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 20 May 2024

Holidays - Museum visits Royal Engineers and Chatham Dockyard

 On the way back from Belgium we stopped in Kent and took the opportunity to visit the Royal Engineers museum and the Historic Dockyard Chatham . Both were really good visits with a fine range of exhibits to look at . 

Plenty of interesting vehicles outside of the RE museum .


Chinese Gordon’s imperial court dress 

Gordon’s telescope 

Lt Chard display 

Chards Webley used at Rorkes Drift 

Zulu shield from Rorkes drift 

Onto the Royal Dockyard 

HMS Victory 

RNLI display 

Polaris missile 

An X Craft submarine 

HMS Cavalier 

The WW2 Destrroyer memorial 



Next onto HMS Gannet , a sloop 

HMS Ocelot 

The museum told the story of the evolution of the navy and the industry that was built up to support it . 

All in all two great museums .


  1. Nice pics Dave. You should have let me know you were down south. We could have had a beer.

    1. Unfortunately we were only there 1 night . Next time , as we need to go back to the Dockysrd as didn’t get round it all

  2. Nice Dave ages since I have been down to Kent but I might be passing through sometime ?