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Little Metal Eddard

Originally uploaded by aghrivaine.
I found this kit, an Andrea Miniatures mini of Sir Lawrence Hastings, the Earl of Pembroke a while ago. It struck me how much it looked like Eddard "Nedd" Stark, standing with Ice, his Valyrian steel sword.

And if you don't know who or what that is - go you, and read "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin.

So, I did my best to paint him up like Nedd Stark. I'm not wholly pleased with it - my principle disappointment being that I couldn't free-hand paint a direwolf to save my life. Mostly it appears that Nedd has some sort of vicious marshmallow beast on his shield - obviously the herarldic charge of the Lord of S'mores...

But, whatever the case, I stayed up last night more or less finishing this, and I'm going to give the results to Mr. Martin at his signing tomorrow.

There's a couple more pictures on the flickr page, if you're curious. I used Pegaso paints, if that's of interest to anyone, too. Their colors and metallics are the best, though I will still stick with Games Workshop inks for washes, they're far and away the best for that.


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Nov. 18th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
If possible, get a pic of you and GRR Martin.

Only about 100 pages left to go in Feast for Crows. THIS BOOK IS ENDING TOO QUICKLY!
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, I already have several pictures of him. If you look in the Index in AFFC under Hightower... you should see a familiar name...
Nov. 18th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Fun! I can't imagine Ned wearing armour on a regular basis though. maybe I'm just saying that because I am jealous of your piece and your meeting with GRRM again though, when I'm never in the right place for any kind of signings :/

Not that I'm bitter or anything ^-^
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
No, since he looks fairly young, I'm imagining this was probably during the Greyjoy Rebellion. He'd have worn armor into battle, of course.
Nov. 18th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Ahh yes, :D
Nov. 18th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
You are using Pegaso nowm over Valejo?
Nov. 18th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry, Valejo - I missquoted myself.
All those danged Spanish names!
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
You're right -- the direwolf isn't stellar, but the rest of the armor looks pretty decent.
Nov. 18th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
P.S. Don't forget to pimp the charity drive to the local BwB!
Nov. 21st, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
You are right about the direwolf but the rest of it looks great. Very well done. I should have Jeff hit you up for painting tips. He has recently picked up painting minitures and while he isn't bad, he could use some pointers.
Mind if I show him your photos of Nedd?
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