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Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 02:45:09 PM
Hi,
I am back! A nice vacation is over and I am again painting.  :)
I got interested in the Martian adventures of John Carter or in the Space 1889 setting. I searched the net for suitable miniatures to play some games and was amazed that there are many suitable ones.
The  miniatures below are from Bronze Age minis and Parroom minis, while the scenery head is from Fantascene.

(http://www.agisn.de/assets/images/JC_Thaot_and_Dejah_Thoris.jpg)

More on my website: http://www.agisn.de/index.html...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 28, 2007, 02:55:10 PM
o-ha!!!  :o

beautiful work, Agis, Im getting inspired...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: white knight on May 28, 2007, 02:56:17 PM
Very tempting. I didn't know the Bronze Age and Parroom figures work that well together. 8)
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 03:09:29 PM
Quote from: "white knight"
Very tempting. I didn't know the Bronze Age and Parroom figures work that well together. 8)


I was also amazed how well they suit each other. Both mini lines are very bad presented on the net and you really have to search some pictures...
But the patience is well rewarded.
The Bronze Age 4armed Martians are really breathtaking, one is already primed and standing on the table to be painted...

Maybe I should write some rules for them for Chaos "in Carpathia" - ahem "on Mars"???
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: KeyanSark on May 28, 2007, 03:23:36 PM
The Skintone of Dejah Thoris is incredibly well done!!  :love:
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Mo on May 28, 2007, 03:27:19 PM
Quote from: "white knight"
Very tempting. I didn't know the Bronze Age and Parroom figures work that well together. 8)


If you compared green martians to green martians, they wouldn't. Everything else seems to blend quite nicely.

Agis, beautiful job! I love David's miniatures and am thrilled whenever some get showcased online.

As far as rules, my Fantastic Worlds ruleset will be out in November and will include everything you need to play Barsoomian adventures!

Marc
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 03:35:12 PM
Quote from: "Mo"

If you compared green martians to green martians, they wouldn't. Everything else seems to blend quite nicely.


True, the green martians of both companies are NOT working together.
But IMO the Bronze Age Martians are just RIGHT and very fitting when reading the description of Edgar Rice Burroghs...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 03:36:50 PM
Quote from: "KeyanSark"
The Skintone of Dejah Thoris is incredibly well done!!  :love:


Thanks a lot!  :)
The skin was a bit of an effort, it took me as long as painting the Thoat...
But I just wanted the Thoat as fast finished as possible, the next one will be more detailed.
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Westfalia Chris on May 28, 2007, 03:50:00 PM
Whooooah! That six-legged steed is awesome! :o And the lass is rather lovely, too. :D :love:
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 04:02:37 PM
Quote from: "Westfalia Chris"
Whooooah! That six-legged steed is awesome! :o And the lass is rather lovely, too. :D :love:


It is even better, the Thoat is 8(!) legged...
 :wink:
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: pnweerar on May 28, 2007, 04:09:06 PM
Agis, do post more pics as you progress please, I'd very much appreciate seeing these minis made to look good...

It's amazing how much a good paint job does to help sell a mini.

Navin
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 28, 2007, 04:25:23 PM
Agis, i just was looking for the minis on the Bronze Age and Parroom sites, but didnt find anything  :(   Could you please post the links to the shop pages of the minis?

God knows, I need that six-legged beast. And the princess. And the whole red planet, too  :D
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: revford on May 28, 2007, 04:32:09 PM
Does that beastie have six side legs and two central ones?

Looks very cool, very nicely painted.
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Westfalia Chris on May 28, 2007, 04:34:07 PM
Hot damn, indeed! Darn hard to see the missing two, though. Id love to have a decent Sleipnir miniature, by the way...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 28, 2007, 06:02:20 PM
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"
Agis, i just was looking for the minis on the Bronze Age and Parroom sites, but didnt find anything  :(   Could you please post the links to the shop pages of the minis?


Yes my old Russian friend, onward to Mars!

Bronze Age: The Thoats are only on the Yahoo Group mentioned and shown (as usual the official site is Waaayyyy behind the real life releases!):
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Bronzeageminiatures/
Best way is to mail David directly, he is a very nice and kind guy.

For the 4 armed Martians look under Wasteland Mutants:
http://www.bronzeagemin.com/miniatures_html/25MM/SCI-FI/sci-fi28mm.htm
The other minis are also grea, I got the 4 armed Apes which are splendid!
The Humans are a bit thin for my taste, but very Frazetta like.

Parroom:
Also a tricky one. There online shop is here:
http://www.thelondonwarroom.com/The%20London%20War%20Room%20E-Commerce%20Store.htm#VICTORIAN%20SCIENCE
You then has to search the sub sections.

Look them up there, you can order them in Europe at Newline Deshn.
http://www.newlinedesigns.co.uk/

Hope that helps.
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 28, 2007, 06:20:04 PM
thanks, Agis! just joined the Bronze Age Yahoo and will have a look...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on May 28, 2007, 06:43:58 PM
Quote from: "Agis"

Look them up there, you can order them in Europe at Newline Deshn.
http://www.newlinedesigns.co.uk/



looks like, that Newline site is down...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on May 29, 2007, 04:46:37 PM
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"
Quote from: "Agis"

Look them up there, you can order them in Europe at Newline Deshn.
http://www.newlinedesigns.co.uk/



looks like, that Newline site is down...


