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Title: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 07, 2012, 11:52:44 pm
Esteemed fellow customizers - below is a message from our friend NiteOwl, announcing our brand new custom challenge!

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(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/7055691675_6f0da43a29_o.jpg)

Here at AFB, we have a history of welcoming members who have somewhat questionable origins and can best be described as "other worldly"

Keeping that in mind, we would like to announce "The Thing from Another World" as our new Custom Comp!

The rules are quite simple-

We are implementing a "No Earth policy". We will accept any custom in any shape or size that fits that basic parameter.

So, as long as the character was not born/created or hatched on any of the "Earths” (be it Earth2, Earth Z etc), it's in. It can be any character from comics , film, novels or television.

Details:

1. Customs can be from ANY character that was not born, created or hatched on any Earth from any comic or other medium.

2. Figures can be any size or shape format to deal with the wide net cast for characters. Ideally once again we would LOVE to see a wide variety of characters represented, so do your homework and surprise us with your ingenuity.

3. Characters can be selected from any pop culture material as long as the "No-Earth" policy is followed. We really are adopting a "Serve all, Love all attitude".

4. Any amount of sculpting or "Frankensteining" is allowed and encouraged.

5. Original customs only please, we will only be accepting customs that have not been shown previously on any other site before.

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 July 17 2012. All pictures will be posted 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.

Please spread the word! We would like to get 10 or more entries.

Thanks,

NiteOwl


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Thoughts, plots and plans go below! Let's get busy!!

Andy

(nifty logo by dozymuppet!)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 08, 2012, 02:26:38 am
Booyah! Bring it on!  [rock]

.....and originals only please. If you've entered it in another comp it's a no-no.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 08, 2012, 06:59:56 am
Awesome and official looking ..... I have been scouting far and wide for a valid entry and have narrowed it down to three.

I will have a look amongst the fodder tomorrow to see who will make the cut!!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 08, 2012, 07:17:18 am
Booyah! Bring it on!  [rock]

.....and originals only please. If you've entered it in another comp it's a no-no.

Not just entered in another Comp but if it's an already completed and shown piece then it's not valid either.

Huge thanks to Dozy for the awesome Banner too.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 08, 2012, 07:20:42 am
Added rule no. 5 regarding original customs.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Polarboy on April 08, 2012, 07:59:24 pm
Can it be a character you made up like a member of the teal lantern corps?

Also I guess a made up Captain Britain carps member would be out because they are from alternate earth's?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: dozymuppet on April 09, 2012, 01:47:03 am
I would think the answer to both is yes.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 09, 2012, 02:45:57 am
I would think the answer to both is yes.

Agreed.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Polarboy on April 09, 2012, 07:01:23 am
I'm having a run of Captain Britain related bad luck lately  [dunno]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 09, 2012, 07:50:46 am
I've chosen my character and will be shopping for supplies tomorrow.  [thumbs up]

I am aiming to get the easy bits done early as there are elements that will be fiddly and require some trial and error later on.  [think]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 09, 2012, 04:49:40 pm
I'm having a run of Captain Britain related bad luck lately  [dunno]

I'm picturing exactly what that means? You didn't turn up to work on casual Friday dressed as Mr Braddock did you?

I've chosen my character and will be shopping for supplies tomorrow.  [thumbs up]
I am aiming to get the easy bits done early as there are elements that will be fiddly and require some trial and error later on.  [think]

Good on ya!  [thumbs up]

I've picked my character as well. I need to get started asap too as there's a bit of sculpting to be done. Thankfully no entire head to be done this time......just hair  [think]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on April 09, 2012, 06:33:16 pm
I'm still trying to choose the character! Don't want to go with any of the obvious routes, like one of the Legion of Super-Heroes or Green Lantern Corps; then again, I don't want to go too obscure either (like Sptui, the Sputum from Space)!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 09, 2012, 08:23:45 pm
I'm still trying to choose the character! Don't want to go with any of the obvious routes, like one of the Legion of Super-Heroes or Green Lantern Corps; then again, I don't want to go too obscure either (like Sptui, the Sputum from Space)!

