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    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    QUESTIONS
    Does anyone produce them, in the proportions and dimensions described by the author? What miniatures are out there that would fit well as HG Wells WOTW Martians, in shape and size (when compared to a 15-18mm human), as he describes here?

    “They were, I now saw, the most unearthly creatures it is possible to conceive. They were huge round bodies–or, rather, heads–about four feet in diameter, each body having in front of it a face. This face had no nostrils–indeed, the Martians do not seem to have had any sense of smell, but it had a pair of very large dark-coloured eyes, and just beneath this a kind of fleshy beak. In the back of this head or body–I scarcely know how to speak of it–was the single tight tympanic surface, since known to be anatomically an ear, though it must have been almost useless in our dense air.

    In a group round the mouth were sixteen slender, almost whiplike tentacles, arranged in two bunches of eight each. These bunches have since been named rather aptly, by that distinguished anatomist, Professor Howes, the HANDS. Even as I saw these Martians for the first time they seemed to be endeavouring to raise themselves on these hands, but of course, with the increased weight of terrestrial conditions, this was impossible. There is reason to suppose that on Mars they may have progressed upon them with some facility.

    The internal anatomy, I may remark here, as dissection has since shown, was almost equally simple. The greater part of the structure was the brain, sending enormous nerves to the eyes, ear, and tactile tentacles. Besides this were the bulky lungs, into which the mouth opened, and the heart and its vessels. The pulmonary distress caused by the denser atmosphere and greater gravitational attraction was only too evident in the convulsive movements of the outer skin.”
    https://wells.thefreelibrary.com/War-Of-The-Worlds/2-2

    Les Edwards’ take:
    http://www.lesedwards.com/imagebank/9/7/6/976137.jpg

    QUESTION
    Or must I resort to my Plan B?

    https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=93569.0
    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=243246

    Thanks

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

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    #143904
    Avatar phototelzy amber
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    #143910
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    Telzy Amber

    That cephalopod set from Fighting15s might do the job, if the size is right.  I’ll give it a shot.  Thanks!

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #143917
    Avatar photoMike
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    I think Ian at Fighting 15s has hurt his leg so is not casting as quickly as normal, though he may be better now.
    If he is not casting, maybe he has time / inclination to do a piccy of them next to a 15mm figure?

    I will ping him, no promises though.

    #143918
    Avatar photoIan Marsh
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    I am indeed hurt, but mending. 🙂 Also I am awake on a Saturday morning. Pic of the Martian cephalod civilian (EMP804), handling machine (EMPV10), and tripod (EMPV09) with an Imperial Martian ghost archer (EMP304) for scale. All are 18mm.

    I should also plug the Martian Empires Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/699293393894929

     

    Martian Empires EMPV09, EMPV10, EMP804, EMP304

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #143939
    Avatar photoCacique Caribe
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    That looks amazing!  Thanks for posting the photo.  And hope your leg gets back to normal soon.

     

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

    #143940
    Avatar photoIan Marsh
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    NP. Thanks – I am on the mend. I can stand enough to do casting, and hope to be back ready to injure myself again playing tennis within the next two weeks… 🙂

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #143965
    Avatar phototelzy amber
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    Holy moly! How tall is the big one? Two feet?

    #143992
    Avatar photoIan Marsh
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    About 24cm, or 9.5 of your Earth inches.

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #144032
    Avatar phototelzy amber
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    It’s HUGE!!!!

    #144045
    Avatar photoIan Marsh
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    It’s HUGE!!!!

    I believe at this point I’m obliged to comment: “I’ve never had any complaints”. 🙂

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

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