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:
- Gone Girl (2014)
- The Girl on the Train (2016)
- Prestige (2006)
- The Sixth Sense (1999)
- Seven (1995)
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.
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.