Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another Knuckleduster one from the faction pack of six that I recently acquired. The Knuckleduster website has this guy down as being called “Duvene”. A lot of the Knuckleduster figures are based on film characters and this one appears to be a take on Boss Spearman played by Robert Duvall in the movie Open Range. A great film by the way if you haven’t seen it and one I am now reminded to watch again. The only oddity of this figure is that it appears in the Bad Guys faction pack and Boss Spearman was a good guy.
Well It Made Me Laugh
Back To The Future?
My recently finished diorama, “Fools Gold”, went as well as it could have done and unusually I can’t recall a single glitch along the way. This last week though I have been trying a few base things out for some little diorama ideas that I have and for whatever reason I have abandoned every attempt. Modelling it seems to me can be a bit like golf. You play a few good holes and just when you think you have cracked it your game falls apart. Frustration sets in and from there the only way is down.
In truth this is not the first time I have experienced this unwelcome phenonom. In days gone by I would allow my frustration to get to me, my temper would rage and things would get broken to the point where whatever I was doing truly had to be adandoned. These days I am more mature. I stop before I break things!
In conclusion it is time for a time out by which I mean a return to simply painting figures and allowing my mind to forget all about base work for a while. It isn’t a mojo thing, the enthusiasm is there along with the ideas but the solutions and execution aren’t. Invariably a Back To The Future stance works, the mind relaxes, the fog clears and the solutions magically appear. Hopefully it will happen again.
Give Me Five
A couple of weeks back I posted my top five dinners and asked for meal idea so I could get She Who Must Be Obeyed to up her game and get off my back by continually asking what I would like to eat. It says a lot about this blog that I probably had more comments on food than figures! Perhaps I need to change hobbies?
Thanks to you guys I now have a much expanded dinner menu but now need to move on to puddings. By all means give me you ideas on them but let me say straight up healthy options probably wont make my list. Puddings even more than dinners are about over indulgence. My five in no particular order are:
- New York Cheesecake
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate melt in the middle pudding with custard and cream
- Pears with toffee sauce and cream
- Eton Mess
This week TIM has been listening to …
“I Predict A Riot” by the Kaiser chiefs. A great track with a title which may well come true at some point if the UK lockdown continues with no end in sight.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Three Amigos” starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. An old film with a great cast and one I had not seen in a long while. Shows its age but still very amusing in places – “Sew like the wind!”
If you sit on the toilet at 11:59 and the clock strikes midnight it’s the same shit different day.