I'd vote for that!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Polarboy on April 09, 2012, 09:18:58 pm
I'm having a run of Captain Britain related bad luck lately  [dunno]

I'm picturing exactly what that means? You didn't turn up to work on casual Friday dressed as Mr Braddock did you?


Well for a while I just assumed that I was in fact the Captain Britain of earth prime. Let's just say it didn't end well.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 09, 2012, 10:19:24 pm
I'm having a run of Captain Britain related bad luck lately  [dunno]

I'm picturing exactly what that means? You didn't turn up to work on casual Friday dressed as Mr Braddock did you?


Well for a while I just assumed that I was in fact the Captain Britain of earth prime. Let's just say it didn't end well.

 :D


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 10, 2012, 06:11:05 am
Sptui, the Sputum from Space

My votes for him if that helps at all?  [naughty]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 15, 2012, 06:42:16 pm
So how are people going? Have we got confirmations from everyone? Who's in?!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: JackKnight on April 15, 2012, 07:55:59 pm
I'm definitely in. Will be buying my base this weekend. :)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 15, 2012, 09:09:04 pm
Yea verily, I am indeed in. I have my base, paint and tools, and plan to commence surgery this weekend. (eek!)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 15, 2012, 10:53:56 pm
Excellent!

I did some sculpting yesterday. Every time I use Green Stuff I learn something new about it. Markers work really well on it which is helpful for scribbling guide lines, etc.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 16, 2012, 01:14:50 am
I think I'll give it a try ;), I'm still torn between two characters.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 16, 2012, 06:25:44 am
Yep,i'm gonna have a crack too.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on April 16, 2012, 07:25:49 am
I'm definitely in. I think I've chosen my character.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 17, 2012, 06:00:05 am
Yay TT,a challenge wouldn't be the same without you. [rock]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 17, 2012, 05:36:41 pm
We need to rally more troops. Methinks we've got less than half a dozen atm  :(


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 17, 2012, 10:34:14 pm
Jack
TT
FB
FMS
Niteowl
Andy

by my count.

We need to get some of the guys who love showing off their stuff here to join in!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 18, 2012, 12:07:31 am
Yes, it would be awesome to get some more guys,

*cough* bigraj,13customs,fp_spirit, Stars, Freak Studio,Dr.Terrific, Sanjuro04 *cough* O0 O0


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 18, 2012, 07:02:27 am
Definitely would love to see everyone in the List above join in the fun.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 18, 2012, 04:53:03 pm
Definitely would love to see everyone in the List above join in the fun.

Did you guys get my blanket email?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on April 18, 2012, 05:31:15 pm

Did you guys get my blanket email?

I did, but it was too many sheets.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 18, 2012, 08:19:24 pm
Definitely would love to see everyone in the List above join in the fun.

Did you guys get my blanket email?

I didn't.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 19, 2012, 07:05:22 am
Definitely would love to see everyone in the List above join in the fun.

Did you guys get my blanket email?

I didn't.

Me either,sorry.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on April 19, 2012, 10:36:49 am
I didn't either (assuming I was on the recipient list); it was my sorry attempt at humor.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 19, 2012, 05:22:05 pm
Hmmph! I thought it went just fine. Will try again tonight.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 22, 2012, 11:06:45 pm
I sculpted a beard last night.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 23, 2012, 12:21:51 am
I sculpted a beard last night.

Yeah, but how is your custom going?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on April 23, 2012, 04:50:21 am
I sculpted a beard last night.

Yeah, but how is your custom going?

