After the really pleasing challenge around Trish Carden a few months back, I've decided to ask Bob Olley to judge another friendly competition based in his work this time ! So this month was the #paintabob marathon for plenty of us and great fun it was.
I really wondered about which models I would pick as Bob's sculpted a mind blowingly large amount of stuff and I finally settled for his iconic Adpetus Mechanicus range.
|Illustration from Rogue Trader by Will Rees|
I think those sculpts have every Olley signature moves you can think of, intricate organic details, folds and details everywhere, just keep in mind those guys are wearing mk6 power armours and see how crazy the design is !
It was very tempting of course to copy this fatastic piece by John Blanche but many have done it way better than I could before so I kept to the plan and inverted the scheme (oh and in rogue trader, white is colour for the adeptus mechanicus anyway).
|Illustration from Rogue Trader by John Blanche|
The squats is very fun especially since he's the least admech of them all with barely just a bionic saw in place of a hand. He has a set of very traditionnal tools at his belt which is rather fun I find.
So here we are, I'm pretty pleased to have this unit ticked off the list to be honest. I know I rushed a fair bit in the end to move onto the MANY other projects I have in line but I know I'll add a few more admechs and it will be much easier to do so now I have a solid base to build on.
I love that none of these guys have a gun and although they have massive power axes, they should make great NPC's should I need some !