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.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

ACW in 10mm - The project kicks off

After what has been a hectic few weeks with family events I am back to some decent  man cave time. I am now working properly on the 10mm ACW project I have in hand, along with some guys from the Old Guard Wargames club. A number of them are making good progress on troops for both sides. I have some Union and Confederate to paint and have started with a Union Brigade. I have also decided to get stuck into the terrain works early so we can get a game on my table or at the club venue.

So here are the first completed items.

10mm infantry and first two buildings by Pendraken

 Snake fencing by "Blotz" - i have about 10 foot of fencing done altogether - its great value for money and really easy to make up. 

Tree by "Busch" from e bay - first of the 4 bags I have are now done. The stream was from Battlefront I think - needs to be made somewhat less bright blue yet though

the mat is an 8 x 4 Deppcut Studios grass plains sourced from Simon Millers Big Red Bat stores.

I have more Union on the table . The second batch of trees is being glued to bases. I have some flexible dirt track on order. I have a pile of 5mm foamboard for making slopes/hills to go under the mat.  Plenty more to come - and the first game in the offing

you can see James's beautifully painted Conderates here

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 .