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Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2008 2:45 p.m. PST

The primitively dressed and armed gorilla-like servants of the reptilian Mahars . . .

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Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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D6 Junkie10 Jul 2008 3:51 p.m. PST

The Bauda range of orcs?

Mugwump10 Jul 2008 4:18 p.m. PST

I believe that I put up a query about "La & the Boys" Oparian Priests and someone said they were in process of designing minis for it. May be worth searching VSF & Pulp boards for that thread.

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Alxbates10 Jul 2008 4:32 p.m. PST

Oh, yeah, Baueda's prehistoric orcs – they'd work quite well for all sorts of primitive not-humans from the pulps. Good call.

Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2008 4:43 p.m. PST

Mugwump,

LOL. Wasn't it Alxbates?

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I hope they are suitable for both Tarzan's Oparians and Pellucidar's Sagoths: gorilla-human hybrids in tunics/loincloths and carrying clubs, axes and other primitive weapons.

CC

Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2008 9:02 p.m. PST

Here's the first description given of the Sagoths:

"Behind them, streaming through the pass which leads into the valley, came a swarm of hairy men--gorilla-like creatures armed with spears and hatchets, and bearing long, oval shields . . .
Our guards, whom I already have described as gorilla-like men, were rather lighter in build than a gorilla, but even so they were indeed mighty creatures. Their arms and legs were proportioned more in conformity with human standards, but their entire bodies were covered with shaggy, brown hair, and their faces were quite as brutal as those of the few stuffed specimens of the gorilla which I had seen in the museums at home.
Their only redeeming feature lay in the development of the head above and back of the ears. In this respect they were not one whit less human than we. They were clothed in a sort of tunic of light cloth which reached to the knees. Beneath this they wore only a loin cloth of the same material, while their feet were shod with thick hide of some mammoth creature of this inner world.Their arms and necks were encircled by many ornaments of metal—silver predominating—and on their tunics were sewn the heads of tiny reptiles in odd and rather artistic designs. They talked among themselves as they marched along on either side of us, but in a language which I perceived differed from that employed by our fellow prisoners. When they addressed the latter they used what appeared to be a third language, and which I later learned is a mongrel tongue rather analogous to the Pidgin-English of the Chinese coolie…" (At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
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Cacique Caribe10 Jul 2008 9:25 p.m. PST

First mention of La's Oparian males:

First mention of the Oparians:

"Suddenly the door behind him closed, and at the same time hands clutched him from every direction out of the darkness.
The ape-man fought with all the savage fury of self-preservation backed by the herculean strength that was his. But though he felt his blows land, and his teeth sink into soft flesh, there seemed always two new hands to take the place of those that he fought off. At last they dragged him down, and slowly, very slowly, they overcame him by the mere weight of their numbers. And then they bound him--his hands behind his back and his feet trussed up to meet them. He had heard no sound except the heavy breathing of his antagonists, and the noise of the battle. He knew not what manner of creatures had captured him, but that they were human seemed evident from the fact that they had bound him.
Presently they lifted him from the floor, and half dragging, half pushing him, they brought him out of the black chamber through another doorway into an inner courtyard of the temple. Here he saw his captors. There must have been a hundred of them--short, stocky men, with great beards that covered their faces and fell upon their hairy breasts.
The thick, matted hair upon their heads grew low over their receding brows, and hung about their shoulders and their backs. Their crooked legs were short and heavy, their arms long and muscular. About their loins they wore the skins of leopards and lions, and great necklaces of the claws of these same animals depended upon their breasts. Massive circlets of virgin gold adorned their arms and legs. For weapons they carried heavy, knotted bludgeons, and in the belts that confined their single garments each had a long, wicked-looking knife.
But the feature of them that made the most startling impression upon their prisoner was their white skins--neither in color nor feature was there a trace of the negroid about them. Yet, with their receding foreheads, wicked little close-set eyes, and yellow fangs, they were far from prepossessing in appearance."
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QUESTION:
Based on this description and the one in the previous post, do you guys think that the same figures could be used for both Oparians and Sagoths?

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Alxbates11 Jul 2008 4:37 a.m. PST

Yep, they'll be something close to that.

A little bit of jewelry, but primitive (think, chipped obsidian daggers, etc…) weapons.

Realistically, still over a year away, though.

Alxbates11 Jul 2008 4:39 a.m. PST

And, hell, Dan… I still don't have a sculptor picked out. Maybe Jason Wiebe, if he's interested… maybe… you?

What are you sculpting these days?

Cacique Caribe25 Sep 2008 12:26 p.m. PST

How's this?

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Any of these could easily work for Pellucidarian Sagoths, Oparian Warriors or even Time Machine Morlocks!!!

CC

Cacique Caribe27 Sep 2008 5:19 p.m. PST

A sprinkling of some like this would be nice among the packs:

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Cacique Caribe17 Nov 2008 12:03 a.m. PST

This good close-up of the Frazetta portrait of the poor girl in the Mahar pool gives a better glimpse of what I think is a Sagoth at the top:

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Warrenss217 Nov 2008 8:46 p.m. PST

I'm not quite sure why, but I like this point of view a little bit better, CC

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Ah… I'm sorry… were you guys talking about Sagoths?

Cacique Caribe03 Dec 2008 4:57 a.m. PST

Back to Sagoths . . .

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La, la, la:

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Oops. Forgot we were talking Sagoths here.

CC

Cacique Caribe30 Dec 2008 6:22 p.m. PST

These could pass for Opar's males AND for Pellucidar Sagoths, couldn't they?

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Cacique Caribe05 Mar 2009 10:48 p.m. PST

Geez, I love these Sagoths!

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Warrenss206 Mar 2009 5:46 a.m. PST

Maybe Gorilla miniatures with green stuff clothing/furs added?

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