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.