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Heroes of Science Volumes I, II and III by datazoid Heroes of Science Volumes I, II and III by datazoid


Volume III of Heroes of Science consists of another 21 figures, bringing the total to 76.

The FAQ, based on common questions and comments from the first two volumes, can be found here:

Volumes I and II can be found here:

Heroes of Science Action Figures by datazoid   Heroes of Science Volumes I and II by datazoid

Some comments about the new figures, and some updates to some of the original ones:

Brian Greene -- NEW -- string theorist and author. Plus, leather jacket!
Peter Higgs -- NEW -- a household name thanks to the discovery of the Higgs Boson
Lawrence Krauss -- NEW -- a personal favourite thanks to 'The Physics of Star Trek'
Wolfgang Pauli -- NEW -- I've already posted Pauli, but now he's part of the collection proper
Henrietta Swan Leavitt -- NEW -- known for discoveries relating to period-luminosity relationship of Cepheid stars
Carl Sagan -- I've tweaked Carl a bit, particularly his hair, which was a bit more outrageous than it needed to be
Neil deGrasse Tyson -- also updated to include more facial detail, and some general improvements
Albert Michelson and Edward Morley -- NEW -- conducted the Michelson-Morley experiment to debunk the concept of the luminiferous aether, and conducted extensive experiments towards determining the speed of light
Andrei Sakharov -- NEW -- Soviet nuclear physicist
David Hilbert -- NEW -- known for invariant theory and axiomatization of geometry, among numerous other things. Also, HAT
William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, AKA Lord Kelvin -- NEW -- responsible for the Kelvin temperature scale, the concept of absolute zero, and numerous other contributions to mathematics and science
Emmy Noether -- NEW -- known for abstract algebra and theoretical physics
Srinivasa Ramanujan -- NEW -- known for phenomenal contributions to the field of mathematics, although you may know him for his 'taxicab numbers', among other things
Andrew Wiles -- NEW -- found a solution to the previously thought unsolvable Fermat's Last Theorem
Norman Borlaug -- NEW -- also previously posted, Norman is known as "The Man Who Saved A Billion Lives", for (among other things) his contributions to increasing grain yields and disease resistance
Barbara McClintock -- NEW -- cytogeneticist who worked on genetic recombination, winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1983
Tim Berners-Lee -- NEW -- Computer scientist without whom there'd be no internet, no cats, no doge, no DeviantART on which to view this image
Brian Cox -- added more detail
Steven Pinker -- NEW -- cognitive scientist and psycholinguist, author. Also, spectacular hair
Burrhus Frederic Skinner -- NEW -- released earlier, now part of the set, behaviourist famous for operant conditioning and the pigeon-guided missile
Edward O Wilson -- NEW -- the world's foremost authority on ants (hence the tie)
Marie Curie -- Marie has been with us since the first volume, but I've made some significant improvements to her appearance this time around
George Washington Carver -- introduced in volume II, but now improved with more detail
Nikola Tesla -- no changes here. Just, y'know. TESSSLLLAAAAAA.

Really brief FAQ:

Real figures? No.
Poster? Not for sale. Download link in the top right, though. Print for yourself. Don't sell.
Why? Why not.
Why isn't (scientist) here? Not for any reason that is intended to offend you.
How long did it take? About 90 minutes per figure, give or take. Some took (a lot) longer.
Why no heroes from the space program or field of medicine? Because I feel it would be doing those fields an injustice to include token representatives. One day, I'll create a collection specific to those fields, and give lots of people recognition, rather than only a few.
Why so few women? Oh, no. Not again. Please read the big FAQ:
I don't think (scientist) deserves to be on here. I do.
But (person) isn't a real scientist, they're just on TV and stuff. Science education is as important to the general public as hard science contributions are to the scientific community. Anyone who encourages people to be interested in and care about science is absolutely a hero, and I will not be convinced otherwise.
What are they based on? Star Trek action figures + Photoshop.

THANK YOU for your support. :D

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rlepsch Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Could BRIAN MAY (astrophysicist besides musician) be included here ?
HeraldOfOpera Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
I understand the lack of women. Realistically, if a set like this were made, they would focus on people the layperson has heard of, and the only female "heroes of science" I can think of off the top of my useless-trivia-filled head are Marie Curie (on the poster already), Ada Lovelace (actually forgot her name until I checked the comments, so probably too obscure for a true layperson) and maybe Florence Nightingale (revolutionized field medicine, so disqualified by one of your criterion, and arguably not an actual scientist to boot), so...

