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




25 comments:

  1. Great stuff Dave, not a period I've collected or painted, but your enthusiasm for it is very infectious. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all turns out as you;re not a chap who does things by halves :-)

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    1. Yes I will do a full table set of stuff for it .. actually the smaller size of the terrain items was one of the appeals , as well as the actual choice available.

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  2. Now this is a surprise Dave. I look forward to following your progress intently here mate.

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    1. Cheers. I did fancy doing something in a mass scale , but without the massive investment!

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  3. Great looking project. I find 10mm perfect for gaming the ACW.

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    1. Cheers , yes I think it maybe a great scale for it

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  4. Looking good ....houses have come out beautifully 😀

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    1. Cheers . You could tell they were next castings , they were really crisp . Glad I got them so early

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  5. They look brilliant Dave. Top job

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    1. Cheers ,I will be happier when I have some more regiments done ... !

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  6. Got 15mm and 28mm. I like the bigger figures because of the detail and character, but the more I see of the 10mm stuff, the more I wish I'd opted for them instead of 15mm. Course there wasn't such good quality 10mm stuff then.
    Lovely work on an interesting project.

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    1. Gary, yes I would love to do 28mm , but time and budget constraints dictate otherwise! This looks like a good option , especially as it will all be be brand new from scratch for the project ..I am enjoying it

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  7. Lovely work Dave! I really like the 10mm scale - a nice balance of mass and detail.

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    1. thanks MR C .. Its something very different , but yes it s a good balance of mass v detail for sure

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  8. 10mm is the way to go I think with ACW, look forward to seeing how your project progresses.

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  9. They look excellent Dave!!! 1 day I'll get stick into my own 10mm ACW armies.

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    1. thanks Paul...I would like to see yours sometime

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  10. Very nice, Dave, but where are the camels...?
    ; )

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    1. I know.. it's very confusing...

      The Egyptian Camel corps is due t be raised this winter for the Sudan

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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