| This is my interpretation of the first Coolminiornot
contest figure Frejya the Valkyrie. She has been extensively converted and bits added
on. 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
The miniature itself is very 2-dimensional and out
of proportion. Her one ear ends up somewhere on her cheek and she has a lazy eye as
well. The weapons were too large so they were immediately hacked off. She has an old
Brettonian Shield, an axe from a plastic Chaos sprue, wings from a Reaper
angel and a mordheim sword in scabbard.
I corrected her extremely high flat forehead with a
sculpted diadem headband. Her hair was hacked off and resculpted to stream upward
and have more mass. It also hides the stray ear. There is a new braid of hair that
unfortunately blended in with the NMM gold shoulder-pad when I painted her. Her drooping
breasts were enhanced and instead of a bikini she has a decorated breastplate.
The legs and arms were also repositioned. The mini is
very brittle but did not manage to actually break. However I had to resculpt the
joints, and fill stress-cracks.
The miniature was converted using whitestuff epoxy
putty, which IMHO is terrible, its is not nearly as smooth or workable as I'd like.
She was converted and painted over the course of a week. Valkyrie and Grom were
extremely rushed and the vignette
entry itself was completed, photographed and posted, minutes before the deadline.
Painted February 2003.