Saturday 30 September 2017

Modern Mounted Amazons

Like the Modern Amazons on foot, they have been re-assigned as Cimmerians.
They´ve been given the nags from the HäT Numidian Cavalry. The nags aren´t as sturdy as the ones from the  Mounted Cimmerians set but they fit the Bodettes better and provide a light cavaly element.

The Mounts provided, Lizards, unicorns etc are nice sculpts but;
A. The bodettes don´t fit that well,  the Fantasy Mounts are way too wide
B.  Lizards, Lions, lionesses, unicorns and stags as Mounts? IMHO, way too fantastical and too much of a mix. Just lions and lionesses would, IMHO, be fine but four different types of creature?..nope. 
10 mounted and one foot Bodette.
A couple of random Close ups. 
My favourite pose from the set. 
Command Bodette
"Fly my lovelies!!"
Compared with the nags from the Cimmerian  set thier horses are tiny..but the Cimmerian ones are big even when put alongside medieval destrier types from other sets. 
I suppose What they lack in power they gain in Speed and manouverability

Friday 22 September 2017

Modern Amazons - Foot (Mild Nudity)

Modern Amazons as opposed to ancient or classical ones.
More from the Alliance range of Fantasy bods and Monsters.
10 Bodettes in the set, a wee bit of a Problem with Flash but it´s  easily removed.
I´m going to use them as Female Cimmerians so...
 .....I´ve stuck to the colour scheme I used for the Cimmerians, reddish hair and blue Cloth.
A couple of Close ups
The female orc from the Dark Alliance Orcs set 3 fits alongside them, so she´s now a Cimmerian...
.....and the females fit well alongside thier male Counterparts.
Now the NSFW side of the set. Not too "rude " but not for children.
How many Fantasy sets has RedBox (Alliance) brought out now? 34 including the 5 new ones about to appear in the Shops ?
I´m still haven´t caught up the the first 29 sets!!!

Saturday 16 September 2017

Imagi-Nation meets reality

After reading a great book, Changes in the Land written by William Cronon,  suggested by TMP member Otto Schmidt, I´m going  mention something I wrote in a previous post of mine,  the one about the Imex  Eastern Friendly Indians set.
There I showed my ignorance of Native American Indian culture when I wrote;

The women folk.
"As usual, the women are the ones working - cleaning Skins, making bread, carrying Wood etc"

"As Usual" !?  An eurocentric pro-Feminist view perhaps?

My assumption was similar to that of the early european Colonists, that being that the Native american women do all the "real" work* whilst their menfolk happily trott off hunting and fishing.
After reading the book, I now know that to suggest that as being incorrect.
I won´t edit out my assumption on  the Eastern Friendly Indains  Post so it it can stand as proof that I have since learnt otherwise.
The book is, at first a bit hard going but once I got used to the style, well worth reading and it contains a lot of info that has changed my perspective on the period of colonisation.
Also, I´d got into a bit of a Corner with the Bodstonian Imagi-Nation, and the book has  given me more ideas which I can work into the narrative.

Reading the book, it at least showed me that I was thinking along the right lines with my ideas about the Relationships between the Bodstonians and Native Indians and how I could improve them in regards to what actually happened in reality. 
Example, Without giving a too complicated and in depth Explanation (you have to read the book to realise what I mean) the book Shows that both sides cooperated in varying degrees with the "exploitation" of the ecology whilst having different perspectives on how and what was "exploited" and why. This inevitably  led to disagreements and Solutions that suited both or either side depending on thier wants Needs and expectations, the result of which wasn´t always the one desired by one side or the other..or both.  
Ok, my ideas were a bit simplified,  the "A Burning Dispute" Story for example, but  I was getting there.

Many Thanks Otto for the Suggestion. 

Monday 11 September 2017


Another set from LW. I didn´t paint up the bod on the´s a converted bod from the Esci Barbarians set (you can see him  HERE)
6 bods in the set (one is a repeat pose from the LW Medieval Mortar set) and, as mentioned, the one on the stake.
The guards and a hooded Dentist...sorry, torturer
The "friendly" Monks.
Apparently it´s a rare set..only 2,000 copies were I´m lucky in owning 2 sets :-)...only another 1,998 to collect......

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Medieval Mortar crew - LW

One of the better sets from LW..even though the Mortar is big! Actually, big is an´s bloody MASSIVE!!!
The Crew. Not a bad selection of poses but  too few in number considering the weapon they are serving. Not only that but only one poor bod is actually working..and considering the size of the mortar..what he´s doing isn´t exactly going to be very effective.
The BIG Mortar.  Made  of softish plastic, the   frame needed "welding" to Keep the sides firmly in place.  The bar to alter the angle I swopped for a metal one although considering what the Barrel would weigh if it were real, I can´t imagine how the angle of fire could  possibly be reset. 
Not only is it way too big but I reckon that if it were actually be fired the barrel would fly backwards or break out of the base. 

The Crew aren´t too bad so will find Jobs elsewhere.
The BIG mortar ? I´m not really into having exact historical accuracy but this device is a Little beyond a bit of bending of reality with a "maybe they could have had such monstrosities" excuse so it will end up either being used in a Fantasy Setting by the Dwarves or Orcs.