Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
My attention is back on the Old West and Knuckleduster miniatures. As my collection so far consists only of male figures it was high time I added a token female to the collection. This little lady goes by the name of Dicey Lee.
New Paints – Experiment No: 2 – Vallejo Crackle Medium
On the face of it Crackle Medium seemed like a good idea so I took the plunge and bought a bottle not quite knowing what I would ever use it for (ideas welcome!). The instructions were clear and simple. Do not shake the bottle as bubbles will form. Paint over a base coat. Allow to dry and then go over with a contrasting colour. Simples. Well yes it was simple but the effect was essentially non existent.
Naturally I had another go but the outcome was no better than the first time around. Wearing my magnifying head visor I could just about see some cracks but nothing was visible to my naked eye. Hence no images to post either.
Mark Morin, picking up on last weeks post commented that he found Vallejo Crackle Medium disappointing but that AK Crackle was much better. I might experiment a bit more, not least of all because I have a bottle of the stuff, but it rather looks like I need a better alternative. Hopefully it’s me but given Mark’s review I think I am being optimistic.
Hopefully I will have greater luck trying out my Citadel textured paints this week.
Has anyone seen IRO?
What with it being Orktober I thought IRO would have been back blogging by now but alas he is either busy working or still setting up his super duper new modelling room in the new house. He did reappear briefly but all has gone quiet once again. Has anyone heard from him? If not I shall drop him an email to see if all is well.
As a kid I was always told by my parents never to talk to strangers and never, never get in a car with one. Sage advice which I in turn passed on to my kids. However, due to an ever changing world, it was also incumbent upon me to advise both my kids that they should also never meet people they may get to know on the Internet alone. You just do not know what weirdos are out there.
Now I hear there is a thing called Uber where you get in touch with a complete stranger on the internet who you then meet alone and get in a car with. Every day the world becomes more and more fucking stupid. Either that or I am just getting old.
If like me you ever wondered …
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Rock and Roll” – Led Zeppelin.
Best played loud!
This week TIM has been watching …
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
It’s always nice to sit down and watch a modern classic. Stands the test of time as far as I am concerned but was simply mind blowing when first released.
Until next time.