Tales of the West II - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Grab your six shooters and put on your best 10 gallon hat, it's time to saddle up and ride! The goal of this contest is to create a custom of a 'Western' character. This can be an existing character or person, making your own character or you can go the 'Elseworlds' route and give a normal character the Western treatment.
-Everyone from Yosemite Sam to Doc Holiday is fair game, the whole of the West is open for this contest. Westerns are more than just cowboys and Indians, also keep in mind there are law men, barmaids, poker players, preachers, undertakers, bounty hunters, gunslingers, bartenders, miners and railroad conductors. Listed below are some resources to get your juices flowing.
Film & TV
-Genre crossovers are allowed as long as a Western theme is clearly evident. Bravestar, Westworld or Firefly would be good examples of Western crossovers.
-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.