Saturday, 19 October 2013

Send in the Clowns

 Zomtober 2013 - post #3


Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?


Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.


Send in the clowns.


A somewhat rushed, Zomtober post #3 sees these stunning sculpts from 'Tengu Miniatures' rise and join the ranks of the undead.  Essentially the same design they come with a different right arm, head and tie to allow for a variety of poses.  When it came to the painting I drew inspiration from a variety of sources, for example the chap with the bow tie was based on the zombie clown that makes an appearance in the climatic scenes of the wonderful 'Zombieland' as for his companion, well let's just call him 'Donald' and assume he had a dubious Scottish ancestry! 


I'm afraid, I've fallen behind somewhat on replying to comments and have missed a great many posts on the erstwhile blogs that I follow; fortunately there is some respite in sight and an opportunity to catch up once again. 





60 comments:

  1. Greate paint work !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  2. I love the fast food clown and his friend there Michael, great paintjob as usual and great character too

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    1. Thank you Pete, Donald's uniform was too hard to resist!

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  3. And I've always thought that Clowns were impervious to the Zed virus. Something in their make up, I think, neutralizes the virus. That's why so many Clowns do zombie jokes. If a clown can get them laughing, he can save a lot innocent citizens from being a Zed meal. Sorry, my mind just drifted a little bit off center.

    Great painting, Sir Awdry.

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    1. Now that is a curious thought Sir, impervious to the virus due to the high lead content on their face paint sadly this in term led to madness! Either way thank you!

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    2. Darn! I thought I was on to something.

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    3. Oh I think you may still be, rapid, mad clowns attack zombies!

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  4. Fantastics painting on those clowns - lovely and colourful too, they'll brighten up the table and the zombie hoard.

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    1. Thank you my good man, they certainly made a change looking for deliberately brighter colours.

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  5. "Donald" is very creepy as is his life sized replica in his eating establishment down the street. Excellent work I would not have thought them rushed without your comment.

    Rob

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    1. Thank you Rob, they were rushed more in the sense that I was running out of time to get them posted.

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  6. Well done! So bright and so very dreadful! I won't be able to forget these two for awhile. "Would you like...fries with that?"

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    1. Thank you Monty, that is really kind of you.

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  7. Oh, man, that is deeply creepy :)

    FMB

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  8. "Isn't it bliss?
    Don't you approve?
    One who keeps tearing around,
    One who can't move.
    Where are the clowns?
    Send in the clowns."

    Sorry Could not resist. Excellent figures and even better paint job. I must resist getting them. But very nice to see.

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    1. Thank you so much Clint, they really are lovely to work with.

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  9. Clowns AND Zombies? Thank you so much, I won't be sleeping too soundly tonight...

    ; )

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    1. My abject apologies Ev, sweet dreams. ;)

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  10. A maelstrom of color and blood, really great!

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    1. Thank you, but the orange does clash with the red gore! ;)

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  11. Bah evil pure evil. Clowns and Zombies! Great job Michael they are nice if a little freaky (well to me anyway) good likeness for both intended counterparts!

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    1. Thank you Simon, I really loved these Tengu sculpts, great fun to work on.

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  12. Oh yes the clowns are there. Now we can laugh!:-D
    Fantastic paintwork Michael! They look wonderfull!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter, they were great fun to do too.

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  13. Great paint Michael , my favorite is the clown with red hair , this eyes is very scary
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you Vincent, his eyes were a happy accident as I hadn't cleaned the brush properly!

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  14. Fantastic work Michael, a veritable riot of colour

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    1. Thank you Andrew, great fun to splash the colour around.

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  15. As if some people didn't find ordinary clowns scary enough, now you've given us Zed-clowns! :)

    Hmmm, here's a thought - maybe Donaldson is the mystery source of the Zed contagion, having started to spread it through the *cough* beef *cough* in the burgers sold in his chain of fast food outlets....

    Lovely work Michael

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    1. Thank you Tamsin and as ideas go that one certainly has legs, or hooves!

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    1. That would be Donald, Michael - any resemblance to a similar sounding clown is purely accidental - at least that is what my solicitor told me to say! ;)

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  17. Excellent work on these again, makes me wnder what you will finish Zobtober with?

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, not great finish, just trying to get to half term although I might try and sneak in an extra Halloween post!

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  18. Excellent work there, love them both, but the Donald colour scheme was an inspired choice!

    You spot another clown zombie on my own blog later - should we do theme weeks next year? :)

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    1. Thank you and a themed Zomtober, now there is an idea! Looking forward to seeing yours later.

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  19. Brilliant use of colour- lovely models and well painted- but creeping me out A LOT

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  20. You can see why people find clowns scary.

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  21. Superb looking zombies and scary!

    Christopher

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  22. Now I know why I don't like clowns! Great painting.

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    1. Thank you Sir, not a great fan myself!

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  23. Superb painting and basing Michael and the colours really stand out.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you Pat, they were an absolute blast yo paint and add a wonderful splash of colour to the hoard.

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  24. Yikes. Clowns were a childhood nightmare for me... And these are double scary! Great work Michael. Hope you get out of the manic period soon!

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    1. Thank you Dave, just really busy at work which is good but often leaves me just wanting to collapse in a heap at the weekend, still half term soon!

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  25. I love Clowns...whether the normal ones or Horror ones...and These look great.

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    1. Thank you Paul, there is another one to come next week!

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  26. Superb painting Sir M! I hate clowns! When I was a lad my Dad used to paint pictures. He painted a very jolly happy looking clown and hung it in me and my brothers room. At night he happy and jolly clown turned into one evil looking fecker and used to frighten the bloody life out of us!
    Did I say I don't like clowns???

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  27. Outstanding. Donald's inspiration is unsettling enough in his real-world, non-undead form. You've dialed the creepy up to eleven.

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  28. Good miniatures!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulrophobia

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  29. Must admit I'm one of those people who have always felt a bit creeped out by clowns in general - these multiply the effect immeasurably - I am now hiding behind the sofa... has it gone yet??? ;-)

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  30. Beautiful work! "I'll have a Big MacBrain, side order of Large Flies, and a 32oz. cup of Mater-Doo. To Go, please!

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