 [rimshot]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 23, 2012, 06:35:49 am
Wokka wokka!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v189/youngun39/miscellaneous/Fozzy.png)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on April 25, 2012, 06:45:45 am
Count me in. Got a few LSH customs half done and sitting on my desk anyway. Will probably use one. Don't have time to come up with anything new. Look foward to seeing some of the creative stuff you guys come up with. You folks always amaze me.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 25, 2012, 06:52:14 am
The feeling is mutual!

Thanks for coming aboard!!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on April 25, 2012, 06:55:27 am
That's wonderful fp! As long as it's something that hasn't appeared elsewhere it doesn't matter what it is - Legionnaires are perfect!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 30, 2012, 09:24:36 pm
Finished my sculpting on the weekend.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on April 30, 2012, 11:52:39 pm
I'm about 15% finished.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on May 01, 2012, 05:45:12 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Llxf0Z81zHA/ScT_alte1zI/AAAAAAAAFMI/nJKf2kA9Taw/s1600/hurm.jpg)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on May 01, 2012, 05:52:28 am
I'm about 15% finished.

Finished my sculpting on the weekend.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Faithfulbutler/Smilies/4_14_61.gif)

I've thought about mine a little bit.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on May 07, 2012, 05:04:16 pm
So, how is everyone going?

This comp has got me out of hibernation, I forgot how much I like to sculpt and paint.

I'm probably about halfway there, I have finished the sculpting and started to paint.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 07, 2012, 05:17:42 pm
My sculpting is done. Just need to sand it a bit and then add some final costume details.

Then the painting starts


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: JackKnight on May 07, 2012, 06:12:36 pm
Got my base in the mail. Just need to figure out how to go about the changes it needs.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on May 07, 2012, 06:36:13 pm
I've had to go back to the drawing board on my base but now that I have a new option I'm going to make quick progress.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on May 07, 2012, 06:46:12 pm
Awesome!

The thread has been a bit quiet lately and it's good to know that everyone is chugging along!!!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Polarboy on May 21, 2012, 11:58:10 pm
Ok I have completely changed my idea that i probably wont get around to finishing  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on May 22, 2012, 06:50:21 am
chug chug chug chug chug


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on May 22, 2012, 04:29:05 pm
Things have slowed for me too. Should get everything pre-painting done this weekend.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on May 30, 2012, 05:43:22 am
I gotta get a wriggle on,i haven't done anything related to my Hobby for weeks and that includes this Custom.Still plenty of time though.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Polarboy on May 30, 2012, 05:56:04 am
I gotta get a wriggle on,i haven't done anything related to my Hobby for weeks and that includes this Custom.Still plenty of time though.
I thought your "Hobby" was self pleasure!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on May 30, 2012, 06:10:52 am
I gotta get a wriggle on,i haven't done anything related to my Hobby for weeks and that includes this Custom.Still plenty of time though.
I thought your "Hobby" was self pleasure!

Just one of many. [naughty]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: AQ71 on June 04, 2012, 11:08:33 am
Little late to the party, but I am in.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 04, 2012, 04:41:23 pm
Little late to the party, but I am in.

Good on ya AQ!

I'm still building.....hope this weekend is painting.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: JackKnight on June 04, 2012, 06:36:58 pm
When's this due again?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on June 04, 2012, 11:46:10 pm
I need at least two more weekends. I'm drowning in end of semester marking and reports at the moment.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 05, 2012, 12:58:34 am
It was due yesterday, I was the only one finished...so I won!







Seriously though let's make it the 17th of July...is that cool with everyone?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 05, 2012, 02:58:55 am
Seriously though let's make it the 17th of June...is that cool with everyone?

Huh? I thought it was due later, like 17th July?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on June 05, 2012, 03:06:25 am
Yeah, that's what I typed.

 [runaway]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on June 05, 2012, 04:58:37 am
Oh cool, I thought it was June. 17 July is easy.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on June 05, 2012, 05:32:23 am
Indeed. The date is so far away I've been working on other projects....but it will be here before we know it....


