Monday, 11 September 2017

Olivia from BOYL

Yeah, I know, I was the man who even wasn't there. I didn't attend this year's BOYL yet I got this commemorative mini. What can I say, I didn't thought I was that resourceful!

Ahem. Sheer luck and good will. One of the attendants (whose true identity will be kept in secret as he/she/it has stepped into the witness protection programme) was so kind to get one for me (Thanks again!). No threats were done, or at least not too serious ones. That horse head incident was just an innocent joke.

(Ahem again) Speaking of beheaded stuff! The thing is that I am the lucky and proud owner of Olivia the girl with a head in her hand! I was so excited that I interrupted everything I had on the workbench and put my brushes on her...

No, I don't think BOYLivia works for her
Olivia Giraffepants is neither suitable
For all of you who don't know where the mini comes from, its origins go back to 1987 and this illustration in the Rogue Trader rulebook:


I've seen a couple of painted Olivias so far, and two really fine masterworks; one by Master Axiom and the other by Monsieur Asslessman. You better check their magnificent paintjobs! If I've missed any other one please let me know! I love to see how different people interpret the same mini from a B/W illustration, this is a perfect example of that.

I've begun another project, but that will be the subject of a future post, when I have some actual stuff to show. Soon, soon...

26 comments:

  1. Good stuff Suber. You've done well there.

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    1. Thank you! The illustration is quite iconic, so I'm pretty happy of having the mini :)

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  2. I'm so very glad you got to get one (without even asking for it).
    I love your warm version, it's always nice to see different interpretations of one model.
    Top stuff again !

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    1. Your work on that is awesome, but I wanted to walk a different path here. I guess I always envisioned the image in these colours in my mind, they came out immediately. But as you say, it's terribly fun seeing how we all have a different conception on the same issue :D

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  3. Great work Suber!

    It's a gorgeous sculpt and you really have done it proud.

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    1. Thank you very much! The mini is indeed gorgeous, I couldn't wait to have it painted :)

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  4. Cracking job mate - she is such a cool mini, and you've certainly done her justice! Nice one dude :-)

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    1. Thanks! Makes me want to start a whole kill team around her!

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  5. Yes, very nice. Love the cammo and the helmet.

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    1. Thanks, but I can take no credit on that, I'm but a paint amanuensis :D

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  6. Awesome paint job Suber. Glad you got a hold of one. ;)

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    1. Thank you! The mini is great, I got so excited about having it that I almost begun to squeak :D

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  7. Lovely paint on Olivia! I can't imagine too many other people who would make as good use of her. Excellent job :)

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    1. Thank you very much! Well, you're very kind, but my version in fact has quite a resemblance to yours, you really set the standards! :D

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    1. Thank you! It was terribly satisfying to paint :)

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  9. Great work on an excellent miniature; I'm very jealous I would love to get my hands on one too! ­čśŐ

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    1. Thank you! The sculpt is just perfect, totally gets the style and vibe of an era. Am I correct to think there are still some minis avaliable for the French BOYL event? Not 100% sure, I thought I read that on the Oldhammer Forum maybe...

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  10. pues como siempre, te ha quedado genial
    Enhorabuena! :)

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! He disfrutado un mont├│n pint├índola, la verdad :)

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  11. Great work! Love the giraffe pants.

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    1. Thanks! Once I got it finished I thought it would have been fun a yellow with green dots pattern, but hey, this works, so it stays :)

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  12. Classic model with a great paint job...
    WIN

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    1. Thanks! That's the coolest part of it, wouldn't you know the story behind, you could tell without a doubt this mini was released in 1987. The style, the vibe, everything is pure oldschool love.

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  13. I've seen both Axion and Asslessman's work and they are indeed good as is yours Suber. Very nicely done! :)

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    1. Thanks! I think they both have done superb paintjobs, each one in a very particular and personal way. It's really interesting how we all approach the same project in different ways :D

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