Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature goes by the name of Major Hoare and he is a 28mm Hasslefree figure. He is based on the character “Dutch” played by Arnie in the Predator movie. Those of you who follow this blog may recall seeing a similar version which I painted for IRO at the tail end of last year. IRO had this great idea of trading figures and by way of return I received a cracking Cowboy miniature painted by the Orc himself. As an avid collector of Hasslefree figures (really you hadn’t noticed?) it was inevitable that I need to add this classic to my collection.
The figure itself was pretty straight forward helped no end by the fact that I had performed a dummy run on the one for IRO. If anything though I think the one I sent to him actually turned out better. As with my previous effort I decided to stay as true as possible to the clothes as worn in the film. Not spot on by any means but hopefully a good representation at the very least. A bit of vegetation for the jungle vibe and voila! I’ll now leave IRO to compare the two versions!
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Wednesday Whinge
This weeks whinge will most likely be the last. On April 12th (which also happens to be my wedding anniversary) the pubs open up again. I need to check the rules of engagement but I am hopeful that my mate John and I will be able to meet for a mid week beer once again and start to put the world to rights. I have every confidence that you will feel the seismic waves heading your way. With so many things to moan about the Wednesday Whinge may well make a guest appearance from time to time. Be that as it may this week I thought I’d take on the minor subject of Global Warming!
Let me start by saying I think Global Warming is for real. I will also add that all the shit us humans have pumped into the atmosphere, and still are, is doing no good at all. Neither are we helping ourselves with our destruction of nature in all its forms. Doing stuff to remedy all this, and as soon as possible, is highly commendable morally if nothing else. But here’s the thing for me, isn’t the planet just warming up naturally?
Now putting away my high levels of ignorance on this subject let’s just look at some simple logic. Over thousands if not millions of years the planet has had previous ice ages. After the first the earth warmed up a bit and then we had another. Then it got a bit nippy again and then it warmed up again. It’s done this a few times. Why therefore does the earth stop evolving just because man is on the planet? In short it doesn’t so are we therefore not simply living through the next warm period albeit one being accelerated by us humans? I’m inclined to think so.
In the meanwhile I will continue to do my bit for the environment, reduce my carbon foot print and stay living several metres above sea level while I see out my days and keep my fingers crossed for my kids.
Give Me Five
The recent return of “Line of Duty” (series 6) got me thinking about my top five UK TV police/detective dramas. Over the years there have been some great ones but these proved the most unmissable for me both now and in there day. In no particular order:
- Line of Duty
- Prime Suspect
- The Professionals
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie and the title track from another great album of his. The more I think about it the more I think there is a little diorama to be had inspired by this song title. 🤔
This week TIM has been watching …
Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley who I had never heard of but thought was quite hot and Theo James who I recognised but couldn’t initially place what I had seen him in and then remembered it was the first Inbetweeners movie. Apparently this is the first part of a trilogy. Having enjoyed this one I will pick up on the next two in due course.
If you are attending a career interview remember a gang bang isn’t proof that you can work as part of a team.