TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 37)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


TIM’s Mid Week Miniature

Another post and another female figure, well it is Fembruary after all.

What I have tried to do in my own little way is to try to present the female figure in a small variety ways to meet the brief from Alex of the Leadballoony  – “… I’m just looking for awesome portrayals of the feminine in miniature form, as part of an ongoing conversation about how women are presented within our hobby”.

First up we had the scantily clad “Shayda”, a dominant and intimidating female figure clearly designed to be sexy.  Sex sells and rightly or wrongly so do these Hasslefree figures.  “Rowena” by comparison was dressed from top to bottom with no flesh on show, very much the victorian style.  Hard to believe that the glimpse of a female ankle 120 years or so ago was enough to give a young lad an erection.  This post we have “Alyx”, another depiction entirely.  Clearly not sexy unless you are paedophile, but with a disturbing attitude unless you consider armed school girls normal.

Doubtless there is much discussion to be had on these and other figures in terms of how they present females in the modelling world.  Are they are acceptable or do they exploit?  Well I’m not the sculptor, I only bought them.  For my part there is a danger, as there is with too many things in my opinion, to look far to deeply and over analyse the subject.  For my part I can only say that as a figure painter I purchased them because I liked them and thought they would be fun to paint.  Oh, and because  “Shayda” had a nice chest and reminded me of a girl I once dated. 😉

With over a week of February left there might be another female figure or two to follow.  Meanwhile photo’s of “Alyx” below.

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Well It Made Me Laugh …

For Wudugust, a Scotsman with a sense of humour …



This week TIM has been listening to …

“Gracelands” by Paul Simon.  An album which was a huge hit when it was released and one I haven’t listened too for a long time.  Still great and glad I dug it out.  Mustn’t leave it so long next time.  I like the whole album but this was the official single if I recall correctly.  Nice bit of lip syncing by Chevy Chase.


This week TIM has been watching …

“The Outlaw Josey Wales” starring Clint Eastwood.

As I haven’t painted a cowboy figure in a little while I thought I ought to at least watch a Western film just to keep my brother happy.  They don’t come much better than this one.




Remember …

The next time your wife gets angry, drape a towel over her shoulders (like a cape) and say “Now you’re SUPER ANGRY”.  Maybe she’ll laugh.   Maybe you’ll die.


Until next time.


24 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 37)

  1. Lovely mini mate. I look forward to seeing more female minis from you. Coincidentally I just posted a pic of a girl with purple hair too. The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favourite Clint Eastwood Western. I haven’t watched it for a while so I might just pop it on tonight. I think it’s my dads favourite too. As I’m a gardener I can’t resist this one. What’s the difference between a lawnmower and bagpipes? You can tune a lawnmower 😉

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      1. Now don’t say I never listen to you (yes, I know, SWIMBO’s lost track of how many times you’ve said that) but The Outlaw Josey Wales is on telly tonight and I’m recording it! Shall I listen to Paul Simon maybe? No! So two out of three ain’t bad! 😉

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  2. Wow, lovely model, straight out of the st trinians stable, god help the teachers. Simon and carbunkle, love their singing but not fussed after they split, the best clint eastwood film for me is the good, bad and ugly, dont watch it often enough.

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  3. Not sure why that’s funny to be honest, that Scotsman sounds like a real gentleman to me, letting his lady walk past that restaurant again. I hope she knows how lucky she is. Great work on Alyx, you’re really covering a range of ladies this month.

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  4. Great work mate, you are right about the over analysing bit, it’s rampant over here in a country that once prided its self on a great sense of larrikinism now we are just a mob of over stressed buggers run by a bunch of below average politicians only out to feather there own nests.
    I think Paul Simons Graceland’s album was pretty good ,I must get it out again ,and as for Clint ,none of his films failed in my opinion!
    You will be pleased to know the wife and I saw 1917 on the weekend ,I thought it was great but the wife thought it was brilliant and so well done.

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    1. Cheers Pat. Your description of Aus fits just as well for the UK in its present state too. Agree about Clint movies, you can’t go far wrong. Even the films he has directed are good as well. Glad you liked 1917. Sounds like you earned a few brownie points taking the wife!

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  5. This Fembruary business actually just started out as an observation that a lot of female minis were/are based on a fairly standard physique, and thus boring, predictable, generic, and probably not encouraging for women to get involved in the (depressingly male) wargaming scene. This was mostly a critique of GW releases at the time – it isn’t some ‘political correctness gone mad’ shtick. Really it is just a shout out for some sensible representation, but I don’t care if you, (or any other bugger), buys into the idea heart and soul – I just want to see & share cool minis.

    Oh, and Fembruary is a pretty good pun, even if I do say so myself 🙂

    Great job on Alyx btw, I love the hair – reflects the sass & attitude of the sculpt perfectly! You’ve covered a diverse group of female mini, so you’ve nailed the concept behind the challenge, and all to a superb standard. Nicely done!

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    1. Glad you like the mini and credit where it’s due it is a great pun.

      As to Fembruary itself I think the idea is an excellent one. It made me for one look at aspects of the hobby that I hadn’t previously considered or taken note of. Purely from a painting point of view I think I have enjoyed painting female figures far more. No I don’t mean the scantily clad ones, although they are fun, but the more victorian style where there is a lot of detail and an opportunity to use the whole colour pallette. Expect to see more from me. Women aren’t just for February you know!

      If I have a personal problem with the subject though it is it is probably due to the internal conflict of being a man on the one hand and the father of a daughter on the other. Don’t be fooled by some of my laddish blog posts, I know my place in the real world, the women in my life see to that! 😉

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