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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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Mar. 18th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Love the pattern on her dress.
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.
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
Mar. 18th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Holy cow!!
I didn´t know that they are too small... Amazing!
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.
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!
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
:O wow they're so tiny and so perfect for being so!
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
The red and gold armor is magnificent! Cersei's dress is a dream too.
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.
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
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.

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.
Mar. 18th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think the words "Hear Me Roar" practically demand it!
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.
Mar. 18th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
those two are def the best two so far!
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!
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.
Mar. 18th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!
Those are little miniatures! Or large thumbs...
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