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Dark Sword Miniatures
pzcreations
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hey Everyone! I just had to post this link here.. since I was a kid I have admired the works seen in Dungeons & Dragons paintings as well as Dragon Lance. From the works of Larry Elmore, Keithe Parkinson,and Clyde Caldwell, they have been a real inspiration for me and my sketchs, which I will never achieve what they do. How does this have to do with modeling? The model figure gods have answered and now you can get the figures, including the Dragons that we have all drooled over in the paintings!! I know, these have been around for quite a few years now, but I never knew until this weekend when I found one at the show! I couldnt believe it! Now Im hooked, and hopefully , some of you may find these interesting as well.. the casts and sculptures are the best detailed Ive ever seen in this scale PERIOD! so have a look, buy a few and get your tiny tiny brushes ready!!
http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/index.html
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 04:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the link, Tim.

Definitely some interesting subjects. I've only recently been lured by the creative appeal of fantasy and minis, but these look awesome.

Doesn't being cast in pewter though make them tough to clean, etc? I've always found that with the bigger scales pewter is difficult to work with, as opposed to the softer nature of white metal. Mind you, I even found the metal the GWS figures are cast in very hard...

Is it just me, or does anyone else often wish the guys that do these minis would release more "convensional" releases, like in 54mm? I know Reaper do it, and still at a reasonable price...

Thanks again Tim!!

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 06:54 PM UTC
hey Rudi,your absolutly right about the larger figures. I so wish there were some larger scales of many minis , , me being a large scale figure fan, 1/8 and up. As for the type of metal Im not sure exactly , but I do know its soft and easy to clean. I so far have only 1 of the Dark Sword figures, but it only had 1 mold line to remove, a quick job for the back of my blade. Reapers are the same, usually only 1 seam line to remove.
RayW
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 - 06:56 PM UTC
Hi There,

Thanks for the link, I wish there were more figures of this type on 54mm or 120mm, I know Andrea is starting to move into it with one of their series

Cheers

Ray