Lots of new HM3 items

With profound thanks to Mark Shute, I'm happy to announce that his ItemRight-Rifles set is now live in HeroMachine 3 and ready for outfitting your various dinosaur marines. Woot! More to come in this set, but we didn't want to limit you unduly with the contest this week. Please do not make requests for Rifles yet, Mark wants a separate thread for that so he can keep track of it, once he's all done with the ones he's already got plans for.

Also, I've been working on prizes for past contests and have uploaded several, including the following:

Jack Zegler's tank commander goggles and helmet from Character Contest 36, in Headgear-Military:

Power Ranger style armor for Aaron's Caption Contest 76 win, in TopsMaleCoats:

Joshua's Caption Contest 75 prize, a sci-fi visor in Headgear-Military:

SpiderCow2010 gives us a twofer, a complete muscular (but not Hulk-esque) female body, and then just clenched and tight female abs, both in BodyFemaleStandard:

Phew! In the "pending" category, meaning I have a version of the item out there for approval from the winner, are a generic city skyline for SpiderCow2010; a tiger bear thingie for Meg; big huge Alex Mercer claws for TopHat; and a flaring trench coat and button lapels for Doomed Pixel's long-ago HeroMachine 2 win.

In the "working actively on it" category are MartianBlue's dragon helm; Kaldath's big Friday Night Fights scene; and Imp's Friday Night Fights runner-up character sketch.

In the "I haven't started on it yet" category are Rancid's rose insignia; Lawrence's Panama skyline; Bloodless Rose's anime hair; DiCicatriz' tiny cherubic hippo; and Cliff's large flower background.

Finally, there are still an awful lot of people I haven't heard from yet one way or another on their prize. If you see your name here, please contact me (afdstudios@gmail.com or just leave a comment below) about what you want!

  • Cory (Caption Contest 57)
  • Fishpants (Caption Contest 58 and Character Contest 12)
  • Frankie (Caption Contest 62)
  • Bixlord (Caption Contest 63)
  • Black Griffin (Caption Contest 77)
  • ArtfulDodger (Character Contest 2)
  • Violodion (Character Contest 5)
  • Drummergirl (Character Contest 18)
  • Brons (Character Contest 21 & 23)
  • MercWithAMouth (Character Contest 24)
  • Vigilante (Character Contest 32)
  • Imp (Character Contest 33)
  • Doomed Pixel (Character Contest 38)

Everyone up to MercWithAMouth is in danger of having their prize revoked or reassigned, so by all means speak up if you want yours!

I'm open to suggestions as to what to do with these unclaimed prize options, if you have any ideas let 'em rip.

35 Responses to Lots of new HM3 items

  1. Jake says:

    Looks good. Not everything is loading for me though. The first item shows up, but won’t let me choose it. The next other headgear items and the female body aren’t showing up either. Looks good on the Male Coats though.

  2. Me, Myself & I says:

    Same thing here. I tried to delete all my cookies, etc. as well. No luck.

  3. Jake says:

    As for what to do with any prizes that are not claimed, I think we should all compile a list of things we would like to see that are not likely to be made and then we could vote. The items that got the most votes would be included into HM. How does that sound?

  4. Jake says:

    I just noticed that there are some blanks slots for some rifles too. It’s very odd.

  5. The Imp says:

    @Jake (4): I think that’s because Mark hasn’t finished them yet; he posted somewhere else that he was going to put an initial set in today, with more to follow.

    @Jeff: Instead of a new item for my win on CC33, can I get one or all of these hands from HM Modern Warrior transferred to HM3?

    These: http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk178/Diamond197207/HMhands-1.jpg

  6. The Imp says:

    I’m seeing the tank commander goggles, but I can’t select them. I’m not seeing the female bodies at all. The others show up and are selectable though.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Everyone, apologies for the missing and non-functional headgear and female body, I’ve updated the files — please try them now.

    Jake (4): As Imp said, those are placeholders for items Mark has planned, but hasn’t yet created.

    Imp (5): You got it, hand conversions are on the list.

  8. NEON_N64 says:

    Mark did a really good job with the rifles. It’s a an impressive selection.

    Oh, and I love that Power Ranger armor 🙂

  9. The Doomed Pixel says:

    Jeff, what do you mean by “pending” items? That you’ve sent a mock-up to be approved? Because if that’s what it means, I have received no e-mails from you. Just wanna make sure we’re on the same page; maybe I’m misunderstanding.

  10. Tim says:

    Stellar work Jeff and Mark! Excellent initial rifle set!

    Although a few items are still missing from rifles.

  11. Me, Myself & I says:

    Lots of variety and flexibility. Nicely done Mark.

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Hey Pixel, sorry for the confusion, I just sent a message to you with the first pass at the item. I might have misremembered, thinking I’d sent it to you before. Apologies for the confusion.

