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.

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 . 


  1. Looks great, have a fab time playing it out.

  2. Wow that truly is an awesome Old Weat town....fantastic set up...I hope your game goes well

  3. A splendid abd very immersive terrain, sounds great!

  4. Brillaint, hope it goes well Dave!

  5. Its got everything a good town should have. A wonderful collection Dave.

  6. Wonderful looking table. I'm going to pinch your basing style for my livestock; I like the 3 head of cattle per hex base.

  7. Great setup which ch I think I remember remote gaming not as bad as I thought 😀

  8. The Wild Wild West, I've always liked your Western set up, it's what everyone in their right mind would aspire to. I'm looking forward to reading about this.

  9. I'm impressed, particularly by the fact that you went to the time and effort to buy and paint dozens of cows to make the stockyard look right. True commitment!


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 .