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Victorian science fiction

Victorian science fiction

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Project Blog by denzien Cult of Games Member

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A spring clean of my old Martian Empires collection with the hope of taking my forces from Earth to Mars and adding some as senery

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Artillery

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Skill 1
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I've added more detail to the flocking but otherwise they doI've added more detail to the flocking but otherwise they do
Artillery
The only thing really capable of sending a tripod whirling to destructionThe only thing really capable of sending a tripod whirling to destruction
Artillery

British cavalry

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Skill 3
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For some reason the Martian Empires range was missing British home service cavalry despite being in the army list. I picked up some Zulu war cavalry and painted them to fit home service such as black helmets for the dragoons. I can't remember where I got these guys from they were 15m not 18m but they still fit  I had them on the wrong stands recommend by the game so I've swapped them round For some reason the Martian Empires range was missing British home service cavalry despite being in the army list. I picked up some Zulu war cavalry and painted them to fit home service such as black helmets for the dragoons. I can't remember where I got these guys from they were 15m not 18m but they still fit I had them on the wrong stands recommend by the game so I've swapped them round
British cavalry
LancersLancers
DragoonsDragoons

Tripod two

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Second tripod before the new paint jobSecond tripod before the new paint job
Fragile legs back onFragile legs back on
The scenario in the Martian Empires rulebook has three landing sites with one tripod built. The British have to capture the cilinders before other warmachines get built.The scenario in the Martian Empires rulebook has three landing sites with one tripod built. The British have to capture the cilinders before other warmachines get built.
Tripod two

Out at the landing site

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Out at the landing site
Out at the landing site
UuhhhllaaaaUuhhhllaaaa

Tripod one

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First tripod to redo in its old paint scheme First tripod to redo in its old paint scheme
The legs had to be glued back on as they come in two parts and very fidly. I decided to glue the legs to a stand to make it more secure. Hopefully he'll keep his three legs in this timeThe legs had to be glued back on as they come in two parts and very fidly. I decided to glue the legs to a stand to make it more secure. Hopefully he'll keep his three legs in this time
Tripod one
Tripod one

Martian infantry

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Skill 11
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Quick repaint of all the ray guns to a white colour with the green energy glowQuick repaint of all the ray guns to a white colour with the green energy glow
Martian infantry
Martian infantry

Little pinkish men

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My Martians had a brass look to the heat rays and tripods so I need to repaint them a white grey colour to fit my new themeMy Martians had a brass look to the heat rays and tripods so I need to repaint them a white grey colour to fit my new theme
Cephalopod hordesCephalopod hordes
I'll keep the fleshy tones the sameI'll keep the fleshy tones the same

Steampunk interlude

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I was sitting in the garden today when up popped this mole machine full of lost Victorians searching for the Earth's coreI was sitting in the garden today when up popped this mole machine full of lost Victorians searching for the Earth's core

Spider walker

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In the original book the narrator of war of the world's described a squat metallic machine that chased it's victims and deposited them into the net on its back. They can be fed on later. My machine was s brass colour but I want it to have a more classic look so have repainted it.In the original book the narrator of war of the world's described a squat metallic machine that chased it's victims and deposited them into the net on its back. They can be fed on later. My machine was s brass colour but I want it to have a more classic look so have repainted it.
Spider walker

More work on the cilinders

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More work on the cilinders
I've added a little ruined house beside one of the landing zonesI've added a little ruined house beside one of the landing zones
More work on the cilinders
More work on the cilinders

Today's progress

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Today I've been adding more paint to my landing sites before I flock them tomorrowToday I've been adding more paint to my landing sites before I flock them tomorrow
Drying out in the sun. Either that or they've landed in the gardenDrying out in the sun. Either that or they've landed in the garden

The Martians arrive

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Today I’ve been working on some scenery pieces. When the Martians arrive they if course climb out of their cilinders. I looked at some comic book versions. I have a poster tube so I chopped it up and added a couple of details but nothing much. I want to have a house next to one getting the idea from the original book and how the narrator was trapped underneath.

Got my little house on oneGot my little house on one
The Martians arrive

Bits to work on

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Skill 11
Idea 12
3 Comments
I played Martian Empires a few years back and recreated two scenarios from the book detailing the Martian invasion of Earth. The game runs a little like blackpowder with heatrays. I would like to look at scenarios on MarsI played Martian Empires a few years back and recreated two scenarios from the book detailing the Martian invasion of Earth. The game runs a little like blackpowder with heatrays. I would like to look at scenarios on Mars
I first need to improve the basing of my British and Martian forces I first need to improve the basing of my British and Martian forces
The game is 18mill but the Martians look ok next to minis of other sizes.so I could use them for other games.The game is 18mill but the Martians look ok next to minis of other sizes.so I could use them for other games.
I want to change the tripods colour schemes after they have been fixedI want to change the tripods colour schemes after they have been fixed

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