During the closing weeks of He-Month in March, I was contemplating what should be my next project. Whilst the Ghostbusters Project is still ongoing, I was not feeling particularly motivated to return to it in March. Furthermore, as I have finally booked my ticket for Salute, I needed something that could be completed with a potential 3-week period – so this meant looking at which half-completed group of figures grabbed my fancy.
As Simon over at Fantorical is currently beavering away on his mountain of Heroclix figures for the “Cosmic Cube Crossover Conflict” (my name for his huge upcoming batrep), I was inspired to paint up some superheroes &/or villains. And as it was April, it seemed a no-brainer that I should paint up the nefarious super-powered clowns known as…The Clown Gang!
So, let me introduce you to the first three members, Merry Andrew, Silly Billy and Tom Foolery:
So, these three well-armed clowns were originally part of the officially-licensed Cyberpunk miniatures, specifically the Bozos. They are now available from Mirliton as part of the 28mm Future Warriors range for 6.71 Euros for the three from here. I filed of the integral bases and glued them to 25mm circular bases, to match the rest of my supers.
The final three members of the gang are its leader, Marionette, the robotic clown known as M.I.R.T.H. (Mechanism Intended for the Removal of Troublesome Heroes) and Sweet William, who may or may not be made from sweets…
These figures are, from left to right, Yvette, Magician’s Assistant, available from Reaper Miniatures for $5.99, Bot from the Superfigs line, available from Old Glory Miniatures for $8.95, and Kandyman from the 7th Doctor range, available from Black Tree Design for £3.25.
So, this is my Clown Gang, with nary a Heroclix figure in sight! Depending on how much time I have, I may try and construct their Clownmobile (or rather their truck). We shall see…
Comments and feedback welcome.