Post by Michael O'Brien on Feb 4, 2020 16:29:20 GMT
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there is another - fourlegged - 'member' of the fellowship, who is missing in the fellowship range and that is Bill the Pony.
Yes, we have him as a standing version with laden baggage (LR34 Bill the Pony) and nearly the same pose without all the stuff on his back with Sam feeding an apple to the animal (M393 Sam with Bill the Pony - from Village of Bree range )
My suggestion is to have a single miniature of Billy in action pose – 'on the move / journey' means walking or trotting, laden with all the baggage of the fellowship. No need of a leading Hobbit figure, we have plenty of them, I think
Bill the Pony was bought by Frodo in Bree from Bill Ferny, after whom he was named (strangely). The high price of twelve silver pennies! for the half-starved Pony was paid by Barliman Butterbur. When bought, Bill was a bony, underfed and dispirited animal, but under the care of Sam Gamgee (and surely the influence of Elronds house in Rivendell, where he was taken with by Strider and the 4 Hobbits) he became healthy and happy. Bill bore Frodo part of the way to Rivendell, and was later used by the fellowship of the Ring as a pack animal. Set free outside the West-gate of Khazad-dûm, Bill eventually found his way back to Bree. There he was recovered after the war of the Ring by Sam, who darely loved him. Sam took him to the Shire and rode him to the Grey Havens, when Frodo and Bilbo were leaving Middle earth.
Boars were aggressive tusked beasts common to woodland regions. The most famous of all the boars of Middle-Earth was the great Boar of Everholt, that lived beneath the trees of the Firien Wood. This boar was hunted by King Folca of Rohan, and though he eventually killed his quarry, the King was mortally wounded in the encounter.
(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark", Second Line, Folca)
A Lord of the White Mountain folk Practically one of the "army of the dead", but at the time where they swore loyality to Gondor. Ideally a character that is already depicted in an undead state, to match them for a diorama.
Theoden appeared several times in the Mithril range; in his evening clothes (M27), mounted (M260, LT06), dying (MB279), sitting (MV361), dead (MV419)… but we don’t have him in armor on foot, so this is my suggestion for this month :
King Theoden, in full armor, defending the walls of Helm’s Deep