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:
- From Russia With Love (1963)
- The Untouchables (1987)
- The Hunt For Red October (1990)
- The Name of the Rose (1986)
- 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.
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