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?
You can of course post up your results onto your own blog, and links to all the participants blogs will be posted here of course, you posting can also be posted here as well, or if you currently do not have a blog of your own can be sent to me via E-mail and I will post them here for the world (well the rest of us participants and anyone else who’s interested ) to see. You will also be able to comment on yours of any of the other posts shown here as well as the other participants own blogs.
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.
*In a slight change to the original rules, you can create a character who has had an official or unofficial figure made for them, as long as you don’t use the original figure to make YOUR version. This was requested by someone who wants to make a ‘proper’ version of the character, as the official figure was not very good.
** Jez and my own blogs are linked below…