Post by Michael O'Brien on Apr 21, 2011 11:30:10 GMT
Certainly this month is a rare chance to get your favourite double figure produced. We had 37 votes in the first round. Lets get that number up this round. Every vote does count, as we have seen time and time again where one or two votes can push an idea past its competitor.
This month is a bit disrupted with bank holidays so the vote will end on the 27th of April.
there is still plenty of opportunities to champion your idea when you vote, as members can see the current status of the vote prior to adding theirs.
This is a month that doesn´t matter if you lose, all three are excellent choices but I miss the scenes "manners" of everyday life as the old M388 or any of the Prancing Pony serie. My vote goes for the wine Dorwinion (I hope not angry to Master Barliman if I prefer the wine to Bree´s scrumpy) ;D
Ent vs. Half-orc Commander. Great possibilities here. At the very foot of Orthanc they confront each other, or the two figures might also be used separately, depending on whether the orc is cast in the very clutches of his opponent.
Grima killing Saruman is another interesting idea. I’ve envisioned it as a horrific back stabbing. The astonished Saruman peers over his shoulder at his crazed assailant. Grima’s blade is already lost in the spine of the defeated wizard. Maybe some half-orc onlookers are standing nearby pondering their next course of action.
Don’t know much about the third choice, but I’m sure a Dorwinrim wine merchant and male official would make ideal figures in a tranquil town setting of sort. In fact, casual figures like these could be used in just about any sort of diorama, save for a battle scene.
Somehow I do hope that Chris will sculpt both together, eg. with the Ent holding the Ork at his leg while he is still hacking with his scimitar. Two seperate minis will imho waste some of the opportunity of this choice.
That said (and voted for), I would be very happy with the other suggestions, too. Saruman and Grima are a long time favourite of mine, too. Matching background characters are worth it, too.
Yes, the Dorwinions are a tranquil pair, not showing such "action" as the other two. But I suggested them as I fear there is little chance to have an M series of these, and to my knowledge they are the only group of people mentioned by Tolkien in the books that have NO representation in the Mithril line--perhaps I am mistaken?
I'm actually surprised that they made it into the second round of voting. Wouldn't it be nice to make something new?
But I will be happy for either of the other two great ideas as well.
Yes, I think that's probably it - a lot of people are likely to be otherwise occupied, what with Easter and school hols and all. Or perhaps it's simply what several members have already said - all three suggestions are sufficiently good that they're not really bothered which one wins, and are therefore happy to leave the decision to Fate!
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
Perhaps this is not the place for this, but I've noticed that there is someone out there in the fellowship who doesn't particulary care for me. I've watch my Karma get knocked down from the mid twenties to 18 now, over the past couple of weeks. Whoever it is can knock me down to negative 10 and I wouldn't really care, I don't particularly care about karma ratings and such, but still, this is childish.
What I'm concerned about is the future of Mithril and the Fellowship. We're trying to attract new members, and the last thing this Fellowship needs if we are to survive is someone (or a small group of people) using karma to try to "punish" others who they don't like or don't agree with. This has happened to other members in the past, as well. Perhaps we should get rid of "karma" altogether, or require people to reveal themselves when they add or subtract it from another member?
Perhaps someone is still mad at me for passing Chris's message along last year asking members to cease certain activities. Perhaps it is someone else. Whoever you are, if you have a complaint about me, have the courage to mail me directly. Otherwise you are no more than a coward who hides in the dark.
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