Pop Quiz – July 6 – This Day In History


On July 6, 1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

Your challenge this week is to create a dirigible. Maybe it is a classic airship, a steam punk war machine, or a futuristic monolith. Your choice, use your imagination.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

The contest closes at 9:00am eastern on Sunday, July 7.

4 Responses to Pop Quiz – July 6 – This Day In History

  1. Calvary_Red says:


    The Heroic, the first of seven armored dirigibles developed by the United States for service during the Great War. The armored nose made approaching bombing targets much easier, however the added weight rendered the craft much slower. Heroic’s sister ships Brave and Flying Iron Sides were each shot down attempting to retreat after successfully destroying their targets, while the ironically named Invincible was destroyed by anti-air fire before reaching her destination. Following the destruction of The Heroic after her third successful run, the remaining three ships were stripped of their armor and relegated to navel scout missions for the remainder of the war.

    Despite their short career the armored dirigibles had a noticeable impact on the war, in her final mission, the Heroic destroyed a German lab developing a secret weapon that may have changed to outcome of the war. They are also seen as forerunners to the modern flying fortresses in use by the armed forces today, giving them a hand in shaping warfare nearly a century after their creation.

  2. djuby says:

    This challenge is now closed.