Monday, 5 October 2015

Batman on a budget - WIP

I still haven't played a game of it yet, but the forces are aligning for the Batman Miniatures Game. I've shown off the Joker and a couple of his goons here and here, but Heroclix has a very limited amount of the thugs which the Batman game needs. I could have bought some from Knight Miniatures, but that would defeat my attempt to do Batman on a budget. What I needed was a cheap source of goons. And then it dawned on me. Why not use the Wargames Factory Apocalypse survivors? One box and I  have all the goons I need for the Joker, Two-Face and Penguin.
First up, my Batman team. The Bat himself, the Huntress and Batgirl. Not pictured is Robin.
The Wargames Factory figures were good - nice and customisable, but a little on the short side. However, heroclix themselves are notorious for the variable size of the minis. My Two-Face towers over them, but Catwoman and Batman himself fit right in.
The rest of the Joker gang
Two-Face and his gang - you can really see the size difference here.
Poison Ivy and three plant slaves. Some aquarium plants with green stuff 'heads'. 
Two Face himself is much bigger than any of the other Heroclix, and a quick look at the DC Who's Who says that he should only be 6'. The Joker is 6'5" and Batman is 6'2" so the fact that the figure towers over them means that he is totally out of scale, so it will be off to Toad and Troll to find a smaller version. The figure from the Unleashed set is an alternative, so we will see if he fits.
Poison Ivy is also a little on the large side - she is meant to be 5'2" but is about the same height as the Joker. There is an alternative version in the 'Batman' series I can try.
I'll make sure to keep posting as the project continues.

Nate

10 comments:

  1. Certainly some difference in size there! What a pain.

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    1. Just gives me an excuse to order more figures... not like I need one.

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  2. Nice work. In regards to there size difference there personalities obviously make them stand out from the crowd :)

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    1. Good point - and Harvey Dent does have two personalities to stand out.

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  3. Good stuff Natholeon, and I was much impressed by your Two-Face miniature until you mentioned his great size (it still looks awesome though :-) ). You might consider number 21 from the Batman Alpha DC Comics “Heroclix” range, which I painted up here: http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/why-cant-you-just-die.html The sculpt's details were very soft though but that shouldn't be a problem for someone who can paint the eyebrows on the Joker :-)

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    1. That's the figure I have lined up in my cart at Troll and Toad - along with a few others...

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  4. Wonderful proxy miniatures, they look perfect.

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    1. We'll have to see if my painting can Batman-ise them a bit.

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