Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is another double bill. This time two Footsore Baron’s War spearmen. I’m making a concentrated effort to stay focused and to at least finish the 20 or so foot figures I still have to do while trying to start work on a few other figures at the same time. I need to clear the decks a little more before I can seriously consider starting a diorama or two otherwise I will simply have to much stuff everywhere. Although the end is in sight for my army’s foot figures there is a very long way to go in respect of the mounted ones. Still it all remains fun and that’s the most important thing.
Well It Made Me Laugh
As you may have read in previous posts I was delighted to get a mention, not once but twice, in the Footsore emailed newsletter in respect some of my recently painted figures. Well it turns out I was on a hat trick as Mark Farr gave me a third mention!
“As the nights get darker in the UK we are seeing more Knights at night. Something like that anyway. This particular Knight is painted by David Green over on the Barons’ War Facebook group. With custom heraldry and an excellent blue colour he is definitely a knight ready to fight for what’s right at night.”
It seems I recently hit a landmark. According to WordPress my previous post was my 500th. I had very few goals when I decided to start my blog and to be honest I still don’t but it has provided me with a great deal of pleasure. As well as being an audit trail for my own work, which was initially my aim in getting started, it has been a wonderful source of encouragement from those of you have been kind enough to follow me and comment. I thank you all.
The weather in the UK, and certainly in West Devon where I live, is set to take a turn for the worst. Not entirely unexpected for this time of the year but a clear indication that summer (did we have one?) is over and and a wet and windy autumn is very much on the horizon. This of course is a mixed blessing.
On the one hand the outside jobs that still need doing will be even more of a chore, on the other hand more time spent in doors will provide greater time for modelling. It is therefore time for me to start putting some sort of plan together once I get me head in gear. I’ll let you know what I come up with in due course.
Give Me Five
I thought I would adopt a slightly different approach for this week, and maybe for some weeks to come, and focus on actors and actresses who have appeared in a significant number of films. We all have our favorite actors and actresses and one of mine is Tom Hanks. My top five films of his, in no particular order are:
- Sully (2016)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- Road To Perdition (2002)
- A League Of Their Own (1992)
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Something Else” by Sid Vicious. Some people are meant to die young and Sid I reckon was one of those. Twenty one is no age to die but at least he left this track behind.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Dry” starring Eric Bana. A mystery drama set in Australia which turned out to be a good watch.
If you die and get cremated get your ashes put into an hour glass, that way you can still participate in family games night.