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War of the Worlds Martian Fighting Machine


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"No-one would have believed, in the last years of the 19th century, that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No-one could have dreamed we were being scrutinised, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets, and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours, regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly, and surely, they drew their plans against us."



This is my design for a marketable version of the Martian Fighting Machine from the cover of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds" album. It took about a week for me to arrive at this version. I've tried to keep the piece count relatively low whilst retaining as much of the original look as I can. I designed the feet based on the redesigned tripods used in the video background of the live stage show (in the album art they were just saucers). The legs on this model can be built in tow ways, either splayed (as in the images here) or straight, to give maximum height.

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