Tuesday, 15 January 2019

St. Trinian's Fourth Form Students

In this post I'm showcasing my Fourth Form Students from St. Trinian's School for Girls. I only have four of them and they are a varied bunch. I came up with the backgrounds for all of these girls and none of them appeared in the films.
First up is Emily De'Ath, a teenage anaemic human St. Trinian's Fourth Form student who likes to paint subversive graffiti. Emily had a very unhappy childhood. Abandoned at birth she never knew who her parents were and she grew up in an orphanage, where she became sullen and withdrawn and rarely interacted with the other children, preferring her own company. At age 10 she was adopted by a young couple who had a very liberal attitude to life and were happy to let Emily do whatever she wanted. In September of that year they enrolled her at St. Trinian's School for Girls where Emily found a home amongst the Emo tribe, one of  a number of cliques within the school. She spent much of her second year playing truant as she tried to make sense of her life. In her third year she found an outlet in art, one subject she both enjoyed and was good at. Naturally, being an anarchic St. Trinian's student, this manifested itself in graffiti art. Her favourite trick is to spray paint graffiti on the cars of the schools she visits when the St. Trinian's hockey team plays away matches. When opposing teams visits St. Trinian's she always tries to spray paint their buses. Emily is rank grade:5 and is aged 14. Her figure is a goth Girl produced by Turnkey Miniatures.

Next to her Jayne Payne, a teenage tough as nails St. Trinian's Fourth Form student who strongly believes in justice. Jayne grew up in an orphanage after her mother died of  a drug overdose when Jayne was only five years old. Her father abandoned them after Jayne was born. It was a rough childhood for Jayne but it did toughen her up. When she was admitted to St. Trinian's School for Girls as a first former aged 11 she embraced the anarchic lifestyle of the majority of the other students. Jayne seemed to be destined for a life of crime as she joined the Rude Girls clan. However, her life changed during the summer holidays after her Third Year. The orphan agency found her a home with a couple who were willing to adopt her. The father had lost a leg to an Improvised Explosive Device whilst serving with the British Army. Much to her surprise, Jayne bonded with him immediately, and he changed her whole attitude to life, instilling in her a strong sense of justice. During her Fourth Year she changed from being a bully to someone who defended the weak and fought for justice. She carries her trusty club with her everywhere and uses it to devastating effect. She is rank grade:5 and aged 14. Her figure is produced by Statuesque Miniatures as Asylum Esme. I slightly converted her by cutting off the revolver she held in her right hand. Making her a thug would have been the obvious choice but I decided it would be more interesting to make her a vigilante as a force for good. Not every student in St. Trinian's is bad but I like to mix things up within the group.
Second from the right is Lucy Barker, a young illiterate human St. Trinian's Fourth Form student who rebels against authority. Lucy was never interested in school work and she took little interest in her classes at school. As a child, she was a bully who was forever getting into trouble. She frequently played truant and spent many hours in detention. Her parents were exasperated by her lack of interest in her education, and so enrolled her at St. Trinian's School for Girls in the hope that she might thrive at an all girls boarding school. As soon as Lucy learned that the pupils were divided into cliques, she joined forces with the Rude Girls tribe, who accepted her with open arms. It was here that Lucy did thrive, but not in the way her parents envisaged. She became even more of a bully and a rebel. Anarchy has now become a way of life for this truculent Fourth Former. She is rank grade:5 and is aged 14. Her figure comes from the Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 1.

Finally, is Nikki Thorpe, a young forgetful human St. Trinian's Fourth Form student who likes to cause mayhem and mischief. Nikki is the eldest of two sisters being two years older than Kylie. They suffered a terrible loss when their mother was killed by a drunken hit and run driver when Nikki was six years old. Both children were placed in an orphanage because their father was serving time in jail. He turned his back on both of them when he was released and he had no more contact with them. The orphanage placed Nikki in St. Trinian's School for Girls when she was 11 years old. Nikki soon grew to love her time at the school. Many of the other pupils were just like her coming from broken backgrounds, but they banded together and looked after each other. Both Nikki and Kylie, who also joined her at St. Trinian's, were troublemakers, forever causing mischief and mayhem. Kylie is also rank grade:5 and is aged 14. Her figure also comes from the Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 1.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

St. Trinian's Fifth Form Students

Continuing my look at the students of St. Trinian's School for Girls I'm reviewing my Fifth Formers in this post. All of these girls are armed with hockey sticks or baseball bats and are tough melee fighters. Most of these characters were created by me. Only two of them appeared in the St. Trinian's films and they are noted below.
First up is April Stevens, a teenage tough as nails human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who loves to watch and play sports. April has always been more interested in sports than in academic studies. She was the fastest student at infant and junior schools in her home town of Basingstoke. When she enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls, her sporting abilities were actively encouraged by the staff. Her sports teacher, Miss Cleaver, pushed her hard but under her tutelage, April really excelled. She took up martial arts training during her school holidays. Now aged 15, she is one of the school's top sports stars. She has the potential to be a world class athlete but at the moment she is keeping her options open as to which sport she wants to specialise in. April is rank grade:5 and she is aged 15. Her figure comes from Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 2.

