Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
A return to Reaper this week and another of their fantastic wizards, this one goes by the name of Oman Ruul and is from the Dark Heaven Legends range.
I wanted to try something different on this little chap, an idea I got from an image I had seen somewhere, Pinterest I suspect. From the front he is just a regular paint job but on the back I have tried to create a moon and galaxy look. I love the idea and am going to have another crack at it at some point. For a first attempt I was pretty happy with the outcome but it is a different type of freehand and needs working on.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
This site will have limited appeal to most of you I think but I will throw it out there anyway. Like most sites it rather depends what you are interested in. I like my little dioramas and occasionally enjoy adding a building or two into the mix. Detail is high on my list as I strive to make whatever I am doing as authentic as possible.
It was when I started doing a WW2 diorama, Operation Overlord, that I decided my buildings needed to be fitted out internally and to add to the realism I needed wallpaper. My google search led me to Jennifers Printables. a site I have used a few times now. All simple stuff but effective.
Playing it Safe
For the first time in four months I met up with my mate John for a couple of pints at the village pub, The Blacksmiths Arms. The nice thing about being retired is you can go to the pub at any time and unsurprisingly at three in the afternoon it was empty. Social distancing was therefore not a problem and it made a nice change to get out. The only downside was the reintroduction of alcohol to my system after four months being teetotal. It hit me hard and so I vowed to put in more practice.
Unfortunatley there is talk of a second wave of Covid-19 hitting the UK. Hardly surprising as it hasn’t gone away. Will it be worse second time around? Will we return to full lockdown? Will the economy survive? Will people survive? The list of questions goes on. All I know is I can only control my own movements and encourage those nearest and dearest to me to do the same. With that in mind I have no wish to get caught out again either so I recently placed and order for a shed load of figures, paints and other materials to keep me going. Just to be on the safe side you understand.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top. I love the music intro to this track but it’s not often I get to turn the volume up without a member of the family moaning but with everyone out I had a blast.
This week TIM has been watching…
“Unsolved Mysteries” on Netflix. There has been a little bit of hype around this series so I decided it would make good background fodder while I was painting. I was wrong. It was OK I guess but I was expecting more to be honest. In my mind there is a difference between mysteries and unsolved cases and so I wasn’t blown away. Yes each case was odd for sure but overall I was left underwhelmed.
If you put an electric fence around your house don’t be surprised if your neighbour is dead against it.