Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
After spending time painting female figures for Fembruary I decided I needed a change. I turned to a Hasslefree figure based on the Simon Pegg charachter in Shaun of the Dead. At some point I will get round to doing a couple of zombie dioramas as I think they would be fun. I don’t think you can over do the blood on a zombie based figure.
Not entirely sure why his trousers look glossy in the photo’s as they are anything but in reality.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
Regular readers will recall that a few weeks ago I mentioned it was my intention to make a concerted effort to clear my backlog of miniatures and resist any temptation to buy more until attending Salute in April. To be fair it was going well with the exception of a minor but “essential” purchase which incurred the wrath of She Who Must Be Obeyed. But then it started raining. Then it rained some more but with the added bonus of 80 mile an hour winds. This is how it has been for the entire month of February and looks like continuing throughout March if the weather forecast can be trusted which for bad weather predictions it can be.
Compared to some I have no grounds for complaint. We, unlike a great many people, have not had our house flooded and given our position I would like to think we are unlikely to do so. Nevertheless with no hold up in the weather damage is being caused and my list of out door jobs is growing and all I can do is watch. Fortunatley I do not have to go to work in it but I do need to venture out to walk the dog twice a day. Getting wet is one thing but continually putting on wet walking clothing because it is impossible to get them dry is unpleasant. Each day is Ground Hog day. Deja Vu, or as I now prefer to call it Deja Poo, the feeling you have seen this shit before!
The thing is it has now become all rather depressing. I am in a negative spiral with few signs of an imminent turn around. At my age this is a potentially dangerous situation with serious health implications and so I poured my feelings out to SWMBO over a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit. She was sympathetic, she understood, she cared. After such an emotional out pouring and before the postman was due to arrive I figured now was the perfect time to mention that I had spent a couple of hundred quid on hobby therapy.
I was wrong.
This week TIM has been listening to …
Robbie Williams. I do like a bit of Robbie everyy now and then. Like Freddie Mercury he is an entertainer who can work the audience. I rather like the opening sequence of this video.
I appreciate concerts and huge musical events take place all over the world but, and at the risk of being very biased, I do think us Brits do it better than most.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Split” – Series One and Two on BBC iPlayer. After watching Nicola Walker in numerous TV programmes over the years, all of which are excellent, I have decided I have a thing for her. I expect it’s mutual.
According to Chemistry alcohol is a solution.
Until next time.