Category Archives: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz – Beetle Mania!

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On June 18th, 1942, musician Paul McCartney was born.

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to use this information to create a “Beetle” with “Wings”. See what I did there?

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 19th.

 

 

 

Pop Quiz Winner!

Four great entries this week.

Cliff_PopQuiz_TriplePlay_Rocket_zpsyjygfyli Cliff'came up with some very creative uses for the three items.

Drinkfluid-NoveltyClock_zpsq9cnwxpa Drinkfluid's clock made great use of the three items with just a few additional pieces.

HerrD-WhenDaveDroveTheHovercraftThruTheCafe_zpsib8fmhrq HerrD came up with a whimsical take on the old bull in a china shop - but in this case it was a hovercraft in a bake shop.

Worf-Warior WomanWorf's creative masking and item use was very inventive. .

Please join me in congratulating Worf as this week's winner. The masking of the drum was a real surprise. Great job.

I will post the link to your prize as a message on this page later this week.

See you Saturday!

 

 

 

Pop Quiz – Triple Play Replay!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, June 5th.

 

 

 

Pop Quiz – Triple Play – Winner

Four awesome entries this week by four very talented and creative Machiners.

Brons-Vamp Queen Love Bron's use of the mask as a breastplate!

HerrD-ChaliceOfTheWereserpentPriestess_zpslrx4o8xv HerrD's entry is, as always, very creative in it's use of items, and the overall approach to the challenge. He doesn't just think outside the box...he can't even find the box, and that is a very good thing.

jimmy_pod_500_nano_cellular_repair_vehicle_by_hermansmellville-da48kml  HermanSmellville's  repair vehicle is joyous in it's silliness, and just makes me smile.

Vampyrist-DemonPriest And Vampyrist was very creative in his use of items, and coloration. The helmet is outstanding, Great to see you back Pop Quizzing!

The winner this week is HermanSmellville. Please join me in congratulating the winner, and my thanks to all who entered. See you Saturday!

Your prize of a companion piece to your vehicle will be posted here later in the week. Now that my FNF entries are done I should have time, although Cliff is ahead of you for his win last week.

Pop Quiz – Triple Play!

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Your Pop Quiz challenge is wide open subject wise, but there is a catch; you MUST use the three items pictured above as part of your creation, they must be clearly visible as part of your creation, and they must NOT be used for their intended purpose. I guess that’s three catches

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

The winning entry will receive a design of a companion piece for your creation by yours truly. Not a remarkable prize, but better than a kick in the arse with a frozen boot.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 29th.

 

 

Pop Quiz – “Make a Spectacle(s) of Yourself!”

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On May 14th, 1956, Buddy Holly got a prescription for contact lenses. He couldn't get used to wearing them so he continued to use his trademark glasses. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a truly original, one of a kind, set of eyeglasses. You can display these glasses in any way you wish…but be warned…the only thing that will be taken into account in the judging will be the design of the glasses.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 15th .

Pop Quiz – “Choo Choo Me Home.”

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On May 7th, 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to design a train engine. The only stipulation is that you do not use any of the ready made  train images found on HeroMachine.

Other than that, let your imagination guide you. Maybe it’s an engine that would have driven Cleopatra and Mark Anthony through Ancient Alexandria, or a futuristic ultra high speed engine.

 You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, May 8th .

Pop Quiz – Nawlins!

r37581.1On February 27th, 1827 - New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create a superhero or villain based on Mardi Gras that is worthy of the celebration and the city.

 You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, February 28th.

Pop Quiz – One Ringy Dingy…

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On February 20th, 1880, the American Bell Company was incorporated. 

Your Pop Quiz challenge is to create a telephone that evokes a period in history, even if phones did not exist at the time.

 You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, February 21st.

Pop Quiz – One of A Kind!

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Your challenge this week is all about accuracy and repetition.

The task is to create a distinctive paper snowflake…with a couple of twists. Twist #1: the snowflake must feature images, that when used together, represent a common theme; could be a song, a movie, or a more abstract idea. Twist #2: you cannot, in any way, describe your creation when posting it. A huge part of the judging process will be how clearly your theme is realized.

You only get one entry so bring grab your intellectual scissors, be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • 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). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, December 13th.