Author Archives: dblade

HM3: Blazing Swaddles (Contest Prize)

The Nate asked for a swaddled baby and I obliged. No questions asked. I just assumed that there was some crazy weaponization of a baby involved. This piece (2 pieces actually, swaddling and baby head) can be found in ItemRight/Miscellaneous. Enjoy this new bundle of joy!

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HM3: Knee High and Fancy Free (Contest Prizes!)

Whiz Bang is clearing out the contest prizes!

We have…

T-shirts for Cliff (Tops/MaleStandard set).

Space Marine Torso Armor for Nug (Tops/MaleTech set).

Knee High Converse Shoes for Anarchangel (FootRight/Female set).

And now a unnecessarily colored preview image! Because Whiz Bang cares!

 

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Important Item Creation Question

Fellow Machinists,

So, I’ve been doing some thinking about Item Creation. I currently offer my services to create prizes for the Character Design Contests, which are weekly events. In the past I posted item polls, with selections gathered from user requests and my own whims, to determine what item to work on next. When JR asked me to generate prizes for the contests I originally planned to alternate between prizes and polls from week to week. I had forgotten that the Character Design Contests were weekly though and I abandoned the polls with that realization. Now I am reconsidering the alternating item creation scheme, doing a CDC prize one week and then posting a poll the next week. The downside of this is every other week there would be no prize offered for the contests. The upside would be more people would have a chance to influence what items are added to HeroMachine. Either way there would be one item generated a week.

I’ve made a poll to get a handle on what people think. Please feel free to post any comments if you feel strongly one way or another.

Thanks!

Daryl “dblade” Blasi

HM3: Indecipherable Rebus or Prizes? (Prizes!)

Here are some prize items for Valyndril (pointing fingers), Gargantua (sea shell), and Anarchangel (scifi helmet). And as a bonus, the first character to be created using the shell item —The Sea Witch. (Also an entry for the Females Only contest that was not completed in time, so my ego demanded that I share this with the unsuspecting Machinist community.) :)

The hand can be found in Hand/Standard. The shell can be found in Insignia/Nature. The helmet can be found in Headgear/Military

 

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HM3: Gem! Truly, Truly Outrageous!

Whiz Bang Boom! You can find these shinies in the Insignia/Shapes set.

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HM3: Mech Chicken Legs (Reward for CDC#71: Scenery)

These mech legs were a prize request from Extremely Epic for winning Character Design Contest #71: Scenery. They come in three separate pieces and can be found stomping around the Body/Mech category.

 

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Whiz Bang Prize Update #2 (Backwards Bending Robot Leg)

UPDATE: Piece finished! Just need to do Color2. I updated the picture below.

Old: Here’s an update on the leg. One more piece to go. I hope people don’t mind me sharing the progress. Missing the forums at the moment. SAD FACE.

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Whiz Bang Prize Update (Backwards Bending Robot Leg)

So I’m working on Extremely Epic’s backward bending robot leg prize. This one will take a bit more time than usual. Thought I would share a working draft of the “foot” section. Ultimately the complete leg will be three separate pieces.

“Why not wait until you have completed all three sections before posting an update?” you may ask. I guess I’m feeling kind of lonely without the warm welcoming embrace of the forums.

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HM3: In a World… (Prizes!)

We have prizes!

Stulte’s prize request was a world map that can be found in Backgrounds/Standard.

Candruth’s prize request was some elvish leg armor  that can now be found in Legwear/MaleOuterwear.

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Whiz Bang Back After a Short Hiatus

After a busy summer the Whiz Bang Dispenser is back on track. I’ve started working on the prize items again. Normally I would just post in the forums but since they are down for the time being I thought it would be prudent to remind the Machinists that I’m still here and producing items. Here is a working draft of Candruth’s prize. Leg armor that matches an existing torso piece (included in this sample).

 

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