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CDC #438 – Hey ol’ Buddy…’ol pal!

So many years ago, for those of you who qualify as whippersnappers, we had weekly one day contests on the blog called Pop Quizzes. Basically a theme would be posted Saturday mornings and you had roughly 24 hours to come up with a piece that fit the theme. They were a lot of fun, and NO...they are not coming back

So I decided to  resurrect one of my favourite PQs from the past.

Your challenge this week is to take the following figure from Companions / Humanoids...

...and using your machining skills. turn it into a fully realized character. This was my entry for the Pop Quiz...

The winner this week will receive my version of their character rendered in glorious HM3. I probably will not use the companion as a base. This is not the hill I want to die on...lol

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, November 17th.

CDC #437 – Wild Card – Results

Awesome entries again this week folks.Ton of creativity all around!

Honourable mention this week goes to CantDraw for  Tempest.

Great to see your work gracing the CDC pages again. Welcome back!

Runners Up this week is a tie between AMS' Bombshell ...

and Christi S' Azazel and Azrael

Bombshell is classic AMS - great pose, great masking and outstanding colouring.

Christi S' entry once again shows what is possible with Heromachine. If Jeff is reading this i would like to nominate Christi;s piece for the all of Fame.

And finally...the win this week goes to...

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CDC #434 – The Joker is here – Results

Interesting week this week. Some great circus themed entries, just a little light on the villainy.

Honourable mention goes to HerrD for Rube.

The colour and composition is great - just a little hard to judge as a "character design challenge|" That being said do not change a thing. No one else does what you do, or brings such creativity to HM3.

Runner up is Human Pincushion by Kellkin.

A great rendering of a circus themed character, but again, kind of light on the villainy. Perhaps if his villain name was Voodoo and he could cause pain in others by piercing his own skin. Just an idea.

And the win this week goes to...

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canuck Machiners out there!

CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride! – Results

Well I have to say I am surprised. I thought this contest would have people clambering to enter. Just goes to show that I don't know much...but I know what I like and I like all the entries this week; from Kellkin's post apocalyptic semi to HerrD's TacV. All brilliant! But two entries rang all the post apocalyptic bells for me.

First is runner up GW's Spiker

Great use of items and the colour choices are dead on.

And this week's winner...

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CDC #434 – Pimp My Post Apocalyptic Ride!

Your challenge this week is to create an original post apocalyptic vehicle that would feel right at home battling on the Fury Road.

You can build it from scratch if you wish or you may choose an item from “Companions: Vehicles” and deck it out Mad Max style

The winner this week will receive my design for the driver of the winning vehicle.

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, October 13th.

CDC #431 – Forged In Fire – Results

Great turn out this week, and impressive work all round.

Honourable Mentions this week are Kellkin and NerdAndProud

  

Runner Up goes to Sam Heness. Quite the piece of fire power Sam! Great job!

And the win goes to...

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CDC #429 – Be A Good Sport!

Your challenge this week is to create an original hero or villain based on a sport

The winner this week will receive a Heromachine 3 version of their winning character designed by me. Not the greatest award, but better than a cleat to the cup!

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, September 8th.

CDC #428 – Batwoman is Coming! – Results

Great, great job again this week folks. Everyone is upping their game week after week and the results are awesome!

Honourable mention this week goes to Kellkin for Nightshade.

Runner Up status goes to Superfly30 for the amazing Scarlet Charlotte.

And the win this week goes to...

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CDC #427 – Team Building – Volume 2 – Part 15 – Results

Great work this week folks! Thank you so uch for ending this series with a bang rather than with a whimper.

Looks like I am going to be busy this week as we have three winners in four categories.

The winning name for the heroes is...

The Advocates by GW. while the winning hero logo goes to ...

Synatrix. Nice job.

And now to the villains...

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