Announcing the Battle Damage Custom Contest
It's battle damage time at Figure Realm this month, and it isn't going to be pretty! A simple black eye won't cut it--we want to see characters that are REALLY messed up: clothes/uniforms ripped to shreds, dents, bullet holes, scorch marks, lacerations, shattered glass, broken bones, missing body parts, exposed circuitry, knocked out teeth, you name it. Your custom figure(s) should look like it just barely survived the battle-to-end-all-battles (and maybe they still won't make it, if they don't get to a hospital or repair bay ASAP).
While it's certainly tempting to go with purely physical damage, don't be afraid to get creative with your entries--all kinds of crazy stuff can, and does, happen during fantasy fights between superhuman opponents (and it doesn't necessarily have to be violent and/or gory to be profoundly detrimental to the victim). Maybe your character got zapped with a time-altering spell that instantly turned them into a fragile old man or woman, or, conversely, an infant. Perhaps your custom's flesh has been transmuted into stone by the gaze or touch of a mythical creature, petrifying them on the spot. Basically, any bad/adverse condition that a person/thing could be afflicted with during a battle, and that you can find a way to depict visually, is fair game for this month's theme.
- The damage on your figure MUST have resulted from a fight of some sort with someone/something else, not from some other kind of event or a pre-existing condition.
- Don't forget to give us an entertaining blow-by-blow recounting of just how your character got trashed in your entry description. If the Rhino spent a productive day bouncing your battle damaged Spider-Man from one end of New York City to the other, tell us all about it!
- There are no size/scale restrictions on your custom and you can use whatever parts/materials/tools you like to beat your toy figure to within an inch of its' plastic life.