TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 42)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


TIM’s Mid Week Miniature

This week another miniature from Hasslefree one of my very favorite model sites if you weren’t already aware.  This time a pirate from a historic period I like very much but one I have never really embraced in modelling terms.  Might have to put that right at some point.

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Happy Birthday To Me

A few days ago my blog enjoyed it’s third birthday.  Quite where that time has gone is somewhat of a mystery but I have loved every moment so far and long may it continue.

Engaging with like minded people has been great but one of the other things which has given me a surprising pleasure is seeing where my blog has been viewed across the world.  Now I appreciate that in many of the countries people have stumbled across it by pure chance and having seen it once they have not bothered to look at it again.  However, the fact remains it was viewed there all the same.

Three years into my blog it isn’t very often that someone pops up in a new country to view something I have done.  It was therefore quite a surprise to get three new countries all in one week.  Perhaps it was one person on their travels, who knows?  In any event welcome to Nepal, Qatar and Columbia.


Coronavirus – Self Isolation Week 1

Those who follow this blog will know that I take the current situation seriously.  Despite my personal family circumstances there is a need to remain optimistic, maintain some perspective and above all hang on to a sense of humour.  Failure to do all three of these things will lead to my certain demise.  With 11 of 12 weeks of self isolation to go I thought I would share the highlights of my first week.

Day 1 – Realised I was nearly out of Vallejo Matt Black Model Color.  Placed order for this and some other stuff to take order over £20.00 to get free postage.  Black out of stock.  Modellers stock piling too.  Bugger.

Day 2 – Phoned mum and dad to see how they are getting on in their self isolation.  Spoke to dad.  “I didn’t let the Nazis get me so I’m fucked if I’m gonna let the fucking Chinks get the better or me either!”.  Way you go dad.

Day 3 – Need a haircut.  Just realised I cannot go out to get one for 12 weeks.  Do I shave it all off or grow a pony tail.  Placed an Amazon order for hair clippers.

Day 4 – Tesco Supermarket online order arrived.  Ninety percent of the order missing.  On a positive note they managed to provide toothpaste, dog food and two packs of beer.

Day 5 – Refuse to be beaten by the announcement of the local pub closure.  Have placed a can of beer in every room and am going on a pub crawl.

Day 6 –  She Who Must Be Obeyed insisted on family exercise to Davina McCall keep fit DVD.  Still hung over from yesterday’s pub crawl.  Done back in trying to bend backwards.  Should have done some stretches first.  Bollocks.

Day 7 – Bad back has restricted my movement.  Unable to do much else spent most of the morning picking at a scab on my elbow.  Red cross parcel arrived this afternoon.  More figures, this lot from Reaper.  Happy days!


Well It Made Me Laugh …


This week TIM has been listening to …

Bob Dylan and “The Times They Are A Changin'”.

Seemed appropriate for the circumstances we find ourselves in!


This week TIM has been watching …

“Lawless” starring Tom Hardy.  The title rather than the films content could well be indicative of where we are heading.  Great film with a great cast and based on a true story.  If you have not seen this film then you are missing a treat.

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Remember …

Trying to give up Sexual Innuendos is hard, so very, very hard.




19 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 42)

  1. I would feel the same with empty Chaos Black paint or Chaos Black primer – always have more than one in reserves 😉 . Haircut – I feel the same, now is the time I should go to hairdresser but they are closed. Wish many health, patience and many painted models for next months. Cheers from Poland.

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  2. I’m assuming it would be politically incorrect to laugh out loud at your dad’s comment, which is a shame ’cause otherwise I might have laughed until I cried! 😉 I have also ordered hair clippers and my wife seems to take on a dark aspect and have an evil grin on her face every time I mention that she’ll have to try cutting my hair – probably means another 12 weeks self-isolation after the haircut to avoid the embarrassment! Very nice pirate by the way! 🙂

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  3. well i think boris should employ you for the nation, you are the tonic we all need. My wife and i read your post together and my did we laugh, all the way through.
    Love the reaper model, very nicely painted too, i cant tell wether you drybrush highlights or its the reflection from the lights, but it looks good, for me i think you need a wash of dark brown or black in the creases, unless you have done and the light softens it.
    Not seen the film, may have to look it up, just off to find your earlier posts about ebay..

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    1. Thanks Steve. I pretty much wash everything now using Citadel brown or black but I like the violet and green too for certain figures, fantasy usually. I will take another look at the actual figure versus photo to see how they compare. This one was dry brushed with some final highlights.

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      1. it could be the starkness of the light messing with me, i love the stripes too, that requires a good steady hand, not one to paint after a pub crawl..

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  4. Love the pirate! More please. Maybe you could do a pirate ship diorama or maybe a pirate ship that has mostly sank with just the Captain clinging to the bow. Lawless is great. Guy Pierce makes a for a very good bad guy. I’m a big Tom Hardy fan too. I think you should give yourself a perm mate. It’d really suit you.

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  5. Happy blogday mate! Love what you’ve done with that pirate (those stripy trousers especially – you’re really getting good at them). I would tell you to stay healthy but you’ve put your back out after just a few days of isolation, god knows what will happen after 11 weeks! Ah well, that should get you out of the housework for a bit at least!

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