Post by Michael O'Brien on Jun 10, 2015 10:40:53 GMT
Chris Tubb has sent me today the list of ideas that are suitable for production. It is now up to you to decide which of these wonderful concepts actually makes it all the way to production. This round of voting will extend until the middle of the month of July and then the final vote will be on the top 2 or 3 finalists. Please remember you can submit a comment to support your idea or argue why another idea is not suitable (politely). Images are also welcome to help your cause.
This is a blind vote, so you will only see the current status of the vote after you submitted your vote. The 2nd round will be different.
So here comes the first one and I'd like to encourage my fellow collectors to throw in a suggestion, please!
Do you really want a temporary suspension of our participation of the voting process?
And I do believe in the company.
EREBOR: 'Mithril' Dwarven Merchant with toys.
This is my idea to honour our Prince August / Mithril company of Ireland, which has produced so many miniatures for us all to collect, to paint and building awesome dioramas and little scenes with them.
My vision is to have a figure of a Dwarf from Erebor who is on the wandering with a load of dwarven-made toys, to sell them in the villages and towns of Middle-Earth. Of course he is wearing a hooded cloak and a kind of big rack on his back, where some toys are stored and some bigger ones under his arms. The toys on that rack may be tiny figures like puppets, dragons, dwarf warriors, leather balls, carved boxes, musical clocks, vehicles, hoops, pipes...
If he were a little taller in height, call him Father X-MAS...
But of course he also has a big money-bag at his girdle!
Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Chapter I - A long expected Party
... On this occasion the presents were unusually good. The Hobbit-children were so excited for a while they almost forgot about eating. There were toys the like of which they had never seen before, all beautiful and some obviously magical. Many of them had indeed been ordered a year before, and had come all the way from the Mountain and from Dale, and were of real dwarf-make. ...
Gondorian Beacon Warden/Lighter of the White Mountains.
Wearing perhaps the same style of helmet as Minas Tirith soldiers and wearing a sword to signify that he is part of the Gondorian state but wearing a great overcoat and boots more suited to the mountains.
Older perhaps? Beacon warden being a post manned by veterans.
Poses: standing with a hand shading his eyes as he strains to make out a distant beacon or alternatively an arm stretched with a flaming torch about to light a beacon.
I envision her on bone skates, per the description in the Red Book of Westmarch. She could have a sack of supplies, or perhaps a bundle of firewood on her back. Let's finish the Lossoth line of figures!
Military Musician of Harad Wearing a "corslet of overlapping brazen plates" as described in the two towers p. 340
Here are some additional quotes about the forces of Harad from the LOTR: "They have black eyes, and long black hair, and gold rings in their ears. And some have red paint on their cheeks, and red cloaks; and their flags are red, and the tips of their spears; and they have round shields, yellow and black with big spikes. Not nice; very cruel wicked Men they look. Almost as bad as Orcs, and much bigger." The Two Towers p. 321 "Displaying his standard, black serpent upon scarlet, he came against the white horse and the green with great press of men; and the drawing of the scimitars of the Southrons was like a glitter of stars." ROTK p. 139 "Out swept his sword and he spurred to the standard, hewed staff and bearer; and the black serpent foundered." ROTK p. 140 "And from the southward fields came footmen of Harad with horsemen before them, and behind them rose the huge backs of the Mumakil with war-towers upon them." ROTK p.144
Isildur entrusted Ohtar with the broken sword and said, "Save it from capture by all means that you can find, and at all costs; even at the cost of being held a coward who deserted me. Take your companion with you and flee! Go! I command you!"
I would really love to have people to add to the Shire, for the Party scene for example or even just passing through, who aren't main characters of LOTR. It takes a lot of people to fill up a Shire, or a Pub, or the City of Gondor or Rohan for that matter. The more non-military beings we have the better. I'd love to have a bunch of "city dwellers of Bree" and "Folks of the Shire", mostly adults for Gondor but a mix for The Shire to paint and just place in and about the place. I think it would be great. So I am all for an Erebor DWARVEN MERCHANT with TOYS for Hobbit children. I don't have many non-military types who don't look suspiciously alike, and I'd rather have a new one than a Drum-beating or fife playing Haradran for now!
Thanks for the support for the Mithril special! I'd like to point out again for what suppose this Dwarven Toy Merchant miniature is meant to be: To give honour to the Prince August / Mithril company of Ireland, unique in our world. which has produced so many miniatures for us all to collect, to paint and building awesome dioramas and little scenes with them. may they be battle scenes or peaceful ones.
And this one company gives us the chance to take part in creating miniatures of Tolkien's fantastic World!
The other company from UK does not, they only produce LotR and Hobbit figures for war-gaming.
Yes there is delay in producing and waiting time, but I do not stop believing they will catch up. And we all can help with supporting, voting, buying and not loosing hope.