All times are UTC


It is currently Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:58 pm



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

If there was a Silmarillion miniature line, which model(s) would you buy first?
Morgoth Bauglir/Melkor The Enemy 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Beren & Luthien blister pack 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hurin & Huor blister pack 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Beor & the first house of men box set 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hador & the third house of men box set 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Nogrod dwarfves box set 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Haleth & the second house of men box set 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ungoliant Giant Spider 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Glaurung, First of Dragons 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Huan, the Hound of Valinor 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Glorfindel 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Fingon & Turgon 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Sauron 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Dwarf-King Azaghal and Belegost dwarves box set 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Turin Tarambar & Nienor Niniel blister pack 13%  13%  [ 5 ]
Tuor & Idril blister pack 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Feanor & Finwe blister pack 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
Fingolfin & Finarfin blister pack 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
First Age Orcs 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Finrod 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Seven sons of Feanor box set 13%  13%  [ 5 ]
Maeglin, Aredhel, Eol blister pack 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Gothmog the Lord of Balrogs 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
King Thingol & Melian blister pack 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Beleg Strongbow & Mablung blister pack 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Thorondor, Great Eagle 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Carcharoth Giant Werewolf 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Other 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 39
Author Message
 Post subject: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:14 am 
Loremaster
Loremaster
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:13 pm
Posts: 1460
Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
Images: 30
Assuming that you are a Silmarillion fan, which miniature(s) would you get first and explain why.

I would get the seven sons of Feanor box set because I found their story the most interesting with their oath to reclaim the stolen silmarils. They were mostly leaders and served both as protagonists and antagonists in the novel. These are the few elves known to do battle with other elves and free peoples just to fulffil their oaths.

_________________
My Lotr backlog: 305/952[][][][][][][][][][]32% completed
Painting Lineup: Mumakil x2, Rohan Heroes x8, Haradrim, SKoDA


Last edited by Sacrilege83 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:42 am, edited 2 times in total.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:12 am 
Loremaster
Loremaster
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:47 pm
Posts: 1043
Location: Newton Aycliffe, UK
Morgoth first and formost. He is the Ultimate Dark Lord after all. Imagine the Sauron miniature, in a scale comparable to a Mumak.
Beren and Luthien a very close second. Havn't read the Silmarillion in a long, long time (about 5 years) and only the once I think. But I love their story (can hardly remember it)

_________________
My (more regularly updated) painting blog:
https://www.facebook.com/Pindergorn/
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:20 am 
Craftsman
Craftsman
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:24 pm
Posts: 293
Location: Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand
Ungoliant. I just love creepy crawlies on a monstrous scale.

_________________
http://bdhobbymadness.blogspot.co.nz/

May the wind under your wings bear you to where the sun sails and the moon walks!
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:48 am 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:58 pm
Posts: 4839
Location: On the brink of madness.......
Images: 11
Morgoth ha ha ha :twisted:

_________________
Commission Availability : BOOKED SOLID (again lol)

More of my work at

www.ShadowandFlame.co.uk
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:13 am 
Kinsman
Kinsman
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:28 pm
Posts: 205
Location: The Citadel of Minas Tirith
All of them! :D
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:24 am 
Elven Warrior
Elven Warrior
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:14 am
Posts: 845
Location: Portugal
all of them :-D :-D :-D less sauron....

_________________
Want to see all my work and my collection of mini's? Check here http://bloodiest-frodo.blogspot.com/
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:19 pm 
Kinsman
Kinsman
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:28 am
Posts: 111
Location: Melbourne, Oz
Images: 1
Maeglin, Aredhel, and Eol!

But only if Maeglin is sculpted as an adult, not as a child. Mainly because I'd like to see how they sculpt the most evil Elf in all the Silmarillion (sure, Feanor caused more destruction, but he was never as overtly evil as Maeglin). And Eol would be cool too, because his origin was so different from the other mighty First Age Elves, while still being a powerful entity.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:42 pm 
Craftsman
Craftsman
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 6:41 pm
Posts: 261
Location: the shire
hurin, cus hes bad ass...
also glaurung (did i spell that right?)
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:49 pm 
Elven Elder
Elven Elder
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Posts: 6320
Location: Mourning with Fimbulla the Huntress
Images: 58
Ah, reading this made me wonder what naive exited person with lack of knowledge in licensing made this thread. I was kind of surprised it was you Sacrilige.

I would buy all the evil guys, but I al;so know that this scenario is beyond impossible.

Also, since for some rason you only allow one option to be selected, I chose the Werewolf.

