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#1 Fri, Dec29 2017 3:19pm

mindx2
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From: United States
Registered: Mon, Aug22 2016
Posts: 161

MX procedure & cost?

I'm curious as to the cost associated with commissioning an MX figure. As several here have done so in the past I was hoping you would not mind sharing that info and the process you went through to get your figure produced...?

Oh, and Happy New Year to all my friends here. I am profoundly thankful to have found such a community as this one who not only share my love of Mithril and Tolkien but are so friendly and helpful as well. big_smile

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#2 Fri, Dec29 2017 8:51pm

hsf62
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From: Australia Germany
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
Posts: 2736

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Getting a MZ MX or maybe MZX done. Not the way it looks at the moment... Better ask the man to sculpt it by  hand like in the old days! Just saying....roll


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#3 Sat, Dec30 2017 12:47am

Theobald
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From: the Osning in Germany
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
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Re: MX procedure & cost?

Though I submitted two MX releases myself and took part in the Frumgar-MX I would recommend to ask the Mithril Company directly (In this case Lars Edman might be involved.). I cannot answer to your question about costs in general, as I experienced three levels of MX releases:
First I was contributing money to a team (Frumgar), second was a mounted figure and third was a large vignette. There were massive differences in the costs, as you might imagine.
In case you're lucky to contact Chris Tubb about this matter that would make some sense.
Well, I don't know exactly why, but I feel that Master Hsf62 is right.

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#4 Sat, Dec30 2017 9:56pm

mindx2
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From: United States
Registered: Mon, Aug22 2016
Posts: 161

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Really just trying to get a rough idea of what something like that might cost. Nowhere near actually taking the plunge and starting the process!! wink

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#5 Sun, Dec31 2017 12:32pm

hsf62
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Re: MX procedure & cost?

Start with about 2000 and no limit I guess!roll


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#6 Sun, Dec31 2017 6:10pm

mindx2
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Registered: Mon, Aug22 2016
Posts: 161

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Thanks Master Caster. smile

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#7 Mon, Jan1 2018 2:11am

Theobald
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Re: MX procedure & cost?

I think Holger's estimation could be somehow realistic. - It's been a long time ago since the release of the last two Mxs, so certainly prices will also have been increased (in case a new Mx will be submitted).

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#8 Sat, Jun9 2018 9:21pm

twrich
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From: Minneapolis, MN USA
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
Posts: 671

Re: MX procedure & cost?

I now have a very good reason to believe that Mithril will move forward with a proposal to produce the next two Lorien Boats on the Anduin as Mx projects.

As for the cost, we shall see. Mx600 (Cracks of Doom vignette) was basically break-even for me, which was very good. Mithril  made 10e per figure on the first 85 or so, then discounted some to clear inventory until sold out. Mithril (PA), of course, has expenses beyond production, so I am not sure how profitable it was for them. Still, Lars has a warm spot for this line and a deep friendship with Chris. And Chris, I think, was adequately compensated for his design work. So, I am hopeful that this project goes as well or even better for everyone involved. Exact terms still are to be agreed to.


"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those that wander are lost." (Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring)

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#9 Sat, Jun9 2018 9:49pm

Barliman
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From: Bree
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
Posts: 4195

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Nice to know things can be moved along by other means than regular releases.


"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."

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#10 Sat, Jun9 2018 10:29pm

mindx2
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From: United States
Registered: Mon, Aug22 2016
Posts: 161

Re: MX procedure & cost?

twrich wrote:

I now have a very good reason to believe that Mithril will move forward with a proposal to produce the next two Lorien Boats on the Anduin as Mx projects.

As for the cost, we shall see. Mx600 (Cracks of Doom vignette) was basically break-even for me, which was very good.

Well that's good to hear. I guess my suggestion this month will be rejected tongue . What do you mean by "break-even"? I've always wondered how the MX process goes and the costs involved.

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#11 Tue, Jun12 2018 1:16pm

imisel
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From: A Corunna - Spain
Registered: Thu, Nov18 2010
Posts: 549

Re: MX procedure & cost?

These are great news!!!


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.

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#12 Tue, Jun12 2018 2:26pm

Thingol
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From: Republic of Croatia
Registered: Tue, Jul28 2009
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Re: MX procedure & cost?

Hi..hi.... big_smile


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#13 Thu, Jun14 2018 11:49am

Milo
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From: Toulouse, France
Registered: Tue, Mar30 2010
Posts: 4158

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Great news to read boats are about to go down the Anduin river again ! smilecool


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#14 Tue, Jun19 2018 4:36pm

Maenas
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From: Barcelona, Spain
Registered: Thu, Mar6 2008
Posts: 400

Re: MX procedure & cost?

Very interesting news indeed!


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Mae govannen mellon nín.

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#15 Sat, Sep8 2018 9:01pm

twrich
The Man in the Dark
From: Minneapolis, MN USA
Registered: Tue, Jan29 2008
Posts: 671

Re: MX procedure & cost?

I have posted to the Secret Vaults of Angrenost regarding progress on the final two Lothlorien Boats.

Last edited by twrich (Sat, Sep8 2018 9:02pm)


"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those that wander are lost." (Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring)

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