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 29 September 2019

Sudan- Gaming - At Wargames Holiday Centre 3-5 April 2020

Just a quick update on some gaming plans for next year . The Sudan will be revisited with Mark at the WHC next year . So if your interested contact Mark for places . It will shortly be be published on the events calendar.

I am also in touch with the guys from Legendary Wargames near Leeds to look at pulling together what we think might the biggest Sudan game ever use both our collections .

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Sudan - 21st Lancers

Continuing on with the Omdurman theme , I need to have the 21st Lancers represented . As it wasn’t a unit that’s was particularly on my radar to complete for the collection overall I have just kept it to the  few figures I had in the depth of the lead pile. These are a bit unusual though. They are a one piece casting that has all the look of a Peter Gilder sculpt , but don’t match anything I can find from the old Connoisseur catalogue . I picked them up off e bay  many years ago ..

I decided to base them as a unit as per that other large army loon Simon Miller... using one  of his 20cm large bases .

I soldered the lances into place so  they have an at the charge appearance too. Now if only I can find some more I would make a bigger unit

Anyways that is the prep work all done for filming the battle of Omdurman. 

Sunday 1 September 2019

Sudan - More Ansar

I have been asked to do some work to help recreate some scenes for the battle of Omdurman in 1898 , so that has seen some extra additions to the collection such as the maxim guns and Young Churchill. Its also been a good driver to crack on an complete some more Ansar to add to the collection.

I still had 4 boxes worth of Perry plastics to make up , so I have done the bits that make up figures with jibbah in this lot (that will leave at least the same Beja still left to do) . I have done them on the large 20cm bases from Simon Miller's Big Red Bat store

Previously adding in the maxim's mean I also really need to do something to show the high level of casualties and as I had a couple of bags of Old Glory dead and wounded they have been complete too - all very gruesome 

So about another 100 figures add to the collection.

Next up some 21st Lancers .. then the job will be done . We plan to do the filming in October over at Bradford working with the fine guys from Legendary Wargames...