Results over manners. That could be the definition of Olivia's state of mind and practical way of handling missions. Not that any of her employers have had anything to say about it so far.
Olivia is a special character, not only because she's one of the most fearsome female imperial guard models you've seen in a while but because she was the gift model at this year's BOYL.
Well the model was so good and people were already starting to paint brilliant examples so I decided to paint mine early !
As you see, I've tried to stick as closely as I could to the original illustration with a few artistic choices regarding the colours that might be hers in real life.
She's proven to be a joy to paint and quite an easy one too since she was done in an afternoon (in between Twin Peaks episodes).
They're all new models I'm afraid but there's no age to celebrate the oldschool goodness, is there ?
Lush! You dropped a beautiful neutron-bomb on this one. 😉ReplyDelete
You've hit the original artwork to a tee. Great job, buddy.
Cheers, it's like a colouring book really !Delete
Absolutely brilliant Mec!!!! Love the color choices. ;)ReplyDelete
I have mine based and ready to go.
Greys and more greys !Delete
I'm eager to see your interpretation !
Hmm, that's an unusual choice of palette, but I must say it totally works. Well done, man!ReplyDelete
Well I had to make it stick to the illustration didn't I ?Delete
That's not what I'd wear any day of the year though!
Cheers amigo !
Glorious. Nice touch putting the tuft on the base to ape the illustration. The grey palette is a really nice callback to the original art. I'm impressed, and a bit more scared to paint my casting.ReplyDelete
I'm really eager to see what you do with her. She's a stand alone so you shouldn't have too many difficulties finding some place for her in the queue !Delete
Excellent mate - from the scar down to the boot markings, lovely job :-)ReplyDelete
Cheers mate, it felt like a 3D colouring book !Delete
Superb brushwork sir!ReplyDelete
Well thank you ! Kinda rushed but one enjoyable model for sure !Delete
Great JB! She looks great, bloody great! Now, to figure out how the fuck to paint mine up......ReplyDelete
With brush and paints man, come on ! You can't have forgotten it all in such a short notice !Delete
Honestly man, I can't remember the last time I painted a mini. Maybe the Eldar? It's been a while between drinks ;)Delete
I'll get back in the saddle, just gotta figure the colour scheme for this gal. Might go batshit crazy with her instead.
It's been a one month hyatus for me, quite weird to be honest. Just grab something you fancy and think about it, your muscle memory will do the rest.Delete
Love the leopard print! (:ReplyDelete
Thanks, since you and a few others had already used the yellow version, thought I'd go for the ultra rare snow version !Delete
Nothing as made me more gutted that I didn't find out about BOYL till late in the week and couldn't get down.ReplyDelete
It's getting better every year, write the next one in your agenda and enjoy ! I cannot welcome you enough !Delete
Lovely work JB, she looks excellent. Ballsy colour choices, but they worked out great.ReplyDelete
I do love using several shades of grey so tis was fun, I had to work with white though which is still something I have to work on but everyday is a school day right ?Delete
That is so cool.ReplyDelete
It's got me thinking just what lengths I might go through to get my hands on an Inquisitor Obiwan Sherlock Clousou mini...
Please ! Since I've seen him in the book I want one badly despite the fact it's an horrible model !Delete
Wow, she's bloody lovely.ReplyDelete
Good colour choices too, considering the artwork is black and white.
Almost feel sorry for the owner of that severed head. :(
He's proper material for a model on his own isn't he ?Delete
Great work. Very nice paint job.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot !Delete
She's beautiful JB! The white trousers are a little trailer trash, but she carries them off with aplomb ;)ReplyDelete
The restrained monochrome with the vivid red really is eye-catching. Great stuff!
In hindsight, I really like those pants although I was terrified at the idea of painting them this way !Delete
I'm very glad you like her !
She looks great. Can't wait to get my hands on mine!ReplyDelete
You'll love it, she's a wonderful sculpt really !Delete
Now get moving, I want to see other version ! ;)
Really top stuff mate! You've captured the RT illustration perfectly! I still need to paint mineReplyDelete
Thanks mate, I'd really like to see your take on this one !Delete
All the details are so wonderful, but the thing that elevates this to the highest tier is the contrast between Olivia's face and the face of her victim. Their expressions are mesmerizing. Bravo, JB!ReplyDelete
It does look like she's been playing with that head for a while ! ^^Delete
Thanks a lot !
Poor old Kaleb.ReplyDelete
Great work. Especially like the bloodied neck stump.
Damnit, you've opened that door. That door to an embodiment of the cursed champion in the grim darkness of a a far future...Delete
Well thank you !
You did a great job in making the details stand out.ReplyDelete
Great sculpts make this happen by themselves !Delete
Lovely work JB!ReplyDelete
I plan to paint mine to matching Cadians, so the scheme may end up similar I expect.
I'm glad I don't have any IGs painted beacuse I would have been tempted to paint them like them, I prefer to have her as a stand alone. I might still decide to paint future IGs accordingly but that would be something else really...Delete
I've got an whole army of Imperial Army that I could paint her to match! It's the obvious move, but how exciting is it?ReplyDelete
Well, you could surely make her stand and paint her male colleague holding a severed ork head to make a duet. I think both option of integrated and Stand alone can be fun.Delete