Saturday 29 February 2020

Housecarls of King Harold - Strelets

One of the "unique" sprues (the Brown plastic ones) from the Stamford Bridge big box set or,  as they were later brought out as  a set of 4  "normal" sprues in the Housecarls of King Harold M141.

14 bods on the sprue, one of which is a Streltsi Bonus Bod. He does have a dark ages look to him and I ´m considering using him as is or transplanting the arm holding the eagle onto another Bod. Time will tell.
Tiny bit of mold lines to deal with but it´s minimal.
I replaced the banner as it looked too Viking like and replaced it with a more Saxon looking flag.
As with the "unique" Viking  sprues in the big box set,  the poses don´t lend themselves to creating a shieldwall. Two of them can be used for such but that´s all.
I went for a slight Colour scheme of blue/White to give them an elite unit look.

Close ups
Command Group. The bod with his Sword raised doesn´t really say King Harold to me so I will use the Crown wearing bod from the second Unique Vikings sprue from the Stamford Bridge box set
Some of the grunts

Sunday 23 February 2020

Vikings 2 - Stamford Bridge - Strelets

The second lot of Vikings from the Strelets  Stamford Bridge big box set.
As noted at PSR, some of the armour is of a later period than The Battle of Stamford Bridge but they are Vikings* and that´s what Counts.
13 bods, two are joined as a pair, tinsy winsy bit of Flash.

Not intended for building a Shield wall, not one is holding his Shield to the front.
A bit of a mix. Unarmoured bods through to heavily armoured ones dripping in chainmail and lamellar armour.
At PSR, the lack of armour is put down to the Vikings being taken by suprise so they had no time to get fully dressed. I think the unarmoured ones make  decent beserker types.
King, Standard bearer and on the left, some poor guy who´se got an arrow shot through his neck.
My favourite poses from the set

The Great Heathen far.
Strelets, Emhar, Zvezda and Tumbling Dice. 72 infantry and two mounted

*Or could be Saxons.

Monday 17 February 2020

Knights of the Round Table (Pt 7)

Merlin and Guinevere.
I was going to give Merlin a nag with caparison so I could use his C-o-A , Sable, a fess Argent, 3 owls argent, a made up set of arms but what isn´t about the Arthurians Coats of Arms.
Anyway, I decided against it and he and Guinevere are mounted on normally tacked nags.

Guinevere riding side saddle? This is High medieval fantasy so why shouldn´t she?

The Merlin bod is from the Dark Alliance´s Half orcs on Wargs set . He was originally holding a bomb in his Right hand but I´ve removed the fuse and made it into a Crystal ball.
Could he ride a nag whilst Holding a staff in one Hand and a Crystal ball in the other? Of course he can, he´s Merlin!!
Guinevere is a Valdemar bodette from the Medieval Lovers set and her nag is from Odemars Carpentum set.

Incredible dio time. 1/35th scale "Sturmpanzerwagen 563 "Wotan"
Bods scratchbuilt, the tank super detailed, (interior as well) HERE
I´ve got this listed among my top ten favourite dios
The build thread is worth a look as well

Thursday 13 February 2020

Vikings - Strelets

Another Batch of Vikings, this time the Strelets set MOO4 .
12 poses, not a lot of Flash. Some of the bods have ring Hands which are meant for the weapons attached to the sprue, 3 spears, a sword and an Axe.  The axe provided was fine, the spears and Sword not so.   I used a spear and axes* from the spares box.
Two of the bods had wings/Horns on thier helmets, these got removed.

This lot can be formed up to make decent looking Skaldborg (Shield Wall) with the shields overlapping etc, though my basing doesn´t allow that.
 Couple of close ups
*The excellent Site Hurstwic, reckons spears were a more common viking weapon but, if at all possible,  I really like my Vikings armed with swords and axes.

Thursday 6 February 2020


The heavy Infantry set from the  RedBox / Alliance range of Cimmerians.
10 bod poses, very Little Flash

A.C.A.B ? One sees this set of letters all over the place and until recently,  I had absolutely no idea what they stood for..until now. Obvious when one thinks about it.
Amazonian Cimmerian Alliance Battlegroup.

30 mounted and 50 foot Bods and Bodettes
Archers and mobile long range weapons screen
Are they on the side of the light or the dark ? I reckon they could form an independant force who would tend towards the light side but under certain circumstances, with a bit of Persuasion, join the dark side. 

Saturday 1 February 2020

Vikings - Stamford bridge - Strelets

This lot come from  the two big box set, Stamford Bridge . As noted in the review, they could work as either Vikings or Saxons but I´ve employed them as Vikings.

14 poses, a Tiny bit of Flash.
Three I´ve painted the shields with Lagertha´s Colours and...
.. another three in the Colours used in the Vikings series for Harald Finehair´s faction.

Half the set use axes as thier main weapon, and at least half the set could be Bondi. They can´t be formed up to create a Skaldborg (Shield wall) but can be added to the Strelets Vikings set which has all the bods posed with thier shields facing front.

The bod on the Right, his fur cloak is interesting as it has a wolf´s head over his shoulder..or have I interpreted it as so?