Monday, March 12, 2012

Work in Progress - Westwind Cavalry

I couldn't resist these Welsh cavalry from Westwind Productions. It's a bit of a shame there isn't more variety with the horses, and I guess they really belong to the 6-7th century rather than the 9-10th, but they look brilliant and I'm looking forward to whacking some paint on them. They don't come with weapons, but I've added plastic axes, swords and javelins from Gripping Beast and Wargames Factory.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Welsh Teulu

It hasn't all been Nazi Dinosaurs this week. Tonight I finished three more teulu (hearthguard) for my Welsh Saga warband, meaning I now have a complete 6 point warband. Huzzah! The figures are from Gripping Beast, with a couple of heads added from their box of plastic Saxon Thegns.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nazi Dinosaurs!

Apologies to anyone outside Australia who tried to view the kitsch brilliance that is 'Danger 5' through the link I posted last night. It seems that at present we aren't sharing it with the world, unlike rubbish generic lager and uranium that we are happy to export to anyone who wants it.

Until the embargo is lifted, enjoy some teasers of Danger 5 on Youtube.

Makes me proud to be 'Strayan.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Weird World War 2 Just got Sillier

If dinosaur-headed Nazi super soldiers are your thing, you need to know about 'Danger 5', a new TV series made here in Australia on a budget of about $5. Two episodes have aired so far, and they are hilarious. Marvel as apparently 1960s secret agents battle Nazis (and Hitler himself) in a bizarre version of WWII, replete with secret bases under volcanoes and Zeppelins stealing the Eiffel Tower.

Very, very silly. But don't take my word for it, grab yourself a glass of Cinzano and watch it here.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Welsh Warriors for Saga

Here are eight more warriors completed for my expanded Welsh Saga warband. This unit is worth one point in Saga terms. Sorry the photos aren't great.

Most of the figures are Westwind Productions, except for the first, second and fifth figures from the left in the top picture, which are made by Gripping Beast. The javelins are plastic weapons from Wargames Factory. As you can see, the Westwind figures are a good match with Gripping Beast, and the separate heads they come with allow a lot of variety. Busy times at work at the moment, so I'm feeling a bit smug about getting these finished.