TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 55)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is Knuckleduster’s take on Billy The Kid.  With other genres likely to dominate my desk for a short while I thought I ought to finish this one off as I had only a little bit left on him to do.

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Well It Made Me Laugh …



Interesting Site?

In last weeks Miniatures and Musings I mentioned that I would start a series where I would post links to sites I had discovered.  In most instances I have rarely bought anything from these sites although ironically the two I am kicking off with I have!

First up is Zealot Miniatures.  I discovered this fantasy/SiFi site when I started my Wizard Library  project.  I need some appropriate furniture such as bookcases and up popped this site.  Unfortunately for me they were resin products but I had to compromise as I could find nothing better and these were exactly what I wanted.  The company was efficient, the goods were well packaged and there was nothing wrong with any of the items I received.

Next we have Stoessis Heroes.  Needing some WW2 figures for my model clubs annual display I came across this site based in Germany.  The quality of the figures are excellent and the composition of them struck me as being different and more interesting.  For these reasons I turned to this site when I constructed my large WW2 D-Day diorama Operation Overlord: The Road To Carentan.  This site also provided a very efficent service.

Of course it depends what you are into but in my opinon both sites are worth taking a look at.


This week TIM has been listening to …

“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel.  Cleverly done video with relevant pictures.  Seems to me Billy needs to add a few more verses to bring this up to date.  Oh and for the record I didn’t light the fire either!


This week TIM has been watching…

Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – a four part documentary on Netflix.  I can’t say I particulalry followed this story as it unravelled at the time but a friend recommended it so I gave it ago.  An interesting account for sure and one for the conspiracy archives.  Given the people he knew, presidents and royals, suicide seems unlikely to me but then again I do like a conspiracy.




Marriage is simply the process you go through to find out the what kind of woman you would have preferred.



18 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 55)

  1. A very apt figure as I am hooked into Red Dead Redemption 2. Having fun being a cowboy on the console. Loving the colours on this one. I may try and emulate him with my character… apart from the hat, I never liked that hat Billy wore… it’s just not cowboy enough 😂

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  2. Billy does look great. I like that Knuckleduster makes famous characters/actors into sculpts as well. Based on this one, I’d say I should pick up a couple and paint them one day 🙂 Also, I appreciate the links to other miniature suppliers too as I’d not heard of either of these and it is always nice to know about more places to buy minis from!

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    1. The knuckleduster figures are very good that’s for sure. As for links to other sites there are just so many out there I thought it might be worth sharing. Looking at some of the sites again I am reminded of why I book marked them and now I have some fresh ideas. 😊

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  3. Billy’s shading is so subtly perfect here. Really well done, and I do think his hat is what makes Billy iconic.

    Loved the airline joke, though it made me think about who knows when we will be flying again.

    Thanks for sharing the links. There are so many companies out there it’s nice to check out ones I have not seen before.

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  4. Glad you like Billy and I agree about the hat making him iconic although it wouldn’t be my hat of choice! As to the web links, there are so many companies out there it seemed like a good idea to share. Some will have seen them of course or they will hold no interest but hopefully one or two might find them usefull. 😊


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