TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 133)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is another Crossbow Man and more importantly another step towards completing the foot figures for my Baron’s War army.  I’ve pretty much run out of things to say regarding this project but come the New Year I really must decide where I plan to go with it.  I certainly aim to finish the project but what to do with it after that is another matter altogether.

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Well It Made Me Laugh



Christmas Is Over!

Hard to believe that Christmas is over already for another year.  Ours was another very quiet affair.  With SWMBO and I suffering very badly from either a bad cold or mild flu the decision was taken, along with further fears of a UK Covid Lockdown, to not share the festivities with my very elderly parents.  In addition my son and daughter spent most of their time with their respective girlfriends and boyfriends families which suited us just fine.

After a difficult year we were more than happy after walking the dog to light the log burner, open the wine and get slowly pissed as we over indulged on all the foodstuffs guaranteed not to improve your cholesterol!  After a successful dummy run I now feel fully prepared for the New Year although a bit more drinking practice wouldn’t go a miss.


Give Me Five

As it is, or was, the season for Christmas Crackers I thought I would list five of the worst jokes I’ve found inside them.  Christmas Cracker jokes are about as bad as it gets but please feel free to contribute by adding more dire humour!  In no particular order, not least of all because they are all atrocious, I give you:

  1. What do you call blackbirds that stick together? – Vel-crows;
  2. What do you call a soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray? – A seasoned veteran;
  3. What do you call an M&M that went to college? – A smarty;
  4. What do you call a sad coffee? – Depresso;
  5. What do you call a horse that likes arts and crafts? – A hobby horse.


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Stay With Me” by Lorraine Ellison.  Inspired by a classic moment from the film “The Boat That Rocked”, the relevant clip of which I have included too.  A great film and sound track.   If you’ve never seen it then it is well worth a watch in my opinion.


This week TIM has been watching …

“News Of The World” starring Tom Hanks.  The Western genre is not one typically associated with Tom Hanks but this turned out to be a good watch.



Remember …

When you see rich, snooty looking women at the supermarket, pretend you need something and say “excuse me, do you work here?” just to help keep things real.



16 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 133)

  1. I’ve been meaning to give that Tom Hanks flick a go. Glad you enjoyed Christmas mate. The figure is another fine addition. Here’s my favourite Christmas joke of 2021. Why does Santa come down the chimney because he knows better than to try the back door. 🎅

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  2. I hope you’re feeling better now, mate! My Christmas wasn’t as exciting or fun as I hoped unfortunately so I can relate. I’m curious to see where you go with your knights project too. Its been fun to see all of the minis you’ve been painting up thus far in 2021!

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    1. Thanks mate, on the mend now and looking forward to the New Year. Sorry to hear your own Christmas wasn’t so great either. I’ll put up a group shot or two when I finish the foot figures but where I go from there with this project is something to ponder. 🤔

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      1. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and I’m looking forward to that group shot to be sure! I have a feeling you’ll figure out the direction of the project with some time and deliberation.

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