After a certain amount of deliberation I have decided to rebrand The News at TIM – Mid Week Musings. It’s no big deal and to some extent very little has changed but as I mentioned in last weeks Musings, I felt the need for some minor changes and as such it felt like a good idea to reflect that in the title of the post.
So, welcome to the first of TIM’s Miniatures & Musings!
So what has actually changed? Well for this post and probably every subsequent one not a great deal other than I now plan to include a completed miniature in every post. The thing is a short while ago I made significant change to my modelling, a return to single figure painting albeit in 28mm scale instead of 54mm. I’m still doing my vignettes and dioramas and these will be the feature of my Saturday posts but with no real outlet for the single figures I am doing, and not much to say about them either, I thought I would give them some feature space of their own. So, without further ado let’s move on to …
TIM’S Mid Week Miniature
As this is the first post I thought I would kick us off with a double bill, two figure by Crooked Dice. They actually come as a pair under the title “Best of Enemies”. Clearly modeled on the characters James Bond and Ernst Blofeld. Wonderfully sculptured figures in my opinion and a joy to paint. The only minor thing of note was using black gloss paint to highlight the seem on Bond’s DJ trousers (barely visible in the photos annoyingly!) I can’t remember the last time I used a gloss paint that wasn’t metallic.
For the final photo I dug out my copy of Casino Royal from my complete set of Bond books (The centenary additions with fantastic artwork on all the covers) and my old Corgi diecast Aston Martin DB5, clearly not to scale!
I guess you either love Bond or you don’t. I guess I’m drawn to him because of the similarities between us!
Despite having spent most of my working life employed by an international bank and being aware of when the world woke up and when I could expect to make that all important phone call, I find the concept of time zones hard to get my head around.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the science of the earths rotation and day and night but I struggle to comprehend that while I’m getting up in the UK to begin a new day some of you in Australia are about to go to bed while my American friends are all tucked up nice and warm and still fast a sleep.
The idea that I can be eating my porridge and knocking back my first caffeine fix of the day while corresponding with IRO, Pat or Azazel who have been to work, had their tea, watched TV, converted and painted a figure or two and who are now sitting in their PJ’s having cleaned their teeth in readiness to go to bed is a little weird. Meanwhile the likes of Mark in America are tucked up in bed oblivious to it all.
Thought for the week?
Have you ever wondered why …
… the time of day with the slowest traffic is called the rush hour?
This week TIM has been watching …
… Kick Ass the movie.
Having mentioned in a recent post that I had never seen the film I manged to get hold of a brand new copy on DVD and sat and watched it with my daughter. I wasn’t disappointed and loved the Banana Splits scene. I suspect the sequel wont be as good but we will watch it on Netflix anyway.
This week TIM has been listening to …
… Oasis and Morning Glory.
I like a lot of Oasis tracks but this one, mainly because I like the intro, is a particular favourite. Just such a shame that the Gallagher brothers come across as such a couple of twats.
Until next time.