This week we have a 28mm Reaper figure from their Chronoscope range and before anyone points out the spelling mistake in the title the website has the figure down as Zonkers, Killer Klown with a ‘K’.
Not that long ago I painted another Reaper clown, Bonzo which I really enjoyed doing. As Reaper do two I more than fancied doing the other one.
Now as with most of us I suspect we are often our own worst critics. As a consequence I very rarely if ever express my delight at a figure I have done. That’s not to say I am not pleased in my own mind and I know when I have pushed my own boundaries. I say all that because today I am going to say that I am really quite chuffed with this little chap. Why? Well the simple answer is that this figure is without doubt the one I have done the most freehand painting on and all in all I think it turned out OK.
Firstly the shirt had freehand pink spots added to the blue base colour. To look at it’s no big deal but the effort of getting them roughly all the same size and reasonably positioned to look random took far more time than I anticipated. Not that time was a constraint, I just never envisaged it being the challenge it turned out to be.
Next up on the freehand was his trousers. I’ve done striped trousers before as in two alternative colours but this time I had a go at three stripes. The wider yellow and green but with a fine red stripe to separate the two main colours.
Lastly I elected to do some freehand lettering. A ‘Z’ for his Zonkers badge was stright forward enough but the word ‘FIRE’ and ‘BOMB’ were a lot more demanding.
The only other thing to mention is the figure comes with a choice of heads. The alternative option being essentially a head covered with a sack. Can’t say that did a great deal for me. I preferred being able to freehand some make up to his mouth and eyes.