TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 124)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is a Footsore Baron’s War Bannerman.  I’ve intentionally been ignoring the Bannermen until now, not because I don’t like the figures but because I hadn’t been motivated to making and painting the banners.  They are an easy enough thing to do, especially if you keep them as simple as this one, but I do have to be in the mood to make and paint them.  Having taken so long to get in the right frame of mind I made five banners so all I have to do now is paint them and the remaining figures going forward.  Simples.



Well It Made Me Laugh



Footsore (Again!)

I seem to be on a role with Footsore which I’m honored by.  Much to my surprise yet again Mark Farr elected to give me another shout out, the 4th I have now received, when he wrote the following in his most recent newsletter.

Ordinarily we like to share the wealth when it comes to our community spotlight but this week we are sharing more of David Green’s work. He shared these group shots over on the Barons’ War Facebook group and they are too good not to share. That he said something nice about me has nothing to do with it…


Give Me Five

I thought I would stick with the theme of selecting my favourite 5 films of an actor or actress whose career has produced an extensive list of memorable movies.  This week I decided to take a look at Gene Hackman and came up with the following films.  In no particular order:

  1. Mississippi Burning (1988)
  2. Superman (1978)
  3. Unforgiven (1992)
  4. The French Connection (1971)
  5. The Firm (1993)


TIM’s Plan

As the UK heads towards the autumn and winter months and the inevitable wet weather and shorter days so my mind has wandered towards my hobby plans.  Of course there isn’t a hope or a prayer that everything I aim to do will get done but at least it is a well intended aim.

Finishing my Baron’s War Army remains high on my list of objectives and my initial emphasis will be to get the remaining foot figures done.  These are quicker and easier than the mounted ones but it is a realistic goal.  I also have a modest pile of Hasslefree, Knuckleduster and Reaper figures in need of my attention and these I plan to integrate with the Baron’s War figures so I have a bit of variety going on.

I’m also keen to resurrect “Dio-Bolical Monday” as I have a couple of dioramas that I would like to get underway.  I don’t anticipate posting every week, certainly not to start with, but it would be good to get back on track.  I suspect any initial posts will be more about planning than painting and building but you have to start somewhere and we will see how things go.

Finally, if I can be asked, I’d like to sort my blog out.  There are some areas of the site that I would really like to reorganise in some way and if I really get bored then I might divert my attention to this at some point.

All in all I have no reason to get bored while I wait for Spring to show its face once again.


  This week TIM has been listening to …

“Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin.  Adjusting to my daughter having gone to University is proving a challenge for me.  She isn’t a daddy’s girl but she is my daughter and of course I love her very much.  The lyrics to this song relate to a father and son but they still feel relevant.  I think I need to play some rock very loud!


This week TIM has been watching …

“Gunpowder Milkshake” starring Karen Gillan who I find very easy on the eye.  A pretty good film and an easy watch following a knackering few days.



Remember …

If you want to save money at Christmas now is the perfect time to tell the kids Santa didn’t make it through the pandemic.



29 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 124)

  1. Another fantastic looking knight TIM, and congratulations on the mention.
    Good list of films, another 3 great films of his, were Enemy of the state, Uncommon Valour, and the Replacements.
    Great song, and the film was some easy watching, nothing too taxing.

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  2. The bannerman looks excellent, I now have Gunpowder Milkshake cued up to watch, and sorting out a blog theme and format that I like seems to be a constant tussle, so I really can sympathise with that.

    It was your diorama’s that first bought me to your site, so I will look forward to seeing you embark on another one.

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      1. To be honest, I’m usually fairly considerate of my neighbours and tend to listen to music on my MP3 player with headphones while I’m doing all those little jobs that need doing outside the caravan! Washing the caravan and painting the fencing is not all that practical while pogo-ing to punk either, but I’m sure that all paints a better picture in your mind now! It’s OK to stop laughing whenever you want to! 🙂

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  3. The bannerman looks great and well worth the time you put into it. Another shout out for your isn’t too bad either I would imagine 🙂 I look forward to seeing what you do with the blog as the temperatures drop as well. If you come up with anything good, don’t be surprised if you see some of us borrow an idea or two 😉

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    1. Thank you. Don’t think I’ll get another shout out for a while as the project goes on the back burner a bit but it was nice to get an acknowledgement all the same. As for the blog, nor sure where that will go yet, certainly nowhere in a hurry. Time is always the issue along with inspiration. 🙂

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  4. I always look forward to your musings mate. The banner looks great as does the figure. The colours are so crisp. Lovely work. I’m starting to think you’re the only one painting these particular miniatures and that’s why you always get a mention haha. Is the Facebook group just you and the dude from Footsore? Haha. Just jokes. Well deserved respect there mate. Sounds like you’re going to be a busy man and I really hope we see the return of dio-bolical Mondays!!!

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  5. Great bannerman as others have noted. Your Baron’s War stuff is great. As I got a sneak peek of your current project, I can say to the readers watch out. Though, selfishly I’m dying to see you take on a Thunderbolt Mountain dio (hint, hint)…great to see you too

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  6. Another great looking knight, getting a few banners fluttering over the army will really add something to it. Looking forward to seeing what dioramas you have up your sleeve as well. 🙂

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  7. Lovely work on the bannerman mate, though I was quite surprised at how plain the flag was given your prestigious free hand work, not a criticism, just an observation 😀.

    love the joke, made me think of the “Penisaurus” from Flesh Gordon(god it’s so many years ago I saw that film!, don’t think Gene Hackman was in it though😁).

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. A fair observation and the direct result of pure laziness on my part which will doubtless be repeated on the other bannermen I have to do. Just trying to complete figures and move on now. As for Flesh Gordon, a must see film during my teen days as I recall. 🙂

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  8. Nice work on the banner mate, I feel the reason you don’t warm to them is that they are to simple!! not like a grand challenge of painting checks and stripes!
    I loved Cats in the cradle back in the seventies but like you say, its certainly changed my thoughts on it when the girls got older!!

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