I have a question: Why the last miniature of Radagast does not have a beard like the other Istari (Gandalf or Saruman)?
"For the sake of consistency the new Radagast figure is based on our original version of this character (M84). This in turn is based on the illustration on page 27 of Iron Crown's "Southern Mirkwood" role-playing module. We used to work closely with ICE when Mithril began and the Radagast image is a legacy of this. He is, to the best of my knowledge, never described as having a beard, only as being "old but vigorous". As for carrying a weapon - Gandalf has a sword but I thought that a bow would be more appropriate for Radagast, who lives in the Greenwood and is presumably a past-master and tracking etc" Direct Statement from Chris Tubb on Radagast Mounted release.
Thanks, Michael! I understand, but I saw that the miniature LR3 of Radagast has a beard (as have all the Istari!!!), and I think that it looks a better choice for a wizard, don't you think?
Post by Michael O'Brien on Mar 3, 2010 12:47:42 GMT
Personally I would like a beard, but Chris said that beards were not stated in the book, just that they were elderly. I suppose beards are optional. He has stated his references. Paint his hair grey and white and he will look old enough.
Michael O'Brien, webmaster, Mithril Miniatures, www.mithril.ie
all Istari have at least a staff... they can have another weapon indeed (Gandalf has a sword, Glamdring) but the mention of the "5 staffs of the 5 wizards" mentionned by Gandalf to Saruman in the LOTR itself clearly states that the istari staffs are their symbol in Middle-Earth...
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