Welcome to this weeks Miniatures and Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
This weeks mini is Balian D’Ibelin, another limited edition figure by Giants in Miniature. This one is number 324/500. The figure is based on the character played by Orlando Bloom in the film Kingdom of Heaven.
The crosses on the tunic and shield are all freehand work. The tunic was especially difficult, trying to get the crosses roughly the same size and shape proved time consuming but overall I am please with how the figure turned out. The photo’s on the other hand don’t look as sharp on the laptop as they do on my tablet so might have to revisit them at some point!
The Torquay Show
When I was at the Torquay show a couple of weeks ago I made 3 purchases. First up was a 54mm Space Marine. Not sure if it was a good buy in the end or not but at some point I will get around to doing it.
Next up I bought an Orc bust. I’ve never painted a bust before (although I have seen plenty of busts I’d like to get my hands on!) and thought maybe, just maybe I would give it a go.
Lastly, I bought some weathering pencils. Had never heard about these but they seemed like a good idea if they work and as they were pretty inexpensive I bought a couple. Anyone ever used these? I’ll let you know what I think of them in due course.
Not sure how many of you are familiar with the app Pinterest but I find it a great source for modelling ideas and must thank She Who Must Be Obeyed for recommending it to me. The app throws up all kinds of interesting stuff too such as this life quote which I have dedicated to SWMBO.
“Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning you need two hearts and a diamond. By the end you need a club and a spade”.
We’ve not quite reached the end game yet and it’s far from clear who is holding what cards but I’m certain SWMBO has a few up her sleeve.
This week TIM has been listening to …
… Lou Reed. Transformer is a classic album and a big favourite of mine. I love every track and could have chosen any one. Take a Walk On The Wild Side perhaps being the most obvious but in the end I went with Satellite of Love. Sadly Lou is no longer with us and my youth slowly continues to die and roll a way but …
… the music lives on.
This week TIM has been watching …
… Straw Dogs. The 1971 original, not the the 2011 remake which I have never watched. Why? Simple, never fuck with a classic, especially one directed by Sam Peckinpah.
Sam Peckinpah who was renowned for his slow motion scenes of violence. The film stars a young Dustin Hoffman and the gorgeous Susan George. Kleenex sales rocketed off the back of her performance. Set in “inbred Cornwall” where many similar real life characters can still be found to this day!
Until next time.