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Bronze Age's Odin

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Norscaman writes:

Doug, it is the same reason that they would be corporeal. If you are corporeal, you can benefit from armor. I am sure that it is magic armor. Plus, for a bunch of simple vikings, they don't want to see Odin not wearing armor.

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dampfpanzerwagon Fezian of Dampg's Modeling Page writes:

This is the second Workbench article relating to Bronze Age's Norse Gods. (The first miniature, Thor, was the subject of a previous Workbench article.)

This is Odin, and is, in my opinion, one of the very best 40mm sculpts I have ever come across - a real gem.


The miniature stands over 50mm tall. The pose is majestic, with Odin holding a spear in his right hand and pointing with his left.

Wings and spear

This figure is a four-part casting: the main body casting, two raven wings, and a spear.

Odin and Thor - size comparison

Here you see the two Bronze Age miniatures alongside one another, for size comparison.

Odin assembled

I have already stated that I feel this is a superb miniature, and I wanted to produce a painted piece that was even more imposing. I clipped the base to make it smaller, and mounted it onto a couple of layers of 3mm plastic card, then built up this structure with Milliput to model Odin standing on a large rock issuing orders. I used sand and fine grit, built up over PVA glue, to add texture... and then got carried away, and added a shield and skull from the Games Workshop plastic Beastmen box set.

I used greenstuff to add additional detail - and in particular, build up the musculature on the upper left arm and right forearm.

The raven wings were added to the helmet, using a superglue/greenstuff/superglue sandwich, which gives a strong bond, and fills any gaps between the wings and the helmet.

Odin improved

The spear is moulded from thin, soft metal, so I replaced the shaft with some stronger metal rod. I drilled out the original spearhead and attached it with superglue to a sharpened point, ground with my Dremel. To strengthen the joint, I added a small ferrule of greenstuff.

The spear was attached to the right hand with superglue, and the fingers were built up with small amounts of greenstuff to strengthen the join.

Odin improved

This shows the additional work on the spear, the cloak, and the base from the rear. Note the sculpted bear's head on the top of the cloak.

The plastic base is a 'premium' 40mm round base. I had contemplated using a 50mm base, but eventually realized that I wanted this figure and the earlier Thor model to add to my Flash Gordon 40mm collection, see; most of which are mounted onto 40mm bases. (See my blog for more information about my Flash Gordon project.)