Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is a single knight and not one based on a real character. The aim here was to experiment with some more freehand painting and I settled on the idea of a rearing horse. The head isn’t quite right but given the actual scale of the figure and the size of the shield I think I can just about get away with it for a first attempt. The positioning ended up being a little off centre which I didn’t like either, leaving the top right hand corner a little bare so I added a cross which again kind of works.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Knights On TIM’s Modelling Table
With a reasonable number of figures now painted (I need to do a proper count but it must be close to 40 or so) it’s time to give more consideration to how I will display my army. Getting my head around this will also enable me to start taking some larger group photo’s too. Well that’s the plan anyway!
I have a few ideas circulating in my brain but have yet to fully decide on what to do. I do know that I want to keep it very simple. The figures are unlikely to be on display at home, the usual issue of space, but I would like to take them to the occasional show. There are two things I am clear about though. The base is not intended to be a diorama, I don’t want to distract from the figures themselves, and it will need to built around movement trays so the figures can be easily placed. With the latter in mind I ordered some movement trays to experiment with. Hopefully they will arrive in a few days and then I can play around a bit.
I came across this article on the BBC website (link below) and thought I would share it. When it comes to taking Photo’s of my figures I really need to up my game. It’s certainly an area where I would be happy to invest more time. If I only had more of it!
The Beatles – When I’m 64 (Lennon and McCartney)
Give Me Five
This week I thought I’d take a look at the “Spy” genre and within it my favourite films. To some extent it would have been easy to just list most of the Bond movies but there are plenty of other good films out there. My short list in no particular order is:
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
- Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
- Eye of the Needle (1981)
- The Bourne Identity (2002)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals. It’s been a while since I listened to this band and this particular track. Not sure why that is but I reckon it has a lot to do with the fact that it reminds me of She Who Must Be Obeyed!
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Accident” a four part mini series I discovered on Channel 4 and another one based in Wales. I’m beginning to think that Wales is a dangerous place to visit. Not a bad series and worth a watch I’d say. Most things with Sarah Lancashire in usually are.
Women always have the last word in an argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.