Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is the first in what is sure to become a very, very recurring feature of my Wednesday posts and maybe some Saturday ones too, a figure painted and based which goes towards my medieval army project. All the figures are from the Footsore Barons War range and this is one of the four figures which comprises the pack titled “Foot Knights 1”.
The paint job was pretty straight forward and as I have no plans to use decals and have never had success with masking tape all my work on shields will be freehand. The aim will be to try and get more adventurous but I will be driven by heraldry as I learn a bit more about it. As much as possible I want my knights to be authentic. As far as basing goes, whilst there may be some slight variation this will be the standard.
More on the project below but in terms of completed minis we’re up and running.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Knights On TIM’s Modelling Table
As headings go it’s not a great play on “The Knights of the Round Table” but it was the best I could come up with. So, an update on the project.
Firstly a big thank you to those of you who very kindly provided encouragement for this project along with words of advice and valuable details on figures and numbers for an army. I have taken it all on board but for now I thought I would focus just on painting, specifically for now foot figures. I have every intention of doing mounted Knights but that will come later. Whether I do the whole Baron’s War range of mounted figures remains to be seen. I’ll see how the range grows because it appears to be expanding quite fast, by which I mean quicker than I can paint. For now though and with Footsore offering a 20% discount when you spend over a hundred pounds I thought I would take advantage of the offer while it it lasted. After almost no deliberation whatsoever I piled straight in and pretty much bought the lot.
As things currently stand I have purchased packs of Levy’s, Crossbowmen, Spearmen, Bannermen and Musicians, Bowmen, numerous Knights and various Character figures giving around 90 figures to paint. Whether they all make it in to my army remains to be seen. Although I will make the effort to clean and prime all the figures in one hit the painting will not be in batches. I don’t enjoy production line painting, regardless of time efficiency, so I fully expect to adopt a random approach.
Here’s a quick look at some of the figures on parade.
Give Me Five
Not sure what inspired me this week, nothing I can recall watching or listening to for sure, but I decided to try listing my top five movie villains. Not an easy choice but after some deliberation I settled, in no particular order, on the following:
- Darth Vader (Star Wars Franchise)
- The Joker (Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight)
- Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins, Silence of the Lambs)
- Amon Goeth (Ralph Fiennes, Schindlers List)
- Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter Franchise)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. In response to my Give Me Five music intros in TIM’s Miniatures & Musings No: 97 my brother kindly emailed a couple of links to some classic tracks of which this was one. Well worth a listen to on a high volume and after a few beers.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Red Joan” starring Judi Dench. A good film “based” on a true story with an interesting justification for being a spy and giving away official secrets.
If you are having a bad day things could always be worse. You could be a Siamese twin attached to a gay brother whose on a date and you’re the only one with an arse.