HM3: Rifles and Heavy Weapons

All-around All-Star Mark Shute has completed the ItemRight-Rifles set of items for HeroMachine 3, and it is now available for your shooting pleasure! He wanted me to pass along the following notes on the set:

  1. There are four empty slots at the end of the rifles set in case a contest winner wants a special rifle.
  2. A few items were moved from Rifles to Heavy Weapons to make extra space. That's why I wanted to hold on to the final rifles set until the HW set was ready to debut. I didn't want any items to disappear completely.
  3. There are LOTS of empty slots in the heavy weapons set. I have like items grouped together (seriously, I must have some sort of OCD). Hopefully there will be enough requests to fill in the gaps.

But that's not all! The careful reader will have seen item 2 and thought "But there IS no Heavy Weapons set!", and thereby be led into confusion. Never one to foster confusion (except for tonight during my fantasy football draft, when I will encourage our new members to draft all kickers and defensive backs in the first four rounds), I am very happy to announce that Mark has ALSO started on the ItemRight-HeavyWeapons set, AND the first batch of items is already posted and ready. How's THAT for coming back strong from a holiday weekend!?

OK, granted, all I did was delay Mark's hard work by a week, but still.

Here's a preview of those Heavy Weapons items Mark has produced to date:

This is your chance to request specific items to go in this new set for Mark. He prefers links to images showing exactly what you mean, and ideally they should be in the correct side-on orientation -- he can't produce these from photos with, for example, the barrel pointing mostly at the viewer, they need to be seen from the side.

Be sure to thank him for all his hard work, these are great items that I would have been much (much) slower at producing and which probably wouldn't have turned out half so nice. Great job, Mark!

38 Responses to HM3: Rifles and Heavy Weapons

  1. Mark says:

    One additional note; The ammo belts and the flame thrower hoses all transcribe 30 degree arcs. You can make ammo belt or connecting hoses/cables fall in any position you want them to by using multiples copies and rotating each piece in 30 degree increments. you can see an example of what I’m talking about here –

    Hammerknight take note: there’s probably a need for a recipe card here.

  2. Me, Myself & I says:


    That is a really good idea to make the hose pieces sectional like you did. It allows for a lot of flexibility!

  3. The Eric says:

    Thanks, Mark! It is good day to be giant man!

  4. Alex says:

    The Tommy Gun would be a nice adition for a mafia character.

  5. coyote says:

    @mark thank you for the steampunk rifle it looks great

    as all ways i just have one thing to say more steam punk lol

    might be somthing here or maybe this

  6. Mark says:


    @Alex – Rifles set, sixth group, first row, first item

    @LoneWolf6155 – Rifles set, first group, first row, fourth item

    The Rifles set is finished. I took rifle requests a month ago – This thread is for Heavy Weapon requests.

  7. NEON_N64 says:

    Wow !! Nice job Mark!!

    You did an amazing job on the Pulse Rifle and the rocket launcher.

    Now, about suggestions…

    1.- Quad Rocket launcher

    2.- Flak Cannon

    3.- Link Gun

    4.- Sci Fi Chain Gun

    5.- Gravity Gun
    (I know I’ve already requested this one, but maybe that second image can help you this time)

    Keep up the good job 🙂

  8. Full Metal Crab says:

    Finally!! They all look great too, thanks Mark! I know I’ve asked once or twice about these!

  9. @Mark: Thanks!

    @NEON_N64: Me likey Quad Launcher!

  10. Mark says:

    @NEON_N64 – Great suggestions! I love them all. The perspective on the Flak cannon and link gun make them kinda tricky tho. Can you you find me a more flat reference pic?

    @Solander – More great suggestion! Awesome. The venom cannon- Wow, very organic. That’s gonna be tricky for me, but I’ll see what I can do. I’m not quite sure I under stand the mini-nuke. can you point me to any other pics?

    @The Atomic Punk – Quad launcher, so very next on my list. “Ver did ju luhn ‘ow to do dat?” “I read the instructions.”

  11. NEON_N64 says:

    I found a good image of the Link Gun:

    I couldn’t fin a better image of the Flak Cannon, this is closest I could find:

    This is a good image, but this is a different model of the Flak Cannon, and IMO, not as cool.

