Followers of my blog will know that I have a large collection of figures of 28mm scale clowns. Most are human and some are zombies. Sunny the Killer Klown, who was responsible for wiping out Team Vampifan in my ATZ Better Dead Than Zed campaign was a demon from Hell. Killer Klowns are evil and most normal clowns are quite scary. But zombie clowns are both evil and scary. Studio Miniatures recently released a set of four zombie clowns and here they are.
Crouching next to him is Giuseppi. This figure should have had a hook in place of his right hand but when I received my figure the hook had snapped off. No big deal, Rather than trying to glue it back on, I simply left his arm as ending in a stump. This was his obvious cause of death. In his left hand he holds a bloody internal organ, possibly a heart or a liver. Mmmm, feeding time! By the way, painting the stars on his jacket was not an easy task. Some look good but others are not so good.
Finally we come to a clown whom I'm sure many of you will recognise. Yes, he is Ronald McDonald, the mascot of the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants. I'm not sure how Studio Minis got away with making such an easily recognisable figure but perhaps because he is a zombie and not a human that's okay. Again, he shows no signs of injury but by his bloodstained mouth, chin and neck he has clearly been feeding.
I think this is a fantastic set of figures. I like clowns and I like zombies. Put them together, and for me, you have a winning combination. Sunny will definitely be recruiting these four to his gang of Killer Klowns.
This set called Die Laughing costs £12.99 From the Studio Miniatures webstore. I can highly recommend them. The sculpting is up to the usual high standard we have all come to expect from this company.