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.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

ACW - Fields, Fences and dirt tracks .

More progress this week. With the completion of some wheat fields - these are made form a piece of thin carpet I found a local home store - it was 48" by 18" and cost £3.50 - so its got plenty of potential yet. I just cut it up and based on 1/32nd plywood , texturing the edge. I did one with some cut out sections so troops can be dropped into the field itself . Still need to do some cornfields yet too.



The dirt track section I had ordered arrived - really pleased with these from "Fatfrank" on e-bay in the UK. No work to these at all - just a simple lay them on the table. I have cut a few of the 12" sections up to give a bit more flexibility , but i have something like 24 feet of dirt track now., with a range , junctions , crossroads, etc too.



The last of the fencing has also been done - gives me about 18 feet altogether.

I have also sourced rail track , and some more bits to kit bash and armoured train together sometime



Table coming along nicely now 

12 feetof stream sections , flocked up now too 


Time to focus on troops next


14 comments:

  1. Please promise that you will not use that much to modern caboose!

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    1. Plenty of kit bashing to do to that

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  2. If that carpet was made from natural fibres could we claim they were cotton fields? Or would that be cotton wool fields? :) Very cool Dave.

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  3. I didn't realise that was 10mm til I scrolled down. Very nice real estate indeed Dave.

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    1. Thanks ,,, there is some really good stuff out there now , and some good model railway stuff that matches well

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  4. The terrain collection is coming along very nicely Dave. Well done!

    BTW, I like the framed prints, especially the McQueen one. :)

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    1. Cheers, indeed it is. Oh yes that wall has large pictures from my 3 favourite films..

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  5. I've bought from Fatfrank as well and always been pleased with the quality of the stuff I have purchased.

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    1. It's great when you find a supplier who does good stuff .. he will certain,y get some more business from me

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  6. Hi i have shared your work on my 10mm Wargaming page and 10mm Wargaming group

    https://www.facebook.com/10mmwargaming/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485781548417483/

    http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/

    https://plus.google.com/communities/101144459386418140616?sqinv=bVZNN3J0d3Mydk5CbGpSb2w1LU00S29JMjZWWjl3

    As always, comments are appreciated

    Take care

    Andy

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  7. The terrain collection is coming along very nicely Dave. Well done!



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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