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For this contest we all start on level ground, everyone in this contest will start with the same base figure. We have chosen a DCUC Male Buck for the base to be used in this contest. To enter this contest we will all make a custom starting with the DCUC male figure. The sections from the elbow down to the hand and the knee down to the foot may be swapped out and changed, but everything else must be included in the finished custom.

-Any subject matter is fair game for this contest. Comics, movies, original characters, anything. The important part of this contest is creative and skillful use of the base body.

-The required pieces of the base can be arranged anyway you want. As long as all the parts are used in the custom, it doesn't matter how they are used. You can do anything you want to the base body.

-Any scale is open for this contest. Though you may be limit to only using the DCUC male body, you are not limited to the 1/12 scale. Giant size 1/18 characters, or small size 1/6 characters are also fair game. 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: January 15th, 2013 - Last day for submissions. No exceptions! Cut off is at midnight Central Standard Time.
Voting: January 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 girlfriend 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
JonMichael - Thursday, January 17, 2013
I have to point out that the "Me, Myself & I Custom" doesn't fit the rules. The Starman buck is COMPLETELY different than the normal male buck.
Green Skin - Thursday, January 17, 2013
Good eye. I've kicked it up the latter. Thanks.
BDCdiesel - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
so...when does voting begin?
Green Skin - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Should be any time now.
CAb00se - Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I got to say...a few of the descriptions in the contest sound like they did not use the right DCU buck body...
Green Skin - Wednesday, January 16, 2013
We'll find out sooner enough. Hopefully everything went well.
themarvellegendcollecter - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Are we allowed to add holster for guns or sculpted on grenades or things like that
Green Skin - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
MortalKombatMaster - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
can I use spiderman?
Green Skin - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
No. See the reply I made to your earlier message, I pretty much list all the DCUC figures that have the body that we are using for this contest.
RedRebelCustoms - Thursday, December 6, 2012
Can the body be cut and dremeled for mods? For example as in adding a different neck joint since one isn't shown?
Green Skin - Thursday, December 6, 2012
You can cut into it, but you can't cut parts off to replace with other parts. The only way around that is if you still use the piece you cut off in some way. For example if you cut off the neck and replace it with a different neck joint it would be acceptable only if you still used the piece you cut off in some way.
BotCustoms - Saturday, December 1, 2012
So if I sculpt over the legs entirely, it still counts because they were there originally, right?
Green Skin - Saturday, December 1, 2012
MortalKombatMaster - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Where can I find a male buck figure I searched on Ebay and Amazon but couldnt find one
Green Skin - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Male buck is customizer lingo, you'll have to search by specific character or just look through the DCUC figures until you find a plain one. So people like Flash, Hal jordan, Sea Camo Aquaman, Starman (the black one), Power Ring, Johnny Quick, Tomar , Spectre, Tomar Re (not the yellow one), Night Wing, Shark (you'd have to remove the fin from the back), Captain Atom, Black Lightning, Dr. Impossible, Sodam Yat, Kyle Rayner, Nautkeloi, or Medphyll. Bodies like that.
MortalKombatMaster - Monday, November 26, 2012
t do you mean by dcuc male buck does that men any male character as long as he dosnt have anythig specal on the chest and torso? I was just wondering would sprman or cyborg be alowed
Green Skin - Monday, November 26, 2012
Just a plain male buck like the silver one in the first picture, The idea is for everyone to start with the same blank slate.
NeCrollector - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Is the 'skinnier' DCUC male buck allowed, e.g., like the one used for Black Lantern Abin Sur?
Thanks, Green Skin!
Green Skin - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sorry no, just the average ones.
NeCrollector - Sunday, November 25, 2012
No worries Thanks again.
Green Skin - Sunday, November 25, 2012
You're very welcome
crazyhorse - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Can the base body be sculpted onto? Example: armor chestplate on chest or a large belt buckle on lower torso or blades on shoulders.
Green Skin - Sunday, November 25, 2012
Yes! As long as all the pieces are included you can do whatever you want to the base body.
Jarred706 - Saturday, November 24, 2012
When we say base, we're meaning torso and upper arms and legs correct? I mean if I wanted to use different forearms, or different boots would that be against the rules?
Green Skin - Saturday, November 24, 2012
You are correct, you can use different forearms or boots. The silver body in the first pic shows all the parts you need to use.
AREZ - Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thanks a lot guys for using my very first Green Lantern custom on a DCUC base!!!
Green Skin - Saturday, November 24, 2012
Not sure how to interpret that, are you happy or irritated?
AREZ - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Green Skin, I am actually excited that Green Lantern custom was used. One of my favorites!!!
Green Skin - Thursday, December 13, 2012
Okay good I was worried there for a sec.
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