Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Fourth Form!



Introducing the all but feral members of my St. Trinians' 'Fourth Form'!  The cast list for my planned '7ombieTV' episode calls for the inclusion of at least one member of the lower school and these fabulous additions from 'Hasslefree Miniatures' seemed to fit the bill perfectly. 


'Hasslefree's' Katie needed little conversion, other than pinning her to the chosen base, and seemed to fit the description of these unstoppable urchins perfectly armed, as she is, with a rounders bat and dustbin lid shield.  Rose, however was to pose another question.


  This wonderfully bizarre, gas mask wearing miniature is so tiny, but lacks little with regards to the quality of the sculpting and detail - that Kev White is a very talented chap!  What she did lack, however was any form of armament and I was really worried about setting about her with my scalpel, what to do? In the end I went for a totally improbable sledgehammer, the ridiculousness of the weapon in comparison to the fragile frame seemed to fit with my interpretation of the rule set.


Using my smallest drill bit and a paperclip, Rose was 'tooled up' with an off cut from another miniature - more of which later.

The final miniature, another fine 'Hasslefree' sculpt, is the rock chick, Alyx, perhaps not as comfortable a fit for the 'Fourth Form' stereotype she does rather match the cast list details for 'Violent' Elizabeth.  To quote directly from my copy of 'Crooked Dice's' For Ghouls and Colleges supplement:

This precocious horror was destined for stardom before the outbreak cut short a promising career on stage and film. This loss has left the poor love in a terrible state, but she is able to focus her rage and formidable set of lungs to provide an excellent early warning system for the school. Elizabeth has developed an odd fondness for the feral Fourth Formers, and they seem to allow her to lead them.
Rock and Roll!



Matching the blues of the uniforms and continuing with the gymnasium themed basing the girls are stating to form a formidable looking unit - even if I do say so myself, but what next?  Well there are some more 'Sixth Formers' in the queue, but more pressingly is the need for some terrain pieces including trees, barricades and even the school bus!  All of which I hope to complete of the next month and a half.




78 comments:

  1. Love 'em, I doubt I could swing that sledgehammer around for long, lets hope she ate lots of spinach or maybe drank some of the 6th forms special brew to keep her strength up!!!
    Top painting Sir M!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Ray, I like the idea of the Sixth Formers having a still that might have to done!

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  2. Great additions :)
    That sledgehammer & gasmask is a scary looking combo

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  3. More lovely young ladies from St Trinian's for this project. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest as you add them :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, but the weather is slowing progress down; that said I am getting some terrain modelling done finally.

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  4. FANTASTIC!

    They are all splendid but the gas mask and sledge hammer instantly put a smile on my face!

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    1. Thank you Clint, it was certainly my intention to have a laugh with this project.

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  5. I really like what you've done with Rose - she might be small, but she's deadly!

    If anything, your meticulous paintwork makes them far too smart to be Trinian's gels!

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    1. Thank you Edwin, I know what you mean about the smartness the thought had crossed my mind.

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  6. Hola
    Como molan,la enana del martillo una pasada
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you J.D., the hammer is certainly fun.

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  7. Great stuff. is a Flash Harry planned.
    Great bit here when he turns up in his bubble car

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MYOonR_2ao
    Alyx is wearing springerstiefel as well. :-D
    (link to the type I mean..the classic style,).
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/3/3f/Springerstiefel.jpg
    the most comfortable boots ever.:-D

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    1. Thank you Paul, Harry certainly needs to be considered and I do like the idea of the Bubble Car! Mmmm maybe a quick check on eBay!

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  8. I like your paint really detailed , great paint Michael .
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Vincent, they were certainly a challenge given the scale of them.

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  9. What a wonderful looking group of young ladies Michael! Excellent work!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, I'm really enjoying seeing the group grow.

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  10. Love em nice job Michael. The Rose Conversion is pretty awesome and fits well :D

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    1. Thank you Simon, I really appreciate it.

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  11. Those are brilliant, especially Rose

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  12. With those girls on the loose, I'd sure hate to be undead right now!

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    1. It certainly doesn't look good for them, does it!

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  13. Rose is a gem. Great conversion! The sledge, IMO, fits here like honey on a bee's chin.

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    1. Thank you Jay, the whole thing is supposed to be very tongue in cheek anyway.

