As wargamers, we are fortunate to live in an age where if you want a particular character in 28mm, then you can pretty much find a manufacturer who makes it.
Want the original Ghostbusters from the 1984 film of the same name, the Visitors from the original 1983 V series or Cylons from the original Battlestar Galactica? Off to Crooked Dice you go.
Din Djarin, Bo-Katan Kryze or Paz Vizsla from The Mandalorian? Diehard Miniatures is where you need to go.
And if you want the cast of the 1981 BBC adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Colonial crew, Imperious Leader and Lucifer from Battlestar Galactica or the cast of The Last Starfighter – Tangent Miniatures has got your back.
However, you may crave a more obscure character, such as Marshal Law,
The Crimson Bolt from the 2010 James Gunn movie Super,
Or Thermoman from the BBC tv series My Hero,
Well, that’s what Forgotten Heroes is all about – an opportunity for you to unleash your creative side and make the figure you have always wanted.
So, the rules of this community art project are as follows;
During the month of June, you must create a figure of a recognisable hero or villain in whatever scale you desire. However, you cannot use a base figure that is an official or unofficial version of that figure.
This can be as simple as repainting a Heroclix Blue Beetle as the obscure Marvel villain Goldbug, converting an existing figure, like I did with my version of the Eighth Doctor last year, or sculpting a figure from scratch, if your talents lie in this area.
To take part, all you need to do is comment on this or subsequent posts, stating you wish to be involved and I’ll add you to the list.
I’m posting this now to give those who DO wish to take part a chance to gather the necessary components for their chosen figure.
I already know exactly who I’m going to do… and it’s not Big Wheel (sorry Keith).
However, it IS someone suitably ridiculous – because that’s how I roll.
Next up, the Wendigo gets some paint…