Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Tars Tarkas

Last night I painted this 28mm-scale miniature of Tars Tarkas, one of the savage Green Men of Mars, loyal friend to John Carter. The miniature sculpt is quite detailed and accurately captures Tars' look from the Mars books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 

In this case, I painted the model's separate pieces individually and then glued them together once the painting was done. This allowed me to reach spots on the model's chest, abdomen, and arms that I wouldn't have been able to access if I'd assembled the model first. It was a bit of a pain, but the effort was worth it. 
 

1 comment:

Jeff Shyluk said...

Had be been here, John Carter would have looked at the tiny statue with keen interest: "Why, that's the very likeness of Tars Tarkas himself! That is indeed the gold of his battle harness, and those are the true painted colours of his mighty tribe. The greatest of Jeddaks, yet rendered in the tiniest of form. Remarkable!"

Other observers would have noticed the lush Barsoomian moss, ubiquitous plant life of the red planet that is the only thing harder to kill than a Thark.