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.

Saturday 14 November 2020

Musings - Going bigger - something a bit different

 I find myself getting interested in a return to a bit of larger scale modelling. This is something that the increased time afforded by the fruition of the retirement plan that is in place for next year should be possible. As such I am starting a “stash” stock up . 

Well following my motto of “Go big or go home” I thought let’s lay in something to really push myself. 


I have built model aircraft since I was 6 - which is nearly a half century ago..but never anything this size. I do remember seeing 1/24th Spitfires , Stukas etc as lad and promising to do one at some time . So I think this will do . Not sure when it start just yet , but it’s nice to have it there.

Also a few other larger scale things too , 1/48th P51 Mustang . And a 1/35th Chieftan . More of these to come as the fancy takes me.


I am clearing out the paint desk of some 15mm WW2 German stuff in advance of the usual winter painting challenge. 


Pak43’s and 120mm mortars for the start of my FJ forces are nearly done ,along with an 80mm mortar platoon   a PZ Grenadier platoon to finish . I aslso have a single King Tiger to fettle as well. 

The winter materials stock up has been completed with a large order of MDF  bases from Warbases , and the paint racks given a refresh of anything near running out . I have ordered more storage boxes and trays. The figures to kick off the “new project” have been ordered today .

It’s back to the painting season.


Saturday 7 November 2020

Not Forgotten

 It’s that time off year if course . Without Covid we would have been over in Belgium in Ypres in person. We will though never forget . We will return .