Mithril Miniatures was founded in 1987 and has been dedicated to creating metal miniature figures, inspired by Middle-earth as portrayed by J.R.R. Tolkien in his books, 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. It has been our mission to faithfully recreate the characters from these books and imbue the miniatures as much as possible with the atmosphere and feel of Middle-earth. Our figures are not created from any of the films based on JRR Tolkien's books.
To this end much painstaking research has gone into this range, both in costume and character appearance, so as to make and retain an authentic and consistent feel to the figures and above all to remain true to Tolkien's original vision of his strange and magical world.
A lot of work has also gone into new production methods to minimise shrinkage and distortion which follows most other metal miniature manufacturer. Also worth mentioning is our special undercoat which we paint most of our figures with.
We are celebrating 25 years in business in 2013 and have to date created over 600 figures from Middle-earth. This is the largest collection in the world of miniatures based on JRR Tolkien books. Initially our figures were created for Iron Crown Enterprise's game called Middle-earth. In the 1990's we separated from them when they got into financial trouble. Since then we have created 100s of miniatures all inspired by Tolkien’s books. Many of the discontinued miniatures are now collectors items sometimes making over €1000 in auctions.
Our Designer Chris Tubb was born in 1952 in Hertfordshire, England and from an early age was interested in drawing and model making. He studied sculpting and painting at the Camden institute and has been a full-time designer and model maker since 1978. He has designed the entire Mithril series to date which he began in 1987. He likes to design in many scales but his favorites are 1/35 and the 1/56 scale which is Mithril’s own. His work has a naturalistic and distinctive style. He lived and worked in Ireland for many years but currently lives in the U.K. with his five children.
Mithril Miniatures is a registered trade name of An Grupa Edman Teo (The Edman Group Ltd).
Registered in Dublin #269484. Vat # IE 826 948 4w
Directors Lars Edman (Swedish), Margaret Edman.
Reg. Office: 1 Kilnamartyra, Macroom, Co. Cork, P12 FN79, Ireland