So it has been a while but December has a certain way of keeping everybody busy – myself included. At the moment I am painting wood elf cavalry but here we continue in the SF category with some old lead.
On the left we have one of Bob Olley’s enigmatic creations from the Rogue Trader era. While painting this guy I was more or less felling like I was doing it without knowing what I was painting – a feeling you sometimes get when working on his minis. It is rather hard to make sense of the head on this one and Mr. Olley kindly decided to help the painter by dotting the eyes of the model. This turned out slightly cross-eyed, adding to the bizarre appearance of this mutant(?). I like the mini, but frankly it is not one of my Olley favorites.
The guy on the right is of an older vintage. It is an 25mm Andorian from the Star Trek universe produced by Ral Partha around 1979. The mini is very cool and he works perfectly as some sort of diminutive space alien next to my Citadel minis. Ral Partha produced three of these Andorians. I have them all in the collection and after having painted this one I am looking forward to finishing the two others.