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 30 November 2015

Battleground - Stockton on Tees 28th November

Just a few shots..

The Man With No Name surveys the town. We played a couple of games of our Bounty Hunter scenario - both went to the very wire with the final outcome decided just as the train left town - one the Bounty Hunter won... and the other he recieved a fatal wound on the very last shot! Great fun.

Had a good chat with a number of people - - and topped up on paints for the winter season.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Battleground - Stockton on Tees 28th November

I shall be taking the Old West collection out to run a participation game at Stockton this weekend, and am looking forward to it.

Queens Campus , Stockton On Tees , 10am til 3pm

We are game number 1 , opposite Graham from Crann Tara.

If you are there pop along and say hello . Or even better , join in .. Try your luck on the mean streets of "Serenity Flatts" 

Sunday 22 November 2015

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

It's that time of the year again, and Curt has announced the launch of annual madness that is the painting challenge - you mad fool you!

It seems we will have a large field of challengers both new and old..


I will be joining in, but a present have no idea on a potential point tally.. I just know it won't be of 4000 number of last year... 

Now Millsy tells me he can't stand the heat and is going for gentle totl. Good to see the old Millsgone is long lasting!


Sunday 15 November 2015

Something a bit bigger. Lord Lovat

As my paining mojo has been in hiding for a while , and I really did not fancy tackling a horde of 28mm figures I have been looking for something interesting to have a go at. While I was on a supplier website I came across a 100mm bust of Lord Lovat the commander of the 1st Special Service Brigade on D Day , and thought that might be fun and challenging.

I have spent a few hours today cleaning and assembling - still a bit to do with a rifle to add , but I will do that after most has been panted .

Yes that is a 28mm figure for comparison.

I have no idea how long this will take , but I am looking forward to it.

The casting is a limited edition run made by RP Models.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Not Forgotten

Over the years I have visited many war cemeteries to pay respects - They are Not Forgotten. Freedom comes at great cost.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Secret Santa - Hints and tips..

Ian and Cath have come up trumps again this year with an expanded bloggers 'Secret Santa". I really enjoyed the choosing last year , and was also the lucky recipient of great choices last year.

Here are a few 'shiney' things currently peaking my interest.

I have plenty of cops , so any Bob Murch Pulp Minatures Gangland Justice bad guys . Copplestone castings , street toughs, Tommy gunners.

Always interested in baggage camels, civilians , traders etc. Britannia and Castaway Arts doing some interesting stuff

Got a bit of an interest on Commando's , so some 28mm figures might be nice

Needle files, cheap no2 size brushes .

But really .. I will be happy with whatever I get.