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Iron Mask Miniatures is another historic fantasy miniature project. It's goal is to develop a range of swashbuckling adventurers for RPGs, dungeon crawling, and skirmish war games. But also plan to have core troops made that can be used to build units for massed battles.
Painted concept 1

proof-of-concept figures painted by the talented Terry Matheny of Sword and Palette.

The project has been inspired by White Knights Renaissance Dwarfs so no real surprise that the project had to involve Multi-part Specialist John Pickford.

First wave of miniatures was a range of swashbuckling dwarf duelists modelled after the legendary King’s Musketeers of 17th Century France. A set of figures armed with rapier and gauche daggers.

This first wave was successfully funded in a Kickstarter Campaign in August 2013 - [1]

In 2015 went to Kickstarter again. The 2 wave project was all about mounted musketeers - [2]

Most of the miniatures are based on artwork produced by Colin Upton


Proof-of-Concept

WIPs

Master Casts

Dwarf Musketeers

DM Dwarf Musketeer Duelist

Each pack of figures includes 4 bodies and either DMH1 Rapiers and Daggers 1 or DMH2 Rapiers and Daggers 2. (see "Hands" section)

DM1 Dwarf Musketeer Duelist (A, B and C) - Bodies with separate heads

There are 3 different set of heads for these dwarfs.

DM2-DM4 Dwarf Musketeer Duelist - Integral heads

As opposed to the headless first wave dualists these conversions have integral heads with long hair and beards. DM2 an DM3 were part of the first Iron Maske Kickstarter. DM4 is comprised of long-bearded duelist with integral heads and includes two bare-headed variants. DM4 was first seen in the second Kickstarter campaign.

DM2s

DM3s

DM4s

MDM Mounted Dwarf Musketeers

Each pack of figures includes 4 bodies, 4 ponies and DMH3 Heavy Rapiers (see "Hands" section)

MDM1 - Mounted Dwarf Musketeers - Bodies with separate heads (A, B and C)

Comes with one pack of heads identical with the heads from the DM1 Musketeers (on foot)

Art work

Miniatures release

Example-builds

MDM2-MDM4 Mounted Dwarf Musketeers

These are sculpted with integral heads, ensuring that the flow of hair and beard properly conform to each pose and costume. There are 12 variants with full beards and long hair, some wearing wigs in the fashion of 17th Century gentlemen.

MDM2 Mounted Dwarf Musketeers with Cavalier Hats

MDM3 Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Assorted hats

MDM4 Mounted Dwarf Musketeers Hats and bare heads

DMH Dwarf Musketeers Hands

As standard the Musketeers comes with rapiers, but other hands have been made available for personalizing the range.

DMH1 Rapiers and Daggers

DMH2 Rapiers and Daggers

DMH3 Heavy Rapiers

DMH4 Pistols and empty hands

DMH5 Special hands

DMH6 Special hands #2

DMH7 Pistols

Ogres

Concept art

The concept art work done by talented Colin Upton

Ogres - Greens

Ogres - Master casts

Main bodies

Heads

Hands and other bits

Production set

Special Character Dwarf in the Iron Mask

SC1 Kickstarter Special Dwarf in the Iron Mask

The Iron Mask Kickstater was a limited production run for Kickstarter backers only. Each figure was packed with a card-sized reproduction of the Dwarf in the Iron Mask concept art, individually numbered and signed by the artist, Colin Upton. The number you got depended on the order in which pledges was received.

Work in proces

The finished Kickstarter Figure

Miniature certificate


Other Special Characters

All these characters here were all stretch goals from the Kickstarter Campaign. Some of these were only concepts for Kickstarter stretched goals but was later immortalized by John Pickford.

SC2 Dwarf Cardinal

SC2M Mounted Cardinal

SC3 Dwarf King

SC4 The Vaguely-Ratlike M Roquefort

SC5 Milady de l'elfe

SC6 Jussac the Ogre Captain

Original Jussac (Mk. I) - greens

Jussac Mk. I

This here is one of the surviving masters of the MK. I version. The final version has a separate plume-piece.

Jussac (Mk. II) - greens

Due to casting issues (the plumes on the Hat) Jussac had to be changed slightly. Only changes made where to the hat, though. This Mk. II is the final Jussac version.

Jussac Mk. II


SC7 Dartleby Onion

SC7M Mounted Dart Onion

SC8 Planchet

SC9 Constance

SC10 The Dwarf Queen

SC11 KS Limited-edition Basile le Fou mounted and dismounted

Special edtion miniature for the second Kickstarter.

Mounted Basile le Fou

Basile le Fou on foot


Kickstarter Add on - bits

A stretched goal from the first Kickstarter was a selection of special dwarf duelist hands. two sets totalling twelve hands holding various objects. 2 of them (crossbow and lantern) where released with the Dwarf in the Iron Mask. The other 10 are: bomb, tankard closed, tankard open, hat, goblet, pipe, scroll, torch, lace handkerchief, and bottle. As one of these hands was a "holding hat" a bear head had to be done. Ended up being a set of 4 new heads. Also made where 6 new heavy rapiers. All based on the original designs but reinforced to make them stronger. After the Kickstarter they were available as separate duelist (DM1C) and as hands (DMH 3-6).

WIPs