Way of the Blade - Custom Action Figure Contest!
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Broadswords, katanas and lightsabers. Oh my! For this contest we focus on the wielders of a most elegant weapon from a more civilized age, the sword. To enter simply make a custom of a character that uses a sword as one of their primary weapons. Any type of sword is a valid option. Even lightsabers, chainswords or Covenant Plasma swords are fair game.
-If a character doesn't normally use weapons, they still qualify as long as they use a sword when they do use them. So characters like Nightcrawler, Wang Chi or Yoda are fair game.
-Knife wielders do not qualify for this contest, only swords. Since there isn't a concrete difference between a long knife and a short sword we will use the 2/1 rule. Anything with a blade more than twice the length of it's handle qualifies as a sword for the purpose of 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.