Post by Michael O'Brien on Nov 2, 2012 16:15:07 GMT
Welcome to another exciting chance to add your ideas and dreams to Mithril's LOTR miniatures. Post your suggestions here. ONE per member.
The options for this month's vote will be a single figure, human or non-human. Please keep suggestions to creatures which are no larger than large trolls.
The only other restriction is that the figures MUST conform to our license, so NO Silmarillion based characters are allowed. They have to be in the Hobbit or LOTR books. The final say is ours and no arguement will be allowed. Ask if you are worried about its eligibility.
Please submit ideas in the following format ONLY:
"this is why I think 'Idea Title' is a good idea for this month..."
Make the title stand out (within reason) and separate from any supportive text by a paragragh. This will prevent Chris accidently overlooking it when he compiles the voting list later on. Otherwise it could be mistaken as a comment not a new suggestion.
Please add some quotes about where it is mentioned or give descriptions to promote your suggestion. Even add a picture or submit it to me to add to the gallery page. If you drum up support NOW, the you have a much better chance when it is time to vote.
Voting will begin on the 15th of November (first round). We stop taking suggestions on the 14th.
You may add comments about other members suggestions as well. If you post any suggestions elsewhere it may not be seen or credited. Please post any suggestions in English. (That is all I can respond in, sorry).
I'd like to suggest something that is missing in the mithril range, there are so many armoured and cruel orcs of Mordor to form the army of Sauron, but where do all that armour and weapons come from? There must be a lot of smiths and craftsmen to make all the needed war-gear. And the smithies are mentioned in the novel indeed.
So I suggest one of the 'craftsmen' who works in the smithies of Barad-Dur - a huge and strong build Mordor orc weapon-maker in charge to make scimitars, warhammers, morningstars, shields, breastplates and all that stuff needed for the war of the Dark Lord. there are two figures which represent the craftsmen of Mount Gundabad in the north (M101), but we do not have such a figure in the duty of Sauron. I imagine the muscle-bound guy stronger, larger and more cruel than the Gundabad serfs, holding a large working tool in one claw and checking a ready forged scimitar or something like that with the other claw.
Post by luthien4tinuvielle on Nov 5, 2012 13:29:12 GMT
Bilbo with the arkenstone in hand
Bilbo is atop a mound of treasures handing in front of him the Arkenstone. The complex base of the figure is compensating the size of the hobbit.
"Bilbo was climbing the great mound of treasure. Soon he stood upon the top, and still went on. Then they saw him halt and stoop for a moment; but they did not know the reason. It was the Arkenstone, the Heart of the Mountain. So Bilbo guessed from Thorin's description; but indeed there could not be two such gems, even in so marvellous a hoard, even in all the world. Ever as he climbed, the same white gleam had shone before him and drawn his feet towards Slowly it grew to a little globe of pallid light. Now as came near, it was tinged with a flickering sparkle of man colours at the surface, reflected and splintered from the wavering light of his torch. At last he looked down upon it and he caught his breath. The great jewel shone before he feet of its own inner light, and yet, cut and fashioned by the dwarves, who had dug it from the heart of the mountain long ago, it took all light that fell upon it and-changes it into ten thousand sparks of white radiance shot with glints of the rainbow. Suddenly Bilbo's arm went towards it drawn by it enchantment. His small hand would not close about it for it was a large and heavy gem; but he lifted it, shut his eyes, and put it in his deepest pocket."
She embodies in her person the spririt of Minas Ithil. She is a tall and slender Dunadan woman with long, straight balck hair and eyes of the deepest brown. She favors elegant and elaborate robes and wears little jewelry other than a delicate diadem set with a many-hued opal."
Mirien is a character from Minas Ithil ICE module (as Junast is another one). The picture is part of the book and remains copyright to ICE
ANGBOR - LORD OF LAMEDON - In full armor with cloak, shield and banner....
Angbor was met by Aragorn when he comes from the Paths of the Dead. He was in battle with the Corsairs of Umbar, when the Army of the Dead scatters all. Angbor was the only man who will master his fear and meet with Aragorn. Aragorn instructs him to gather his men and ride to the aid of Minas Tirith. It was later mentioned that he and his men would arrive at Minas Tirith around the time that Aragorn would depart for the Black Gate. Therefore, it was possible that Angbor went with Aragorn to battle, but more probable that he stayed behind to hold Minas Tirith. It was Aragorn that names Angbor "the fearless".........
After Shelob apparently killed Frodo, Sam drove her off. When a band of orcs approached, Sam was forced to leave the apparently dead Frodo and take the Ring himself, and briefly became a Ring-bearer. He was briefly tempted by its promise of power, but did not succumb to it.
I imagine Sam climbing stairs at Cirith Ungol. His face would be determined to kill orcs and rescue Frodo.
I know, this is non-canonical, as many of you would say. But please, think of one of the latest releases I like very much. Have you ever witnessed a bellydancer dancing without music? No? Right. That's why I suggest him, the Haradrim musician.
Thank you very much, HWolf. Of course there could be many ideas about the instrument he plays, as the coice is wide. Maybe there could also be some details added at the base, as it was sculpted with the excellent base of the lying Haradrim trader raising his cup. Then, you diorama-builders, I'd like to tease you imagining the M074 "Caravan guard" and the M076 "Haradan wealthy trader" for indicating some audience ... even the dromedary of the M073 could be used (without its rider) for the backgruond. ... sorry, just thoughts.
Alas, I forgot. Imagine one of my favourite figures arriving there after a long way she had to go and looking a bit surprised and worn. Ms572 the Dorwinrin whine-merchant. Then also some Easterling emissary (Ms580). I hope you can imagine what all of them think ... "Where does the music come from? Where's the musician?"
pardon Mornedhel and Thingol? You write "all this non tolkien or Middle-earth related figures" Is not ICE - of which is the closer description of your own suggestion Miriel - Middle earth related? Allright , we already had that discussion..... Of almost every race of elves and men and dwarfs we have wonderful musicians, why not a Haradrim? just let others make suggestions please.
Cirdan's messenger to the Council of Elrond who also has a speaking part when warning the Council that when the possibility of casting the Ring into the Sea was considered, he warned that Sauron would closely watch the road.
The figure need not be at the Council, but could equally be attired as a ship-wright, perhaps holding a plank of wood and a small hand tool.