Mars is dying...

Mars is dying...

Not through fault or neglect or wicked reason, not even because of the Gods; though some would say this is so. Mars is dying because it is old.

For time beyond count, our world has floated with the orb of the sun god, basking in the everwarmth that it provides, the Martian brothers sailing around giving constant company.

The Ancients warned the death of Mars might be so. Long, long ago; before the Storm. It is said the Storm lasted for an age or more: I for one, do not believe this to be true even though the clan elders warn me against foolish words.

There are still some Ancient writings in the deep deserts for those who wish to learn and are willing to brave sandstorms and the creatures that live there. Most of our knowledge from before the Storm comes from stories told around the clan fires, told again and again, embellished ever so lightly with each clan teller so who knows what is true and what is not.

With each storm season, the Ancient houses and temples disappear and reappear so fast that is easy to loose them completely, Gods know how large their cites were or what final secrets they contain. Three whole clans have been lost searching for the chief city with no sign or call from them these long years past.

But now we have new troubles and concerns. The Earthers have come to Mars: to steal and pillage what they can and to take it away to their blue world. Curse them to the Gods! They have no right, no honour and no need to be here. Like parasites they come here destroying whatever they touch and leaving mayhem in their wake.

They must be sent back across the sky ocean to their blue world.

They must be stopped.

It must happen now!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The skiff is ready!

All parts for the basic kit are now ready and will be on sale at Salute and afterwards from here and also OSHIRO modelterrain.

The kit comprises of bottom hull, upper hull, main mast, stern, two sails and a pack of our elite Sky Martians to make the trimsman from (although these are an option).

The kit is approximately 320mm long, 110mm wide and 185mm high including the main mast.

The basic kit costs £52 and £59 with the pack of Sky Martians plus postage and packaging (flight stand not included).

I'll start on the expansion kit after Salute which comprise of two yard arms, four sails (different to the basic kit), two harpoons, parasailing bar and coils of rope. The price on this is yet to be decided but it won't be much.

Thank you


  1. Hello! I haven't had time to read anything and just glossed over the last few posts here, so you might've commented or written about this: The old ultima-game, Martian Dreams, did you ever play it waaaay back in the day?

    The creatures in that game are quite interesting.

  2. I saw these skiffs at Salute 2014 and they are awesome.

  3. Where is the link to buy these. I would like several.

  4. Ive seen some of these skiffs with side sails and extra platforms with chains and guns. If extra kits to make these mods were available I would buy those as well

  5. where did you get that clear support platform?

  6. Email your enquiry to the below email address as everything is available at OSHIRO modelterrain