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.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Normandy 44 - Table progress

What with one thing and another I have not managed to catch up on the blog , but progress has been being made on various projects. Most notably the Normandy 44 project US forces , and terrain pieces. So much so we have a starter game today with Martin C and James M contributing troops and other bits of terrain.

So some initial shots of my set up today - pre extra terrain bits and troop deployment -
initial set up with my terrain bit - need more clutter yet

4 ground buildings - still to be tarted up 

10 feet of bocage hedging made yesterday - I reckon at least another 30 feet  required. 

last of the vehicles for now 

the box is filling nicely , another infantry platoon and anti tank guns on the table at the moment

More terrain pieces have been sourced - including a great looking classic Norman church from Tiger Terrain. - looking forward to painting it.

it also comes with a ruined bell tower section which is interchangeable 

As for other progress -I have also finished a West German battlegroup for Team Yankee

Anyway plenty to keep me busy, and I will be moving on D Day landing forces coming up . 


  1. Lovely table, Dave, simply lovely. Well worth a trip up North I reckon just to see it in action, and of course, your sparkly personality would be the icing on the cake ;-) I'm green with envy!!

  2. Great to hear from you and my word the table is looking good.

    1. Thanks Michael.. the table got even better too..

  3. Realistic and splendid, inspiring terrain!

  4. That table looks ace and I‘m really looking forward to read some AAR‘s soon.

  5. Looking awesome mate! Keen to see that church painted up, looks like a lovely piece.

    1. Cheers Millsy. Me too, plus I have 4 other buildings by the same guy to do too, they are just as nice.


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