Next in line is Jackie Grimshaw, a teenage tough as nails human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who thrives on adventure and danger. Jackie became interested in sports from an early age. She developed a fearless attitude and would take on any physical challenge. She was tough and had an aggressive streak, which got her into trouble with both her school teachers and the police. As such, she was refused entry to her local comprehensive and secondary modern schools. However, St. Trinian's School for Girls were delighted to accept her after headmistress Camilla Fritton learned of her plight. Jackie thrived at St. Trinian's, where she became a regular and popular member of the hockey team. She still thrives on adventure and danger and school life has toughened her even further. She is also rank grade:5 and is aged 15. Her figure also comes from Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 2.
Second from the right is Misty Winters, a teenage ambidextrous human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who keeps her teddy bear with her at all times. Misty had an unusual upbringing in that she was the daughter of circus acrobats who passed on their skills to her. Misty loved the circus life and she exercised daily to keep her body in peak physical condition. When she was 11 years old, she enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls, which proved to be an excellent training ground for her. Naturally, she excelled at sports, and she became a regular member of the school hockey team. During her school holidays, she trained to become  a stunt woman, as this was the career she wanted to pursue when she graduated from St. Trinian's. A notable quirk of Misty is that she keeps her teddy bear, named "Theodora", which means "God's Gift" with her at all times. This was a Christmas present given to her by her parents when she was 4 years old and is Misty's most prized possession. She is rank grade:5 and aged 15. Misty is yet another figure from Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 2.

At the far right is Taylor Drysdale, a teenage reckless human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who always looks for the worst in people.Taylor had a bad upbringing and is forever getting into trouble. She never knew her father and her mother struggled to raise her. Taylor fell in with a gang of street thugs and was forever getting into trouble at school. The local social services were preparing to place her in a young offenders' institution when her mother won half a million pounds on the National Lottery. With money to burn, she enrolled Taylor into St. Trinian's School for Girls, whilst she lived a life of luxury. Taylor immediately joined the Chavs group of pupils. Taylor proved to be a girl not to be messed with. She was chosen by head girl, Kelly Jones, to be part of a team along with Emo girl, Andrea Faith, to steal the Vermeer painting, The Girl with the Pearl Earring from the National Gallery in a scam to raise funds to prevent the closure of St. Trinian's. The girls returned the painting, having claimed to have "found" it and thus received a substantial reward for returning it. Taylor tends to look for the worst in people, as she finds it hard to trust others. Taylor is rank grade:6 and is aged 15. Her figure is produced by Hasslefree Miniatures as Elite Suzi from the Modern Adventurers range. I replaced her katana with a hockey stick. Taylor appeared in the St. Trinian's film.
At the far left is Bianca Ashton, a teenage tough as nails human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who cannot resist a bet or a dare. Bianca grew up on a farm in Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. From an early age she learned how to drive and shoot shotguns to kill the vermin who infested the farm. She loved the outdoor life and her boisterous nature stood her in good stead when she enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls as a First Former. During her first two years there she got up to all sorts of mischief. She took little interest in most lessons but loved sports as it got her outdoors, where she thrived. During her third term she discovered her love for hockey and she became a regular member of the school hockey team. Like most of the St. Trinian's players she has no qualms in taking out an opponent through foul means. Recently, some of the other students dared her to smuggle a shotgun into the school. She "borrowed" one from her home farm and won the bet. She is rank grade:5 aged 15. Her figure was produced by Not Yet Dead Miniatures but is no longer available as the company has closed down. A real shame.

