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Four More Miniatures

For the miniature collectors out there, Dark Sword has four more figures in the pipeline for our Ice & Fire range -- gorgeous greens of Aeron Damphair and his brother Victarion from Jeff Grace, and spectacular sculpts of the Mountain That Rides and the Red Viper of Dorne in their famous duel, from Tom Meier. Watch this space for pictures, coming soon.

Meanwhile, to hold you for a while, here's the latest wonder painted for me by Jen Haley: a crossbowman's pavise in 54mm scale.


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Sep. 15th, 2009 07:43 am (UTC)
I have to admit, Gregor and Oberyn have been some of the miniatures I've anticipated most since Dark Sword Miniatures started the Masterworks series. Very excited to see them for the first time.

The shield is really beautifully painted. The archangel is fantastically detailed. I'm reminded of some of the Russian-crafted and painted miniatures I've seen on occasion, which are similarly ornate.
Sep. 15th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'd hazard to guess it's St. George slaying the dragon(puny little thing, isn't it? not much heroic slaying there, hehe).
Or maybe something directly based on it.

And I've made a Live Journal account just so I could comment here.

Dear GRRM: Have you thought of tackling the great Knotted Beast of Meereen in a similar fashion?
Maybe a slashing weapon such as scissors isn't the best option, contrary to what logic dictates, and that's why you've been unable to defeat it for so long.
Perhaps you should use a spear instead, like our St. George/angel here? The dragon does seem somewhat knotted, after all.

Or is it in fact you who is depicted on the shield, fighting the Knotted Beast of Meereen? :O
Sep. 15th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Generally, saints have halos but not wings in most depictions (though not all), and in fact there's a lot of medieval iconography of an archanagel -- specifically, the Archanagel Michael -- fighting/slaying either a dragon or a serpent (i.e. Satan).
Sep. 15th, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
54mm?! It's so detailed I'd have imagined it much bigger xD good job
Sep. 15th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)

That's gorgeous!
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Wow! That is increbible! What is the grass made of?
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's fabulous!
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, the detail on that is incredible. The St. Michael figure on the pavise is amazing!
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Georgeous pavise! Almost enough to tempt me to start painting miniatures (but not quite ;) )

That is really beautiful though.
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
Are there plans to do objects or settings? Like a Maesters quarters, or Iron throne? Maybe a Mereen court with ebon bench and dragon snoozing around pear trees?

Or would you ever do mini keeps? I think we would all like to see a tiny Winterfell or Dragonstone.
Sep. 16th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
I wish I had the talent to paint miniatures, or the money to have someone do it for me. Dark Sword is making some beautiful stuff there. It does seem odd that so far there's not one Stark, though (I do love Jon, but I'm using the stricter definition here). Hopefully they remedy this: I'm really interested to see how they'll handle Bran and Hodor.

New miniatures and football victories seem to have you in good spirits. I hope the book isn't being so inconsiderate as to dampen them.
Sep. 16th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
The great thing about miniatures is the amount of detail and artwork put into them. I am excited to see the pictures of these new additions.
Sep. 16th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Any chance we will see you at the Chicago Toy Soldier Show this year? I saw you there a couple of years ago, but we too "chicken" to speak to approach you...

Would be great to see you there again this year...I work for show, so stop by the entrance area and say hello and maybe I won't go running away like a little schoolgirl!!!
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
I guess those look alright, but I stopped buying trinkets around the same time I stopped dealing with Pokemon cards. Waste of money.

I only buy things I really really like. And you know where this is going so I'll stop here.
Sep. 17th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
I figured out your clues!
So the new unnamed POV for Dance...a new person we haven't heard from...one of the first wave miniatures.....duh.

Night's Watch Raven Keeper from the Shadow Tower. I'm sorry- I didn't mean to blow the surprise for everyone, but I couldn't wait.

I can't wait to read about him shivering and changing out newspapers in the cages. Can not wait.
Sep. 17th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
I Caught This One Running Around Loose:
George, darling, the comment below appeared in my lj:

Dear Mr Martin, first let me say that I am enjoying your books tremendously! I have gone many sleepless nights because I simply could not put the books down. I have a question, what happened to Rickon Stark? Please write about him in the books to follow. Can't wait for 'Dance'!!!
Best regards,
Lindi Engelbrecht

I figure either it broke loose from your lj due to an earth tremor or something, or Lindi Engelbrecht thinks you are my bitch. Either way, I didn't want you to go a minute longer without seeing it.:)

P.S. Nice miniatures.

Edited at 2009-09-17 08:22 pm (UTC)
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