Post by Michael O'Brien on Jul 3, 2013 14:51:03 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 17th of July. We stop taking suggestions at 16.00 GMT on the 16th.
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 luthien4tinuvielle on Jul 4, 2013 6:38:17 GMT
A last attempt before been roasted on a firepit
PIED SWANS form Ithilien
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.
I'd like to suggest a animal figure that is supposed to complete diorama scenes from much liked Harad theme.
I imagine one of the caravan camels of the desert traders, which is lying on the ground, with harness and pack saddle laden with trading goods: sacks, packages, bales or rolls of cloth, water skins or even carafes.
Using several of this figure you can create a nice caravan at rest. And it's supposed to go with early Mithril figures like M73 caravan guard mounted, M74 Caravan guard on foot...
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
Half-orc Blowing Horn Four times in the Two Towers it is mentioned that the Isengarder troops used horns. Brazen trumpets sounded. The enemy surged forward, some against the Deeping Wall, others towards the causeway and the ramp that led up to the Hornburg-gates. There the hugest Orcs were mustered, and the wild men of the Dunland fells. TT Helm's Deep p. 175 Again the trumpets rang, and a press of roaring men leaped forth. They held their great shields above them like a roof, while in their midst they bore two trunks of mighty trees. TT Helms Deep p.175 Even as they spoke there came a blare of trumpets then their was a crash and a flash of flame and smoke the waters of the Deeping Stream poured out hissing and foaming; they were choked no longer, a gaping hole was blasted in the wall. A host of dark shapes poured in. TT Helms Deep p.180 Then all at once their was a tremendous stir. Trumpets blared, and the walls of Isengard echoed. We thought that we had been discovered, and that battle was going to begin. But nothing of the sort. All Saruman's people were marching away. TT Flotsam and Jetsam p. 217
She could be wearing furs and have a large sack on her back, or perhaps a load of wood she had hunted for to heat the cooking pots over the fire back home. In this scene she would have snowshoes under her boots.
Or . . . Chris could make her a whimsical figure, ice-skating (skates made of sharpened bone from antlers) on a frozen pond with a light cloak, unhooded with her hair flying in the air as she twirls around.