In the middle of this trio is Dorothy Barton, a teenage brawny human St. Trinian's Fifth Form student who is blunt to the point of rudeness. Dorothy was orphaned at age four when she was the only survivor of a horrific car crash that killed both of her parents. With no relatives to take her in, she was placed in an orphanage. Her time there was miserable and she developed a surly and aggressive attitude. When she was 10 years old she got adopted by a couple who turned out to be a part of a crime syndicate based in Doncaster. They treated her well at the start but later decided it would benefit them if Dorothy was away from home during school term times. So, they enrolled her at St. Trinian's School for Girls, little realising how much it would harden Dorothy's attitude. She fitted in well with the anarchic and ill-disciplined lifestyle of the majority of the students and she became part of the Rude Girls clique. Chloe takes shit from no one and is blunt to the point of rudeness. She says what she means and doesn't care who she offends. Dorothy is rank grade:5 and is aged 15. Her figure comes from the Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 1.
Finally, is Polly Cole, a teenage brilliant human St. Trinian's Fifth Form computer hacker who likes to play chess. Polly is a computer genius with an IQ of genius level. She grew up with an interest in computer technology from a very early age. Her parents, who were both academics, actively encouraged her. When she was enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls, she immediately joined the Geek Girls, who welcomed her with open arms. Now in her fifth year, she has grown in stature. No-one else at school is as good as her at computer hacking and programming. She is quiet and introverted and dresses in unflattering clothes. Although she does not like outdoor pursuits, she is a member of the school hockey team, where she is an expert at analysing the tactics of opposing teams. A number of cutting edge computer technology companies want to hire her when she graduates. She can name her own price and walk into any company she wants to. She is rank grade:6 and is aged 15. Her figure is produced by Crooked Dice Games Savage Schoolgirls set 2. Polly appeared in the St. Trinian's film.

Friday, 4 January 2019

St. Trinian's Sixth Form Students 02

Here are the rest of my Sixth Form student figures from St. Trinian's. The figure of Velvet has not been shown before. She is one of the best sculpted figures I have seen and as soon as I saw her I thought she'd be perfect as a St. Trinian's Sixth Former. I know that the four Rude Girls that I sculpted are a big favourite of John's. He'll be pleased to know that my first scenario will concentrate on these four during their summer vacation. I wanted to keep my first scenario simple and by concentrating on just four characters seemed like a good choice to make.
First up at the far left is Andrea Faith, a teenage nimble human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who is fascinated by the occult. Andrea grew up on a farm on the outskirts of London and had a fairly normal upbringing. Her life changed when she enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls. She fell in with the wrong crowd, which in St. Trinian's meant just about any of the students. In her second year she fell in with the Emos clique and she joined a secret death cult, which cultivated her fascination in death and the occult. For the next three years she took an active part in the cult. Once the cult's leader, a witch named Hazel Dubaski, graduated and left St. Trinian's, the group disbanded. Andrea still remained an Emo but much to her surprise, found she enjoyed being a member of the school hockey team. She was a good player so keeping fit became more important to her. Andrea was one of the three girls who stole The Girl With the Pearl Earring from the National Gallery in London. The girls later returned it and claimed the reward for finding it. Andrea is rank grade:6 and aged 16. her figure is made up from parts from the sprues in the Warlord Games Project Z Female Survivors set. Her character appeared in the film, St. Trinian's.

