Maybe instead of removing the point, incorporate it a little better, so add some decoration or GS around it: it is a little too thin and tall otherwise and if you’re worried about how it’ll look, snip it off. You can always add something else on top later (flames are an oft-seen example, you could have smoke or anything else fitting).
As for paint, I like the scheme, I love the added big nose, but I think there needs to be something on the hat and/or on the shield. I like the inked shield a lot, but currently, there is a little too much plain red. You could paint a simple yellow lightning bolt or arrow onto the hat (front and back might be best with the arrow). I think that’ll really help to make it pop. What colour will you use for the beard’s highlight?
Good job and I’m very excited to see a whole unit of them come up!
Or instead of ‘clipping’ off the top of the pushpin you could melt it out and pull it off with a pair mole grips or the sort of tool. Its no where near as lible to break the pushpin hat? I find a ciggerette lighter and no more than 10 seconds does the trick.