Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
Back to Hasslefree Miniatures this week and a female figure which goes by the name “Young Maria”. She was bought along with numerous others, several of which I have painted and recently posted, to be part of a diorama which never materialised. Individually I loved each and every figure but I had a firm idea of what I wanted to do but some how just couldn’t get my head around how to put it together. What are the odds that once I finish the last figure I will have a light bulb moment and then need to start all over!
Well It Made Me Laugh …
The Return of My Diorama Mojo
In Miniatures and Musings No: 63 I mentioned that I had bought a building from Table Top World, to be precise I purchased it through Zealot Miniatures in the UK. You can buy direct from Table Top World who are based in Croatia but it is a little more expensive. Now I am not often blown away by the quality of models these days, standards are high and I guess that is what I have come to expect, but the little building I bought is simply exquisite.
I am really looking forward to painting it now that it has arrived and I have several ideas for dioramas. The search is now underway for the figures and accessories needed to accompany it. Availability will doubtless determine the route the diorama takes, it typically does.
It will be a while before the project gets properly underway but for now I feel my mojo has definately returned.
Is It Just Me?
I think I made it clear that I am not a fan of the new WordPress Editor. Just to be clear I fucking hate it. More than that my hatred is growing day by day. It is only a matter of time before someone will say something and I will stab them. It’s got me in that kind of mood. If I lived in the US then I would probably be heading towards Silicon Valley armed to the teeth with an AK47 instead of being a keyboard warrior here in the UK. So what has riled me now? Four things.
Firstly, I schedule some of my posts. In the old world the calendar function showed me what had been scheduled already and it was easy to determine the next date for the post I was about to schedule. The new version I am looking at doesn’t. I now need to look at scheduled posts, make a note of the dates and then go back in and try again. Progress!
Secondly, if I dip out of a post I am writing to check something out then when I toggle back the post I had opened no longer automatically saves. I have to go back out and start again and then I am asked if I want to restore the back up version. Helpfull? No.
Thirdly, if I cut some text with the aim of pasting it elsewhere it will allow me to paste it in the new position but the same text in its original postion is still there so I have to go back and delete it.
Fourthly, apologies if I have missed any posts of late but some are not finding there way to my email account or other feeds. I know I am not the only one experiencing this but cannot see that this is down to me so I am blaming WordPress for this too.
Maybe it is just me. Perhaps things work differently on my Samsung Tablet. I might be better off using my laptop instead. Then again I might just be hitting the wrong keys or something. Whatever the problem I can’t help but feel there are a lot of glitches to be ironed out.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“I Knew The Bride When she Used To Rock And Roll” by Nick Lowe. What can I say, I do like a bit of Rock and Roll and I quite like this video too.
This week TIM has been watching…
“World War II In Colour” on Netflix. I suspect a great many of you have already seen this but if you haven’t and World War II is your thing then definately a series to watch.
You cannot control who walks into your life but you can control what window you throw them out of.