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.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Merry Christmas 2020.

 Well it’s getting near the end of this “unusual” year - and i will be glad to see see the end if it. Here is to 2021 taking a more positive trajectory. 

Personally it’s been a fraught and sometimes challenging year . 2021 has some light at the end of the tunnel from a few sources.

Whatever Covid restrictions you are under stay safe.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

WW2 Late War. Big Cats

 I continue to clear off the paint table lurkers in advance of this years painting challenge . This time it’s a couple of late war items . King Tiger and JagdTiger . I wanted to do something a bit different so went for the ambush scheme . 

I have also completed a panzer grenadier platoon , and 80mm and 120mm mortar units for the start of of an upcoming Fallschirmjager force too. Pics another time . 

I have a Napoleonic unit to complete for Jason , the 40th Foot , which is under way at the moment as well. 
Anyway just a short update. 

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 .