HM3: More shields

With many thanks to the commenters in the last post (Solander and RJCD particularly), I have just added nine new shields to HeroMachine 3 Alpha's ItemRightShields:


As usual, holler if there are any problems with it.

I now move on to Neckwear with all the great suggestions you guys gave. If you have more, post 'em here.

35 Responses to HM3: More shields

  1. Hammerknight says:

    They look good Jeff.

  2. Hakoon1 says:

    Yeah, they look Great!

  3. Hammerknight says:

    A note on shields, some more herald designs in Insignia would be useful. I have a book of they if you need pictures let me know.

  4. darkvatican says:

    Ooooh heraldic insignias are pretty cool.

  5. JR says:

    i would really like to have my previous 2 requests:
    # JR Says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    revolutionary war neckties,
    and others:

    this has some uniforms iā€™d like too have too:
    more to come

    – the one afro-amercan dude’s scarf would be nice.

    along with all of soloander’s(#19),RSC5’s(#22,26-27, and 33) and fabien’s(#21) neckwear requests(the ones from the last shield update)( i realy would like these) i also like rsc5’s current request in the present post.

  6. Whit says:

    I heartily concur with Hammerknight–Like I said, you could even release a Heraldry mini.

  7. paul says:


    Any chance of getting the Shield in the horror section with out the skull in the middle?

  8. Dan says:

    I think there shoud be a giant like roman shield. You know, the wooden ones about as tall as a dude and with the metal on the front

  9. Joshua says:

    Jeff, I’m lending my voice to what a few of these fellows have suggested and requesting some dog tags. Thanks, man.

  10. RSC5 says:

    That horror shield would look good without the skull on it, I agree.

    Also Jeff, I’ve noticed lately that you’ve been including the link to the Alpha Lab at the top of these new item entries and I want to thank you. Seems like a silly thing, but it got to the point where I was having to travel back an entire page on this site to locate the last link to it, just to see new stuff.

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    @RSC5: Glad you appreciate it, but there’s a link to the HM3 Alpha right in the tool bar at the top …

  12. Hammerknight says:

    Using the Insignia circle and square with their line color as white will cover up the skull on the shield and let you put other stuff on it.

  13. Hammerknight says:

    Here is a Roman Shield. If you what the recipe for it let me know.

  14. RSC5 says:

    Jeff, I have never even seen that red bar at the top. Whether that is because red is one of the most difficult colors for the human eye to comprehend or, more likely, I’m just no good at paying attention.

  15. Jeff Hebert says:

    Hey man, I didn’t DESIGN it, I just blog it šŸ˜€

  16. Andre says:

    For neckwear, how about an ancient egyptian esque type pectoral collar

  17. RSC5 says:

    Thought of another neckwear item. Would Harley Quinn’s jester collar be generic enough to use?

  18. Mr. Q says:

    This is regarding the neckties and collar combo from the HM2.5 version. I liked the neckties with different patterns, but coloring the collar anything but white was a problem. Could you separate the collar and the patterned neckties so we can mix and match please? Also, will you be making sleeves for the shirts in your tops portion? Hard to put a long jacket on a character when the sleeves are missing. Thanks in advance.

    Mr. Q

  19. The Imp says:

    Awesome job on the shields. Oh the possibilities… šŸ˜€

    For neckwear, what about one of those stacked-loop things some of the women wear in certain African tribes? The ones that elongate the neck?

    Also (not sure if it’d go in neckwear or shoulders), what about a mic/walkie-talkie type thing like cops use – the ones that attach either at the collar or shoulder?

  20. Danny Beaty says:

    What about that thing James West wore around his neck in “The Wild, Wild West” TV series? I’m not sure if you would call it a tie. It matched that blue outfit he wore most of the time.

  21. Whit says:

    Possibly a bolo tie, Danny Beaty?

  22. Danny Beaty says:

    @Whit: No, but thanks for responding to my question. I’ve contacted a guy who has a “The Wild, Wild West” website. I hope he has an answer. Take care.

  23. Scorpidius says:

    Hey Jeff these shields are fantastic!!

    Can’t wait to get stuck into them, we just need to get that nasty little (can’t print/save bug sorted so I can start saving them.

    Noticed actually that it moves the character off the page (too the bottom right) once hands are attached. Can’t do the extended view to print either as it is now showing half the background (i.e. the item boxes down the right behind the character instead of it being blank).

    Do you know when you might get a chance to look at that or even to make the .png files save to a much better quality? I keep coming up with ideas but I can’t physically save them like I could before.

    Those shields are just teasing me now, i wanna get to use them!! lol


  24. Danny Beaty says:

    A rope burn, as if someone survived a hanging.

  25. Danny Beaty says:

    The bite marks of a vampire.
    A large horizontal scar, as if the head of a decapitated person had been sewed back on the victim.

  26. thejay says:

    Great Shields, it solved me a problem with an armor chestplate… the regular top didn’t cover the whole torso.
    for neckwear we need golf shirt, midchest length pendant (like that kid in “the neverending story”) rapper “dollar” neckwear and the like, all kinds of jewelery, frodo’s ring neckwear, H’mong tribe neckwear (it’s a thai tribe whose women lengthen their necks through the jewelery. kinda primitive-looking), rope hang (naturally), knightly-looking neck protector, sun pendant, moonstone pendant, satanic pentagram pendant, davidstar neckwear, whistle on a string, goggles and glasses hanged on the neck, all kinds of neckwear that fits the shoulder items, skull necklace, key hanged on string, sneakers hanged on shoelaces, workout towel, the bottom folds of a hood – chainmail hood and regular, snake wrapped around neck, ties of all sorts, bowtie, 18th century folding necktie thingy (can’t explain it. nearly headless nick from the HP series has it). second horror mouth on the neck would be nice.
    did i mention i’d also like cheeseburger and fries?

  27. JR says:

    gorget would be really nice, and diff kind of chains and a plain medallion so that u coud put a davidstar and others in insignia