Wednesday, 7 January 2015

From JohnM - When I Screw Up, I Screw Up (20 Points)

Way back in the first Challenge, I made what Curt called a "Uniform Malfunction". I am sure he will remember that I painted up some French Cuirassiers in green. I was absolutely sure that I was right as I was painting them, but somewhere along the line it was recognized that they had blue uniforms and they had to be repainted.



Well the similar error has just happened. I had been thinking long and hard about what I should submit as my entry price to this year's challenge. I wanted to do something different to show my appreciation to Curt for doing all this work (I also needed forgiveness for still not sending last year's price). I had received a bunch of Empire of the Dead Kickstarter figures from the Netherlands in December and in the collection was a number of figures that represent the Nemesis Criminals (of Sherlock Holmes that is) and one of them was of course "The Woman". I also have never painted a female figure for the challenge and I wanted to submit something for "Sarah's Prize"



A Scandal in Bohemia is of course one of the most famous of the cannon. The story starts with the famous line: To Sherlock Holmes she was always the woman. So who better to submit as my 'Curtgeld' than Irene Adler. Well I was painting the figure today, and I started to note some oddities, why was her hair straight, why were her fingernails so long, why was she holding a gun... It just did not fit, so I started to google and to my horror, I realized that the fellow who sold me the figures must of made some error... It is not Irene Adler, I was painting something called "Jade Dragon".

Well, I dug through the figures and alas no Irene!


So Curt, I present to you in somewhat a diminished fashion "A Woman" but not "The Woman", but still from what I understand a rogue..Jade Dragon.

From Curt:Not diminished at all! In fact with that wonderful back story it makes the figure that much the better.  In fact I think this is indeed Irene Adler, but cleverly disguised as a woman mysteriously called 'The Jade Dragon' in order to foil Holmes' famous abilities of detection (and man, those are some serious fingernails she has...).
Thank you so much John, it is very much appreciated!  


14 comments:

  1. Lovely work John.

    I don't think those are fingernails though - they look more like finger daggers.

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  2. Whatever the name of the character, you've done a splendid job of painting her up. I like the purple you used on her dress and the gold patterns you painted look good with it.

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  3. Very cool figure John I really like what you did with her dress

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  4. The story alone is worth it! Nice painting too, not your usual cup of tea but very well done.

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  5. Very nice. There are some great EotD figures and when painted well they are brought to life.

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  6. You seem cursed but you do the figure great justice so all is well

    Ian

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  7. Love the finger nails...er finger knives? I like the ginger hair too!
    Red heads do have a fearsome, dragon-like temper! ;)

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  8. it's a grand figure whoever the femme fatale is.

    how does she load the pistol with those finger nails?

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  9. hell , whats in a name... i like the colour scheme a lot.. well donee

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  10. Very nice! The hair came out great.

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  11. Nice figure and nice thinking. cheers

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