Post by Michael O'Brien on Sept 17, 2015 14:52:16 GMT
The top three most popular ideas from the 1st round are brought forward to the final round. This round is an open one so you will always see the current status of the vote prior to submitting your vote. You only have one vote so make it count. It is never too late to keep adding comments in support for your favourite idea, even if you were not the one who originally submitted it.
Michael O'Brien, webmaster, Mithril Miniatures, www.mithril.ie
Faced with three such excellent contenders I've adopted my usual default position - which is that named JRRT characters should take priority over generic figures. Although I was very tempted indeed by Gollum on a log (which I hope Master Halbarad II will suggest again!), I felt that since circumstances had deprived Ohtar of a fair opportunity to compete last month, he should get my vote this time. But to be honest, any of these three figures would please me immensely.
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
To be honest I also would be pleased with any of those three suggestions; though I think the MS Forlong-figure really is in need of a complement which could reveil another idea of an Easterling warrior (of which there are just few in the whole Mithril-range so far).
it seems we are about to see another month with a "commoner"... even if the idea is good (companion piece to Forlong), I don't see how this could be translated into a specific figurine different from all the Easterlings we already have in mithril (even if those easterlings are supposed to be "of a different sort", I hope master Ent that if it wins you will insist on this very point when discussing the concept art with Chris... it would be a pity to have yet another easterling similar to all others... due to "mithril style continuity"
The race is not run yet, Gildor. So now it's not the time to worry, I think.
As for "all the Easterlings we already have in mithril" as you put it, I just wonder. In my collection there are just a few and they're not at all "due to mithril style continuity", as you said. Just compare M241 (Brodda) with one of the two Variags (rider and archer) or the Christmas figure from 2010 for example.
mmhh for me, Variags (of Khand) are more linked to Southrons (and thus Haradrim) than Easterlings , and I do not count Christmas figurines in the regular range, if i did indeed, that would make more of them
but after looking at my own database - shame on me - you are right, there are very few easterlings. Actually it is my own error... it is Haradrim for which we have a lot, not Easterlings! I thus apologize for my quiproquo
(well after all, we were promised an easterling cavalry, years ago... but that... is another story
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)
Post by Halbarad II. on Sept 30, 2015 21:34:38 GMT
Allright - that was a interesting vote to watch: Up and down and up and down! Othar made it finally, fine. Congrats! We will see a glint of the shards of the precious broken sword, surely the hilt at least ?