_________________
"I am the Flying Spagetti Monster. Thou shall have no other monsters before me"
-FSM.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:06 pm 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:05 pm
Posts: 3121
Location: Canada
Images: 4
Mounted Fingolfin vs Morgoth box set :) Here's how it would work in a game:

Fingolfin
F/S S D A W C M W F - Points ??
10/3+ 5 9 4 3 7 4* 3* 3*

Wargear:
Ringil, sword: Never needs more than 4+ to wound
Ancient Noldorin Armour
Heavy Shield

Mighty Hero: Fingolfin may spend a free Might point per turn
Resistance to Magic:
Fate of the Noldor: Fingolfin may reroll his Fate points

Morgoth
F/S S D A W C M W F - points ??
10/- 10 10 5 * 4 * * -

Wargear:
Grond: Hammer of the Underworld. Each failed Wound roll causes d6 explosions, causing S3 hits on the target. If all hits fail to wound, creates difficult terrain in a 2" radius around the target.

Valar: can not be killed, has infinite Wounds. May spend as much Might and Will as he desires. He does not have Fate.
Heart of Fear: causing Fear, he is subject to it. -2 Courage to all enemies on the battlefield. However, if "wounded" utters a cry of pain and fear: each model on the Evil side must roll Courage or flee as if Broken.

:)
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:26 pm 
Loremaster
Loremaster
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:13 pm
Posts: 1460
Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
Images: 30
GothmogtheWerewolf wrote:
Ah, reading this made me wonder what naive exited person with lack of knowledge in licensing made this thread. I was kind of surprised it was you Sacrilige.

I would buy all the evil guys, but I al;so know that this scenario is beyond impossible.

Also, since for some rason you only allow one option to be selected, I chose the Werewolf.

:-D
Beyond impossible??? To quote Aragorn from TTT, "There is always hope."

It is wishful thinking though and the poll is just really for show, to create a discussion on the Silmarillion character you'd like most. Hence why I give you one option to vote. To see which character is more important for you to have if we all lived in a dream world. Besides the idea might not be so far fetched. After The Hobbit films become a major success (cross fingers), the next in line Tolkien material to be made into a film would be "The Children of Hurin" several/dozen of years down the line and PJ would be the man to do it. Or think of the success of HBO's "Game of Thrones" tv series based on Martin's novels. Is a HBO's "The Silmarillion" tv series really that far off to be made? Sure it would take original works and material to be added to Tolkien's just to have a working tv script. Where there's money to be made, there's always hope... a fool's hope.

-I'm not naive... I'm just ahead of the curve.

Truthfully to be honest I would like to scuplt my own, but that would be living in another naive dream world as well considering my lack of sculpting talent and lack of time available. Only if there were sculptors here that were to band together to make a product... hmm...

_________________
My Lotr backlog: 305/952[][][][][][][][][][]32% completed
Painting Lineup: Mumakil x2, Rohan Heroes x8, Haradrim, SKoDA
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:49 am 
Elven Elder
Elven Elder
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Posts: 6320
Location: Mourning with Fimbulla the Huntress
Images: 58
"There is [most definately] Fool's Hope"

As you may alreay know, the Tolkien estate will not give out the licence for any of Tolkien's posthumous work within the current century. If your prepared to wait that long, and don't die of old age waiting, then go fo it. So Jackson would not be directing, nit unless the secret t staying alive that long was to be discovered.

It would be nnice for models to come out, and films and such, but I am not living in such a dream,

_________________
"I am the Flying Spagetti Monster. Thou shall have no other monsters before me"
-FSM.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:35 pm 
Loremaster
Loremaster
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:13 pm
Posts: 1460
Location: Montreal, Qc, Canada
Images: 30
Just wait for Christopher Tolkien to die first, then the grandsons will free up the license (just kidding), I know that's a very awful way of thinking. I heard of the licensing issues before, but I do not know the exact details of it and the reasons why not to sell the license. Do you have a link to a detailed article? Does it have something to do with the Tolkien estate being screwed over after selling their Lotr license to someone and Christopher wasn't entirely happy with the outcome? So Chris is just holding onto the remaining material out of bitterness from the previous dealings?

Anyway to avoid a whole different discussion here on this board, here's a forum link of other naive individuals discussing the possibilities: http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php? ... 49a92e24af
So besides licensing, there are other reasons for The Silmarillion not ever to be made into film or tv series. It's definitely an uphill battle.

But forget about film licensing, how about miniature hobby licensing? I wouldn't want GW to end up with it anyway because of their now product material and way of marketing. The Estate would also be against that as well?

Anyway to wait for Silmarillion miniatures to be made you do have to hold your breath for a very longtime, but it's always nice to dream. I'll make my own someday when I become an Oldman Willow.

