Wednesday, 20 January 2016

AHPC Epic Fail - Bonus Round Doctor Doctor




I've got to admit, I was stumped as to what I could paint up for my Epic Fail entry.
I did have one idea but thought that it would better suit another of the Bonus Rounds, so fingers crossed I get the chance to paint it up!

You may have noticed a distinct lack of comments from my good self recently, I'm afraid my lovely daughter Nieve is to blame. For Christmas we bought her a gel pen set, which after you've drawn a picture, you must heat the gel, which can then be pulled off the plastic paper to make a 3D model. 
Sounds cool right?
Wrong!
It's wrong when the said daughter gets bored heating the gel and leaves her artwork on top of her Dads laptop!!!
The unheated gel dripped all over and into my keyboard and now my spacebar doesn't work!
So I've had to download a virtual one, which is quite annoying!
Kids ah! Who'd have 'em!


Anyway on with the figures........


So for my Epic Fail bonus round I chose 2 sets of surgeon figures for my Donnybrook shenanigans set in both Europe and Tangiers.
The larger base is from Redoubt Miniatures and its from their ECW range. I had to get the file out and smooth out the baggy pantoloons and try and make them look a little more from the NYW. I also chopped two heads off, replacing them with floppy headed chaps!

The smaller base is from Warlord Games and once again are from their ECW range.(I wish there were figures our there for this period!)
I've gotta say thanks to the guys at Warlord, I bought the figures at Salute last year but whilst cleaning the figures up in December, I realised that the Surgeon figure was missing, so after a frantic call,the Surgeon arrived in the post, can't believe it took me 8 months to notice!


This is my second post and I'm yet to post in the Challenge proper, although I have been painting bits and bobs and have a few figures finished, I've been concentrating on figures for the bonus rounds. My 1st entry took me to the lofty heights of 49th!! So hopefully the only way is up!

But what better Epic Fail can there be but the death and destruction and utter pointlessness of war!!!


So if you'd like to cast  a vote for my or any other of the excellent entries, click this link










59 comments:

  1. I thought these were super Ray, and loved the mixture of green and reds, amongst the more muted beige and browns. Cracking little scene and nice mix of manufacturers too.

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    1. Cheers Blax, the red and green is the uniform of the Governors regt of foot at Tangiers. Luckily the regts uniform didn't change through the period so I can use the figures for Sedgemoor the Boyne and in the Flanders campaigns!

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  2. Looks painful! Nice job on the figures. And good choice for epic fail.
    Really sorry about the laptop. If you get it fixed, have fun explaining how it happened. And if it's expensive, sell your daughter.

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    1. ThanksAlexasyoucanseethelaptopisnotactuallyfixedandneverwillbe!
      I have to use a virtual keyboard, my left h and typing, and my right hand on my mouse hovering over the virtual space bar.....so it takes 4 times as lon g to type anything!!
      Sell her?? I'll give her away!

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  3. Really liked these figures, good entry some spare spaces for you to cut and paste

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  4. Excellent work, Ray. Looks like a fine line between medical treatment and torture :)!

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  5. Well, your inspiration is easy to spot! You were "stumped" so a leg amputation came immediately to mind! Nifty vignette.

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    1. Have you been collecting the Christmas Cracker jokes again Jonathan???

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  6. These are two super vingettes and will make stiff opposition fro the others in the challenge - good luck Ray.

    I hate virtual keyboards, I have trouble enough with a real one as it is, technology obviously hates you too.

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    1. I'm not sure how much longer I can hold on, its driving me crazy!!! I need a new laptop and that one will be kept well away from the kids!!!

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  7. I did like these Ray (it did get one of my votes) as I think in history if you died your worries are over, but a trip to the surgeon could be the start of your worries!

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    1. Glad to hear it Clint! Yeh, any surgery back in the day was pretty.......rough! Let alone when you've been shot!

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  8. Inspired and realistic (ouch!) job...excellent!

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  9. Nice painting Ray, lovely subject matter :)

    As for your laptop, I lost one to my daughter too, cup of coffee knocked all over it. Never worked again!

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  10. Lovely modelling skills Ray!

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  11. Meant to add that I really like that basing style.

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    1. Thanks Lee, its very easy, but effective. I did do a post some time ago how i base up, here's a link

      http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Basing

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  12. I love these Ray, especially the Warlord one with the chap hiding the saw behind his back - very ominous!

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    1. They are nice figures Sir M, bit a a pain to clean up though!

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  13. Great job, nice and atmospheric, does look painful though for the guy in the chair.

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    1. Yep, I don't like the look of the saw either??

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  14. Great looking models ,will definitely enhance the tabletop.

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  15. nice work and sorry about your keyboard. Let's hope Karma is on your side.

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  16. Hi There Ray,Great Theme,Suffering Torment and Agony! Very well painted and based. As i eyed your figures they reminded me oddly of the Dentist Waiting Room. For i`d often enter upon that scene and say out loud,"You should see the Blood in the next room."
    On one occasion a lady fled the building. Like the Road Runner!_______________Gone! Very True. BB

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  17. Hi There Ray,Great Theme,Suffering Torment and Agony! Very well painted and based. As i eyed your figures they reminded me oddly of the Dentist Waiting Room. For i`d often enter upon that scene and say out loud,"You should see the Blood in the next room."
    On one occasion a lady fled the building. Like the Road Runner!_______________Gone! Very True. BB

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    1. Haha! Surely everyone loves the dentist???

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  18. Nice dioramas Ray! Great use of colours.

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  19. Nice work. Thank heaven its not like this anymore!

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  20. Nice work :)
    Clearly providing a 7 day emergency service even then...

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  21. This was a great, if not grisly, entry Ray. A lovely pair of vignettes of some gruesome work.

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