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The "That '70s Custom" Custom Contest!

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« on: February 22, 2011, 04:51:11 am »

The "That '70s Custom" Custom figure Contest!

Welcome Groovy Dudes to AFBFORUM's 2nd ever Custom figure Comp.

This is going to be happening in a far out and groovy way, so dust off your paints and brushes and get your creative juices flowing.

Now as the title suggests, we want to see the best (and hopefully worst) in what the comic community had to offer up in terms of characters/costumes from the 1970's.

The Rules

"Oh, I see it's the man harshing on my mellow".

Not at all, brother man! Here are some simple guidelines to keep everybody on the same page.

  1. Customs can be from ANY character/character's costume that debuted in the 1970's in the comic book universe. For Example any character that debuted between Jan 1st 1970 and Dec 31st 1979 or any character that underwent a significant costume change between Jan 1st 1970 and Dec 31st 1979.
  2. Figures ideally would be in a six inch format - think D.C. Universe or Marvel Legends scale. However, characters that co-exist with human counterparts (e.g. Howard the Duck or any robot, sidekick etc) are also eligible. Ideally we would LOVE to see a wide variety of comic book characters represented, so do your homework and surprise us with your ingenuity.
  3. Characters can be selected from any Comic book publication. We really are adopting a "Serve all, Love all attitude".
  4. Any amount of sculpting or "Frankensteining" is allowed and encouraged.

Due Date

Three photos are to be supplied: front, side and rear. A W.I.P. (work in progress) photograph would be cool as well.

Completed Photos with any write-ups or reference pics are to be pm'd to Andy here through AFB No larger than 800x600 please. The due date is April 30th. All pictures will be posted on May 7th in a locked thread for you all to admire. A separate Thread will be started for comments.

We encourage all Members to have a go! This is a challenge for fun and there will be a vote by all members on the best figure, but no prizes are offered - just the prestige of having the most popular figure as voted by your fellow Members.

References and helpful links

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Comics_characters_introduced_in_the_1970s
http://marvel.wikia.com/Main_Page
http://www.comicvine.com/

Please help spread the word through any sites you visit! Good luck and peace be with you.

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 05:46:28 am »

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 06:04:43 am »

HUGE thanks to everyone who has contributed to the planning of this, especially NiteOwl for composing the rules, dozy for doing the banner, and for FMS, Stars and our absent friend and member Rod Keith for the use of the pics of their customs - PLUS all the other admins and mods who contributed to the planning discussion.

Please use the link and banner to promote this wherever you are able.

Looking forward to a great comp!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 06:29:45 am »

This is now up at the AFB Blog - here's another link to share to promote this!

http://www.actionfigureblues.com/2011/02/that-custom-new-afb-custom-contest.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 07:09:07 am »

oh hells i wouldn't be able to customise anything, but I look forward to seeing the results!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 07:54:44 am »

Ok Vampirella been wearing the same dental floss outfit since 1968 and she wore it into the 1970s So I can not get away with that hey?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 09:09:36 am »

Groovy, man! I am so there!
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 09:52:56 am »

Got me a few ideas already.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 10:02:24 am »

Yeah, are we limited to a specific number of entries? There are so many train wrecks from the 70s, it's hard to choose!
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 01:51:51 pm »

Hi guys, thanks for the interest. At this stage it will be one entry per customiser, if it's successful there could always be a part 2............
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 02:44:33 pm »

Far out man! I am so totally doing this!

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BTW - For anyone out there who is sitting on the fence deciding on whether to enter, or for newbies, etc, please keep in mind that the rest of us are here to help. If you have any questions about painting or need an idea for the right accessory, head, or cape....then just ask. If you don't wanna give anything away about your entry, just PM me.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 02:57:56 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 03:00:26 pm »

It's a trap!

Why yes, bright orange is a perfectly acceptable replacement for medium brown.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2011, 09:36:37 pm »

I got a heap of 1:18 1970s American Classic cars here my I use that in props?Huh? I got some cool Rides that may anyone cry!
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