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.

Monday, 22 April 2013

the NOT at Salute post..

I could not manage to make the numbers add up to make it worth while to trek down to Salute. It would have been good to catch up with the blogger crowd - I shall make it next year. I have had an enjoyable day surfing around the blogs catching up on the eye candy.

Overall there was nothing particularly tempting that I needed to be there to get hold of. , so I spent the train fare on feeding the inner Magpie instead.

Now just as I was thinking that the Old West collection was finished I consulted the "to do" list created after the outing it had in early March.. So I give you the new "Shineybloodyitis" additions.

 A host of goodies by Ainsty, Dixon, Knuckleduster , Crusader and Steve Barber

Additions for the gallows and the undertakers.. by Dixon Miniatures

The beginning of the Serenity Flatts Mineral Extraction Company. - By Ainsty..

 More bits for the camp area by Dixon.... now all I need is Mongo...
 Construction workers for the new buildings by Dixon
 The "Marvelous 7" set by Knuckleduster.. well you can;t have too many gunfighter can you.... no really can you?
 A bit of a left field set - a Weird West pack by Ainsty - if anyone wants the WEREWOLF let me know it is surplus to requirements.

Also a top up of Hitchin post horses, and team horses for the second Stagecoach , and another project the "Snake Oil" seller..more on this another time.


O.K. Enough shiny things. Finally something with paint on!! It's been a hectic period , and the tendonysis has been playing up as well . Here we have mob enforcer "Luigi Carbonara" for the Bootlegger Public Enemy No1 game.

 Dixon miniatures
Also the motor pool has been enhanced with few more additions at bargain rates on e-bay, just a little weathering to do.






28 comments:

  1. I did my "I Didn't Go To Salute" post yesterday. After all the work of reading them, I felt like they needed to read me!

    My new addiction is westerns and that Dixon and Ainsty stuff is tempting me sorely. I've got to have a victim for my gallows.

    This is looking nice. Very cool with those autos!

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    1. Aaah feed that addiction Anne... there is so much good stuff out there for the Old West...

      cheers
      Dave

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  2. Dave - have you seen the new Dead Man's Hand stuff? The demo game looked pretty cool from what I saw.

    That's some nice stuff you've got there to play with and I do like Luigi and the jalopies - does he moonlight as a used car salesman by any chance? ;)

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    1. Yeah the DMH will get picked up at some time I feel.

      Luigi's speciality is making you an "offer you can't refuse!

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    2. or if his mouth is full of his surname, "an offer you can't understand" ;)

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    3. LOL... I will be a having a bit of an Italian Cook book theme going on in this game...

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  3. Ah, yes - next year! I've been saying that I'll go to Salute next year for so many years now...

    That's a nice lot of shiny stuff!

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    1. indeed its along way from the frozen NORTH!

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  4. This is a great bag of miniatures. And Luigi is fantastic, full of character.

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    1. Thanks Juan.. I have few more of friends along shortly!

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  5. Excellent disease haul, I need a mine cart and track now.

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    1. Thanls Fran... this Old West stuff gets contagious...

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    2. I can't find that mine cart on their website Dave, any idea where it was listed!

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    3. Fran , part of the Yakkum Mines area - very bottom left .

      it is code number 4019

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  6. Now you seem to have done pretty well without having made the trip down to the smoke. I have one of the mine carts, a superb piece of modelling.

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    1. Indeed.. the wonders of the t'interweb...

      not the same not meeting people tho..

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  7. A great non Salute haul Dave!!

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    1. its a good job the train fare is expensive,,,, means lots of toys instead!

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  8. I know you have convinced yourself that you got all this stuff free but how about the Saintly Mrs Audrey? ;-)

    Ian

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    1. Well I think it would be easier to e xplain the stash to Mrs D !

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  9. It seems we both took a rain check on Salute this year. Perhaps next one?

    Loving that mine cart as well. Very, very cool.

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    1. Yeah, booked hotel already , check out th rest of the mine workings on the Ainsty site, very tempting!

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  10. The next best thing to buying goodies at Salute is buying goodies else where. Those cars look great.

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Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
Pulp Alley