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, 9 June 2021

‘Nam 68 - First of the choppers

 I guess like a lot of people when I think of the Vietnam war I think of pictures and movies with helicopters. I have a accumulated a number of helicopter and aircraft kits and the focus is on getting these completed over the next couple of months. I have gone for 1/48th scale - so they will  look the part alright 


The work horse of course was Bell Helicopters Iroquois. Better known as the Huey.

This is the basic Hobbyboss kit which is reasonably simple built. Usefully the rotors can just be dropped in to place which will aid with storage. I would like to get some proper discs in due due course.

I have made up 6 flight stands using telescopic back scratchers I found on Amazon. They are attached to 90mm round MDF bases using milliput and have around 200g of lead weights added to give them some decent heft. I have used a mechanical nut and bolt fixing for the top to make sure they are really secure. 




It’s the first aircraft kit I have done for many years . I have a issue with some of the transparency pieces frosting slightly which I will sort on the next one with a different glue . Really enjoyed the build .





Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
15mm Terrain bits
15mm WW2 Germans

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan.

In the PLANNING
15mm Napoleonics .