TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 122)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!

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This weeks miniature is another Footsore Baron’s War Foot Sergeant.  The shield design goes by the name of “Party Per Chevron”.  A neat and simple design but one I rather like.  I manged to get the figure started last week and just about found the time to finish it these past couple of days.  Little else to add but at least it is one more done and off of the lead pile.

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Well It Made Me Laugh

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Give Me Five

This weekend just gone we took my daughter off to Oxford for the start of her University experience. She was emotional, not so much for me or She Who Must Be Obeyed, although I’m sure she’ll miss us, but more for her boyfriend who’d previously left a couple of weeks ago to go to Bristol.  The joys of young love!  Which leads me nicely into this weeks choice, Teen Movies.  I think this genre is one of my favourites, so many great films.  If I’d known life would be as good as over when I’d reached my twenties I’d have put so much more effort into my teen years. In no particular order:

  1. The Perks Of Being A Wall Flower (2012)
  2. Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)
  3. Ferris BuellersDay Off (1986)
  4. The Kissing Booth (2018)
  5. The Edge Of Seventeen (2016)

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Hitting The Wall

I’ve enjoyed my journey thus far with regards to my Footsore Baron’s War project but I’m reaching the point where a brief hiatus is called for.  I’ve a pile of other figures I want to paint, a wish to do some basic base work, a need to prepare for the IPMS Nationals and a growing desire to begin work on planning and building a couple of dioramas.  Something has to give but I am determined to finish what I started so in the coming weeks expect to see a few figures interspersed with the odd Baron’s War figures for a while.

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IPMS Telford

I thought I’d give a heads up to anyone who might be considering going to Telford this year.  The event takes place on the weekend of the 13th and 14th November but as a consequence of Covid some changes to the format have been announced already.  I must stress these might be subject to change and up to date information will be on the IPMS website but as things currently stand admission is via advanced ticket sales only unless you are an IPMS Member.  ALL attendees are required to provide evidence of double Covid vaccinations too.  Feel free to contact me for further information but as I say the website is the go to place for full details.

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This week TIM has been listening to …

“Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple.  I thought I would take a dip into the past and have a blast!

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This week TIM has been watching …

“Let Him Go” starring Kevin Costner.  I think it is fair to say that I have enjoyed most of Costner’s films.  I hadn’t heard of this one though, probably because it came out it 2020 and passed under the radar due to Covid and lockdown perhaps.  In any event it turned out to be a good watch and a little different too.

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Remember …

Pleasing everyone is impossible but pissing them all off is a piece of cake.

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TIM

37 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 122)

  1. Great stuff again mate – good idea to take a break, but I’d warn you against leaving it too long… I’ve let projects go off the boil before & they can be a sod to get back into!😂

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  2. Another excellent looking knight TIM, if you need a break then take one, you set your own time frame, and deadlines, and it can certainly freshen the palate.
    As for the Teen films, some of the American Pie movies ( not band camp, as that was awful), Kick Ass 1 & 2 but these fit into multiple genres, you’ve already listed my favourite, can you guess which one it is ? LOL

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      1. The car was nice, but not one of my favourite cars, and I thought the messages in Some kind of Wonderful, were very important, like never judge a book by it’s cover ! LOL

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  3. He’s a great little sergeant mate. Nice straight lines on that shield. My five are 1. American Pie. 2. Road Trip. 3. The babysitter. 4. Scream. 5. Napoleon Dynamite. I think a break is good but like Alex said, don’t leave it too long mate.

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    1. From my limited experience and research heraldry can be as complex or simple as you want it to be. The only skill level here is painting straight lines. Masking tape is an option but having tried that I gave up.as it made such a mess. As a method it would probably work better with an airbrush but I’m an old fashion brush guy. 🙂

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  4. Have to agree with Pete – nice mini and great joke! 🙂 It won’t surprise you to know that I rank teen movies as the second worst type of film, scraping in just above musicals! I’m sure with such comments I’m not going to win any friends, but if I wanted to that I’d be on Facebook! 😉

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    1. Haha, I think l’ll leave musicals for a while then! I think I did a sequels one way back but no reason not to do it again. Expect to see something in a few weeks. It takes that long these days to get the grey matter working! 🤣

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  5. Having taken fourish months off Fallout minis because of blood elf (or bloody elf I suppose!), I can confirm that it can take a little time to shake off the rust but it hasn’t been too bad at the same time. I like the latest knight’s color scheme but I like to see Perks of Being Wallflower as your number one. The movie is good and the book is even better, in my humble opinion. That book inspired me to want to become a writer as well so it is a sentimental favorite of mine.

