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.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Sudan - Bengal Lancers on camels & vignette pieces

This is a little left field unit to add to the Sudan collection. I found a little line drawing of a bengal lancer mounted on a camel from my 1880's edition of Cassels War in the Sudan. So I thought a small unit of these was a valid project.

They are a marriage of Bengal Lancer figures and camels from the old connoisseur range sold by Bicorne . I had to do a little work on making the front saddle pommel from milliput , but other than that a fairly simple job.

Next I picked up a pack of Foundry figures at Hammerhead - these were for AZW , they  just needed a little bit of work to file of the cuff details -
a pair busy hammering in range markers 

wounded pair and wounded dragging an ammo box. 

I am back on to ww2 stuff coming up as work progresses on a D Day game for June. 


  1. Beautiful units, especially the Bengal Lancers imho...

  2. Nice camel unit, splendid 😀

  3. Spiffing work my friend! Really like what you‘ve done with the lancers but those wounded are just superb.

  4. Lovely work Dave! Never get tired of seeing your camels. :)


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.

Dystopian Times project stuff

On the PREPATION table.

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