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on June 06, 2012, 06:05:29 am
Cool!Gives me a chance to get started,which is lucky cause i changed my mind what character i'm gonna do.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 06, 2012, 06:13:29 am
Cool!Gives me a chance to get started,which is lucky cause i changed my mind what character i'm gonna do.

What were you gonna do?  ;D


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on June 06, 2012, 06:20:57 am
Not telling,cause i'm still gonna do it one day. :P



Turned out i couldn't actually find out where my character was born despite both Parents being Aliens that lived on Earth for a time and then eventually returned home.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on June 06, 2012, 06:36:28 am
Pretty sure Lady Gaga was born on Earth....


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on June 06, 2012, 06:47:03 am
Pretty sure Lady Gaga was born on Earth....


I ain't doing that in any form for anyone!  [thumbs down]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: JackKnight on June 11, 2012, 07:15:31 pm
Pretty sure Lady Gaga was born on Earth....


I ain't doing that in any form for anyone!  [thumbs down]

Not even for say... a thousand dollars?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on June 11, 2012, 07:21:17 pm
Pretty sure Lady Gaga was born on Earth....


I ain't doing that in any form for anyone!  [thumbs down]

Not even for say... a thousand dollars?

Hell, I'll make her for a thousand!

Can't say I'd put much effort in to it, but......


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on June 11, 2012, 07:32:36 pm
Not much effort required. Glue some ta-tas on a KISS Peter Criss figure.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on June 11, 2012, 10:15:57 pm
Not much effort required. Glue some ta-tas on a KISS Peter Criss figure.

 :D

So how's everyone going?

I've completed the lower half and it's undercoated. I have one last thing to add to the costume and then it's ready for undercoating.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on June 29, 2012, 05:16:50 am
I've pulled out the Base several times and stared at it and the reference Pics. :-\


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on June 29, 2012, 05:25:54 am
Should make progress in the next week - holidays yay!!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on June 29, 2012, 08:21:59 am
Actually have mine done!!!! Can't believe it. I've been lucky lately to get to one custom a month!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on June 30, 2012, 04:26:14 am
Good for you FP!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 02, 2012, 04:53:55 pm
Good stuff Spirit!

I'm underway with painting. Done the skin tones and now doing the costume.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: AQ71 on July 11, 2012, 06:35:22 pm
Almost done with mine.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on July 11, 2012, 07:33:49 pm
Me too; nearly finished.

I took a different tack with this one. As most of you know, I don't keep the customs I make; I either make them on commission, or on "spec" and sell them on eBay. For the last two custom competitions I chose obscure characters like Atlas Comics' Tarantula and Goom, The Creature From Planet X. Made for interesting entries, but not so marketable on eBay. Well, this time, tempted though I was to do someone like Martler the Martian Dictator or the Infant Terrible, I went with someone I should be able to sell on eBay easily.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 11, 2012, 10:46:03 pm
Me too, I will be finished!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 12, 2012, 06:06:44 am
I should be good too.  [think]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 12, 2012, 06:58:48 am
How much time i get on the weekend will determine if i'm gonna make it or not. :(


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 12, 2012, 08:30:36 pm
So the due date is 23:59:59 on Tuesday 17th July?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on July 12, 2012, 08:40:17 pm
I'm a scratching I'm afraid. Unexpected work stuff over my holidays + podcast editing taking more of my geek time these days means it's been a no go.

I look forward to the entries!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 15, 2012, 06:21:41 pm
So the due date is 23:59:59 on Tuesday 17th July?

Yes.
One more sleep, I sent my pics to Scotty2Hotty yesterday.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: JackKnight on July 15, 2012, 06:58:20 pm
Will have an entry. But not what I originally intended to do. Kept ending up working on other things.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on July 15, 2012, 08:02:04 pm
So the due date is 23:59:59 on Tuesday 17th July?

Yes.

Is that Eastern Daylight Time or Aussie Foster's Time?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 15, 2012, 08:43:26 pm
So the due date is 23:59:59 on Tuesday 17th July?

