I know the brief with the miniature stated I could (and should) convert it to my heart's content but honestly, there are some miniatures that hit it from the start and I just wanted to give it a life of my own ! (We'll see how a second one would end though :) )
Painting wise, I tried to stay with earthly colours (which I tend to favour in my fantasy models along with a few touches of colour to echo Nicky's style, I tried an impressionist take on the flames which works for me, it's nothing realistic but like ofte, it works far much in real life than in photos (ink glazes are fun to give some vibrance to colours but they make odd light reflections)
I had actually prepared the model in case my WHFRP character died last week end (she would have been her avenging hidden daughter I guess) but it turns out good Ol' Gregor stayed alive and now she can just find a party of her own to face the perils of a wide world !
I know very little (actually nothing) about what other miniatures could be like but if they are as good as this one, then it's one classy range of models ahead !