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, 9 May 2016

Sudan - Civilians, Young Winston , and various WIP.

Work is continuing at reasonable place on the outstanding bits. First up is a set of European ladies on camels.  These will be useful scenario distraction I think.

Figures are by "Hinterland Miniatures" - Camel Train


Also Young Winston makes an appearance. Thanks again Simon Miller.



I have also started work on another Naval Brigade gun team, this time to be pulled by a mule team, a very nice set from Tiger Miniatures (with an order turn round time of 48 hours - well done). All the various traces have been made from the usual garden twisty wire , and soldered to  the limber and harnesses.



Also a couple of other separate limber sets and another 18 Naval Brigade foot all prepared, along with all the outstanding Mahdist Camel and Baggara Cavalry. The desk is nicely full


And finally a warm weekend saw work on the 12 x 6 desert mat which will be used for a few upcoming games.




Still needs some lighter highlights and a little tidying up. But its getting there.

So overall it has been a very busy week!




25 comments:

  1. Some cracking figs there, love the hinterland stuff. Off to look at Tiger Miniatures

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    1. Martin , sure you will find something to your liking at TM

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  2. Atmopspheric and gorgeous ladies on camels...excellent!

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  3. Very nicely done as usual Dave!

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  4. All tremendous additions Dave, I love the idea of the two European ladies ambling (not sure camels amble?) through the middle of the battlefield.

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    1. Aah indeed, I think they could be the very source of various mayhem

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  5. MY pleasure Dave! Swift painting.

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    1. how could i not get hoim done swiftly..

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  6. More wonderfulness Dave! I especially like the women on camels. Plus two new manufacturers for me to check out.
    Cheers
    PD

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  7. Very busy! Love the Hinterland ladies...and, of course, your young Winston! Great stuff!

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  8. Some great work thete Dave. Anymore info on that great looing mat???

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    1. Cheers Ray, yep I will do something on it

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  9. Really busy week! I like a lot the ladies on camel.

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    1. Indeed it has. I thought they would be something different

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  10. Nice additions Dave, you've been waiting to get that may done for a good while now.

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    1. Too right, it's been hanging about a long time

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  11. Looking tremendous Dave - the mule train is going to look sensational.

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    1. Thanks Carlo, it's coming along.., looking forward to seeing it done myself

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  12. Didn't I leave a comment yesterday about how much I like this addition to your Sudan collection?

    Somehow not...

    Anyway some really nice pieces and good progress with the mat. Carry on like this!

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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
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