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Thursday, March 03rd, 2011
2:03 PM
Something occurred to me the other day: I have quite a few minis painted that aren't mentioned at all on this blog.  So in an attempt to correct this, I'll be doing a number of catch-up posts (hopefully one a week).

Here's the first one; a Rune Priest and Chooser of the Slain from my Space Wolves.



The Rune Priest is a potent psyker (magic user) who can be accompanied by a Chooser of the Slain.  In 40k fluff the Chooser is normally manifested as a raven familiar who aides the rune priest.  I thought a simple mini of a bird would be a bit on the boring side.  I instead opted to create my own (surprise!) and looked towards the Space Wolves' Norse leanings for inspiration.





"Chooser of the Slain" is actually a translation of "Valkyrie" which was an angel like figuer in Norse myth that would lead fallen vikings to Valhalla.  To create her, I took a Tiriel figuer from Reaper Miniatures and added seperate wings.  Her feet were also re-positioned to make it look more like she's flying.



I used greens to tie the valkyrie together with the rune priest's weapon and shoulder insignia.



The green disk under the Valkyrie is actually a metal washer used to help balance the figuer.

All in all, their not the most complex of conversions, but the valkyrie came out pretty much exactly how I had imagined her.

~Dave