HM3: What I'm working on

No word yet on the contract extension. Today I am working on fleshing out the "Backplane" slot with capes, some cool jetpacks, fighter-jet wings, etc. I'll probably also go ahead and add "Backplane-Wings" and "-Tails" sets while I'm at it since a lot of existing items will transfer easily.

After that, probably it'll be Masks and Headgear stuff.

Let me know in comments if there's anything in particular you want, either in these slots or ones I've already finished.

30 Responses to HM3: What I'm working on

  1. firecracker says:

    Hey Jeff, How about some arms and legs with some action to them? I was trying to do a running man but it just doesn’t seem to work.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Danny Beaty says:

    @”Jazzy” Jeff Hebert: Four metallic spider legs would be nice.

  3. RJ mcd says:

    jeff my friend i would love a mask like the parralax wore :

  4. Mr. Q says:

    I’ve got a few suggestions for the backs and for the masks. I wouldn’t mind seeing a cape design much like Powergirl and Captain Marvel. Could you also do different cat tail variations like tiger, lion, leopard, etc? Would like to see wings that are connected to the arms like the Falcon and Vulture.

    For the masks, I would like to see the other mask variations from Hero Machine 2.5 and one in particular. Image link posted below.

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Arms and legs with action to them … I’ll see what I can do.

    I’m working on Dr. Octopus style arms for the backslot item now. I’ll see about spidery ones.

    The Parralax and Ricochet Johnny style mask images have been saved, I’ll try to remember those when it comes time.

  6. RJ mcd says:

    blessed be the jeff 😉

  7. Worf says:

    well as long as we’re listing stuff for slots…

    Belts: a few more different belt buckles… a bunch more separate items to put of the belts (guns, knives, pouches)… I’d even say remove the guns you have from the different belts now… as long as you have the guns an other stuff separately you can add each of them to a belt later..

    Ears: lots more decorations…different kinds of earrings… a “half” ear (as if it were half cut in an accident).

    Weapons: you’ve already had millions of gun requests so I’ll leave that alone but.. on polearms and such you could have 4 or 5 different staff designs and a lot of different attachments, and on swords, handles and blades being separate. Here are a few “cutouts” I did with existing items:

    Hands: as ends for the gloves.. same thing as above.. have some details that we can “layer” on later… instead of having spiked gloves, and gloves with metallic knuckles…

    Patterns: I’d love to scale the patterns on each item, or at least have all of them transferred to the patterns slot.

    I’ll leave it at that for now….

  8. The D-Man says:

    A compact jetpack would be nice

  9. Worf says:

    and on a separate note… here is a comparison between HM2.5 and HM3… not all the items are there yet, but….

  10. Pyrate Hyena says:

    just what i needed (i mean the wing-thing). currently remaking some (well i think above 50) old characters i did with 2.x and the face stuff is just GREAT to put some… well character on them
    thank you oh great master xD


  11. Paul says:


    Is there anything your loyal fans can do to help you get your contract extended?

    Also can you add maybe some reptile like feet and legs? Perhaps a lizard man’s head?

  12. Dajan says:

    I was just wondering if it’s too late to ask for a makeup and tatoo slots or at least those options on face, torso, arms etc. I mean, it sucks that in HM 2.5 you can’t make any tatoos other than the insignia and makeup is a total no.

  13. Jeff Hebert says:

    Yes, I’m planning on adding tattoos. No plans for makeup.

    Note that in HM3, you can use insignias for tattoos with the Masking feature.

  14. hofter says:

    i have some ideas for helmets.
    can you mabe upload something like this but also one with no wings nor the part from the top so you can still see the hair and have a helmet

  15. Fabien says:

    In the backplane i suggest :
    – Turtle shell
    – Scarab Shell
    – Tentacles
    – Mechanicals arms

  16. Merrick says:

    Very good ideas for the backplane and mask section.

    The only back i can think that i would like to see on the moment is more organic styled wings, something similar to what was in H:2.x but with a tad bit more flow if you get what i mean.

