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  • #83768
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    How come nobody mentioned I can mix Crom with my Sci fi terrain?

    Untitled by oldben1[/url], on Flickr

    #83775
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    John Carter, Batman of Mars?

    #83779
    Thomaston
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    I didn’t see that logo, didn’t even see the man standing there, was too distracted by the person to his right.

    #83785
    jagannath
    Participant

    Pulpy science fantasy – the dream!!!

    #83821
    Etranger
    Participant

    How come nobody mentioned I can mix Crom with my Sci fi terrain?  

    You mean you don’t? 

    #83850
    General SladeGeneral Slade
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    I love the way the woman looks faintly bored at the prospect of being attacked by a ten-legged lion. “Oh for heavens sake John, just kill the bloody banth and let’s go and have lunch.”

    #83854
    OchoinOchoin
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    a ten-legged lion. 

     

    Where did you get 10 legs from? I can only count two. I thought the beastie must drag its legless hindquarters, giving it the speed of a spavined Series C Mercedes Benz. In which case, the young lady was looking bored because a gentle exit to Stage Right would mitigate the need for any nasty stabbing etc.

     

    donald

    #83855
    General SladeGeneral Slade
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    I did get it wrong, a banth is an eight-legged lion native to Mars. I assume Mr Frazetta put the rest of the beast behind a rock because he couldn’t be bothered to paint all the other legs.

    Actually, this young woman doesn’t seem terribly scared of them either:

    Maybe they really are just big pussy cats?

    #83856
    OchoinOchoin
    Participant

    My apologies. My knowledge of Fantasy literature is clearly woeful.

    However, 8 legs seems to be redundant to any terrestrial* animal. Perhaps the creatures are easy to trip: not impossible given their baw-heided appearance that must fatally alter their balance. This might explain the two pulchritudinous  women’s lack of fear (though not their lack of attire. As my good mother would have addressed them, “Come ben, ya husseys. You’ll catch your death.”)

     

    donald

     

     

    • by which I mean land-based
    #83859
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I think the Lion is the hero in these paintings, note the man laying by it’s feet.

    #83862
    Etranger
    Participant

    My apologies. My knowledge of Fantasy literature is clearly woeful. However, 8 legs seems to be redundant to any terrestrial* animal….

    Spiders and scorpions tend to get a bit upset if you snip off their legs.

    #83867
    OchoinOchoin
    Participant

    My apologies. My knowledge of Fantasy literature is clearly woeful. However, 8 legs seems to be redundant to any terrestrial* animal….

    Spiders and scorpions tend to get a bit upset if you snip off their legs.

    Apologies. I should perhaps have written “terrestrial vertebrates” have 4 legs or the vestigial remnants of same.

    So why, on earth, do all vertebrates have but 4 appendages? For vertebrates, four limbs is the pattern that won out through evolution. The lobe-finned fishes that first started climbing out of the water had four fins, which evolved into four limbs on early tetrapods. Why were four limbs better than six? As far as I know, nobody knows. Maybe it was more efficient in some way? Whatever the reason, the four-limbed template won, and the descendants of those four-finned fishes now rule the world.

    So turning to Mars, I would like to know what evolutionary advantage extra sets of limbs bestows? A larger heart to allow greater blood flow & a larger brain to control & co-ordinate the movement of limbs would be necessary. Both are “expensive” in terms of evolutionary change. So what is the advantage?

    I’m afraid I cannot bring myself to believe that multi-legged lions live on Mars despite the seemingly compelling evidence provided by the two pictures.

    I assume photo shop or some other tricksy device?

     

    donald

    #83868
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    So turning to Mars, I would like to know what evolutionary advantage extra sets of limbs bestows? A larger heart to allow greater blood flow & a larger brain to control & co-ordinate the movement of limbs would be necessary. Both are “expensive” in terms of evolutionary change. So what is the advantage?

    Paint more than one figure at a time?

    #83924
    Etranger
    Participant

     

    Apologies. I should perhaps have written “terrestrial vertebrates” have 4 legs or the vestigial remnants of same. So why, on earth, do all vertebrates have but 4 appendages? For vertebrates, four limbs is the pattern that won out through evolution. The lobe-finned fishes that first started climbing out of the water had four fins, which evolved into four limbs on early tetrapods. Why were four limbs better than six? As far as I know, nobody knows. Maybe it was more efficient in some way? Whatever the reason, the four-limbed template won, and the descendants of those four-finned fishes now rule the world.  

