Post by Michael O'Brien on Feb 5, 2007 16:08:32 GMT
Welcome to another exciting chance to add your ideas and dreams to Mithril's LOTR miniatures. Post your suggestions here. ONE per member.
We are ONLY accepting ideas for single figures, but it will include mounted figures. Not Multiple figures or extensive accessories (thrones). This month I want the ideas to have an Elvish feel so that is the guideline to follow. They have to be elves. Please add some quotes about where it is mentioned or give descriptions to promote your suggestion. If you drum up support NOW, the you have a much better chance when it is time to vote. This suggestion board stops taking new ideas at 16.00 GMT on the 19th of February
Voting will begin on the 20th of February (first round) in the afternoon (GMT). Second round voting will commence on the 26th. This will last until the 5th of March. All votes will end at 16.00 GMT or BST (british standard time).
You may add comments about other members suggestions as well. If you post any suggestions elsewhere it may not be seen or credited. Please post any suggestions in English. If you have any questions then post in the other thread provided for such questions.
Well I think it is time for me to suggest, once again my Noldor elf idea , on horse this time. A noldo elf in full armor (i'd say chain because tolkien elves do not wear plate-armor, but Mithril elves do wear platemail already.. so a noble elf should have a plate-armor I suppose) who could perfectly be Glorfindel in battle-gear during the battle of Angmar pronouncing the prophecy about the doom of the Witch-king... or it could pass for an elf lord for the first age (Feanor or one of his sons, or why not Fingolfin... but this should indeed not be mentionned in the name of the reference...)
I imagine the horse standing still on its four legs, the elf in full high quality armor, arms crossed and cape in the wind , without helmet, long hair in the wind too (a bit like Orodreth figurine from the Turin Series for the pose, and like Helm Hammerhand or Círdan from the MS series for the hair in the wind)
I resubmit my idea of a dancing Elven lady, who could be Arwen during her stay in Lorien (or any other famous princess who used to dance in the glades).
BTW (regarding Gildors suggestion): I usually prefer poses without an undue amount of wind in the clothes, but thats just me. It makes it so much easier to combine different minis into a diorama. The mounted Gondorian officer is one of my favourites, and other then the wind I like the idea of the mounted Elven "knight".
I feel like I'm going to be "stealing" someone else's idea no matter what as there are only so many elf characters. I guess I will suggest Haldir, Elf of Lothlorien and guide of the Fellowship, holding a small lamp.
"When Frodo came at last up on the flet he found Legolas seated with three other Elves. They were clad in shadowy-grey, and could not be seen among the tree-stems, unless they moved suddenly. They stood up, and one of them uncovered a small lamp that gave out a slender silver beam. He held it up, looking at Frodo's face, and Sam's. Then he shut off the light again, and spoke words of welcome in his elven-toungue. Frodo spoke haltingly in return." (FOTR, Capter VI, Lothlorien)
I kinda agree with all the posters thus far. I'd love a Haldir. I'd love some sort of elf captain (mail! mail! none of yer stinkin' plate! ), and I am tempted by some form of Arwen (though I'd love to see a more romantic looking Arwen as she walks alone beneath the trees of Rivendell in that bitter spring of the War of the Ring, wrapped in a warm cloak.
In the end though, I am going to propose something different.
An Elf Bard of the Wandering Companies.
Perhaps he is Galdor of the Havens. Perhaps he is a guest at the court of Thranduil, or the halls of Elrond.
He is a tall Elf, of the Sinda folk, dark haired, bright eyed and willowy. He is well travelled and well dressed for an Eriadoran winter, and a fur lined hood hangs about his shoulders. He is armed too, a longsword lashed to his belt.
Perhaps he looks a little like the character named Gallind from the Second Edition MERP corebook (pp86). But that character is dressed for summer. Our bard is dressed for chillier nights.
Maybe he keeps his harp in a protective bag, slung around his shoulders. Perhaps he carried a walking stick or a staff in his left hand. His right hand is at rest...but perhaps close to his sword hilt, out of long habit.
Such a miniature could represent one of Gildor's companions when he met Frodo in the woods of the shire, or a visitor to the House of Elrond (perhaps to go with the Phaeton Elf Princess vignette), or an RPG PC, a hero character out on a quest.
Very nice suggestion, Wendy ;D! Otherwise I would have supported it . . . But let´s wait or the first round. I would like to see an Noldo-elf as a member of one of those Wandering-Companies that Frodo, Sam and Pippin met in the Shire (The Fellowship Of The Ring - Three is Company).
"Yes, it is Elves, " said Frodo. "One can meet them sometimes in the Woody End. They don´t live in the Shire, but they wander into it in Spring and Autumn, out of their own lands away beyond the Tower Hills. I am thankful that they do!"
