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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 #376 – Forged In Fire – Results

Runner up this week goes out to rossoftheyear for this angel sword...

and this week's win goes out to,,,drum roll please...

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CDC #373 – Team Building – Part 13 – Prize for Brons

Love a rainy day of Machining. The original by Brons...

My take...

Congrats again!

CDC #373 – Team Building – 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

Your challenge this week is to design and name the 7th and final member of the hero squad. The only guidance I will give you is that she is recognized as the most powerful group member, and has ties to ancient mythology. The rest is up to your creativity and imagination. As a reminder the other squad members are Ages, Bluejay, Magus, Stormwing, Veloz and Uriah. Be sure to check out the costume colours of the past winners before deciding on the colours for your entry.

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, July 29th.

CDC #372 – Team Building – Part 12 – Results

Runner up this week goes to Brons for Roux - garou. Nice job sir!

And the win goes out to...

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CDC #371 – Team Building – Part 11 – Prize for Blunt Object

Blunt Object's original Uriah the Heap

My version...

Hope you like it! Congrats again.!

R.I.P Steve Ditko

It has come to our attention that the legendary comic book artist Steve Ditko has passed away at age 90. Ditko is most famous for being the very first artist for Spider-Man, creating the iconic look that we all associate with everyone's favourite web-slinger, as well as a large portion of his most famous rogues during his 38 issue run at the beginning of the Spider-Man series. He had a hand in creating Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Mysterio, Kraven, Sandman, The Lizard, Electro,Vulture, Chameleon, as well as J. Jonah Jameson, Aunt May, Gwen Stacy and Harry Osborn. And let us also not forget that he was the lead artist on the debut of another of Marvel's iconic pantheon, being Doctor Strange, and deserves special credit for his works on other legendary characters both in Marvel and DC. His resume includeds runs on Blue Beetle, The Question, The Creeper and Hawk and Dove for DC, whilst later runs with Marvel yeilded work on Namor, Machine Man, Iron Man, The Power Rangers (oddly enough) and The Hulk, as well as co-creating Squirrel Girl. A noted recluse, Ditko is not believed to have ever married nor to have any children.

Rest In Piece Mr. Ditko, your legacy will last for years to come.

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian Machiners out there...and those who wish they were! 🙂

Happy Pride!

Happy Pride from Toronto! Wishing all the LGBTQ2 Machiners the very best!