In the centre of this group is Roxy Harding, a teenage commanding human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who likes to drink and party hard. Roxy was born in Ascot, Berkshire, England. Her father worked in the Diplomatic Corps and frequently had to relocate to new countries, depending upon where his job took him. Roxy and her mother travelled with him, which gave her great exposure to the wonders and goings on of the world. When she was 12 years old, her parents returned to England after her father retired to settle down and run a pub in a small village. Roxy was enrolled in the local comprehensive school and immediately fell in with the wrong crowd. However, she did develop a passion for acting and singing. She was 15 when she was spotted by a talent scout who was looking for teenagers to form a new girl band. Roxy easily passed the auditions and became one of five singers in the group, Loud Girls. They were an instant hit with the public, and their first three singles all topped the charts. Whilst touring, Roxy gained a well-earned reputation for partying, drinking and wild behaviour. She was given the nickname, "Party Hardy." Her management team decided to curb her wild ways by insisting she finish her schooling. Roxy was initially reluctant to go along with them, but had a sudden change of heart when she agreed to their terms with one proviso - she got to choose which school she went to. The management team agreed but were horrified when she chose the infamous St. Trinian's School for Girls. The pupils of St. Trinian's immediately accepted Roxy as one of their own and she was appointed leader of the Indies tribe, one of the numerous schoolgirl factions that populated the school. Since enrolling at St. Trinian's, Roxy has become an even bigger rebel, which has only endeared her to her fans even more. Roxy is rank grade:6 and aged 16. I'm afraid I can't remember who produced her figure. I do recall that she was bought as a Goth girl but I thought she'd be a perfect match for Roxy, who was played by Sarah Harding from the group, Girls Aloud in the St: Trinian's: The Legend of Fritton's Gold film.
At the right of this trio of miscreants is Velvet Vittorio, s deadeye Chosen One human St. Trinian's School Sixth Form assassin who likes fashion and jewellery.Velvet was a very special individual groomed from birth to be an agent of the Alpha Squad, a covert group of mercenaries who usually hired themselves out to underdogs. Her parents were retired agents of the Alpha Squad and wanted their daughter to follow in their footsteps so trained her to be  a top agent. Up to the age of 14, Velvet trained as a martial artist, becoming a master of Krav Maga, one of the newest martial arts styles, which taught her to end a fight as soon it starts and to make the most use of her attacks with the least effort. At the age of 15, she began learning the arts of assassination, becoming a crackshot with pistols. She embarked on a few missions for her parents, and performed well. In the past few months she was enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls as a Sixth Year student. This was a relatively simple mission for her. The Alpha Squad had learned that Kelly Jones, the previous head girl had been recruited by the British spy agency, MI7. They wanted Velvet to check out the current head girl, Annabelle Fritton, to assess her qualities as a potential recruit or if any other students also had potential to be an Alpha Squad agent. Velvet is very charming and polite and was immediately adopted by the Posh Totty tribe who loved her Italian accent and fashion sense. Velvet is rank grade:6 and aged 16. She owns a high quality .50 calibre Desert Eagle, which she keeps safely locked away. Her figure is produced by Black Scorpion as Birthday Girl from their Collectors range. I knew that I wanted her to be someone special, hence my decision to make her a Chosen One, just as Kelly was. I also knew that I wanted her to work for a secret organisation, but which one? The answer was obvious. As I read my N.O.W. rulebook I remembered that the six sample starter PCs worked for an organisation called the Alpha Squad and it fitted my goals perfectly. So Velvet is as undercover assassin at St. Trinian's - what could possibly go wrong with that?
And so we come to the Rude Girls, starting off at the far left with their leader, Sabrina Sykes, a teenage alcoholic human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who likes to drink alcohol. Sabrina is the daughter of notorious crime boss Charlie "Psycho" Sykes. So it was inevitable that she would turn to a life of crime. She would most certainly have been expelled from school on numerous occasions if it wasn't for her father "persuading" the school governors to treat her leniently. Knowing full well of the anarchic reputation of St. Trinian's School for Girls, Charlie had no hesitation in enrolling Sabrina there as a student. She soon learned that the pupils were divided into tribes and she quickly allied herself with the Rude Girls tribe. She became very close friends with three other Rude Girls of the same age and temperament, Bridget Strong, Frankie "Froggy" Fraser and Rosalie Alexander. They formed a bond that would last a lifetime and with her wilful personality and good looks, Sabrina was adopted as the gang's leader. She has run many a scam in her time at at St. Trinian's. The teachers are scared stiff of her and the local police prefer to look the other way when her name crops up in a crime report. She has the makings of a first class criminal mastermind but she is overly fond of alcohol, which can often impair her judgement. She is armed with a 9mm Glock 20 pistol. She is rank grade:6 and aged 16. All four of these figures were sculpted by me and are based on set Girl001 Sorority Twisted Sisters from Graven Images’ Dystopia range of 40mm scale figures.

Next in line is Frankie "Froggy" Fraser, a teenage nimble human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who is slightly gullible. "Froggy" is the daughter of a small time thief who is currently serving a six year stretch in prison for armed robbery. She has known a life of crime all her life. From an early age, she fell in with the wrong crowd and was frequently in trouble with the authorities. Her best friend, Rosalie Alexander, was the daughter of the getaway driver of her father's gang. Soon after the arrest of their fathers, Frankie and Rosalie were enrolled as First Form students at St. Trinian's School for Girls. Both were taken in by the Rude Girls tribe, where they became close friends with fellow miscreants, Bridget Strong, and Sabrina Sykes. The four girls formed an unbreakable bond and they ruled the school with a rod of iron. They were a fearsome foursome.  As Frankie grew older, she honed her skills as a cat burglar. When her father heard of what she was doing, he bequeathed her his Exceptional Quality Thieves' Tool Kit, which is now her most prized possession. If anyone at the school wants something special stealing, Frankie is their number one choice for getting it. She is not the sharpest tool in the box and is known to be quite gullible upon occasion. She is armed with a 9mm Glock 17 pistol. She is rank grade:6 aged 16.
Second from the right is Rosalie Alexander, a teenage alert human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who loves fast cars. Rosalie grew up to a life of crime. Her father was a getaway driver who was part of a gang that got arrested and imprisoned six years ago. She became close friends with another one of the gang members daughters, Frankie "Froggy" Fraser who was the same age as Rosalie. The pair grew up together and were both enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls at the same time. They joined the Rude Girls tribe, where they quickly became close friends with Bridget Strong and Sabrina Sykes. Rosalie inherited her father's love of fast cars and learned how to drive when she was only 13 years old. Now, aged 16, she is an expert driver and her desire for speed is stronger than ever. She is at her happiest behind the wheel of a fast performance car. She is armed with a 9mm SITES M9 pistol and a flick knife. She is rank grade:6 and aged 16.

