Prospective bidders should be sure to ask questions of this seller, dude-56, about the completeness of his pieces. I came across one (M10) which he didn't realize included a dagger, even replying to my question about whether it was included by telling me that he doubted M10 was made with one.
Otherwise, it looks like he is offering several fine pieces.
Post by admiralbenbow on May 25, 2007 15:00:29 GMT
twrich, be so kind to quote my answer to your question completely:
"No, no dagger. I doubt that there was any dagger provided for this figure. The Mithril advertising page from Dragon magazine April 1988 shows a picture of this miniature: no dagger in her hands. dude-56"
As I'm not such a Mithril expert as you might be, I just told you what I know about this mini when looking through my Mithril advertising pages.
Hello Admiral Benbow, I did not realize that you are also dude-56. You didn't identify yourself as the seller in your original post.
Well, fair enough--I didn't quote you entirely, although my post was intended to avoid any misunderstandings between my friends here on the Mithril pages and the seller (which turns out to be you), and is accurate enough for the intended purpose. I'm sure that you also would want any potential buyers (like me) to ask questions before bidding to make sure that they know what they are bidding on. You'll notice that I also complemented your "several fine pieces."
Hopefully you are still a collector of Mithrils and will join in and contribute to this online community, and are not just looking to promote your ebay auctions.
As I am trying to paint my M10 at the moment I can confirm that she's holding a slightly curved dagger in her right hand. As this is a tiny single item which is not part of the figure's casting I guess that it might get lost easily. The shape of the figure's right hand suggests that there's something to be added.
I can confirm, that M10 has indeed a dagger, it was attached at the base of the figure in casting process. When I got my previously badly painted M10 it was still in this position, before I stripped the old paint. But I didn't know where to put the dagger, in left or right hand or at her side? I seems not fitting to me, so I gave the dagger to her older dunlending shaman comrade M171. Thought it fits better there... By the way, at the many Mithril pages gallery there is no sight of a dagger on M10...
hwolf is right about the dagger. It is thought to be fixed to the right hand with the point in front of the figure - a pose for stabbing. The dagger's slight curve should be pointing downwards. At least that't the position in which I saw the miniature somewhere and somewhen, but I cannot remember where that was. Anyway that's the position I chose for the dagger.