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CDC #380 – To Boldly Go! – Prize for Superfly30

SF30;'s winning spaceship...

My version of her Captain...Captain Simon Fujihara...

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CDC #380 – To Boldly Go! – Results

Great job this week folks! Some really imaginative entries.

Honourable mention goes to Xinmodic for this Armada Starship.

Runnerup this week is RobM for the Raptor

The Raptor was a strong contender for the win, but that honour goes to...

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CDC #381 – History Revisited!

A few years ago I did a series of designs updating historical figures as modern superheroes and villains. Above is my design for GK – the modern incarnation of Genghis Khan. He spends his days hanging at Venice Beach, and his nights battling evil with his trusty bo staff.

Your challenge…in case you haven’t guessed…is to take a person from history and re=imagine them as a modern hero or villain

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my take on the same character.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 9:00 am Eastern on Sunday, September 23rd.

CDC #379 – Hero Yourself! Prize for Anarchangel

Anarchangel's original...

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CDC #379 – Hero Yourself! Results

Great job this week folks!

Honourable mention this week goes out to Sam Heness.

Very effective use of colour and shadow. Good job!

Runner Up status thus week goes to Kellkin.

Nice use of the flame effect, and the body looks absolutely molten.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #380 – To Boldly Go!

Your challenge this week is to design an original spaceship. It can be anything from a small personal travel device to a massive warship. It is up to you.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my design of the winning ship’s pilot/captain

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 9:00 am Eastern on Sunday, September 16th.

CDC #378 – Check Mate! – Prizes for HerrD and Soldering Gunslinger

HerrD's original  Whittler...

My take...

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CDC #378 – Check Mate! – Results

So there were only two entrants this week, which is beyond disappointing. On the plus side, however, THEY BOTH ROCKED! So the co-winners this week are...

Herr D's white pawn whittler...

and Soldering Gunslinger's Vampire Spawn pawn

Both will receive a version of their character rendered in HM3 by yours truly. Your prizes will be posted to the blog later this week

CDC #379 – Hero Yourself!

Your challenge this week is to visit the link below to the Superhero Name Generator, and to create a hero version of yourself based on the name and list of powers it generates.

http://www.zimbio.com/generator/YgpmozHXpvQ/What's+Your+Superhero+Name+Power

Please include a screen cap of your results with your entry.

The winner this week will receive a HeroMachine rendering of my version of their winning design.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

You may enter up to three times.

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 9:00 am Eastern on Sunday, September 9th.

CDC #377 – PUBLIC DOMAIN – Prize for Ubiquitous Pixel

UP's original...

My take...

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