I agree with ddaines and spickering. But I think it should be no anvil used in the miniature. We have had Celebrimbor, the orc serfs and the dwarvish craftsmen with an anvil in the scene. This should be something different. It was mentioned before. Perhaps the smith could be shown as he looks along the blade against the light to recognize faults and shards.
There is a sketch in the gallery page twrich – the idea was for an Elven smith to be looking down the blade possibly with an oiled(?) cloth either polishing the blade and/or looking to ensure the blade is nice and straight.
As mentioned by bombadil, there was no anvil suggested as the round was for single figures only and I thought it best not to ‘push’ my luck .
I have voted for Anduril's reforging, although Celebrimbor is a great one too. - but there was Thranduil in battle-gear winning some time ago, so please someting different now...
and by the way, Congratulations to David Daines (ddaines) for his superb suggestions and drawing skills to push them:
If the reforging of Anduril should win, and I think it has more than a good chance it will, ddaines has managed to win 3 MONTHS IN A ROW! - Aragorn meeting Eomer in battle, Troll-drummer and now Anduril going to win...
Maybe we should rename the Gold status fellowship Club in DDAINES FELLOWSHIP CLUB !? LOL
Not the 'kiss of death' I hope ! But thank you for your comments about the suggestions and the sketches, I always feel that a sketch helps sell an idea as people get a feel for what the suggestion might look like.
I don't somehow think a name change for the GF would go down too well (lol), I guess I have just had a run of luck lately in that members have taken a shine to the ideas.
It does raise the point however that given the number of members in the GF there must be a lot of good ideas out there that are not being put forward for one reason or another, and there are definitely a lot of previous suggestions that should be re-submitted.
Anyhow, there's still a couple of days to go so we shall see how the vote finishes, I'll keep my fingers crossed in the meantime.
as for myself I am lacking ideas for single figurines lately so I "pass my turns" on those months, trying to submit only on the vignettes months... I have lots of vignettes ideas that I try to resubmit at times, but well, not a lot of success since my Sauron suggestion :/
"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)