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.

Monday, 8 November 2021

‘Nam 68 - Gaming Hot LZ

 Martin and I met up today  for a Nam game . We used Bolt Action with a few tweaks . We are planning for the big Xmas game with the Scruton lads. Lots of new bits have been added such as tunnel entrances , more casualty figures , terrain items etc. 

We decided on a seek and destroy type mission.

The LZ turned out to be a bit warm with RPG’s flying about 

The VC were hiding in some tunnels near the LZ caused some surprises. RPG landing next to the command group killing the platoon sergeant. Martin has decided to create a tunnel complex piece fur the Xmas game now too.

An NVA mortar team had set up in the village - they seemed to know their  job . There were some seriously lucky dice rolls.

Overall things worked well for transferring to the larger game , with a few extra challenges for the guys. We made a list of bits and bobs  to add . We will have a 16x6 table to fight over next time.


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 .