Category Archives: Challenges

CDC #437 – Wild Card!

Your challenge this week is quite simply to create a unique character using HM3 It can be a hero or a villain or neither for that matter. Maybe it is a businessman or a hair stylist or an alien Use your imagination and have some fun!

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious HM3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, November 10th.

CDC #436 – Monsters Updated – Results

Man oh man, when you folks decide to bring it...you BRING IT!!! So many great entries this week that making the call was extremely tough. So here it goes...

Honourable mention goes to Sarah Claasen for her space inspired Frankenstein.

Very well done Sarah. Runner up this week goes to Palazzo for his Do It Yourself Bride of Frankenstein kit.

Very clever take on the brief. And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #435 – Go West – Prize for Christi S.

Christi's original...

Christi...I don;t know how you do what you do...

My version based on Christi's original character...

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CDC #436 – Monsters Updated!

With Halloween right around the corner it is time for Machiners to bring the spooky!

Your challenge this week is take one of the classic horror movie characters pictured above and update them for 2019. Maybe Dracula is a goth kid or  Frankenstein’s monster is government subsidized weaponized creature. Just be creative and have fun.

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious HM3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, November 3rd.

CDC #435 – Go West – Results

Great entries this week cowpokes!

The win this week goes to Christi S for  Nisin Ndaga’ Béésh or Needs No Knives.

This is astounding work! Every now and then someone takes Heromachine and turns it on it's head. Your work continues to elevate the platform. Well done you!

Your prize will be posted later this week.

Thanks to all who entered.

CDC #434 – The Joker is here – Prize for NerdAndProud

NerdAndProud's original Gemini...

My version...I went the vestigial twin route...

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CDC #435 – Go West!

Ages ago there was a CDC that asked Machiners to create an iconic character that would be right at home in a western film. Above is Bloody Mary – my entry – the ruthless madam of the local brothel.

So whether you choose the local sheriff, a dastardly cattle rustler, a grim undertaker or whatever…your challenge this week is to create a unique and iconic character that would be found in a classic Hollywood western.

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious HM3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, October 27th.

CDC #434 – The Joker is here – Results

Interesting week this week. Some great circus themed entries, just a little light on the villainy.

Honourable mention goes to HerrD for Rube.

The colour and composition is great - just a little hard to judge as a "character design challenge|" That being said do not change a thing. No one else does what you do, or brings such creativity to HM3.

Runner up is Human Pincushion by Kellkin.

A great rendering of a circus themed character, but again, kind of light on the villainy. Perhaps if his villain name was Voodoo and he could cause pain in others by piercing his own skin. Just an idea.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride! – Prize for SprocketSauce

SprockeSauce's awwesome vehicle...

My take on its' driver...

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CDC #434 – The Joker is here!

The stand alone Joker movie has opened to rave reviews. I have seen it. Spoiler Alert…it is great. I mean Oscar worthy great.

So in honour of the clown prince of crime, we are taking a trip to the circus this week. Your challenge is to create a unique and memorable villain based on characters –except for clowns - traditionally found inhabiting a traditional circus – except for clowns; ie: Ringmaster, side show freaks, strongman, etc. Did I mention no clowns?

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious HM3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [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).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, October 20th.

No clowns!