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.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Sudan - Bits n Bobs

A few more bits completed this week. Some singleton figures , and a set of skirmishers for the recently completed Sikh battalion.

These are all Perry miniaures. Most of these were also even fairly well cast for once! 

I am booked up for the Battleground show at Stockton in November, plus also now looking at the Hammerhead shown in March.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sudan - Indian Army units 15th (Loodianah) Sikhs

Finally back to some painting progress. One of the things I really like about the Sudan campaigns is the variety of Imperial units that were involved. This week has seen the completion of large unit - the 15th Loodianah Sikh battalion. Along with a few other bloggers we are meeting up on-line for a shared video/audio paint along and chat - its working well and helping us all be productive.

It's a 48 figure battalion with an extra mounted and dismounted officer. These are the Perry Miniatures which I picked up from a fellow blogger last year. (thanks Kevin). I removed the bayonet from the rifle as these did seem too flimsy to last , a few had already broken just cleaning them up. I am also not sure on a march they would have had them affixed anyway.

I have a few more Indian Army units to do yet as well.

I was also kindly gifted  an interesting terrain set made by JG Miniatures who look to do some interesting stuff - albeit mainly for larger scales.

Some very nice rock sets - just right for my Apache to hide in! Should do duty for the Sudan as well.

There is still plenty of life left in the Sudan lead pile yet!

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.

15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

15mm Napoleonics .