Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks figure is from Crooked Dice and goes by the name of “Talia Torino”. A nice little paint job but I got stuck with how to make the base a little more interesting. A rather dull basic tarmac was the order of the day but I really wanted to inject a little colour. A look at a few race track images gave me the idea for a small piece of red and white edging.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
It will soon be time for IPMS to decide what, if anything, is going to happen in respect of this years Telford show. Whilst the event doesn’t take place until November the level of organisation is huge. If it does go ahead in any shape or form I suspect it will be a very diluted affair. It is hard to see how international participants and visitors will be able to travel and social distancing for such a large and popular event will be challenging to say the least.
Model shows are one of few things I have missed since the Coronavirus took its deathly grip and I went into self isolation. In some ways that feels like an odd thing to say because it was only 3 years ago that I really started attending them. I didn’t appreciate at the time how important these events would become to me. They are a great source of inspiration, motivation and banter and I miss it. Insignificant in the bigger scheme of things I know but I do hope this aspect of my life can return sooner rather than later. Meanwhile thank goodness for the blog.
After nearly 5 months of self isolation I ventured down to the town for the first time. Boy had it changed. Outside there were cones everywhere to ensure pedestrian safe distancing and people wearing masks or crossing the road to avoid each other. Inside 2 metre signage covers the floors, perspex screens are everywhere, you cannot browse easily and offering cash to pay is unacceptable. I get it and I understand it but I don’t like it.
These changes will be with us for some time, they may even become permanent but I don’t think I want to adapt to living with them. These steps, as necessary as they are, have moved the world on and I don’t like the way the world looks at the moment. I am sure I will go into town again but it will be for emergencies only and when I cannot get what I want online. I was quite happy in lockdown and self isolation so I shall return to it until the world returns, if it ever does, to something I want to be a part of.
As someone who loves the Old West period living as a Homesteader and occasionally saddling my horse or hitching the team to the wagon to venture into town once a month or so works for me.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers. Great track.
This week TIM has been watching…
“Uncle Buck” starring the late John Candy. Continuing to work my way through my John Hughes collection.
If you don’t pay your exorcist you will get repossessed.