Yes.

Is that Eastern Daylight Time or Aussie Foster's Time?

That's whatever time where you are. So you've probably got about 15 hours more than us Aussies. [rock]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 16, 2012, 05:01:20 am
Foster's Time?

Fosters?  [sick]


I'm struggling big time,i've essentially got tonight to finish.Not looking good unfortunately.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 16, 2012, 04:55:09 pm
So, how many are we gonna get?

NiteOwl
Jack
TT
AQ
Spirit
FMS

Others?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: AQ71 on July 16, 2012, 09:31:56 pm
Will be finished by tomorrow night.  Feel good about progress, have an outside shot at finishing a second one as well.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on July 17, 2012, 06:18:05 am
Pics mailed to Scotty!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 17, 2012, 06:52:44 am
So, how many are we gonna get?

NiteOwl
Jack
TT
AQ
Spirit
FMS

Others?

I've officially failed.Tried the most complicated sculpting that i believe i have ever tackled and the results just aren't up to par to what i would dare show anyone.
Have stripped it back to try again but there's no hope of having it finished in time for the challenge. :(


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on July 17, 2012, 07:10:24 am
So, how many are we gonna get?

NiteOwl
Jack
TT
AQ
Spirit
FMS

Others?

I've officially failed.Tried the most complicated sculpting that i believe i have ever tackled and the results just aren't up to par to what i would dare show anyone.
Have stripped it back to try again but there's no hope of having it finished in time for the challenge. :(

That's alright FB. Dope that I am, I cut my thumb open with an exacto knife on Sunday. Three stitches, swollen and black and blue. Got a few customs sitting around that just need painting, but I won't be scuplting or frankensteining anything for the next few weeks. So at least you are not a complete idiot like me!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 17, 2012, 07:19:31 am
I feel your pain FP.I've cut my right Thumb open to the Bone twice[tip to Knuckle] in the past with an Exacto and of course ended up with Stitches too.Never realise how much you need those little buggers until you can't use them.Hope it heals quickly mate.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on July 17, 2012, 07:24:32 am
Dude! You just made me cringe! Aaaaah!!! To the bone? Twice?? Now I don't feel sooo bad. Thanks man!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 17, 2012, 06:30:17 pm
I've officially failed.Tried the most complicated sculpting that i believe i have ever tackled and the results just aren't up to par to what i would dare show anyone.
Have stripped it back to try again but there's no hope of having it finished in time for the challenge. :(

Bummer  :( That's a shame mate.

Maybe the parameters for the next one will also fit your character and you can pick up where you left off?

That's alright FB. Dope that I am, I cut my thumb open with an exacto knife on Sunday. Three stitches, swollen and black and blue. Got a few customs sitting around that just need painting, but I won't be scuplting or frankensteining anything for the next few weeks. So at least you are not a complete idiot like me!

Jeez mate! I hope you're getting lots of sympathy from the family? Tell them you need "feel better food" too  ;)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on July 17, 2012, 06:34:10 pm
I've officially failed.Tried the most complicated sculpting that i believe i have ever tackled and the results just aren't up to par to what i would dare show anyone.
Have stripped it back to try again but there's no hope of having it finished in time for the challenge. :(

Bummer  :( That's a shame mate.

Maybe the parameters for the next one will also fit your character and you can pick up where you left off?

That's alright FB. Dope that I am, I cut my thumb open with an exacto knife on Sunday. Three stitches, swollen and black and blue. Got a few customs sitting around that just need painting, but I won't be scuplting or frankensteining anything for the next few weeks. So at least you are not a complete idiot like me!

Yeah, I wish. My family doesn't "do" sympathy very well...

