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.

Thursday, 9 February 2012


Again something a little different. Part of the painting challenge is to complete a Viking for Curt. As you might expect I decided to play around with one. This is a Crusader Miniatures figure with an arm removed and replaced with one with a sword - after all you can't have too many weapons can you. The shield had a strap created from flattened wire and attached to the figure. The design on the shield is painted freehand. I also had the order for basing material turn up from Antenocitis Workshop - nice and promptly too, an excellent choice of grasses, cork, pumice ,and slate chippings has now been laid in.


  1. Curt will be well chuffed with this little guy!!

  2. Yes a nice looking figure and good work on the conversions again.

    I have yet to do my Viking!

  3. Hi, I have just come across your excellent blog.
    Superb work all round.

    1. Thanks Pat - and Ditto - stunning work on yours... inspirational in fact

  4. I'm sure Curt will be very pleased with this addition! A very nice job, well done Sir!!


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.

Cameron Highlanders for the Sudan, Egyptian Camel Corps

On the PREPATION table.
Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan
1/300th buildings

Death in the Dark continent stuff
Pulp Alley
28mm Napoleonics