Sometimes there’s a man. I won’t say a hero. Because, what’s a hero. Sometimes there’s a man. Hell I lost my trail of thought here. Maybe just enjoy this strange fella. Was it fun to paint? Well, does the pope shit in the woods?

This is a conversion of Bjørn by Magnus Fagerberg. A truly stunning viking sculpt.

you can read all about it here: https://nordlysminiatures.com/bizart-bjorn/

Model was converted and painted on a weekend during dogma 48. Back may or may not be painted.

Just so it’s possible to see the conversion there is also Magnus fantastic box art and Ben’s mind blowing hippie conversion. I cannot take any credit, whatsoever, for the other two.

Thanks to Mads Seit Jespersen for pictures!

Magnus version is here: https://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/23994
  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Spectacular work mate!

    • Jakob Villien

      Ah thanks so much Magnus. And right back at you. Hope I didnt mess up your beautiful viking too much.

  • Kyle Maitland

    The sweater reminds me of an old rug that has seen better days, I look at it and think we, wouldn’t be caught dead.  That’s what makes it so fantastic.

    He ain’t pretty, he ain’t sensational. He’s pretty mundane, something we expect of every day life, and that’s what makes this fantastic.

    • Jakob Villien

      Thanks mate! You get it :) I like these characters

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    i just love the fact hes got a little beer belly

    • Jakob Villien

      Just like the painter :) thanks

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  • Archigrog

    Great Idea! Stunning painting :-)

    • Jakob Villien

      Thanks so much. Happy you like the painting.

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Great job ❤️

  • SlayterJohn

    Wow! Good old Dude! Gold, without questions!

    • Jakob Villien

      The dude abides! :) thanks

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Strike ! <3

  • BranPLUS

    Awesome conversion !!

  • Daniele Petrucci .:: Zajon ::.


  • Francois "Frado" Daugny


  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great job !!! Such a good idea.

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    Good job!

  • HenkPLUS

    I like your conversion, and particularly nice job on that bowling ball. The painting effects on the cardigan are excellent.