    One well supported theory is that there was a common ancestor that somewhat resembled a modern starfish, with five ‘arms’ which eventually became four limbs and a tail. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2119741-ancestor-of-all-vertebrates-was-a-big-mouth-with-no-anus/ and http://www.tulane.edu/~bfleury/diversity/labguide/echinchor.html They’re closer to us than we are to insects/arachnids, who of course have 6-8 ‘limbs’

    There’s a lot of interesting, if technical work going on with genomics, tracing back to common ancestors.

    #83938
    OchoinOchoin
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    So turning to Mars, I would like to know what evolutionary advantage extra sets of limbs bestows? A larger heart to allow greater blood flow & a larger brain to control & co-ordinate the movement of limbs would be necessary. Both are “expensive” in terms of evolutionary change. So what is the advantage?

    Paint more than one figure at a time?

     

    You paint with your feet?!?

     

    Holy Christy Brown!!!

     

     

    donald

    #83971
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    It certainly “looks” like I paint miniatures with my feet!

    #83985

    You can mix it up even more, If you like:

    #84029
    Etranger
    Participant

    Is that the planet known as ‘Plumbers Crack’?

    #84030
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    Uh, hello people,

    “Planetary Romance”

    Look it up and then stop trying to make sense of it and enjoy it for what it is.

    I mean you might just as well try to apply basic physics to just about any modern action movie

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #84031
    OchoinOchoin
    Participant

    Uh, hello people, “Planetary Romance” Look it up and then stop trying to make sense of it and enjoy it for what it is. I mean you might just as well try to apply basic physics to just about any modern action movie Cheers, Stroezie.

     

    whimsy

    or whimsey
    [hwim-zee, wim-] /ˈʰwɪm zi, ˈwɪm-/
    noun, plural whimsies.
    1.capricious humor or disposition; extravagant, fanciful, or excessively playful expression:a play with lots of whimsy.
    2.an odd or fanciful notion.
    3.anything odd or fanciful; a product of playful or capricious fancy:a whimsy from an otherwise thoughtful writer.

     

     

    My posts probably lost something in translation.

     

    donald

    #84036
    StroezieStroezie
    Participant

    No no it’s all good!

    Just me having a bit of a

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

    moment.

    Plus, ditto on the lost in translation thing.

    I think sometimes even us non-native english speakers tend to forget that english is not our first language

    2x cheers,

    Stroezie.

    If you like small scale skirmish, check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #84044
    OchoinOchoin
    Participant

    I think sometimes even us non-native english speakers tend to forget that english is not our first language 2x cheers, Stroezie.

     

    I like to think Lallans is my first language though I speak & hear it, sadly, very infrequently now. I’m moderately fluent in English.

     

    cheers, donald

    #84071
    Etranger
    Participant

    You’ll still need a Scottish-Queensland interpreter though…

    #84087

    Is that the planet known as ‘Plumbers Crack’?

    This is the “Invasion of the Flying Phallic Symbols” episode.

    #84089
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I’m only fluent in sarcasm…

    Fraz had so many great paintings a covers.  My Colony-15 line was originally supposed to be very much in his tradition, mixed with a little bit of Space Viking from HBP.  Alas the line stalled out due to lack of interest and the main sculptor deciding to halt all “other” work so he could do Beyond Gates Antares… (can’t blame him at all!)

     

    Now, I’ve never seen an commercially available structures as appear in his art, but I have seen plenty of home made stuff using easter egs and large foam hemispheres.  They always look nifty but just wouldn’t be commercially viable.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #84115

    When it comes to fantasy terrain, I’ve always wanted to do some inspired by Hannes Bok:

    #84122
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    I think Daemonscape games comes close with their 6mm desert domes.

    Perhaps a Crom’s Anvil design?  If you made one or two buildings they would probably mix well with simpler adobes(HINT HINT)

    I can totally see Christmas lights in the design.

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    #84124
    OldBen1OldBen1
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    Maybe something like this with some outer towers and spires?

    #84130

    Looks like a possibility.

    Here are a few more of his:

    That last one would be a bit impractical,  admittedly.

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