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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 5:27 a.m. PST

Well, doesn't suck completely anyway evil grin


Rarely see MARS figures painted up – has Paul (of PaulsBods fame) ever painted any ? If anyone could make them look good it might be him…..

Norman D Landings Inactive Member18 May 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Oooh, that's not nice.
Useful pack composition, poorly executed, with the seemingly-obligatory pose weirdness. The best that can be said is: not as bad as most MARS offerings.

My immediate reaction when I saw the post title was: What, the plastic figure company, or the barren, airless planet? Because both possibilities sounded equally unlikely. ;)

Personal logo Scott MacPhee Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

I have never been tempted by any of their sets. Where are they from?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Plastic Hell wink

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

That's a little unfair of me their Zombie Pirate sets are quite nice. Of course anatomical oddities look less bad on Zombie Pirates….

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 11:04 a.m. PST

Couple of picture reviews, from the SWA's website, of both sets to prove my point !

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Pauls Bods19 May 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

Ive painted some :-) ;-)
Polish field artillery
Polish siege bombard
and the crews from the medieval gun crews (with head swops)make excellent orcs

The Burgundian Field Artillery has some potential, one or two of the figs (head swopping etc)and especially the guns. Ill have to get hold of them and dab some paint on :-)
The one sitting, is he holding a jug of ale or a breech charge ?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

The cover art suggests he's relaxing with a beer. Very laid back.

Pauls Bods19 May 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

Missed the boxart. Maybe he needs the beer after hanging around with the misshaped crew

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Those figures are very nice – and to be fair to MARS the artillery always look pretty good. I'm amazed at how good you've made the Polish gun crew look.

The Orcs – wonderful. Give yourself a pat on the back time.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

I always feel that MARS are aiming for this look


Marc the plastics fan20 May 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

What I find most interesting is how good Paul's paintwork makes these look. Just shows that perhaps, before we (I) criticise the raw figures, I should pain some up. Years ago we would have loved such a wide diversity of ranges, but nowadays I guess we are all a lot fussier. But Paul shows how s an error of our ways

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