Gisby's Gaming Blog

February 14, 2018

Barsoom: Small Martian Flyer

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This is the RedVectors Small Martian Flyer, as seen in my post ‘SPACE 1889: Small Martian Flyer.’

It’s 7″ long, with a bit of crowding, you can fit 12 figures on the decks on 20mm bases. Since this release, they have developed a 10″ and 16″ version, with similar styling.

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It’s a lovely kit, inexpensive, and goes together into a sorta-Star-Wars-inspired little skiff. The fit is excellent, and it’s still a pretty simple build. There is also an optional section for a front gun mount provided, but I chose not to use it.

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The original stand was not very stable: This picture shows how I modifiedit. (The ship now comes with a longer, more stable base)

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I’ll be using it for Barsoom and SPACE 1889 both. It’s just a great little kit of a generic small flyer. I recommend that you paint the rails and trim pieces before assembly, it makes for a much neater finish.

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Here it is beside a smaller Galoob Sand Skiff. The style is very similar. The crews shown are from Bronze Age Miniatures.

Also see:

SPACE 1889: Small Martian Flyer

Barsoom: Large Flyer

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3 Comments »

  1. It is a lovely piece of kit, and you’ve certainly done it justice, if it was mine (and I rather hope one day one will be), I think I’d try and box in the front section with card or something, the idea of “sky-pirate’s” is very appealing though.

    Cheers Roger.

    Comment by rantingsfromunder — February 18, 2018 @ 10:17

    • Roger,

      Thanks again for your kind words! I’ve asked the maker for a quote on a larger flyer NOT based on a Star Wars Skiff- Suitable for a steam launch (with a cabin) or a sail boat. It would have a flat deck with railings, so you could build whatever you want.

      I’ve also asked about a 24 inch version of the skiff!

      Comment by gisby — April 2, 2018 @ 07:10

      • With a couple of the 24″ versions you could do boarding action akin to the old pirate movies. Very tempting…

        Like the idea of the steam version too.

        Cheers Roger.

        Comment by rantingsfromunder — April 6, 2018 @ 06:01


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