Friday, 7 March 2014

The Girls Team

Disclaimer: This has been re-written since it originally appeared on Curt's Analogue Painting Challenge. Ant supposed reference to any bloggers alive, dead, undead or never lived is purely coincidental and is in no way intended to reflect in ANY way on members of the wargames and figure painting Blogger community. Honest Guv!

The Team of St Searles is a mixed and varied lot. As a team they have many faults and yet at the same time will support each other despite all being individuals.

Starting from left to right.
 "Little" Leeza Hadley. The Little title seems to be a reverse nickname. She is commonly identified by the others as the Rich Girl a title she disclaims and yet it somehow persists to be used to identify her. One of her more distressing features is that it is claimed by the other girls that her bottom burps could be weaponised!

Andrea Saunders. Has an interest in alternative Religious studies. Particularly Norse mythology. Indeed she has been heard muttering about sacrificing Virgins to a giant spider goddess. Needless to Say Virginia in year 9 is particularly fearful. While she has a rebellious appearance she does do the most home work and does have the most house points of all these girls.
 Anne O' Leery is a foreign exchange student. Very glamorous and with an eye for detail she is by far the most feminine of the squad. She is very good with her make up and her work is always very neat and tidy. She also likes ruby slippers for some reason, maybe it has to do with her being an exchange student!

Francesca Lee is a team player but does suffer from anger management issues.  While she is best friends with Rachel that does not stop them fighting like cat and dog. Francesca does have an accent but she hardly ever mentions her past. While you seldom see her smile she does have a sense of humour. Commonly of a very dour demeanour she presents a formidable appearance.  She also carries two bottles in her pack which she claims are to clean up Rachel's mess. One bottle has a strong smell of "Detol". This is perhaps linked to her interest in chemistry and it has been suggested that she is the girl most likely to be able to make a viable explosive device. She also likes films and despite being very opinionated does tend to hit the nub of truth in her diagnosis.

Rachel Rousell is the history buff in the group she is particularly drawn to the periods where lots of lace was worn. Indeed she takes it far enough to want to wear lace underwear at all occasions especially a rather bright blue pair covered in budgie feathers! the other girls especially "Tammy" tease her about a pair of Falsies which they call sandbags! Also it is best not to mention anything about her ..... erhm.... badger!
Also in the Team Miss Campbell, she is the head girl, at least that is what it says on the wall of the loos of the local boys school. She is definitely in charge and keeps all the others in check by awarding house points. In earlier years she had long flowing hair but at present they are trimmed and tidy.

Finally we Have Tammy. She is a total tomboy. A very hard worker with many diverse interests. Despite the picture she has read hair and the pink satchel always contains her trusty lighter and half a packet of cigarettes. She does tease the other girls especially Rachel but she has a kind heart and does make up for the teasing on occasion with small hand crafted gifts.

Well those are my St Searles Girls this year. I hope you like the team, they are all great characters and usually up for a laugh.

That's it for today. I hope you have found it fun and not too serious after all we play games and games should be fun.

All the best Clint./

40 comments:

  1. That fluff is hilarious and the miniatures are painted great. Nice work mate.

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    1. Yes it is all fictional fluff not at all based any anyone or any bloggers! Honestly! Glad you liked it Carl. Thank you.

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  2. he he! Great stuff Clint! But Francesca a team player!!!! Your having a larf!!!!

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    1. I laughed when I read that bit as well! Lol

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    2. Are you suggesting that she is not a team player! I am shocked! I do know at times she makes "Victor Meldue" seem like a happy and playful character. I also left out Francesca's love of horticulture particularly neatly trimmed hedges.... or is that to do with her personal topiary?

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    3. Isn't he disgusting Clint?

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    4. There is nothing more I am willing to add to this at this time.... maybe after I have some breakfast.

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  3. So funny Clint, especially the feathered lace undies :D

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    1. Thank you Andrea...opps I Mean loki! Well if you have an aviary in your undies, feathers really are a must.

