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, 7 January 2019

Normandy 44 - Extra recon

I have done a top with some more recon elements added for my US forces , with more M8 Greyhounds (one of my favourite US vehicles) , jeeps and recon teams. I also added in some 2 and 1/2 ton trucks as well - I need some more of these in the future too.

I magnetised the turrets , and added in twin aerials for the M8s

The M8s are by Forged In Battle- nicely cast in resin with metal guns

the trucks are by Battlefront Flames of War

well with a US army I reckon you always need more jeeps!

Jeeps and figures are Battlefront FoW

next up is the more pressing need to top up the US Infantry.


  1. Splendid collection of vehicles!

  2. Great looking vehicles and troops. I will keep Forged in Battle in mind.

  3. Beautifully done Dave! Great attention to detail with these aerials. Don‘t know if I‘d have bothered as I‘m a lazy git.

  4. Nice work Dave........you definately need more 🤔


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

On the PREPATION table.

Storage wars