TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 118)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is another 28mm Footsore Baron’s War foot knight. 

I found a image online of a couple of snakes entwined around a flame and thought it would look quite cool on a shield so I thought I’d give it a go.  Not sure it scores points for authenticity but it was fun to try and do and didn’t come out looking to bad. 

Having been originally determined to make my knights authentic I’ve started to move towards doing my own thing a bit more often.  Does it matter?  Nah!  It’s All good fun and for a change I thought I’d paint some hoops on the tabard.



Well It Made Me Laugh



BBC Gaming Articles 

By chance I came across an article on the BBC News Internet app which was interesting and led to a couple more articles which I checked out.  All the links are very short but worth taking a look at.  The first is about lockdown gaming and the therapy it provided.  The second and third are short video’s.  The second focuses on the revival of gaming and is set in Games Workshop HQ Nottingham and the third is about the creation of Games Workshop.     





Give Me Five

I do Iove a film which contains a surprise or an element of mystery.  The downside of course is they are best first time around although that doesn’t mean they can’t be watched again.  All in all there are a lot of films which are able to meet this criteria but my five short list, in no particular order, is as follows:

  1. Gone Girl (2014)
  2. The Girl on the Train (2016)
  3. Prestige (2006)
  4. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  5. Seven (1995)


Footsore Miniatures

Mark Farr who runs Footsore Miniatures produces a weekly newsletter which is emailed to those who choose to subscribe, myself included.  In each newsletter Mark includes a “Community Spotlight” highlighting the work produced by people who have caught his eye and one source for this is the Baron’s War Facebook group which I have begun to post weekly to.

Reading through the newsletter I was very pleasantly surprised to read the following written by Mark under the Community Spotlight section which also included a couple of photographs.

“I spotted this too late for last week’s newsletter so here it is this week. David Green has shared some pictures in the Barons’ War. The freehand on the shield is especially skilled, mine would look like roadkill”. 


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Morning Glory” by Oasis.  I always considered the Gallaghers to be a right pair of nobs and to be honest nothing I’ve seen, read or heard about them has changed my mind.  Quite how they came up with some great music and a couple of excellent albums I’ll never know.  Just one of life’s mysteries I guess.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Man Of Steel” starring Henry Cavill as Superman.  On the positive side I guess it’s fair to say the special effects are OK but alas I don’t have much else to add.  The story line was all over the place as far as I’m concerned and I found Henry Cavill unconvincing in the role.  For me the 1978 film “Superman” starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman was a far better film and hit all the right notes for a comic book production.



Remember …

Don’t believe everything you read in public toilets.  It’s highly likely that Sharon isn’t up for a good time and that it will lead to an awkward phone call.



29 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 118)

  1. Maaaaate that shield design is brilliant and my favourite. It reminds me of the evil symbol from Conan… “two snakes… facing each other” I just said that in my best Conan voice. Coincidentally I watched Man Of Steel for the first time on the weekend with the little one

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  2. Great work on the knight TIM, and high praise to be picked up in the Barons War newsletter.
    As for the the films, Identity would have to be in my list, as would Basic starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, and another worthy entry would be Frailty which was Bill Paxton’s directorial debut.
    As for Man of Steel all I can say is I’ve seen it, and just leave it at that ! LOL

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  3. I like the stripes (and the snakes) – very nice indeed sir! I’ve not seen Man of Steel, kept meaning to but then passing over it because I heard it was a bit guff. Maybe Cavill should have sat that one out and concentrated on painting miniatures instead (although we shouldn’t slag it too much, after all as a fellow hobbyist for all we know he’s reading this blog!).

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  4. The artist is back at work! The freehand looks great once again and I like the creativity with the design. It might be more towards fantasy than history but it looks cool and that’s all that matters. Big congratulations on Footsore complimenting your minis. Its well deserved and it is an accomplishment that I have not managed to attain so good on you, mate! 😀

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  5. I think you shield designs are getting more ands more complicated! looks brilliant, well done on getting featured on the footsore site, though your painted figures are a wonderful advert for the company so no great surprise really 😀.

    Totally agree about the Superman film (actually this applies to nearly all the newer DC movies, to be honest). and also about he Gallaghers (except about there music being good!).

    Cheers Roger.

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  6. Your freehand on the heraldry is getting spot on. Even if you are making them up as you go along, you are certainly developing quite a steady hand and skill for it.

    As for Sharon, nothing ventured nothing gained.

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  7. No, it actually is better this way: You have more fun, you get more creative and people get to enjoy your free-hand. Additionally the Baron’s War miniatures are albeit being pretty good looking not the most historically accurate as well, and I also got some messed-up casts of them as well – whole lot of bubbles, missing limbs on horses and so on.
    Anyway really nice paintjob and basing as alaways!

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  8. Glad to be catching up and seeing this post. Of course, I get to see them also on the Baron’s War Facebook page too which is a plus. Congrats on the Footsore spotlight – always nice to get recognition like that – and deserved as well. The heraldry can be what you want it to be – I am sure some is lost to history and what the hell you can make up your own in the spirit of Tolkien or George R.R. Martin or whomever. Have fun as you are. IRO is right about the snakes too. I did find the three links interesting – thanks for sharing them. And lastly, now I know what a tabard is! Cannot comment on the films as I’ve had no time to watch any and now I think I’ve forgotten most that I have seen. Great post, as always.

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