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.


  1. A very merry Christmas to you Dave, hope you are managing some sort of festive gathering we are hunkered down but at least we are together. It sometimes seems unimportant but this hobby is vital to keeping me sane !! Looking forward to 2021. We’ll get you and Martin over to the shed as soon as it warms up and restrictions are lifted !

    1. That sounds like plan Matt . We have some close family planned, plus the grandson will want to play Romans.. oh his teachers are going to learn stuff!

  2. Have a great Christmas and New Year Dave!

  3. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and here us hope for a brighter New Year.

  4. Merry Christmas and let's hope for a better year in 2021


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 .