Post by Michael O'Brien on Mar 5, 2013 17:09:58 GMT
Welcome to another exciting chance to add your ideas and dreams to Mithril's LOTR miniatures. Post your suggestions here. ONE per member.
This month's ideas is for single figures only, so no mounted or Vignettes (more than 2 people or a lot of furniture + two people) please. A mounted figure counts as two figures (horse/camel/warg/etc)
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:
IDEA TITLE "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 20th of March. We stop taking suggestions at 16.00 GMT on the 19th.
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).
Post by Luthien Tinuviel on Mar 6, 2013 14:54:02 GMT
PIED SWANS form Ithilien (A long time since we got a animal)
We may find out swan from other producers BUT a swan fron Chris hand we nevet got ....
The Swan is on the ground wings wide open (6 feet)
Handsome aquatic birds, Pied Swans may be the most intelligent of herbivorous avians. They seem able to remember those who have harmed or helped them (at least for periods of several weeks), and there have been reports of pied Swans leading fog-lost travellers to high ground in marshes. Various rural and primitive peoples, such as the Marshmen of the Nindalf, revere these birds as being sacred to the Vala Yavanna. They are creamy white in color, liberally splotched and speckled with black and gray. Pied Swans are most commonly found in the Nindalf and along the shores of the Anduin in the relatively unspoiled areas of Ithilien.
Oin in Wargear At the Battle of Five Armies "Now the dwarves took down mail and weapons from the walls, and armed themselves." "Out leapt the King under the Mountain, and his companions followed him. Hood and cloak were gone; they were in shining armor" From the Hobbit
Eärendur was the tenth and last King of Arnor. After his death in 861, probably due to jealousy on the part of the two younger sons, his three sons split Arnor into three separate kingdoms: Arthedain, Cardolan and Rhudaur.
His eldest son and rightful heir, Amlaith of Fornost, became the first King of Arthedain, and it was through Amlaith and his heirs that the line of Isildur endured whilst the line of kings of Rhudaur and Cardolan failed - Aragorn II was a direct descendent of Amlaith, and it wasn't until Aragorn became king that Arnor was finally reunified.
I'd like to see the work that CT can make this figure: a wise king but old man that foresees the possible dispute that may be to his death among his sons fighting to be his successors
Rúmil was the brother of Haldir and Orophin. He was one of three wardens met by the Fellowship as they entered the Golden Wood... and I hope CT will made his as a hooded elf much more like the elves in the old series "The elves of Lorien" ... and yes.... better than the Haldir...
And in next months we could suggest last of the brothers... again....
Gandalf: ...'At once I took my leave of Denethor, but even as I went northwards, messages came to me out of Lorien that Aragorn had passed that way, and that he had found the creature called Gollum. Therefore I went first to meet him and hear his tale. Into what deadly perils he had gone alone I dared not guess.'
'There is little need to tell of them,' said Aragorn. 'If a man must needs walk in sight of the Black Gate, or tread the deadly flowers of Morgul vale, then perils he will have. I, too, despaired at last, and I began my homeward journey. And then, by fortune, I came suddenly on what I sought: the marks of soft feet beside a muddy pool. But now the trail was fresh and swift, and it led not to Mordor but away. Along the skirts of the Dead Mashes I followed it, and then I had him. Lurking by a stagnant mere, peering in the water as the dark eve fell, I caught him, Gollum. He was covered with green slime. He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle. Nothing more did I ever get from his mouth than the marks of his teeth. I deemed it the worst part of all my journey, the road back, watching him day and night, making him walk before me with a halter on his neck, gagged, until he was tamed by lack of drink and food, driving him ever towards Mirkwood. I brought him there at last and gave him to the Elves, for we had agreed that this should be done; and I was glad to be rid of his company, for he stank. For my part I hope never to look upon him again, but Gandalf came and endured long speech with him.'...
Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Ring, Book II. Chapter II The Council of Elrond
I'd like to suggest a little scene, two figures on one base, interacting, Aragorn capturing Gollum in any position described in the novel text: Gollum lurking on the ground peering downwards, Aragorn just behind him, sneaking up with a rope in his outstretched hands to seize the miserable creature, the close fight between both persons as Aragorn took Gollum capture, Aragorn holding the struggling Gollum up and being bitten by the villain or the gagged Gollum walking just before Aragorn, who is leading him with a rope around his thin neck, maybe kicking him to make him walk.
I whould like it be decided by Chris, what he makes out of the story desciption.