Mini headgear preview

Today I finished putting all of the hand-held items in (23 if you're keeping track at home), along with a couple of new hands (a front view of a clenched fist for holding staffs and such and one other one I can't recall). Once that was done I moved on to Headgear. I'm doing these by drawing them all in one big file before converting them into program items, which makes it easier to produce previews of the items. Like this:


Let me know what you like, what you don't, and what's missing. One thing I'm looking forward to doing is combining these, so you could have the SWAT type mask with an army helmet on top, and cool sunglasses to finish it off. Should be fun.

36 Responses to Mini headgear preview

  1. Whit says:

    The mask with the nose hole seems unrealistic–I’ve never seen anything like this, nor can think of why it would exist. Everything else looks fantastic.

  2. Whit says:

    One quick question I’ve had since seeing the same one on 2.5: what is the monster-y-looking one supposed to be? Is it a sci-fi reference I don’t get?

  3. Kaldath says:

    Maybe add a scuba respirator for aquatic warriors, and I know you said you just finished adding the handheld items, but if you haven’t already done so maybe add a speargun to them.

  4. Kaldath says:

    Also I’d like to see a few different style of Cybernetic/Bionic eyes

  5. Level says:

    That should probably be a mouth hole not a nose hole.

  6. DJ says:

    Maybe add something like that or a way to make that using items provided.

  7. Danny Beaty says:

    Good stuff! How about a Prussian officer’s field helmet, such as Colonel Klink had on his desk in “Hogan’s Heroes”? Or one of those old brass deep-sea diving helmets? Egyptian haedgear would be nice also. An astronaut’s helmet, perhaps?

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    DJ that link didn’t return a product …

    I replaced the nose-hole mask with a Captain America style pullover, that reveals the mouth and chin.

  9. DJ says:

    What I was think is something that just covers the bottom half the face. It like covers from the neck up to just above the nose.

  10. The Imp says:

    The sunglasses look much more realistic in this version; nice job!

    I agree with Kaldath about needing some cyber-eyes…

  11. kryptkal says:

    I hope that there are other masks and helmets too because all the current ones in Heromachine 2.5 are cool too.

  12. Rj MCd says:

    jeff i would like a one piece cyborg skull like *hanshaw* from Dc has

  13. Fabien says:

    More futuristic or cyberpunkish helmets.
    Stuff like European fireman, antiriot unit with glass faceplate or astronaut would seem cool too.

  14. GreenBat says:

    I would also like to see a scuba respirator and astronaut helmet.

  15. Joshua says:

    First of all, Jeff, many thanks for including the WW2 helmets. Next, I would like to second the motion for an antique-style diving helmet, you know– for those steam-punk astro/aquanauts in an alternate past or retro-future. Also, could you please include something Borgesque? Like a cybernetic piece for the eye with prongs hooked into the character’s flesh? And finally, maybe another Flash Gordon/30’s style sci-fi head covering? It would resemble something DC’s Adam Strange has atop his head. Thanks again, Jeff.

  16. Fabien says:

    An air force pilot helmet would be could also.

  17. ftrewds says:

    what, no beret?

  18. Jeff Hebert says:

    The bottom middle item is a beret …

  19. Kaldath says:

    I most say I like the Beret from HM 2.5 Expansion 1 better then the one you have shown here

  20. Jeff Hebert says:

    Kaldath’s wish is my command, the beret has now been replaced with the one from 2.5. I liked it better too — that Mark Shute can draw himself some fine-looking haberdashery!

  21. Kaldath says:

    Sorry, I made a couple adjustments to my previous posted headgear

  22. Kaldath says:

    and here is another one. Jeff feel free to use or not use, modify or not as you see fit.

  23. LoneWolf6155 says:

    Here is a good place to look for military stuff. I got my boots from them.

  24. Jeff Hebert says:

    Great link, LoneWolf, thanks.

    Nice work, Kaldath!

  25. MontanaPlayer says:

    I know the masks on these links are fanciful, but I think they would make for some good inspiration overall.

  26. CAG Matt says:

    I’m loving this HeroMachine. Is there a way to customize more of the chest emblems or create costume/uniform peices from scratch? I’d like to be able to create a custom headband that has a logo on it. Or create other pieces from scratch.

    Are these ideas doable?


  27. Jeff Hebert says:

    There’s not a good way to make custom items inside Flash itself that would work as functioning items, no. My experience in general is that if someone’s computer savvy enough to handle drawing their own items, they probably can do so in Photoshop. HeroMachine’s more aimed at people who want to take pre-existing items and combine them in a unique way, rather than those who can or who want to make the original pieces directly.

  28. Rob Rogers says:

    Maybe something that looks a little like Destro? And a camo mask?

    Ooh, and an Air Force cap (stiffer than the cap in slot 5). And a baseball cap turned a couple different ways, for those rogue warriors. (I hate that the word maverick has been compromised.)

  29. The Icedaemon says:

    Some classic Venetian carnival-style masks would certainly be appreciated, at least by this blighter.

  30. MontanaPlayer says:

    Icedaemon, I posted a couple links in the blog that you might enjoy.

  31. The Icedaemon says:

    I did actually notice those, but the most classical of the Venetian masks – the Bauta, was nowhere in sight.