Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is from the Footsore Baron’s War range. I thought this was my last foot Knight that I had left to paint but I have a horrible feeling I have one or two banner men tucked away somewhere still to do. If I have then they will have to wait that’s for sure.
As for this little chap he was a straight forward except for his shield which was a freehand paint job.
Well It Made Me Laugh
A recent exchange of comments between Wudugast and my good self found us touching on the subject of self imposed painting rules. We didn’t get into specifics but it made me consider what rules I apply when I set out to paint figures. Now I say rules, it could probably be argued that these are simply habits, either way I never deviate from them. To my surprise I only have three which are cast in stone.
- I only ever prime using Humbrol white matt enamel paint thinned with white spirit and applied with a brush;
- I always paint the face first;
- I stay true to colours of historical and true life pieces as much as possible.
With the exception of IRO who has only the one rule (follow no rules) feel free to confess your own idiosyncrasies.
Give Me Five
Now I am not an avid reader despite the number of headaches that She Who Must Be Obeyed has. My reasoning is simple, I will have plenty of time to read when I can no longer paint. Never the less here are my top 5 books.
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
- I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
- Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
- The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
- Jaws by Peter Benchley
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin. One of the worlds biggest ever bands and a classic track.
This week TIM has been watching …
“A Good Women is Hard to Find”. I hadn’t heard of this film and had no idea what it was about or when it started where it was going. Turned about to be well worth a watch if you don’t mind violence.
If it says “Don’t try this at home” pop round to someone else’s place and give it a go.