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.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

A Crisis visit - part 2 The Games

There were lots of different games last weekend. I spent the first hour wandering around taking in the spectacle - and drawing inspiration. So here are some the items that caught my eye.

Loved the baloon in this Congo game

3d Print Arnhem 1944

Loved the buildings
Nice trees... 
The peat ship of Breda game - cracking modelling

30 Corps break outing large scale! 

Modern special forces - Spectre
Gangster! Chicago Way
18th Century game - great model making

Flying machines!
The massive fantasy game - some amount of work

Its really got me thinking about doing a game next year...


  1. Some awesome looking stuff there! Thanks for sharing Dave

  2. Go on do a game next year, you know want to! Great photos too.

    1. Just need to get a plan pulled together ... I will see how it goes

  3. Some beautiful games in that lot. As Paul said, thanks for sharing mate.

  4. Fantastic pictures, they capture the best parts of the convention perfectly.

  5. Cracking photographs Dave, love that balloon too.

  6. If you pay for my travel fares, board and lodging, meals and remember to mention my name in the awards acceptance speech, I'll come and give you a hand with your game :P

    [this is meant as a joke, for those who don't know me]

  7. There were some very inspiring tables on display there.


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 Sudan
28mm Necromunda

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2 Landing craft
1/200 ME262

WW2 D Day game