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dick garrison20 May 2016 4:00 a.m. PST

With the inaugural round of "Forgotten Heroes", only just over ten days away now I thought I'd post a reminder for anyone who have yet to post up their intentions to join in, or let anyone who might have missed the original post about this project what this is all about,

During the month of June, Jez and I are inviting you to join us in creating/converting an existing figure into a costumed superhero or villain of your choice, from any source (be that Comic's, TV, Film, Adverts, Toy lines, Novels basically anywhere you can think of). The rules, such as they are, are quite simple.

1. The character you create must not yet have had an official or unofficial miniature made for it*.
2. The figure must be in 28mm scale.
3. The figure must be completed during the month of June.
4. In your first post, you should provide a bit of detail on the character you've chosen and why.

And that's it basically. It can be as simple as repainting a DC Heroclix Blue Beetle as Marvel's Goldbug, to as elaborate as converting a GW Imperial Guard Commissar into Marshal Law. As there are a vast number of costumed heroes and villains out there (the Leopard of Lime Street, the Private Eye, the Savage Dragon, Megamind, Mr Incredible, Thermoman, Green Cross man, the list goes on and on), the only question you have to ask yourself is this Who will be your Forgotten Hero?

Now we have had quite a few bloggers volunteering to join our happy band of "super fanatics", which is great, but we've also had a couple who would like to join in but don't currently have blogs suitable for the posting of wargames related stuff, so in the interest of allowing anyone to join in (even the bloggingly challenged) I have set up a separate blog just for the compiling of all the entries* of people involved in this project (you can post on both this and your own blog of course, if you have one). You can post as often or as little as you want, but please only send postings referring to the "Forgotten Heroes" project to me for inclusion of the blog. Though you can of course post anything else you want on your own blogs.

Anyway, here is the link to the new blog, there's not much there at the moment (just the rules), but you lot will hopefully put that right once we get started.


So as "Wordpress" makes me approve the first comment made by a someone on a blog, I thought perhaps the best thing to do would be for any participants to make a comment stating their intension to enter and a link to their blog (if they have one of course), and I can approve them with wordpress and we'll be ready for the off on the first of June. Come on we don't bite and it should be a whole lot of fun, so why not join in and create that missing hero from your collection.

Cheers Roger.

If you would prefer you can of course just post your submissions on your own blog and just send me a link to your site instead.

Kaptain Kobold21 May 2016 6:28 a.m. PST

One question: Does the character have to be a published character, or do our our own designs from, say, role-playing games, count as viable source material?

dick garrison21 May 2016 8:06 a.m. PST

The rules are that the character should be from a recognisable source, e.g. Film, Comic, Advert, Book, TV, Computer game etc.. Now I know one person is planning to create a character he himself created from the cartoons he publishes his own blog. Now if you have published source material (such as stories or cartoons) on a blog of your own I'd say yes, otherwise I think I'd have to put it to Jez (who idea it is in the end) to give a final yes or no.

Sorry I cant be more definite.

Cheers Roger

Carrion Crow21 May 2016 9:01 a.m. PST

Hi Kaptain Kobold – Jez here.

The general idea of 'Forgotten Heroes' was to encourage people who don't normally do this kind of thing to give it a go. I picked the subject matter and formulated the 'rules' as superheroes are popular and whilst there are a lot of figures out here, maybe your favourite hasn't been made or has been, but badly.

In the spirit of 'competition' we can then compare the original artwork/movie/cartoon to see how close those taking part have managed to recreate their chosen her/villain in 28mm.

So, in respect of your question, if you have created a full-colour image of this original character that we can use as a baseline to see how well you've managed to make him or her in 28mm, then Yes. However, if he or she just exists as a written description and a set of stats, I'd say No. Hope that answers your question.



dick garrison21 May 2016 9:14 a.m. PST

Cheers Jez,

Kaptain Kobold21 May 2016 5:43 p.m. PST

That answers my question – thanks. There are characters from 'real' sources I might consider having a go at, but I do have colour drawings from my superhero RPG days back in the 80s too :) I'll steer my thoughts towards the former, however.

dick garrison22 May 2016 8:44 a.m. PST

Great, it would be nice to have you on board Kaptain, please drop a comment here…


And I'll link in to your blog, ready for the off on the first.

Cheers Roger.

Kaptain Kobold22 May 2016 2:11 p.m. PST

Need to think of an idea first :)

Carrion Crow23 May 2016 3:45 a.m. PST

I have the opposite problem, in that I have too many ideas. All those obscure Marvel villains that only appeared in one or two issues, like Goldbug or the Hypno-Hustler, lesser-known heroes who had their own title but have had no figure, like Omega the Unknown or more 'realistic' versions of computer-generated movie characters, like Metro Man or Mr Incredible. Too many choices…

The Angry Piper23 May 2016 1:01 p.m. PST

Damn it Carrion Crow! I was totally doing the Hypno Hustler!!!!


I had an idea for him for a while now!

Carrion Crow24 May 2016 4:51 a.m. PST

Don't worry, Angry Piper, I was only using that as an example – I'm not doing the Hypno Hustler. I did consider doing Hellcow, as essentially that's a befanged cow with a cape. For those of you unaware of this character, go here and shudder…

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