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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Pock63 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:33 am

What about a movie style contest, where you make characters or versions of characters that haven't appeared in TV franchises and make them in that style.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Galactape » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:50 pm

What about a Lord of the Rings or Hobbit contest, that's never been done. Plus, there aren't many LOTR customs here, so it might inspire more. We could call it Warriors of Middle Earth.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Patraw » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 am

I agree that a contest focusing on the works of Tolkien (encompassing the books, live-action/cartoon movies, video games, toy lines, etc.) would be a good one. With the Hobbit movie released recently, there's certainly a lot of base bodies readily available.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Galactape » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:55 pm

Patraw wrote:I agree that a contest focusing on the works of Tolkien (encompassing the books, live-action/cartoon movies, video games, toy lines, etc.) would be a good one. With the Hobbit movie released recently, there's certainly a lot of base bodies readily available.

Yeah, there are tons of figures too use as bases, and loads of characters to choose from!
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby MCR » Tue May 14, 2013 9:42 am

What you think about "Earth-Two" characters? Seeing some old and new comics-specially DC characters,you can find a huge variety of versions and even new characters from the regular ones. For example,Supergirl have the Power Girl as her counterpart in Earth-Two,(some of them even originate from it,like Alan Scott). It should be nice.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby crisp » Wed May 15, 2013 10:50 am

How about an Amalgam contest? Combining DC and Marvel Characters in to one, or other comic characters such as Image and Indie comics.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby therapist » Wed May 15, 2013 3:45 pm

MCR wrote:What you think about "Earth-Two" characters? Seeing some old and new comics-specially DC characters,you can find a huge variety of versions and even new characters from the regular ones. For example,Supergirl have the Power Girl as her counterpart in Earth-Two,(some of them even originate from it,like Alan Scott). It should be nice.

I likt ethis idea :)
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Green Skin » Wed May 15, 2013 4:35 pm

therapist wrote:
MCR wrote:What you think about "Earth-Two" characters? Seeing some old and new comics-specially DC characters,you can find a huge variety of versions and even new characters from the regular ones. For example,Supergirl have the Power Girl as her counterpart in Earth-Two,(some of them even originate from it,like Alan Scott). It should be nice.

I likt ethis idea :)


It's a bit early to have another DC oriented contest since DC Nation is still running. Though Alternate Realities II would certainly work.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby RedRebelCustoms » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:02 pm

I wouldn't think it would be too early per say and hope to see another bat family contest in the future or maybe a DC Rogues gallery.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Patraw » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:20 am

Howzabout a contest where you can make whatever you want, but you have to use a particular material in your entry? I was thinking of things customizers use pretty often like foam sheeting, hot glue, or transparent plastic from a clamshell/blister card, but maybe somebody else has a better idea for a commonly-used object/substance. Let's say that your custom has to be 20% of whatever the chosen material is (I'm open to a higher/lower percentage) in bulk. So, if the material selected was foam sheeting, and you chose to make a Cable custom, 20% of your figure would have to be done with foam (belts, straps, pads, or whatever).

Modeling compounds are another possibility, but not everyone is good at sculpting, so I thought something a little easier to use might be better for customizers of different skill levels.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby CAb00se » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:57 pm

heavy metal music rules! and metal bands have some cool names and or mascots. why not a contest of characters based off a particular band? ex. slayer-some kind of medievil warrior figure or...pantera, maybe some kind of panther type creature or maybe base your character of a specific song from a band.ex. cyclotron from megadeth or the trooper from iron maiden. or maybe a band's mascot...like eddie from iron maiden. they would mostly be original ideas and a nice change of pace.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Pock63 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:51 pm

CAb00se wrote:heavy metal music rules! and metal bands have some cool names and or mascots. why not a contest of characters based off a particular band? ex. slayer-some kind of medievil warrior figure or...pantera, maybe some kind of panther type creature or maybe base your character of a specific song from a band.ex. cyclotron from megadeth or the trooper from iron maiden. or maybe a band's mascot...like eddie from iron maiden. they would mostly be original ideas and a nice change of pace.


If you opened this up to mascots in general I think it would attract more submissions. Like sports mascots, cereal mascots, band mascots, etc
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Patraw » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:47 am

I think a Heavy Metal themed contest in the broader sense (i.e., anything related to Heavy Metal, whether it be the musicians themselves, mascots, album covers, managers, groupies, etc.) could be fun. Alas, Heavy Metal isn't nearly as popular as it used to be in the 80s and 90s...

A general mascot contest, as ẈĀŦƧĦĪƧ₣Ā₵Ė indicated, is also a neat idea.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Patraw » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:23 am

Into the Deep Custom Contest
The theme of this challenge is aquatic characters. Namor the Sub-Mariner, Spongebob Squarepants, Ariel the Little Mermaid, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc. Whatever and whomever you choose to make MUST be aquatic in nature. It's okay if the character in question comes onto land occasionally, but they should spend the majority of their time underwater. For example, Aquaman would be fine, but Batman in scuba gear would not be a legal entry because Bruce Wayne's natural environment is not the sea.

Feline Fancy Custom Contest
The object of this challenge is to make a custom of a feline character. Any kind of kitty, from any media, is fair game. They can be actual cats (Garfield), machines (Voltron Lions), hybrids (Cheetara), or just someone that dresses up like one (Catwoman). In addition to making a custom of an existing design, you may also invent an original feline character if you wish. Characters that have a cat as a pet or a sidekick are also acceptable, provided that you make their furry buddy as part of your entry (Ka-zar & Sabu would be fine, Ka-zar by himself would not).

Bullseye Custom Contest
Similar to the Way of the Blade contest, this challenge focuses on a particular class of weapon: bow and arrows (crossbows and ballistae, or any other reasonable variant of the basic bow and arrow design, are also acceptable, including high-tech or pure energy versions). Unless you're making an original creation, the character you choose to customize has to be one that is known to use these weapons on a regular basis (they don't necessarily have to use a bow and arrows exclusively, but it should be something that they employ often--for example, you can't just stick a compound bow accessory in a Superman figure's hands and call it a day, because that's not how Superman rolls and everybody knows it). So, we're looking for stuff like Hawkeye, Huntress, Green Arrow, Cupid, Stormshadow, Robin Hood, Rambo, etc.
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Re: Future Contest Ideas

Postby Shinigami » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:05 pm

I second bullseye, great idea and a second step to start a weapons themed contest series.
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