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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:04 am
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I thought the forum members might enjoy seeing this conversion that I made to represent Will Eisner's The Spirit:


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Made from a variety of Heroclix parts, plus some resculpting.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:21 am
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Very, very nicely done. Kudos. :)



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:24 pm
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LOVE IT!



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:37 pm
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I've only recently started to think about how clix bits can be used for conversions... Can you give us a quick rundown of what parts you used to make this?

The end result really is fantastic!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:04 pm
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Nice job!



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:11 am
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cardboardvampire wrote:
I've only recently started to think about how clix bits can be used for conversions... Can you give us a quick rundown of what parts you used to make this?

The end result really is fantastic!


Thanks. :D

The legs, torso and head are from the Marvel Heroclix Pete Wisdom figure. The arms and the hat are from the DC Heroclix Renee Montoya Question figure. I also resculpted the figure's mouth to improve the appearance (Pete Wisdom's mouth is a silly-looking round "O" of surprise). Here's a WIP photo I took showing the conversion:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:57 pm
User avatarImmortalPosts: 1161Location: Montreal, CanadaJoined: Tue May 12, 2009 4:23 am
Thanks Heldrak! I think I might be even more impressed now...

You're the second person recently to talk about converting/repainting clix figs for use in other games. With the wide variety of bits and pieces, I think they really could be a fantastic resource. Especially if you actually have the skills to make them look good, such as in this case.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:51 am
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Heroclix can be very difficult to work with. Not only does the quality of the sculpting vary widely from figure to figure, you never know what kind of gunky factory paint-job you're going to have to contend with. It is not practical to strip Heroclix figures, so you pretty much have to prime/paint over them. Also, their soft plastic makes it difficult/impossible to file or scrape them (they just shred), so you pretty much have to carefully slice all their mold lines away with a blade which can be very tricky. Their soft detail also means that you have to create a lot of trompe l'oeil detail with paint (as you can see on the Spirit figure).

On the plus side, you can get them cheap, and there is a vast variety of them so they can fill a wide variety of uses on the tabletop. Another thing to keep in mind with Heroclix is that the scale is all over the place with them. Many of them appear huge next to a standard Heroic 28mm metal figure.


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