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Ice & Fire miniatures

I know a lot of my fans were disappointed when Testor's plans to produce various ranges of ICE & FIRE miniatures and collectibles came to... well, very little. Testor's managed to release only one set in two years, and had major breakage problems trying to ship it. Many other figures were designed, sculpted, even cast, but never released. We all had great intentions, but for various complex reasons things just did not work out.

I am hoping that the second time will prove the charm. I've got a new deal in place, this time with DARK SWORD MINIATURES, who will be showing the first batch of figures at GenCon. Dark Sword is a much smaller outfit than Testor's... but that's good, I think. It means this new range of figures is very important to the company. At Testor's, the project almost seemed like an afterthought, and often got forgotten.

I won't natter about the miniatures here, however. Check out the story on my news page for more details, and follow to link to Dark Sword's own website to see pictures of the first set of minis.

I'd love to hear your thoughts about the miniatures, Tom Meier, Dark Sword, what characters you'd like to see next, etc. Feel free to comment.

I am, however, getting bloody sick of all the off-topic comments, and the trolls who use any LJ post of mine, regardless of subject, as another excuse to slam me about DANCE being late. I can't stop you from posting such comments, of course... but I can and will remove 'em, and ban the posters. LJ makes that pretty easy, I'm glad to say. And life is too short to deal with trolls.


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Aug. 14th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
"And life is too short to deal with trolls."

Amen. *pats his trusty banstick*
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
I shall behead them in the tradition of ASOIAF. Heh.


Shannon (a.k.a. Son of Hot Pie)
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
I'll definitely check them out. I'd love to see Jaime, Cersei, and Daenerys in miniature form. It might even convince me to buy my first ever miniatures!
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Life is too short to deal with trolls.

Tell that to the billygoat ;o)
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
I've been really impressed with some of the stuff by Darksword in the past, they have a couple of very promising sculptors working for them.

Be interesting to see how they transition to the style of Fire and Ice.
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
Lovely detail in miniture's chainmail and fur-lining of the cloaks!
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Oh, those miniatures look gorgeous! I hope to see them soon (enough) in my RPG shop (which might take a while since I'm in the Old continent and all that jazz) XD


PS: I hope there is a Dany miniature? XD
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
I really like the sneak peeks they've put up of the figures. Do you plan on keeping solely with the plain pewter, or do you plan on having some painted in the future?
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
painted miniatures
The figures will be sold unpainted.

However, if you're not a painter yourself, there are dozens of fine "hired brushes" out there that you can hire to paint your miniatures for you. I have used many of them myself to add to my collection of toy knights. Google Noel Meyer, Roger O'Dell, Pictor Studio, Blue Table Painting, WarPaint Studio. Those are just a few of the painters I've used myself, and they all do wonderful work.
Re: painted miniatures - thebadlady - Aug. 14th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 14th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
What game and where? This will be my first year at Gen Con and I'm afraid I'm going to get swallowed by the con. I'd really like to have an idea of things to look for rather than wandering around aimlessly in the dealers room for four days. (Though I probably will dedicate at least a day to just that)
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
I don't normally follow your LJ (even though I love the books!), as my wife is more of the dedicated fan, but I have collected and painted miniatures since the 80s. Tom Meier is a great choice. Going with a small mini-producer is also a good call. I do not understand the previous choice of Testors since this isn't really what they do well or what their focus is, but am so glad to see these coming out from a company with the dedication and love for the hobby to do them justice! :D
Aug. 14th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
Full agreement.
Tom Meier is a great sculptor. For those of us who pay attention to such things, his name brings the line instant cachet.
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
Great news about the miniatures! Thanks for keeping the fans' interest at heart.
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Hi from one of WJW's toolbox alum! Rah, rah, I say! Delete those comments that are off topic! Best wishes for careful shipping of these new miniatures.

Aug. 14th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
"And life is too short to deal with trolls"

Amen! We'll be happy when it comes out, but you won't hear me crying because I have to wait for something as good as the series. Thanks!
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
Great news on the miniatures! I'll be sure to check them out!
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