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HM3: Headbanging Good!



Whiz Bang presents the winning items from Poll #001. Ocean Master Helmet (well, it’s kind of masky if you ask me) and Ant Man Helmet. You can find Ocean Master in Headgear/Fantasy and the Ant Man Helmet in Headgear/Military. I also created some ears using the Ocean Master artwork. These can be found in Ears/Standard. In addition I made a bishop hat (perfect for evil priest concepts), a crown-like headpiece ( I designed this for my villain character, Sovereign), and another piece that reminds me of an eraser head (I’m sure the Machinists will find some use for it). The bishop hat and crown piece can be found in Headgear/Fantasy and the eraser/stump hat can be found in Headgear/Modern. I’ve also included the Japanese mask that I made for Weilyn. I hadn’t pointed out that this had gone live when I first uploaded it weeks ago so I included it with this post. It can be found in Headgear/Mask.

Whiz Bang Item Creation Poll Reborn! (Poll#001)

It’s been awhile. I know. I want to get back into item creation and my favorite thing to do is make polls and let the Machinists decide what I create next. I’m not sure what kind of schedule I’m going to follow but I’m thinking every other week to get started.

“But you choose what goes in the poll, so really you are choosing from your choices and we Machinists are choosing one of the choices you have already chosen. It seems a bit deceptive to say that we Machinists have a real choice in the matter.”

What!?!? Who said that?  (smoke bomb)

Poll is closed! Antman Helmet and Ocean Master Helmet were so close during the poll vote that I decided to do them both. Here is a preview of the art pieces! Antman Helmet will be three pieces and I made additional ears from the Ocean Master artwork.



HM3: I See Stars! And Other Shapes!

For those of you who have been waiting anxiously for more shapes to be added to the Machine, your prayers have been answered! These shapes can now be found in Insignia/Shapes.


HM3: Boots, Belts, and Badashery

Moar as promised.

Some prize winners from the past. Vectorman316’s prize request was the boots. These can be found in FootRight/MaleTech and Legwear/Kneepads. And Yautja’s prize request was the belt/suspenders/pouch which can be found in Belt/Military.

I hope you don’t mind but I got really swoll so I could model these items properly.


HM3: Wings and Molars!

Wellllllll….here are a few items that have gone live on the Machine. More to come later.

The wings can be found in Backplane/Wings and the mouth can be found in Mouth/Standard.

((ducks back into hole))



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!



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!



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.


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




HM3: Gem! Truly, Truly Outrageous!

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