Monday, March 3, 2014

From ClintB: 28mm Challenge Academy Girls School (40 points)



From Clint:
The Team
From left to right. 
Tamsyn P is a very productive worker. Andrea Saunders has a keen interest in Norse Mythology (and 'sign language' - ed). Anne O'Leary a very glamorous foreign exchange student. Francine Lee while a team player has anger management issues. Miss Campbell is the head girl and she keeps them all in line by dishing out house points. Me a new girl. And finally Rachel Rousell is very keen on her history, liking to get both the facts right and to wear lace lingerie for which the other girls sometimes tease her she has even had a couple of falsies (sandbags) and it is best not to mention anything about her "erhm...badger".

All the figures are 28mm Crooked dice miniatures. Inspired by the work of Ronald Searle and called St Searle's Girls (That's St Trinnians as far as the film industry is concerned) They started as cartoons and books originally, the first being published in 1941 in the magazine Lilliput.


I have kept the colours of a local school uniform but avoided the local girls grammar school where I did a PGCE ( which is Navy blue and pink). I have used pink as an accent colour just because I see a lot of girls in the UK wearing pink and I suspect that they might find it hard these days to get any other colour. 


And the last picture is of me and "Misty" the muse for the crooked dice miniature. As Misty is a zombie hunter you can see the zombie going Nom Nom Nom on another wargames Blogger (Mathyoo from Slovakia) on the left. (Salute last year).


Haha! This is awesome. I think you may have nailed the characters here Clint. Tamsyn (Veruca Salt!?) and Andrea are hilarious and Anne is quite the vamp (great legs). I quite fancy myself as Head Girl (dated one in High School - lived up to her title... ba-dum-pish! Boo! Hiss!!) Francine may need to be a bit more strawberry blonde but the rage-filled pose seems appropriate. How Clint would translate into a schoolgirl's name I cringe to think about (nice teddy)... And poor Rachel with her hidden secrets, Victoria or otherwise... 

All of them, excellent stuff.

The Team will give Clint 40 points, with a bit extra as, well, I'm in it.   ;-)

39 comments:

  1. Great stuff Clint! Who have you been speaking too about my lingerie fetish???? I bet it was Francine....the bitch!

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    1. You would loose that bet it was Flash Postie!

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  2. Get you Ravina you slapper, nice work though old boy!

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    1. Slandered by Rachel. Ravina is a lowly year nine who would not say boo to a goose.

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  3. "Gels, gels, please! Arguments are so unseemly!"
    ; )

    Characterful figures and a terrific paint job, well done!

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    1. That sounds so teachertastic maybe if I do a Gatesie figure I might name here Eve.

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  4. Absolute superb! Great job Clint.

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    1. Thank you Sir "A". I did suspect Tamsin might put you forward to take her place.

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  5. I'm sure one of them has Michelle Awdry's legs - though she has got to be wearing a wig!!!

    Pip pip

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  6. Clint - did you have to do me as the Shirley Temple-esque one? Frilly petticoats and bows in the hair? That's so unlike the real me.

    Nice work on these Clint

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    1. Ok I'll do you a deal. There is one more in the range I have yet to purchase. That can be you. Happy now. But the deal is you have to say which of the wild bunch will be taking your place!

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    2. I think Millsy would be a good candidate...

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    3. Hmmm, Little Lee perhaps?

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    4. As mentioned above I had thought you would select Michael or even myself to take your place. However you have made your selection and Little Leeza Hadley it shall be.

      Sorry Lee but it is now beyond my control.

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  7. Totally amusing well done Clint, though you definitely got the right poses for the right characters :D

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    1. I shall endeavour to extract the urine more deeply when I post them on my blog. You are all warned!

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  8. Clint
    You are a brave man, assigning blogger's names to the goyles. Great job and it gave me a good chuckle.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Any resemblance to any persons alive or dead is purely circumstantial and in no way reflects the views of the author or publishers! (now sits back and waits for retaliation.)

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  9. Oh I can see this one running .... Good job Clint

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    1. I have Ideas for next year as well!!! Bigger better nastier! I just hope Curt does not want school girls for the submission fee!

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    2. Oh gawd don't give him ideas.

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  10. Absolutely brilliant. Except Ray's lingerie. That will keep me awake tonight and not in a good way.

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    1. Given the budgie smuggling picture on Frans blog I just had to make a reference to it.

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  11. Excellent work. Great character names and back story as well.
    Cheers

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    1. I will make them much more cutting when I blog them.... If I take a courage pill that morning!

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  12. Intriguing as they may be, private school girls are trouble! ;)

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  13. Clint, this is marvelous! So funny and strangely disturbing at the same time.

    I love my red high heels btw :)

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    1. It is all purely fictional of course and no bloggers were hurt during the making of this post!
      Ruby slippers..... The next question is which blogger would be a flying monkey? (feel free not to answer that.) Maybe that's for next year!

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  14. I would like to thank you all for accepting my sense of humour and I am already thinking of a similar challenge entry for next year!

    Curt I really appreciate your comments and will steal the head girl line.....As for turning Clint into a girls name..... either Leave out the N or write it so the L and the I are almost touching........One could do something similar with your name as well if you slightly alter the R.

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    1. Believe me, that quasi-anagram has been pointed out to me several times and always makes me want to change the C for a K...

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  15. All the slippery comments aside your zombie hunter girls really turned out nice. If I was a Z I'd better think twice before messing up with them.

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