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.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Sudan. Rocket Battery .

With the upcoming game I wanted to add another fun unit. I picked up a Hales rocket set from the Empress AZW range , with a bit of filing to remove the cuffs etc they are a simple paint job . I wanted to add in some smoke trails so I hot glued a piece of brass tubing to the launcher to takes some pipe cleaner to make the trail. I ended up twisting two pipe cleaners together to give them a bit more strength , they just then slide into the brass tubing. I also hot glued a bit of cushion filler around the end of the pipe cleaner closer to the launcher to give a bit more smoke effect.

Whoosh! .. let’s hope they stay accurate eh! 


  1. Would be terrifying to be shot at by those !😀

    1. Let’s see how accurate they are eh!

  2. Now that is brilliant Dave!!!

  3. Brilliant job Dave! On a related note, I cobbled together some of your blast markers with added fibre optic - they worked a treat!

    1. Cheers Michael. Ooh look forward to seeing them sir !

  4. Superb painting as always and those rocket trails are a brilliant idea!


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 .