Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

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Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by ashmie » Mon May 14, 2012 12:40 pm

Well, the paints went away in February. The baby arrived last month, one month early! But what has the squire of the borderlands been up to with his time? Do we know? Do we care? Well I'll let you in on the tale as it tells.

Mithril OOP mini collecting. Online bidding and hording. Finding as many minis to do with Middle Earth Roleplay. Photographing them and then boxing them away for a rainy day. Sad? No fear. It's been an adventure. :lol:

It was late one evening in winter 2011 when I visited MIJ's hobby room and was shown the models he bought but feared it would be a waste to paint them. Too special or precious so it goes. I now completely understand this concept. At the time I was knee deep in Prussians and painting to a deadline.

Now with this new mini collection I am enjoying collecting for collecting sake.

I may run an rpg adventure set at Bree or Weathertop some day and I have a plan to do a Diorama of The Prancing Pony at Bree next winter. For all Tolkien fans I hope you enjoy this thread. There will be a quiz each day to see if you can guess who the mini is. Remember it's pre New Line Cinema so they are all based on the classic book.

Here's my first few goodies my precious;
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The original core MERP book.


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Sourcebook

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The inspiration for the collection. A campaign set in The Shire perhaps.

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A bit of nostalgia that never was. ADandD Players handbook from the 70's

Some NPCs for the Prancing Pony.
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The 9. Or indeed 8 as one is missing and I need to track him down.
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The dead of Dunharrow
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Vignettes
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There will be more later but for now.
Who is this? Easy one first.

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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by Spevna » Mon May 14, 2012 1:10 pm

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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by me_in_japan » Mon May 14, 2012 2:04 pm

Who is this?
that's easy. Ee's an old bloke wiv a beard :D

I must say, I can totally empathise with your hordeing impulse. I get it bad when I want to paint/do geek stuff, but dont have the time. It's like I have to buy geek stuff to keep the craving down. Heh, I guess there's a reason they call it plastic crack :lol:

Anyway, I look forward with interest to further developments in middle earth.
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Post by Tenorikuma » Mon May 14, 2012 2:22 pm

Count me in for anything LOTR. The old bloke can only be Saruman the White.
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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by job » Mon May 14, 2012 3:57 pm

Maybe he's Radagast the Brown. :geek:
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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by ashmie » Tue May 15, 2012 10:03 am

Well done it is is indeed Saruman of many colours. That's the Palantir in front of him. One geek point to Ten.
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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by me_in_japan » Tue May 15, 2012 10:13 am

Goldberry
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Nurgle daemons for AoS, Ghosties for Shadespire
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Post by ashmie » Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 am

Nope, less obscure a character.
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Post by Tenorikuma » Wed May 16, 2012 1:49 am

Arwen?
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Re: Ash's new collection: Mithril LOTR MERP minis.

Post by ashmie » Wed May 16, 2012 2:08 am

No. Not the lady Arwen. The clue is in the object in front of her. ;)
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