I can see some treasures in there. (And I love the balloon waiting in the wings.)

    1. Thanks... I am considering some more cabinets in due course too.. nice to be able to view the fruits of ones labours!


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
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2

Thinking about some 28mm Napoleonic one offs ..