Finally, is Bridget Strong, a teenage athletic human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who enjoys bullying others. From an early age Bridget has been a bully. She is very strong for her age and won every fight she participated in. She found most school work very boring but she both loved and excelled in sports. Her parents enrolled her in St. Trinian's School for Girls as a First Form student when she was 10 years old. The pupils formed various groups that included Chavs, Emos, Geeks, Indies, Posh Totty, Rude Girls and Trustafarians. Suffice to say that Bridget joined the Rude Girls. Here, she became close friends with Frankie Fraser, Rosalie Alexander and Sabrina Sykes. Sabrina was the leader of the Rude Girls and the four of them found notoriety as a gang feared by the rest of the school and the local authorities. Bridget is the gang's bruiser and muscle. No one at school would even think of crossing her. She still enjoys sports, particularly hockey, which gives her the perfect opportunity to break bones of her opposition. She is the only one of the four not to own a gun but she can inflict just as much damage with her baseball bat. She is rank grade;6 and is aged 16.

Saturday, 29 December 2018

St. Trinian's Sixth Form Students 01

My collection of St. Trinian's Sixth Form students is the most extensive of my cast of characters so, by necessity, I am splitting this review of them into two parts. I'm starting off with a look at the head girls and the Posh Totty clique. The two recent films in the series established that the pupils split up into assorted cliques, groups or tribes, most notably, the Ecos, the Emos, the First/Second Years, the Flammables, the Geeks, the Indies, the Posh Totty and the Rude Girls.
At the left is Kelly Jones, a teenage nimble Chosen One St. Trinian's Sixth Form Student who has a yearning for action and adventure. Kelly is no ordinary human - she is a Chosen One, destined for greatness as a top agent for the UK's top secret spy agency, MI7. From a very early age, she was trained in the martial arts by her parents who were both martial arts teachers. They could have sent her to almost any school in England but chose St. Trinian's School for Girls. They knew that if Kelly could survive here, she could survive anything life threw at her. They weren't wrong. St. Trinian's turned out a lot better than boot camp could and she excelled as a student. It was never in any doubt that she would end up as Head Girl. When new girl Annabelle Fritton enrolled during Kelly's sixth and final year, Kelly saw something in her that told her she'd be a worthy successor as Head Girl and thus, helped to groom her to take over when Kelly graduated. The two became very close friends. Kelly helped plan and steal Vermeer's famous painting, The Girl with the Pearl Earring from the National Gallery in London. Kelly is an extremely likeable young woman, respected by all of the St. Trinian's pupils who aspire to be just like her. Kelly is filled with a yearning for action and adventure. She appeared in the St. Trinian's film as the Head Girl and reappeared in the sequel, St. Trinian's: the Legend of Fritton's Gold as an MI7 agent. She is rank grade:6 and aged 16. Her figure is produced by Copplestone Castings as part of their Future Wars Corporate Babes set.
Next to her is Annabelle Lealla Fritton, a teenage inspiring human St. Trinian's Sixth Form Head Girl who likes to keep fit. Annabelle, an uptight daddy's girl, was unwillingly transferred to St. Trinian's School from the distinguished Cheltenham Ladies College at the behest of her father, Carnaby, who was the brother of St. Trinian's headmistress, Camilla. Annabelle was clearly different to the other pupils and didn't fit in but head girl, Kelly Jones, took her under her wing and introduced her to the various cliques within the school. On her first night, Annabelle was pranked by the other girls, resulting in her running around the school naked being broadcast live on the internet. Soon after, the Cheltenham Ladies College hockey team arrived and Annabelle was forced to face her former bullies, including captain Verity Thwaites. The hockey match was inevitably  violent, resulting in Kelly scoring the winning goal, which was followed by a brawl between the two schools. Annabelle was given a complete makeover by the pupils under the instructions of Kelly, who groomed Annabelle to become the new head girl after she, Kelly, graduated. Now, a year later, Annabelle is accepted by the pupils as a worthy successor to Kelly. She has totally transformed and is no longer the mousey, timid girl but a young woman who exudes confidence, sex appeal and is a style icon. My characterisation of Annabelle is based on her appearance in St. Trinian's: the Legend of Fritton's Gold. She is rank grade:6 and aged 16. Her figure is a conversion of a Copplestone Castings Future Wars Corporate Babes 2 set with her katana being replaced by a hockey stick.
Next up are four girls from the Posh Totty clique, starting at the far left with Chelsea Parker, a teenage persuasive human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who always knows the latest fashions. Chelsea was blessed with good looks, good fortune and incredible wealth from birth. Her father is a CEO of a large international finance firm and her mother works as a lawyer. She has never known poverty or hardship in her life and is used to getting her own way at all times. When she was enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls she was immediately adopted by the Posh Totty tribe. Now, aged 16, she is the leader of the Posh Totty tribe, a young woman admired by many. She is beautiful and she knows it. Although there are many who would regard her as an airhead, she proved them all wrong when she led a St. Trinian's team to a famous but unexpected victory in the recent School Challenge TV quiz. Admittedly, her team cheated in every round, but no one outside of St. Trinian's were aware of such shenanigans. Chelsea is rank grade:6 and aged 16. She appeared in both of the recent St. Trinian's films. Her figure was produced by Hasslefree Miniatures as Bathing Suit Libby, which I converted by adding her school uniform.

