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, 1 May 2021

Sudan - Making Movies -Exterminate all the Brutes

 You may have seen some trailers or clips from this HBO documentary series by Oscar winning director Raoul Peck . You will find a few minutes of film in episode 3 , from 7 minutes in of the Sudan collection recreating parts if the battle of Omdurman. Myself , Martin and James spent 3 days in Paris in 2019 where we set it up and worked with the crew , cinematographer and director to create the scenes they wanted . 3 days had been distilled into about 3 minutes of footage. It was a real insight into the work that goes on making film/TV shows. 

Here’s a few stills 





And the team are in the credits 


A great experience overall 


  1. Brilliant! Great still Dave and I hope the opportunity to see the documentary arises soon in Australia.

  2. And the Oscar goes to ..............🏆


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 .