Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
This weeks miniature is a Footsore Baron’s War Bannerman. I’ve intentionally been ignoring the Bannermen until now, not because I don’t like the figures but because I hadn’t been motivated to making and painting the banners. They are an easy enough thing to do, especially if you keep them as simple as this one, but I do have to be in the mood to make and paint them. Having taken so long to get in the right frame of mind I made five banners so all I have to do now is paint them and the remaining figures going forward. Simples.
Well It Made Me Laugh
I seem to be on a role with Footsore which I’m honored by. Much to my surprise yet again Mark Farr elected to give me another shout out, the 4th I have now received, when he wrote the following in his most recent newsletter.
Ordinarily we like to share the wealth when it comes to our community spotlight but this week we are sharing more of David Green’s work. He shared these group shots over on the Barons’ War Facebook group and they are too good not to share. That he said something nice about me has nothing to do with it…
Give Me Five
I thought I would stick with the theme of selecting my favourite 5 films of an actor or actress whose career has produced an extensive list of memorable movies. This week I decided to take a look at Gene Hackman and came up with the following films. In no particular order:
- Mississippi Burning (1988)
- Superman (1978)
- Unforgiven (1992)
- The French Connection (1971)
- The Firm (1993)
As the UK heads towards the autumn and winter months and the inevitable wet weather and shorter days so my mind has wandered towards my hobby plans. Of course there isn’t a hope or a prayer that everything I aim to do will get done but at least it is a well intended aim.
Finishing my Baron’s War Army remains high on my list of objectives and my initial emphasis will be to get the remaining foot figures done. These are quicker and easier than the mounted ones but it is a realistic goal. I also have a modest pile of Hasslefree, Knuckleduster and Reaper figures in need of my attention and these I plan to integrate with the Baron’s War figures so I have a bit of variety going on.
I’m also keen to resurrect “Dio-Bolical Monday” as I have a couple of dioramas that I would like to get underway. I don’t anticipate posting every week, certainly not to start with, but it would be good to get back on track. I suspect any initial posts will be more about planning than painting and building but you have to start somewhere and we will see how things go.
Finally, if I can be asked, I’d like to sort my blog out. There are some areas of the site that I would really like to reorganise in some way and if I really get bored then I might divert my attention to this at some point.
All in all I have no reason to get bored while I wait for Spring to show its face once again.
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Cat’s In The Cradle” by Harry Chapin. Adjusting to my daughter having gone to University is proving a challenge for me. She isn’t a daddy’s girl but she is my daughter and of course I love her very much. The lyrics to this song relate to a father and son but they still feel relevant. I think I need to play some rock very loud!
This week TIM has been watching …
“Gunpowder Milkshake” starring Karen Gillan who I find very easy on the eye. A pretty good film and an easy watch following a knackering few days.
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.