Yes I know you spell clown with a “C” but this is the title that Reaper have given to this 28mm miniature.
Of all the types of humour out there slap stick is my least favourite (that and over elaborate pranks which are so sophisticated that anyone would fall for them) and thus I have never really found anything about clowns particularly funny. In fact the complete opposite is true. As a kid I found them scarry. Clearly I was not alone in seeing a sinister side to them as numerous movies have chosen to play on this and portray clowns as creepy fuckers, one of the most recent being Stephen King’s “IT”.
Despite my dislike of clowns they are very colourful and offer a very nice painting challenge. It was with this in mind that I decided to buy and paint Bonzo. I think Reaper do another clown too and at some point I may well do that. If I can find others then who knows, there might be an opportunity for a creepy diorama to follow. I might not find clowns funny but this one was fun to do.
Ring Master: “Ladies and gentlemen, the Circus of Horrors proudly presents Bonzo The Killer Klown”.
Bonzo enters the ring.