Post by Michael O'Brien on Dec 9, 2010 15:46:59 GMT
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our loyal Mithril Fellowship members. Due to holidays over Christmas I am combining December and January (as normal) and so you can submit 2 ideas this time. You have until January 4th to do so.
These must be single figure ideas, no mounted figures, or furniture and must be 32mm scale.
Please submit ideas in the following format ONLY:
"this is why I think 'Idea Title' is a good idea for this month..."
Make the title stand out (within reason) and separate from any supportive text by a paragragh. This will prevent Chris accidently overlooking it when he compiles the voting list later on. Otherwise it could be mistaken as a comment not a new suggestion.
Please add some quotes about where it is mentioned or give descriptions to promote your suggestion. Even add a picture or submit it to me to add to the gallery page. If you drum up support NOW, the you have a much better chance when it is time to vote.
We stop taking suggestions at 16.00 GMT on the 4th.
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. (That is all I can respond in, sorry). If you have any questions then post in the other thread provided for such questions.
I suggest first something that is related to "the Hobbit":
Bilbo with Arkenstone
I imagine Bilbo in mithril coat presenting the Arkenstone to Thranduil and Bard.
If I remember well, this event is the only one where Bilbo can be represented wearing the mithril coat (during battle of five armies, he was quickly knocked out by a stone and still wearing the one ring, so invisible). _____________________________________________________
Second suggestion is a something that might be usefull for RPG, Wargames, Dioramas and does not exist yet:
[glow=red,2,300]Wounded Orc using "vitality drink"[/glow]
I would like to have an orc whose leg (or arm) is badly wounded (like you can see a bit of bones...). Using his weapon, he is smearing the liquid on his wound holding a clumsy flask between his teeth ;D.
_____________________________________________________ Best wishes to everyone for upcoming christmas and new year.
>I get yelled at ... Not by me :-) But I realize that tastes vary, and some may be less interested in testing out new waters.
I thought since we have a single poll for two month anyway, it would be a nice addition - the only option we would have lost is to vote for two different singles, for the gain of a themed pair of releases. Well, perhaps next winter. Just leave it as it is now.
I even love miniatures that are in a relationship to each other: the two drunkards from the prancing pony, Aragorn figthing orc-chieftain, Ranger fighting southron, Gandalf and the Hobbit children. They do not have stick together in a vignette necessarily! Look at the city guard and the cutpurse! Or potboy and dog!
....The Orcs upon the rock, hearing the rumour of dismay, wavered and then looked back. And then, sudden and terrible, from the tower above, the sound of the great horn of Helm rang out.......
From the chapter Helm's Deep as Theoden and his knights ride out and swept through the host of Isengard.
My idea is for a defender of Helm's Deep blowing on a large horn rather like an Alpine Horn that rests upon a small rest (see sketch) this horn is then taken up by others that echo throughout the Deep.
I imagine the defender to be a large man with the lung capacity to blow such a large instrument.
History: Bolg, son of Azog, was a large and savage orc-captain that lead a great host of goblins, alongside an army of wargs, in 2941 Third Age in an attempt to sack the Lonely Mountain, thus seizing the treasure of the recently deceased dragon, Smaug the Golden.
Description: Head thrust forward, Bolg bares his teeth in a grimace of amber disgust. He stands defiantly with clenched fists the size of Christmas hams, leering at his equally menacing warg ally. His broad scimitar and massive battle axe hang from steel rings attached to an armored belt. Mutual respect exists between the two leaders. Neither fears the other. A series of growls, teeth mashing, and stare downs ensues. What seems like an exchange of aggression is, in fact, a dialogue of strategy for the great assault.
History: During the Third Age in Rhovanion there lived an evil breed of wolves that made an alliance with the mountain orcs. These wolves were named wargs, and they fought side by side with Bolg and his goblin-host during the Battle of Five Armies.
Description: The ears of the mighty warg are set back. His gray pelt is bristled in order to appear even larger and more threatening. His back is slightly arched, and his tail is horizontal to the ground. Slowly the evil beast turns to face Bolg of the North. His eyes have an angry and wild expression. His lips are curled, exposing long yellow fangs and red gums.
“Sniff-N-Snuffle! Grit-N-Growl! The fallen shall scream and wargs will howl!”
Here we see Elladan, Elrond's heroic son, facing the hordes of Mordor as the Lords of the West confront Sauron's forces one last time. Elladan is dress in his ranger garb over a hauberk of Elven mail. (ie, chainmail). He carries a longsword, held two handed. Much of his garb echoes that of his fallen comrade, Halbarad.
He is fell and beautiful, and the wind is in his face. He faces death with grim determination. Elf, Ranger of the North, hero of the west.
The twin brother to Elladan, and dressed similarly, Elrohir is carrying a spear, two handed, but he has his ranger bow slung over his back. Like his brother, he faces death with grim courage. Perhaps he wears the leather armour (as depicted in M338) over Ranger like garb.
2nd suggestion - having recieved the excellent (imho) Christmas figure the Lord of Khand, I would like to suggest a complimentary figure such as a swordsman or spearman in a similar laminar type armour with shield (I think we have a Variag archer on the way).
The idea is for a warrior of higher position than a general Variag soldier hence armour not too dissimilar to the LoK figure.
The figure could be in an 'action' pose, defending his Lord perhaps as the tide turns on Sauron, or a more static, but limiting pose.
Well I told myself I would wait until posting this suggestion as I know Chris reluctance about the topic but he never replied so I take my chance : (I only submit one idea as I don't have other idea at the moment...)
The Forging of the One Ring
I think Sauron in this case should be a "cross-over" between the MS435 Sauron and MS483 Annatar His face should remain hidden, by a full helm or a mask, the burning blowing streams of the core of Orodruin making his cloak or hood or robe be pushed back from his body revealing greaves under his lower cloak, gauntlets under his sleeves, as if he was "threatening" a storm in front of him (if you can see the image) in the end, some kind of Nazgul but with the "under parts" revealed... and with a face, covered in a mask or a full helm (I can't imagine him in full plate armor but rather in armor covered with a "monk robe"...
indeed, this is my imagination... and when it comes to Sauron... anybody has his own vision... having some masks, cloacks, robe is a way to remain "anonymous" (as it was the case for Gothmog which really was a success, for me at least...)
Arthadan has made some sketches for this suggestion and well, we discussed it a bit elsewhere, if he is willing to share his picture that could help...
TOM BOMBADIL with the ONE RING From Lord of the Rings Book 1 "In the House of Tom Bombadil":
Tom Bombadil took the 4 Hobbits to his house after the rescue from old man willow While the talking by the fireside there was this breathtaking key scene when Tom Bombadíl asked Frodo to show him the One Ring, got it from the Hobbit held it before his eye, put it on his finger and DID NOT become invisible... Then he flung the Ring into the air, and the Ring vanished in a flash...
As Frodo got the Ring back, he was suspicious and put on the Ring to try, and the Hobbit became invisible... wasn't seen by his Hobbit fellows but he was seen by Tom Bombadil even so!...
I imagine Tom as single miniature standing with the Precious between his fingers holding it in front of his bright blue eye (paint job) or even on his little Finger, He should not be to slender, the fellowship miniature MS297 of Tom with the badgers is superb.