Next in line is Chloe Bernath, a teenage suave human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who follows celebrity gossip. Chloe is the only daughter of James and Sylvia, who are both very rich and successful. James is an investment banker and Sylvia is a solicitor. Both work in the City and they rub shoulders with the movers and shakers. They spoilt Chloe as a child, so she never experienced poverty or hardship. When Chloe enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls she naturally joined the Posh Totty group of students. She became very close friends with Chelsea Parker and Peaches Karan. The three girls were chosen by Miss Dickinson as the St. Trinian's team for the popular School Challenge TV quiz show. The team made it to the final by cheating in every round and they won the final which came to a closely fought finale with both sides on equal points before the last question. Chloe is a beautiful young woman, very suave and charismatic. She enjoys following celebrity gossip. Chloe is rank grade:6 and aged 16. Her character appeared in the 2007 St. Trinian's film. Her figure was made up from parts of the Warlord Games Project Z Female Survivors set.
Second from the right is Rachel Smith-Edwards, a teenage suave human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who flirts constantly. Rachel hails from Basingstoke, the largest town in Hampshire. The only daughter of affluent parents she had a privileged upbringing. From an early age, she was introduced to the high society and she quickly learned how to influence others with a smile and a witty or flirtatious remark. When she enrolled at St. Trinian's School for Girls, she was immediately accepted into the Posh Totty tribe of like-minded girls. St. Trinian's changed her and not in a good way. She learned a lot of bad habits, like gambling, and as her body matured, using her sex appeal to get what she wanted. Realising that crime does pay, she set up a protection racket when she became a Sixth Former. She also acquired a 9mm Beretta 92F pistol, which she keeps hidden, but uses it to intimidate those who don't obey her demands. To many, the Posh Totty clan are seen as vacuous airheads who are only interested in looking beautiful but Rachel is a cold and calculating bitch, who will go to any lengths to get what she wants. Rachel is rank grade:6 and is aged 16. She did not appear in any of the films and is one of my original creations. Her figure is a converted Copplestone Castings Bodyguard in Bikini from their Future Wars Civilians range.

Last up is Regina Hilton, a teenage athletic human St. Trinian's Sixth Form student who has a keen interest in the martial arts. Regina excelled at sports from a very early age. Her academic skills were very poor but that didn't bother her as she was far more interested in developing her athletic abilities. When she enrolled at St.Trinian's School for Girls as a First Former she was encouraged by her tutors to concentrate on her athletic prowess. By the time she became a Third Former, she was an excellent all rounder in all sports she participated in. It was at this point in her life that she took up jujitsu. She took to it like a fish to water and spent the next four years concentrating as a jujitsu martial artist. She grew into a very beautiful woman and became a member of the Posh Totty clique. Knowing that no one would dare to take her on in a fight, the Posh Totty girls were glad to have her as a protector. Before joining the Posh Totties she was only interested in sports but now, her social skills are developing thanks to the tutelage of her Posh Totty friends. Regina is also rank grade:6 and is aged 16. She is another character who I have designed as she did not appear in any of the films. Her figure is a very rare Ground Zero Games Gentleman's Club figure.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

