Tuesday, 20 December 2016

From DaveD: Colonel Campbell, the Good Lady T and a Little Crisis... (15 points)

"Colonel Campbell it's just not on! What do you mean there are no facilities? I have had a long journey from London. I am here to help and look after our brave troops in the Sudan" said the formidable Lady Tamsin W'gamer. "I expect there to be proper facilities for a Lady to use - so sort it out! or there will be trouble in the newspapers!"

The good Colonel sipping at a cup of his favourite Old Brown Java peered at her through his monocle and decided he had best attempt to do something - a job best delegated he thought. "Major Docherty! get one of your chaps to short this out my dear boy"





The Major knew just the person  "Corporal Millsy" - sanitation sapper extraordinaire with his mighty shovel would know what to do.

Soon the red coated sapper was beavering away - though strangely there was much sound of sawing and hammering from the far side of the hill.



There you are Ma-am - said Corporal Millsy a few short minutes later. The good Lady was impressed and looked relieved , its my General Issue Moveable Privy... or GIMP for short.



As the Lady Tamsin went to enter she recoiled back - "er....  Corporal Millsy - there appears to someone - or perhaps it's something inside?" Millsy knew who this would be - Private Clint who he had tasked with providing the loo roll was at ease as usual!



The Good Lady T is the limited edition Mary Seacole figure from Partizan this year. The Colonel was picked up from a mixed box of figures at a show and is of unknown provenance. The poor soul on the loo is part of a toilet humour set made by Colonel Bills - and the Thunderbox is by Foreground, if I remember. So its two 28mm and 1 part one. The Major and Millsy appeared last year.

Well - its good to be back in the Challenge Asylum for another year. I have another full programme of Sudan related activity - but also a few other asides as well.

This morning started well on the  "Paint and Chats" with 4 of us on from Oz and the UK - the sound of paint cleaning water being stirred was much in evidence. Right off to work on a "Point Bombe!"


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Haha! It good to see the adventures of Cpl Millsy and Major Docherty continue. Well done Dave!

I'm delighted to have made a cameo in this installment, as I'm sure Tamsin is as well, but what of poor Clint? Will he ever wake up? What is he reading? And has someone told him that the latrine has not yet been dug? :)

Right, let's call it 15 with the Thunderbox, eh?

55 comments:

  1. Cracking work Nurse Docherty! Like Curt, I'm delighted to have had a cameo role in the ongoing tales of Corporal Millsy, MSE* :)



    * Military Sanitary Engineer

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  2. Aah Col Campbell ... it seemed only fair to include you! And thanks for the extra couple of points..!

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  3. Wow.

    You know, I've got that Foreground outhouse as well. Thanks for the Colonel Bill's tip! Heheh, that should dress up the table nicely...

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  4. That Millsy is a man of many talents

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  5. Nice way to start off! Well done.

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  6. Hello All Challengers!
    This seems like the right time for me to remind all past challengers and enlighten all the new participants about the Best and Most Exciting part of this Painting Challenge ..... and that would be "Sarah's Choice".
    "Sarah's Choice" is awarded by me at Challenge end, to my favourite female figure entry. I will admit that I have no strict criteria for my choice, I am easily swayed by pretty colours, whimsical figures, elegant historical ladies, swashbuckling adventuresses .... but I am quite adamant that the figure be female and not hirsute she-bears (a tricksy, but a nice try by Ray Rousell way back in the early years of the Painting Challenge!)
    On that note, Bravo to Dave D for the sartorial elegant and remarkably dust-free Lady T in the Sudan. Great shade of blue!
    If Snow Lord Curt and the rest of the minions could please tag entrants with Sarah's Choice, I would be most appreciative.
    Happy Painting!
    Snow Lady Sarah

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  7. Ah, what a disreputable crew. I fear they may end up in the papers back home after all, before it is said and done. Very nice work.

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  8. Great figs and great story Dave. I look forward to further adventures of the Cpl and his shovel.
    Peter

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    1. Well there is bound to be some more.

      Thanks Peter

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  9. I say toilet humout on the very first day how very "Public School" of you Dave,

    Brilliant to be included, put a smile on my face. Clearly Private Clint, is falling asleep reading but not understanding a spread sheet. Still the paper will come in handy.

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  10. Charming all around but what is going on w poor Pte. Clint inside that GIMP? It looks like the poor chap has died of an aneurysm, he doesn't look that healthy.

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  11. Great first entry Dave, and not just bog standard either ;-)

    Ian

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  12. Ah nice to see he's back this year. You could probably do quite well with a web comic based on these guys :)

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  13. Brilliant brush work and background fluff, Dave! Nice to see you are keeping Millsy busy too....can't have him slacking off somewhere. ;)

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    1. Well he is such a ne'er do well you need to keep him busy

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  14. Nice.. love the story, but poor Clint.. great use of background also.. much better than some who just take photos of their desk where they work... like.. um.. me? :D

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    1. Thanks . Jam lucky I have a separate area available for photographs ...and a good camera set up

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  15. Wow.

    You know, I've got that Foreground outhouse as well. Thanks for the Colonel Bill's tip! Heheh, that should dress up the table nicely...

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  16. Interesting work, but I had expected more miniatures. More!

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  17. I don't know what I've enjoyed more about this collection of models Dave, the finished paint-jobs or all the chuckling you were doing whilst administering your brushwork :-)

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  18. My word, the resourceful Corporal Mills gets everywhere, doesn't he? Col. Campbell has certainly chosen the right man for the job!

    The semi-recumbent form of Private Clint is cause for some concern; perhaps Lady Tamsin has a vial of smelling salts in her reticule with which to revive him?

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  19. Dave, you really made my day! While I'm actually not in painting mood right now your post really reminded me of why I do enjoy this very challenge so much. Thank you and seriously, that's some stonking work on display here!

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  20. And there was me thinking there couldn't possibly be another acronym for GIMP... You must be flushed with success at your ability to pun and pun again Dave.

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  21. Wonderful painting and an amusing tale.

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  22. Oh dearie me, looks like the bar has reached a new level...

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  23. Made me LOL this on did! Great work Dave.

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