Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Helm's Deep III | The fire of Orthanc - five new 32mm scale metal figures

Helm's Deep 3 - the fire of Orthanc

The walls of Helm's Deep had stood the test of time and the heat of battle, at least until the wicked inventiveness of Saruman was pitted against it. Orcs sacrifice themselves to blow open a pathway to the inner keep, allowing them to storm the once impregnable fortress that protects the most vulnerable of Rohan's population.

This new release from Mithril Miniatures will have five new figures and they will be numbered M541 to M545. They were designed using the traditional method of clay sculpting. They will be primed 32mm scale metal miniatures.

Currently they are pending approval by Middle-earth Enterprises.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mithril Miniatures | Half Price Coupon for Mid May Sale.

Mithril Miniatures is providing a coupon code that will automatically discount a huge array of their miniatures by 50% until noon on Tuesday May 17th 2016 (GMT+1).

Just add the coupon code MITHRILHALFPRICE into your account when you login and all the relevant products will show a strikethrough price and a new price underneath it, with the percentage saved in brackets. Pretty straight forward.

The ranges that are affected are the following:

This deal even affects bundle offers for the LR series with box sets of 10 miniatures now selling for just 4.25 Euro per pewter figure. Outstanding value to be sure.

If you love Lord of the Rings and enjoy collecting miniatures then don't miss out on this great deal.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mithril Miniatures moving its Lord of the Rings to a digital design in 2016.


Finally Mithril Miniatures™ has moved from the traditional clay sculpting style to using a 3D modelling package when developing their miniatures. Chris Tubb has worked very hard to learn how to use Zbrush and even harder to make sure that his style is consistent with his earlier work. The offical press release is below:

Mithril is pleased to announce an important new era in its Middle-earth range. Many months of development, combining our traditional sculpting techniques with the newest 3D technology has enabled us to produce a series of Mithril figures which retain the well-loved Mithril “look” while producing greatly enhanced detail and accuracy in each miniature. These digitally enhanced figures will come into production very shortly and will have the designation Mz; and of course they will still be in white metal and at the same price. We will also be announcing news of a new Mithril diorama series shortly.

Here are seven of the upcoming releases, all approved of by Middle-earth Enterprises for production since the 21st of April 2016. These are currently digital images, and will be released between May and July as 32mm scale metal miniatures.

MZ625 Dwarf Merchant with Toys miniature preview from Mithril Miniatures.
MZ625 Dwarf Merchant with toys,

MZ626 'Ohtar with the shards of Narsil' miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures
MZ626 Ohtar with the shards of Narsil,

MZ627 Easterling Champion miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures.
MZ627 Easterling Champion,

MZ628 Dain Ironfoot miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures
MZ628 Dain Ironfoot,

MZ629 Snow Troll Miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures
MZ629 Snow Troll,

MZ630 Duinhir miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures.
MZ630 Duinhir,

MZ631 'Gollum - The log with eyes' miniature preview by Mithril Miniatures.
MZ631 Gollum™ - the log with eyes.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

New Mithril Lord of the Rings releases | Rumil and Female Orc Archer metal miniatures.

Mithril Miniatures broke with their tradition a little today with their latest two releases of 32mm scale Lord of the Rings metal miniatures. These two great ideas were not winning ideas but were inspired by comments made during the voting process. Chris Tubb decided to make them and so left a space in the numbering of releases to allow them to have a place later on when he had time to sculpt them.

Rumil, brother of Haldir, was a guardian of the forest around Lothlorien and silently protected Galadriel's realm from all dangers during the war of the Ring. An Elven archer can kill you before you even know you are in danger. This figure was numbered Ms594.

Chris Tubb explains his reasons behind this unique sculpt of a Female Orc archer (Ms595):
The second piece was inspired by Luthien4tinuvielle’s entry Ishi-ul the female Orc shaman, which was the winner in February 2014. Her comment “not a single female Orc in the whole Mithril range” set me to thinking what else could be made to redress this lack. I have a penchant for bowmen (as you can see from Rumil above) so I decided on a female Orc archer. So now we have two female Orcs in the range!

Mithril has a bulk discount available for a limited time on both new releases.

