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I was wondering if there would new superhero miniatures in addition to he ones already offered by Reaper.

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There're always HeroClix!  Or do you mean not Marvel-or-DC heroes?  I think Bones III has some more Reaper supers in the making.

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Pinned at the top of the Chronoscope subforum here is a thread "Chronoscope Minis We'd Like to See".

 

That's the perfect place to request superhero minis, if that's what you're looking for.

 

 

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9:09 PM, BLZeebub said:

There're always HeroClix!  Or do you mean not Marvel-or-DC heroes?  I think Bones III has some more Reaper supers in the making.

Ugh!  Most of the heroclix miniatures are crap.  I've been collecting superhero miniatures for decades and I won't touch those things. 

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1 hour ago, MikeD said:

Ugh!  Most of the heroclix miniatures are crap.  I've been collecting superhero miniatures for decades and I won't touch those things. 

Yeah, I know...  The sculpts and paint jobs...  But still, first thing that comes to mind.

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2 hours ago, MikeD said:

Ugh!  Most of the heroclix miniatures are crap.  I've been collecting superhero miniatures for decades and I won't touch those things. 

 

8 minutes ago, BLZeebub said:

Yeah, I know...  The sculpts and paint jobs...  But still, first thing that comes to mind.

 

In a world where there just aren't that many superhero minis, one uses whatever one can, however rubbish.

 

<puts on old coot hat>  Back in the early '80s when we started playing Champions, the only superhero "minis" we could get our hands on were printed cardboard you folded into a triangle to make stand up.  I was actually pleased to be able to draw our own custom characters with my teeny-tiny technical pens to match.  

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 Grenadier 25 MM. Generic superhero / Villains sets

Westwind - Superfigs Line

Hasslefree has some supes.

Blackhat miniatures has some supes.

Warlord Games has the Judge Dredd line which has a few useful minis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For PCs, HeroForge is a possibility - if noting else, you can have fun with the figure designer. ::): (I gather that they have gotten a lot better, detail wise - but I was not impressed with the ones that I got when the site was still new. But, again, I gather that their new material is much, much better.)

 

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Heroclix does have some hidden gems if one is willing to look. Sometimes they need a repaint though. I recall someone here modifying a Drax the destroyer for a modern game some years ago.

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Sentinel tactics makes big boxes of unpainted plastic super hero/villian/minion minis. They're not bad although some of the sculpts are a bit blah. good fodder for conversion. 

 

also has evil dinosaur minions.

 

Mantic's dread ball is also a good source of people in spandex and alien/mutants, I've used a bunch of them as supers in the past.

 

Sculpting dollies can also be modified to make some kinds of supers.

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On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 5:29 AM, Pingo said:

 

 

In a world where there just aren't that many superhero minis, one uses whatever one can, however rubbish.

At one time, there was some basis for this.  Now, while Superhero minis are by no means a dime a dozen, there are quite a few sources beside HeroClix.  Unless you are looking for a specific canon superhero, or just like the cheap prices of HeroClix on the second hand market, I see no reason to use them.  YMMV. 

 

On ‎5‎/‎8‎/‎2017 at 5:29 AM, Pingo said:

 

<puts on old coot hat>  Back in the early '80s when we started playing Champions, the only superhero "minis" we could get our hands on were printed cardboard you folded into a triangle to make stand up.  

I've got some old superhero miniatures made for the Champions game from around that era.  I don't recall who made them but they were sold in "Champions" branded blister packs and featured some of the named NPC heros from the game. 

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On 5/8/2017 at 6:29 AM, Pingo said:

<puts on old coot hat>  Back in the early '80s when we started playing Champions, the only superhero "minis" we could get our hands on were printed cardboard you folded into a triangle to make stand up.  I was actually pleased to be able to draw our own custom characters with my teeny-tiny technical pens to match.  

 

Back in the '90s, when I got into Champions, it wasn't QUITE so bad, because at the time, the superheroes in vogue many times were the "big shoulderpads, LOTS OF POUCHES, BEEEEEG GUNS" types, so one could just grab a Shadowrun mini, paint it in bright and unlikely colors, call it a superhero and call it a day.  Other than that, our superheroes tended to look suspiciously like ninjas, mysterious men in cloaks, cyber-punks, or whatever else we happened to have minis for.  Most of my "innocent bystander" minis were World of Darkness minis (or else Shadowrun with a gun cut off), so they tended to be posed with hands raised an awful lot.  (How to you make a Vampire mini?  You make some ordinary person with arms held up high, and with really bad teeth.  Voila!  Modern vampire.  File down the teeth a little, and you've got a panicked civilian, running away from the action, arms flailing.  Perfect!)  Rafm also had a bunch of Call of Cthulhu and "Vampyre" minis that could pass for assorted bystanders and "superhero in secret identity garb" minis.

 

Compared to the choices back then, I'm almost astounded at how many options are available today.  :)  I'm just sad that it's a lot harder to go "window-shopping" now that the game stores have been closing down -- I presume mainly due to competition with online sales.  Nothing really beats being able to pick up a blister pack and turn it this way and that to see what that figure really looks like in the pack, and hold up a thumb to gauge the size, and see how many PIECES there are that I'm going to have to assemble.

 

 

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Heh, starting to paint The Harpy super villain miniature.

 

This is not the first time I have painted her... ... ...  but I really didn't remember her being quite that, uhm, naked the first time around....

 

The Auld Grump - the first time was for a commission - so I was probably more concerned as to what color I was painting her costume, not whether she was wearing one....

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Heh, I hadn't really looked at that figure closely before, but yeah. 

 

For generic goons of the week my group has been using clix.  Random lots of commons are really cheap so we can put a lot of them on the table and nobody is too concerned about how the details are painted.   I haven't re-painted or based any yet, but I might if we get some recurring villains. 

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