TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 111)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is in fact another double act and no prises for guessing they are both Baron’s War figures (are you bored yet?).  First up we have a foot Sergeant from the “Foot Sergeants with Hand Weapons Pack 1” followed by a cossbowman from “Crossbowmen Pack 1”.  Both nicely composed figures which I’m happy to add the my expanding army.  At some point I must do a count up of just how many I’ve now done.  Whilst the figure will be encouraging it will still fall well short of even half way.  For now though, and with the limited time I have available these days, the figures are filling a need and keeping my painting level up.  The summer will come to an end soon enough and then it will be time to mix things up a bit.


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Well It Made Me Laugh



Give Me Five

One of the things which intreagues me is people’s surnames.  My own surname is Green, derived perhaps from a family which once might have resided near the village green.  Some surnames recognise trades such as Baker or Butcher while others reflect a family member, for example, Jack’s son giving rise to Jackson.  Simple actions and occupations often lead to names which stick and are handed down through the generations.  I’m sure you get the idea but some names make me curious.  All I’ll say is I’m glad my surname is what it is but what exactly were these people once up to? 

  1. Lillycrap
  2. Rogers
  3. Woodcock
  4. Blewitt
  5. Windass


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Victim of Love” but Erasure.  I seem to have found my self indulging in another decade of late and as such YouTube has throwing some memorable tunes at me of which this is one of my favourites.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Timeline – The Victoria Cross” – Narrated by Jeremy Clarkson.  My brother brought this documentary to my attention and I’m glad he did.  If you haven’t seen it then it is well worth a watch to learn about some truly remarkable people.  Even though Clarkson is like Marmite to some (I like Marmite) don’t let that put you off, his narration is terrific.   


Remember …

There is no better feeling than someone playing with your hair or running their fingers down your back.  Unless you thought you were alone.



29 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 111)

  1. Seeing the cake and reading your thoughts on names reminded me of a story I was told by a bloke I met a few years ago. He was working as a school teacher and the school had just set up a new email system. Everyone’s email address was the first three letters of their surname followed by the first letter of their first name (odd way round to do it but there you go) followed by “@NameOfSchool.com”. So for instance John Smith would be SmiJ@whatevertheschoolwascalled.com. At the staff meeting when this was announce he stood up and said “My name is Trevor Cunningham and you’re giving me a different email address”.

    Anyway… Lovely work on the knight and the crossbowman, you’re still going great guns with this project. 🙂

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  2. Great work on both TIM, not bored of seeing your wonderful brushwork at all, keep them coming.
    As for the names you should never name your son Will, in every battle throughout history they always shoot at him first ! LOL

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  3. No not bored just yet so keep painting 😀, another cracking pair of fig’s!

    Cant quite manage five but I work with a chap called “Andrew Tosser” I bet his cheques look great! we have another bloke who’s surname is “Snowman” (really!). and years ago I worked as a postman and we ahad a chap there who’s surname was “Pronk” and his parent inflicted the first name “Kingsley” on the poor devil…..”Kingsley Pronk” I ask you!

    Cheers Roger.

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  4. Very nice work on the latest minis. I’m not at all tired of seeing them yet as there is tons of variety to them!

    As far as bad but memorable English last names go, how about Snodgrass? I guess that is better than Snoggrass anyway 😉 Hopefully she doesn’t follow my website or yours but I went to school with a woman named Barbie Jo Breedlove. I think that is one of the all-time worst American name combinations that I have come across.

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  5. Great post there mate ! What a laugh you have created! great stuff as I feel we all need one at this point in time. Oh and the sergeant is great ,good realistic pose for a swordsman, I have to say his coat looks a bit like Fi’s old one she likes to wear!

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      1. Ha ha ! its a bit cool over here at the moment on top of the hill,I know 12 degrees isn’t really cold but the wind we are getting is cutting, quite unusual the local say! And yeah for one that has always said she like the cold it been of leveler , I have to get a shot of that coat!!

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