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The Twins, Again

I can't resist sharing some more beautifully painted miniatures.

Here's another set of the Lannister twins. These two were painted for me by the exquisitely talented Jen Haley of Paintrix Miniatures, whose website can be found at http://www.paintrix-miniatures.com/ First up is Jaime, this time in crimson Lannister plate, wearing the black silk cape he wore the first time we see him, at Winterfell in A GAME OF THRONES.






The facial details are just amazing, I think. I used to try my own hand at painting, when I had a bit more time, but at this scale I count myself lucky when I can get both eyes on the same side of the nose, with the pupil inside the white. But take a look at this close up --



And of course, Ser Jaime hardly ever goes anywhere without his sis, so here's Cersei in a stunning brocade gown, all freehand work by Jen.





Many of you are not collectors or painters, I know. You may not have any idea how very very HARD it is to do this. Just to put it all in perspective, this shot will give you some idea of the scale of these figures:



It really requires painting of this quality to bring out all of the astonishing details of Tom Meier's amazing sculpts.

The twins, and the rest of the range, are all available from Dark Sword Miniatures at http://darkswordminiatures.com/ for those who want to try their own hand.

Good luck.

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infinite_hiatus
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Love the pattern on her dress.
erdedrache
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:29 am (UTC)
It's not just you. I'd rate myself as a better-than-average painter, and that's incredible work.

I'm not sure if you would know the answer to this, but are there any plans to produce "retro" figures? I'd love to get my hands on a Rhaegar mini.
hippoiathanatoi
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Tom Meier produced a Rhaegar fighting Robert pair of miniatures for Testors as a limited edition product. It was quite fantastic. I don't believe you'll be able to purchase it from them any longer, but possibly it can be found on Ebay.

It'd be nice to see a reprise of those two characters some day, though.
(no subject) - erdedrache - Mar. 18th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
rowein
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Holy cow!!
I didn´t know that they are too small... Amazing!
daystarclarion
Mar. 18th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
wow! cersei's dress is so lovely and detailed! it amazes me what some artists can do with miniatures.
elundin
Mar. 18th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
The detail on her dress makes me sick! I've been painting miniatures myself in the past and it does require a certain level of patience and talent to produce paintjobs like those two miniatures. I'm soooooo jealous!
anywhere_but_nj
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
:O wow they're so tiny and so perfect for being so!
alice_the_raven
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
The red and gold armor is magnificent! Cersei's dress is a dream too.
weirman
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
They're both impressive but the details on Cersei's gown is exquisite. Holy mackerel but she is good.
toxicmegacolon
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
no shit; I think I could probably count the number of painters I've seen who can consistently finish figures to that standard on my fingers. I've been painting historical, fantasy and sci-fi miniatures for going on 20 years, but I don't mind admitting that I have virtually zero natural aptitude for it (which is why I mostly paint tiny model spaceships, these days - they're far more forgiving...)
hapimeses
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
Nice.
I've just read the first book for research purposes (I'm drafting a map for the rpg, and I want it spot on) and I'm hooked. Given I have a background in miniatures and painting as well, I'm loving those, and feel the need to have a set myself.

Anyway, glad to see you have an LJ (assuming you post these yourself). I'll be popping by again.

:)
hippoiathanatoi
Mar. 18th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
I keep wondering whether the Lannister lion on the heraldry page ought to be rampant, as opposed to the current position, and these gorgeous images (and Tom's sculpt for Tyrion) remind me to consider giving it a try sometime and seeing how it looks.
odiedragon
Mar. 18th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think the words "Hear Me Roar" practically demand it!
odiedragon
Mar. 18th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Jamie's black cloak
I must have missed that little detail... it's unnerving to see Jamie in Targaryen colors...

I totally agree with you on the painting however. Beautiful work.
kathrynthefair
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
those two are def the best two so far!
ladytetsu
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
oh Lord, that caught Cersei just exactly as she always appeared in my mind - down to the chin lift! Fabulous work!
strayth
Mar. 18th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
I do like the Lannisters' faces, but my favorite part is Jaime's cloak (cape?). The clasps and the folds are awesome - I can't help but wonder how awesome an enamel white suit of armor would look. He could even keep the smirk.
sam_crecelius
Mar. 18th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!
Those are little miniatures! Or large thumbs...
mighty_rontor
Mar. 18th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
They're amazing!
littlemissangel
Mar. 18th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely! What great detail! :)
iweardogpajamas
Mar. 18th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
wow, those are GORGEOUS!!!
aikigrrl
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Goodness, seeing the hand really does give me a new perspective!
I mean, I'd seen miniatures, but when you put it up there like that, I have a whole new respect.
Wow!
sinande
Mar. 18th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Wow.
That Cersei is seriously amazing.

"...at this scale I count myself lucky when I can get both eyes on the same side of the nose"

I think both eyes on the same side of the nose would look rather disturbing <:D
althea
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
As someone who was lucky to get the paint on the walls when she painted her apartment, I can only stare in awe. My hand cramps up just thinking about trying to do that. Cersei's gown, her jewelry, the braid trim on Jaime's armor...amazing.
jonaskaufman
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
I've seen some of Jen's other work she's quite a painter! those are stunning paint jobs!
nicharris01
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Miss the nipples like in the last one.
mottled_kitten
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
My Jesus H. Christ those are beautiful. Ceramics I can do, but miniatures... I'd be too afraid! LOL
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