Having painted my VC I wanted something else to paint while waiting for my NVA to arrive.
Looking through my lead pile had me wondering what to paint, and I found myself wanting to paint a Super Hero.
Years ago I purchased the SuperSystem rules but at the time the only minis I could find for them (apart from the Hero Clix things) were the excellent Four Color Figures range sold by Old Glory.
Due to the outrageous postage rates from Old Glory, especially given the exchange rate over four years ago, I never went anywhere with this project.
Then I remembered that Reaper Miniatures are building up a decent range of Super Figures. I looked through the figures and made a 'wish list', and not being able to help myself I ordered a couple of figures to kick start the project.
I have been having a ball coming up with background notes, powers and names for the figures I ordered and for those in my wish list.
For example I have created a Super Heroine based on this reaper figure:
I have called her "Cougar" and she moves very fast, has natural claws for melee weapons and has all kinds of 'kitty' based abilities such as heightened senses and lighting reflexes.
Her real name is Stacey Dallimore and I am toying with the idea she was 'slipped a 'mickey' at a night club that contained the prototype of a designer drug that caused life changing alterations in her.
There are three other character designs I have so far - two heroes and two villains.
The great thing about planning a Super Hero setting is that I can use the scenery from zombie games and I can go through my old lead pile and come up with some ideas on how to bring new life in to figures that I was most likely not going to use anymore, such as some velociraptors I have. (I already have a scenario idea called "Raptor Rampage" in mind).
So, I am thinking of holding a competition, and there might even be a prize for the winner.
This competition is open to followers of my blog only.
To enter you must chose a figure from the Reaper Miniatures site and come up with either a hero or a villain.
It can be any figure from the site, but you need to be able to justify an orc, dwarf or anything not 'normal' for a hero or villain.
You can give them sidekick or henchmen from the list of other reaper figures (i.e. you might have a robot master and robots as henchmen).
You need to:
Give me the figure code of the one you have chosen (a link to the figure will help too).
Come up with a suitable name for the hero or villain.
Come up with a back ground for the character, including what gave them their powers.
List what powers they have. Try to match this with the look of the figure if you can.
Describe the colour of their clothes/uniform.
If they have a sidekick or henchmen you need to do the same for them too.
The rest is limited to your imagination. You can include more information on the character if you wish.
Entries are to be submitted as comments in this post and I will post the winning entry on my blog.
Readers have until 31st March 2012 to get their entries in, and if enough people enter I will come up with a prize for them.