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I’d just like to let everyone know that I have just recently returned to work, and due to the very physical aspect of my job, combined with a broken body and 5 months of down time (as my job lays me off during the winter months) I am experience HUGE amounts of pain on a daily basis. I intend to continue my work here on HeroMachine both as a Author on the blog and Moderator of the site, things just might be a little slow getting approved, and my time table on my blog posts may be off until my body gets used the torrent I am putting it throught ( A lot of lifting/Carrying and walking – roughly 5 miles of walking a night) So I apologize for any inconvenience  but I will try my best to get things done in a timely fashion.


Due to some recent events I will be adding a new rule to the forums and this blog which is as follows:

No Plagiarism: Anyone who is found to have copied another community members artwork or writings from the stories section of the forum without providing proper credit to the original artist/writer ( preferably with the permission of said artist/writer ) will be banned from using the forum or posting comments to the blog.

Posting in the Forums

This post is for the new people wanting to post their art in the forums for contest or just to share. If you are having any trouble making your own Art Gallery please feel free to ask for help. In the past we have had people posting their characters in other peoples galleries or to topics not related to the Gallery, I would like to try to help stop this. If you do not know how to set things up just ask, I will try to help the best that I can with any problem you have. All of the Moderators for the forums are some of the nicest people you could every meet, and are willing to help out. If there is a problem understanding how things work in the forums, please ask for help. I would like to see more people sharing their art with us in the forums. It is a great place to go and a great place to post your characters for the contest.

Caption Contest Delay!

I to being extremely ill last night and still not feeling all that well today I will be delaying the new Caption contest for this week until tomorrow.


Ok apparently the Pop Quiz is bombing so that will be discontinued. though I will announce the winner of K#2 later tonight or tomorrow , I would have done it sooner however I was unexpectedly away from home all day today helping a friend with something.

So with the pop quiz once more drifting off into obscurity I would like to turn to you all and ask what you want me to post on Wednesdays? Please do not ask for Open Critique as I do not feel qualified to critique other peoples art. I can go back to doing Anime Talk, or I can try and bring back another old topic if I think I can do it justice, or you can suggest something completely new! Just keep in mind what this site is about when making your suggestions.

Heads Up!

I’ve just returned from a space trip to the Croa and brought along some souvenirs from their trophy room. Hopefully they do not notice that something is missing.
These helmets can now be found in Headgear/Modern. Enjoy! ;)

Marvel Unlimited

@Marvel shared this on Twitter today and I thought I’d pass this information on to our community here:

Get a full month of #MarvelUnlimited – about 15,000 comics! – for 99¢ to celebrate @sxsw 2014:

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FNF in Question

Hey Folks, It is two days away from the new deadline for FNF and I have exactly 5 entrants out of the 20 that I need to run this contest. Now I am will to give another deadline extension of up to two weeks if it is needed however I will only do so if I have 15 people who have not yet sent me in an entry, tell me in the comments below that they are working on it and need more time. If I get 15 commitments I will give this one last deadline extension, otherwise this contest is dead, and I will not attempt to run another FNF in the future.

Character Design Contest ♯62- Face Off

Ok guys, for this weeks challenge I want you to create the best headshot you can. It can be human or non-human, male or female, but I only want a headshot, so that is head, neck & shoulders, nothing else. You can dress the character up, give them headgear and stuff like that and you can give the picture a background, but the one thing I don’t want is a mask. I want to be able to see the characters face. What I’m looking for here is good expression and how you put together the design on just one area of the character. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

As usual, no entry limit and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

No Kaldath Character Challenge This week

The last few weeks have seen a decline in the participation of my Character redesign challenge so I figure I would give it a break for a  week or two. Perhaps people are too busy working on FNF entries ? ( I hope so as that isn’t looking all the good at the moment either ) .. Regardless the challenge will be back next week, or the week after, until then happy Machining!