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Cacique Caribe05 Apr 2007 12:59 p.m. PST

And I mean the creature in the foreground here:

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Lowtardog05 Apr 2007 1:13 p.m. PST

Is it some sort of Stingray with hands?

Cacique Caribe05 Apr 2007 1:15 p.m. PST

That's what it looks like, though I think that Frazetta deviated quite a bit from what Burroughs meant in the Pellucidar novels.

I still like this Frazetta creature better, even though you really can't see all of it.

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ruggeddude06 Apr 2007 9:54 a.m. PST

I think the big one in the background is a similar beasty, looks kind of like a cross between vulture and a bat to me, although I was not aware that bats could swim or hold their breath under water. Perhaps if you look through the fantasy ranges you might find something. you might be able to butcher some Dream Blade figs to make one…. plastic being fairly easy to cut apart and all.

Cacique Caribe09 Apr 2007 7:03 a.m. PST

Didn't Games Workshop do something like flying manta rays?

I have no idea what they were called, so I cannot do a proper search for them.

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Personal logo Dances With Words Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Apr 2007 9:28 a.m. PST

If it was from ERB/Earth's core…wasn't that a 'Morgor' or something like that????

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Insomniac09 Apr 2007 10:10 a.m. PST

Screamers of Tzeentch were the GW rays.

Cacique Caribe09 Apr 2007 10:58 a.m. PST

Thanks Insomniac!!!

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Skrapwelder09 Apr 2007 12:40 p.m. PST

It's a Mahar. A race of sentient pterosaurs. The picture shows one from behind half submerged in the water which is why it looks like a ray. Any pteradactyl or pteronodon figure would work fairly well.

Space Monkey09 Apr 2007 4:44 p.m. PST

I love that illustration… it was the first SciFi/ERB book I ever read…
Unfortunately, pterodactyl/pteronadon minis aren't usually in particularly evocative poses… they usually have their arms fully spread like they're flying but very seldom 'lurking' or looking like the sinister villians the Mahar were.

What were those ape things that served the Mahar?

Space Monkey09 Apr 2007 4:47 p.m. PST

Oh… and that scene is pretty much right out of the book… and it's pretty nasty/gruesome (that girl is NOT a major character).

Cacique Caribe10 Apr 2007 5:10 a.m. PST

Venusboys3,

"What were those ape things that served the Mahar?"

If I recall correctly, those were the Sagoths:
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There were also other "ape men", though these were apparently a bit different.

Wow. Look at the gallery on this site:
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More here:
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PS. Pal-ul-don was another interesting world from Burroughs' creative mind:
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Cacique Caribe10 Apr 2007 5:18 a.m. PST

Venusboys3,

"Oh… and that scene is pretty much right out of the book… and it's pretty nasty/gruesome (that girl is NOT a major character)."

I think this is the chapter describing that scene:

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Here is the worst part of all, I think:

"Once they were below much longer than usual, and when they came to the surface I was horrified to see that one of the girl's arms was gone--gnawed completely off at the shoulder--but the poor thing gave no indication of realizing pain, only the horror in her set eyes seemed intensified.
The next time they appeared the other arm was gone, and then the breasts, and then a part of the face--it was awful. The poor creatures on the islands awaiting their fate tried to cover their eyes with their hands to hide the fearful sight, but now I saw that they too were under the hypnotic spell of the reptiles, so that they could only crouch in terror with their eyes fixed upon the terrible thing that was transpiring before them."

Gruesome indeed.

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Cacique Caribe10 Apr 2007 10:32 a.m. PST

What a waste!

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