Saturday, 30 May 2015

A Bucket-load of Bondi

Finally, in celebration of all things average and ordinary, I present the good, old Bondi, 4 points worth in SAGA terms, who form the core (if not the "hard" core...) of my Vikings.

I have heard a fair bit of negative criticism of plastic figures at various shows, and on more than a few blog and other posts. These are usually of the"they're not metal" kind, sometimes of the "I can't be bothered to glue them together" sort but other claims too.

I unashamedly LIKE plastic figures, though the quality of different sets can vary. I am not really a kit builder, especially in white metal (the GW Tomb Scorpion still brings back nightmares when I think of the issues I had building that all those years ago...), but I do enjoy both the construction of plastic figures but also their possibilities. Even just mixing similar sets, such as the Gripping Beast "Hirdmen" and "Dark Age Warriors" sets as I have used here and for most of my SAGA Viking force, gives a plethora of usable results and options that allow for a nice, varied force. But when you add in the opportunities afforded by conversions, then WOW!!!

Go plastic!


The "terrible" thirty-two in all their one attack dice each glory...

The pointy-stick lads

The hackers and slashers

The exceptions...these are two metal figures, from 1st Corps/ Curtey's, that I had left over from a command pack I originally bought for my English/ Scots collection, but who are clearly "Dark Age". "If you've got it, use it," I say! The sword being brandished by the figure on the left of the photo is a plastic one however, the hand and sword cut neatly from a GB set and used in place of the 1st Corps/ Curtey's option which I did not like.

Just to illustrate some of the options, armoured heads and bodies are from the GB Hirdmen, everything else from the Dark Age Warriors. Lots of choices (heads, weapons, poses, etc) from a couple of well-priced and readily available boxes of figures for those inclined to either "go Dark Ages" or just add to what they have.


  1. Great work.

    Im all in favour of plastics. Many kits is so good these days and with the addition of kitbashing and mixing a unit with some metal miniatures you can really get a nice collection.

  2. I could not agree more Engel.

  3. I could not agree more Engel.