TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 128)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is another Footsore Baron’s War crossbow man.  For some reason these figures have been the most neglected of those I have been painting.  I can’t think of any real reason for that.  They are just as good as all the other figures and just as relevant to my army.  It is what it is though and more crossbow men and archers will be the order of the day as I try to bring this phase of my project to an end.



Well It Made Me Laugh



Give Me Five

This week I thought I would take a look at Clint Eastwood films.  I’ve always been a big fan of Clint’s and over a long acting career he has been in a wide variety of films.  In his early days he was very much mister cool but his level of acting has significantly improved over the years.  As with many actors and actresses who have been around for a long time it is hard to select just five but I have gone with those that I enjoyed the most at the time even if some of them are quite dated now.  In no particular order:

  1. Unforgiven (1992)
  2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
  3. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  4. Dirty Harry (1971)
  5. Kelly’s Heroes (1970)


IPMS Magazine

Whilst at Telford Dave Berryman, editor of the IPMS magazine asked if I would write an article.  It sounded like a good idea until I started to do so earlier this week.  I’m close to having something completed but whether or not he will find it of any use is another matter entirely.  Unlike my blog where I can write what I like and use expletives as and when I see fit this was like being back at school and writing an essay.  The next step after I submit it will be to see how much red pen it has on it, how much crossing out there is and what remarks have been made … “must try harder”!


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones.  I great track set against some excellent clips from the Addams Family.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Happy Gilmore” starring Adam Sadler.  As I’ve started playing golf I was recommended this film from 1996 as it seems to reflect the way I play!  not the greatest movie you will ever see but it had a few moments which made me chuckle.



Remember …

Every girl wants to be swept of her feet.  It’s when you put her in the boot that she starts to freak out.



16 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 128)

  1. Great looking crossbowman TIM, as for Clint films, one I would have to include is Heartbreak Ridge, and Every which way but loose, as both had great supporting cast, and good stories, but your list is very iconic for him

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  2. The crossbowman looks the part – and I am glad that you will have even more of these to share. The article is intriguing, and I am glad that you were asked to do one. It will be fascinating. Never saw a Clint Eastwood movie that I did not like. Oh, as for the Ramones, I wanna be sedated – oh yeah, that was Monday…

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  3. Love work on the crossbow man, interesting pose too, I pretty much agree with your Clint choices too, though I might have had “The Gauntlet” in there or “Two Mules for sister Sarah” so many good ones to choose from, the worst one though must be “City Heat” that thing he did with Burt Reynolds (😖).

    Cheers Roger.

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