St. Trinian's Staff 01

I am now ready to start a new campaign using the N.O.W. role-playing rules by EN Publishing. This rulebook is designed for games set in the contemporary period. I have a few ideas for contemporary campaigns but the most popular choice that my followers wanted me to do was one based upon the St. Trinian's films, a series that I'm particularly fond of. Thank you Frank and John! I had planned on running a St. Trinian's campaign on my Undead blog but I never got round to it. The N.O.W. rules are absolutely perfect for such a campaign. Before I start the campaign I want to show you my cast of St. Trinian's characters. At the time of this posting I have 8 staff members and 32 students and every one of them has a fully developed character record sheet created for them. It was a lot of work creating so many characters but it was something I fully enjoyed doing. A lot of the figures I'm using have been shown on my Undead blog but there are also new additions that have never been shown before. In this post, for example, Matron has never been shown before. For the next few posts I'm going to split the characters up into the following categories - Staff, Sixth Formers, Fifth Formers, Fourth Formers, Third Formers and Second Formers. No, there are no First Formers in my figure collection. So let's get started. The characters are split between those who appeared in the recent St. Trinian's and St. Trinian's: Legend of Fritton's Gold films and those whom I have designed myself.
At the far left is Camilla Dagey Fritton, an elderly empathic human headmistress of St. Trinian's School for Girls who will go to any lengths to make her school a success. She is the latest member of this family to be the headmistress of St. Trinian's. She is the grand-daughter of the late Millicent Fritton, the first headmistress of St. Trinian's from the 1950's. She has a younger brother named Carnaby, whom she barely tolerates. She never married but she has a number of rich men friends, including Education Minister Geoffrey Thwaites whom she is romantically involved with. St. Trinian's reputation as the most anarchic and corrupt school in the United Kingdom is well deserved. Camilla is fiercely loyal to her girls and will go to any lengths to ensure the school remains open and gives her pupils a full education to prepare them for life outside. Her philosophy can be summed up thus, "In other schools girls are sent out quite unprepared into a merciless world but when our girls leave here, it is the merciless world which has to be prepared." She is rank grade:7 and aged 61. Her figure is a Black Cat Bases sleuth.
 
Next up is "Flash Harry" Edwards, a persuasive human smuggler who avoids danger at all costs. Henry Cuthbert Edwards aka "Flash Harry" was born and bred in Watford, London. His father sold racecards, and when he was 12 years old, Harry was employed as a boot polisher by Miss Fritton, the headmistress of St. Trinian's School for Girls. Thus began a long relationship with the school. As an adult, Harry is one of the few whom the pupils trust. He helps to bottle and sell their gin, distilled in the chemistry lab, and places bets on horses for them. Harry also runs the St. Trinian's Matrimony Agency for the teenage Sixth Form girls, setting them up with wealthy men. He even runs a betting scam of his own and is quite well known in the criminal community. He is rank grade:6 aged 36. His figure is a converted teenage thief produced by Turnkey Miniatures.
Second from the right is Celia Savile, a feeble human nurse who likes crossword puzzles and word games. From an early age, Celia knew she wanted to be a nurse when she grew up. Upon leaving school she studied Medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She passed her exams with an Honours degree. After spending 12 hard years working in a busy London hospital as a ward nurse, she made the decision to find a less stressful job working as nurse in a primary school. For three years, she was very happy in her job at a small school in a rural village in the Home Counties. But falling pupil numbers meant that the school was forced to close and so she had to look elsewhere for a new posting. Unfortunately for her, the Medical Commission assigned her to St. Trinian's School for Girls. Life there was akin to working as a front-line nurse in a war zone. Barely a day went by when someone didn't need patching up as the pupils were a violent and anarchic lot. Sports days were always busy times for her as injuries were as inevitable as they were frequent. To help cope with the stress she has taken up drinking alcohol during her down time. She also relaxes by doing crossword puzzles every day. To staff and pupils alike she is referred to as "Matron." She is rank grade:5 aged 38. Her figure is a converted Black Cat Bases scientist.

