A question about M325, the Female Northman Ranger

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony A question about M325, the Female Northman Ranger

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  • #640
    Gavin
    Participant

    What the hell is it in her left hand?
    Mine either has a miscast or it has something that looks like its meant to be…something. I just don’t know what!

    #20356
    Gavin
    Participant

    What the hell is it in her left hand?
    Mine either has a miscast or it has something that looks like its meant to be…something. I just don’t know what!

    #20357
    Theobald
    Participant

    As far as I can see she’s not holding anything in her left hand. It’s just a fist. I haven’t heard or even know of anything she was supposed to be holding. The figure consists of two parts of which the second part is her right hand with the sword. But if you want her to hold something, why not add a shield from the “weapon packs”? though I think that would outbalance her in her swift movement. 😆

    #20359
    ddaines
    Participant

    Same comment as Master Theobald – nothing ;) – I’ve always thought looking at this figure that she is kicking a door open or something similar, such violence!! :D

    #20360
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    actually her left hand is a clenched fist holding nothing but put in some sort of “charging motion”… she’s looking behind her and motion for her fellows to “come’on! Charge!”

    #20361
    Barliman
    Participant

    Maybe Master Gavin has a miscast figure? Though that would be unusual.

    #20362
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    maybe a conversion turned back to prior conversion state in a “raw” way?

    anyway all pictures I provided in the top right corner of my data sheets in the database are genuine, taken from Mithril (copyright) material and displayed with explicit authorization from Lars and Michael or Chris.

    if one has to check for genuine aspect, you can find it here

    #20363
    Theobald
    Participant

    There’s no problem, Master Gavin. I also was contemplating about this many years ago.
    A miscast figure, as Master Barliman pointed out, is more than unusual.
    Best is to try to rehearse such a move and motion against a closed door, as Master Gildor suggested. Doing that you will always hold up your left hand (in case you’re right-handed) to protect the body from debris splattering. – But to be honest, the pose must be meant as bringing down a taller being by kicking its “legs”. The knee being struck with one movement precisely will bring down your foe further more to your level, and while falling you find him with your ferocious movement (spinning) of the body to the final strike with the sword. The way swordmen do. Though … facing the invisible enemy she’s aiming at … must be so much taller than her … rhuoommm … I always hoped she’s not trying to behead a tree. Just see the pose, it’s a cross, rectangular and vertical, only the pose of the head reveils what she’s aiming for.

    #20365
    Gavin
    Participant

    Well, I am going to assume its a mis-cast. It just looks like she’s holding something in his left hand. Whatever way the extra shape is attached, I am not sure I can get it off without wrecking the hand. I must consider this matter.

    #20368
    ddaines
    Participant

    perhaps you should send in a photo Gavin and we can all suggest something :D

    #20369
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    +1 master Ddaines :)

    #20372
    Theobald
    Participant

    Well, Gavin, there sometimes are miscasts, as you like to call it. But of this one I am not aware. Though I would rather advise you not to not to sever the Lady’s hand. – Let me try to explain.
    It’s possible that some parts of the sprew kept to the casting, which doesn’t mean that it was intended.
    E.g. Yesterday I stripped a Lady … err … M10. I had her (badly) painted for many years. I did it myself, unlucky me. See, it was about to find out about the dagger. I was sure that the dagger was casted with the figure. After contacting The Man about three or four years age, he said that he couldn’t remember if there was a dagger attached with the figure. He told me that the only way to find it out is to have a very close look at the base, where usually minor parts are being placed for the moulds. – I saw that it was right. Clearly the dagger was casted with its pommel at the right foot of the figure. … Alas, I had to re-prime that Lady today. Anyway, that gives a better chance for a better painting.
    I would like to add another question here … what are so-called “Master-figures”? I should know, of course, but are those the ones being casted to find out if the mould works? I dunno.

    #20373
    Theobald
    Participant

    Hey, Master Gildor, you didn’t ask me about copyrights of the pics I provided … rhuoomm …
    just joking … about copyrights … I’ll try to become serious again …. we’ll see ….

    #20381
    twrich
    Participant

    Hello Master Tree, to answer about “Masters” of mithril figures, they are the main figures (I believe) from which castings of regular relases were made. They are more rare than regular figures, but are not the moulds. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. I have a few of these and that is how it was explained to me. I don’t think more than one or a few exist for any single figure. I look forward to any other exlanation that is more complete.

    #20395
    hsf62
    Participant

    Chris sculpts the Green. He uses the Green to produce the Mastermould, a mould for handcasting. With this mould he produces the Masters. These Master figures are used to produce the spinncasting moulds. I guess up to 30 Masters of a single figure are a common thing. :D

    #20396
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    now that’s precise explanation

    #20397
    Theobald
    Participant

    Thank you very much. I also have two masters, that’s why I wanted to know.

    #20398
    twrich
    Participant

    Thank you Master Caster, it seems the “masters” I bought on ebay years ago are not as rare as the seller suggested :-(

    #20399
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I have two masters too, but a master does not have any “rarity” if you don’t have the certificates of authenticity signed by Lars and Chris on special A4 paper for each of them… genuine certificates as detailed as a university diploma :)

    I have two of them for M106 and M110 I think… I keep them preciously, even if I painted those minis already…

    #20400
    Thingol
    Participant

    … does someone knows if they (figures) have bigger value with this certificate or is it just another failed marketing trick from the past…. Something like the limited LR edition with those card as certificate…. !?!?!

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