Sunday, January 24, 2021

Amelia of Mars


This is Amelia, the famous female aviator of the 1920s and 30's. On July 2nd, 1937 she mysteriously disappeared in the south pacific attempting a round-the-world flight in her twin engine Electra. She, her navigator Noonan, or her aircraft were never discovered. Conventional wisdom says she flew off course, ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean, never to be seen again.

Of course this is not what truly happened. Earhart, nearing the end of her fuel reserves, flew into a strange lightning storm over Howland Island.  Attempting an emergency landing, the Electra was hit by a nexus of eldritch arc lightning. The aircraft, along with Earhart and her navigator Noonan, disappeared into thin air. 

They may have disappeared on Earth, but they reappeared somewhere else. Yes, somewhere else entirely. 

Indeed, the Electra, and its passengers reappeared on Mars, or more correctly, Barsoom.

What adventures await Amelia on Mars? Will she survive the denizens of the Red Planet? Will she find her way home? If she meets the mysterious John Carter, will she want to?

Amelia encountering some of the denizens of Barsoom.

I believe this figure is from Eureka Miniatures' 'Maximillian 1934' range. Oddly a little hunched in her pose, but still a great mini, and a joy to paint. 

Hmm, pulling out the John Carter stuff really makes me want to add some more figures for for that setting...

Next: Some more Pulp Adventure!

- Curt