TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 43)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This week is a bit of a cheat in that I have posted this 54mm Space Marine figure before.  So why post it again?

Well first time around I had painted the figure but not based it.  Now ordinarily I wouldn’t bother to re-post but on this occasion I thought some of you might be interested in the “pod” which I have added to the right of the figure for any space type bases you might be considering doing.  It reminded me of the pods which appeared in the film Alien.  In reality the pod is a Beech tree nut case (see final image).  I added some thistle and leaves to the inside for a bit more interest.

Maybe it is only me but I definatley think these pods have an outer space vibe.

OK it is only me!

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Well It Made Me Laugh …



Coronavirus – Self Isolation Week 2

Day 8 – Living in the open countryside it is possible to self isolate by going out with the dog for a long walk and meeting nobody.  Generally I walk him 4 1/2 miles in the morning.  My daughter does the same in the afternoon and my son goes out with him in the evening.  Not sure how long we can keep this up, the dog (Buddy) is knackered!

Day 9 – She Who Must Be Obeyed announced that after 8 days of confinement she had become to appreciate the little things in life.  Apparently that didn’t include my penis.

Day 10 – Ordered a car battery charger when it occurred to me the family cars will have flat batteries by the time we ae able to use them again.

Day 11 – Almost two weeks of self isolation gone and growing concerned my modelling stash wont last the twelve week duration.  Being risk adverse decided to place several orders.  It remains to be seen when they turn up.

Day 12 – Spirits are still high in the TIM houshold.  The fine weather we are having is allowing us all to be outside as well as inside.  For now it is just like being at home on holiday.  Bigger tests are yet to come.

Day 13 – Home delivery services now in full swing.  Today saw the Butcher, Baker and Green Grocer all deliver to our house.  We also managed to secure a supermarket home delivery slot for 3 weeks time!  Thank goodness for the small independents.

Day 14 – Found two islands for sale off of the north west coast of Scotland.  One is 36 acres the other 25.  For sale at £175k.  If they are still available when this is all over will give the matter of buying them some serious thought.   SWMBO saying “no way” has pretty much made my mind up!



Steampunk Railway

I saw this on the BBC, thought it was cool and decided to share it:


The steampunk model railway enthusiast having designs used by Hornby – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51932009


This week TIM has been listening to …

The Pulp Fiction Soundtrack.  Specifically “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry.

Classic film, classic track and classic dance sequence.


This week TIM has been watching…

The Highwaymen starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson.  A true story.




Beer is so much more than a breakfast drink.







14 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 43)

  1. Interesting use of the pod there mate, I can see it passing as a brazier as well .you have to take your hat of to that guy ,so clever, that’s a must see for all the kids lock in at the mo. Keep safe, and if you do run out of figures to paint go foraging and show us other things of nature we could use !

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  2. yep its definately space orientated, not sure if it based on the pod in the Alien film, or is it saying to him ‘Feed me semour’ from little shop of horrors, great stuff..

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  3. Definitely a spacey vibe mate. My favourite song on the pulp fiction soundtrack is Lonesome Town. It’s actually one of my all time favourite songs too. The only weekly visits I’d be concerned about is Hugo the Pool Cleaner and Roger “the rogering” postman. You should definitely buy an island mate. You could have you own little miniature utopia, then the little penis thing would be a big penis thing.

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  4. It’s not just you, I’ve often thought beach mast looks really alien. I’ve thought about doing something similar in the past but never made it happen. You’ve done a really good job with it, will file the idea away for future use.

    Those islands look cracking, are they in Loch Broom (north of Ullapool) by any chance? Think I recognise Stac Pollaidh in the background? You go for it mate, if that’s where they are I’ll come and visit you (in fact you’ll probably never get rid of me!).

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      1. It’ll be somewhere near the Summer Isles then. I’ve been past a few times on the way to Lewis, looks great but the Minch in a storm is… interesting. I was out on the Minch in a rib once when there was a big chop on, trying to look relaxed and macho (and not green at all) because everyone else seemed quite happy, and trying very, very hard not to think about how small the boat was and how big the sea was, and how much of said sea was underneath us and slopping its way in to join us. I’d still come and visit you though, on a nice, calm day! 😀

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  5. I guess I missed this piece the first time around. You really should do more SciFi, that’s sweet looking. Uma and Travolta really kill it in that scene. So many different looks and thoughts going on.

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