Post by Michael O'Brien on May 4, 2016 14:40:45 GMT
Thanks to all members who have submitted their ideas, your participation is extremely valuable and key to the enjoyment of this Fellowship club. This vote is only the 1st vote so you will have an opportunity to vote again on the finalists on the 24th. This is a blind vote, as is tradition, so that every idea has an equal chance to get selected. You will see the current status after you submitted your vote. Please remember you can comment on your idea, or other people's ideas and try to sway others to your side. This is the perfect opportunity to do so, even if you did not suggest your favourite idea yourself. Winning ideas can succeed on the slimmest of margins.
I suggested this very unsuccessfully last month and am suggesting it again since I can't think of anything else worthwhile at the moment!
ISENGARD WAYMARK PILLAR
The Mithril range has included some "architectural" pieces in the past, such as the Chamber of Mazarbul doorway and Balin's tomb in Moria, and it seems to me that Saruman's way-post at Isengard would make an equally unusual piece that would be an interesting addition to the range, especially for diorama modellers. Tolkien describes it thus:
"Suddenly a tall pillar loomed up before them. It was black; and set upon it was a great stone, carved and painted in the likeness of a long White Hand. Its finger pointed north."
He even provides us with an appropriate drawing of a pointing, long-fingernailed, hand that could be utilised as a guideline for the possible appearance of Saruman's hand alongside the road in Isengard – the pointing hand in the margin of "Thror's Map" reproduced in The Hobbit.