Tuesday, 19 January 2016

From ClintB - 28mm Nurse Docherty to the Rescue (5 points)



Nurse Docherty was a formidable woman. In her youth as a young nurse on the wards she had waved her finger and told them to "Go away!" and it worked - the Mahdist horde left the hospital outside Khartoum and attacked the city instead. Ok there might have been a sign up in Arabic declaring the hospital was a Leper colony it is not entirely clear and over time the story changed. However Nurse Docherty was still a formidable women, no one crossed her. Well not twice and her frown was so fierce even spiders were scared. And her voice was so harsh it made even the onions cry! She was not a woman to be taken lightly by any means as she had the cure for most illnesses. No it was not to frighten the illness to extinction, although some said that might have worked. It was a trusty bottle of "Mind Bleach!" Nothing could stand up to the strength of the mind bleach! It was not the normal domestic use Mind Bleach but a special concoction. Not the type you drink, nor the type you rub into the scalp. No this was special. So special that when Nurse Docherty snapped on the rubber gloves and said "Drop them!" grown men would cry!  There was a problem on the Challenge ward but Nurse Docherty strode forth with medication in hand, her trusty mind bleach. She was ready. Nothing would stop her, and definitely not any upstarts disrupting the challenge.

Nurse Docherty will become one of the Albertines in my VBCW setting. She is a "Scarab Miniature" (More of them next week) and listed on the web site as a command figure but for me the uniform cried out Nurse travelling to the wards from the accommodation block. So I painted her in the grey uniform of the time with a deep red trim. The uniform is not perfect for a WW1 or interwar period, but as a wargamer it is close enough for me.



Yikes, what a stern lady! I think I'll avoid whatever hospital she's working at as I really don't fancy the idea of that special mind bleach delivery method.Nice work on Nurse Docherty - 5 points for you.

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  1. Hum... brings to mind an old teacher of mine but more British... Nice figure.

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    1. Thank you Adam,I think many of us might have had teachers like that.yOU ARE NOT ALONE.

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  2. 'Now Mr. Millsy, time for your yearly bath...'

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    1. You know I'm not that kind of guy Dave and I'm sick of telling you no! Just accept it and move on...

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    2. I was apprehensive about this post and how it might be received. It seems to have been received in the manner it was meant.

      In my defence I did let Dave know it was coming and invite him to change anything if need be.

      @ Curt. yearly bath? That often?

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    3. @ Dave D. I was waiting for the second line " And Take it like a man!"

      @ Millsy What you do or do not get up to between consenting adults is up to you. But please no more pictures!

      @Evan. Sssh be quiet you might be next!

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    4. Clint - it was Millsy we are talking about here... so not needed!

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    1. Thank you Fran. As a Fictional character it has NO resemblance to any one living dead or never lived, unless accidentally and I cannot be blamed for that.

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    1. Thank you Edwin. Splendid is a word that I feel is underused in modern vocabulary!

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  5. Excellent stuff Clint... I need to get one!

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    1. Cheers Dave. If I had a spare I would happily donate it to you.

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    1. Thanks Martin. I did train to be a nurse and the reality is sometimes closer than you think.

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    2. Used to work for the NHS a million years ago and once spent a weekend in Addenbrooks Nurses Home - still have the scars

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    3. I am sure we could swap stories! let us just say some nurses are better than others!

      And you will be scarred for life! Both internally and externally!

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  7. That face alone has an antiseptic quality! Well done.

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    1. Thank you Peter. Just remember when it is your turn (if it ever is) that it is all done in jest.

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  8. My balls have gone into hiding! Love the figure

    Ian

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that Ian.

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    1. Cheers Lee. She is a fine figure of a woman!

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  10. I prefer my nurses to be more like the Carry On Movie tropes: "Ooohhhh Matron!"

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    1. "Nurse, there's a large, annoying lump in my bed!"

      (mutters under breath)"I know!"

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    2. Thank you Paul. I should say that mot nurses are not like Nurse Docherty, but many are closer to her than Barbra Windsor.

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  11. What do you use to remove the idea of mind bleach and it's application from your mind? Nice painting Clint and the back story is brilliant.

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    1. Thank you Millsy. I am now sitting back and cringing with a feeling of impending revenge!

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    1. Thank you Greg. One never knows how a post like this will be greeted.

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  13. Nurse! Yes Nurse!
    I'm fine Nurse!
    I return to my paintdesk Nurse!;-)

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    1. Thank you Jester, Your compliance is noted.

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  14. Great job on this figure. Love the layering and the base. I must really have a basing fetish.

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    1. Thank Sean. There are many worse things in live that a base fetish. WE will leave the conversation there.

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    1. Thanks Jamie. She was an easy paint I must admit the others in the pack are not quite as easy.

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  16. Oh boy, seems like a lot of you are having unresolved childhood issues... A great way to get them off your back is therapeutic painting such as this miniature. Apart from the story behind it: this is a very good paintjob on a very characterful miniature great stuff!

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    1. Thank you Sander. The Psychosis is very deeply imbedded all part of the British psyche I am afraid!

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    1. Thank you juan, It was fun to paint.

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  18. I think she fits the sterotype of " battlebarge" seems not a lady to mess with too! ;)
    Nice color choice and brush work, Clint!

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    1. Thank you David I am sure we have all come across ladies like this in our past. I know I have.,

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  19. Those pretty flowers, surely this is worth more than 5 points? BTW great painting.

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    1. Thank you Chris. I am very flattered that you think this is worth more than 5 points. I am happy with 5 points though, it puts me 5 points closer to my target.

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    1. Thank you Barks. yes Nurse the screens we are due another Tanker of Mind Bleach.

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