Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
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.
Well It Made Me Laugh
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.
- The Exorcist (1973)
- Shaun of the Dead (2004)
- Zombieland (2009)
- The Omen (1976)
- Dracula (1958 – Hammer Horror)
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”
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.
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.
The “Dyson Ball Cleaner” is a very misleading product name.