Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is from Reaper and goes by the rather odd title of “Mad Scientist (Female). She needs a name so I have decided to call her “Marie” after a girl I had a crush on at school back in the 70’s, not that she looks anything like her other than the red hair (I love red heads) and the blue eye shadow, very much a thing for UK girls back in the day.
A nice little figure (Marie had one too!) which I based using some bricks and a few old watch parts to add a little emphasis to the steampunk image.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
A Hard Days Knight
Yesterday evening I took the plunge and ordered some knights from Footsore Miniatures along with a couple of other figures too. It has been quite a while since I embraced this genre and decided for better or worse that it was time to do so once again.
I’m hardly short of figures to paint but I was motivated by the encouragement I recieved following a couple of recent Memory Monday posts which featured two mounted knights I had done sometime ago. Another consideration was that, aside from the one outstanding order I’m still waiting on, I have no deliveries pending. Receiving something in the post offers much excitement during my confinement and therefore there was a need to addess the matter. I have a feeling I may have to address this need again next week too. Probably the week after as well. And the week after that. And the week after that, and the week after that … !!!
Coronavirus – Self Isolation Week 11
Day 71 – Today I found myself thinking about 2015 and wondering how many people predicted lying on a sofa for weeks on end when asked “And where do you see yourself in 5 years time?”
Day 72 – The finger pointing has begun and questions are being asked about why certain things were done and why others were not. The world is full of people who are happy to criticise but unwilling to actually get off their arse and do anything, it’s the easiest job in the world. Have the various governments got it all right? Certainly not. Could they have done better? Probably. Have any of them had experience of this sort of thing before? No. Hindsight is twenty twenty vision. Rather ironic given the year is 2020.
Day 73 – My dating days have long passed but I do worry for today’s teens. With everyone wearing face masks the odds of getting an ugly bird/bloke have significantly increased. Still I guess it has levelled the playing field somewhat. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder which is just as well as that’s about all you now get to see.
Day 74 – Haven’t entirely figured out why yet but for some reason I seem to be able to get ready for bed much quicker these days.
Day 75 – The more time I spend thinking about it the more I think we have missed a trick when it comes to making the world a better place. I have long known the world has its fare share of idiots and morons, those who swim in the shallow end of the gene pool, I just never knew there were quite so many. The pandemic has allowed these people to float to the top like a form of vile green algae. We should have skimmed them off the surface and disposed of them while we had the chance.
Day 76 – At about this time last year I was in Amsterdam with She Who Must Be Obeyed and She Who Thinks She Must Be Obeyed 2 visiting the Anne Frank museum. A very moving experience. If you didn’t know Anne, before she was found, spent over two years in isolation hiding from the Nazi’s to save her life and the lives of her family. I haven’t read her diary but I am guessing there isn’t an entry at about the eleven week point where she says “fuck this, I’m off to the beach”.
Day 77 – At the start of the UK lockdown the most vulnerable were told to self isolate for 12 weeks. Next week will be the twelfth for my family and I. Whilst a lot has changed it would seem our fate for now has not. Some lockdown measures have been relaxed by the UK Government but we await the latest safe guarding advice of the Cystic Fibrosis doctors and nurses. We anticipate no change but better safe than sorry.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. One of my all time favourite records, not so much for the song itself but for the memories it conjures up. An absolute classic in my book.
This week TIM has been watching…
Innocent, a four part ITV series. Well worth a watch in my opjnion.
Your wife wont start an argument with you if you’re cleaning!