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    2. I was amazed at how close your write up and figures match the characters from the blogosphere almost seamlessly and of course you have my preferred salutation to annoyances to a tee.

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  4. Absolutely brilliant Clint, tears rolling down my face! I am definitely going to be adding some of these to my little band later in the year.

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    1. Be warned you might be in the line up next year! I thought Tammy might have put you forward instead of Leeza. Glad you liked it sir.

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  5. Nice figures and stories. How will you be using these models?

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    1. Thank you Hugh. I will be building some scenery for them to turn them into a travel portable game. I will reveal more sometime after Salute.

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  6. Clint, mate, you have excelled yourself with these. Great paint jobs, especially the bases. Great names and backgrounds. I can see you have had a load of fun designing these, and really, that's the most important consideration in our hobby - having fun!

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    1. I am not sure the bases work all that well I was trying to get a rolled lawn effect..... But they will not be re painted. As for the names and backgrounds they are of course purely fictional and have no relevance to any wargames bloggers! Thank you Bryan..... Maybe I will do character zombies next year.

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  7. These sound strangely familiar to me, but I can't quite pin down how.

    Good looking group, very jolly hockey-sticks, but I can't for the life of me think which of your many ongoing projects these fit into. Are you in fact starting a new project ? - Perhaps "Schoolgirl Wars" or something similar ?

    Great fun post Clint and the choice of muted pastel colours is inspired (they look very much like a private school near me)

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    1. The Colours are from a local school. A local Girls Grammer school wears Navy blue and pink.... so that was my second choice.

      New project or just a fun thing to paint.... well not really a new project, possibly for zombies possibly just for fun and possibly a new project. Not sure just yet, but I do intend to make some scenery.

      Thank you Jo.

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  8. Clint
    Great stuff - I enjoy the rewrite, but then again the best stories always get better with retelling.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. I must admit I am already crossing off ideas for the next painting challenge as they do seem to be well received. I think I have decided what I will settle on but a year is a long time for me to keep focused.
      Thank you Peter.

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  9. Great stuff Clint and I do like the Tammy write-up. She sounds just like someone I know. As do the others now I think of it :)

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    1. I am glad you approve. Thank you Tammy...erhm I mean Tamsin.

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  10. Over this past Winter I have forgotten what it is to laugh as I have done so rarely. But today, I laughed and I laughed loud and hard. This was done with obvious affection for your mates and I am honoured that you included me in this group.

    Also, those girls look smashing!

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    1. Thank you Anne even if it just gave you a smile I would be happy. And of course you are one of the group. I will try to do something similar next painting challenge as well.... similar, but very different!

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  11. Great work Clint, the paintjobs are really well done. Not to mention the fluff... :D

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo. Let's not mention the fluff....... someone is bound to try for "revenge"!

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  12. For fecks sake but that was good and made me smile but I am pretty and that Rachel is a right munter!

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    1. You are both equally pretty each in your own way.

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  13. What a formidable bunch! Good work, well done.

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    1. School Girls can be a daunting sight Thank you Irqan

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  14. LOL Great background Clint and cracking job on this bunch of tear aways!

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    1. I must stress this is all fictional of course. And that no bloggers were hurt in the posting of this blog update
      Thank you Simon

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  15. Great paint work, Clint! The fluff makes these girls sound quite the crew! Of course the comments here are equally entertaining! ;)

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    1. Thank you David. It would of course be more entertaining if you knew the (FICTIONAL) people concerned. Every one of them is a gem in their own way...(the fictional people that is)

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  16. Very nice paintwork sir. Backgrounds got me giggling like a schoolgirl.

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    1. I hope to push this school girl project a bit further with some terrain and an AAR much later in the year. Thank you Bob

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  17. I say these are very nice indeed. Love the colour scheme and it works so well

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    1. As mentioned above it is a local school colour scheme. Thank you Pete

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