Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is of a Baron’s War Footsore Sergeant, the first of four which comprise of pack No:1. More than a peasant less than a knight would be my description, certainly from a painting perspective. As he isn’t a knight as such I thought I would make up the heraldry using the rules I shared a short while ago. The shield design is a “Pile” with a star denoting this Sergeant as the “third son”.
Well It Made Me Laugh
Give Me Five
Not sure what prompted this, probably the fact that my daughter has now finished school which had me reflecting on my own school days many, many years ago. It occurred to me that there were lots of things I did at school which I have never done or used since. Here is my list of five. Feel free to add, could make for quite a list!
- Used a ruler to draw a margin on every page I write on
- Ended the day by putting my chair on the desk for the cleaner
- Ever climbed Gym Ropes
- Played (or tried to) the Recorder
- Used Pi
The Knights On TIM’s Modelling Table
Now it’s not very often I invent something, in fact I will go as far as to say I have never done so. However, confronted with a problem I needed a solution.
The problem I was having related to my mounted knights. When it comes to mounted figures I generally drill a whole in the bum of the figure, glue a piece of paper clip into the whole and then press the other end of the paper clip into the end of a cork which I then hold to paint.
Now this method has its pros and cons. On the positive side I am forced to drink more wine in order to have a fresh supply of corks. On the negative side the corks often have a slightly curved bottom to them and they easily topple over which is far from ideal. This matter required some thought. 🤔
What followed was hundreds of man hours spent on numerous blue print designs based on mathematical and geometric theorem together with test model, after test model. The end result, a superb example of modern engineering and ingenuity if I says myself, has now been patented and will be going into mass production in a matter or weeks.
I use a specific clamp from my collection to hold horses and using the latest technology added a drawing pin to the base. Before and after images below display this perfect piece of engineering.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“I Love To Boogie” by T-Rex. As a kid I did love T-Rex and Mark Bolan. Sad he died so young, killed in a car crash in Barnes not so far from where I used to live and I would pass by the site on my way to watch Chelsea play every other week back in the day.
Unsure what track to go with I settled on this dance mash up because it has a brief glimpse of dancing knight’s from Monty Python’s Spamalot!
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Pact”, a six part BBC series set in South Wales. Notwithstanding that I predicted the ending, all be it within the last half an hour or so, this proved to be very watchable.
Everyone is beautiful, but sometimes it just requires the right amount of alcohol to see it.