The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 46)

Welcome to this weeks Musings!


“To Infinity and Beyond”

If it hadn’t been for WordPress sending a reminder of the fact that I have now been blogging for 2 years the occasion would have passed me by.  Whilst the time for me has flown by I can only assume for you dear reader it has dragged!

Perhaps it is an age thing but these days I find anniversaries of any kind a time for quiet reflection and this one is no exception.  My only aim when I started this blog was to maintain an audit trail of my work and to that end my objective has been achieved and continues to do so with every new post.  I hadn’t anticipated getting any followers, comments or likes but to my surprise it seems some of what I do at least appeals enough to others.  The banter, modelling and painting tips, creative ideas and general interest which has come my way has been a real bonus and to that end I thank each and every one of you.

Here’s to “infinity and beyond” or, to put it another way, year 3!


Comparison Table?

As a non gamer who participates in the odd blog challenge here and there I must confess to being a little uncertain of some of the terminology when it comes to the number of figures required to fulfill a set objective.  With that in mind I created the table below as an aid memoir.  I am confident of its “inaccuracy” but to lazy to google results.  Instead I thought I would throw it out to you guys to see if there is any consensus.  Feel free to comment, add or subtract.

Figure/Model Type



Single Figure

Single figure, typically based on 25mm/30mm base

Single figure, typically based on a scenic base of any size



Two or Three figures composed on a small scenic base


Four or Five Single figures of a common theme individually based  on 25mm/30mm base



Five to Ten Single figures of a common theme individually based on 25mm/30mm base



Ten to Twenty Single figures of a common theme individually based on 25mm/30mm base or collectively on  movement base




Two or more figures on a large scenic base


Fucking loads of figures!  Based individually or collectively on movement bases



Wizard Fact (or Fiction?)

Spoiler alert!

Next week I hope to begin working on a new diorama and with it a new mini series of posts.  The working title is “The Wizards Library”, it will probably be the actual title unless I can think of anything better between now and completion!  I wont say any more for now so think of this as a teaser; I can feel the excitement mounting already!  Yea, right.

As with a lot of modelling, a certain amount of research goes into the design phase and out of that research comes the odd snippet of information.  In this case it has to do with hair colouring.  It wont surprise you to know that as we go through the ageing process our hair goes grey.  What might surprise you is this is not true for people like myself who are ginger.  Ginger haired people go white, not grey.  Furthermore, the most powerful Wizards have white hair and white beards.  So, beware of gingers.

Just saying.


Thought for the Week

If you replace “W” with “T” in “What, Where and When”, you get the answer to each of them.


This week TIM has been listening to …

… The Rolling Stones and Honky Tonk Woman.  Quite simply a classic.  Many, many years ago when I went to see them live at Wembley this was the opening track.  Brilliant.


This week TIM has been watching …

… an old video clip of me and She Who Must Be Obeyed dancing to Honky Tonk Woman by The Rolling Stones.  Rare footage in deed.  Taken after I had dyed my hair black and before the wife had put on a few pounds.  If it wasn’t for my back I would still have the moves, well not the splits perhaps!


Until next time.







16 thoughts on “The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings (No: 46)

  1. Wow ! mate that was some show you and SWMBO put on there ,can’t of been that long ago, I’m glad you went back to ginger mate black is so common ,Ha ha ,I’m actually pink now after going through the grey stage ! .

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  2. Congrats on getting two years’ blogging in! I just signed up for your blog ’cause I thought someone calling themself The Imperfect Modeller would turn out stuff that’s a lot worse than my own efforts but so far you’ve failed to achieve that completely! 🙂

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  3. Wow she is definitely punching above her weight then haha. He’s a real catch hahahaha. Us “normal” people, as in non-Ginger’s don’t go grey it’s just that with dark and white hair together it looks grey. The actual hairs are white just you ginger folk haha. What time is it when a ginger sits on your fence? Time to punch that ginger in the face. Why did the ginger cross the road? So I could punch that ginger in the face. My favourite though… what did ginger kids dream of? Growing old so their hair turns white ahahahahaaha.
    I think wizard library is a good title unless it’s stating the bloody obvious haha. Congrats on the two years mate. I don’t think it’s any secret that I love taking the piss…… I mean I love your blog and all that it entails. Keep up with the great work mate.

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    1. Haha, it’s a well known fact that most non gingers deep down want to be one. Truth is we are a rare commodity and as such are natural chick magnets, anyone can have a brunette or a blond but only a lucky few get to have a ginger! 😉

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      1. That’s very true. Deep down, if I’m honest, I’ve always wanted to extremely pale, freckly, weak and angry at the world. Instead I’m cursed with these good looks. Sigh…. maybe in the next life I’ll get lucky.

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      2. Ah, ha I was right. Now that you’ve “come out” you’ll start to feel much better about yourself. Sadly you will have to wait for the next life and keep your fingers crossed. Only the chosen few are truly blessed but if you are then your modelling will improve dramatically as you will have to stay in doors more out of the sun. 🤗

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  4. Congrats on the two down and good luck on the 30 or more to go! I very much have enjoyed your work and perspectives – though you’re a bit older than I am (not much Dave) – I find a kinship in them both. Looking forward to more from you and the wizards project sounds fun. I love the Stones reference, I have seen them in 82 and 89. They were my all time favorite band, and I still like them, but now I listen to more Bowie, The Who, and Led Zep. Amazing to me that I never ever heard the term ginger until an episode of South Park and of course Game of Thrones. My second ex-wife (sister of Beelzebub) was one, and I would have loved to use that term on her, in a “kind” way of course.

    Keep on blogging dude!

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