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Character Design Challenge #– ???

• 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 (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

Here is what is changing:
• Challenges will start weekly on Sunday at 1pm Eastern
• Challenges will close on Saturday of the same week at 6pm
• After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
• You must assign first, second and third place
• If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.
• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3
• You cannot vote for your own entry
• Voting must be completed by 11am Sunday.
• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge .Simply email me your challenge topic to dwjuby@cogeco.ca by 12:30 pm on Sunday.
• Perhaps most importantly, this means that I can enter CDCs again 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 (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like http://www.heromachine.com/forum, Image Shack, 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 make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

Here is what is changing:
• Challenges will start weekly on Sunday at 1pm Eastern
• Challenges will close on Saturday of the same week at 6pm
• After the challenge closes members will vote for a top 3.
• You must assign first, second and third place
• If you vote an entry as First it will receive ten points; a second place finish gets 7 points; third place gets three points.
• The winner each week will receive my version of their entry rendered using HeroMachine 3
• You cannot vote for your own entry
• Voting must be completed by 11am Sunday.
• The winner each week will choose the topic of the next challenge, and cannot enter the challenge .Simply email me your challenge topic to dwjuby@cogeco.ca by 12:30 pm on Sunday.
• Perhaps most importantly, this means that I can enter CDCs again

Character Design Challenge #522 – Public Domain Re-Dos – Lash Lightning

Above is a picture of my version of Lash Lightning that I machined many years ago.
Now it is your turn to check out Lash by following the link below to their profile page,

Lash Lightning (Character) - Comic Vine (gamespot.com)

And then reimagine them any way you would like.
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
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 on Sunday, May 15th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #520 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 9


The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of BIPOC 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. This week we tackle the villain’s mysterious female - Gynecia
Origin – Human / Galadrian – a planet of shape shifters
Real Name – Gynecia
Age – 5 in Galadrian years
Powers: Morphing
Backstory: Unknown
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
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 on Sunday, April 24th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenge #519 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 8 – Results

Finally feeling good enough to start these up again. The Facebook group has been running contests in my absence, which I hope continue ... so I can enter.
The winner of this round is ..
AMS

I love everything about this, but I am obsessed with the 'atomic mace'. Brilliant!
Thanks to all who entered

DJuby update

Hey machiners DJuby here. Just wanted to give you a a quick update on me and the CDCs

On March 12th I had a massive heart attack, had a stint put in my heart, and subesquently suffered heart failure (twice) 3 days later. They implanted a befibralator.

Everythings seems to operating the way it should now, and I am at home and resting. Hope to restart the CDCs shortly

No CDC The Week of February 13

Due to being really busy at work over the next few weeks, there will be no CDC this week. That hsould allow me to get caught up with the prizes and make the switch to the vililain group. See you on the 20th/

Character Design Challenge #517 – Team Building – Volume 6 – Part 6 – Results

Only three entiries this week - BUT WHAT ENTRIES THEY ARE! Each one of them is worthy of the win, but since I have to choose a winner, my choice is Ian Heaky. This really took my breath away when I saw it. Well done you!

Thanks to all who entered.

CDC Prize for AMS

Character Design Challenge #512 – Team Building – Volume 5 – Part 1


The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of BIPOC 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. This week we tackle the Hero Team Leader - Supreme
Ethnicity – African American
Real Name – Deshawn Thomas
Age - 48
Powers: Flight, super strength, sonic waves emitted from hands
Backstory: ?
The winning entrant will receive my HM3 version of their winning character
The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way.
Rules for posts, contests, and challenges:
Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters.No characters based on Official RPG NPC's ( Non-Player Characters ). Please keep all submissions PG13. 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;
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 on Sunday, January 9th at 10:00 am Eastern

Character Design Challenges Suspended

I have decided to suspend the CDCs temporarily. They will return on January 2, 2022