Sunday, 23 February 2014

Studio Miniatures' Zombies 19 - Clowns

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.
At the far left is Chuckles in his bright orange and blue costume. He isn't smiling much now, is he? he doesn't show any obvious signs of wounding but there is a lot of blood around his neck, which could have come from a victim he was feeding on. I think he looks totally evil.
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.
Moving on, we come to Mr. Jolly, a fat clown who even in death, is smiling, despite the fact that half of his face has been chewed off. He is holding a ridiculously small umbrella and he wears a bowler hat that is far too small for him. Mr. Jolly has a massive wound to his stomach and his intestines are struggling to remain in place. Gross!
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.

28 comments:

  1. Wicked clowns Bryan
    I really like Mr Jolly, he reminds me of John Wayne Gacy's alter ego Pogo, creepy to the max dude. I love your idea of a clown gang, remember Killer Klowns from Space, horrible vibes man.

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    1. John Wayne Gacy was one sick puppy. I'm sure that Sunny would love to recruit him in his gang. I never did see Killer Klowns from Space but it's on my list off ilms I want to watch. Thanks, Bob.

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  2. Dear lord, those are the stuff of nightmares!

    They look very good though, I would hate to run into them!

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    1. I certainly wouldn't like to meet them either... not unless i was heavily armed! And yes, Nobody667, they are the stuff of nightmares.

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  3. I still look over my shoulder every time I think of Sunny, and the circus is in town this week!

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    1. Hide, Bob, hide! Do not leave your house and do not go anywhere near the circus!

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  4. They look ace Bryan. Nice and colourful and god awfully creepy looking :) (in a good way). I can imagine your Clown gang with a herd of zombie clowns being driven around in a truck and being released against there enemies.

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    1. Simon, don't go putting ideas like that in my head! That is exactly the sort of thing that Sunny would do.

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  5. "You will die laughing!"

    ery nice job on these mate!!

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    1. Thanks, Johnny. Yes, Studio Minis named this set very well.

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  6. Gah, I love your clowns! They must be a blast to paint with all the bright colours and combinations.

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    1. Mathyoo, they were a blast to paint and I got a chance to use paints that I rarely use on them. They do like their bright colours do clowns.

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  7. No no no! This is just wrong. Circ du nightmare! Why are there so many zombie clowns.? It's wrong. Just wrong. Why are there no zombie Cats? We see figures for Zombie dogs but no cats and less children than clown zombies. What about Zombie Rats? Are you trying to tell me there would be more zombie clowns than zombie Rats? What are you putting in your cornflakes? (Rant over!)

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    1. And Now calmly. Nice work mate. Still too many clowns but Ronald Mac Donald zombie is a bit of a laugh. Bright colourful and at the same time tragic.

      Ok that's enough of being Nice. Zombie clowns MUST erh well die, I suppose, but properly this time and no getting up again!

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    2. No, Clint, zombie cats are just so wrong. It's bad enough with zombie dogs but let's keep cats out of this. As for zombie rats, thank God there are none of them otherwise humanity can kiss its ass goodbye!

      Yes, I had to smile when I saw Ronald McDonald. You are right, of course. No one should ever be nice to zombie clowns. They should be shot on sight and burned to ashes. Terminate them with extreme prejudice. It's the only sensible thing to do!

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    3. What about zombie pigeons? or Zombie chickens.

      Zombie Spiders?

      Zombie Worms?

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    4. Err, in the Golgo Island range there is a "Giant Zombie Hamster" model. Presumably that wouldn't meet with your approval either?

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    5. Aaaaaaaaaagh! No, no, no, a hundred times no!

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  8. Clowns I don't like.
    Killer Clown are worse.
    Zombie Killer Clowns have to be the scariest of scary, the stuff of nightmares.
    I love these Bryan

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    1. These are so bad that you have to like them, Joe.I think they are evil incarnate.

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  9. Superb stuf Bryan. ONe question though, are they really from hell, are or they from outer space? :)

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    1. Thanks, Adam. No question - they're from Hell!

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  10. Really great to see you kickin' out all this great stuff Bryan. Sorry I haven't been in touch. Been a rough year so far. I really love what you are doing though. The gang is awesome and the clowns-how cool is that! Keep up the awesome work my friend!

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    1. Thanks, Roger. I'm very glad to hear from you again. I have loads more good stuff planned.

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