Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
This weeks figure, a 28mm sculpt of a Rat Catcher, comes from “Other World” miniatures. Originally when I bought this figure I had other plans for it but it was so long ago that I had forgotten what that was so I just painted him and put him on a 25mm base! It’s an age thing. If I ever do remember then I guess I will have to buy the figure again.
The base, not clear from these images, was constructed using coffee stirrers to make a wooden floor.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
Time for a Project?
Just lately I have been painting stand alone figures and and a few vignettes which have required a bit more base work. It has all been fun and I have enjoyed what I have done and am looking forward to doing what I have lined up on my desk still to do. However, I recently got the urge to embark on something a little bit bigger. The driving force behind this is Telford in November.
After last years surprising success I am keen to enter a couple of things for this year, especially in the Fantasy Diorama category which I was lucky enough to win gold in. I remain convinced that part of the reason for that success was entering something which was a little different. If I am to stand a chance this year I feel I need to hit the same note again. Having been racking my brains I came up with two ideas. I favor one far than the other not least of all because it will have more detail in it.
Having had the ideas the challenge was on to find the right figures and determine how to base them. I have had a few ideas for the basing and have managed to find appropriate figures for the better of the two ideas. Work on it has now begun. It will I suspect feature several WIP posts due to drying time and the such like but I will try to spread these out with other bits and bobs as I go along.
For now I only have a working title, I am currently going with “OMG!” Maybe the title will stick, maybe it wont but for now at least I will leave it with you to consider what I might have in mind. The first installment should get posted this coming Saturday.
This week TIM has been listening to …
Cat Stevens and “Where do the Children Play?”.
Now before he went and changed his name to Yousef something or other and became a bit weird good old Cat had a few good tunes in him, several quiet deep and meaningful such as this one. Clearly not everyone’s cup of tea but as I have said on previous occasions my music taste is very, very wide and varied.
This week TIM has been watching …
“In The Heat of the Night”. A classic film from 1967 starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. A ground making film for its day and remembered by those who have seen it for the immortal line “They call me mister Tibbs”.
If you are ever chased by a pack of taxidermists don’t play dead.
Until next time.