I simply jimmied them off their clix bases and put them on 25mm slottas, and dabbed a bit of brown wash over them to get rid of the "artificial pre painted plastic" look. I'll get around to tidying up their bases and neatening the paintjobs, but they're table ready at least.
Ever wondered why super villains seem to re appear so quickly after being incarcerated? Doing deniable black ops for the government to shorten their sentences, that's how.
I've been having great fun researching and statting-up heroes for the Savage Worlds system. My wife even got involved, compiling a brief bio/powers list of the minis.
So far I've only converted my duplicate minis, which tend to be the more obscure ones. This is good, as I can keep them "low powered" without any preconceptions of what they should be like according to movies/comics etc.
In Savage Worlds superheroes are rated pulp (one or two minor powers, or perhaps only gadgets), four colour (standard comic fare with significant powers, say Wolverine), heavy hitters (Magneto, Pheonix), and cosmic level (Superman etc). Since SW heroes are already quite powerful compared to the average mook, I'm trying to keep things to pulp level where possible, and keeping the powers toned down.
Personally, I think superheroes should be restricted in their abilities. Ever wonder why there hasn't been a good Superman movie? He's just so "overpowered" it's hard to connect with him. You don't fear for his safety either. Plots have to be on cosmic scale to be even vaguely threatening. Weaknesses have to be contrived. Batman vs Superman? It isn't even a contest. Who'll be the underdog everyone cheers for? ....well, perhaps it depends more how much they hate Ben Affleck...
Anyway, there has been a power surge deep beneath the Nevada desert at Area 52. A alien device which was regarded as inert has suddenly powered up. It's a homing beacon.... a warpgate opens, disgorging undead robots, who naturally want to "destroy all humans."
Supported by a sniper team, The Darkness corners a Necron... gosh, it's so long since I played 40K... it's some sort of tomb-thingy?
The beautiful android assassin Aphrodite IX leads a fire team through the underground corridors... (Magdalena is about to engage Necrons with her own fire team in the background)
Scarab swarms are no match for the arcane powers of the Witchblade...
Some of the minis I've rebased so far. The cool ninja chicks are Noh agents from Kabuki. They could be tidied up, but the prepainted schemes are perfectly table-worthy...
A few thoughts... Savage Worlds is not really balanced for warband vs warband combat from what I can see. It's more a rival to Two Hour Wargames type narrative/co-op stuff. Also, I'd like a program where I simply select from dropdown boxes and then print out player stats on Warmachine/Gruntz-like cards as writing them out is too clunky - there's a lot of prep time. That said, creating superheroes is really good fun in itself - so it's not a great hardship.
I'm enjoying it do much I'm delving into the rest of my box, and putting in a few bids for random clix bundles on eBay. (...don't get any ideas from this post and overbid me, damn it! grrr - postage to Australia sucks)