Cyberpunk Hero by HeroForge.

HeroForge custom miniatures is a very cool service offering a very cool product. Even an old metal snob like me has to admit 3D printing is the future of mini-wargaming, and with the detail, variety, and dynamic poses available, it’s hard to resist the urge to design a one-of-a-kind fig. So… I succumbed to temptation and had Maarten Che made up.

Maarten is the latest addition to the Itchy Bang Gang, my Shadowrun-esque cyberpunk crew. (see here for more on the IBG: Song of Mirrorshades and Shadows) He’s an ex-combat vet turned street soldier who brings solid experience and firepower to risky Sprawl runs.

My hobby funds for the rest of the year are slated for the upcoming Rogue Stars Nickstarter and some new shelves for the game room, so it’s not like I’m going to create a whole crew. At $29.00 a pop, Hero Forge ain’t cheap, but considering this is a custom character fig I got to design myself, I’d say it’s worth it for a special occasion.

Perhaps if I catch up on my current projects, then get some extra work or have a good month in book sales at Amazon, I’ll visit HeroForge again. After all, you have to admit both the process and the result are very keen.

Til next time.

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Knife, Submachinegun, Shotgun… what more do you need?
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L->R: Sedition Wars, Warlord Games, HeroForge, Infinity.
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Maarten came on an integral base which I glued on a Mantic Games base to bring up the height. 
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Vokker Dargu and Maarten Che
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Even allowing for the crouch, it looks like the HeroForge fig is slightly smaller. Perhaps I’ll bulk out the next one and use a different pose. 

 

 

Author: ccglazier

Stained glass artist, SFF writer, wargamer.

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