Bullseye! - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Without a doubt one of the oldest and most important inventions of mankind is the bow and arrow. For thousands of years it ruled the battle field and even after being made obsolete by the gun it has still retained a place of honor within our culture. The goal of this contest is to create a custom of an archer. At first glance there doesn't seem to be a lot of archers out there to pick from, but I assure you there are many more characters to pick from beyond Hawkeye and the Green Arrow family. Such as Shaft, Sailor Mars, Pit, Golden Archer, Yondu, Legolas, Celestial Archer, Cupid, Moonstar, Katniss, Trickshot, White Feather Arwyn...I could go on, but you get the point.
Also characters don't need to be an archer exclusively to qualify for this contest. So people like Rambo, Storm Shadow, Aragorn, Robin Hood, Zaran, Oddjob, Taskmaster, Link, Turok and Lara Croft are all fair game.
-Though it's debatable whether or not crossbows belong in the same category as bows, for the purpose of this contest they do. So feel free to bring on the Huntresses, Scarlets, Buffys and Daryl Dixons.
-Bowcasters however will not be allowed for this contest. They are simply too far removed from the original concept and they are much closer to a gun than a bow. Sorry Star Wars fans no wookies this time, you'll have to settle for Ewoks.
-No dioramas will be allowed for this contest.
-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 are the rules of the contest?
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.