Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks figure sees a return to Knuckleduster and a cowboy I very, very slowly painted between Christmas and the New Year. I was very sluggish over the festive period and barley painted at all but bit by bit this one some how came together. Nothing to do with the figure just down to me in a mood where between eating and drinking I simply could not be asked to pick up a brush, well not for long at any rate.
The figure goes by the name of “Big Bob” and is one of the six figures in the Bad Guys Faction pack. Wherever I can I am trying to introduce some freehand painting on my miniatures. Cowboys offer little opportunity to my equally limited imagination so striped trousers nearly always stand a chance of being done and so it was on this occasion too.
Well It Made Me Laugh
Until IRO mentioned it recently I had forgotten about the Fembruary challenge run by Alex over at the leadbaloony. I have participated the last couple of years and plan to do so again but having forgotten to put such a key event in my diary I am reminded of the need to purchase a figure. Unfortunately I am at that age that if I don’t write it down I forget things. The bigger problem is that I am also of the age that if I do remember to write things down I invariably forget what it was I intend to make a note of and, even more relevantly, where I put the note!
The ageing process is such fun.
The Makings of a Plan?
Having made a slow start to the year I decided I ought to at least have the outline of a plan. Nothing to rigid (what would be the point?), just enough to have some focus. Dio-Bolical Monday takes care or itself at the moment and following that up with the Wizard Tower will keep me amused for a good many weeks. I also have five more Knuckleduster cowboys to do from the “Bad Guys” faction for Christmas, although one of the figures is badly cast so I might not end up doing that one.
The other thing grabbing my attention right now is the apocalypse. I really fancy doing more on that genre and I recently placed an order for a shed load of zombies. More on that once the order arrives and I have had a chance to review what I have bought. I also need to review the format or the blog. No rush on that, not least of all because I have no alternative ideas just now but I need to consider my commitment to it in terms of three posts a week and how to breath more life into it for my benefit as much as anything. Any ideas on that score would be greatly appreciated.
As plans go it’s a start but it’s pretty vague and very fluid.
Give Me Five
I can cook but I don’t. She Who Must Be Obeyed does the cooking in our house and the arrangement suits me just fine but for one minor thing. Without fail she asks every few days what I would like for dinner in the days ahead so she can do the food shopping. In itself that is not the problem. The problem is she moans at cooking the same stuff week in week out. To be fair the menu is not that repetitive but her moaning is. So, this week I thought you could help me out. Listed below are 5 of my favourite dinners. Your job is to identify some of yours so that I can appear to be creative when she asks me later. If that works then we might move on to puddings!
- Steak and chips (with mushrooms, peas and onion rings)
- Spaghetti Bolognese (with loads of Parmesan cheese and garlic bread)
- Homemade Pizza with loads of Chorizo
- Chicken Kiev
- Sunday Roast (Lamb, Beef or Pork)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Common People” by Pulp. I do love this song and its increase in tempo part way through. Jarvis Cocker’s lyrics are pretty cool too.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Rhythm Section” starring Blake Lively and Jude Law. One of those films where the trailer was better than the film. Watchable but no classic. I’ve also just realised there is no vowel in the word Rhythm.
If you’re sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you, just stare straight ahead and say ” Did you bring the money? “