Statement from Chris Tubb

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Statement from Chris Tubb

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    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Chris Tubb  a écrit:

    I do not normally participate in Mithril forum discussions but I feel I must write in response to comments made by Michael O’Brian regarding the reasons for a lack of regular M releases.  Michael has linked the lack of regular releases with what he describes as a long ( looong – his word) learning curve with 3D design and printing. In fact the regular M releases ceased years before the advent of 3D design which  actually makes the whole process faster so that  often these days I am able to expand single figure suggestions into multi-figure vignettes. Sadly the reason for any lack of regular M releases is a  lack of marketing strategy on the part of Mithril ( required to expand our customer base), together with an inadequate website for such a strategy, and last but not least because Mithril chooses to only employ me on a part-time basis these days!

    Chris Tubb


    “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.” (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

    #48672
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    (I send this “communiqué” from Chris Tubb who asked me to publish it to the whole community on his behalf)


    “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.” (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

    #48673
    ddaines
    Participant

    Thank you for posting. Pretty much what we have thought for a long time I guess hmm

    #48674
    GlorfindelLXVII
    Participant

    Chris is spot on about digital sculpting. Once he creates a model there is a lot he can do with it. Digital sculpting and printing does have a learning curve, but once the skill is there it’s very easy to execute. Chris has got the sculpting part down. Now Mithril needs to embrace it and move forward. Let’s hope this leads to positive change at Mithril and more of Chris’ beautiful work.

    These past two years have been rough for any small business. I think giving them the benefit of the doubt is in order. Fingers crossed!

    #48675
    imisel
    Participant

    thanks a lot for this clarifying post


    Ilsa:A franc for your thoughts.
    Rick: In America they’d bring only a penny, and, huh, I guess that’s about all they’re worth.

    CASABLANCA (1942)

    #48676
    Gerold
    Participant

    I read on the Mithril website Chris is born in 1952. So he will be celebrating his 70th bearthday next year!

    #48677
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    yup that is correct


    “Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.” (Gildor Inglorion, LOTR1)

    #48678
    Maenas
    Participant

    Thank you both for the information. Congratulations to Chris on learning to 3D sculpt at his age, might have been a little bit of a nightmare for him.



    Mae govannen mellon nín.

    #48679
    Milo
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing this post. If there is a better way to support master Tubb than we all did, I guess we would do.


    Milo Gamgee-Took of Bywater
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    “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R.Tolkien

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