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, 17 April 2020

Normandy 44 - Assault Infantry , mine rollers and utility poles

I have been clearing out some stuff that’s been on the table since the of Challenge X.

 This takes me to 3 companies worth , or a whole Battalion in fact .

All neatly boxed up in Sally 4th MDF trays for Really Useful Boxes

Ready for our next beach invasion 

Some extra bits fir the engineers , 3 mine rollers , to clear those pesky minefields 

Plus some French style utility poles . MDF kit from 4 ground . One broke during construction so might as well use it as a:damaged one

So it’s on with a few other table lurker pieces .

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Gaming of the virtual kind - Old West - Shoot out in Serenity

It’s been a while since the Old West set has had some love, but with current Covid 19 lockdowns around the world I thought I would try some virtual gaming .

I have roped 6 players in to run a few characters each. We are playing by video chat,either individually or if time zones allow we will get everyone together .

So a few pics to kick things off

We will be using various f2f video options and also using Zoom 

So let’s see how this goes . 

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 .