Zomtober 2014 - post#5
The final weekend of 'Zomtober 2014', just where has the month gone? Having successfully arrived at the half term break, and afforded a little extra hobby time, I'm delighted to have managed to finish off these savage schoolgirls from 'Crooked Dice'.
These have been hugely entertaining to work on, really well sculpted and bags of character. Having established a formula of sorts with my previous efforts this was just a matter of matching the colour palette and having a little fun with the details, one of which was the book cover of the Library Prefect. The notes on the 'Crooked Dice' website read as follows:
Well this reference to modern popular culture proved too hard to resist and so in a nod to the iconic front cover designed by David Pelham, Penguin's Art Director in 1972, the cover was duly painted red and yellow.
Although the official goal of presenting one zombie or survivor every Sunday in the month October has now been met, I'm hoping to take advantage of my blessed respite from the day job and get a few more miniatures painted before the end of the month, culminating in final review on All Hallows' Eve.
Now although the title to this post, 'Defenders of Anarchy', might have been a thinly veiled reference to the 'Girls Aloud' theme to the remake of St. Trinian's, there can only be one official school song - enjoy!:
Maidens of St Trinian's, gird your armour on.
Grab the nearest weapon; never mind which one!
The battle's to the strongest; might is always right.
Trample on the weakest; glory in their plight!
St Trinian's! St Trinian's! Our battle cry.
St Trinian's! St Trinian's! Will never die.
Stride towards your fortune boldly on your way-
Never once forgetting there's one born every day.
Let our motto be broadcast: "get your blow in first!"-
She who draws the sword last always comes off worst.