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Here's Brienne

And on the miniature front, here's a beautiful new painted version of the Maid of Tarth. The figure was sculpted by the incomparable Tom Meier, and painted by the fabulous Marike Reimer.

Brienne is also available in a version w/ helm. She... and the rest of the Ice and Fire miniatures... is available from the OnLine store at http://darkswordminiatures.com/


Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
She's too skinny! Her proportions are like a man with wide shoulders and hips the same width as shoulders. There was a female body builder at CSUS when I was finishing my bachelor's and she had big arms, but her hips were much larger than her shoulders. The miniature looks like just a dandy dude and not a monsterously powerful woman.

I love brienne...she makes the best of what she's got and is beautiful on the inside just like we all should be. Most of the miniatures so far have been excellent, but I'm thinking that darksword needs to redo Brienne.
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I've seen female bodybuilders whose proportions are certainly more like that of men than standard female proportions, particularly in the area of shoulder to hip, waist to hip ratio.

Tom Meier, who sculpted this one, is one of the top sculptors in the business and regularly discusses proportions of miniatures in relation to real life people on his blog. It makes interesting reading. :)
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
If some of the rumours are true then some of the women body builders actually were men at one time. But, the fact...which Tom points out in his blog "[a man's] ribcage is about as wide as his pelvic bone. A typical woman by contrast has a hipbone wider than her ribcage".

The sculpture looks like the hips are as wide as the ribcage. Also, the thighs are not thick enough for the upper torso...I would expect Brienne to have slightly thicker thighs than hips even. I think Tom tried to make Brienne look like a man instead of a monster...which is what I felt that George was going for...not that Brienne looked like a man, but that her shape was distorted from what a woman or man should be.

Well...I'm not going to like all the miniatures, so this must be one of them.
Jan. 24th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
Fair enough. I think it'd be incredibly difficult to actually say much of anything about the mini's proportional rendition of Brienne, what with the armor, the baggy surcoat, the twisting of the body, etc. :)


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