Sunday, 18 June 2017

Conan and Friends

...Friends ? Knowing how Conan carries on they will probably end up as foes...and then dead.

Anyway, it isn´t Conan and friends but Redbox´s Cimmerians set1.

These aren´t, by any Stretch of the Imagination, the lot from antiquity or possibly not those inhabiting the fictional world of Cimmeria, thought up by Robert E. Howard.  There, they appear to be more or less a Stone age type of People who distained armour as cowardly so it more or less Counts this lot out .

So, Fantasy warrior bods who are definitely not the ones mentioned by the Assyrians in the 8th Cent BC but could be the R.E Howard type Cimmerians, only clothed and armed in the Heavy Metal mag style.
TBH, I don´t care, I like em as they are.

Seeing as one or two of them have a Viking/Dwarf look about them I went with reddish Brown hair.
Stupidly...I´ve painted up and added one from set two..the one on the far right. I did wonder why there are 11 poses instead of the ten pictured on the box
The one on the left. At first I thought it was a female bod.
Conan ?
"I´ll be back!!"

I decided what this lot will represent or on what side they will be. That means I haven´t yet come up with any shield designs or a suitable Standard.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Caeser Orcs - set 2.

What is there to say about them ? Nice poses, 13 0f them so unlucky for some,  Little Flash and made from hardish plastic.
The only small Thing, they are a wee bit bigger than the previous set but fit perfectly alongside them.
Close ups
This pair have seperate arms Holding the weapons but attaching them was easy and no glue needed to Keep them in place.

Both sets together, including a few conversions from set 1.
Just under 4 weeks ago we took in a three legged (yes 3 legged) cat and her kittens. She lost her rear right leg in some sort of accident, crawled home after being missing for nearly a week with both back legs severly mangled and one had to be removed.
The owners were moving flat just as the three nippers were born so due to the chaos of the move, they came to us. They will stay with us until the kittens are independant, two males will go to friends, the female will stay with us, the mother goes back to the owners.
Aint he cute!!!! ?

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Burgundian Pikeblock (Mk 2)

As with the Mk 1 Burgundian Pikeblock  I´ve haven´t entirely stuck to the  the Livery colour combination of white on the right and blue on the left but mixed it, blue on right and White on left as it looked less uniformed and, as with the first block,  I got bored painting them all the  same :-D

This lot,  48 bods in total,  are a mix of 4 manufacturers and 9 sets.
Ultima Ratio´s Swiss Infantry (Uri) and Swiss Infantry (Bern)
RedBox´s  Burgundian Infantry and Knights (Set 1)) and  Burgundian Infantry and Knights (Set 2) 
Minart´s  Swiss Infantry. Strangely, although the sprues are only a few years old the plastic has gone brittle, only half a dozen survived the process of being removed from the sprues and having wire pikes added.
RedBox´s      Hussite InfantryTown & County Levy, Men-at-Arms and Retinue and Continental Mercenaries
Flags are from Dansk Figursspilforening

Any bods carrying a pike (or I wanted a pike instead of a halberd) had it replaced with one made from Florist wire. A few head swops, the bugler from the RedBox Men-at-Arms and Retinue set had his arm repositioned and  all but one of the Bannerols (the Little pennons attached to thier helmets) were removed from the RedBox  Burgundian Infantry and Knights (Set 1)) and  Burgundian Infantry and Knights (Set 2) 
Both Burgundian pikeblocks together, Mk1 being entirely made up from Minart´s Swiss infantry set
A swiss Pikeblock is in the making and a Mk2 Swiss pikeblock in the planning stage.