Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is actually a couple of figures. As mentioned at the outset, the Footsore Baron’s War range of 28mm figures comprises of more than just knights and here we have my first Crossbowman and Spearman. Individually these little chaps are nowhere as exciting at the knights to paint or look at but hopefully once they are all done they will swell the numbers and make the eventual army look all the more impressive. Well that’s the plan!
Well It Made Me Laugh
Here, There and Everywhere?
Just a couple of weeks ago I had occasion to welcome a few more countries to have visited my blog. New countries don’t come along very often these days but it seems they arrive like buses when they do. Time now to say a big welcome to the Lebanon and St Vincent and Grenadine which takes my total now to 85.
There seems to be some dispute over how many countries there are in the world according to a Google search I made but the general consensus is 196. Whatever the accuracy of the total figure the fact remains TIM has yet to reach out to over half the world. Looks like I’m going to have to travel to some of the missing places and logon to my own site if I’m to make greater progress. Not sure just how much I fancy the Middle East and swathes of Africa though.
Give Me Five
“Cool” is something we probably all get but is, well for me at least, hard to explain. I don’t think you can simply choose to be cool you simply are or you aren’t. Although I am a legend in my own pants the reality is I would have loved to have been cooler than I am. If I could choose who I would want to be as cool as within the world of acting then any on this list of my top 5 classic actors would do. Next week I might take a look at the music world. In no particular order:
- Clint Eastwood
- Steve McQueen
- Paul Newman
- Sean Connery
- James Dean
This week TIM has been listening to …
“The Galway Girl” by Fiddler’s Green. This popped up in my YouTube presumably because I’d been listening to the Ed Sheeran track called Galway Girl recently. The songs are not the same however and this is not the original version of this song either, that was performed by a chap by the name of Steve Earle and is a classic in its own right. Anyway I had a listen and found myself hooked. If I couldn’t be English then I’d choose to be Irish I reckon. As much as the girl in the video is stunning with her red hair it would have made more sense to have gone with someone who matched the lyrics.
This week TIM has been watching …
“Prime Suspect” starring Helen Mirren. Borrowed the box set from my mum and dad and just watched series one. Hard to believe it’s 30 years old now. Amusing watching how the world has changed with things like smoking in the office for example. Classic TV though and looking forward to working my way through the rest.
Always love a women for her personality, they have like 10, so you can choose.