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.

Saturday 23 March 2013

A Call to Muster 23rd March Middlesbrough - Good fun was had!

The Old West Collection has been out on the road this week at the new show "A Call to Muster" in Middlesbrough. So a few shots of the the full town, and some of the fun. We ran it as a participation and had few games, roping in Andy from Ainsty Castings -for the last one which was nice as I had a pile of his kit on the table (Andy - thanks for the discount on the next distraction project! - you lot will just have to guess)

And a few more kindly provided by Count Belisarius

Plenty of action with a couple of participation games held - the undertaker has his hands full. Although it was good a job good old Warbases had delivered a new load of "out of ammo" markers , there was some terrible shooting - a one point everyone was "out of ammo". Thinking about taking it on the road to WARTORN at Scarborough next.

Friday 22 March 2013

A call to Muster - Middlebrough show 23rd March

This new show will take place tomorrow at the Southlands Centre in Middlesbrough - same venue as "Smoggycon".

Teesshows website

The show sees the return of Dave & Tom who ran the the Stockton show for many years. Welcome back guys.Show proceeds are going towards the Royal British Legion.

There is the usual mix of Traders, Gamers, Re-enactors , Model displays and Charlies "Bring & Buy"

I shall be there with the "Serenity Flatts" collection putting on a game or two through the day. I shall get some photos of the full set up prior to kick off. Of course i may pick up an odd bit of shineyness to feed the inner magpie.

The traders list so far:-
1 SK Miniatures – A wide range of Large Scale Figures

2 Northumbria Games Ltd – The Boardgames Specialist

3 Wargames Recon Magazine -The North East’s Wargames Magazine

4 Old Glory Corporation - Wargame Figures from the New World

5 Little Star Miniatures – Wargaming and Hobby Supplier

6 Rathbone Games/Midlam Miniatures – A range of Fantasy Products

7 Hoka Hey Wargaming - Wargaming terrain sets manufacturer

8 David Lancaster Books – Military History Specialist

9 Ainsty Castings – Resin Scenics and Accessories for gamers

10 Crucible of Lead - Figures from various periods/Sci-Fi

11 Pendraken - 10mm Wargames Specialist

12 Minibits - Supplier all those little bits and bobs you need to get your miniatures on to the table.

13 Halifax Modellers World - Large and Small Scale Kit Retailer

14 Gateshead Gaming – Warhammer & Lots of Other Figures

15 Guardhouse Games – Games Workshop & Plastic Model Kits

16 Games of War – 28mm Wargame Supplies

17 Colonel Bill's Wargames Depot – The Depot for an expanding range of wargame products

18 Offensive Miniatures - manufacturer of traditional 28mm Wargames figures

19 Under The Bed Enterprises - Figure & Vehicle Painter and Retailer

20 Warmill – Manufacturer of laser-cut terrain and bases

21 Worley Books - Quality Books at Affordable Prices

22 Warlord Games - Large range of metal & plastic 28mm figures

23 MTFG Hobbies – Models, Trains & Fantasy Games

24 Victorian Toy Soldiers – 54mm Toy Soldier style figures

25 Four A Miniatures – Fantasy miniatures manufacturer

26 Lesley's Bits Box/KR Multicases – The names say it all

27 Graham's Wuerkshoppe – Seller of previously enjoyed wargame items

In terms of painting out put - it has been abysmal due to far too much real life getting in the way.. I hope to return to normal service after the Easter Break!