Last in line is Beverley Whittaker, a clumsy human receptionist at St. Trinian's School who spends more time daydreaming than working. Beverley was one of life's underachievers. She drifted through school with average grades and no clear idea of what she wanted to do with her life. After passing her driving test she got a job as a pizza delivery girl, which lasted a year. Then she got  a job delivering prescriptions to home-bound patients. Boredom set in after a few years and she got sacked after taking one too many sick days. She decided that a change in direction was needed and she got a job as a part time secretary in a large office. Over the next three years she worked for six different companies, never spending more than six months at any one place. Eventually, she applied for the post of receptionist at St. Trinian's School, where her past was overlooked. She is at best, average at her job, but is tolerated by the pupils who quickly sussed that she was oblivious to all the mischief they got up to. Beverley does take drugs and drinks alcohol, and she spends more time daydreaming than working, but Miss Fritton, the headmistress, pretends not to notice. She is rank grade:5 aged 27. Her figure is a Turnkey Miniatures civilian.
At the far left is Caterina Maupassant, a suave human St. Trinian's School French teacher who flirts constantly. She was born and raised in Paris, France and was an only child. Upon leaving school she got a job as a cocktail waitress in a popular wine bar. She had blossomed into a very beautiful young woman and it was her good looks that drew the attention of a casting agent who offered her a job as an actress. She appeared as a supporting actress in a film called Ecole du Scandale (School for Scandal), a smutty comedy which called for her to appear fully nude. It was not a big success but nor was it a flop. This lead to Caterina being offered more movie roles but they were all for porn films and she didn't want to go down that route. After two years of drifting aimlessly whilst she reconsidered her future she moved to England and enrolled in a teacher training college. She passed her exams and got a job at an inner city comprehensive school in London. She stayed there for a couple of years before moving to her current school, St. Trinian's School for Girls. She immediately felt at home here. She teaches three foreign languages - French, German and Spanish. She is well respected by the pupils, especially the Posh Totty clique, who love her sense of style. She is rank grade:6 aged 28. Her figure was produced by Black Cat Bases.

Next to her is Lena Dickinson, an erudite human teacher at St. Trinian's School who likes to read poetry and ancient literature. Lena is a bookworm who is a mild-mannered and naïve woman who has a tendency to see the good in people she meets. She did well enough at school to take a degree course in Literature at her home university in Cambridge. She wanted to pursue a career in teaching and upon acquiring her teacher training certificate, she taught at a number of secondary modern schools before facing her biggest challenge of her life - teaching literature and English language at the notorious St. Trinian's School for Girls. She was totally unprepared for what she found there, as the girls were an undisciplined and unruly mob with little desire to learn anything other than how to cause chaos and mayhem. But Lena was determined to do well and when she entered the school in the TV quiz show, School Challenge, the headmistress, Camilla Fritton, fully supported her and to her surprise, so too, did the pupils. Unbeknownst to Lena, there was an ulterior motive for Camilla wanting the school to do well in the challenge. It was important that the school reached the final of the series and they did, thanks to their cheating in every round. Lena was delighted to see the school team triumph in the final, and as a result, she earned a lot of respect from the pupils. She is rank grade:5 aged 30. Her figure is a Black Cat Bases Female Civilian.
Third in line is Fenella Cleaver, a rugged human St. Trinian's School PE teacher who always pushes herself and her pupils to the limit. Fenella grew up near Pretoria in South Africa to parents who taught her the art of survivalism from a very early age. By the time she was 18, she was already highly skilled in survival and combat skills. She was also very adept at sports and decided to emigrate to England where she joined an athletics club in London. She excelled at running and for the next seven years she competed in the London Marathon every year, always finishing in the top 100. She suffered an unfortunate ligament injury on a training run when she was 25. Whilst recovering she made the decision to resign from professional running and pursue a career in teaching sports. Her first teaching appointment was at the infamous St. Trinian's School for Girls. Her tough upbringing stood her in good stead in surviving intact at the school. She pushes her pupils hard but she has earned their respect as a teacher not to be messed with. As well as her regular sports curriculum, she also teaches her pupils survival and combat skills. She is rank grade:5 aged 30. Her figure was made from the Warlord Games Project Z Male and Female Survivors sets.

Finally, is Ruby Gates, an alert human detective who loves automobiles. Ruby was a very bright child who enjoyed being a Girl Guide. She had a good upbringing and did well at school. She went on to study Criminology at college with a view to taking a career in the police force. After seven years as a constable she applied to be a detective and she easily passed the entrance exam. She was well respected by her colleagues and had a high detection rate on the cases she was assigned to. Her grandmother, whom Ruby was named after, also worked as a policewoman before retiring. Young Ruby would often consult with her. When Ruby received her latest assignment - to work undercover as an IT teacher at the notorious St. Trinian's School for Girls, her grandmother was horrified and begged her not to go. She had also worked undercover at the same school early in her career, and it had not gone well for her. However, young Ruby was adamant that she could take care of herself and that she had nothing to worry about. Her confidence was soon to be found greatly misplaced. Nothing could have prepared her for what was to  come! She is rank grade:6 aged 29. Her figure is another Turnkey Miniatures civilian.