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.

Friday, 10 January 2020

ACW - Union artillery top up.

As part of the winter painting plan I am now spending a few sessions topping up the 10mm ACW collection.   The first top up is for the Union artillery , which is 9 guns and a limber/caisson team for each.

As with my other ACW stuff they have been finished with thin satin varnish which i think helps the colour to pop a bit more .

Next up more infantry.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Cold War gone Hot - New terrain bits

I have a bit of a painting plan for the winter to work through the "to list". I am working up in scale overall starting with the smaller stuff first mostly. 

I was given some 6mm terrain items in late 2018 to add to the WWW3 collection , so I have finally got these knocked out.

Each tile is a5 sized or 8 x 6 . One is made up of bombed out residential buildings the other is a bit of an industrial space.

rubble made from crumbling some hardened terracotta colour Milliput. 
The workshop building had 84 windows altogether, each with 8 panes to highlight  - that was fun! 

For now that sees off the outstanding 6mm items in the the "plan" 

and its good to be back productive again. 

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 .