Friday, 1 April 2016

New Super Metal Intro | Next Gen Tech to reinvigorate Hobby Casting in the 21st Century

Casting metal is always a tricky business, you need weight to get a gravity cast to work yet people don't like lead in their metal alloys for safety reasons. Pewter is too light by itself to easily cast, especially in some flatter moulds, so some people avoid it, despite the fact that it is lead free.

So after much research Prince August has found a perfect solution, a metal that flows wonderfully into the mould, produces strong shiny results easily, fills all the details effortlessly and is safe to handle, and yet is still very affordable.

We call it SUPER metal, because that is the only word that fits on the metal bar that describes how good it is.
So for a limited time you can try it out yourself. Get 10 ingots of this revolutionary alloy for just 22 Euro (excluding V.A.T.) and tell us how you feel about it.

Update: This was 2016's April Fool's prank.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

New Mithril Releases: King Earnur and Marshal Eomund released in March 2016.

Mithril Miniatures released two more MS Fellowship club miniatures in March 2016. These are 32mm scale metal figures that are pre-primed for painting. Some assembly will be required, mostly arms and shields, so some superglue is useful.

Earnur was the last King of Gondor, at least until Aragorn reclaimed the throne, and he was a strong leader and managed to drive back the Witch-king's armies from the north. This was the winning idea from November 2014.

Eomund, Marshal of the Mark, MS622
Eomund, Marshal of the Mark. MS618
Eomund, Marshal of the Mark, was responsible for protecting the eastern areas of Rohan from the raiding parties of Orcs and other vile threats. He fulfilled his duties until the day he died, by an ambush by Orcs. This figure was the winning idea from March 2015.

Friday, 26 February 2016

New Toy Soldier Factory website is now open.

New Toy Soldier Factory Website
New Toy Soldier Factory Website.

The Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Center hosts many workshops and birthday parties for visitors but their website has been the same for 10 years. Not any longer, now the new site is available and it promises to be far more interactive and flexible. Fully mobile friendly, it will display correctly on any platform and it allows visitors to have their own accounts and post comments on any blog posts. We plan on expanding this to include registered users submitting photos too.
Overall the look is fresh, clean and quick, with crisp images and easier navigation, plus a search function.
Why not visit it today and give it a whirl.

Leap Year Sale | Save 50% on most Prince August and Mithril products.

Leap Year Sale
2016 is a leap year, so this Monday (29th) Prince August and Mithril Miniatures have a sale that cuts by 50% most of their products. The exceptions are paints, tools, some accessories and the Edman Collection items.
No coupon or special conditions apply other than the sale starts at 23.59 on Feb 28th UTC and ends 24 hours later.
This is an excellent opportunity to grab some amazing bargains and you should mark it down on your calendar because it will be another FOUR YEARS before it occurs again.

Note: Free Shipping is not available during this sale. F.Y.I.

Mark down on your calendar that the sale starts Monday.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

New Lord of the Rings Fellowship releases: Merien and King Bladorthin in March '16.

Mithril Miniatures has released two more miniatures from its list of Gold Status Fellowship winning ideas in February 2016. Merien, a princess of Dol Amroth, which is a Gondorian fortress, was originally the winner way back in May 2014, but was misplaced for a time, hence the late release date. This figure is 32mm in scale and is primed with the classic primer that allows you to start painting it immediately on acquiring it.

King Bladorthin, an ancient king that ruled the lands near the Lonely Mountain before Smaug came to roost there. His armour is influenced by the Iron Hills Dwarves and the Easterlings. Not much is known about his rule unfortunately but that does not stop this being an excellent figure to collect.
Some assembly is required but the figure is primed.

Both of these releases are extremely limited in quantity, only 150 of each are cast.

Friday, 5 February 2016

3 for 2 Offer on Prince August Roman Wars Moulds and Miniatures until Noon on Feb 9th 2016.

3 for 2 Roman Wars Sale

Prince August is offering a 3 for 2 offer on all their Roman Wars series of moulds and miniatures, at least until noon on Feb 9th 2016 UTC.
This means you can buy three moulds from that series (or three cast figure packs) and get the cheapest one absolutely FREE. If you buy multiples of three you get multiples of the discount too so if you have not tried this beautiful range of 28mm scale fully round figures, showing 1st Century Legionaries and Officers and their Ancient Briton foes then now is the time to start.

This range provides hobby casting moulds for all the stock troops and cast figures for leaders as well as cast figure packs for the stock troops as well. Easy to cast, requires minimal assembly (glue can be used to attach arms or shields).