Post by Michael O'Brien on Sept 28, 2006 16:03:45 GMT
A very difficult month for choosing finalists, I had no choice but to include the top five. The vote will end on the 4th at 16.00 GMT so Vote quickly. Only the Valar could know who will win this round.
Oh dear, this is getting too hard. Beregond, Lossie and the Vamp are all especially valid contenders, all of them being thus far entirely unrepresented in the Mithril range (whereas we already have two Bards and several armoured elves).
Lossie deserves to win by sheer persistence, and I'd be very interested to see how Chris would represent a non-ICE influenced Vampire. However, on balance I have to come down in favour of Beregond, since - like Eorl! - he's a named character from the books who consequently has the greatest claim to be immortalised in lead!
"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."
It is right that there are two figuren from Bard. But there is still no figure of the thrush. However, it is one of the most important figures in "The Hobbit". Without them Bard could never have killed Smaug. What would have become then from Bilbo? And from the ring? Et cetera?
Post by Will the Fey on Sept 28, 2006 21:23:55 GMT
I need an Elven Lord in battle Gear! It is a must!
I'd like to see it too, but as normal M-series release, and I could use several Elven Lords! I see no sense at all for general Elven Lord in battle Gear as a expensive Fellowship release. It's a way too expensive to buy several for my uses. There are already so many armoured elves in Mithril M-series. And don't forger Prince August's excellent Fantasy Armies 32mm Moulds : www.princeaugust.ie/Fa32mm/index.html They are sculpted very much like Mithril miniatures and can be used with them.
Like I just don't see any need for just another Bard, like Barliman just wrote "we already have two Bards and several armoured elves". But NONE Lossoth hunter nor Beregond.
There is one Vampire (M324), but a non-ICE influenced True Vampire could be a very interesting Fellowship miniature.
I have to say I agree with the general consensus. I perceive these figures as special representations of named characters for the Lord of the Rings (and the Hobbit, although I am not a particular fan of that book except that it sets the stage). Thus, I am going with Beregond - I am just not interested in these general figures or in the Hobbit representations and so I will just never vote for "elven lords," Bard, a generic vampire, or even the famed hunter from the frozen wastes. Sorry, but that my story and I am sticking with it!
Huuuoooommm ... just to be correct we should agree that there is a metal Beregond. Christmas figure in 2002. Huommm, I know he's 52mm, but a very nice maxi-miniature, I think. Lossie without the sledge ... (I really appreciate the sketch published on Mithril homepage - and that's still in my mind) A second vampire ... well, a good idea. I really dunno what to do .... huoomm
Is it only the fact to be a named character to be worse a fellowship miniature, more acceptable to pay a higher price? No, I d don´t think so! I also have a favor for unnamed heroes and it seems good for me the see some outstanding miniatures, which do not go along with the M-Series, which are only (may be multi-part) special fellowship miniatures. As I remember the elves in the range of "The Black Sword" - I vote for the elf lord in armour and I hope there are more suggestions like this in the future.
Post by Will the Fey on Sept 30, 2006 10:46:17 GMT
there is a metal Beregond. Christmas figure in 2002. Huommm, I know he's 52mm, but a very nice maxi-miniature, I think. Lossie without the sledge ... (I really appreciate the sketch published on Mithril homepage - and that's still in my mind)
Yes, I know, there is Christmas 54mm scale figure: 2002 - Beregond.www.mithril.ie/Fellowship/2002_beregond.html But because it's 52mm scale, it doest count for me. I collect only 32mm miniatures. I could buy one or two 52mm "mini statue" for painted as a gift, but that's it. I'll never vote for 52mm mini, if there is any 32mm mini to vote at the same month, sorry. And somehow, I'm not sure why, I just don't even like that miniature.
But Lossoth hunter with OR without a sledge, that's interesting question. Before this, I was sure that I don't want him with the sledge. Just because that sledge could double the price. But I also like David Daines' sketch 'Lossoth pulling the rescued king on a sled' www.mithril.ie/Fellowship/gallery_august06.html And I like the idea Lossoth hunter rescuing king Arvendui, hmmm...
Well, I'm a big fan of that lossoth hunter, but I'm also a HUGE fan of Beregond (and at this stage it looks like the Lossadan's got some ground to make up this month to be a contender). And am very interested to see what Chris makes of him. But all great suggestions - go that Fellowship .
PS - great sketches Dave/Harald, and great ideas to boot
Huoommm..... sorry, but I neither wanted to judge the idea of a Beregond nor the one of the Lossoth hunter - Maybe I was misunderstood. I feel fine with both suggestions and do favour both. That's why I cannot decide. - To be honest, I have to say that I would be very much pleased if all of these suggestions could be produced .... huuooommrhuom hom
It was as if a strange bird flew down and whispered in my ear, "Vote for me and that big guy with the bow"...so I did. (didn't know I could understand the speech of birds hailing from the Lonely Mountain)
Well, this is tricky. I'd probably actually prefer the Lossoth Hunter.
Beregrond would be interesting, so long as he is done right. Beregrond represents a great opportunity to have a late third age warrior of Minas Tirith. I wrote a post about the descriptions of the 3018 era men of Minas Tirith on the normal forum some months ago. I should go retrieve it.
But basically, I'd want to see something in black (chain) mail, with a cloak, tabard and helm. Tolkien is a bit iffy when it comes to helmet descriptions (something the movies got right and the writer didn't...well, he didn't really have to). Subtle looking raven wings on the helmet would work for me.
Also, I'd like to see the pose changed. If you want Beregrond "on guard" then perhaps holding the spear halfway down the shaft would look less odd.
However, I don't think Beregrond should be on guard. He should be ready to fight. We already have the wonderful Troll Chieftain MX figure. Beregrond is right there beside Pippin when the troll wades into the Gondorian front line. Beregrond should be portrayed ready to fight and die.
well, almost all great suggestions and worthly to be released sometimes, but my heart speaks clearly THIS TIME: Beregond it is. I am a great fan of this character too and there is a Bergil mini who is missing his Dad...
If he should fit to that MX Troll then there whould be Pippin in fighting pose missing, because it's a regular one that goes with Bergil I whould leave it to Chis which pose it will be, and I dont expect it whould just be a small copy of that 54 mm one
I also do not collect the bigger figures, except the Fellowship of the Ring, Galadriel and Saruman, that I possess so far
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