Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another double act. For some reason I’ve tended to overlook the Footsore Baron’s War crossbowmen. No particular reason for doing so but I thought I ought to address the imbalance. Some of the figures have crossbows cast with the figure while for others the weapon is seperate and needs fixing in place. In this instance we have one of each. I kept the painting simple on both figures but will see what I can do with the others to pimp them up a bit, maybe add some stripes.
Well It Made Me Laugh
The Knights On TIM’s Modelling Table
According to my rough calculations I’ve now done 5 mounted knights and over 40 foot figures. Somehow I thought I had done more but I reckon that must have just been wishful thinking. That means I’m left with about 14 mounted figures and 60 or so foot figures still to do. I think I’ll count them up again just to make sure I’ve got it right.
My aim was to get them all done before the third Footsore Baron’s War kickstarter is released at the end of September. To be honest it is looking unlikely. Come September I also aim to start on my next big (for me) diorama. One way or another it looks like I have my work cut out. To be fair it’s not a race, simply self imposed timescales to keep me motivated and as I am far from bored yet (you might be but I’m not!) I have no problem extending my deadlines.
A display base remains a concern but I’m in no rush to resolve the issue. Although the movement trays arrived and were fine I’m having second thoughts about using them. For expediency I might look at buying some sort of mat instead. I can’t say I’m struck on that idea either so I’ll continue to give the matter more thought.
Looks like I’ll have to use SWMBO’s green table cloth for a group shot for now at least.
Give Me Five
I do like Romantic Comedy, not least of all because they make for some good family viewing. It’s also a well represented genre and therefore gave rise once again to some difficult choices. In the end I settled on these five. In no particular order:
- Annie Hall (1977)
- Groundhog Day (1993)
- Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
- When Harry Met Sally (1989)
- Serendipity (2001)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top. I was in the mood for something a bit louder and settled on ZZ Top. This is a great track with a great intro and the video features a great car and great girls. What’s not to like?
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Tudors”, a Channel 4 series which I am watching via catch up online. There are four series in all making up 40 episodes in total and I’m near the end of series 3. I’ve no idea how factually correct it is, I’ll assume it’s 50:50 but I’m finding it a good watch.
If it wasn’t for Thomas Edison we would all be watching television in the dark.