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CDC #455 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 12 – Prize for Tartan Panda

Tartan Panda's original...

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CDC #456 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 13

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.

The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

This week we move onto the hero that is the master of light and dark - Awe.

Real Name: Rick Mitchell

Age:34 – admits to 28

Planet of origin: Earth

Powers: Rick originally teamed up with his twin brother while in his early twenties. Together they formed the crime fighting duo Shock and Awe. Rick has the ability to absorb light from any natural or manmade source – everything from a table lamp to the sun itself – and harness it into blinding and destructive light displays that can level a building. He also has the ability to not only bend light, but to absorb and emit all sources of light, turning day into night and night into day. He has an intense ego – often referring to himself as “Fan Fave”. His fellow heroes tolerate him.

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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 6pm Eastern on Monday, March 30th.

CDC #455 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 12 – Results

Great job again this week guys. Some very creative takes on the character, in both the art and those who expanded on the backstory.

Honourable mention this week goes to Kellkin.

Great light effects, although the costume itself is a tad predictable. Just my opinion.

Runner up is Forgiven Monster

Great pose and use of items, and the non costume as costume I really appreciate.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #454 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 11 – Prize for Tartan Panda

Tartan Panda's Halo...

My version based on Tartan Panda's design...

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CDC #455 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 12

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.

The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

This week we move onto the electrifying villain - Shock.

Real Name: Ryan Mitchell

Age:34

Planet of origin: Earth

Powers: Ryan originally teamed up with his twin brother while in his early twenties. Together they formed the crime fighting duo Shock and Awe. Unlike his twin brother (who can control light and create blinding displays) Shock can control and draw power from any electrical source and turn them into devastating impulse blasts. It is unknown what caused the rift between the two – although rumours abound – but what is certain is that Shock’s dedication to Invidia is intense and dangerous to anyone who attempts her harm.

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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 6pm Eastern on Monday, March 23rd.

CDC #454 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 11 – Results

Honourable mentions this week go out to...

  ...AtomicPunk - great pose and facial expression - and...

...Worf - the body position  is really awesome - I just found the rainbow across the chest a bit confusing - just my opinion.

Runners up this week are...

 ...Kellkin - beautifully simple - love the hair -and...

...Thundersong - love the inclusion of the flag colours - an elegant creature.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #453 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 10 – Prize for NerdAndProud

NAP's version of Sunspot...

My version based on his design...

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CDC #453 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 10 – Results

Sorry for the late posting of last week's results, but he entries were all so good that I needed to sit and think a spell.

Honourable mention goes to Atomic Punk for the great back story that was submitted as part of the entry While brief I found it quite engaging, and the idea of a weakened Sunspot seeking out Invidia opens up so many story possibilities. Well done you!

Runner up this week goes to ForgivenMonster. Great pose (as usual) and a nice attempt at the molten quality of her skin.

And the win this week goes to ...

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CDC #454 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 11

The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers of one of the team members and you will use HM3 to create the character.

The winner each week will win a version of their character created on HM by yours truly.

This week we move onto the female known as Halo of the hero team.

Peal Name: Natalia Chong Tai

Age:24

Planet of origin: Mars – Natalia is a first generation martian, born mere minutes after her earthling parents touched down as part of long term scientific expedition.

Powers: Natalia’s grandmother gifted her a very precious item the day her parents left for Mars. As she kissed her daughter goodbye, she pressed the ancient Jamaican Moonstone pendant into her daughter’s hand and whispered gently “She will know”. The Moonstone not only powers  Natalia with flight but it also allows her to cast a halo of protection around herself or others

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 6pm Eastern on Monday, March 16th.

CDC #452 – Team Building – Volume 3 – Part 9 – Prize for Kellkin

Kellkin's original WarpV...

My version inspired by his design...

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