PS: Having Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage seems a little odd, given their main contribution was the show with both of them on it. Presumably a real release would bundle them together, and do the same with Michelson and Morley for the same basic reason.
datazoid Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017
Thank you for your understanding. I believe Ada Lovelace was also a 19th century scientist, so she's also disqualified by the rules.

As ironic as it sounds in hindsight, I never set out to 'teach anyone anything' with this project; the goal was to create an image where most of the faces would be recognisable to someone with a familiarity with science. The knock-on effect of that is that most of the scientists included were male. This is one of those instances where reality sucks, and I've managed to illustrate it. :)

And you're spot on about the pairs. I actually started hunting for specific duos to include, hence Savage & Hyneman, Michelson & Morley and Watson & Crick.
Archanos Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Wait why is Louis Pasteur not here!?
datazoid Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
I chose to narrow the criteria to 20th century scientists only, otherwise there'd be wayyyyy too many to choose from. :D
Archanos Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Oh I see
anrie-vorontsov Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Still looking for Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Verner von Braun and Sergey Korolev - true fathers of modern spaceflight
datazoid Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
I deliberately chose not to include Heroes of Spaceflight, as I'd actually intended to create a separate collection of 'figures' for space pioneers, but I never got around to it. :)
creatureone Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
could you add sergei koralov to the space flight heroes?
YakWithDoubts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
These are freaking awesome, I would honestly buy these!!
- Doubts
jsa12 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
your reason for not including more women and minorities is very sad. Though I understand they may be harder to make. There are huge giants hiding in the shadows and they're worth exploring. Ada Lovelace, Grace Hooper and Hedy Lamarr are some. There is a very obvious reason that their accomplishments are hidden. Rosalind Franklin was an amazing add, but I never learned about her in school, it would be nice if these figurines (which i know  is just a personal project) wouldn't brush off famous accomplishments because the person who made them was against the norm.

Sorry I dont mean to sound hostile this just broke my heart a little because I hate that STEM shuts out certain groups
also, I would totally buy your figurines if you ever 3D printed them
datazoid Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
Thank you for your feedback!

This is quite an old project now, so it's unlikely I'll be revisiting it. Rest assured, if I ever do, the gender balance will be seriously reconsidered.
Deonisos Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
I think you've put the wrong flags with Ivan Pavlov and Dimitri Mendeleev. Those flags seem to be Dutch flags not Russian.
nomorepunchingjoe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
[b] Hedy Lamarr [/b] please. Underated, because her Hollywood career, she was almost forgotten until recent internet times. Recent Marvel nod on TV should be enough to not forget about her. (as if helping defeat nazis, wifi, etc wouldnt be enough).
UPRC Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bill Nye is American, not British. ;)
datazoid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
You're absolutely correct, and you're also the first person to notice that. Well spotted! I'll fix that up at some point in the near future. :)
Dreamscripter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Great work) I suppose, the next version also would need some more space-oriented scientists of the space-exploration period, like Tsiolkovskiy, Korolev, von Braun and etc.)
gynxmonkeypaw Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Thanks. my bad. i thought they were Alphabetical throughout. LOL  Thanks again
Uniray Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Nice work , They are perfectly fine for my project requirements, Please respond to the  private note :) 
gynxmonkeypaw Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2015
No Isaac Asimov?   Yeesh..... Number one published works......
Beyond that great work.
datazoid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015
Sixth row, first position. :)
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOG! A Bob Bakker action figure!
Though the Mythbusters might have the most action. :XD:
Does Pavlov's dog come with a drool-function?
srhanson Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Can't wait to see Mae Jemison in volume 4 !
Dallasjmoore Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Wow this is awesome! Great Work!  Now I wish they were real figurines. I'd collect them all
datazoid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thank you so much! :D
dfgfdsgs Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Mendeleev and Pavlov suddenly became dutchmans
datazoid Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Haha, so they have. Thanks for the correction, I'll fix that up soon. :D
Xtnshtcgjkjdbyjq Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Very good work! But you put wrong flag under Mendeleev and Pavlov, Russian colors is WBR, like under Sakharov.
datazoid Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Excellent pick up, I'll fix that up as soon as I can. Thanks for the comment. :D
Irockz216 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy to see some Brian Cox representation.
datazoid Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I'm happy to represent him as an action figure! Thanks for the comment. :D
MonsterousOperandi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very cool!
I am sad that there is no michael faraday though...
datazoid Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thank you so much!

Unfortunately, Mr. Faraday wasn't alive during the 20th century. Maybe one day I'll make an image for an earlier period. :D
MonsterousOperandi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
good point.  :S 
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Still so cool! :iconcoolplz:
datazoid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thanks! :D
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