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, 26 May 2019

Normandy 44 - Utah Beach , playtest

Today  saw James come over to run a playtest (we are both playing Germans next week , with rest taking allied roles )from the beach landing part of next weeks big game. With naval gunfire , waves of bombers , then DD tanks and landing craft mechanisms to work through . I helped to work through the initial complex items and firm up some things re the landing schedule  and stuff to be written down for the allied players .  When this table is added to rest of it next week , it should ensure some problems to overcome and a good visual treat . It also served to focus the effort on a few bits this week

So a few teasers for you .

Hit the beach!
And in the style of Capa 


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 .