  12. LoneWolf6155 says:

    Sorry, that was a poor choice of picture that I showed earlier I was thinking something more along the lines of this.

  13. Mark says:

    @LoneWolf6155 – It looks an awful lot like the other belt-fed guns that are already done. But if other folks really dig it, Ok. It looks like there will be space; not a lot of suggestions for belt-fed weapons so far. Nice reference pics. I can definitely use those.

  14. Mark says:

    @Tigerguy786 – Ooo… Tiny. I’ll see what I can do. Is there a bigger picture even if the perspective is wrong?

  15. Solander says:

    @Mark: Here’s some other pics of the mini-nuke. Not sure wich one you can use, but they show how the whole thing works.

    It’s like an alternate version of the Davy Crockett atomic bomb launcher, where the nuke is situated over the operators shoulder, instead of being launched from the front of the launcher:

  16. Solander says:

    Oh, and here’s a fixed link of the gauss rifle:

  17. Mark says:

    @Hammerknight – I don’t have UGO account so I can’t see the pics you posted. Can you make them publicly accessible?

  18. Solander says:

    Sorry for posting yet another time, but I found some cool suggestions for space/scientific weapons while playing Mass Effect 2:

    – M-100 grenade launcher:

    – Arc projector:

    – M-920 Cain:


    – ML-77 Missile launcher:

    – M-622 Avalanche:

    – M-451 Firestorm (I know we already have a flame thrower, but in case you could use an extra one):

    – M-490 Blackstorm projector:

    – Collector particle beam:

    Oh, and how about adding separate missiles and rockets and such:

    or a flame thrower canister:

    or ammo carrier for the large gatling gun:

    and finally, how about some good old ghostbuster proton pack?

  19. Legatus says:

    Thanks Mark! You are doing an exceptional good job.

  20. Jack Zelger says:

    OK, I think there was a problem when I first posted this. Maybe I just hit preview? Anyway, here it is again. Hopefully it only appears once…

    How about an M2 Browning heavy machine gun? It’s usually a weapon that’s mounted on a tank or a tripod, but it was famously used by the G.I. Joe member Roadblock like it was a rifle, because he was big and crazy-strong. Maybe a separate tripod could be an option, too?

    Here’s a big hi-res photo of the gun, plus some smaller ones:

  21. Mark says:

    @Solander – Whew! I’ll pick a few of those but I don’t want to fill up the set with items from a single fictitious source. Jeff walks a narrow enough line on copyright infringement as it is 🙂

    @Jack Zegler – Glad I’m not the only 80’s GI Joe fan out there. I’ll definitely add a machine gun worthy of Roadblock, but I’m thinking the Browning 1919 (with the pistol grip and shoulder stock) will be a better fit for HM3 characters. That Ok?

    There have been other requests for tripods, so I think I’ll do one of those too.

  22. Jack Zelger says:

    @Solander – Isn’t the second weapon on the bottom row of the pic above suitable for zapping ghosts? 🙂

  23. NEON_N64 says:

    Hey Mark…. just in case you missed it…. look at #14. (The post was stuck in moderation for a long time).

  24. Aaron says:

    i would enjoy the arc projector,the Cain and the particle beam due to a fact im workin on a sci-fi type character and these would make good additions to the already fantastic set
    thanks for suggesting them Solander

  25. Tim says:

    Hmm, I don’t see the M16A5…or am I just blind lol.

  26. Mark says:

    @Tim – under the Rifles set, it’s the first group, first row, fourth item. It does not have any of the accessories that were on your reference art. I drew those as separate items so people could use them with other weapons. You’ll have to put all the pieces back together yourself, but I assure you, they are all there. Here’s proof…

    Good Hunting!

  27. Solander says:

    @Jack Zelger: Indeed it is. Thanks for the notice!

  28. Tim says:

    @Mark – Thanks! I guess I was blind lol. It looks Awesome!

  29. HouseofH says:

    Zurg cannon-$full$

    Bioshock drill-

    Bioshock rivet launcher-

    Double barreled shotgun (Different angle)-

    The gun from district 9-

    I also would love the proton pack.

  30. BangYourHead says:

    one thing I forgot: Old-west style Gatling gun, a la Jonah Hex

  31. Solander says:

    Mark, is it to late to suggest a harpoon gun?