|This is my interpretation of the first Coolminiornot contest's figure Grom
the Relentless. I was initially not going to enter, given the quality of the
miniatures. But when the Administrator said conversions were welcome, well then I
could certainly alter them.
The miniature is not as badly out of proportion as
Freya, though he still has a lazy eye and is quite static in pose. I snapped him in
half, so he could sit against the rock and tree, his cape and torso were resculpted.
His right arm is supposed to be holding a necklace he cherishes while he's dying. He
was also given a blind eye, to compensate for the lazy eye. It works well with the
vignette story. I like to think that an opponent moved in on his blind side and
delivered poor Grom a fatal blow.
For me the tree is my favorite part. The tree is tubing and wire, twisted
together and covered in Milliput White. After, another layer of Milliput was
sculpted on to form the bark texture of the branches and trunk. The branch that
holds Valkyrie in the final vignette is hollow tubing that fits her foot pin perfectly and
supports her weight, though it is bent and twisted.
The miniature was converted using whitestuff epoxy putty, which IMHO is
terrible, its is not nearly as smooth or workable as I'd like. He was converted and
painted in a day of frenzied work. Valkyrie and Grom were extremely rushed and the vignette entry itself was
completed, photographed and posted, minutes before the deadline.
Painted February 2003.