Gallery Grabs: DJuby

So, as last week we had one consummate Canadian as featuree, why not have another one this week. And as we had a theme of shading last week, lets go with costuming for this week, because, if you haven’t twigged yet, we’re talking about djuby this week, so the word costume is going to appear a lot (and I mean a lot). So buckle up, you’re in for a ride.

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Character Design Contest ♯118- Non-Standard

Ok, gonna try something a bit different for this weeks contest. So, the idea is you can create any kind of character you want, in any genre you feel like. But the catch is you cannot use any items from Body- Malestandard or Body- Femalestandard slots. Any other body items are fine, so mech, monster, zombie, material, military and alternate bodies are all open for use, but you can’t use the standard bodies. If you want to make it even more interesting, try not using items from any categories with the word “standard” in them, but that’s not a rule for this contest,  the bit about the standard bodies is. Have fun with all your poses guys, because that’s gonna be some fun masking.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: 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. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to 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.

Character Design Contest ♯117 (Inspired By Music) Poll

Songs that inspired these pieces (listen to whilst viewing art please)

Cliff- Satyr Song

Hawk007- Heart Of Courage

Hexadecimal- Saw theme

Malfar-Злодей и шапка

Thundersong- The Moon Represents My Heart

Mod Note: Ok, so before anyone says anything in the comments, I chose these entries for the poll on how well I felt the represented the song they had chosen and only on that criteria. You might disagree, but that’s just how things go sometimes. So please, listen to the songs before you vote, because something being on the poll that didn’t make sense before may do after listening to the songs.

Character Design Contest ♯116 (Easter Eggs) Winner

Well that was an eggs-tremely good contest, full of eggs-ellent entries (and eggs-cruciating puns) and the poll was particularly hard boiled, I mean fought. But I can’t say the result was un-eggs-pected, considering our winner had the lead from pretty much the first day. In fact, one might even say that he found this poll… over easy (ba dum bum tish). So, coming out sunny side up this week is Nug for his Dragon Egg. Congratulations Nug and well done to everyone else who entered. As your prize I shall now stop making terrible egg puns (even though it is great fun).

116 Nug- dragon egg

Because oil drums are too mainstream.


Kaldath’s Corner: Scandal



Greetings once again fellow machiners, as you know Kaldath’s Corner is here for me to share things with you that I have recently found and liked. This week is another music addition. I would like to share with you this time the Japanese Rock band “Scandal”.  Now Scandal is not a new band as I have seen 8+ albums for sale on itunes, however they are a new TO ME band!

I just learn of this band about 3 days ago and I must say that I think they are absolutely fantastic! I just love their sound. Now they have not yet taken Babymetals place as my favorite band though they are running a very close second at this time. A nice dream concert for me would be a Scandal / BabyMetal show here in the New Jersey / New York area!!

After the Jump Below I will link you to a few of their videos for your listening.Viewing enjoyment. The first two are my two current favorite songs of theirs and the third I am sharing because it fits in well with the theme of this site.


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Character Of The Week: Jeimuzu- Mech Suit: Breaker R3D

You know, I must be the only person on the forums who thinks “Oh good, Candruth and Jeimuzu haven’t posted anything this week, that means I can do something different for COTW”. Or I would think that, if I actually ever got a chance to. So, Jeimuzu has posted another of his series of mech masterpieces and, of course, it’s a masterpiece. The design, the item usage the colours, the shading, the background, everything. I mean look at the feet. The face. The clouds (which weirdly might be my favourite bit). So sorry to everyone who wanted to see someone different featured at some point, blame Jei.

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Gallery: You should all know this by now

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Open Critique Day #22

*Note: I’ve been really busy recently, so I will not be able to give critiques. OCD isn’t going down, though, but you guys just won’t see much of me in the comments. I’ll probably be appearing more after April 24th.*

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. 

Also, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Geek Quiz ♯20: Heromachine

*folds arms impassively*

Good luck. I’m expecting everyone to get at least 75% on this quiz (I’ve down graded my expectations from last week now that I’ve actually made the quiz). As you can obviously see, this weeks quiz is on the very site you are currently on, both the application (and not only HM3) and the blog.

Oh and as this is the 20th quiz, we’ve got 20 questions, with 25 points available. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments. Oh, and you aren’t allowed to look for any of the answers on the blog or in any of the applications, because that is cheating. Everyone here uses this site enough to know this stuff… I hope. (I’d be interested to see how well Jeff would score here….)

1. How many base bodies are there in Heromachine Classic? (1)

2. In HM2.5, which of these hairstyles is not in the Hair-Standard set? [L2R: A/B/C/D] (1)


HM2 Hair


3. How many items are there in the Heads- Winners section on HM3? (1)

Bonus- Whose head is first on the second page? (1)

4. What item sections would you find these items in HM3? (1 point each= 4 points)


5. Who’s art is this? (1)

6. Who won the first ever Character Design Contest? (1)

7. Out of the blog authors below, who never ran the Pop Quiz regularly? (1)

a) Jeff Hebert           b) Kaldath

c) djuby                       d) JR19759

8. Who did comic reviews on the blog in 2012? (1)

9. Who’s art is this? (1)

10. Who was the first person to do a Power User Profile? (1)

11. Which of these DC mainstays has never featured in the Bad Super Costumes blog? (1)

a) Wonder Woman         b) Batman

c) Superman                      d) Flash

12. How many guitars are available in Heromachine Rock Star edition? (1)

13. How many Caption Contests have there been, including both the ones run by Jeff and the ones run by Kaldath? (I’ll be nice and allow you to get a point if you get to the nearest 10) (1)

14. Who’s art is this? (1)

15. Who won the Friday Night Fights 3? (1)

16. Before his win of CDC 104 in January this year, AMS had not won a CDC in 50 weeks (basically a year), true or false? (1)

17. Who was the first person featured on Character Of The Week? (1)

Bonus: Who has featured in it the most? (1)

18. What was the name of djuby’s costume focused blog series? (1)

19. Which of these items wasn’t drawn by dblade? (1)


20. Who’s art is this? (1)


Answers below the jump

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #63

After a little forgetfulness last week, it is once again time for our Bi-weekly Caption contest! This week I want your best Dialogue for the following image:

Superman 1

The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday April 21st. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!