Thursday, 22 November 2012

New LOTR Release MS582 'Goldberry communing with river' Mithril metal miniature

This miniature was released in November 2012. It was March 2012's winning idea in the Fellowship Club.

According to Tom Bombadil, he found her long ago by the pool where he gathers water-lilies from the Withywindle river. The races of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry are not known though Goldberry is said to be the daughter of the River-woman. Her voice is beautiful, "as young and as ancient as spring," like the song of a glad water flowing down into the night from a bright morning in the hills." She has long blonde hair, and when Frodo Baggins, Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrin Took, and Sam Gamgee first see her, she is wearing a green dress shot with silver and a gold belt. Wide vessels of green and brown earthenware hold floating water-lilies so she seems to be enthroned in the middle of a pool.

This miniature is aimed to depict Goldberry in the river, water up to knee, raising her skirt with one hand. She is bending over the river flow and touches the surface with the other hand. While the river is not present, any diorama builder can easily add this figure into such a scenario.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

New LOTR Mithril Release: Haradrim Bellydancer entertaining Far-Harad trader

Bounded by Mordor to the north and the Mumakan lands to the south lie the deserts of the Haradwaith. Huge in area the lands of Harad are, for the most part, burning wastes. The Haradrim live on its fringes – on the coastal line in the west and in the mountainous regions of Far Harad in the south.

The peoples of the coastal region are great traders and cities such as Umbar act as trading hubs for merchants and travellers.

The traders of Harad ply their goods across the great deserts to Khand and to the east of the Ered Harmal, and find relief from the dust and heat in the several oases which are dotted throughout the burning wastes. Some of these oases have settlements which offer refreshment and entertainment to the weary traveller.
This vignette shows such a scene.

The trader, having watered and fed his camel train is resting, drinking wine and watching a dancing girl.
These miniatures are sold unprimed. They are 32mm scale metal figures.