Iron Mask Miniatures

Iron Mask Miniatures
...and one for all!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Not easy being greens...

This posting highlights the greens of the first two of ten special personality figures that will complete the Three Musketeers theme of the First Wave. The first, of course, is the Dwarf in the Iron Mask. Here is the concept art by Colin Upton:

The sculptor John Pickford developed an exquisite model from this sketch. As you can see from the following slide show, he is coming along nicely:

He is dressed in common fashion with a ragged blanket for a cloak. He wears the Sutton Hoo style helmet and face mask, which will be fixed in place by a 17th C padlock at the back of the head. He will be released with a a rapier and main gauche dagger and, for additional modeling options, a crossbow, a lantern, and a couple of empty hands.

This figure has become the unofficial logo for Iron Mask Miniatures. He will be limited to a production run of 200, most of which will go out to my Kickstarter backers. Along with the figure, my Kickstarter friends will get a card-sized reproduction of the concept art signed and numbered by Colin Upton. After the Kickstarter obligations are fulfilled, the remaining 80 or so figures will be available for sale (but without the signed art card).

Another icon of the Three Musketeers legend is the Cardinal. Here is the concept art for the dwarf version of Richelieu:

He is dressed in Cardinal's robes, naturally, and bestows a blessing with his left hand while with his right he crosses his fingers behind his back. John, as usual, did a remarkable job translating from a 2-D sketch to a 3-D model:

The Cardinal will be a one-piece casting and, as soon as the Kickstarter obligations are fulfilled, will be added to the figures for sale.

I will soon have shots of the greens of the King and the vaguely rat-like M Roquefort. Until then...


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