  13. drummergirl4 says:

    I’ve finally figured out what I want: an old-fashioned women’s fencing uniform.
    Reference here:
    Especially the first one, though.

  14. spidercow2010 says:

    This probably only happens to someone as spaced as I am, but it seems worth mentioning. Jeff sent me an email telling me I had a pending prize, and it took me weeks to respond because the email address I use here is not the one I use day to day. I just didn’t check it. So all you folks on Jeff’s list above might want to take a look at any alternate email accounts you may have.

  15. Wisper says:

    If the other people dont pick there prize, I would like to see a Army style dress coat. All the ones that are on HM3 are not buttoned right.

  16. Rozenstal says:

    Not bad light at eyes, a cap with ear-flaps and “a spiteful” mouth, well and in general more than new details.
    And yes, in MaleCoats 3 new things!

  17. Hammerknight says:

    Great job on the rifles Mark. Just one thing bugging me, the M16’s butt stock looks a little short, I love the fact that you used the old style of fore grip, takes me back to the days when I was in the military. I do like the new round fore grip that are on the newer M16s and AR15s, which I use almost everyday now,that would be a nice option. But still have a soft spot for the old style. Plus great job on the M60, she is a sweet little lady and you did her justice.

  18. Fyzza says:

    Also, if anyone doesn’t pick their prize, I’d like to see a 2-by-4 with nails in – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4669618&id=31695961025&fbid=411583536025

  19. Fyzza says:

    and an alternative angle – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4669615&id=31695961025&fbid=411583521025

    (yes, Abyss is sort of an idol to me :P)

  20. MLS says:

    @Hammerknight #16 – High praise coming from someone who knows. Thank you. As for the stock on the old-school M-16, I laid it over over a reference photo and matched the proportions. I suppose it’s possible that the rifle in my reference photo was not “standard issue”–I’m not even sure where I got the photo anymore. I’ll see if I can find a second reference photo to compare it with.

  21. Jeff Hebert says:

    Drummergirl4 (#13): You got it. It’ll just be the top in all likelihood since the rest pretty much exists in other forms.

  22. Jack Zelger says:

    Thanks, Jeff! That tank commander headgear looks awesome. Just what I pictured.

  23. Fabien says:

    What about the Bits and Pieces slot ?
    I want things like pipes, cables, buttons, zippers, scratches, chains, spikes, cords and other type of pieces to personalize a lot characters.

  24. The Doomed Pixel says:

    The trenchcoat is great, Jeff! Everyone, check it out! It’s awesome!

  25. NEON_N64 says:

    I was also wondering about the Bits & Pieces section.

    And yes, that trenchcoat is great.

  26. XavierKain says:

    @Jeff I believe i may have an unclaimed prize the problem i cant think of anything off the top of my head hmmm, i’ll try to think of something and get back to you, i would like to claim my prize though.

  27. XavierKain says:

    I have also considered a section like bits and pieces, i think i would also like to have a category of little things that can further customize a character’s look everything Fabien said as well as placable pockets, cargo pockets from various angles, studs, straps like on bondage pants hmmm, thats all i can think of for now.

  28. Nick Hentschel says:

    Well, that sure explains the little “abs” that I found!

    Some other suggestions:

    – Military field cap (I’d rather have this for Nurse Raptor, than the beret I had to use)
    – I forget: do you have suspenders anywhere?

    – That “Bits and Pieces” thing is a great idea; maybe you could put in some little teeth, fangs, or canines, in order to “upgrade” some of the mouth designs more effectively. Even some “broken tooth” splotches of black would help.
    — While we’re on the subject: scars? Warts? Beauty marks?

  29. Ian says:

    my sister thinks that you should put in a FemaleAlternate category in HM.

    I agree with Nick Hentschel, there needs to be mor scars.

  30. Tim says:

    There was also talk about bits and pieces for firearms like different scopes/sights, stocks, foregrips, suppression muzzle breaks, weapon attachments like grenade launchers and shotguns, etc.

  31. Jeff Hebert says:

    Yes, some sort of “Bits and Pieces” or “Odds and Ends” type of set for many of the slots is still something I would like to do.

    Tim, Mark has an awful lot of those sorts of things already in the Rifles set, check them out.

  32. Tim says:

    No doubt Mark made a great amount of weapon pieces. I was just mentioning for down the road, weapon bits and pieces could have it’s own “extended” set like we discussed before 🙂

  33. Haxxx says:

    For some odd reason I can’t see the changes on my Laptop. It works on my PC however.
    I deleted the cookies and reseted it but I still can’t see the new stuff.

    Did this problem happened to someone else and if so how do i solve it?

  34. drummergirl4 says:

    The top is what makes it cool.

  35. PsyckoSama says:

    How about reptile abbs like the ones on the kobold but without the rest of it that you could easily fit on the male or resize to fit on the female?

    Also, the black “animal/cartoon” nose and wrinkles from 2.5 would be useful.