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  6. Good work on the sergeant there, and I’ve been sending everyone I know the golf cartoon. As something of a hobby butterfly I can completely sympathise with you wanting to change things up and not just paint knights, nothing wrong with taking a breather to refresh your enthusiasm, although I for one want to see this army continue to grow. 🙂

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  7. I can feel for the family emotion mate, my wife and I are very worried about our young one stuck-in the city ,we cant go there and I feel shit so I’m going to have to take a break from posting as if I vent my spleen the socialist bastard will have me incarcerated! Sorry love the little fellow! keep well well mate !

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  8. The worry is always worse Pat when you are powerless to do anything much about it. I know it’s not the same as seeing them but there is a lot off IT comms stuff out there to help which I’m sure Fi knows all about as a tech advisor, that said it’s not the same I know. The university experience for my daughter, Jenny, isn’t going well so far and there is bugger all I can do but grin and bear it. For a lot of reasons life at the moment seems like I’m in the middle of a shit storm and nothing I seem to do changes things for the better. Looks like I’m just going to have to roll with it for now. Take care mate.

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  9. Thanks mate, after I spoke to you the family notice I had fallen in a hole as it is very rare for that to happen to me, anyway like women do ,they picked me up dusted me of and got the youngen to call me to say that she is OK and not to worry! I made me think back to my younger days and as an irresponsible youth how much grief I would have put my mum through.
    I was telling the wife about your Jenny and she can commiserate as she left her country town and went to the city to Uni in the city and found it very daunting, so much so she had to quit after a year .So mate I realize how bloody fortunate I am, great family and great blog buddies, as our great irrepressible mate IRO calls us. Now to cheer myself up i’m going to buy a new car to replace my twenty year old Ford that has served us so well, no she’s not going to the knackers yard Fi want to buy her. Oh suddenly the price has risen from bucks to 5 hundred! HA Ha !
    Thanks mate and I’m sure you will get through this hurdle of life as you did with the big one life threw at you and your lovely wife when you had that horror time with young Tom.

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    1. I’m glad you’ve had a lift Pat, it’s a good family you have there for sure. Sadly it looks like Jenny will be quitting Oxford and returning home in the next week or so. It’s her decision and I have to respect it but I’m heart broken to be honest with you. I know it’s not about me but I can’t recall ever having been so down as I am now. Doubtless things wili improve but the last few years have been very tough and I’m at the end of my tether to be honest with you. All the fight has one out of me. Glad you are getting a new car, I’d suggest buying an Aston Martin DB5 or an E Type Jaguar convertible. 🙂

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  10. So sorry to hear that mate, we had a similar situation with the younger one some time ago, registered got accomodation, bought her a car 🤔One week later she pulled the plug and came home 😳, as you said it’s their call and there is nothing we can do about it, they have to learn to tread the own paths as much as we know it’s not the best way to go. I’m sure things will work out in the end as youth has that ability to survive while us old codgers just get more frail ! Chin up mate at least you have the beautiful lass back to to tell you how to run your life 🥴.I did buy that Aston Marten you recommend except I could only get the darn thing in Matchbox scale, bugger ! So I ended up with a Mitsubishi Eclipse 🤓, chin up cobber you might be down at the moment but I’m sure a fighter like yourself will come good
    With your supportive family you are so fortunate to have 🤓

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    1. Wise words indeed Pat and you are absolutely on the money. It’s gloom and doom right now but hopefully once we hit the bottom, if we haven’t already, then the only way is up. 🤞 As for that Aston Martin, now that the beautiful Fi has gone and got a job I’m sure she will treat you in due course! 😉

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