Wednesday 20 November 2013

Great War of the Worlds..Minifigs style...

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own” 

H G Wells published his work 'War of the Worlds' in 1898...a time of great colonial powers already ensconced around the globe, some on the rise and some on the wane... Minifigs have taken the idea and had Gary Morley and Andrew Ellis sculpt the beginnings of what, hopefully, will become a sizeable range allowing us to re-enact scenes similar to those conjured up by Mr Wells... the sculpts are based on the earlier Valley of the Four Winds Swamp Lords who were obviously the initial wave planted years before where the Martian advanced science and technology have never arrived...

MART1 Greater Martian Warlord

MART2 Greater Martian Close Combat Warriors (3 versions)

Group shot...supplied as MART3

MART50 Martian Heatgunner

GWW1 British Pankhurst Battalion Officer

GWW2 British Pankhurst Battalion Infantrywoman Advancing

GWW3 British Pankhurst Battalion Standard Bearer with cast flag

GWW4 British Pankhurst Battalion Infantrywoman advancing

GWW50 Martian Hunter Officer

GWW51 Martian Hunter Firing

GWW Martian Hunter Advancing

Awaiting copies of these guys...

GWW53 Martian Hunter with Edison-Farnsworth Disintegration Ray on Tripod

GWWM1 Martian Drone

Group Shot with an unsuspecting Artizan Designs waiter... shows how huge these guys are....

 Shot including one of the old VFW Swamp Lords... 5 of which have been re-released by Minifigs here

The range is in the Minifigs shop here. If you do mozey on over to the site and get involved, please let them know where you got the message and point out that we need the rest of the Swamp Lords released... nb Dave has told me that he doesn't have all the molds although seems to have the masters, all of which have been chromed to protect them from oxidisation etc  - apparently Neville Dickinson was paranoid about this as the Ral Partha masters had started to suffer... also, the sales from releasing the VFW do not currently justify making up more molds. Buy some and that could change!


Springinsfeld said...

What great figures. Perhaps if we pleaded with Minifigs they might re-release all the old fantasy stuff. Can't think why they don't really.

Unknown said...

There is a show on the History Chanel on the 8th December about the Great Martian war of 1913 to 1917 and should be interesting as the trailers look good

David Wood said...

Just spoke Dave at Caliver and he doesn't have any of the other Swamp Lord molds......I am chasing though!

Look forward to that show on the 8th....I think I'm off shift??

zhu bajiee said...

For me the martians are strongly reminiscent of Peter Andrew Jones paintings, or possibly shades of Rodney Mathews. Certainly be interested in picking up a warband if there were more variants on offer.

David Wood said...

Buy that warband and encourage them!!!