Monday, October 11, 2010

Pale Assassin

While I was at Gencon, one sculptor asked me whether I knew where to find the very best faces on any range of miniatures. My first thoughts went to Dark Sword and their fantastic line of non-heroic scaled miniatures (the faces and hands are all so delicately detailed).

He told me that the best line was Tom Meier’s Thunderbolt Mountain line. At the time, I decided that I hadn’t seen enough of TBM to decide if he knew what he was talking about.

I can’t say that he was right, but it turns out that he wasn’t wrong. Tom Meier sculpted around half of the Dark Sword miniatures line.

With that, I’ll introduce to you all a recent commission for a Dark Sword piece. This one was sculpted by Jeff Grace (another of the best sculptors out there). The colors were largely a choice of my client in this case (he sent me some drawings to match). I think she turned out rather well.





  1. Just stumbled across your blog. Excellent mini painting and thanks for the step by step on battle damage etc. Just what I needed for some mini's I'm looking at painting next.

    On this mini I'd just like to say that's some of the best black painting I've seen :)

  2. Thanks. Black is a tricky color to get right.

    I'll need to do a full write up on black sometime.