Gisby's Gaming Blog

June 5, 2017

Barsoom: Green Martians

I bought a bunch of Bronze Age Miniatures Green Martians. (Not what they call them, but…) I like them. They are very animated, and loaded with decorated harness. There are a few spots where the strap detail is a bit soft, usually caused by the extra arms crossing the body.

Note: The figures are all the same size, the pictures are not all to scale.

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I drilled the heads and inserted pins for the peculiar Green Martian ears, and I think it improved the look. The greens I used for the skin are a bit dark to show up well in these pictures, a problem with many of my figures.

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The figures are multi-part, with separate heads, arms, and many loose weapons. The arms at least benefited from pinning, and there were some gaps to fill. (These may have been the result of my attaching the arm at the wrong angle)


They came without bases, but had pegs on their feet that would fit onto the holes on many plastic bases. I used larger fender washers as bases.

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There are several variants I do not have, and some I do have are positioned differently on their site, so you can build a good-sized force with no two the same.

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  1. Great work. I have a ton of David’s Death Earth minis and will eventually get around to painting them!

    Comment by David Wood — June 6, 2017 @ 11:32

    • Paint them! They are fun to paint, and certainly repay the effort.

      Comment by gisby — June 13, 2017 @ 23:18

  2. Dave does do some lovely figures, with a very particular style to them, I am currently converting a couple of his dolly figures into Beast-man and Jitsu from the “Masters of the Universe” toy franchise.

    Lovely painting as always Gisby.

    Comment by rantingsfromunder — June 16, 2017 @ 09:55

    • Thanks for the kind words!

      I used a bunch of his dollies for Red Martians – Then he released his new not-Barsoomians. Lovely figures. The dollies should become ‘Masters of the Universe’ beautifully. He even has a couple in the arms-akimbo pose of the toys, if that’s what you want….

      Comment by gisby — June 18, 2017 @ 00:49

      • Yep I’ve used a few now, but he doesn’t seem to have them on his web-site anymore so he might have stopped doing them.

        Cheers Roger.

        Comment by rantingsfromunder — June 18, 2017 @ 11:03

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