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, 8 February 2018

Sudan - Egyptian Camel Corps

I have completed one of the more oddball units for the collection this week - the Egyptian Camel Corps. It was first raised as an irregular unit in 1883 and served throughout the period.

The figures are by Old Glory - and have a lot of character - even if they have the odd unusual pose to them .

There are 24 mounted , 24 dismounted in close order and 6 skirmishing . I also completed 3 Perry mounted Egyptian commanders as I have a number of the Egyptian army battalions to be painted soon

Overall very pleased how these came out. - and another large unit completed.


  1. Are you telling me, that in the time it took me to paint nine twenty-eight mil' figures, a few odd bits of scatter terrain, and a couple of little space ships, this - and those other kilted troops - are all you've done! One of us isn't in the others league!!

    Cracking work, Dave. And I really like how you've done the skirmish basing. Very nice work!

    1. Cheers Roy. I like to do some nice basework on the larger skirmish bases . For a larger scale project like this I am not a fan of single bases and sabot trays etc .

  2. Thats a very natty looking unit Dave. I do like camel units, it always struck me as being an animal totally unsuited for warfare.

    1. Cheers Robbie .. you could be right , they seem so temperamental!

  3. Well done Dave, lovely colors on these camels, a beautiful unit!

  4. I agree with Roy- although the painting is great work, the way you have based the skirmishers really catches the eye.

    1. Cheers , there are plenty of other examples like that in the collection too , they are on the blog too.

  5. Outstanding stuff from the 'definitive mass historical hobby painter' :-)

  6. Lovely units Dave ...high level of productivity as always 😀

  7. Wonderful looking troops Dave! You truly are the ‚master of camels‘.

    1. Cheers Nick.. after doing about 200 of the bu@@ers , I am getting the hang of it!

  8. These are fantastic Dave and I had no idea that Old Glory had an Egyptian Camel Corps series available. Well done.

  9. Very fine indeed mate. The Egyptians are often neglected yet they played their part.


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
28mm French Naploeonics
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2

WW2 D Day game
28mm Necromunda