Post by Michael O'Brien on Jul 3, 2017 15:51:36 GMT
Thanks for submitting more great ideas in July. I received the list of approved suggestions from Chris today. You have until the start of July 24th to vote on them. This is a blind vote so you only see the current status of the vote after you submit yours. Please don't leave it too late to take part.
just a little piece: a base with some orcish debris, maybe some corpse parts after battle, in the middle a stake and impaled on top of that Azog's severed head with the small pouch stuffed into his mouth.
That's what comes of it!
...could be also a nice detail in every battle diorama...
LotR Appendix A Durin's folk
When news of this (the beheading of Thrór) reached Thrór's heir Thráin, he was greatly angered and mustered a force of dwarves from the House of Durin and others to seek revenge on Azog, though it took three years to muster their dwarves. So began the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. The dwarves hunted Azog, and many battles were fought beneath the earth. After nine years of war, before the gates of Moria itself, the climactic Battle of Azanulbizar was fought.
In that battle, Azog was pursued through the Gates of Moria, killed, and beheaded by Dáin, son of Náin. His head was impaled on a stake, and the pouch of coins he had thrown to Nár was stuffed into his mouth.
Strider sitting at the Inn with his feet outstretched and long pipe in hand as first described by Tolkien in Chapter 10 of The Fellowship of the Ring:
"Suddenly Frodo noticed that a strange-looking weather-beaten man, sitting in the shadows near the wall, was also listening intently to the hobbit-talk. He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of supple leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were now caked with mud. A travel-stained cloak of heavy dark-green cloth was drawn close about him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits." -The Fellowship of the Ring
I think exactly that figure of Strider does exist ( in a set together with Sam and Frodo M113)
I agree it's close to what was described but I was hoping to have him more "stretched out", the hood covering most of his head and face and the long pipe in hand as if smoking. Would even love for there to be a small table with his large tankard next to him but wasn't sure if that fell under this month's restrictions.
Not so many suggestions for now, so I would like to add mine again :
Ori at the last stand in the Chamber of Mazarbul
Ori was one of the dwarves of Thorin's expedition, and he followed Balin in his attempt to reclaim the Realm of Moria. He wrote the last pages in the Book of Mazarbul before he and the last few remaining Dwarves perished during a final stand. Ori did not appear in the Mithril range as a stand-alone figure, I think.