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, 31 March 2021

NAM ‘68 . Support and commander.

 There will be a few of these posts coming up as the USMC roll off the production line. I have done two mortar teams, an M60 team , Corpsman and casualty and the RTO and commander .


All Gringo40s . Loving painting them 

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Nam ‘68 - Marine squad #1

 Work has been progressing on the US Marines for this project and they will be rolling off the  production line over the next week. I really enjoyed doing these.

The NVA units(Gringo40) have been base coated for starting them next . I have VC sourced (Gringo40)  , and just ordered the civilians (Empress). Terrain wise the jungle stuff is building up , my friend Scotty is doing all of that with a real range of stuff . Orders for village stuff are also on the way .  I am also planning for more urban and plains stuff too . 

I have copies of Charlie Don’t Surf , and The Nam - the way it was . I played through a few turns of The Nam and liked the feel . Also the customisable elements so it will be up for a proper field trial shortly . Just need to get my NVA painted .

Really enjoying doing the whole new project thing . It has the creative juices going , and I have that end vision in mind to help the what I want it to look like when it’s finished. 

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 .