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.

Thursday 23 May 2019

Normandy 44 - Utah Beach terrain progress

I am just about through the terrain works now. I have completed the sea wall with a few sections done  as breached. Lots of barbed wire sections , about 16 feet worth and a few minefield section. The Tobruks are done as are gun emplacements . Hoping to get a quick play test of the beach end of the table this weekend too .

Further behind the Grand Dune section there was a lot of flooded ground and I have done some sections of this . Martin has a load more as it’s about 16 square feet required . Going on I have a commission out to make some more bits for this as well.
Pleased with this effect , but not sure I will be able to replicate as all 4 have dried  differently 
 The area behind the dune was heavily flooded , Martin has made a load more bits for it . I just have the causeway through it to finish off .

4 flooded field sections made 


  1. Looking very impressive Dave.

  2. Better and better with every update mate!

  3. I‘d so love to see this up close! Very well done Dave.

  4. Looking good Dave hope the game goes well......😀