Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Olivia Neutron-Bomb - A One-Woman Army


Forward Recon Troopers are elite scout specialists. They are lone operatives, trained for stealth commando missions and surveillance deep behind enemy lines. Olivia Neutron-Bomb is one of the Imperial Army's highly skilled FRTs. Like all FRTs, she is equipped with a heavy automatic pistol, a light back-up pistol and several concealed blades. Her customised support pack is equipped with an auto-grenade dispenser and lightweight auxiliary servo arm alongside the more usual life-support mechanisms, supplies, spare ammunition and medi-pak.
 
Olivia's particular speciality is removal of key enemy individuals - competent officers, clever strategists, charismatic talisman troopers or innovative battlefield engineers. By eliminating such individuals, enemy morale and efficiency is greatly reduced. Olivia's trademark is to decapitate the target and bring back the bloody head as proof of a successfully completed mission.
 
 
 

 
 
I painted up Olivia in a fairly traditional grey and black combination that can be seen on many an Imperial Army trooper. The jazzy combat trousers probably aren't regulation issue though!
 
Olivia is the commemorative figure from the recent Bring Out Your Lead event, hosted by Wargames Foundry (read more here). She is a gorgeous sculpt from the talented hands of John Pickford (my unpainted copy of the figure is below).



I haven't yet decided what use I'll put Olivia to, but I'm sure I can find her some friends to hang around with!


30 comments:

  1. Wonderful sculpt with an equally wonderful paintjob, the standard is set !

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    1. No doubt yours will be gorgeous when you slap some paint on :)

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  2. So many of these popping up fully painted already! For the spots on the pants did you start with the darker colour then highlight the middle of them?

    I love the piece of art of the Imperial Army in Rogue Trader wearing non-regulation wolf shirts.

    I really like the fleshtone on the decapitated head too.

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    1. I've only seen two others Curis - you'll have to tell me if there are any more!! Yes, the spots are dark with a splodge of the highlight colour in the centre.

      Those Imperial Army guys are always strutting around in non-regulation gear. They need some Commissars to sort them out!

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  3. So. Absolutely. [Censored]. Great.
    I'm in love.

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    1. Glad you like her! I suspect it might be rough love :)

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  4. Excellent! It's times like BOYL that I really regret that my grandparents emigrated to Australia!

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    1. I sympathise! It hasn't stopped some diehards coming from Aus and the US, but it's not going to happen for everyone.

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    2. Maybe one day but certainly not every year!

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    3. No, it's too extensive a trip for an annual thing. It's a bit of a leap of faith too, although hopefully the experiences of the international attendees to date have been testament to the great time to be had.

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  5. Oooh, cracking job mate - love the snazzy pants!! Tres chic :-)

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    1. I'm known for my fashion advise you know ;)

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  6. Nice work, she looks like just the sort of crazy nutter you would send out solo in a battle.

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    1. Indeed, he coul send her in solo operative missions, I think you can in SW:A

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    2. Absolutely, she could represent Sly Marbo with ease :)

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    1. If you're going to make a statement, it needs to be obvious ;)

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  8. She looks damn cool Jon! Bad arse sci-fi chicks rock! Ok, enough of the gushing ;)

    Can't thank-you you enough for organising this mini for BOYL mate. A real highlight to the event and a great way to help build the community even more :)

    Cheers Jon.

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    1. Not enough bad arse sci-fi chicks around IMO ;)

      I keep telling people I only did the project management! John sculpted her, Marcus cast her, several folks foot the bill - it wasn't a one man show ;)

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  9. Looks great. Still hoping to pick mine up from Glogfag at some point in the future.

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    1. You're lucky that he was able to acquire a spare!

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  10. Lovely Jon.

    The severed head came out particularly well, but the whole model is great.

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    1. Thanks Paul! The severed head was fun to do (in only the way that painting something tiny and icky can be). I added some greens and purples into the washes (which you can't really see too well on the pics).

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  11. That decapitated head looks scarily fantastic!!! Very realistic.

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    1. Thanks! I think realism is a good thing on a model severed head?!

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  12. Lovely work, and she looks right at home in that last photograph. Love the leopard-print leggings! (:

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    1. Thanks Orlygg! Like you, I think I was inspired from the source artwork ;)

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  13. Great stuff! As I wasn't able to attend (due to living in the US and all), I've got some plans to build my own!

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    1. I'd love to see what you make! Sounds exciting :)

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