I guess this is my first superhero post, which is funny as it’s a genre that I’ve really loved. More than Blood Bowl even. However, there are not a lot of superhero minis out there, and I’d say even fewer superhero games that I’d be interested in playing these days. Though I am tempted to try the 1984 Marvel Super Heroes RPG with my little one at some point. The mechanics are pretty simple for the most part, as long I help her out.
Mocker is a villain in the game, and quite a weird one. He’s a robot who hates humans, because his creator gave him a Smiley face as a head. He killed his creator, to show his disapproval. He keeps his head covered in a hood, because he’s embarrassed by it. Looking at the mini, the ‘pink eye’ is actually the tongue of the Smiley face, and you can almost see a hint of the white eyes peaking out from under the top of his hood.
Colors wise, I tried to keep him as close to some of the original art as possible. Pink, orange, purple, red. Not the easiest color combo on the eyes, but supers tend to be loud.
The tiny super villainess “Marionette” is sitting on his shoulder.
At any rate, I don’t have anymore superhero minis to post. This one came from Lance & Laser’s Villains & Vigilantes line. My brother hadn’t painted him, probably because he had already painted the solo Mocker mini: Old Mini Monday 02 – V&V pt. 2. When I was looking through his minis, I asked him if I could paint him up. Then the mini sat around for a good long while.
I was tempted at one point to pick up more of the V&V minis, but I had forgotten how poor the sculpt quality is and they are tiny! I can’t say he was a joy to paint and not a mini I’d probably want to use in game much.
Speaking of which, he almost didn’t even get a post…partly because I wasn’t crazy about my paint job but also because the first few photos I took were horrid….
I had finally gotten around to taking a number of pictures for the next few posts, and afterwards spent an hour, converting, and trying to doctor them….as I was writing a post, I finally said ‘F’ it!!’ and retook all the photos.
I’ve struggled with photos for a good long time, and it’s probably a lifelong practice. But this time around I think I definitely singled out ‘shaky hands’ as the culprit. With the setup I was using, there was just too much wiggle when pressing the photo button, and the photo above (left) was the result. I’ve sometimes braced the phone against the desk while taking pics, and I guess that needs to be my ongoing practice from here on out!
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