Pop Quiz 7: Buckle Up

Get ready for your pop quiz, kids! Your one-day quick-fire challenge is to use this item from the Belt-Military set (first page, second row, third item) in a creative way:

Your submission must include this item. Although it's originally a belt buckle, I'll warn you that a dude wearing a belt with this as the buckle has zero chance of winning. Be creative! You might turn it into a weapon head, or a helmet of some sort, or a robot's main body, or a cool sports logo.

You only get one entry -- that's right, just one! So make it your best.

Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular contest, but instead of a whole week I'll announce the winner either tonight or first thing in the morning.

  • All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the UGO Forums, whatever);
  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. 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). If you see "preview" or "rotate" somewhere in the link you're probably doing it wrong.

The winner will receive their choice of either one item or one portrait to be included in the final HeroMachine 3 release, or one Sketch of the Day style drawing where you pick the subject and I draw it how I like.

Good luck!

37 Responses to Pop Quiz 7: Buckle Up

  1. sivad96 says:

    I know you said we shouldn’t use it as a belt buckle but this is pretty sweet. Once Wolverine and the rest of the X men put this belt on they all join bodies and create Ultimate X. But don’t worry ill make another one with it too.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    sivad96: But don’t worry ill make another one with it too.

    You only get one entry, sivad96.

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    FRM: here’s an x-ray surveillance beam

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! Nicely done.

  4. maniacmick says:

    Eye bot, classic black and white sci-fi horror movie inspired robot


  5. Warrior creator says:

    Ok I have one question. How do I copy and paste my image of the military-belt-buckle onto the UGO forums and do i just copy and paste the link into a comment?

  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    You use the “export” feature to get your image as a JPG or PNG. You make an account on the UGO Forums. Open Forum window, choose Browse, find the file you just saved, and hit ‘Open’.

    If you want to use the forums here on this server, see these instructions.

    Or you can out the image on ImageShack, PhotoBucket, wherever, it doesn’t matter.

    Then yes, post a link to the image here in the comments.

  7. Here is a James Cameron-style submersible, the Guppy.


  8. Warrior creator says:

    how do i get to the ugo forums? im new sorry

  9. Haxxx5 says:

    Demon of the fold.
    The belt buckle is used as a thin chain across the chest and as inserts in the eyes to keep them open

  10. FRM says:

    What happen if you touch this button??

    DONT PRESS THE–! oh, dear…

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    Jiminy Christmas, Punk, I can’t imagine how long that took …

  12. Johnny Gear says:

    It supposed to be a view of the earth from a departing spaceship. The two white lights are supposed to be Mercury and Venus. http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l512/JohnnyGear/JohnnyGear-LeavingEarth.png

  13. Warrior creator says:

    OK My computer memory is bugging out so it wont uplaod the foto onto the forums here so i can make a link to the forum! >:( I hope this will be going on tomorrow so i can upload it at my work but if not ill just skip this contest sadly but surely 🙁

  14. Kytana says:

    Title: No Exit
    Look at the window of the door and you see why you dont want go to the exit.

  15. Cape-Jacker says:

    I looked at the challenge, and thought, ‘Oh, yeah, this looks like fun! I can so do this!’ But then, I looked at the other entries, and just went: ‘I. Am. So. Screwed.’ Oh well, at least I get to enjoy looking at all ya’ll’s entries. Love, love, LOVE the x-ray one!

  16. TOOL says:

    Okay I am happy because I came up with something cool and I haven’t been able to think of much to make lately so without further adieu I give you…


  17. Jeff Bass says:

    Here’s one that took awhile. Enjoy!


    Sort of a medieval bandit.

  18. Keith_Kanin says:

    This is the Belt Bot. Every item came from the belt sets.

  19. Skybandit says:

    In the hive of the robot bees, plastic is recyvled into lubricating oil.


  20. Skybandit says:

    I meant “recycled,” of course. Damn stack overflows won’t let me edit!

  21. ams says:

    Here is mine. Not as creative as the others with the item.
    Here is SAM!


  22. Cliff says:

    I almost didn’t make this Pop Quiz.
    Today was a mutha at Dialysis so I laid down when I got home and slept all evening and didn’t get on the computer till 11PM.
    I have been working on poetry for a Pirate/Nautical poetry contest, then of course we have the current Character contest, so this came to mind.


  23. NHA247 says:

    This is my entry for this contest!

    I call this a the window into a man’s soul!



  24. Myro says:

    “Keep your shields up, boys! Never know when someone’s going to take a shot at you.”


  25. Jeff Hebert says:

    Warrior creator:
    how do i get to the ugo forums? im new sorry

    Make it easy on yourself and just use the Forums link at the top of this page, and put it on my server instead 🙂

  26. Jeremy Thurlow says:

    Sherlock Homes: I used the buckle as the magnifying glass and Watson’s glasses.