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.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Dystopian Times - Part 1 Communications tower

This post seems the start of new project. This will be some skirmish gaming for future sci-fi dystopian world.

I picked up some bundles of MDF kits when I was at the Crisis show a few years ago and they have lain in the “to do” pile - it somehow feels appropriate to kick this project off now

This piece is 8 inches diameter by 15 inches high.

I have made this piece into a communications tower. The centre of the build is a Pringles tube. The top part is a recycled yoghurt pot . I have added a piece of car aerial with a wired in red LED to the top . The battery box, switch and wiring are in contained in the pot . This part is removable as well .

This piece was from Products for Wargamers . It went together pretty well

The stash that remains to be built


  1. That's a cracker mate. You've managed to disguise the MDF kit vibe well. Can't wait to see what's next!

    1. Cheers Matey , good to hear from ya . Hope your well

      Plenty of bits to choose from. I want to knock this lot of in the next month of so


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

On the PREPATION table.
15mm Germans WW2
28mm Sudan

Storage wars