Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This week we have another double whammy, two more Dixon ACW confederates. I don’t typically batch paint but right now it is proving the only way to get a few figures done while trying to strike a balance with the other projects I have on the go. In truth I cannot say I am enjoying it. I wouldn’t say I am cutting corners but I do like to work on a figure which I think has character and take a little more time to enjoy the process. Come the New Year I will assess the situation and decide what to do and how to go about it.
Well It Made Me Laugh
A week or so ago I stumbled across an article that said the best scale cars for 28mm figures is 1:43. The idea of doing a model featuring a car in some way or another appeals to me so I took a look on Ebay to see what I could pick up that was cheap and suitable for a future experiment. I decided I would go for the classic VW Beatle for no reason whatsoever.
I searched and found two options both die cast and starting at the princely sum of £0.99 plus postage. When I looked at the descriptions I noticed one of the two was a limited edition (one of about 400 I think it said). The other one had front doors which opened. Given that I will probably trash the car it didn’t sit well destroying the limited edition one and besides I thought the opening doors might prove more useful. I placed my bid and two days later won the auction and completed the purchase.
All being well it will be with me next week and then I can see how it stacks up against a 28mm figure.
Imperial Rebel Ork Podcast
On Saturday just gone I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by none other than IRO himself. If you are not familiar with luke’s Podcast I would thoroughly recommend that you listen. Personaly I never miss an episode although I may give episode 45 a wide berth as I cannot stand to listen to the sound of my own voice. I’m told She Must Be Obeyed can’t stand to listen to my voice either which goes aalong way to explaining why she ignores me!
I love IRO’s easy style, no doubt influenced by his years in Australia, and I really enjoyed our Podcast chat after which we talked for a good while afterwards. Hopefully, although not for the Podcast because there are so many far more interesting people for him to interview, we will get to have another chat at some point. Who knows, maybe one day the bastard will buy his old hobby dad a beer or two!
Give Me Five
This week I thought I would go with the best ever film sequels (doesn’t have to be the second film but must be part of the same franchise). As a general rule sequels are usually poor and leave a lot to be desired but sometimes they work. Here are my top five that managed to be the equal of the first or better. In no particular order:
- Terminator 2 – Judgement Day
- The Godfather Part 2
- The Dark Knight
- The Good The Bad and The Ugly (third film of the dollar trilogy)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” by Bryan Adams. Try as I might I have never been able to stop She Who Must Be Obeyed singing this to me. Believe that and you will believe anything!
This week TIM has been watching …
“Red 2” starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins. I assume there is also a “Red 1” but if there is I have never seen it. If I had then I may well have not bothered with “Red 2”. As films go it was OK. Deliberately over the top and to be fair it had a very good cast. The trouble is I think I have grown tired of these types of films of late and much prefer a more realistic yarn.
The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.