Gisby's Gaming Blog

June 3, 2016

Barsoom again

Lately I have been a bit of a Mars fanatic: SPACE 1889 and Barsoom, and sometimes the two intermixed. I have been digging out 20-year-old projects and dealing with them.

I’m also picking up some of the beautiful new stuff that’s been released since then.


I rebased  a couple of my old homecast Green Martians, and painted one that was sitting on a shelf.


An old Heritage Green Martian got rebased.


I bought a D&D plastic Displacer Beast and made a ‘Banth-alike.’ I trimmed away the tentacles, and gave it a putty mane. Not enough legs, but still more than four. It’s not as big or impressive as I would have liked.


A Reaper Miniatures ‘Bones’ Giant Wasp is now a Sith. I could have found a better angle for the picture.


I picked up a Bronze Age Miniatures White Ape. Beautiful, and he mixes with my D&D Grillah conversions perfectly.


These are not new, but fit in here well. They are conversions from D&D plastic Grillahs. I removed their tails (sculpting new bums) and switched hands around, moved limbs, etc.

I think the upper left is the stock arm pose.


There are plenty more figures in the works, and I am having a lot of fun.


  1. Nice work! Love the homecast figures.

    Comment by David Wood — June 5, 2016 @ 05:09

    • Thanks for the kind words! I’m quite fond of them, they are mine own after all, but if I’m honest their hands and feet look more like mittens and socks with digits scribed on. But at the time they were the only Green Martians available.

      Comment by gisby — June 5, 2016 @ 11:48

  2. beautiful stuff as always Gisby, you doesn’t love a bit of John Carter now and again.

    Cheers Roger.

    Comment by Roger Webb — June 5, 2016 @ 11:26

    • Greatly appreciated, Roger.

      Comment by gisby — June 5, 2016 @ 11:49

  3. Gives me hope for my Barsoom project(s)

    Comment by Mark Haughey aka Sun of York — June 6, 2016 @ 05:45

    • Ideally, don’t wait 20+ years to get working on them. OMG. It’s 30+ years for me.

      Comment by gisby — June 6, 2016 @ 09:41

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