Whilst there are a vast array of official Marvel and DC superhero and supervillain figures, both in metal and plastic, available AND various unofficial miniatures of both the big two’s characters and other heroes/villains, there will always be that little hole in your collection for a particular favourite or obscure character that they just don’t make. And that’s what Forgotten Heroes is about.
During the month of June, Jez* and I are inviting you to join us in creating/converting an existing figure into a costumed superhero or villain of your choice, from any source (be that Comic’s, TV, Film, Adverts, Toy lines, Novels basically anywhere you can think of). The rules, such as they are, are quite simple.
- The character you create must not yet have had an official or unofficial miniature made for it.
- The figure must be in 28mm scale.
- The figure must be completed during the month of June.
- In your first post, you should provide a bit of detail on the character you’ve chosen and why.
And that’s it basically. It can be as simple as repainting a DC Heroclix Blue Beetle as Marvel’s Goldbug, to as elaborate as converting a GW Imperial Guard Commissar into Marshal Law.
As there are a vast number of costumed heroes and villains out there (the Leopard of Lime Street, the Private Eye, the Savage Dragon, Megamind, Mr Incredible, Thermoman, Green Cross man, the list goes on and on), the only question you have to ask yourself is this – Who will be your Forgotten Hero?
We’re announcing it now, to give you time to gather your thoughts and the necessary figure ripe for conversion. It’s open to all, just let me know if you want to join in and I’ll make sure links to your blogs are posted on here whilst it’s going on.
So it just remains for me to say thanks to Jez, for a) coming up with this idea and b) letting me pinch the above from his blog. So come on why not join the fun, you know you want to.
Count me in please Roger. I’m even stupidly thinking of doing one a week if I can clear enough of a backlog in May from my painting table 😉
Oh Simon, like you had a choice!
Well I’ve got my first mini ready for basing and priming already, as the “Crooked Dice” model should only need a little tweaking (if any) to become the star of a little known comic strip character called “Ermin Meonstoke”… Anyone would think I’d started posting up his adventures again 😉
Well it’s certainly token you long enough, talk about leaving your audience dangling!
Really looking forward to this, but still not decided on a suitable hero or villain – any suggestions gratefully received.
“Not so fast, Nic-o-teen!”, just kidding (and showing my age!), there’s plenty to choose from when you start looking, almost too many, I’m trying to narrow it down at the moment. Should be fun though, especially seeing who everyone else picks.
Sounds like fun, think I’ll give it a try. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while thanks for giving me the motivation to get it done.
Sounds like fun, I’ve wanted to do something like this for awhile. Thanks for giving me the motivation to get it done.
You are most welcome Delta 314, the more the merrier. Sorry for the late reply I have to approve new commenters (hence it being here twice). Do you have a blog we can link into? if not no problem, we’ll have to sort something out.
no , no blog. I’m computer challenged & I’ve got no idea how to do it. I could ask one of my kids to help me when I get some spare time.
Hi Delta314 , have been thinking about you (and a couple of others) no having a blog to post your efforts on, and so have set up a dedicated blog that the “Blogless” amongst you can have your efforts posted onto, all you have to do is send me your posts and pic’s and I’ll post them up there.
Great idea Roger… and I especially like the Weet-a-bix superhero cards you’ve used for the new blog’s banner 😉 Btw if all those comics are just lying around, then I can give them all a very good home 🙂
Cheek! they are now all safely back in their boxes thank you, Simon.
Cool, thank you.
As my initial idea for this proved a little too complicated, I’ve shelved that idea until I work out how to do it, so have gone to plan B. Although plan B seems to actually be plan B AND plan C…
*sigh* What have I started…?
Ha ha, I’ve revised my plan at least twice since I saw you at Salute, though I do now plan on doing my original toy based choice at some point (if you see what I mean). I’m now looking at a movie (not a good movie, but still a movie) choice, and two possibly three characters from the same film. 🙂
I’m glad you opened up the rules a little as though I don’t think there is a figure for my hero, it would be just my luck for Simon to prove me wrong.