Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
When I was young kid way back in the 1960’s there were several puppet shows on TV, such was the technology available. Thunderbirds and Stingray were both popular but my favourite was Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. When I saw this figure on the Crooked Dice website I decided he was a must have, another nostalgic piece following on from my Quadrophenia post of a few weeks or so ago.
As I have mentioned before Crooked Dice do a lot of nice figures many of which are based on TV shows from the 1960’s so I will almost certainly be adding to this collection in due course. As for this figure it came with an alternative hand option. Originally cast with his right hand pointing I chose to make the minor hand chop conversion and went with the gun instead. There was also a need to adjust the holster which had a gun in it.
For a while I was stuck on the base. I wanted a metal mesh type look but wasn’t sure how to go about it. I suspect there are several ways but in the end I went for some fine plastic netting, the sort that some grocery bits you buy from the supermarket come in. It was harder to stick down than I thought because it wanted to contract but the use of pins to stretch it got me there in the end.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
Recent Purchase No: 1
The other day I finally decided to buy one of the fantasy buildings made by Table Top World. By all accounts they are amazing if some of the YouTube reviews are anything to go by and I eventually settled on a small cottage as a tester. I have been putting the idea off due to a lack of enthusiasm for larger dioramas of late but am hoping this will provide the necessary incentive to get me back in the mood. Hopefully it will arrive in a few days time but quite where I’ll put it eventually is another matter entirely.
Recent Purchase No: 2
Having committed to buying a Table Top World building I decided now would be a good time to check out Artis Opus Series D brushes. It is a range designed for dry brushing and something I have wanted to try out for a while now. I decided on a medium and a small brush along with a wet pad thing that they use. Like the building they should be with me in a few days time. In due course I’ll let you know what I think of them.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley. Is there a better song for these troubled times?
This week TIM has been watching…
“Rainman” starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. One of the nice things about the unfortunate circumatances we find ourselves in for me is having more opportunity to watch films I haven’t seen in a long time. This classic falls into that category.
Sometimes you can tell people are judgemental just by looking at them.