TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 127)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is a solitary Footsore Baron’s War crossbow man.  With everything else going on this was as much as I could get done in the time I had.  Not sure if I will have a post for Saturday or not.  My aim is to try to put something together from Telford if time allows and if of course I can access an Internet connection.

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Well It Made Me Laugh




So far this week has been manic and the rest of it won’t be much better.  I had hoped to be completely ready by now for Telford but as I look around all I can see is a buggers muddle.  In fairness I think I have everything out but it’s the packing that takes the time.  Once I get that done and the car loaded I can really begin to look forward to the weekend.

This will be the first show since lockdown and it will be interesting to see if it turns out as I’m expecting.  My guess is there might be fewer traders and less people from overseas but anticipate this being offset by a large public attendance as so many people are desperate for a show.  Hopefully Salute will fair well too as it is on this weekend also.  Time will of course tell and I will be sure to provide an update after the event.


Give Me Five

This week I thought I would take a look at movie franchises, the sort of thing where the film industry hits upon a winning formula and then keeps repeating it until it ceases to be a winning one!  That said some franchises are still going strong.  In no particular order the following have provided me with the most pleasure.  Apologies in advance to all of you who would have included Start Wars!

  1. James Bond
  2. Mission Impossible
  3. Harry Potter
  4. Indianna Jones
  5. Back to the Future


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey.  Sticking with the movie franchise theme I delved into the James Bond title tracks.  There have been several decent ones but “Goldfinger” is way out in front as far as I’m concerned.  Great singer backed by an outstanding orchestral arrangement.  The best live version I could find but you need to ignore the first minute of the video.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” starring Harrison Ford.  Talk of film franchises had me feeling nostalgic and reaching for my Indianna Jones boxed set.  As much as I like the other films in the series the original movie remains the pick of the crop.



Remember …

Nobody notices what you do until you don’t do it.



31 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 127)

  1. The crossbowmen turned out great TIM, hope the show goes well for you, and will let you know how Salute was.
    Interesting set of franchises, one of mine would have to be Hellraiser, 11 movies to date and a reboot coming, although the UK only had the first 5 released, had to get the rest from the US

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      1. As long as the world doesn’t shut down again, Salute will be returning to it’s normal April, and look forward to getting to meet you in person.

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  2. Looking good Dave, I hope things settle down a bit for you. To be honest I cannot think of any other Franchises than the ones you listed. Goldfinches, great theme… up there with Live and Let Die I think. As for Indiana Jones, first is still the best, we won’t talk about the second one, third early good and the last one was a okay.

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  3. Another fine looking crossbowman. Good picks on the film franchises, I’m struggling to think of any others that maintain their quality over more than a couple of movies at most (Indiana Jones I’m looking at you!). The original Star Wars were great but it went downhill badly after that, there’s been a couple of good spin-offs but those aside the latter films were at best ok. Lord of the Rings was magnificent but then they went and blew it with the Hobbit. 

    Anyway, hope all goes well at Telford, don’t worry about getting anything posted just enjoy the show and we’ll hear all about it when you get back. 🙂

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  4. I like the blue on the crossbowman, lovely shading there. Gotta say Star Trek as a movie and TV franchise is my fave (sorry Star Wars fans). Have fun at Telford, you’ve earned a bit of fun. As for the last quote, shouldn’t SWMBO be given attribution in some way?

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  5. Indiana Jones and Star Wars were the corner stones of my youth and James Bond or John Wayne seemed to always be on TV on a Sunday, though James also seemed to make the Christmas Day movie in Australia while growing up.

    A great figure and a great trip into nostalgia, so thank you for sharing one, and inspiring the other.

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  6. Another lovely figure mate. Im excited to hear how Telford goes and to see your set ups. My five would be: 1. Star Wars. 2. Aliens. 3. Predator. 4. Die hard (only 1, 2 and 3 though). 5. Terminator . 6 Jurassic Park. Sorry I snuck in an extra one

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  7. The mini looks great and I hope you enjoy the show. I know its something you’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Its hard to say when conventions will return in the US but I have a feeling it might a while longer and so the former colonists on this side of the pond are jealous of you! 😉

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    1. Thank you.i am looking forward to it as you rightly say. It’s an opportunity to do something which was once normal but now seems rare and the show is generally a great source of inspiration and motivation. Hopefully it will tick those boxes once again. 🙂

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  8. Lovely work on the crossbowman as always mate, and best of luck at Telford, hope all goes well.

    as for films….

    Star Wars (of course!!!!)
    Predator (though these two are sort of one and same, but not, if you see what I mean)
    Marvel Avengers/ all marvel films as they are all part of the same franchise
    Friday the 13th (I like most horror films if the have a monster/baddie, but I do have a soft spot for Jason 😉

    Cheers Roger.

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  9. Great work on this figure Dave, I’m not a big fan of the colour blue but you have done a great job with this shade! Loved the terrible joke mate buts normal for me, the worse they are the more they appeal to me, I must be a sick bastard!!

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