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.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

WIP - Back to the brushes

I have finally got some brush time in. I have a game coming up at the Battleground show with the Old Guard group. We are getting the ACW stuff out again - so I am topping up the Union infantry with another 30 or so stands , and doing 6 limbers for my Confederates.

Limber teams coming along nicely
Stockton on Tees 24th November - its looking like a good show 

I am working on clearing out some other long term paint desk squatters as well to clear the decks prior to the AHPC winter challenge.  Some tanks, bash bazooka and unit a of Naploeonics need clearing out by Xmas .

Martin, James and I are down to run a game at Hammerhead and it looks like we are going Pulp style to recreate "Tales of the Gold Monkey"

I managed to source a 1/48th kit to make "Cutters Goose"

its something a bit different which is nice. Anyway - back to wielding brushes which is nice


  1. Very impressive limbers and crewmen.

  2. Productive as always, I like the idea of bashing stuff out to make space to get even more done for the challenge....shouldn’t you be resting before the challenge ?

    1. The desk has been too cluttered , which is hindering productivity .. so it’s git to be done !

  3. Nice limber teams Dave , and that seaplane looks great :)

    1. Thanks Tamsin , looking forward to making the plane

  4. Great looking limbers Dave, very fine. Well done.

    1. Thanks Robbie . At least in 10mm they don’t bust the bank,,, still need to get another 10 sourced and done mind


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 Napoleonic Brits
15mm WW2 US engineers
15mm WW2 German tanks

On the PREPATION table.
15mm beach terrain for D Day
15mm flooded areas
15mm beach assault platoons

Storage wars
15mm US Infantry