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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Finished Squad of Bob Olley Marines

Finally finished the Squad of Bob Olley Marines:


I went for a bright colour scheme as I was a little sick of painting earthy browns, greens and human flesh so I tried to keep it bright and simple but still give the suits of armour a lived in worn feel without compromising on the brightness.

Here's some detail shots (as always click for larger)


This week I've also finished off an old Space Hulk genestealer as a test run for a possible colour scheme for the others that I've nabbed off ebay. To be honest though I'm not sure if I'll be able to recreate the finish as I just kept slapping on washes and glazes until it looked right.


Topping up on futuristic mini's has meant that I've broken my self imposed ebay ban and started adding a few more mini's to my sci-fi pile that'll post about separately later in the week. 
Also this week Aggro84 on the lead Adventure forums posted up a series of amazing pics taken from the Tears of Isstvan blog http://isstvan.blogspot.fi/2012/10/yggdrassiliumme-pilgrimage-part-1.html 
that are seriously making me want to put together a John Blanche inspired 28mm Inquisition warband, and and some filthy rusting terrain something with slime, skulls and pipes all over the place.
Some other amazing inquisition/Necromunda (I-munda to those in the know) stuff I've been eye-drooling over are the amazing mini's over on the Spiky Rat Pack Blog: http://spikyratpack.blogspot.com.au/ honestly if you're not already familiar with these sites go and check them out as some of the things these guys are coming up with are amazing.

Must. resist. starting. a new project.... too late I've just bought some 28mm scale mesh. Bugger

6 comments:

  1. That Genestealer looks great, you really brought the model to life. Looks like it stepped right out of the old artwork!

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    1. Cheers, thanks very much just hope I can recreate the colour scheme on he next batch

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  2. Very nice indeed! I'd never seen these Olley models before and think they look great. Of course your most excellent painting and basing aids this impression no end.

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    1. Thanks, there's quite a few other awesome figures on the Alternative Armies site that I'm hoping to add to the group

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  3. I LOVE these. You've really made the most of these venerable old sculpts. I have a pile of these lads myself, and now I'm thinking they are a hidden gem I've had all this time. Great work!

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  4. Hi fellow lead addicts .

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    I'm currently filling a similar one with with my Nurgle army from the 80's.

    I have added your blog to my favorites ones.

    I hope you will enjoy mine.

    Greeting from the realms.


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