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  14. That hammer is perfect and great painting as usual.

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  15. Beautiful and inspired!! I do like the gasmask and the dustbin lid...

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    1. Thank you Phil, they did rather lend themselves to the project.

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  16. Wow the amount of quality figures coming off your painting table put even me to shame, keep up the good work
    Peace James

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    1. Thank you James, I think it helps having a nice block of time off work!

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  17. Oh my.......fecking fantastic Michael...the St. Trinians music is playing in my head!

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    1. I'm thrilled that you like them Francis, really thrilled.

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  18. Nice! These figures are more eerie and less "pervy" than some Japanese school girl warrior figures I've seen.

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    1. Thank you scott, definitely wanted to stay away from 'pervy', it is more about putting a team together that is quintessentially British.

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  19. Those are some of my favorite Hasselefree girls and they look great in their uniforms. Excellent painting.

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    1. Thank you Robert they really were great fun to do.

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  20. Very nice work, just loving these, just glad I don't live next door to them

    Ian

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    1. It would certainly lower the property prices in the area having this lot next door; many thanks Ian.

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  21. Another fine bevy of miniatures from you Michael. I am not sure what a forms is...is it like a school grade? Or do I need to delve back into your archives for the full Monty?

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    1. Thank you Terry and yes a form is like a grade although the terminology is now somewhat out of date; it harks back to what some might call a more innocent time.

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  22. I've seen these figures in their online store and often thought of buying them. They turned out beautifully under your brush. I like the way you tied them all into a unit with the blue.

    Also the basing is brilliant. The wood looks like raw pine planking and those stripes of colour is perfect. It reminds me of when I was a kid and used coloured chalk.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, I was really pleased with how they turned out especially considering how small they were! I had given the palette and basing a lot of thought so it is really wonderful to see them coming together.

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  23. There are no kids anymore!

    Excellent painted figures Michael!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter; the first victim of the zombie apocalypse is innocence!

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  24. Great stuff there Michael and it is almost going a bit Buffy which is no bad thing.

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    1. A British Buffy, now there is an idea! Thank you Sir.

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  25. Truly excellent collection of figures, you have really brought these together with a paint job that just works!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Smillie, I've been thrilled with how they have come together.

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  26. Wonderful, Michael! The sledgehammer is perfect. A whole episode beckons as to exactly WHERE Rose got that gas mask!

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    1. Thank you Sir, now I have heard that stashed in the cellars beneath the school is a consignment of army surplus that the girls were quietly peddling for cigarette money!

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  27. Stunning work !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  28. Nice gurlies,, even better painting.
    What brand of paint (if only one is used) do you use Michael ?
    Not that it would matter with such painting technique...

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    1. Thank you so very much; my preferred brand at present is Vallejo Model Colour although the blazers were painted with a Foundry blue.

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  29. Very nice girls, and dangerous too! Vallejo are very good colours.

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    1. Thank you Juan, I have to admit that I'm happy using Vallejo now.

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  30. The hot weather hasn't slowed you down a bit. You are killing it! Great set with a wonderful mod.

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    1. Thank you Monty, slowing down a bit now though!

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  31. Hilarious stuff Michael... if she manages to lift that hammer I'll eat my... gasmask!

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    1. She is stronger than she looks that one! ;)

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  32. Love these...looks like you are enjoying yourself

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    1. Far too much fun, I really need to get back on track soon!

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  33. Great conversion and excellent paintjob, Michael.

    Although I prefer your historical stuff those zombie themed things do really please me...

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan, I prefer my historical stuff too but I'm enjoying this summer fun!

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  34. And so close to the Summer holiday's.
    Fantastic paint job Michael.

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  35. Another stroke of genius there Michael. You have really peaked my interest in this game and project of yours!
    Rod

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    1. Thank you Rod, falling a bit behind schedule now due to the lovely weather though.

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  36. The lass with the zombie head reminds me of a girl I dated once...

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    1. You obviously survived, but it must have been a close run thing! :D

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  37. Fantastic work on these really cool figures. Best, Dean

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  38. Beautiful work!
    The little girl with the gas-mask reminds me a character of "Dr Who" who appears in the Episode 9 of the Season 1 "The empty child"
    (even if this child is a boy !)

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