TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 120)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!

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This weeks miniature is actually another double billing of two Footsore Baron’s War foot knights.  Although I’m still enjoying the project and have every intention of seeing it through to completion I am nonetheless keen to start on something new.  I don’t want to rush things but at the same time I am keen to try to pick up the pace whenever I can.  This week was a good one and getting a couple of figures done was a nice little bonus.

Little to say about either figure other than I tried to make the crosses painted on each of the two figures a little different from what I have generally done in the past.

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Well It Made Me Laugh

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Give Me Five

Horror movies are probably my least favorite genre unless you include zombie films like Shaun of the Dead which some online lists do (so I have done so as well!).  However, IRO  asked if I’d done this category yet and as I hadn’t and in order to keep him quite now that he has done his shed I thought I would address the issue.  My top five are probably very tame so I will let others like IRO  enlighten us.  In no particular order.

  1. The Exorcist (1973)
  2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  3. Zombieland (2009)
  4. The Omen (1976)
  5. Dracula (1958 – Hammer Horror)

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Footsore Miniatures 

Having been pleasantly surprised to be highlighted by Mark Farr in his Footsore News Letter I was taken aback to see that I got another mention in his next one!  I confess to being properly chuffed. 

“Continuing with the Barons’ War we have this lovely pair from David Green. A very nice Richard I is paired with a Foot Knight that has a rather spiffy shield. Which looks like freehand heraldry! Well done David, these are great”

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This week TIM has been listening to …

“Rockstar” by Nickleback.  I like this track and the video in equal measure.  It’s hard to argue with the lyrics and it’s easy to understand the desire to become a Rockstar too.  That said I tend to receive such perks and adulation just by being a modeller.  Miniature painting is, as we all know, so rock and roll. 

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This week TIM has been watching …

“Run Hide Fight” starring Isabel May and a couple of other actors I’d never heard of.  A topical film for America, which is to say it’s about an every day school shooting.  I guess the subject was always going to make it to a film at some point.  The film got off to a good start but I did think the ending was a little flawed.

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Remember …

The “Dyson Ball Cleaner” is a very misleading product name.

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TIM

32 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 120)

  1. I think this post should come with a warning, I just read the “5 deadly terms used by women” and now I’m going to be having traumatic flashbacks for the rest of the day! 😉 

    Great work on those knightly fellows, my advice if you’re starting to find the project dragging is to take a break, work on something else and then come back to them. Think of it like a little holiday, it refreshes you and keeps your enthusiasm up. 

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  2. Great work on the knights TIM, like the added details to the crosses.
    Horror films the Hellraiser franchise, happy watching any of the 10. Thirteen Ghosts ( can not believe how it only got a 15 certificate !) Darkness Falls, Event Horizon ( sci-fi and horror, double bonus) and Wes Craven’s new nightmare ( purely because it scared my sister so much, she slept with the light on for a month !)
    As for the Nickleback song, probably my least favourite of there’s as it got overplayed and used in a furniture add ! ( they were awesome in concert ! and as it wasn’t an album tour, they played all my wife’s and my favourites)

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      1. Joys of having been a video store manager for many years, and having to know all the films, plus got to have a bit part in a fan film, so could say I love movies ! LOL

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  3. Looking good Dave. You are certainly cranking out the miniatures. Well done on the shout out again. You really do deserve it. As for the five Horror isn’t my thing so to be honest I am struggling to think of five horror films that I have seen.

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  4. Smashing pair if Knights the second one reminds me of a “Britains” one I had as a child (only better painted of course!). Kudos on the second mention on the Footsore site, well deserved.

    I love horror movies! so picking five would be impossible, could do five Hammer or five slasher, five monster etc…. But I did enjoy “Silent Hill” a lot more than I expected, with it being based on a computer game. And Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter is a Hammer classic! (I think it’s going to be on “Talking Pictures TV” fair soon too.

    We also saw Nickleback a few years back, Rock Star isn’t my fav song of theirs but live it does really get the crowd going! They were being supported by some bloke who won “American Idol” at the time and they got him back out to sing it with them which I though was nice touch.

    Cheers Roger.

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  5. I was loving this post until I saw nickleback haha. Each to their own but they are a pile of poop in my opinion. Love the figures. The crosses are well executed and I particularly like the weathering in the white shield. Thanks for including the horror genre hehe. Mine would be: 1. Dawn of the dead (2004 remake). 2. The Hills Have Eyes (2006). 3. Jaws. 4. Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 5. Bram Stokers Dracula. 6. The Shining. 7. A quiet place. 8. Aliens. 9. The strangers. 10. Halloween. 11. The descent. 12. The Reanimator. 13. Pans Labyrinth… I could go on hahaha. Well done on the newsletter shout-out. You’re the rock n roll granddaddy of the miniature world man 😉

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  6. I’m IRO on Nickelback but I’m too punk and they’re too corporate for my tastes if you know what I mean. Both knights look great but I think its cool to see one in purple. It certainly seems like a less common color and I think that one will stand out nicely in your army. Congrats on the shout out for your painting. Its well-deserved and a tribute to how ambitious of a project this is. I’ll be curious to see what you do next but of course, I’m happy to see knights as you crank them out. Nothing wrong with that since Footsore is liking them so much 😀

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  7. F…. ! sorry mate just getting over that horrible noise that brought the Tech adviser running in to see if I had an old man moment !! shit they are crap! not like your marvelous knight with in white with the green cross, he took my eye immediately , well done mate!

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      1. She is fine mate , she has got herself a job in Bendigo working for an agricultural mob and commutes there by train , it’s only twenty minutes away . She is still living in our house as it taken some time to get an excavator man to level of a part of the hill to put the house on , hopefully that will happen soon. In the mean time in her spare time she has been putting the finishing touches to the interior , it’s is starting to look liveable, I will post some photos when we move it into position.

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  8. I do like both of them. I was drawn to the second email as the tabard (if I used that term correctly) is suitably dirtied up I think. The freehand is quite good on the crosses too. As for fave horror stuff, I don’t watch many films, but I do love the classics of the early 1930’s with Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, and of course Bela Lugosi.

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