Winged Wonders - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Flap! Flap! Flap! For this challenge, all you have to do is make a custom figure of any character that has wings.
- Any winged individual, from any media, is fair game. It doesn't matter who they are, or where they come from, only that they possess wings. You can even create a completely original winged character if you like.
- The wings can be natural (feathers, skin, bone, etc.) or artificial (mechanical, energy constructs, etc.) in nature. Keep in mind that wings can come in many shapes/sizes and be made out of all sorts of things.
- Minor winged costume elements or symbols don't count. For example: the bird wings on Captain America's and Thor's headgear or the Evil Horde's bat symbol aren't enough to qualify them as winged characters.
- You may not place wings on a character that doesn't normally have them, unless that's something that actually happened, however briefly, as part of their history/fiction.
- In addition to figures, winged vehicles are also acceptable as entries (Wind Raider, Cobra Rattler, Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet, etc.) Similarly, transforming robots with winged alt modes are also legal subject matter (Jetfire, Starscream, Leader-1, etc.)
- If you choose to submit multiple custom figures/things as a single contest entry, they must ALL have wings. For example: Hawkman and Hawkgirl would be a legal pairing, Archangel and Cyclops would not.
- You may utilize whatever base bodies, parts, materials, and tools you like to bring your winged wonder to life. Which three entities will outwing all the others and capture the gold, silver, and bronze trophies?
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.