TIM’s Memory Monday (No: 1)

Welcome to TIM’s Memory Monday.

This is the beginning of a new weekly series of posts which will appear, oddly enough, each Monday!  As this is the first I will explain what is going and why.

Below you will find unedited the very first post I published on this blog.  It first went out on the 22nd March 2017.  Not surprisingly it was viewed by almost nobody but since then my blog has grown.  However, in my experience new readers and followers tend to read current content and move forward rather than look back.  With this in mind I thought it might be a good idea to repost my older content, excluding my Musings, to a wider audience.

In addition to the above, it is only a matter of time before I will be facing a WordPress memory problem.  I could of course simply upgrade my package but to be honest my blog isn’t a business portal so what’s the point?  Instead I have set up another site which I have called “TIM Gone By”.  It is an archive site and the post you see below has also been copied in its entirety to that site.

As we all know it is photographs and images which eat up our blog memory.  The same content of course enhances our blogs too.  The need therefore is to delete this media content and free up space.  With this in mind I will in six months time (I have put a note in my diary!) delete the photographs and images associated with the original post and this repost leaving only the written content.  Anyone wishing to see the complete post will be able to do so on “TIM Gone By”.  Thereafter it will be a rolling programme every week.

The big question of course is will this work and will it have an impact on this site in anyway?  Fucked if I know, let’s find out!



This post was first published by TIM on the 22nd March 2017.  Enjoy.


Welcome to TIM – The Imperfect Modeller.

Most of my modelling is geared to the Old West but occasionally a figure comes along which catches my eye and I’m happy to give that a go.

In terms of scale I paint 28mm to 54mm figures although my dioramas tend to be exclusively 28mm due to size constraints.

As this is my first blog and my first post I thought it best to start with some images of my work. In future posts I will describe some of these and other models in greater detail and refer to techniques used  and also list materials and suppliers.

Please feel free to comment and ask any questions.

Thank you for looking.


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Left – Andrea Miniatures 54mm Cavalry Trooper; Right – Gringo 40s One Eyed Trail Boss


Custer’s Last Stand – 54mm Andrea Miniatures


Andrea Miniatures 54mm Mountain Man


Wargames Foundry 28mm Old West Men in the Wilderness (and below left)


Right – Dixon Miniatures 28mm Old West Figures


Dixon Miniatures 28mm Old West figures and stage coach (above and below).  The building, which has been heavily modified, is by Sarissa Precision



Above and below – Dixon Miniatures 28mm Old West figures featuring their Chuck Wagon.  Three of the figures have had minor conversions.



Gunfight at the OK Coral featuring Dixon Miniatures 28mm Old West figures with two minor conversions and scratch built buildings.


Under Attack – Diorama featuring Dixon Miniatures Old West Indians and US Army 28mm figures.


Diorama featuring Artizan 28mm Rail Worker figures, Sarissa Precision Old West Locomotive and scratch built Freight Depot.


Left – a break from the Old West but same era different continent!  Beneito Minjiatures 54mm Rorke’s Drift.  Right – Dixon Miniatures Confederate Soldier, the first figure in a new diorama.


24 thoughts on “TIM’s Memory Monday (No: 1)

  1. I’m not sure about others but the pix here didn’t load properly on my phone. I’m only getting half the picture on some. I’m not sure what the cost is to upgrade but for me it’s all part and parcel of the hobby. I’m happy to pay, within reason, because if I was a golfer or something I’d be paying some sort of membership. Despite my own thoughts I think your approach is cool and it’s a nice way of showing us lot your amazing catalogue of work. Love that Custer dio.

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    1. Checked out the post at this end and all seems well so I reckon it’s user error your end! 😉 I can see where you are coming from on the costs side and nearer the time I may just bite the bullet and upgrade. That said the posts are not being deleted just transferring to another site. Oh and by the way, you saw the original post and liked it then as well! 😊

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    1. Actually the more I think about it the more I think everyone should do it. Work goes into each post but the audience changes and grows so why not repeat a post? You could go with Flashback Friday, Retro Wednesday or even your own Memory Monday! Go for it. I would be happy to look at your older stuff that’s for sure.

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  2. Nice look back mate. Just think, if you keep doing retrospective posts, one day it’ll be the turn of this one to be retrospectively raised… a retrospective of a retrospective if you will, at which point the universe will probably implode.

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  3. I’m definitely guilty of discovering a new blog, looking back over half a dozen posts or so but not going back to the start and thus undoubtedly missing out on all kinds of things. Case in point, I’d not seen most of the work you’ve showcased here and I’m glad I have now, this certainly beats my early posts hands down (not sure I’d want someone looking too closely at those to be honest!).
    Very curious to hear how you get on with the new archive-blog (TIM gone by is a great name by the way). I’ve been thinking of doing something similar myself eventually.

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    1. I think we are all guilty of it which is a shame because whatever the standard of the work a fair bit of effort still went into the post. Not sure how my work compares but it is where I am now that matters. To be honest I am hoping to see some improvement otherwise I will be left wondering what the hell I have been playing at! Hopefully the archive process will work, can’t see any reason so far as to why it wont but time will tell I guess.

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  4. Great post mate, I try to look back on others blogs if I find them interesting but what you have done here is a great idea .The Pix came through perfectly to me ,and I’m only down the road from IRO ,as you said it must be the user, maybe I should help the young lad out with some technical no how !!! Ha Ha !!

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