Lately I've been purchasing prepainted Heroclix and Mage Knight figurines to supplement my miniature collection. Since I use them for tabletop roleplay, I have to rebase them (using washers). I also do repaints where I deem them necessary, usually touching up some sloppy paint work, but sometimes giving the figurine a complete make-over. The figures then get dipped in Army Painter Quickshade (strong tone), which provides beautiful shading, but also seals in the (re)paint job. Finally I coat the minis in matt varnish, to get rid of the glossy shine of the dip and to seal the minis even more. The scenery in this set-up is by Dwarven Forge and Psomminiature. The middle miniature got a complete repaint, going from a green outfit to this brown-gray-blue attire (the original mini is the green-clothed Ra's al-Ghul by Heroclix).
Cool, thanks for the tips! I also use Troll and Toad -- they are very affordable and have a great selection.
These are great! Would you be able to list the names of the original Heroclix/Mage Knight minis on the bottom? That would be very helpful for those of us who are interested in converting them for our games. Also, what website do you use to order your minis?
Rebased Heroclix miniatures are a great way to enlarge your rpg mini collection. Since I buy these Heroclix figurines in bulk and immediately remove them from their base, I remember almost none of the names. The names I do recall, have mostly been added to my description. I buy them on Ebay, or miniaturemarket or Troll and Toad. Living in Europe, it does get pretty costly to send things over from the States (especially custom charges and import taxes are a killer). You should also check out other collections, like Mage Knight and Horrorclix. I use washers for the new base.