Tales of the West II
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Grab your six shooters and put on your best 10 gallon hat, it's time to saddle up and ride! The goal of this contest is to create a custom of a 'Western' character. This can be an existing character or person, making your own character or you can go the 'Elseworlds' route and give a normal character the Western treatment.

-Everyone from Yosemite Sam to Doc Holiday is fair game, the whole of the West is open for this contest. Westerns are more than just cowboys and Indians, also keep in mind there are law men, barmaids, poker players, preachers, undertakers, bounty hunters, gunslingers, bartenders, miners and railroad conductors. Listed below are some resources to get your juices flowing.

Film & TV

-Genre crossovers are allowed as long as a Western theme is clearly evident. Bravestar, Westworld or Firefly would be good examples of Western crossovers.

-As always there are no size restrictions for this contest. You may use any sort of materials, parts, tools or techniques that you wish. Whatever gets the job done. 

What is the contest schedule?
Begins: Contest Closed
Ends: November 15th, 2012 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: November 16th - 22nd.
Managed By: Green Skin

What are the rules of the contest?
  • Please use the form here to submit your custom figure.
  • At least a paragraph description is required with your entry. This paragraph, at a minimum, should answer the following questions:
    • How was this custom customized?
    • How does the custom fit into the contest theme?
  • You may submit up to three different entries for the contest.
  • Please only submit figures that were created for this contest. Do not submit old figures from the Showcase or previous contest entries.
  • Your entry should not be posted on this website, any other website, or anywhere on the internet until the contest is completely over.
  • The pictures for your entry will remain hidden until the contest ends and the voting begins.
  • Your identity will remain hidden until after the voting completes.
  • Do not include names, logos, signatures or anything on the pictures that will give you away as the creator of the custom. We want to keep the customizer's identity a secret until the contest is over.
  • Don't wait until the last day to submit your entries. If your internet is down, or something happens beyond your control, you will miss the contest! Also keep in mind how many customs you can submit in one day. You may not be able to submit all your entries in one day.
  • The contest is purely for fun... well... and bragging rights!
How does the contest voting work?
Anyone can vote for their favorite customs in the contest, you don't even have to submit anything to the contest! You do have to be logged-in to your Figure Realm account though so we can keep track of the votes. Only appointed Figure Realm staff can see the votes, so anonymity is guaranteed. Voting begins once the entry deadline is met and lasts for a week.

It's hard to choose just one custom to vote on when there are tons of great entries, so Figure Realm has a unique voting system where you can vote on ALL the customs! When you click on an entry to view, there's a bar with buttons on it that lets you give the custom anywhere from 1 to 5 Stars. 1 Star means you think they could have done a better job on the custom while 5 Stars means you think they did a perfect job. The votes for each entry are added up when voting is closed and averaged-out to determine the winners. Also, don't abuse the system. Don't give your own custom 5 Stars and then give everyone else 1 Star to boost your rating. Remember, the votes are monitored.

Some points you might consider when casting your vote: Is the figure well-made? Is the paint smooth or crusty? Are there noticeable fingerprints on the sculpted parts? Is it an original custom? Is it accurate to the source-material (comics, photos, description in a book)? Are the pictures clear enough to see the details? Did the creator take the time to include a back-story or recipe? Is the custom so unbelievably awesome that you'd trade your dog for it?

Craftsmanship and creativity are major factors to consider, but ultimately your vote should depend on how much you like the custom, and how well you feel it fits the contest theme.

User Comments
Earth2hero -
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Can I do the Doctor in the episode "A town called Mercy" or the doctor with his cowboy hat at Lake Silencio?
Green Skin -
Sunday, September 23, 2012
You can do a Western version of any character, including the Doctor. Try not to give away who you're going to do though, the voting is supposed to be anonymous.

On a side note, I love that episode.
Carnage99 -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Hey am I allowed to make something for the 80's style contest that is western and enter it in this as well?
Green Skin -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
No you can't. All contest entries must be new, no old stuff from past contests.
Big Hank -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wow, this is a timely contest. I happen to be developing characters for a pseudo-western style fan fic. Are we allowed multiple entries, or perhaps posses/gangs? Gotta go back and read the rules......
Green Skin -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
You are allowed up to 3 entries per contest and yes posses/gangs are allowed
Jarred706 -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Yippie Kay Yay Mother (explicit delete), time to cowboy up pilgrim...
Batman1016 -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
New contest? Are we no longer voting on these? I didn't see a new vote in the contest voting thread . . . are we done with that then?
Green Skin -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It was a time issue. I didn't think there was enough time to get a proper poll done so I went with the idea that came in 2nd place during the last poll.
Batman1016 -
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ah, fair enough then. I was just worried you'd started a new voting thread and I missed it. Good enough, I think I can come up with an entry for this one.
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