TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 135)

Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!


This weeks miniature is a double bill. Two more Levy’s off the list as my Baron’s War foot figures near their end. I’m determined to get this phase complete and desperate to move on now but with eight figures to go I’m nearly there. In a few weeks time I aim to work exclusively on my diorama project while deciding just where I go from there.

Compared to other figures in the range these ar pretty basic and as such they received a paint job to match.










Well It Made Me Laugh



Give Me Five

This week I thought I’d take a look at the films of the late great Robin Williams.  Such a sad loss.  In no particular order I came up with this top five.

  1. Awakenings (1990)
  2. Good Mornjng Vietnam (1987)
  3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  4. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  5. The Fisher King (1991)


WordPress … Here We Go Again!

It seems I have finally been forced to install and use the WordPress App. I’m sure it’s not a big deal but at this moment in time for me it is. It’s an aggrevation which has arrived at a time when, as I mentioned in my post Welcome 2022?, I’ve started to get tired of posting. I’m keen to keep blogging but I feeI have become a slave to ensuring I get a post published every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Why? I have no answer to that question but I do know I don’t want to continue in this way going forward. A more random, post when I feel like it, approach is currently looking favourite.


This week TIM has been listening to …

“Sultans Of Swing” by Dire Straits.  It’s been a while since I sat down and listened to Dire Straits. Long overdue.


This week TIM has been watching …

“The Outlaws” a six part BBC series starring among others Stephen Merchant, Eleanor Tomlinson and Christopher Walker.  One of those series which comes along where you know nothing about it and it turns out to be very enjoyable. Already looking forward to series two.



Remember …

Saying to someone “Have a nice day” sounds friendly but saying “Enjoy your next 24 hours” sounds threatening.



28 thoughts on “TIM’s Miniatures & Musings (No: 135)

  1. Great work on the levies TIM, only 8 more foot models, is a great achievement.
    As far as the posting goes, you need to do what’s right for you, and not feel you’re tied to any regime.
    Great Robin Williams films you choose, and loved all of them, but then also enjoyed Patch Adams, Bicentennial Man, and Insomnia

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  2. Tidy work mate. Love the pinstriped pants. Like Alex said, it should never be a chore. I really enjoy the musings posts so I’d suggest keeping those going purely for me haha. I post whenever I want to. No rules really. Sometimes there’s been significant gaps and other times I’ve done two in one day hehe.

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  3. Sultans of Swing is one of my all-time favorites. So iconic, I can remember it playing on the radio in 1978 just before I made my first (and failed) attempt to buy beer as a 16 year old. Why I remember that that exact song was playing when I have forgotten far more important things in my life is beyond me, but there it is. I like the two minis, and nice job on the striped pants – though the poor bugger is only armed with a club, which is amusing. As for WordPress I understand the frustration. I use the app for reading posts on my iPad and iPhone, but my PC for writing posts. I find they are all a bit different, but I’m more used to the PC. Good luck with the remaining levies!

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  4. Nice work on those 2 peasants, you might be getting sick of painting them but I’m still not sick of looking at them. 🙂 Sultans of Swing eh – what a song! One of my all time favourites.

    I use the WordPress app when I’m out and about but I write posts on the computer, I’m not a fan of trying to do things on the phone screen. Like I’ve said before I can’t blame you for cutting back on the posting, no point in letting it become a chore. My goal when I started was to post at least once a month and so far I’ve more than managed that. If your current schedule of posts doesn’t suit you any more do something different, focus on what matters in life, don’t make burdens for yourself that you don’t need. 🙂

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    1. Wise words mate. The thing is I enjoy the blog and writing the posts. The rsal chore is I no longer seem to have the time I did so now it’s becoming a burden and an obligation I’ve set myself but which I can no longer fulfill. I plan to finish these few remaining figures over the next couple of weeks or so and then dedicate my time to posts around my diorama. When that’s done I’ll review my approach and timings to something more manageable.

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  5. Great models. You make even the plebes look nicely dressed. As for blogging, have you seen how irregular I am? You are a blogging machine, no idea how you have the time or energy. As others have said, it shouldn’t be a chore or stressful. As much as I enjoy your posts, I would hate to think trying to please your (demanding) readers causes undue stress.

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    1. Thank you. Never thought of myself as a blogging machine! It’s really only become a chore because of life changes. The time I once had has been severely reduced. Something has to give and for now one of those things is looking like the blog and the amount of posts.

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  6. Lovely painting as always. The first chap looks like he’s ready for a quick game of rounders.

    My advice is not to be a slave to posting. Just do it when you’re in the mood, otherwise it will become a chore and you will start to resent the time spent on it.

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  7. Great progress again this week on the footmen. They may not be the most exciting thing to paint but each one done is one less to do so keep at it! While I’m gainfully employed and I believe you’re retired, three posts a week is a high bar to set for yourself. I don’t think I could do it and I love writing enough that I do it professionally 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy posting but as many a retired person will tell you I don’t know how I ever managed to fit work in! Right now life is pulling me in far to many directions all at once it seems so something has to give it the next few weeks. Hopefully such things will only be temporary.

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    1. Oh dear that sounds quite arrogant on my part now that I have read that back. Not meant to be but it’s just an area I feel pretty comfortable with more often than not these days. Unfortunately I can’t say that for the other freehand I try to do.

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  8. Nice sansculottes!
    Seeing that BBC-series with Christopher Walken reminded me of one of my all-time favorites with him: “Seven Psychopaths”.
    Dire Straits is the band that is always relaxing for me. They’re the best background music I can imagine.

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  9. Join me in my highly erratic posting schedule! Some months work and kids take over so much I barely look at WordPress, let alone post! It does mean that when I do, I normally have a lot of sweet posts to catch up on.

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    1. Work and family do rather dictate life although these days it’s just family for me and being much slower at doing things. Hopefully I’ll keep a breast of things but I think short term at least I’ll be moving into your world! 🙂

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  10. Even your basic painting is grand Mate!! I feel we all get caught up and start repeating what we do making it into a chore !! I have found that instead of getting out and travelling the wife and I have somehow become slaves to the large garden we have So it’s Bugger the weeds and watering we are off on a short holiday starting next week, After all that was the plan of having Fi living next door to look after the place and the pets!

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