Painted Miniature: Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer

“And me, that boy I was … when did he die, I wonder? When I donned the white cloak? When I opened Aerys’s throat? That boy had wanted to be Ser Arthur Dayne, but someplace along the way he had become the Smiling Knight instead.” -Ser Jaime Lannister, a.k.a. “The Kingslayer”

Shortly after painting The Mountain, I started working on Ser Jaime Lannister to finish off the combat heroes included in the Stark vs. Lannister Starter set for A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game. At first, the figure seemed pretty easy since I wanted to capture what so many painters in this game have done: the iconic gold armor that Jaime dons while fighting in the War of the Five Kings. A vast majority of this figure is covered in that garish color, but it initially looks so tacky. On top of that, the gold paint I’m using is incredibly difficult to spread around without looked a little uneven.

Luckily a quick wash with Agrax Earthshade darkened up the gold and added the much-needed detail on his armor. I went back and found the black clothing that he’s wearing underneath the set of armor and added that to give the figure a bit more contrast. Additionally, I do like how his blonde hair came out with a coat of Averland Sunset and Agrax Earthshade to darken the look. I’m also pretty happy with his shield. It could be cleaner, but some of those lines are TINY, so it’s better than what I figured it would look like given my abilities.

I would like to improve at layering colors so can better cover up the shading on his oh-so-very rippled cloak. But overall, I’m pretty happy with how The Kingslayer looks painted. I do have another figure of his, a maimed Jaime Lannister, but it will be quite awhile before I end up painting that one. Let me know what you think of my latest painted miniature, as well as if you’d like to see more of this quick reaction posts and galleries of painted minis!

Painted Sir Gregor Clegane (The Mountain)

I was flipping through my memories on Google Photos this morning and I saw that it’s been a year since I picked up the Song of Ice and Fire Miniature starter set from our local game store. It was quite the investment at $150, but part of the justification for buying it was the free Hand of the King (Kickstarter bonuses) that came with the purchase of the starter set.

At that time I had never played a miniature game before, and there was no way I was going to be able to paint these figures! But I really loved A Song of Ice and Fire series and at that point I was pretty excited for the final season of Game of Thrones (oh you poor sweet summer child…)

Anyways, I picked up painting miniatures shortly after buying this starter, and I’m getting around to painting some of the heroes and villains from that core set. I’ll write a longer post here in a few weeks regarding everything I’ve painted in the last year, but here’s a photo set of my project over the weekend: Sir Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain.

I am far from a great miniature painter, but I’m pretty happy with how he turned out! The three dogs on his shield were a bit of a pain and I just left them be. Every time I tried to touch it up with black, I would get black paint where yellow should be and vice versa.