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CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride! – Prize for SprocketSauce

SprockeSauce's awwesome vehicle...

My take on its' driver...

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canuck Machiners out there!

CDC #434 – The Joker is here!

The stand alone Joker movie has opened to rave reviews. I have seen it. Spoiler Alert…it is great. I mean Oscar worthy great.

So in honour of the clown prince of crime, we are taking a trip to the circus this week. Your challenge is to create a unique and memorable villain based on characters –except for clowns - traditionally found inhabiting a traditional circus – except for clowns; ie: Ringmaster, side show freaks, strongman, etc. Did I mention no clowns?

The winner this week will receive my version of their design rendered in glorious MH3.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, October 20th.

No clowns!

CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride! – Results

Well I have to say I am surprised. I thought this contest would have people clambering to enter. Just goes to show that I don't know much...but I know what I like and I like all the entries this week; from Kellkin's post apocalyptic semi to HerrD's TacV. All brilliant! But two entries rang all the post apocalyptic bells for me.

First is runner up GW's Spiker

Great use of items and the colour choices are dead on.

And this week's winner...

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CDC #433 – WatchMen is coming – Prize for AMS

AMS' original...

My version...

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Poll Position: DC’s Greatest Villain

So, considering last time out we looked at DC's greatest heroes, let's be utterly predictable and this week look at DC's greatest villains. And as with last time, it is utterly predictable who is going to win: it's Joker, with Darkseid and Lex Luthor rounding out the top 3. However, after that trio, I really don't know who will make the top 10 this time. I've got some good predictions, they're our starting 10, but I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more names added. I mean, you can make a seperate top 10 just out of Batman villains and still leave out some amazing candidates so there'd better be some good names added when considering we've also got The Flash, Superman and Green Lantern's top tier rogues galleries and that's before we get to Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, The Legion Of Superheroes and Justice League amongst the many, many others.

Anyway, as usual, you can add your own answers once per day and vote for as many entries as you want, again once per day, poll closes a week on Friday (Oct 18th).

Picard Trailer!!

So a trailer dropped yesterday that I have to talk about. I'm talking of course, about Picard.

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CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride!

Your challenge this week is to create an original post apocalyptic vehicle that would feel right at home battling on the Fury Road.

You can build it from scratch if you wish or you may choose an item from “Companions: Vehicles” and deck it out Mad Max style

The winner this week will receive my design for the driver of the winning vehicle.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter as often as you like!

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, October 13th.

CDC #433 – WatchMen is coming – Results

Not a bad turnout this week, and lots of imagination on display.

In second place we have a tie between Kellkin's Lonewolf ...

...and AtomicPunk's Bigtop. Great job AP! I particularly like the catch phrase.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #432 – Intergalactic Congress – Prize for ForgivenMonster

FM's Intergalactic Delegate...

My take inspired by this design...

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