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Caesar Octavian
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7 September 2003page first published

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As you know, I try to recruit some of the best painters in the world for the Workbench.

Therefore, I found myself in a win/win situation the other day, when the vote was underway to select the Simian Legion Painting Contest Finalists. I knew that a certain painter wanted to paint a particular figure in the Siman Army for our Project, but he was also a Semi-Finalist in the Contest - and if he became a Finalist, well, I'd need to find another recruit for the particular figure...

Then the votes were cast, and fortunately for my plans, he became available to paint Caesar Octavian for our army!

Caesar Octavian, commander of the Simian Army

Without further ado, a few words of introduction from:

Hi, my name is Lee Olson, head honcho of Pewter Illusions. I'm also the uh...rear...honcho, as it's a one-man operation. You may remember me from such things as the TMP Simian Legionnaire Painting Contest, or the mini-painter Yahoo Group. I've been painting figures for a little more than 8 years. I sold my first figure on eBay back in 2001, and started Pewter Illusions in January '03.

Although I have no Golden Demons or other major awards under my belt (could never afford to go), I can at least say that I am a "published" artist, so to speak. My paintjobs proudly adorn the packaging for Crunchy Frog's Snowman Legion. Nothing major, but something I'm proud of nonetheless.

Snowman Legion box

I'm one of the few members of our little society who primes neither white nor black, but clear, using FolkArt's Glass and Tile Medium. Great stuff.

Growler by Lee Olson

I've also always had a fondness for the unusual, strange, and bizarre, so to get my fix, I've taken to converting many of my figures, and I'd like to think I've gotten pretty good at it.

Zergling by Lee Olson

I've been intrigued by the Hundred Kingdoms game since I discovered it shortly after its initial release. I'm currently working on putting together an Outkast army, which is the other army sculpted by Jason Wiebe.

Frankbaby by Lee Olson

As I mentioned in my previous contest entry, Jason is my personal hero, so I'm looking forward to painting up Caesar and showing y'all what I can do. To quote the famous last words of the late Simian philosopher Bobo Maximus, "Te audire no possum! Musa sapientum fixa est in aure!"

Translation: "I can't hear you! I have a banana in my ear!"

Rapten by Lee Olson