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, 18 January 2018

Cold War Gone Hot - Soviet Helicopters and Infantry

Previous to  the recent game I had completed a few new units to add to my Soviet forces. Hind helicopters and infantry units.

I drilled and inserted a small magnet into the helicopter to attach them to some flight stand pegs - to which I had also added a magnet. The individual pegs are around 10mm and can be easily added to vary the height as required. They are the type used in Wings of Glory - i bought a bag of 100 from e-bay.

I have done two lots of basing with multiple and individual stands

I completed enough Infantry for a motor rifle unit - with infantry, heavy weapons, ATGW etc.

Both lots were by Heroics and Ros - I need to do another lot of infantry some time i think.


  1. Impressive job, lovely helicopters!

  2. Oooooh...They look cracking! Well done!

  3. Fantastic work mate! They've gone straight to the inspiration folder :)
    Look forward to seeing whatever comes next.


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