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  • #362
    OriginalAragorn
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    Hi there, I’m new to this forum and very excited to get registered. I also recently introduced myself over in the Mithril website forum. For anyone who missed that, here is an exact duplicate of what I posted over there:

    Hello, I’m new to Mithril Miniatures but knowledgeable of miniatures painting and Tolkien. I just love the Mithril range, and equally love Tolkien, so I’m posting to say HELLO and to ask you kind folks about some collecting tips!

    Briefly about myself:
    1) Live in California – wife, two kids
    2) Aragorn is my actual middle name (my father was a Tolkien fanatic who read us the trilogy every night as bedtime reading when I was 8-10 years old. He cried the night he finished ROTK)
    3) I play the LOTR miniature game put out by the “Other” company! But my primary joy comes in painting and collecting. Frankly, I find many gamers are into “win at all costs” and care nothing for Tolkien thematics, nor do they care for the artistic side of the hobby; of course, there are MANY exceptions to this.

    By the way, I just finished painting my 54mm Aragorn (my only Mithril-ish figure). I say “ish” because it’s actually Prince August/Rawcliffe. But the sculpt is pretty much the same as the 54mm Strider from Mithril.

    I will post it when I get around to taking a picture (hopefully tomorrow).

    Thanks,
    George “Aragorn”

    #4779
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Hi there, I’m new to this forum and very excited to get registered. I also recently introduced myself over in the Mithril website forum. For anyone who missed that, here is an exact duplicate of what I posted over there:

    Hello, I’m new to Mithril Miniatures but knowledgeable of miniatures painting and Tolkien. I just love the Mithril range, and equally love Tolkien, so I’m posting to say HELLO and to ask you kind folks about some collecting tips!

    Briefly about myself:
    1) Live in California – wife, two kids
    2) Aragorn is my actual middle name (my father was a Tolkien fanatic who read us the trilogy every night as bedtime reading when I was 8-10 years old. He cried the night he finished ROTK)
    3) I play the LOTR miniature game put out by the “Other” company! But my primary joy comes in painting and collecting. Frankly, I find many gamers are into “win at all costs” and care nothing for Tolkien thematics, nor do they care for the artistic side of the hobby; of course, there are MANY exceptions to this.

    By the way, I just finished painting my 54mm Aragorn (my only Mithril-ish figure). I say “ish” because it’s actually Prince August/Rawcliffe. But the sculpt is pretty much the same as the 54mm Strider from Mithril.

    I will post it when I get around to taking a picture (hopefully tomorrow).

    Thanks,
    George “Aragorn”

    #4780
    hsf62
    Participant

    Welcome Master Aragorn!
    It’s always great to get a add on to this “Forum” who actually takes part within this “Forum”!;)
    I’m sure it will take you a while to find your way through all this information and serious talk!
    Enjoy!
    Any question? Just spit them on the table, but watch out for Master Barliman, he doesn’t like spitting.

    #4781
    hsf62
    Participant

    Also, if you got some spare money € 300.- – 400.-, and want to invest it in some Mithrils, then you might have a look under “The crossroads of Esgaroth”, where Master Bikini sells his collection!

    second from the top:
    My old collection to sell : 100 réferences from M64 to M385 as a lot by Bikini

    That would be a good start!

    #4782
    jdbrown55
    Participant

    Welcome! I have briefly talked to you on the Mithril website, but we can get to know each other on a more personal level here on MMP. Like the Master Caster said, please take part in the forum as you can have a lot of fun here. 😆

    #4786
    Gavin
    Participant

    Bienvenue and Failte :)

    #4788
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huooommmmmrhuoooommmm … so OriginalAragorn you are …. huoommm … welcome indeed … hom … yes …. now you might consider visiting that tabroom in the Prancing Pony … huoommm … that’s the room for ‘facts and rumours’ … huoomm … of course it’s also a place to relax …. homrhuooommm …

    #4795
    hsf62
    Participant
    Theobald wrote:
    Huooommmmmrhuoooommmm … so OriginalAragorn you are …. huoommm … welcome indeed … hom … yes …. now you might consider visiting that tabroom in the Prancing Pony … huoommm … that’s the room for ‘facts and rumours’ … huoomm … of course it’s also a place to relax …. homrhuooommm …

    But remember, the new visitors in the Pony are the ones to pay for the first round!:)

    #4796
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Keep drawing attention to me and the only payment you’ll receive is the end of my blade!

    Give a ranger a little peace.. there are enemies of good who would love to know my location..

    In case you’re wondering, here I am – the Original Aragorn:

    DSCN1297.jpg

    DSCN1299.jpg

    PS: Rangers have crappy digital cameras that take fuzzy pictures! Aye, or perhaps the Unblinking Eye has distorted my lenses! Bah!

    #4797
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    OK, that was my “crabby ranger” routine.

    Now for my real question: what camera setting will take clearer pictures on a digital camera?

    Thanks!
    George
    :)

    #4798
    hsf62
    Participant

    Not bad painted, not bad at all!
    If I look at your boots, I know why Master Barliman put the wargskins at the entry.
    Make sure to wipe your boots before entering!:)

    #4799
    hsf62
    Participant

    Ahem, in regards to taken pics, there are others, more competent people around to give advise then I’m. Sorry I can’t assist
    with this question….:( I’m quit happy to be able to operate my wife’s camera on easy mode…

    #4800
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    quite a good painting :)

    May I ask one question though… Where did you get the base for this Aragorn.. This looks like the Saruman 54mm prototype applied to an [mith]LO4[/mith] ?
    I’m curious :)

    #4802
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Gildor –

    I got this as a gift for Christmas, probably around 2002 or so, from my wife. This was before I was into painting miniatures, but she knew that I loved LOTR and with my actual middle name being Aragorn she picked this one.

    The bottom of the base says “Lord of the Rings” and “Prince August/Rawcliffe.”

    Here is a link to the whole series of them that I happened to find on the LOTR Fanatics site in the Products section. You have to scroll down the page to find all of them:
    http://www.lotrfanshop.com/lotrshop/pewterfigures.asp

    I doubt this is where my wife ordered them. I think she got it for me back when the LOTR films were huge, so everyone and their grandmother was selling LOTR products.

    Hope this helps.

    George

    #4803
    hsf62
    Participant

    And this is the pic from the website:
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_edlo4s-aragorn.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_edlo4s-aragorn.jpg[/imgz]

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