Mystery case

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  • #858
    Gerold
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    #34265
    Gerold
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    #34266
    Theobald
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    That box is very strange indeed. I never saw that before. (Does the box contain the figures?)
    Definitely they are not the Dwarves of the “Lost Dwarven army”. The figures are all from the old regular M-series (Dain Ironfoot without a base is one part of a small vignette). This is confirmed on the back of the box. Interesting is the hint at an “upcoming” Half-orc army which is the topic of the other “lost army”. That so-called “sergeant” is M365 Gloin in war gear. The figure which on the box is declared as “ranger” is the M127 Gimli-figure. BUT most surprising are all the bases which clearly are not original Mithril-bases and more remind of the bases used by a certain Gerold.
    Anyway, my judgement is that this box, called “Mystery case” is a fake.

    [My expression “lost army” refers to the two army-sets that were never released by Mithril but only sold in small batches by Chris Tubb some years ago. ]

    #34268
    Maenas
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    Looks like a “personalized” design to me. I can see printed pages carefully attached to a “regular white” box ^^

    #34269
    Turambar
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    This is exactly very strange indeed. Also Master Gerold didn´t left any word on it . . .

    Regarding the photographs, those are defenetly not the Iron Hill dwarves- a Master Tree pointed out.
    Unprofessional as the company is, that unprofessionality is not usual for them . . .
    As far as I am informed, “Saruman´s army” is always mentioned first! Here it is the other way . . . strange that is . . .
    Master Theobald is a good observer . . . I also would say- this is a fake- as far as the packaging is concerned- a professional one.
    Although the “designer” used the wrong font!!!!

    #34270
    Milo
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    Well, I like the idea of this personnal cover very much.
    Of course, it is regular dwarves shown, and every details do not match official Mw336, Mw337 box covers.
    Looking at bases, it reminds me of Master gerold bases. Could it be your production?

    #34271
    Thingol
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    It is not mystery case…. it is just one lonely collector who has one obsession to make boxes…. but looks interesting…..

    #34280
    Turambar
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    Mmmmh, Master Sherlock (former known as Master Milo!),
    I think, you have hit the top. The box art is from Master Gerold himself! Absolute clearly now!
    The figure painting-style and the non-mentioned-anything is the proof.
    Lets have a drink on that.

    #34282
    Theobald
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    Well, that’s what I tried to point out in my first comment yesterday, Master Turambar. I think obviously those Gerold-bases in the pictures on the box are the best proof that it is a fake.

    As for another matter I think it is a bit tricky to publish such a fake of a “Mithril box” that does not exist.

    #34283
    Gerold
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    All right, all right, you all got me!

    But please don’t take it too serious, as I only wanted do create my own ‘Dwarves warband’, complete with box, just for my own pleasure (and for the pleasure to see how reactions would be when publishing the pictures).

    Anyway, here is what you see when you open the box:

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    #34284
    ddaines
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    A few days too early Master Gerold, April isn’t upon us yet ;)

    But, on a different modelling subject, for those familiar with the old Aurora plastic models that got many of us interested in Frankenstein, Dracula etc. some die-hard collectors have in fact made up ‘spoof’ boxes of subjects that were either planned but never released, or were figures that some fans thought should be released.

    So Master Gerold is not the only ‘guilty’ one :D

    #34286
    Milo
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    Very nice way to travel with your dwarves’ set Master Gerold.
    I like last picture with all these little fighters standing together.

    #34287
    Maenas
    Participant

    It’s a fun way to present your own personalized warband, nice idea ;)

    #34289
    Gerold
    Participant

    Well, for those who can’t get enough of it : here are some more pictures

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    Happy Eastern weekend every one!

    #34772
    Maxtarna
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    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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