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.

Monday, 12 February 2018

A thanks to MartinN - AKA Nick - and a shout out for Setting the Scene by Pat Smith

I have been a bit remiss in getting this posted , and I am playing catch up. I have long been a fan of Nicks work that appears on his fine Blog (Molterei's bunte Welt) . We met up in person at Crisis in November, and just after I sent over some bits for his ongoing Spanish Civil War project that were languishing in my lead mountain with no plans to see the light of day. However just after christmas a parcel turned up from Nick with an absolutely wonderfully painted figure -  a Centurion of the dromedarii



Nick tells me the camel (or precisely the dromedary) was by A&A miniatures, the shield by LBM Studios and rider from Aventine Miniatures.



I really appreciate the time and effort here Nick and he graces my display shelves with pride, and who knows while I have never done much ancients stuff - if i can get army with these in  it could swing it!

The other item that arrived around Christimas is my copy of Pat Smith's (Wargaming with Silver Whiste blog) Setting the Scene book.


If you ever want to know all about creating winter scenes - this is the tome for you . Full of advice suitable for the beginner to veteran terrain and model maker - top job Pat.


Again - not a project I have definite plans for , but your never know where the interest takes you do you. I am glad I have a copy that pulls everything together in one place.


Pat has announced a second and probably final print run - so don't miss out on a copy .



20 comments:

  1. That is an absolutely lovely camel miniature and paint job! Lucky you, and ace work Molterei

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    1. Yes lucky me... wonder if I can persuade Nick to do another 19 of em !

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    2. Thanks Roy!

      @Dave: You‘ll never know until you try ;-)

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  2. Wonderful painting..and scenery, lucky man!

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    1. Cheers . I can at least take some credit for the scenery! The rocky outcrops are by JG Miniatures intented for 54mm toy soldiers and priced as you expect for that market.. good job I picked them as gifts!

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  3. Wow! What a great gift, matched only in its quality by your own generosity, Dave. I could just see that at the head of a large Ancients army, so it'd be great to see you start one ;-)

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    1. Indeed... as if 8 don’t have enough projects as it is! Stop it!

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    2. Dave you know there’s nothing like enough projects.

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  4. Fantastic painting which stands up to the artificially intense scrutiny afforded by a close up. The setting the scene book will help in creating a Frostgrave set up.

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    1. Indeed it does . Hence I left it as full high resolution shot as well

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  5. Hi Dave,
    Nick is a master with the paintbrush and the figure looks superb.
    Thanks very much for the Shout and I am glad you like the book.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. You’re welcome ..I had an enjoyable afternoon reading my way through it and wandering off on plannng new projects .

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  6. Other bloggers can be very generous - what a fantastic, if slightly unusual, figure!

    I've heard of Pat Smith's book and I have to admit that I've been tempted to get a copy for myself...

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  7. Many an army starts with one figure 🙂 nice book too.

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  8. You‘re welcome Dave. I‘d love to see a camel riding Roman army riding into battle straight off your painting table ;-)

    I totally agree on Pat‘s excellent book. A must have in any collection I dare say.

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    1. i just hope i am all camelled out after the Sudan!

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  9. stunning figure, he is a bit of a genius isn't he. Now snow that would intresting, battle of the bulge

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  10. Yeah Nick did his usual excellent work and I agree Pat's book is simply outstanding and a must have!

    Christopher

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Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
28mm French Naploeonics
15mm WW2
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2
28mm Necromunda

In the PLANNING
WW2 D Day game