And so am I, because it´s a nice picture descripted with the next quote:
They passed slowly, and the hobbits could see the starlight glimmering in their hair and in their eyes. They bore no lights, yet as they walked a shimmer, like light of the moon above the rim of the hill before it rises, seemed to fall about their feet.
Some were sitting round the fire on the grass or upon sawn rings of old trunks. Others were walking around bearing cups and pouring drink.
Can you imagine this? I feel like Sam, when I think of it, if you know what I mean .
Sticking with the Lorien theme I would like to suggest one of the Elven guards "Clad in grey mail with long white cloaks hanging from their shoulder" (no excuse for plate armour now!) as described in The Mirror of Galadriel chapter, but perhaps with the elf either seated, casually holding a spear in the crook of his arm with a helmet on his knee, perhaps with head to one side as if in conversation with a companion. Or in a pose suggesting he has just sprung up at the approach of the Fellowship as described in the passage.
As a dwarf fan that "hates" elves I will suggest an embarrashing moment for the elven world.
I would like to see the captain of the guards from the Elvenking (Mirkwood) drunk, with one of the big jugs from the butler full with wine from the Dorwinion. This moment allowed Bilbo to free all dwarves from the dungeons of the Elvenking. This mini will be a nice complement to M66 Galion the butler.
about Gil-Galad, he has already been released but on horse, with Aeglos, without helm. (in the "Last Alliance" set, M269) but that's an idea Also we don't have Thranduil as a fighting elf if I remember well? (he was there with his father Oropher during the Last Alliance, and went home with the remaining wood elves, after the war, orphan of his father, and new king of his realm...) but that's not my suggesion indeed, since Thranduil would be a sindarin prince.. and I suggested a Noldo lord... (I doubt it could be possible to have full metal vanya elf lord from the great host of Valinor at the end of the 1st Age? )
"Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill."(Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)
lots of good suggestions again, I think, especially Annatar and Thranduil in fighting pose.
I will try here something old but new!
I suggest [glow=red,2,300]Rumil/Orophin [/glow]as a miniature, just as I did once.
But as there is just ONE figure to suggest, I would ask, why not producing one figure, but with the possibility to change head and/or the weapon? Many of the older MITHRIL figures had been multiple parts minis, some with the chance to put the weapon or staff in the hands of the miniature.
And so we can have Rumil AND Orophin, also there is just ONE Figure suggested.
Maybe the idea will sound stupid, but that could be because of my heavy headache and sickness.
I've been waiting for hwolf to suggest Celebrian, wife of Elrond. Since I'm not very patient I'll make it for him or if he doesn't want to make it, I will. I see her in a traveling dress, in a running pose trying to get away from the orcs who kidnapped her.
David, go on suggesting some other elvish character! There are plenty ;-) The more voting choices we will have!
And here is my elvish suggestion for this month:
So there is another one character, that wasn't released so far:
Lady Celebrian! fair golden haired daughter of Galadriel & Celeborn, wife of Elrond and mother of the twin brothers and Lady Arwen
This month I use to suggest her mounted on a beautiful palfrey (in german: Zelter) on the jouney to Lorien (Palfreys were a noble breed of horses with a very comfortable kind of walking in the middle ages, to comfort the ladies on their jouneys and so also fitting for noble LotR elven ladies...) the neck of the horse is bowed like a swan neck and two legs are of ground each step.)
so there whould be a mouted elven lady without armour in our collections...
There is the story, that Celebrian travelled once from Rivendell to Lorien and was attacked and captured by cruel orcs. She was rescued by her brave sons immediately and healed by Elrond from a arrow wound, but she got sad of middle-earth, so she went over the sea to the undying lands and left middle-earth some time ago. She is described as tall, very beautiful and fair haired, and she loved peace, children and all beautiful things and had a loathing for cruel things and warfare.
If I find some time I will send a scetch to Michael for the gallery pages.
Well there are many worthy Elves to consider, and I will add one more: Erestor, a great Noldo of Rivendell. He was the "Chief of the Consellors" to Elrond at Rivendell, and played a significant role in the decision to send Frodo and the Fellowship with the One Ring to Mount Doom!
As a learned man, he would be robed with a short dagger tucked into a belt. His hair would be full, as Elves were wont to be, and his posture could be with hands clasped behind his back and head tilted to one side, contemplating a question from Elrond, perhaps.
As the company from Rivendell rode to the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen: "First rode Elrohir and Elladan with a banner of silver, then came Glorfindel and Erestor . . . ."
Surely this significant figure in the LOTR deserves to be sculpted by Chris!