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.

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 .