Friday, 14 August 2020

Recasts and Originals.

Busy day here but eventually managed to work on these new arrivals later this afternoon-

Some swashbuckling coming soon...

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Peter Cushing and his figures

Tony has posted some pictures of Peter Cushing and his figures here-
http://tonystoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2020/08/peter-cushing-and-toy-soldiers.html#comment-form
I don’t recall having seen some of these before and it is well worth popping over for a look. I would be interested in what readers think of these two questions-
Did Peter use the rules to game or are they posed photos?
What makes are the figures?
Did he have links/ contact with other wargamers of the time?
I will be interested in your thoughts...

Now That’s what I call Vikings

I recall seeing Vikings as a boy in Niels M Saxtorph’s “Warriors and Weapons of Early Times” -
I was fascinated when I saw that my Elastolin figures looked just like Vikings in the above picture. The same poses too! Yes , I know we all know what Vikings didn’t wear on their heads but sometimes you can’t resist an Old Vikings figure with horned or winged helmets! I couldn’t and snapped up these Cherilea figures which arrived today. I am posting pictures of them along with some inspiration for the forthcoming renovation and painting-