Post by Michael O'Brien on Nov 23, 2009 16:42:06 GMT
This is your chance to support your favourite idea. These mounted figures are all exciting and will make an impact on any collection. Imagine how it will be to paint your choice, to be intimitly involved in its selection.
this is an open vote so you can see how the vote is going beforehand. All three are close in popularity so it could be any of them who claim the undecided votes from the first round.
Interesting. Suggesting Orcs and their ilk has been the norm for me. Now I must turn toward the light and support Gandalf and Gwaihir.
Another Image: A battle weary Gandalf sits on the back of Gwaihir atop the snow covered summit of Celebdil. The twisted remains of the Balrog lay next to them, partially buried in the snow. In Gandalf's right hand is his staff. It is raised high in victory! Let's go!
Allright Let eagles take off for flight.... and carry mighty wizards away.
Funny..... last mounted month it was Radagast the Brown mounted, searching for Gandalf in the shire... now it seems we can have the result of that meeting.... for maybe this miniature could also be used to show Gandalf and Gwaihir on the pinnacle of orthanc tower....
I'd prefer a weatherbeaten Gandalf with no hat and no staff and Gwaihir should have his wings spread as if he was flying. Ah, yes a cool mini at all.
Chris' newbies (new minis) look awesome. The black captain and the Half-troll standard bearer are magnificient and also the bonus figure and not to forget the Hillman.... so how nice could a new Gwaihir be?
The latest Lord of the Nazgul miniature is the most impressive yet. As if the great flanged mace wasn't enough, the Witch King looks as though he could stop an opponent dead in his tracks with raised fist alone. Perhaps that's what he's doing. With knuckles facing upward, it appears as though he's about to cast a spell of some kind. Petrify the enemy, then bring the mace crashing down. All business. I definitely want one.
The Black Numenorean Captain is likewise very nice. In contrast, he appears lighter on his feet, as if dancing toward his adversary, about to release a flurry of strikes with his sword. Care to dance? Wonderful detail!
I could see Gandalf without his hat, but no staff? Wizards of his grade don't usually travel without them, unless it was lost during the struggle and he was planning to acquire a new one later. Keep in mind that without both hat and staff, Gandalf might appear as any old man in a robe atop a giant eagle...a very common sight these days.
I suggested Gwaihir with wings retracted to be different. Birds of prey are typically depicted with wings spread, and there are already plenty of flying beasts out there doing the old spread-eagle. Anyway, it's not over yet, and Guthlaf is on the move! I love a close race!