    Oh a thing for the hand, in heromachine 2.5 with the expansion items there was an open faced hand with the palm facing away from the screen or maybe the palm was facing the screen … either way can we get those hands and corresponding energy power/weapon/items

  17. JR says:

    jeff i would suggest that we have
    -wolverine masks
    -Captain America masks
    – Green arrow& Lantern type masks
    – Robin mask
    – bower hat
    – bi and Tricornes
    – auroras and powers
    – medevil and roman helmets, capes, and accesories

  18. JR says:

    -curly hair
    -long wavy hair

  19. Fabien says:

    Maskerade masks :

    Sport headgears :

    Astronaut Helmet
    Deep Sea Diver

  20. Kalkin says:

    -A cloak blown by the wind (like that hair in HM2,5).
    -Ragged and rippled cloak (like a wraith or ghost).
    -Weapons from various first person shooter games:
    Halo 2: Assault rifle, beam rifle, SMG, Plasma rifle, Plasma pistol, Beam sword, Needler, Sentinel beam, Covenant carbine.
    Blood 2: Flare pistol, Howitzer, Napalm launcher, Tesla cannon, singularity gun, Cabalco death ray, The flayer, The orb.
    Unreal 2: Dispersion pistol, M406 “Hydra” grenade launcher, Shock lance, UA69 “Vulcan” Flamethrower, Drakk laser rifle, Takkra.
    Red faction: Dual SMG, Railgun, Fusion launcher, Flamethrower, shock baton.
    Red faction 2: Nano GL, Nano mps, Wasp, Dual shotgun, Anti-personnel.
    Half-life: Gauss gun, Egon gun.
    Half-life 2: Grav gun, pulse rifle.
    Duke Nukem 3D: Chaingun, Shrinker, Freeze gun.
    Quake 2: BFG 10000, Railgun.

  21. Jester says:

    (rewriting old post; some sort of error with the first???)

    On the subject of makeup, its actually rather easy to makeshift it; again, the versatility of HM3 has been underestimate. The shadows around the eyebrows and eyes can be colored, as can the lips, and insignias can serve as blush. I’ve posted some examples of this in my Hero Archives, along with the metal dog mask I mentioned earlier. Here’s the link:

  22. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Worf: Good comparison, thanks!

    Thanks for the other lists of stuff. I’ll probably ask for them again when I get to that slot — what is working best for me is to get the requests right when I’m actually working on those items, as opposed to a bunch of stuff I’m not working on yet.

    Finally, I can’t do obvious copyrighted stuff, guys. Like Wolverine’s mask, that’s just not going to happen, that’s clearly a unique sort of design that would probably be actionable by Marvel if I tried to rip it off.

    I’ve been threatened with a lawsuit once, I don’t care to repeat the experience 🙂

  23. Scorpidius says:

    Hi Jeff

    Some swords and axes would be great Jeff. There is a great selection of other items for fantasy characters, just lacking in the swords department.


  24. JR says:

    did you check out the guns site i think you could get both old fashioned and modern firearms which is other than my previous lists what i would like. and more customizlible swords.
    sets of:

  25. Jeff Hebert says:

    Yes JR, thank you — I bookmarked the site for when I get to Items later.

  26. JR says:

    Napoleonic military as follows:
    -French & British uniform stuff such as:
    -shako regiment & battalion insignias
    -rank on shoulders, epaulettes,& collar
    -medals from:
    -WWII navy cross, Medal Of Honour, D.F.C.,D.MRKSMN.
    -Campaign medals from all theatres possible
    -Napoleonic medals such as:
    -Legion De Honour
    -the King’s Cross
    -any others you can find.
    If this is too much for you Jeff I am sorry for my arrogance or any other Exasperation I may cause you.
    I was have just been try to finish the “Sharpe” collection/series by Bernard Cornwell and some Alt-history By Harry Turtledove.

  27. JR says:

    i am sorry for double posting but some proper Napoleonic greatcoats and foot wear.
    also some more facial hair and hair items in general along with western wear, civil war wear, and more medieval armour, roman/ ancient clothing and accessories.

  28. Danny Beaty says:

    @JR: Old joke:

    Sam: The other night my wife made Napoleon chicken.
    Joe: “Napoleon chicken”?
    Sam: Yeah. I got the “boney part”.

  29. JR says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 LOL