“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!