The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 4)

Welcome to this week’s Musings.

A list, a list, my kingdom for a list!

I looked at my work space over the weekend and decided it looked a mess. More than that, because I had figures and bits and pieces all over the place I realised I’d lost control over what I was working on and what I was planning to do.

Now I can’t begin to tell you how out of character this is for me. I am by nature neat and tidy, a methodical worker and above all a lists person. I have a list of my lists!  As a list person I have only two things to remember in life. Firstly to write whatever needs to be done on the list. Secondly, to remember where I put the list.  The latter is becoming trickier with age.

I have no idea where things went wrong but the situation is way out of my comfort zone. A tidy up is drastically needed and a list, especially a list!

Monthly Painting Challenges

Azazel kindly provided me with details of the challenges lined up for April, May, June and July and I have been mulling the matter over since then.  I will probably give June a miss, being a non wargammer I don’t have squads to start let alone complete.  A neglected model (May) and a centre piece or something cool (July) both sound good although if my attempts at being a cool teenager all those years ago is anything to go by then my idea of a cool figure should be interesting.  In any event I’m up for May and July.

April is a choice between build or convert/kitbash something that you have wanted to do for ages.  Whilst I’ve been known to undertake the occasional amputation conversions are not generally my thing (something to consider more for the future perhaps?).  “Kitbashing” I assume is constructing a new figure from the parts of at least two other different kits to make hybrid figure. As I don’t have the kit figures for this then for now I will have ro rule that option out too.  This leaves me aiming to complete a model, possibly a vignette, that I have wanted to do for some time.  But what to do?

On more than one occasion over the years I’ve contemplated doing something within the Si-Fi/Fantasy genre, purely for something different but have never been able to get my head around how to satisfy my vignette/diorama needs.  This all changed following a recent post by Wyrd Stones & Tackle Zones entitled “Tinkering with Elves”.  A dodgy title it must be said and I did point out that in was something I felt sure you could get arrested for.  Nevertheless the post led me to doing a bit of elf searching which in turn threw up some images of “wood elves”.  In particular “Athrand Nightblade” a Wood Elf Sergeant made by Reaper Miniatures caught my eye.  Wood Elf, woodland setting?  Works for me.  The start of a new genre?  Perhaps but one step at a time, we’ll see how the April challenge goes first.

Something deep and meaningful?

It occurred to me that I know very little about the people I follow or who follow me other than where in the world they are.  I believe IRO made a brief mention on this matter a while ago too. The occasional snippet might present itself but generally “I know nothing” as Manuel would say in Fawlty Towers.

I do not know if you are black or white, tall or short or fat or thin.  I don’t know your religion, if you have been in prison or your sexual orientation. You could be young or old, a working professional or unemployed.

I do know that we all have a shared interest and that we all get on because of it. Bias and prejudice it would seem has no place in our blogging.

If only the rest of the world could be like that!

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Until next time.

TIM

6 thoughts on “The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 4)

  1. I am a morbidly obese thin man who is so tall I appear short. I am a racist, a sexist, a homophobe and a fascist. I am not religious at all but have a deep and profound belief in fairies. I am also a trans fluid Sudanese Caucasian with a fetish for denim hand bags. 😊😉 So, I think we have a lot in common innit.

    Now for some truth.

    I am not a neat freak but I do like some sort of order. My designated modelling/hobby area is in a state of constant organised chaos. I too like lists and have a lot of them on the computer and also on note pads and in my phone.

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