_________________
My Lotr backlog: 305/952[][][][][][][][][][]32% completed
Painting Lineup: Mumakil x2, Rohan Heroes x8, Haradrim, SKoDA
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:33 pm 
Elven Elder
Elven Elder
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Posts: 6320
Location: Mourning with Fimbulla the Huntress
Images: 58
Well. I'll do this as quickly as possible so as to avoid kind of derailing your naive little thread. Basically you have asort of hit it. In his lifetime J R R Tolkien sold the rights of the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit to a company which has now sold its rights to the Saul Zentz Company, to the Middle Earth Enterprises (formerly Tolkien Enterprises) which sells the rights for films, stage productions, model-producing lines (eg GW), computer games etc, but can only ever sell LotR and the Hobbit. All of Tolkien's posthumous work including the Silmarilion and the Childrem of Hurin is owned instead by the Tolkien Estate, a different company and one that is run by Christopher Tolkien. Unlike Middle Earth Enteprises, the Tolkien Estate has a firm line on only ever producing things exactly as Tolkien wrote them. Here is a quote taken directly from the Tolkien Estate website:

Quote:
The Estate exists to defend the integrity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings. Christopher Tolkien's work as his father’s literary executor has always been to publish as faithfully and honestly as possible his father's completed and uncompleted works, without adaptation or embellishment.


Thus, as long as Christopher Tolkien is in charge of the Tolkien Estate, these posthumous works will never be sold to anyone. Here is a link to their temporary homepage:

http://www.tolkienestate.com/website/

Anyway, back onto topic, iof Chris Tolkien was to be removed, then my first by for a Silmarillion (or other) model would be any kind of Werewolf in any form. In fact if they produced 1000 differently posed Werewolves, I'd make it my personal aim to buy all of them, including both Draugluin and Carcaroth. I would also be interested in early Sauron models (including his werewolf and vampire incarnations), I would also be interested in Morgoth the Dark Lord, Ungloiant the Great Spider, Maeglin the Dark Elf, Gl;auring, Father of the Dragons, Ancaglon the Black, all 1st Age Black Numenoreans and Easterlings including Bor, Ulfang, Brodda etc, and in Gothmog, Lord of the Balrogs, and more of his kin, especially if they look different.

_________________
"I am the Flying Spagetti Monster. Thou shall have no other monsters before me"
-FSM.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:04 pm 
Loremaster
Loremaster
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:13 am
Posts: 1502
Location: Did you really think I'd tell YOU?
Fingolfin & Finarfin first and foremost, because Fingolfin is so EPIC. Then the Dwarves of Belegost, because short, simple warriors kicking a huge dragon's ass is bloody brilliant. And I love Dwarves in general.

But actually, I'd want all of them. All Silmarillion characters are Epic in their way, now I think about it.

_________________
"... Telchar wrought it in the deeps of time."
-On Andùril, The Lord of the Rings

:puppy:
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:11 pm 
Kinsman
Kinsman
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Posts: 95
Fëanor above all, and his seven sons and wife Nerdanel if possible. And as many elves and dwarves which GW could fit into a Silmarillion range. Though within reasonable price ranges...

I might even buy a Balrog and convert him getting cut to pieces by Fëanor on his way to doom at Gothmog's hands. That spirit of fire character, too full of talent and drive for his own good, was a masterstroke of Tolkien's and one of the best literary characters I've ever encountered.

Now, if only Christopher Tolkien had been more open to filming etc. and less prone to ignore it all as crass commercialism full of modern bizarre stuff. I'm grateful for his hard work at bringing us the Silmarillion, Fall of Gondolin and other goodies, but think him entirely wrong at keeping these writings of his father out of reach from filming and gaming. Regardless of its flaws and despite its disadvantages in shying away from Gondor fiefdoms, grey company, easterlings etc. in the Return of the King, the Lotr trilogy is beautiful, some of the most beautiful movies ever filmed. Way better than the droll stuff produced in the 1970s which tried to pass for Lotr. The Hobbit films, while having lots of good elements not to be discarded out of hand, are decidedly worse handled and much less true to the spirit of the book.

Still, had I been in Christopher Tolkien's shoes, I would have had ample confidence in Weta Workshop's ability to bring Middle Earth to life and do it justice with an attention to detail unrivalled in fantasy. It might not be exactly his father's vision, or even his own, but it will still be one of high quality to appreciate, if not prefer.

After all, the original stories and their visions always remain in the books for new readers to discover, and it's standard for cinematics to deviate some from books (see Bond movies), not least because of the different demands of the expensive filmed medium. More people seeing the films, will mean more people discovering the books, and well-handled filming with Weta Workshop costumes and sets, with some much-needed humour, is exactly what the Silmarillion needs to reach broader masses. The book contains great stories, but it's a heavy read without any jolly humour - except for when Fëanor slams shut his gate in the face of Morgoth, as if the dark lord had been a travelling door salesman.

Sad to say, we'll have to wait and see what happens when Christopher Tolkien passes away.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: The Silmarillion Miniature You Would Want
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:15 pm 
Loremaster
Loremaster
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:20 am
Posts: 1367
Images: 14
Elessar Telcontar wrote:
All of them! :D

Agreed. Much like my LOTR collection, I gotta catch 'em all.
Top
  Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: