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.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

‘Nam 68 - Marine squad #3 , and jungle progress.

 The last of the marine squads has been finished . 


This completes the current batch of US forces , I have a few nice vignettes pieces by Full Metal and The Assault Group  on the paint table along with a platoon of NVA. The stash of air assets is growing with 3 helicopters and 2 aircraft now in the to do pile . I have started making some telescopic flight stands - more on those another time.

The jungle terrain to fill the 8x4 has also now been completed by Scotty. 


Monday, 5 April 2021

‘Nam 68 - Marine Squad #2 , and “Up Country” table build

 The second marine squad is completed . Gaming bud Scotty has been knocking out the jungle and trees etc - it now fills  a 35 litre RUB . I reckon we want the same again for a really cluttered table . That will then spread out easily for the really large table we plan on doing in the future . 


The progress on the 8x4 so far 


And some sandbag positions completed - Scotty has a Fire Support Base in the planning too 

Things are coming along nicely 

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 .