TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 90)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is from Hasslefree and goes by the name of “Earl”.  This is a figure I have done before and not that long ago either but for some reason I had bought him again.  Not entirely sure why but now that I have painted him again I suspect whatever idea I had for him will now come back to me and I will end up buying him yet again!  That’s the ageing process for you!



Well It Made Me Laugh



The Wednesday Whinge

I love my hobby like we all do but there is one thing which gets up my nose (there are probably others too) and that’s finding a miniature I like but only being able to purchase it as part of a set of figures.  I wouldn’t mind so much if the rest of the figure in the set were as equally good but all to often they are not and they end up in the unwanted lead pile.  It’s much the same when buying a pack of socks from Marks and Spencer, there’s always a couple of pairs that you know you will never wear.

I’m no marketing guy and I expect from a sales point of view packaging the figures in this way works well for the company.  To be fair they may even think their sets of figures are all excellent and compliment one another.  Personally I prefer being able to choose the figures I want even if I had to meet a minimum price or figure volume to complete the purchase but alas that option doesn’t exist.  Until it does if I like a figure that much I will just have to pay over the odds.

Such is life.


Give Me Five

Lockdown continues to deny me and countless others simple indulgences such as having some friends round for dinner and spending the evening putting the world to rights.  Reminding myself of this got me thinking who who would be my top five people, now no longer with us (we might do living people next week), that I would most like to have at a dinner party and have a jolly good chat with.  I thought a nice mix of politics, music, film, comedy and sport would make for a very interesting evening.  In no particular order I came up with the following guests.

  1. Winston Churchill
  2. John Lennon
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Robin Williams
  5. Brian Clough


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Take it Easy” by the Eagles.  It will be 46 years this June that I saw the Eagles live at Wembley Stadium along with a 100,000 other people, the Beach Boys and Elton John who topped the bill on his Captain Fantastic tour.  That was 1975 and this track which was released in 1972 is as great now as it was then.  Well I think so.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Gangs of London” starring Joe Cole who can also be seen in Peaky Blinders.  This was a series recommended to me by IRO who described it as romantic comedy 😉.  I jest of course.  It is a pretty gritty and violent but extremely watchable.  Well IRO and  I think so.  Certain things didn’t turn out as I expected but a predictable drama would be less fun.  Now I just have to wait for the second series.



Remember …

Nine times out of ten when your wife asks “Do you remember what today is?” she’s just trying to scare you.



23 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 90)

  1. The model is fantastic TIM, the character in the face is spot on !
    the 5 is an interesting one, top of the list would be Robin Williams, to get the party started, then probably Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse and Kenny Baker

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  2. Great joke! have sent it on via text.

    Five dead people I’d like to have dinner with….

    Boris Johnson
    Donald Trump
    Nigel Farage
    Jeremy Clarkson
    Dominic Cummings

    What you say their not dead? Oh well a man can dream,,,,,,

    The Eagles track is a classic!

    Cheers Roger.

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  3. Nice mini! 🙂 And, just for a change, I agree with your choice in music! Not sure about five dead people I’d like to have dinner with – they’d probably smell a bit and put me off my grub (as if such a thing was possible my wife’s shouting in the background)!

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  4. That sounds like a cracking dinner party. Was a bit gutted you didn’t invite me though but then I noticed that living people are next week. 😉 I’m in full agreement with the whinge as well, although I actually end up buying quite a lot, perhaps even the majority, of my models that way. It probably goes someway to explaining the backlog actually, I end up painting the things I’m most excited about and putting the extras onto the pile to attend to “later” (whenever that is…). Oh and great work on Earl of course!

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  5. Earl looks great and kind of gives me Jason Statham vibes. Maybe it is the lack of hair and stubble giving me that feeling 🙂 Those are all great choices to invite to dinner. I think I’d invite some literary figures that I think were brilliant and who died too soon. David Foster Wallace and Christopher Hitchens come to mind, in particular. I do feel like it would be hard to manage a conversation with five really smart and talented people at the table but then again I’m an introvert and probably not the world’s greatest host to begin with 🙂

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  6. Lol, I have yet to paint the same mini twice (well, I think so…), mainly because I am doing that all the time with teams! Though I do watch shows and movies now, remember all the characters, but can’t remember what happens to them. Same with books. Kind of fun, as I get to relive the story all over again! But yea, age..! 😛

    Speaking of, that’s a great looking mini, got some studio level work there with the very natural cloth looking textures!

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      1. It’s also cool to paint the same mini in a different way. I’m doing that right now with a team that includes Dwarves (which was the first Blood Bowl team I painted on the blog). I’m curious how the process and end results will compare. Will I learn anything, did I get any better? Stuff like that.

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