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, 18 January 2012

Mahdist Camels

I have a few older Connoisseur casting to try out so have completed 5 of theses.I soldered the riders in place as there was not much surface area for gluing in place.  I really like the look of the camel it is well designed, The running ones have some real movement in them. They are done a basic Yellow Ochre Humbrol 83 colour and highlighted up using Vallejo Yellow Ochre and a White mix , this is applied slightly thinned to the higher areas that need defining. The falling one is a straight casting no work required. The riders are a basic casting without loads of detail, and are done with a white undercoat and the skin tone is a Humbrol Leather 62 washed on , and then given a further wash of a flat brown. The jibbah is washed with a thinned Vallejo khaki or Andrea linen white colour  and then the tops highlighted with a neat white. Coloured patches added. They were quick to do and that was the real test , as these will be the first of around 150 that will be added to the collection - and it is the mass that will really impress.



  1. Snap... :o))


  2. Th figures look great as I love this period


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.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .