Jump to content

Rod G

Superhero Minis

Recommended Posts

 Nice that we can all talk here, I notice that the OP hasn't joined back in though. I just picked up a "blind bag" Marvel 500. Hadn't seen them before. Got a Captain America. Just about the classic pose (shield is held a little lower), variant paint job that I'm unfamiliar with (Red Guardian). No matter, I'm going to repaint him anyway. Not too bad quality wise, no mold lines anyway.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got a few of the Chronoscope supers and for the most part I'm pretty happy with them. I'll be checking out some of the suggestions in the thread though. You can never have too many options after all.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First, I wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading about all the creative ways that you guys found for improvising superhero minis in the days before dedicated superhero mini lines!  I enjoy that kind of outside-the-box thinking.

 

I'm not really a superhero gamer, but I hope there will be lots of Chronoscope superheroes in Bones in the future, and I'd be happy to back Bones superheroes in future Kickstarters - when I look at the fantastic existing models in metal, I can't help thinking of ways to modify them into characters from other genres.

 

Add swords or other such weapons, and you've got fantasy heroes - in the Old School 1970s and 1980s fantasy RPG, comic, video game, and other art, the fantasy heroes wore the exact same capes, tights, high boots, gauntlets, and such that superheroes do!  With no conversion work at all, "Captain Ersatz" versions of the likes of Wonder Woman, Thor, Namor, Doctor Doom, Green Arrow, Doctor Strange, and Captain America wouldn't look out of place among retro fantasy artwork....  Similarly, Bones Nightslip is only a weapon-swap away from being a generic fantasy ranger or rogue, and Reaper models such as the Silver Marksman, Castarci, Captain Griffon, Zenith, Incredible Woman, Doctor Dread, the catfolk-like Firefox    and Lady Tiger, the half-devil-like character Devil Girl, and the human-elemental characters Twister, Inferno, Torrent, and Sandwoman would all be quite easy to work into a fantasy setting, requiring little or no modification at all to fit in.

 

Or, add ray guns, and you've got Sci-Fi/Space Opera heroes - in the classic Space Opera serials of the early 20th Century like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Commando Cody, you find the exact same superhero aesthetic:  capes, tights, high boots, gauntlets, etc., and it doesn't take much imagination to see that aesthetic being inherited by the likes of Star Wars and Star Trek in later decades.  Add a hypothetical Bones sci-fi weapon sprue, and use them to customize Bones versions of models like Captain Griffon, Incredible Woman, Doctor Dread, and P.B. Pugh, and none of these characters would look very far out of place in retro-science fiction settings similar to Star Wars or Star Trek....


Of course, these genres - fantasy, science fiction, and superheroes - owe some debt to the same basic source:  Edgar Rice Burroughs more or less built the prototypes of the modern forms of these genres with such famous creations as Tarzan and John Carter (it's probably easy to see John Carter's ancestry in the chainmail-bikini aesthetic of D&D, but a little harder to imagine a comparison to Superman, but it's true: Superman was at least partly inspired by John Carter and Tarzan, Star Wars probably wouldn't have existed in the form we know and love without John Carter, and some of the shared influences between these related genres become easier to see by comparing their artwork and evolution, especially though their early years.....)

 

And then, there are some of those great retro-pulp superheroes, like The Fox (definitely-not-Zorro!),  P.B. Pugh (definitely-not-Doc-Savage!), Max Graves (definitely-not-Sam-Spade!), Dan McDermott (definitely-not-Jungle-Jim), The Black Mist (definitely-not-the-Shadow - already in Bones!), Frank Buck (definitely-not-Indiana-Jones!), Grant Dylan, Lord of the Jungle, Jungle Girl, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Captain Nemo, etc.:  I think these classic pulp-style proto-Superheroes are great fun and a fascinating part of superhero, fantasy, and science fiction history.

 

In any event, I love the easy adaptability of Bones miniatures, and especially the Chronoscope Bones minis, and, though I don't normally play Superhero-themed games, I would definitely welcome and happily support a variety of Bones superhero miniatures, both Bones versions of existing metal Chronoscope supers, and new Bones figures!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Boaz
      We have all had brushes with the hard to explain , the apparent impossible , the out of this world ... here's a chance to share a memory or few ...
       
       So way back in my younger days me, my brother and two friends we coming home from an all day "monsters of rock" concert in San Francisco,  we stoped at a store to pick up some liquids refreshments and snaks for the ride home when I saw them ... coming down the street was a largish gang "wilding" , basically thumping everyone that came across their path ... they were a block away and I was the last one to get into my car ... "hay guys get out" , I said, "let's teach these punks a lesson" ... now I was the assistant wrestling coach at the local college wail I was still in high school and have had a wide range of training over the years so this wad kind of a natural response for me ... the other three had way more common sense, asking me to get in so we can go , this went on as the gang kept coming down the block beating up all who crossed their path ...
       
       Just then I herd a car screech to a stop, out of it flew a figure dressed all in black with the bat man emblem on his chest , he dashed across the street in short order armed only with two sawed off baseball bats and laid into the gang ... after over ten years of hand to hand combat training I can tell you, he knew what he was doing and executed every move with impressive precision ... after one of the best fight scenes I have seen in any bat man movie he dashed back to the bat mobile (A primer black ElComeno) and was gone ... leaving a mess of moaning thugs and cheering fans ... 
       
       What a day, Monsters of rock and Bat man ... hard to say witch was more intense.
    • By Inarah
      Couple of tabletop Bones figures I painted over the winter and have been able to finally finish now that spring is here. 
       

       
      The Black Mist is actually done in shades of blue and purple, but the subtleties don't show on my cheap camera. 
       
    • By Orlando_the_Technicoloured
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kidlovestigergames/alphas-a-superhero-miniatures-game?ref=hero_thanks








      A BRAND NEW Superhero Board Game is coming to your table! Alphas is a game of tactical, objective based Skirmishes and fully illustrated Graphic Novels to play through a progressive story with. Created and developed by the same team who made Tabula Rasa, Alphas will immerse you in a world where having powers and abilities are the norm.

      WIP rules https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YBygZHwiStw2oR24UKgMH2VhVXAn9eDG/view

      United States: $11 - 22 (Continental), $30 (Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico)
      Canada: $14 - $30 for most areas.
      Europe: $22 - $35 to most countries.Australia: $20 - $40.
      New Zealand: $30 - $35.Latin and South America: $60 - $70.
      Asia: $15 - $20 (China), $20 - $30 for most other countries (We have no current estimates for Malaysia or Singapore)

      WE WILL NOT SHIP TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: Afghanistan, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia or Greece based on past experiences and/or rates/pricing and custom laws.


      (note they've a previous KS project yet to deliver but it's not due to do so until the summer, most recent updates are backer only, but nobodys screaming at them in the comments so it seems to be going reasonably well)
    • By Dark Horse
      I picked this thread because of the title...
      My purpose is that I am creating a set of rules for use with various genres of Chronoscope minis and would like to know what kinds of Special Abilities (Superpowers) would you like to see in those rules for the various Super Hero models in the line?
       
      Thanks!
    • By hosercanadian
      This weekend I managed to call my Crosswire conversion complete.
       
      For those interested, the WIP is under this forum (but my computer doesn't like the link adding function on the forum).
       
      I am happy with how my NMM is coming along.  I could have brought this to the next level with more time but as he will be used as a game piece, I am happy to call him done.
       
      More pics and rambling on my blog.  As a teaser, here is Whiplash vs Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk.


  • Who's Online   31 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×