TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 130)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is a Spearman from the Footsore Baron’s War range and gets me one more step closer to completing the figures I have.  I reckon I still have another dozen or so to do but right now they don’t require me to think to much and as such they are working nicely in parallel with the other things I’m doing.  The good news is I’m maintaing my discipline to reach my end goal, the bad news is it’s becoming a bit tiresome of late.  Another little break may be on the way.



Well It Made Me Laugh



The Wizard’s Tower

One of the things IPMS do after the judging has been completed at Scale Model World in Telford is to arrange for photo’s to be taken of the winning models and in due course some go on to appear in ther magazine and website.  I was lucky enough to be around when Chris Ayre of Amos Ayre Creative took some photo’s of the Wizard’s Tower so I asked him if he would be kind enough to email me a copy in due course.  He very kindly obliged and the image he sent me is below.  As photo’s go it’s far better than anything I could do so I am very grateful to Chris who kindly allowed me use the image for my blog too.


Image reproduced with the kind permission of Chris Ayre, copyright Amos Ayre Creative


Give Me Five

This week I thought I’d take a look at films starring Sean Connery.  He has been in some great movies over a career which has lasted a life time although he oddly never mastered the ability to handle an accent!  As always some great films have been left out but I short listed these five.  In no particular order:

  1. From Russia With Love (1963)
  2. The Untouchables (1987)
  3. The Hunt For Red October (1990)
  4. The Name of the Rose (1986)
  5. Outland (1981)


This week TIM has been listening to …

“No Regrets” by the Walker Brothers.  Something a bit different this week as I’ve been in a tired state of mind and this was pitched at the right mood level.  I’m reminded of the fact that in this musical period you could hear the words that were sung!  Scott Walker has a great voice.


This week TIM has been watching …

“Jaws” starring Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss.  This film came out in 1975 and had it’s first showing at the Odeon Leicester Square on Boxing Day when I bought tickets to take my mum and dad and my brother and his wife to see it.  It remains one of my all time favourite films.  You can say what you like about the shark but the film is a classic of its time and a real adventure.  The book by Peter Benchley was a massive hit too and although the film deviates slightly it’s pretty true to it.



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.



25 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 130)

  1. Great work on the spearmen TIM, steadily getting through them all, and a break may be needed, if it’s becoming a labour.
    As for the list, I would have to include League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as I thought it was great fun.

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  2. That tower is a thing of beauty. Incredible model.

    How can any list of Connery movies be complete without his greatest, nay THE greatest film ever made? Zardoz cannot be left from any list with Sir Sean’s name on it.

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  3. I know the feeling you’re describing, mate and a break might be exactly what you need. The spearmen came out well but that picture of your diorama is a real show stopper. The photographer did a fantastic job capturing it!

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  4. Taking a break from a task is often (I think) why wargamers love so many periods, a little stagnation sets in and a change is as good as a holiday.

    The spearman looks good, but the tower of course deserves all the accolades it gets, as it’s simply inspiring.

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  5. Oh dear, I got so overexcited about forwarding the joke to other people that I forgot to comment on your post!

    Another fine looking spearman there. As a reader I’m still very much enjoying this army project but I can sympathise with you wanting to take a break, you’ve committed to this for far longer than I have ever managed to stick with a project in one go so my hat is off to you there. Give yourself a break if you need it, I’m sure you’ll come back to these medieval chaps. 😊

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  6. Oh wow Dave the wizard tower photo is sensational. It really picks up the vivid colours and all the awesome details. My top five are thus: 1. Outland (highly underrated) 2. Hunt for red October. 3. The Rock. 4. The untouchables 5. Just Cause

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  7. A truly magnificent photo Dave! Great song and great talented lads \, as for that bloody movie ! I’ve never been comfortable swimming in the oceans since I saw that movie! scared the shit out of me !!!even when I saw it for the second time, I cant imagine anyone having time to find fault in the shark!!!

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