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Some Great New Greens...

tyrion
... from the supremely talented sculptors at Dark Sword Miniatures.

First up, from Jeff Grace, here's Euron Greyjoy, the Crow's Eye, with his hellhorn:


Next, from Tom Meier, comes Sam the Slayer himself, Sam Tarly of the Night's Watch:


Also from Tom Meier, we have Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell:


And last, but definitely not least for the lecherous amongst us (myself included), the lovely Shae, from Tom Meier and dressed for play:


For more pix, visit the Dark Sword website at http://darkswordminiatures.com/

This latest batch of figures are not yet ready for sale, but lots of the earlier ones are.

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kwei_cee
Apr. 14th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Miniatures
I swore to myself not to buy any more miniatures until after law school, but you have been sorely trying my resolution. Fortunately, I'll be done next month, and oh, there will be miniatures and painting, oh yes, there will.
tenebrax
Apr. 14th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Tom Meier was one of the people I strove to be as good as back when I was a miniatures sculptor.

Having him working on your line is something of a coup!
pica_scribit
Apr. 14th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Is it in poor taste that I immediately wondered if the Ned Stark figure had a removeable head?
regretfulfanboy
Apr. 14th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
At least the author is an older, dirtier man than I. That Shae figurine really ought to be about five feet tall.
erdedrache
Apr. 14th, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
I notice that Eddard seems to have an extra sheathed sword. Is this intentional? I've seen a lot of minis that in various lines that are holding a sword but also have another one sheathed on their belts for some reason.
tormentedartist
Apr. 14th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
Those are amazing especially when you think about how small they are. Do you have a lot of input with these or do you let Tom do his thing?
bigguz
Apr. 14th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
Gnarly!
Wow, I knew Shae was hot but now?!?!?!?111one
mathiou
Apr. 14th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Indeed!
Since the Shae figurine is SOOOO realistic, the sculptor must have hired a model to pose... That session must have been a nightmare to go thru :¬)

I wonder if there are some archival pictures of that sculpting session... George probably used his influence to get a hand on those I guess :¬A

And if there was no model hired... Then I’m flabbergasted by the talent!!
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 14th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Indeed!
I can't say with absolute confidence, but my understanding is that Mr. Meier does not use models (he may use photo references, though). He simply has a masterful grasp of anatomy and proportions. It's probably fair to say he has the best grasp of anatomy and proportions in his field, in fact.
ravenswood_art
Apr. 14th, 2010 04:40 am (UTC)
Nice minis as allways))
ironreda
Apr. 14th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Ned
haha Ned looks like Jesus.



halfbloodmalfoy
Apr. 14th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
Don't you mean Shae's dressed for work, George?
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 14th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC)
Jim should have gone with my suggestion of depicting Euron in his most iconic scene: drunk and naked but for an eye-patch and a cloak decorously covering the family jewels, a wine cup in hand. Would have paired very nicely with the underdressed Shae. ;)

Any stand-alone, adolescent/juvenile dragon sculpts? As I recall, Drogon's too big to ride on Dany's shoulder.
hierath
Apr. 14th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Love the one of Sam :)
terraprime
Apr. 14th, 2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm... is it just the picture? But the scabbard on Ned looks shorter than Ice?
hippoiathanatoi
Apr. 14th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
It's a second sword that's sheathed on his hip. Based, I'm guessing, on the fact that Ned does carry a regular sword at least on occasion (he has one when Jaime's men attack his group in the streets), so on occasion he may well have a regular sword and Ice on hand at the same time.
bronzemameluke
Apr. 17th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
I got the impression that Ice was more of a treasured relic than a weapon of war. Eddard would likely carry plain steel into battle and reserve Ice for beheadings and the like.

It's not unknown for knights and nobility to carry a lighter and handier arming sword as a sidearm while in civilian attire as well.
arethosemyfeet
Apr. 16th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Samwell Tarly doesn't look nearly fat enough to me. Don't get me wrong it's a great sculpt, but I imagine someone REALLY tubby when I think of Sam. He doesn't look much bigger than Sean Astin's Samwise Gamgee.
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