DARK SWORD MINIATURES NOW ON SALE
November 29, 2007
The wait is over. Get out your paints and brushes.
Dark Sword Miniatures has just released their first set of premium pewter miniatures based A Song of Ice and Fire. Here’s a look at nine of the ten figures in “Wave 1,” as painted by the award-winning brush of Matt Verzani. (The tenth, Melisandre, can be seen here, as painted by Alison Scheirman).
For more photos of the figures, both painted and unpainted, be sure and check out Dark Sword’s own website. The miniatures are available for purchase now via the online store at Dark Sword’s website. The figures retail for $9.99 apiece, or $99.99 for the complete set of ten:
All the figures were sculpted by the incomparable Tom Meier, who’s simply The Best. They are cast in pewter in the popular “28mm” scale favored by many of today’s wargamers and collectors, and go well with Dark Sword’s other fine ranges, based on the artwork of Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, and other renowned fantasy artists. It should be noted that all these miniatures come unpainted, and will need to be cleaned, assembled, primed, and painted. The painted versions shown here are for purposes of display only. To help launch the new “George R.R. Martin Masterworks” line, Dark Sword is offering some special promotions. The first 99 people to order the complete set of 10 miniatures will receive receive a certificate of authenticity signed by Tom Meier, Jim Ludwig, and yours truly. This 8 1/2″ x 11″ certificate will come in a protective bag and backing board to protect it and is suitable for framing. Also, all those who purchase the complete set by December 15, 2007 will be entered into a random drawing for one or more of the following prizes:
Participants will receive one chance in the drawing for each set they purchase. So head on over to Dark Sword and place your order now, or you find that you’re number 102 and out of the running for all the cool prizes. And while you guys are painting up these figures, Tom and Jim and I will be looking forward to the next set, and discussing which characters should be included. If you like to put in your own two cents, sound off on Dark Sword’s message board and let them know which Ice & Fire character you’d most like to see in pewter.
We have lots of exciting plans for this range of miniatures, including more special promotions and raffles, painting contests, limited edition collector’s figures, and the like, so check the Dark Sword website early and often for updates and announcements.