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February 2, 2010 at 7:50 pm
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And Speaking of Snow…

January 31, 2010 at 6:48 pm
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… here’s a peek at the latest painted miniatures from Dark Sword, Tom Meier’s lovely sculpt of Sansa building her snow castle, painted by the incomparable Marike Reimer.

The figure… along with all the other Dark Sword miniatures… is available at your favorite gaming store, or direct from Dark Sword at Of course, they come unpainted. To get a painted version for your shelf, you either need to pick up the brushes your own self, or hired one of the many talented painting services out there.

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Here’s Brienne

January 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm
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And on the miniature front, here’s a beautiful new painted version of the Maid of Tarth. The figure was sculpted by the incomparable Tom Meier, and painted by the fabulous Marike Reimer.

Brienne is also available in a version w/ helm. She… and the rest of the Ice and Fire miniatures… is available from the OnLine store at

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Marvelous Miniatures

December 8, 2009 at 11:06 am
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Just wanted to share some more of the wonderful Ice & Fire miniatures from Dark Sword.

First, some lovely painted versions of Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, and Ser Gregor Clegane, the Mountain That Rides, dueling for the life of Tyrion Lannister. Tom Meier did the sculpts, and Matt Verzani painted these for the Dark Sword studio collection.

Prince Oberyn:

The Mountain:

The Duel:

Tom is always so exacting about scale and size with his sculpts; I love how this pairing brings home Ser Gregor’s monstrous size in such a vivid and visceral way. And of course Matt has done a wonderful job with the paint, as always.

And while Matt’s been busy with his brush, Tom has been sculpting up a storm in his studio, and we have some great new greens to add to the range. These aren’t in production yet, but look for them soon.

Here’s Arya:

And Sansa:

Lady Catelyn:

And a personal favorite, Sansa building her snow castle at the Eyrie:

For more information and pictures, visit the Dark Sword website at And remember, miniatures make wonderful stocking stuffers for all the Ice & Fire fans in the family.

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Trial by Combat

October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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Here’s the latest greens from Dark Sword Miniatures for their Ice & Fire range — the long-awaited pair of Ser Gregor Clegane, the Mountain That Rides, and Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, dueling to determine the guilt or innocence of Tyrion Lannister on the charge of regicide.

The sculpts are by Tom Meier, the one and only. Amazing work, as always.

You can see a lot more pictures on Dark Sword’s website at Ser Gregor will also come with an alternate arm and head (sans helmet), so you can work him up as you see fit. He was helmetless when he faced his brother Sandor during the Tournament of the Hand, so a second diorama could easily be made with Mountain and Hound.

Tom is now busy sculpting Brienne.

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Greyjoys, By Grace

September 23, 2009 at 12:35 am
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Here are the two latest additions to Dark Sword’s range of Ice and Fire miniatures.

Victarion Greyjoy, admiral of the Iron Fleet.

And here’s his little brother, the priest Aeron “Damphair” Greyjoy.

Both sculpts are from the talented hands of Jeff Grace. Jeff has previously done figures of Theon Greyjoy and his sister Asha. Be the first kid on your block to collect all the krakens.

For more pictures, visit the Dark Sword website at

Next up will be Tom Meier, with sculpts from the Red Viper of Dorne and the Mountain That Rides fighting their famous duel. Look for them in about a week.

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Four More Miniatures

September 15, 2009 at 12:31 am
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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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Battling Babes of Westeros

July 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm
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Here’s a sneak peak at two new Ice & Fire figures from Dark Sword Miniatures — a couple of the battling babes of Westeros, the wildling spearwife Ygritte (‘You know nothing, Jon Snow’)and the kraken’s daughter, Asha Greyjoy.

Both sculpts are by the talented Jeff Grace. They’re not available yet, but will be soon. Watch the Dark Sword website for further details and more pix.

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New Figures From Dark Sword

June 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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Dark Sword has just released their long-awaited Tyrion Lannister miniature, previewed below. The figure is available in both 28mm and 54mm scales, unpainted. The new Theon Greyjoy figure and a couple of cool hedge knights sclupted by Jeff Grace have also been added to the 29mm range, along with lots of new additions from Dark Sword’s other lines.

To order, visit Dark Sword’s online store at

They take PayPal now as well.

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Some More Cool Miniatures

June 7, 2009 at 3:03 pm
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Just because.

Here’s another one from Jen Haley. This is the Night’s Watch raven keeper figure from Dark Sword, but since I’ve already got several examples of him in NW black, I had her do this one as a Stark retainer. Not quite how I picture Maester Luwin, but maybe his predecessor.

And here is Jen’s take on Loras Tyrell, the Knight of Flowers, one of Tom Meier’s most spectacular sculpts.

Jen is not the only painter I use (I no longer seem to have the time or energy to paint myself, but even when I did, I was nowhere in the class of the “hired brushes” I employ).

Here’s a piece by Matt Verzani, Dark Sword’s official house painter. It’s the archer figure from the Night’s Watch, another great Tom Meier piece, but in this case we’ve painted him as Theon Greyjoy. (We have an actual Theon figure coming, sculpted by Jeff Grace, and greens can be seen on the Dark Sword website, but that one hasn’t been released yet).

Next we have another Verzani, this one his paint of Rattleshirt, the Lord o’ Bones. This time the sculpt is by Jeff Grace.

Another fine painter that I commission from time to time is Dave Gulczynski of WarPaint Miniatures. Here’s his version of the lady of the court.

And finally this one, Dave’s version of one of Jeff Grace’s wildling figures, the spearwife with the sword.

There’s lots more, but that should hold you for now. Enjoy.

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