I'm ramping up for Richard's Storm of Magic tournament on the 14th and part of that entails sculpting a Fimir Balefiend. I'll be bringing Ogres and the Fimir will fit in perfectly with the Lore of Shadow.
Instead of being amazing like Richard and do actual work I figured I would find a miniature that looked close to a Fimir and convert it from there.
I thought Reaper's Uaskuluz Greyhidend from their Warlord line got close. It's a Monstrous Infantry sized aquatic wizard that's pretty close to what a Fimir is. The only thing I really had to from there is sculpt a different face so it had a longer snout and one eye and to give it a tail. I gave it a tail from the Chaos Spawn kit and decided to also give it a cowl and hood to make it more civilized.
The one thing I like that I did by a combination of lack of skill and accident is that when I tried to sculpt teeth it looked terrible but I was able to smooth it out and redo it so he had gums and no teeth. I like the idea that he's a really old Fimir who has seen better days and has had to slum it with my Ogres. Plus, the Orc Shaman with a toothless smile is one of my favorite figures so I'm happy with how it came out.
Here's what he looked like with some green stuff:
Here's what he looks like with some green painted:
I will have a picture when it is finished in the next few days.
Continued in part 2.