Patraw Master of Miniatures - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Patraw, known for his work with miniature figures made from scratch, had Realmers hooked from the moment he posted his "Vacillator" figure. In addition to sharing his creative and inspiring works, Patraw contributed to Figure Realm by heading the Figure Realm Custom Contests. Recently, Patraw stepped down from his position, and we could think of no better way to honor him than to give him his own custom contest!
This contest honors Patraw, and although he primarily creates miniature figures from scratch, we have relaxed those restrictions somewhat, while still remaining true to his style.
You may create:
-A miniature figure (2 inches or smaller) either from scratch or using existing pieces,
-A made-from-scratch figure of any scale (joints may be from a pre-existing figure if you choose to articulate it), or
-A figure of any scale or material that is a character Patraw has created a custom of here
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.