Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Seven Years War Austrian Cuirassier moulds released July 2018

Seven Years War Austrian Cuirassiers moulds release July 2018
Seven Years War Austrian Cuirassiers moulds
Prince August has expanded beyond foot and cannon moulds for their historical Seven Years War series of 40mm scale semi-flat rubber moulds. Now they have added cavalry. These are Austrian Cuirassier cavalry. The horse is cast separately and you can add riders of your choice to that casting to create four different troops, including the Officer, Standard, Trooper and Trumpeter.

To help explain how to cast these new innovative moulds Prince August has made a video on the topic too.
 These make excellent additions to the Prussian, Austrian, Austrian-Hungarian, French, Russian and Artillery moulds already available in this Seven Years War series.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Mithril June '18 releases | Watcher at Cirith Ungol & Easterling king

MZ644 Watcher at Cirith Ungol Mithril Miniature
MZ644 Watcher at Cirith Ungol
 Mithril Miniatures has released two more 32mm scale metal miniatures in June 2018. The first one is the Watcher at Cirith Ungol, part of a pair of ancient immobile sentries that guard the gate to that dread fortress. Through sheer force of will these sentient entities prevent enemies passing between them. Tolkien desribed them as seated figures, three headed, with the likeness of a vulture and with claw-like hands.
This was March 2017's winning idea and was originally suggested by 'barliman'.
MZ650 Easterling king Mithril miniature.
MZ650 Easterling king
The 2nd release is the Easterling king, a leader of one of the warlike tribes usually following a nomadic and pastoral lifestyle, who from time to time had conflicts with Gondor and Rohan. This leader was given one of the nine magic rings that eventually would corrupt him and turn him into a Nazgul.
This was July 2017's winning idea and was suggested by 'Khador'.
There are only 100 of each of these produced. Both need some assembly and they are not primed.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New Mithril Miniatures release in May 2018. Gimli and Legolas in a boat.

MZ645 Lorien boat with Gimli and Legolas
MZ645 Lorien boat with Gimli and Legolas  
 Mithril Miniatures has released a new vignette at the end of May 2018. This piece has many parts and consists of a Lorien boat, a display base, equipment and supplies, Gimli the Dwarf and Legolas the Elf. It depicts a segment in the Fellowship's journey to destroy the One Ring, after they stopped off at Lothlorien for respite. They were given three boats to continue their dangerous journey to the Black land as well as supplies to aid them. Gimli and Legolas shared one of these Elven craft.

This is a 32mm scale metal vignette and is not primed and will require assembly.
To learn more about MZ645 Lorien boat with Gimli and Legolas click here.
MZ645 Lorien boat with Gimli and Legolas
MZ645 Lorien boat with Gimli and Legolas

Friday, 16 March 2018

New Release | Half-orc Hornist Fellowship figure

Half-orc Hornist
Half-orc Hornist MZ646
This figure was the winning idea from May 2017. This figure had some production issues at the beginning so there was a delay in releasing it, as it was due for release in Jan or February. Mithril finally released it in March 2018. There are 100 made. No assembly is required and the figure is not primed.
The Half-orc was one of two main forces available to Saruman during his attack on Rohan and during his defence of Isengard from the Ents. They were created from true Orcs and Dunlendings. This musician uses his Dunlending horn to pass orders from his commander onto his troops.

You can find out more about the Half-orc Hornist here.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Fantastic Bundle Deal for Easter 2018

Easter 2018 Bundle Deal
Easter Bundle Deal
Prince August has released two more Easter Decoration moulds in March 2018. These extend the range that already has four Easter moulds, bringing the new total to six. These are extremely easy to cast with and there is a video available here to demonstrate that clearly.

To make it easier for new collectors of these moulds or new customers to hobby casting itself, Prince August has created a fantastic bundle deal that will remain available until the start of April 2018.
This bundle contains the following:
  • All six Easter Decoration moulds.
  • 10 Ingots of Model Metal (1.25 kg of metal)
  • Solder Melting Pot (UK or EU plug variant). This can be removed from bundle if desired.
  • Kit 2000 Casting Accessories pack.
  • Super Snipper tool for removing cleanly any ingates from castings.
  • A metal file for cleaning up any rough edges after removing ingates.
  • A set of three different sized quality paint brushes.
  • A set of paint pots with 2 small brushes.
  • Casting instructions.
The price for all this is just 80.49 Euro exclusive of tax or 99 Euro inclusive of Irish tax.
If you remove the solder pot from the bundle the price drops by 24 Euro including tax.

To give you an idea just how great a deal this is, the six moulds ALONE would cost 93 Euro with tax. So for a mere 6 Euro more you get all the rest.

Find out more about the Easter Decorations here. 

Monday, 29 January 2018

January 2018 Releases: Treebeard and Azog 32mm metal figures.

