HM3: Hot rides

I've just added the Companion-Vehicles set to the HeroMachine 3 Alpha, including the following:


Most of these were drawn by using Flash's automatic "Trace" feature and then patching, so they're a little different stylistically than most of what is in the program. The very last car (not shown above), the 1920's style roadster, was hand-drawn, I'm curious what you think of the difference between the tracing and the drawing styles. Auto-tracing (no pun intended) is a LOT faster than hand-drawing, I did about six of these in the time it took to draw the one roadster. But, if the quality is different enough, I'll do what I have to do.

Let me know any other vehicles you'd like to see, and while we're at it, any Polearm bits Mark didn't include but that you want to see added in.

It looks like the Mini I was working on has been canceled after three weeks of hard work. Such is life. On the upside, most of these vehicles were drawn for it, so you'll get some spillover benefit. Most of the rest of it is probably not applicable to the main HM but we'll see.

27 Responses to HM3: Hot rides

  1. Solander says:

    Wow, they all look good Jeff. Thanks for the update!

    As for polearms, could any of these make it into HM?

    – Gene suggested a some kind of science fiction type of staff, and I think we could use something like that:

    – Kyle suggested a War Scythe, a cool one to:

    – Also, I remember that several users requested a naginata. Here’s an image, originally posted by kyle:

    – Also, I liked marxs suggestion for flags for standard bearers. They could be combined with insignia items and such:

    – As for myself, I’m a fan of steam-punk themed items and this berzerker buzz blade is just down my alley:

    – And if I remember correctly, there was a heavy lance in HM 2x, which in my opinion, looks ok but also a bit dull. These elven heavy lances however are a different story:

  2. Solander says:

    I also have some suggestions for Vehicles:

    – Speedboat:

    – Fregata:

    – Attack chopper:

    – Bomber:

    – Forklift:

    – Monster truck:

    – Steampunk vehicle:

    – Zeppeline:

    – Hot air balloon:

    – Jet ski:

    – Unicycle:

    – Old-fashioned bicycle:

    – Normal modern bicycle:

    – Spaceship:

    – Ambulance:

    – Fire truck:

    – Hangar ship:

    – Rickshaw:

    – School bus:

    – Van:

    – Submarine:

    – Hovercraft:

    – Snowmobile:


    – Space rocket:

    – Skateboard:

    – Pogo stick

    – Parachute:

    – Hangglider:

    – UFO:

  3. dementedtheclown says:

    Hows The Mini Comming?

    And How Bout An Apache Helicopter? Or A Hovercraft, Oooo A Glofcart. lol

  4. JR says:

    2010 mustang gt500 please?

  5. dementedtheclown says:

    Sumthin Futuristic Like This

  6. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: I’m sorry you got screwed on the Mini. I’m sure that you put alot of work into it. The vehicles look great (I bet alot of folks will be putting “53” on that VW Bug!).


    The cobra staff I mentioned in an earlier post (a long staff with a cobra entwined around, the cobra’s head being the head of the staff).


    A (for lack of a better word) hoverski, which would look like a jetski with antigrav discs on the bottom (one in front, one in back).

  7. Danny Beaty says:

    A scorpion car:

    A six-wheel ATV with machine guns on extended mounts on the front (they should bring to mind the pincers of a scorpion), and a combination scorpion tail/missle launcher.

  8. Danny Beaty says:

    More vehicles:

    @Jeff: Remember the Jeeps from that old TV show called “The Rat Patrol”? They had .50 caliber machine guns mounted on the back of them. How about one of those Jeeps?

    A Roman chariot.

    An old,beat-up haytruck.

  9. Danny Beaty says:

    Am auto gyro, such as Little Nell from “You Only Live Twice”.

  10. remy says:

    any idea why the mini was canceled?

  11. neon_n64 says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the mini, but I hope you can use some other parts of its work for HM3.

    I think that your hand drawn items look better the auto traced ones, but the difference is small. If using the auto trace can be six times faster, then I think you should definitely use it.

    About requests

    1) Athena’s scepter:
    (It doesn’t have to be that one precisely, just something ornamental that a priest/priestess, king/queen, emperor/empress, god/goddess would use. Something elegant that shows authority)

    2) Spear of Longinus:

    3) Joust spear: (there is one in HM2.5)

    4) Simple axe:

    5) An old ship:

    6) Old west cart:

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Well, the mini is back on, but in a very (very, VERY) different and limited form. It’s basically going to be a coloring book.


    Anyway, I can’t say too much more and probably have said too much already, but I have to crush this in the next week to get it done.

  13. Reid Tomlins says:

    The new vehicle companions and polearms are an awesome edition to HM3

    Would really like to see the following:

    1. Mini Sub similar to this

    2. AH-1W Supercobra

    3. F4E Phantom

    Although not a vehicle would really like to see Scuba and Commercial diving oufits and accessories

    Also would it be possible to have the Right hand Expansion1 weapons from HM 2.5 added to HM 3.0 soon.

    Keep up the great work
    Thanks Reid

  14. Niall Mor says:

    Woo hoo! I’ve wanted a vehicles option for a long time. Thanks, Jeff.

  15. marx says:

    A LOT of the requested polearms can actually be assembled out of existing parts. You may need to take pieces from the insignia, blades, blunts or other sections in order to get all of the parts, but that seems way more efficient (and way more unique) to me than having ready-drawn examples of every obscure staff and polearm.

    Here’s a group of staffs I threw together based on some of the suggestions made above…

    Yeah, ok, I’ll get to work on a cobra staff.

  16. Iago_Valentine says:

    I feel like the auto-trace items lack that kind of crisp feel that is consistent with the rest of HM3. The Roadster, on the other hand, looks great. That’s my opinion on the issue. I think the difference would be noticeable, but it might not bother anyone except people like me who are sticklers for design continuity.

    On another note, thank you for including a Delorean. That little thing brightened my morning.

  17. RJ McD says: just something i did for fun with the new cars hope no one gets mad

  18. Fabien says:

    We want :
    – Hovercraft
    – Autogyre

    – Futuristic vehicles :
    (an very inresting source with tons of concept vehicles).

  19. Jose Inoa says:

    I love the Huey, but you had me at Dolorian, JH.

  20. Jose Inoa says:

    I would like to see a “Flash Gordon” inspired rocket, sir!

  21. Jake says:

    Sorry this is off topic, but I didn’t think you would check a topic from so long ago. Could you split the MaleToon Body into different pieces? I’ve been trying to make Centaur by putting insignias over the head of the horse and adapting the torso to look somewhat natural. I think that the toon body would be the most appropriate for what I’m going for. The one I made looks decent, but I think it would look much better that way.

  22. ProwrestlingLegends says:

    Santa’s Sleigh
    Stage Coach
    egypt chariot
    rome chariot
    Milk van
    Ice Cream van