The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 5)

Welcome to this weeks Musings.

The List!

The to do list for the coming weeks/months, in no particular order currently looks like this:

  • Complete WW2 US Winter Diorama – Done✔
  • Get figure(s) done for The Good, The Bad and The ugly
  • Complete 2 x WW1 vignettes/dioramas to complete timeline
  • Complete Willys Jeep kit (for April challenge?)
  • Start Wood Elf figure (for April challenge?)
  • Sort out neglected figure(s) for May challenge (plenty to choose from!)
  • Something “cool” for July challenge
  • 3 x SAGA Gripping Beast figures to be started/completed

Now anyone who followed last weeks Mid Week Musings is probably wondering what was all the fuss about a list if the above is all I had to jot down.  A fair question deserving of an answer.

The thing to note here is that the above list is only one list and is also a high level list.  It is not the list I have of the things I need to acquire to complete the list.  It’s not the list of models that I wish to do at some point in the future, neither is it the list of things I would like for father’s day or that I aim to buy with my  birthday money (no real rush as it’s not until August but I like to be prepared).  It’s not the list of materials which I need to buy to replace used items nor is it the list of things relating to the model club or the list of potential future blog posts.

Putting modelling aside there is the list of indoor jobs and the list of outdoor jobs.  Both of these lists have yet to be merged with the indoor and outdoor jobs lists which She Who Must Be Obeyed has prepared for me.  Then of course there is the holiday list and shortly after that there will be a need to start the Christmas list and sitting above all of that is the list of the lists.

What can I say, I’m a lists person.  I just have to remember where I left them.

Willys Jeep Update

In the first of my Mid Week Musings I mentioned that I was planning to build a Rubicon Willys Jeep kit which I had purchased.  The main idea behind buying the kit was to try to encourage the folks at the model club to base their vehicles instead of building them to just stand alone and, if I’m being honest, to have a go at kit building for the first time in more years than I care to remember.

I’m not entirely sure why I set myself this challenge because since I bought the kit I’ve been putting off getting started. To say I’ve not been looking forward to it is an understatement, however last week I knuckled down and took the first bold step.  It didn’t go smoothly.

The first issue I had was shortly after I had opened the box ands started to assemble the kit.  The following conversation with “She Who Must Be Obeyed” provides an insight.

Me: “This kit is shit!”

SWMBO: “Why is that dear?”

Me: “There are far too many parts and I’ve no idea where half of them go. Some of them look like duplicates.  It’s crap!”

SWMBO: “Are there any instructions with it dear?”

Me: “There’s a bit of paper here somewhere.  Yes, it says instructions on it and has some pictures too”

SWMBO: “Have you read them?”

Me: “Of course not!”

What can I say? I’m a guy and I don’t do instructions.

Turns out there are four configurations to chose from hence the additional parts.  Progress promises to be painful.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Have managed to find and purchase two figures for this challenge although they both fall under The Good category.  Both look pretty cool to me but we’ll see how they paint up.  Hopefully I will have one of them ready for next week if all goes well.


Until next time.



12 thoughts on “The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 5)

  1. I don’t really do instructions either unless it’s for electrical things. Yipe aye ohhh. I’m glad you’re getting involved with the GBU project. I think it’s just you and I but hey, a party of one can be fun but two people now that’s a bloody shin dig! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got to offer.

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    1. I’ve got a trio of figures selected for it. I even glued them down to bases and have slowly been building up the edges with acrylic putty. So progress is slow, but it’s slowly happening.
      But then, that’s how I roll!

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  2. Thanks mate , needed a good laugh after a big work week , I’m a list guy also, they are everywhere it’s just that I don’t head them so it takes me a while to work out what the list is for Ahhh! . As for instructions you are so right ! , one of my daughters thrives on them , unfortunately not the ones I need explained .

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  3. Hm, maybe the solution is to park the jeep in the sin bin for a few months and go with something simpler to build as the “basing” model. Maybe a tank of some kind from Warlord? They tend to be less …generous with configurations and options.

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    1. A thought worth considering. The main aim was to do something outside of my comfort zone and to see what I could learn from it. I’ve found that to be useful in the past but some you win and enjoy and others you don’t. Still early days but despite initial frustrations it’s getting there!

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      1. Sounds good to me. Just that there’s nothing wrong with admitting ..not defeat, but a tactical delaying action when figures just aren’t doing it for you. 😉

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