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MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Unreleased Miniatures

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  • #861
    Barliman
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    Don’t get too excited, everyone, this isn’t further news on all those missing Mithril figures we know about.

    This is just to mention to people – particularly the gamers and diorama builders amongst us – the existence of another LOTR figure manufacturer (although not claimed as such), this time in Poland:

    http://unreleasedminiatures.eu/

    The figures were originally cast in acrylic but they’ve now moved on to metal. They’re largely based – closely in some instances, loosely in others – on the figures by a certain other company we know of. Some of them are a bit rough and ready (botched even!), but others are surprisingly good. See their pictures and decide for yourselves.

    I bought their “Fat Medieval Bismarck” (!) figure first – I’ll leave you to figure out who he’s a mounted version of, and have just ordered their “Traitor” and “Royal Field Marshal”. The Traitor’s horse looks a bit odd in the pictures, but may be better in the “flesh”. Horses may be the designer’s particular weakness, Bismarck’s having a slightly mutated hind-quarters in consequence of being based on a twisted version of one of the other company’s horses.

    Anyway, take a look and make up your own minds.

    I’ll let you know how my new orders look when they arrive. I’m away for the next week (until next Friday anyway), but there’s so little business in the Pony at the moment that I’m sure things will chug along fine till I’m back. Just kick Nob occasionally if he slackens.

    #34434
    Barliman
    Participant

    Don’t get too excited, everyone, this isn’t further news on all those missing Mithril figures we know about.

    This is just to mention to people – particularly the gamers and diorama builders amongst us – the existence of another LOTR figure manufacturer (although not claimed as such), this time in Poland:

    http://unreleasedminiatures.eu/

    The figures were originally cast in acrylic but they’ve now moved on to metal. They’re largely based – closely in some instances, loosely in others – on the figures by a certain other company we know of. Some of them are a bit rough and ready (botched even!), but others are surprisingly good. See their pictures and decide for yourselves.

    I bought their “Fat Medieval Bismarck” (!) figure first – I’ll leave you to figure out who he’s a mounted version of, and have just ordered their “Traitor” and “Royal Field Marshal”. The Traitor’s horse looks a bit odd in the pictures, but may be better in the “flesh”. Horses may be the designer’s particular weakness, Bismarck’s having a slightly mutated hind-quarters in consequence of being based on a twisted version of one of the other company’s horses.

    Anyway, take a look and make up your own minds.

    I’ll let you know how my new orders look when they arrive. I’m away for the next week (until next Friday anyway), but there’s so little business in the Pony at the moment that I’m sure things will chug along fine till I’m back. Just kick Nob occasionally if he slackens.

    #34435
    Barliman
    Participant

    …Oh, and if anyone is interested in their figures, I should mention that their stuff sometimes doesn’t stay in stock for very long. Whether it ever reappears once it’s gone out of stock is still too early to tell.

    #34509
    Barliman
    Participant

    It appears that no one is interested in this topic, but just to round off the story, I can report that the metal figures which arrived are not too badly designed but are poorly moulded and cast, and it will take time and a fair amount of work to make the parts fit together.

    #34518
    ddaines
    Participant

    I did look at the website, honest! ;), but then nobody seems to have shown much interest in the website link I posted either :).

    #34519
    Barliman
    Participant

    What weblink and where? Trouble is, there are so many topics and posts on MMP that it’s often difficult to find anything that’s new before it becomes old!

    #34521
    Theobald
    Participant

    Well, gentlemen, don’t worry nor hurry.
    I did read all this both of you refer to. Master Barliman, your statement yesterday was proof enough for me not to order any piece or part from that company as you said the figures are “pourly moulded and cast” and “will take time and a fair amount of work to make the parts fit together”. So to me that’s all there is to say about the quality provided by that company.
    Er, as for “it’s often difficult to find anything that’s new before it becomes old”, Master Barliman, there’s this underlined yellow link on the top right that appears after your log-in, you know …

    #34522
    Barliman
    Participant

    Ah, problem is I never log out, so neither do I ever log in…..

    #34523
    shadyt
    Participant

    I had a look at them also.

    #34524
    hsf62
    Participant

    Hahaha…. same here never log out! 😆

    #34525
    Barliman
    Participant

    Yeah, that way I can keep everyone on their toes. Nob never knows when I might be around – which stops him snaffling food from the kitchen.

    #34526
    Theobald
    Participant

    … huoomm … strange that is, not to log in or out … rhuomm … so Master Barliman, you might be a log-in with eyes, aren’t you? … and our dear Master Hsf62 seems to use the same technique … rhûomm … very interesting that is …

    #34527
    Barliman
    Participant
    Theobald wrote:
    so Master Barliman, you might be a log-in with eyes, aren’t you?

    Very droll, Master Tree.

    #34528
    ddaines
    Participant
    Barliman wrote:
    What weblink and where? Trouble is, there are so many topics and posts on MMP that it’s often difficult to find anything that’s new before it becomes old!

    This one – not had a good look though!

    http://escenorama.com/shopping/category … category=7 .

    #34530
    Barliman
    Participant

    There’s sone nice stuff hidden amongst some less nice stuff, but I especially like the Helm’s Deep model – espite the fact that they have, alas, used the “wrong” company’s figures.

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