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, 25 January 2018

Sudan - Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

I have been revisiting the Sudan collection and plan to do a good few more units coming up. One of the last major British units I wanted to completed was the Camerons. I decided to do these in the classic red tunic as they fought in red at the battle of Ginnis.

The unit is 48 figures plus a mounted officer. I still have to complete a skirmish company for them - I thought I had the figures in stock , but turns not not - something to rectify at the York show.

The delights of how to paint the Tartan! 
This completes the 3 highland battalions for the Sudan. I want to complete one more British battalion , not sure which just yet , plus the New South Wales battalion.

Glad to get these completed - they took an age!


  1. Absolutely stunning Dave and reminds me very much of the wonderful red coated units that Dave Thomas had in his forces in done early Wargames Worlds. I think I might need to raise one of these myself Dave.

  2. Top stuff! They look exceptionally well.

    "I want to complete one more British battalion , not sure which just yet..."
    The answer to that should always be the Green Howards. Even if it would be erroneous!

  3. What a splendid red line, superb!

  4. Beautifully done. The tartan came out great.

  5. I know it nearly drove you nuts but the outcome is spectacular mate. They are just beautiful!

    1. Yep , they were a real effort , but it paid off in the end .

  6. That looks like a lot of hard work. I think you must have a much steadier (and finer!) paintbrush than I have. Many congratulations on the end result; they're top quality!

  7. Wonderful work Dave. I'll be trying out your pattern recipe in the future.

  8. Struggling to find the right words to describe these Dave. They are absolutely stunning mate. Well worth the effort you invested.


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