As we’re nearing the first third of May, the means that the creative madness that is Forgotten Heroes is sliding inexorably closer.
For those of you not familiar with this ‘community art project’, this now annual event is where a group of like=minded gamers create one or more gaming miniatures of characters who have yet to have an official or unofficial figure made of them. In essence, they have been “forgotten.”
Or at least that’s what it started out as…
However, as with most of these types of challenges, these things do have a tendency to evolve over time. As one of the questions we regularly get asked is “I know it’s a little outside the rules, but can I do this character?” I think it’s time to redefine the rules somewhat…
Don’t worry though = whilst the rules have now evolved, they’re actually broadening the scope, so should make deciding which character(s) you’re going to create a bit easier.
1. The character or characters you create must have a definitive look or image. In other words, we should be able to recognise the character from the original source material.
2. The base figure used for your creation must not be an official or unofficial sculpt of the character. Repainting a DC Heroclix Blue Beetle as the obscure Marvel villain Goldbug is acceptable, painting the Copplestone Castings ‘Kentucky Davis’ as Indiana Jones is not.
3. The figure must be in the 28mms to 32mm range. This takes into account those manufacturers whose scale is slightly larger, so if you want to create a hero or villain to fit in with your existing Knight Models or Warlord Doctor Who collection, you can.
4. The figure must be completed during the month of June 2018.
5. In your first post, you should provide a bit of background detail in the character you’ve chosen, ideally with an illustration, so we know what you’re aiming for.
Other than that, the choice of character is entirely up to you. In previous years we’ve had Masters of the Universe, Transformers, costumed heroes and villains from comic books, and characters from both the small and big screens.
For details of previous year’s entries, please take a look at the official Forgotten Heroes site, which can be found here.
Let’s make this year even better than the last!
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A very interesting concept Jez, and thanks for the rules clarification. If I have time I might take part this year
Thanks Dave. As it proved somewhat popular on its first outing, it was brought back for a second year and now for a third. It’s a bit of fun that allows people to have a go at creating that one figure they’ve always fancied, but has not yet been made.
I appreciate that you’re a touch busy, but should you have the time, feel free to join in.
I am pretty sure I saw a mention of this on TMP last year. Maybe? This year is a whole new world, modeling wise for me.
I am most definately in! When should our starter post be, posted? Haha!
Can’t wait, Jez. I have it narrowed down to two submissions this year. (In other words, expect both.)
They certainly meet the criteria, as they’re pretty lame and probably SHOULD be forgotten. But it will be fun bringing them back.
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My current plan is just one figure this year…but as it’s pretty a straight-forward conversion, I MIGHT have time for something else. I do still want to do the Spider-Man villain Big Wheel, because he’s so sucky, he’s actually kind of cool, but I’m still unsure the best way to construct his ‘wheel’. We shall see…
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OK, I just had to look up Big Wheel.
Please, oh please do Big Wheel.
It is horribly tempting and I’ve actually got the necessary figure…it’s the wheel itself that is currently causing me a problem. I’m sure there is a solution…might have to give it further thought.
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Sorry about jumping the gun Jez… I really should read ALL the rules…
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