Post by Michael O'Brien on Mar 2, 2020 17:52:34 GMT
Hope everyone is keeping safe in these trying times. We have eight great new ideas and so far all have been accepted onto the list so that is good news. We will have the 2nd round in about a week's time provided all things work out. This is a blind vote so you will only see the current status of the poll after you voted. One vote each. As always please comment on why your favourite idea should make it through. There will be a lot of undecided voters so your statements can have an effect. Every vote counts.
Folca (Timeage 2804-64) was the thirteenth King of Rohan. He was a great hunter. King Folca vowed to chase no wild beast while there was an Orc left in Rohan. When the last Orc-hold from the invasion of 2799 was found and destroyed, he went to hunt – guess what – the great boar of Everholt in the Firien Wood. He slew the boar but died of the tusk-wounds that it gave him.
(Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Appendix A - The Kings of the Mark)
--------------------------------------------------- 'We're going on a bear boar hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.'
They do say the trees do actually move, and can surround strangers and hem them in. In fact long ago they attacked the Hedge: they came and planted themselves right by it, and leaned over it. But the hobbits came and cut down hundreds of trees, and made a great bonfire in the Forest, and burned all the ground in a long strip east of the Hedge. After that the trees gave up the attack, but they became very unfriendly. There is still a wide bare space not far inside where the bonfire was made. - FotR, Ch. 6
I’m sure Chris would have a good idea for a pose, but maybe a hobbit walking along with an axe over his shoulder (oblivious to the malign forest around him), or perhaps leaning on his axe and pausing after a bit of hard work.
Grimbeorn the Old was Beorn's son. Like his father, he could turn into the shape of a bear, and he lived in the same regions as his father had in the Vales of Anduin. He took over as chieftan of the Beornings after his father's death. As chieftain, he kept the High Pass and the Ford of Carrock free from orcs and wolves, though Gloin commented to Frodo Baggins that his "tolls are high" and he was "not over fond of dwarves."
The figure must represent a strong warrior in the style of a "Viking Berseker", if you understand me. Of course, essential bearskin covering him!
A leader 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, eg the "King of the Undead (MS439) or Dead Rider of Dunharrow (MS498).
Not sure if this has been previously suggested.....
"Suddenly up came fires and foul fumes: the vents and shafts all over the plain began to spout and belch. Several of the Ents got scorched and blistered. One of them, Beechbone I think he was called, a very tall handsome Ent, got caught in a spray of some liquid fire and burned like a torch: a horrible sight." —The Two Towers, Book III Chapter 9 'Flotsam and Jetsam'
Not necessarily suggesting an Ent in flames as I don't know how practical this would be to sculpt/cast, but ideally the pose would suggest the Ent was flailing as if in pain from being engulfed, if flames could be added that would be ideal.
Post by gilgaladtolkien on Mar 8, 2020 19:16:48 GMT
Gorbag orc of Minas Morgul
There are orc-characters as single figure like Shagrat, Mauhur, Ugluk and Azog, so it would be nice to have Gorbag in this collection. I see him with a shield (with the sign of Minas Morgul) on his back, the sword in the scabbard, and a whip in his hand. His pose is like the pose of the M20-orc.
... don't forget the fate that befell the Moria Gate suggestion a few years back.
Which got voted and then had to be cancelled, because it did not lend itself to a metal vignette.
Something that I think is true for most terrain pieces, even those that are not described as "invisible to the eye". Metal will reduce the size and increase the price per volume considerably. Perhaps Mithril will offer resin pieces some day (if a license allows for metal, it may work for resin), or STLs for 3d-print of terrain.
Maybe its just the frame / arch of the Gate - a bit demonic embroidery.... perhaps with pinnacles and moveable Gate / Gate wings would be ingenious and very cool! look at barn doors / farmyard gate models for model trains, its possible there (well, in plastic... )
In any case a mounted figure or troll should fit through.