Announcing the Gears & Gadgets II Custom Contest
Technology is perhaps the most important measure of a society. It can create beings from lifeless hunks of metal and wires, allow us to travel the stars and give mankind the ability to hold it's own against beings of incredible power. Imagine Tony Stark without the Iron Man armor, Batman without his utility belt or Transformers without robotics...not a pretty picture. The goal of this contest is to create a custom based on technology. There are two ways you can go about this, gadgets or gears. Gadgets focuses on technologically enhanced weapons and gear, where as Gears focuses on robotics, cybernetics and machines. Please note that combination entries are perfectly acceptable.
-Gears: These entries must feature a piece of technology capable of it's own motion. Characters with cybernetic limbs are a good example of this; such as Winter Soldier, Misty Knight and Cyborg. Another area in this category are standard vehicles; such as the Batmobile, the Avengers Quinjet, and the Punisher Van. And of coarse full blown robots like Transformers, Sentinels and artificial intelligences like the Cylons or Ultron.
-Gadgets: Entries in the gadgets category must feature tech equipment, I hesitate to say high tech because low tech steam punk style gadgets are also acceptable. Think of things like wrist communicators, scanners, death rays, trick arrows, cloaking devices, plasma rifles, tracers, tasers, EMP's, grappling guns, re-breathers, night vision goggles, and the best gadget of them all, the Exo suit.
-Please note there is a fine line between weapons and gadgets. To qualify as a gadget ,for the purpose of this contest, a weapon must be technologically enhanced. For example: arrows are not gadgets, but trick arrows are. Armor is not a gadget, but Iron Man type armor is. A M16 is not a gadget, but a plasma rifle is. A grenade is not a gadget, but a cryo-grenade is.
-In keeping with the rules of the original Gears & Gadgets contest, no repaints will be allowed for this contest. Swap in some alternate parts, give them some new weapons, battle damage them, anything really. As long as entries are more than just a repaint. This rule is especially aimed at Transformers and Iron Man entries.
-Diorama displays are valid entries, but only for a gadgets type entry.
-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..