Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mithril Miniatures Dwarf Pony


I bought this Mithril Miniatures model back in the 1990s from my local hobby shop, and I painted him a just few years ago. Mithril still produces Tolkien minis, but I think this particular model is out of production. They have had the official license for Lord of the Rings miniatures since about 1987. I read somewhere that Games Workshop is allowed to produce its LOTR minis at the same time as MIthril because they are for use in a game (as opposed to Mithril which are for display).

I mounted the this guy on a Games Workshop cavalry base. Mithril minis have very rounded features as you can see in this super-zoomed in photo. Their dwarves mix pretty well with GW LOTR dwarves even though the average Mithril man is supposed to be 32mm.

3 comments:

Phil said...

Great looking dwarf poney, nice job!

ADB said...

One reason I understand they were granted the rights is that the GW figures are technically a different scale and could not be mixed with their own fantasy !

Not convinced its anything other than money though - GW has the 'movie' figure rights but not the 'book' rights...

Sam Wise said...

Nice work on that Dwarf !
I've this figure too (and a lot of other MITHRIL minis!) but didn't paint it... He's OOP, yes, and quite rare, and difficult to get it !