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, 31 July 2021

Gaming - D-Day Sword beach ready for gaming

 It’s been a long lock down , and even longer since we did a big club game . To kick off some normality we have a 15mm WW2 D Day game set up for tomorrow. It’s based on part of Sword beach , Queen sector and inland towards the Hillman position and Colville then with some gamers license across to Pegasus bridge. The table is 17.5 feet long by 6 wide. 



Hold until relieved!

Martin hopes to recreate the invasion with the grandads commando unit and get to Pegasus

It will be a good day out . 

Monday, 12 July 2021

Musings - A visit to the the Royal Welsh Regimental Museum - Brecon

Out holiday property is not far from the Welsh home of the British Army in Brecon. It contains the regimental museum of The Royal Welsh , the successor to a number of historic Welsh regiments . 

It’s a pretty good classic regimental museum with various displays with of course the added attraction of Rorkes Drift. 


A very fine diorama of the fight at Rorkes Drift - currently resisting temptation on another project 


The standard that flew there during the battle  is on display .


Some fine replica and historical uniforms on display 

Along with a great medal collection and arsenal room

Well worth a visit 

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 .