Category Archives: Challenges

Team Building Part 1 – Prize for Son4

Considering it is approaching 2 years since I machined anything, this was quite the challenge, Hope you enjoy it Son4!

The Original

My take

Caption Contest #117 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best caption to this picture:

And your top 5 are:

HerrD: Our hero tried desperately to kill the subtitles to little avail.

Rekulhs Nathe: I'm not compensating.

Drinkfluid: Rio Blast was always my favourite He-Man character

The Atomic Punk: The famous macarena massacre

Johnny B: I suppose the reveal of my weapon would’ve been more surprising were it not for the long trail of ammunition behind me.

But there can only be one winner, and this week that person is:

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CDC #362 – Team Building – Part 1 – Result

Wow guys! Amazing turnout! This was absolutely the toughest contest I have had to judge thus far Every single entry was well thought out and rendered.

this weeks honourable mention go to...

 Kellkin

 Brons - very powerful image - love the colours

 Livewyre  - great colour and shading

and finally...

Anarchangel's Eclipse features great details and a very unique pose

Runner up this week goes to ...

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CDC #363 – Team Building – Part 2

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.

Your challenge this week is to create the leader of the villain squad. He has a Phd in both \theoretical and astrophysics, and is a man driven almost completely by ego. Years of ridicule over his social awkwardness at the hands of his associates left him angry and vengeful, a state made lethal when mixed with his intelligence. While he has no actual superpowers, he has manufactured a suit that gives him the power of flight, and a helmet that harnesses the incredible power of his brain which allows him to alter the time line and create twisted hallucinations in the minds of others. He took the moniker Dr. ________. (fill in the blank) and killed his way into becoming the leader of a group of the universe’s most deadly criminals.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a 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, May 13th.

 

 

 

Caption Contest #117

Ok guys, time for another caption contest. This week, I want you to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this still from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (May 9th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13

Caption Contest #116 Results

Ok guys, last week I asked you all to come up with the best caption for this here image:

There were actually only 4 people enter this week, so I'm going to dispense with doing a top 5 (as it would basically just be one of everyone's entries plus a second for one person) and instead let's just move right on to the winner.

And that person is....

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CDC #362 – Team Building – Part 1

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.

Your challenge this week is to create the anchor hero of our team. He or she is of African / American heritage and has the power of flight and super strength. A vigilante at heart, they have, over time, come to rely on and admire the power of a team dynamic. You must also come up with an appropriate name for this character.

Due to travel plans I will be out of town from April 28th to May 6th, so to keep everything on schedule this challenge will run for two weeks.

Please follow the instructions below regarding the naming of entries.

Enter a 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, May 6th.

CDC #361 – Chinese Zodiac – Result

You guys really stepped up this week! Amazing work by everyone.

Honourable mentions this week go out to:

   Rekuhls Nath

  Kellkin

   Aidan Hershberger

  Melmo44 and

   Bryce Elmore

Runner Up this week goes to...

  Lady Amaranth

And the win this week goes out to...

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Caption Contest #116

Ok guys, time for another caption contest, where you have to come with the funniest caption for a random panel of my choosing. This week I want you to come up with the best caption you possibly can for this Gurren Lagann still:

Everyone can have a maximum of 3 entries, entries must be in by next Wednesday (Apr 25th) and All Entries Must Be PG-13

CDC #361 – Chinese Zodiac

Your challenge this week is to create an original hero or villain character inspired by one of the animal signs of the Chinese zodiac.

Enter a 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, April 22nd.