Lately I've been purchasing prepainted Heroclix and Mage Knight figurines to supplement my miniature collection. I 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. These figurines' robes are wide enough to put them on the table without a base, so they remain baseless. Grima Wormtongue (left) and Celeborn (middle) from the 'Lord of the Rings' line did not require a lot of work, although I do regret their lack of facial detail. The elven sorceress on the right had a very sloppy paintjob, so she got a near-complete make-over. Not the best result, I'm afraid, but still a lot better than what she looked like first.