Well, as I don’t have any new painted figures to post up at the moment (I could post a picture of the walls in the hall (as that is what I have been painting this week), but they are really not that interesting. So instead I’m going to use this week’s post to give a first shout out and fair warning, to anyone out there in the “blogging sphere” that we will be running the annual event that is “Forgotten Heroes” for the third year running (this has now lasted longer than most of “Katie Prices” relationships! (And I for one would much rather watch a television program about this as well!). There are just under three weeks to go to the start of June, so it’s time to get your thinking caps on and come up with that hero you’ve always wanted, but the manufacturers just seem to ignore.
Anyway I thought it would be a good idea to run through the rules again in case anyone who hasn’t entered before and who is thinking of joining us on our voyage of “unrecognised heroism” can see what it’s all about as well as jogging the memories of those recurring recruits. (There has also been a slight update to the rules so they are well worth a perusal).
Luckily for me being the lazy “so and so” that I am, Jez has already posted these updated rules over on his own excellent blog (see link at the end of this post), so I shall hand you over to “mon Capitan”…
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The figure must be completed during the month of June 2018.
- 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 and this should be posted as close too but not before the fist of June.
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.
(Right back to me “Roger” now) I shall be trawling the net checking all the participants blogs and re-posting any posts pertaining to “Forgotten Heroes” entries each day (hopefully!). You can also enter if you do not currently have a blog on which to post your figures, in this case you can E-mail me your posts and they can be posted up on the Forgotten Heroes site by me (so you have no excuse not to enter).
I have tried to E-mail all of last year participants already, but if I have missed you (and there are a couple who’s E-mail addresses I don’t appear to have, please let me know if you intend to join us again this year in the comment section below, and of course the same applies to anyone hoping to join us for the first time (We’re a pretty friendly bunch, and most of us don’t bite!). So why not give it a go it’s good fun and everyone is really supportive, and if you still don’t think it’s for you please lend your support to those who do (a “like” or better still a comment is always appreciated). Let’s make this year even better than the last!
Cheers Roger and Jez (By the way I am cross posting this on both the Forgotten Heroes site, and my own blog, two for one as they say).