question about m260 (king theoden)

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Mathom House of Michel Delving question about m260 (king theoden)

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  • #681
    cameosis
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    i have had this figure for a long while and always thought that i had lost its right arm with sword, albeit i had one that fit … but it’s way too long compared to the left arm!

    can anybody tell me if the arm needs to be trimmed? the way it is now, it looks disproportional — i couldn’t find an appropriately big picture of the theoden arm online.

    #22853
    cameosis
    Participant

    i have had this figure for a long while and always thought that i had lost its right arm with sword, albeit i had one that fit … but it’s way too long compared to the left arm!

    can anybody tell me if the arm needs to be trimmed? the way it is now, it looks disproportional — i couldn’t find an appropriately big picture of the theoden arm online.

    #22854
    Milo
    Participant

    Here is a good detailed picture Tomislav:
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/553_m260_unpainted_1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/553_m260_unpainted_1.jpg[/imgz]

    I found it here: http://membres.multimania.fr/mithril59/m260.htm

    #22855
    Turambar
    Participant

    Ah- Masterr Godet´ s webside!

    But this is already been linked here on MMP: http://mithril.faerylands.eu/index.php?action=links

    (again, our Elf had done everything right . . . )

    #22858
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I could provide each pic from Arnaud site on each reference sheet but that would be a lot of work indeed… though Arnaud gave me authorization to use his material as I see fit …

    #22865
    Theobald
    Participant

    I don’t think that that much work for you is necessary, Gildor. – But I can confirm that Arnaud is a very kind person indeed.

    #22867
    cameosis
    Participant

    yves, thanks — but i already know his site and picture. i need to borrow a digital camera and photograph what i mean in order to better illustrate it (haha).

    #22868
    Theobald
    Participant

    better do that, Master Cameosis …

    By the way, to me it’s one of the figures in all the ranges which is absulutely unbalanced in its pose, in terms of stability. It even surpassed the very old Rohirrim-riders in that. Just cut off the sprews and you know what I’m talking about.

    #22870
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    astonishingly theobald, mine has the sprew cut, and the figurine has been painted for almost 12 years now, I painted it a loooong time ago, and , amazingly it has ALWAYS remained stable and never bent a single millimeter…. i’m still surprised everytime I look at it

    #23366
    Milo
    Participant

    I just checked my [mith]M260[/mith] and another extra I had, both coming from [mith]M260[/mith] blisters….

    There appears to exist a variant which I possess without knowing its existence:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/553_m260_variants.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/553_m260_variants.jpg[/imgz]

    #23367
    Milo
    Participant

    The one on the right seems to be the same as official picture on MMP [mith]M260[/mith] page.
    The one on the left is as described by MMP [mith]M260[/mith] “Parts” section.

    Then, Master Zoetrop also mentioned another variant at horse tail level, which obvioulsy is not hte case here.

    #23368
    Milo
    Participant

    Looking at base marking, the one with horse leg separated has “S” written before M260 and “5” after C. Tubb 92

    #23369
    Theobald
    Participant

    Your’e right somehow, Master Milo. That Theoden at the right in yout picture is the old, original one. The base reads:
    MITHRIL
    5 (in a circle) M 260

    If you have a closer look at the base you will clearly see, where that right arm was casted. Strangely below (!) the base. I also dare to advise you not to take off the sprew from the left front-leg of the horse, as then the figure might become even more instable than the old tail of “The vengeance of Smaug” (Copyright Tolkien Enterprises 1994) …

    In fact, I never got it right about these MC [Mithril Classics]-castings, which I never liked, as I’m a collector.

    #23370
    Milo
    Participant

    which one is a MC ? I never bought any and have 2 standard mithril Blisters.

    #23372
    Thingol
    Participant

    … !??!!? For me… any way…. I’m collector to but my M260 it broke the hind legs… Then I bought a new M260 and there was only different tail. Smaller than on the first M260 ( first one has large tail stuck between the hind legs ) …. I’ve put two figures side by side and watched. I glued his hand at exactly the same position. I even looked at the labels on the bottom. Everything was exactly the same ( MITHRIL 5 (in a circle) M 260 C.Tubb 92) …. and I bought the first M260 1999…. !?!? this another one 2011….. !?!?!?

    And this time I did not made the mistake…. again. Cut a drain under the right front leg….. MC…..

    I think this is totally irrelevant. Buy a M260 or MC… completely irrelevant again…

    …. Today you will always get the version with a smaller tail…. :(

    first one ( older M260) I cut down to pieces and took his hand with a sword, a helmet with a head and one leg… :) other parts are in undying lands… ( or in the trash )

    #23375
    Milo
    Participant

    Thanks master ent and Thingol. From what I read frome you, it could mean I have the old one + a new but non MC, meaning 3 variant exist as the MC one has tail between legs ?

    #23376
    Theobald
    Participant

    I’ll have to consider that in time, Master Milo.

    #23384
    Theobald
    Participant

    Alright … Master Milo, the one on the right in your picture definitely is the figure of the old M-series, as then there were only two parts (the figure itself; horse and rider one part + the right arm with sword). The sprew was added to the left (!) front leg of the horse. That’s the one with the long tail.
    The figure on the left in your picture clearly shows, that the left (!) front leg was casted seperately and the sprew was attached to the right (!) front leg of the horse. Master Zoetrop is right about the tail, though I would like to explain it this way: The tail of the old M-figure is between (!) the hind legs of the horse and nearly touches the base. The tail of the other horse isn’t between the hind legs, but connected to the left hind leg of the horse and therefore is shorter.
    Alas, I wish I could explain things better. Sorry.

    #23387
    Milo
    Participant

    Well, I checked again my minis, and both tails are short, identical, on hind left leg:
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/553_m260_tails.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/553_m260_tails.jpg[/imgz]

    This is strange…

    #23388
    Thingol
    Participant

    In M260 version has tail is abnormally long and wide and no slits (holes, spacing) between the hind legs. Only the tail stuck between his legs. This is definitely the same figure, just with a different coating. And probably poorly guarded.

    External conditions have impacted on her appearance. As a children’s games, naughty cat or fall under the wheels of bicycles…. :)

    Have a nice day dear friend hobbit and do not worry much about it…..

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