Darn #?`%&''!!! :(
Sometimes I really have the feeling that some companies did not want to sell anything...
Try this email: MitchellBCM@aol.com
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 03, 2007, 03:35:22 PM
More Martians...

This time my version of Tars Tarkas King of Tharks!
(http://www.agisn.de/CoolMini/Tars%20Tarkas.jpg)

See also my website update for more pictures...

And you can even vote for the mini on CoolMini:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/159958
David of Bronze Age asked me to upload it to get some attention for the minis...
So please vote high... :wink:  :roll:  :wink:
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Mo on June 03, 2007, 03:54:59 PM
:o  :o  :o  :o

That is gorgeous, Agis!

Aargh, you painters make me sick...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 03, 2007, 05:18:55 PM
Quote from: "Mo"
:o  :o  :o  :o

That is gorgeous, Agis!

Aargh, you painters make me sick...


Thanks! This time I was not rushing the mini.
I took some pains to paint him as good as the mini deserves it...
 :)
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on June 03, 2007, 05:25:13 PM
wooow!!!  :love:  fantastic paint job, Agis, thumbs up!

Is that a Parroom figure?
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 03, 2007, 05:39:32 PM
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"
wooow!!!  :love:  fantastic paint job, Agis, thumbs up!

Is that a Parroom figure?


Nope, still Bronze Age! Bronze Age is hopefully sooner or later improving their website...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Malamute on June 04, 2007, 07:25:17 AM
Superb stuff  :D
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Pappa Midnight on June 04, 2007, 03:33:51 PM
In a word "Wow!" :o

(......shuffles off to check bank balance and contact BronzeAge )

Awesome stuff!
PM
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Overlord on June 05, 2007, 09:21:18 PM
Fantastic paint job.  :love:   Love the basing too, very......Martian
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 10, 2007, 03:47:20 PM
OK guys -  :wink: I am still on Martian minis...

Another fine Bronze Age mini, a White Ape of Mars:
(http://www.agisn.de/assets/images/Martian_White_Ape_2.jpg)

Sooner or later I have to do some rules for these guys. I am tempted to go for Supersystem since John Carter is by no doubt the epitome of a Superheroe on Mars...

Bigger picture on my website...
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on June 10, 2007, 04:07:40 PM
I think, Im going crazy  :D  that's an absolutely great miniature and very nicely painted, too. OK, after my vacation in august, I will make an excursion to Mars. Well done, Agis!
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 10, 2007, 04:18:28 PM
Quote from: "Prof.Witchheimer"
I think, Im going crazy  :D  that's an absolutely great miniature and very nicely painted, too. OK, after my vacation in august, I will make an excursion to Mars. Well done, Agis!


Ha, ha... :)
I can only agree: The Bronze Age stuff is absolutely great. The only downside is the sad internet appearances of these minis. With a better website david could sell a lot...

BTW: I have 2 more Apes primed, 10 Martians and 10 British Martian troops (not J. Carter style but Space 1889).
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Admiral Benbow on June 12, 2007, 02:27:45 PM
Hi Agis,

would you share the secret of getting such a vibrant red on the clothes of Tars Tarkas King of Tharks? What colors are you using? Do you underpaint in yellow or white to make the red stronger?

Thanks in advance,
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Agis on June 12, 2007, 02:46:08 PM
Quote from: "Admiral Benbow"
Hi Agis,

would you share the secret of getting such a vibrant red on the clothes of Tars Tarkas King of Tharks? What colors are you using? Do you underpaint in yellow or white to make the red stronger?

Thanks in advance,


It is all hush hush, but I will share it anyway.
 :wink:
White undercoat, First red coat in tones down red (Andrea 12 Basic Red + Vallejo047 Violet), then 1st highlight in Andrea 12 Basic Red, after that another highlight in Andrea 12 Basic Red.
Done! :)
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: PeterAtJET on June 17, 2007, 11:51:01 AM
Quote

Parroom:
Also a tricky one. There online shop is here:
http://www.thelondonwarroom.com/The%20London%20War%20Room%20E-Commerce%20Store.htm#VICTORIAN%20SCIENCE
You then has to search the sub sections.

Look them up there, you can order them in Europe at Newline Deshn.
http://www.newlinedesigns.co.uk/


Newline ceased importing Parroom miniatures last year, and are now clearing their stock. I bought a bunch of them myself back in April at a UK show. You can try emailing Newline for details of their remaining stuff (I did leave some), but they may not be very responsive. I didn't get any reply when I tried earlier in the year.
Title: Bronze Age and Parroom Martians (John Carter)
Post by: Finarvyn on June 21, 2007, 08:11:03 PM
Newbie here, and I just had to post to give you a big thumbs-up for your painting job on these Barsoomian minis. They are really amazing!