Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is surprise, surprise another Hasslefree figure and one I have done before at least once. Taking advantage of a Hasslefree offer of 20% off over Christmas I put in a large order and included a number of figures I had done before. Not an issue because I love painting them. I have still to decide if this one will stay in my collection or find its way onto Ebay. If I do end up selling it I will probably spend the money buying him again!
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
Maybe it is only something which happens in the UK? It has been about for a a good few years now so it’s not new either, but it does now seem to be a constant. What am I talking about? Resignations.
It might just be me but have you noticed that when someone does something wrong, either actually wrong of perceived as wrong in the eyes of the politically correct brigade, that there is an instant outcry from the public or the media for the individual to resign?
Now of course there are some things which warrant individuals to fall on their sword and if they fail to do so then they should rightly be pushed. But there are many instances it seems to me where at worse all the individual needs to is apologise, learn from the incident and move on. That or simply stick to their guns based on our (declining) freedom of speech society.
Yet another example for me of a world which continues to go from crazy to fucking mental!
The word “Lite” in respect of beer is used to typically describe a pale lager that is reduced in alcohol and calories compared to regular beers – Miller Lite, Coors Lite, etc. It’s a diluted form of the real thing and so is Diorama Lite.
I’ve been conscious for a while that my Wizard Tower diorama is drawing to a close leaving me with the quandary of what to do next. Ideally it would be another large diorama but space is a big problem I have to address before I can give serious consideration to doing another. In due course I will resolve this issue but until I do get my head around it I’m looking at the idea of Diroama Lite, a series of posts of micro dioramas on bases of 40mm x 40mm or maybe smaller.
The idea is to really try to make something of the base as well as the figure(s) all within the confines of a limited space. Will it work? Possibly. Will they all be a success? Almost certainly not. For better or worse what you can expect is probably a two part post comprising of the base build, figure paint job and the end result.
Well that’s the plan!
Give Me Five
This week and with the UK lockdown nearing an end my mind wandered off in the direction of Road Movies, films where essentially the director takes you on a journey from one place to another. I settled on the following five.
- Easy Rider (1969)
- Thelma and Louise (1991)
- Into the Wild (2007)
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
- The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Galway Girl” by Ed Sheeran – I don’t always live in the musical past! I do rather like Ed probably because he offers hope to us gingers. I also like Saoirse Ronan who I fell in love with in the film Brooklyn and who features in this video and then there is an old girlfriend and work colleague of mine called Maureen who was born and bred in Galway and who now lives back there.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Black Books” and “Breeders”. Two for the price of one this week thanks to Wudugast and Kuribo who a couple of weeks ago each recommended a sitcom to me. I hadn’t heard of either (sitcom that is!) but managed to track both down and have so far watched the first couple of episodes of each. Must say I enjoyed both very much and as a parent Breeders really struck a cord. The good news is I still have plenty of episodes still to watch! 🤗
The world isn’t full of arseholes but they are strategically placed so that you run into one every day.