Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another “Two Handed Weapon Knight” from the Footsore Baron’s War range. The little chap has been painted in the colours and heraldry of Roger Bigod who was one of the Magna Carta Barons in the year 1215.
Well It Made Me Laugh
In case it isn’t just me I thought I would share the following experience.
It took me more than a week to realise that very few emails were arriving in my BT email account advising me of Likes and Comments. In itself it wasn’t a big deal, I just needed to check out the comments directly on the blog instead. It bugged me though so I got in touch with a WordPress Happiness Engineer. It would appear that BT seem to have a very high level of what they consider to be Spam, not that the emails are going into my Spam folder, they aren’t even reaching me in the first place. Why has this just started to happen? Buggered if I know.
My Happiness Engineer suggested I change my email address to Gmail as they have a higher Spam threshold and allow greater control to be employed by the end user. Having made the change it looks as though the email notifications from you guys are now coming through. On the downside, we all knew there had to be one, my Site Icon disappeared and was no longer being shown despite all the various boxes being correctly ticked in my settings. More emails to a another Happiness Engineer has now hopefully resolved that. 🤞
The Knights On TIM’s Modelling Table
This week the cavalry arrived, literally.
In addition to around 100 various foot figures still to do I have now given myself a further 16 mounted figures to paint. Cleaning has been done but not the priming. I also need to give plenty of thoughts to how I intend to paint them in terms of heraldry. Fortunately I am in no rush so will continue to paint the foot figures that I have plans for.
Give Me Five
We’ve all had those moments when we would like to take revenge for an injustice we have been dealt. Alas the thought of criminal proceedings holds us back and we are left trusting in divine intervention striking down the bastards who upset us. On a personal level I had hoped Covid-19 might have proven to be one of Big G’s “mysterious moves” but indications so far aren’t encouraging as my nemesis Mad Martin remains a live . No such problems, however, stand in the way of our silver screen heroes who do our bidding for us. The fact that this film genre was the toughest yet rather tells you just how many films are out there and how much the genre is a box office hit! In no particular order my top five revenge movies (it could have been a top 30!) are:
- Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
- Gladiator (2000)
- Death Wish (1974)
- Straw Dogs (1971)
- Inglorious Basterds (2008)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“The Beverley Hills Cop” Sound Track album. Not sure what prompted this bit of nostalgia but I did enjoy the music and subsequently the film.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Beverley Hills Cop” starring Eddie Murphy. A blast from the past but just as enjoyable.
Being kissed while you’re sleeping is one of the purest forms of love unless you are in prison.