Mithril Miniatures has started the year 2018 off with two more exciting figures that won previous fellowship voting months. The first is Treebeard at Isengard. Treebeard is a well known Ent, tree like that are guardians of several Middle-earth forests. They are rare and Saruman's minions are destroying Fangorn Forest for his war production. Treebeard and other Ents finally attack and destroy those furances and war machinery in Isengard in retaliation for such despoiling and killing of trees (some were intelligent).
Treebeard at Isengard MZ643

The second release was Azog™ with the head of Thror™. Azog was an Orc commander and Thror was a Dwarvish king. Azog claimed the ancient Dwarvish home in Moria (Khazad-dûm) and his actions caused a long sequence of conflicts between Goblins and Dwarves.
Azog with the head of Thror figure. MZ649

Both figures are 32mm in scale and are not primed and will require a little assembly.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

2017 Christmas Release | Christmas Children Mould

Making your own decorations is a cherished tradition in many homes. The difference with Prince August is that you can make metal decorations which are long lasting heirlooms. Just cast the figures from our mould as many times as you wish, depending on how much metal you wish to use, and prime and paint them. Alternatively you can simply polish them or antique finish them with some black gloss paint and thinners.

Christmas Children - Decorations for your tree this Christmas.

In December 2017 Prince August has released another adorable Christmas Decoration mould called Christmas Children. It includes two different figures in a single mould, with one child dressed as an Angel holding a tiny Christmas tree and another child as a carol singer. Both have small hoops on their heads for attaching string to allow you to hang them from your Christmas tree. They also have flat bases so you can stand them on your mantlepiece or table if you so desire.

This means you have quite a selection of decorations to choose from in total, including Santa himself, reindeer, candles and holly, Santa's sleigh and even snowflakes as well as many more festive options.
Prince Imrahil comes from the principality of Gondor called Dol Amroth. He lead an army of seven hundred men of Belfalas to the aid of Minas Tirith, Gondor's capital city, to resist the invading armies of Mordor and their Corsair allies. His forces were the only Gondorian cavalry at that battle. Imrahil was known as a great warrior at both the battles at the Pelennor field and before the Black gate of Mordor.

Mithril Miniatures traditionally releases a Christmas figure, themed around a leader. This figure is 32mm scale and requires assembly. It is therefore not primed or antique finished. This is a change in the normal format due to the new design process (i.e. helmet is separate from body) which made it very difficult to offer the normal finish without charging more than normal for it due to labour involved. To compensate for this the price has been reduced from 22 Euro to 19.76 Euro (including V.A.T).

There were 100 of these made. It was released in the middle of December 2017.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Mithril December 2017 releases: Aragorn at the Black Gate & Galadriel of terrible aspect.

Mithril Miniatures has released two more 32mm scale metal miniatures at the start of December 2017. The first is a Gold Status Fellowship winning idea from June 2016 that has suffered delays for the last couple of months. It depicts Aragorn at the Black gate of Mordor. Aragorn lead an army to the gate to challenge Sauron directly in order to distract his gaze from Mount Doom so that Frodo and Sam could destroy the One Ring, the source of much of Sauron's power. Product code is MZ640.

It has been several years since Mithril has released a vignette so we are delighted to a display an important event in the travels of the two Hobbits charged with the destruction of the One Ring. While in Lothlorien, Frodo wanted to give the ring to Galadriel, as she was one of the few beings on Middle-earth that could hope to stand against Sauron, its original owner. However such power was extremely dangerous, even if intentions were pure and in a vision Frodo saw what might occur if Galadriel welded such power, and it was terrifying. She refused the ring and Frodo had to continue on in his adventure. Galadriel of terrible aspect is MZ648. 

Both of these releases are unprimed and require assembly. Glue is not included.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Spanish Armada 1588 Chess moulds | November 2017 Release.

Spanish Armada 1588 Chess moulds

Prince August has released in November 2017 chess moulds that allow you to cast the English and Spanish sides for the Spanish Armada 1588. 
The Spanish Armada was sent up the English channel by their King, Philip II, to bring his army from Flanders over to England to depose the current Queen, Elizabeth I.
The English had different ideas and knew that they had to prevent the landing of a Spanish army on English soil. While at sea they had the advantage and harrassed the Spanish Fleet all the way up the Channel and with the help of their Dutch allies drove the Spanish into retreat, via sailing around England via Scotland and returning to Spain eventually. The storms were so fierce that many of the armada's ships were wreaked off the coast of Scotland and Ireland, resulting ultimately in the loss of about 45 ships out of the initial 130 that had left Spain.

Spanish Armada 1588

Buy both sides of the Spanish Armada chess moulds here.

These moulds will allow you to cast 54mm scale metal chess pieces. Casting metal and equipment is sold separately. 
It is also an ideal opportunity to try out our new Solder Melting Pot, and also cast with Pewter metal rather than our Model Metal. Normally casting in Pewter is harder due to the technical issues in getting that metal hot enough on a normal stove or hotplate. Our Solder pot can heat the metal easily however so with a slight turn of the knob you can scoop out 5 Star pewter just as easily as Model Metal. Currently we even offer half price 10 ingot deal. Grab 8 more bars and you have enough for a chess set.