Jeez mate! I hope you're getting lots of sympathy from the family? Tell them you need "feel better food" too  ;)


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on July 17, 2012, 06:43:50 pm
That's alright FB. Dope that I am, I cut my thumb open with an exacto knife on Sunday. Three stitches, swollen and black and blue. Got a few customs sitting around that just need painting, but I won't be scuplting or frankensteining anything for the next few weeks. So at least you are not a complete idiot like me!


Ouch and Yikes! I've cut myself customizing lots of times, but never so badly I needed stitches. So sorry to hear that, man. Well, tell your insurance carrier that you need round-the-clock attention from a buxom Swedish nurse.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fp_spirit on July 17, 2012, 07:23:06 pm
That's alright FB. Dope that I am, I cut my thumb open with an exacto knife on Sunday. Three stitches, swollen and black and blue. Got a few customs sitting around that just need painting, but I won't be scuplting or frankensteining anything for the next few weeks. So at least you are not a complete idiot like me!


Ouch and Yikes! I've cut myself customizing lots of times, but never so badly I needed stitches. So sorry to hear that, man. Well, tell your insurance carrier that you need round-the-clock attention from a buxom Swedish nurse.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on July 17, 2012, 07:33:26 pm
You know, many artists would say art is in their blood; but we action figure customizers can often truly say blood is in our art.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 17, 2012, 09:23:19 pm
You know, many artists would say art is in their blood; but we action figure customizers can often truly say blood is in our art.

Hah! Good point.

Not me though. I'm way too slow for anything like that to happen. Explains why I deliver one custom every three months.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: AQ71 on July 17, 2012, 10:06:14 pm
Pics to Scotty.  On time no less.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: TotalToyz on July 18, 2012, 05:17:23 am
I beamed mine up to Scotty, also.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on July 18, 2012, 05:29:32 am
Yea verily, I have received:

FMS
NiteOwl
Jack
AQ71
TotalToyz
fp_spirit

Is that all that is coming?


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 18, 2012, 06:03:01 am
I believe so.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 18, 2012, 06:04:33 am
...and we didn't need to grant extensions.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 18, 2012, 06:13:32 am
Maybe the parameters for the next one will also fit your character and you can pick up where you left off?

It was a character i had on my to do list anyways so either way he will be completed.


Good luck to everyone,look forward to ogling them all!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 22, 2012, 05:45:54 am
So, did I win?  [beer]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on July 22, 2012, 05:49:48 am
Sorry, I've been snowed under. Ben is going to post them when I get around to sending them to him. Soon!

Also, Hyperion has offered to collect and collate the votes.  [thumbs up]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 22, 2012, 06:14:41 am
No hassles buddy!

Does Hyperion want funds in AUS or US $  [naughty]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: fishmilkshake on July 22, 2012, 10:11:53 pm
Does Hyperion want funds in AUS or US $  [naughty]

Manhunters and/or Parademons

I'm skipping food this week and putting that money into my Paypal account for ebay then!


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 31, 2012, 05:02:41 am
 [yess] WOOHOO!Can't wait.


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on July 31, 2012, 05:50:40 am
You'll have to wait until the current podcast is edited. I can only juggle so many geek balls in the air at once.

Oh, that sounds bad......  :D


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: NiteOwl on July 31, 2012, 05:56:29 am
You'll have to wait until the current podcast is edited. I can only juggle so many geek balls in the air at once.

Oh, that sounds bad......  :D

Depends if you're lying down or standing up. [naughty]


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: Scotty on July 31, 2012, 05:59:52 am
You'll have to wait until the current podcast is edited. I can only juggle so many geek balls in the air at once.

Oh, that sounds bad......  :D

Depends if you're lying down or standing up. [naughty]

The mind boggles.....


Title: Re: The Thing From Another World - The New AFB Custom Challenge starts here!
Post by: FB on July 31, 2012, 06:04:37 am
You'll have to wait until the current podcast is edited. I can only juggle so many geek balls in the air at once.

Oh, that sounds bad......  :D

Depends if you're lying down or standing up. [naughty]

 [mwaha] Oh that's points!