I had a chance to paint up one of my Bob Olley servitors and I have to say he is a lovely figure. Well, maybe not lovely, he is a servitor after all but nether the less he has a huge amount of character. I've grown to love Bob's work and although some of it can be maddeningly detailed the still reward patience and a careful job. I particularly liked his face, which although it obviously echoes Frankenstein's monster, still suggests the former humans character. Perhaps a suave space criminal who found himself in serious trouble with the law and ended up being servitorised. Over time he's ended up being adopted (or stolen!) by pirates who use him as a bit of muscle in boarding actions as well as for doing all the heavy lifting!
|Bob Olley Adeptus Mechanicus Servitors|
The army is a mix of forgeworld figs that I got cheap and reclaimed plastic figs (I'm not precious about amour variants, as long as they look the part). One of my mates is doing deathguard and emperor's children and I'm pleased to say he is being sucked into buying old rogue trader figs to include in the army alongside his other figs. So as he is painting his stuff up at a fair rate I need to look at getting back to this project and getting it finished.
In other news I've been nominated for my 3rd Liebster award. Legiocustodes over at oldhammer 40k blog nominated me and I must say that I'm very flattered. It's nice to know that my ramblings are read and enjoyed by people. I know our little corner of the web is fairly small but it's growing all the time and other bloggers are always needing encouraged in their endeavors, I know it really helped me.
Anyway, I'm not going to do full response (as I've already done one) but I did promise to answer Legio's questions.
1. What year did you get into this fantastic hobby of ours?
Originally I reckon it was 1987 or so, first year at high school. I think I regained the bug in maybe 2005 or 06.
2. What was your first model?
I think my first models were the 60 piece fantasy regiments boxed set. I bought a chaos warrior when I started again.
3. Do you still have it? (If so post a picture)
Long gone I'm afraid, my mum is not a hoarder or sentimental!
4. Are you more of a gamer or a painter?
I'd like to say gamer but I get precious little games in but I'm not the kind of painter that will spend weeks on a figure, I just like to get it done!
5. How do your family feel about your hobby?
My daughter (7) calls them 'Daddy's geek toys'
6. What's your favourite miniature?
Usually the one that I've just finished painting!
7. How much do you reckon you spent on your hobby each year?
I have spent many years avoiding thinking about it and I'm not going start now!
8. How do you feel about modern GW?
It's like a friend that you used to get drunk with and you used have a great laugh with but who has become a suited business man who isn't interested in the same things as you and is only into making money and wearing sharp suits.
9. What's your current project?
10. Is your interaction with the Oldhammer community primarily online or are you lucky enough to have like mind friends you can share it with?
Primarily online but I have met up with about half a dozen other members and have even played games with them! I'm looking forward to oldhammer day in august!
11. Fantasy or Sci-Fi