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.

Friday, 15 October 2021

‘Nam 68 - AirPower - Skyraider

 The autumn painting focus is going to be on the Vietnam project. Over the spring and summer I have built up a stash of stuff for both sides . However in a fit of polystyrene glue inspired madness I managed to pick up a pile of 1/48th aircraft/helicopter  kits . Sensibly of course I should have gone down a scale to 1/72 for these ..but no ..go big or go home eh…

The first proper aircraft to add to the US inventory is a USN Skyraider . I think this is the first larger scale aircraft I have ever done , but it was a return to early teens focus and I really enjoyed it . It does have some extra challenges , but also some easier elements too over smaller scale items. 


I used a Gringo40s pilot figure fur this . It needed a little modification to straighten his legs but other than that he works fine.

I made up a few universal flight stands for the collection during the summer which are telescopic aerial/backscratchers and some M4 nuts and bolts . They seem to be working well . I added a pile of lead weights to the bases to anchor  then down.

Anyway . Normal service has been resumed.