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, 4 September 2019

Sudan - 21st Lancers

Continuing on with the Omdurman theme , I need to have the 21st Lancers represented . As it wasn’t a unit that’s was particularly on my radar to complete for the collection overall I have just kept it to the  few figures I had in the depth of the lead pile. These are a bit unusual though. They are a one piece casting that has all the look of a Peter Gilder sculpt , but don’t match anything I can find from the old Connoisseur catalogue . I picked them up off e bay  many years ago ..

I decided to base them as a unit as per that other large army loon Simon Miller... using one  of his 20cm large bases .

I soldered the lances into place so  they have an at the charge appearance too. Now if only I can find some more I would make a bigger unit

Anyways that is the prep work all done for filming the battle of Omdurman. 


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 odd bits

On the PREPATION table.
10mm ACW
WW2 15mm

Storage wars