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Title: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: David on January 23, 2012, 12:15:38 PM
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/mercurytributebanner.jpg)

In the memory of Mercury Art Studios, the following sites are working together to bring to the customizing community a joint customizing event:

http://www.echobasenews.com
http://www.imperialshipyards.net
http://www.yakface.com

There is an Evolutions theme, based on the game, "The Old Republic " - in order to participate, please adhere to the following rules:

Rule #1 - In order to be eligible, all entries must have some sort of "Evolutions" theme, with three new custom figures entered into the contest that were made solely for this event.  They must be posted in the dedicated thread in the forums at either http://www.echobasenews.com, http://www.imperialshipyards.com, or http://www.yakfaceforums.com and be posted in the dedicated thread before the deadline, which is 11:59 PM Central Standard Time, Monday April 30, 2012.

Rule #2- You can make as many groups of figures as you want - but regardless of how many groups you create, they constitute as one entry.  However, if you post your group of figures at all three sites, then you will be entered in three times for the prize pool.  So it is in your benefit to post your entry into the dedicated thread at all three sites.  

Rule #3 - After the end of this event, ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will be selected by a panel of judges at the Star Wars fan sites sponsoring this event.  We will be as absolutely fair and unbiased as possible with this.  The winning prize will be announced at the end of the contest.  This item will be sent free of charge to winners within the United States .  If the winner is international, shipping fees will apply.

Rule #4 - There will be THREE RUNNERS UP, which will be completely RANDOM winners.  Each of these winners will get to select a prize from the "Random Winner" images below.  The first runner up will get first pick from the prize pool.  The second random winner will get to make the next selection, and the third winner will get what is left.  These figures will be packaged and mailed free of charge in the United States , however if any random winners are international, shipping fees will apply.

Rule #5 - Staff members at any of the sponsoring sites can participate, but are not eligible to win a prize at any time.

Rule #6 - Even though there will be a grand prize winner selected for the customizer who "wows" the judges the most, the three random winners will be selected regardless of talent level - no custom is too good for this, and no custom is too bad.

Rule #7 - Have fun with it and enjoy seeing everyone's work and ideas - and remember that this is in the honor of one of our own who is no longer with us - Mike Martinez will never be forgotten by the customizing community and we are a better group for knowing him.  This contest was already in the works with him running it prior to him being taken away from us and this is our little way of continuing his work.

Rule #8 - If anyone wants to donate their custom to be sold/auctioned to benefit Mike's family, please contact tamer@imperialshipyards.net

  
The prize pool is as follows:

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/mercprize1.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/mercprize2.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/mercprize3.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/mercprize4.jpg)
 

The winners we be announced on (or around) Monday, May 7.  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced at each site, and the Random Winners will be announced separately at each site.  Please feel free to ask any questions in this thread, and we look forward to seeing the custom figures submitted for this - but remember, you must create THREE NEW CUSTOMS and post them to be eligible, and if you post them at all three sites, you will be eligible as a random winner THREE TIMES!

For convenience sake, the dedicated threads at each site to this event are as follows:

http://echobase.d2i.net/index.php?topic=810.0
http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=7554.0
http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6754


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on January 23, 2012, 06:41:09 PM
Thanks for all your help in this David - this is going to be a great tribute to Mike.

I'm not eligible, but I couldn't hold back from taking part, so when we were working out this tribute, I started on my customs for this over Christmas.  I made a TOR style Sith Lord, Jedi, and Smuggler.

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012012tor4.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012012tor1.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012012tor2.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/012012tor3.jpg)

Smuggler Recipe
head - Evolutions Clone Trooper
hat - Clone Wars Cad Bane
hands - TVC Tusken Raider
rest - Legacy Trinto Duabo

Jedi Recipe
head - Comic Pack Janek Sunber
rest - McQuarrie Han Solo

Sith Lord Recipe
head - TAC Darth Revan
torso - TAC Darth Revan
arms - Captain America Hydra Soldier
hands - TVC ROTS Darth Sidious
tunic - ROTS Count Dooku
legs - ROTS Count Dooku
cape - TVC Darth Maul

Again, thanks for this - I know Mike would have been touched to know that we were able to pull this off.  Hope we see some good participation across the sites with this.

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on January 24, 2012, 05:52:57 AM
Great idea guys, I'm sure Mike would appreciate the tribute.  I look forward to seeing all the submissions - you certainly started it off with some excellent customs, Chewie.


Title: Bane customs 1
Post by: freedom410 on January 27, 2012, 01:38:45 AM
I have two entries, both from the Darth Bane novels (right on the edge of the TOR timeline). The first set of three consists of Lord Kaan, Darth Bane, and Githany from Path of Destruction.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6769803293_809079e2fe.jpg)
Path of Destruction

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6769803715_aa1f6c7e6f.jpg)
Lord Kaan

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6769803487_3ac9ab01cd.jpg)
Darth Bane

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6805089995_f720d01a1b.jpg)[/url]
Githany*

*I've repainted the body since I first posted her so her suit looks more like leather.


Title: Bane customs 2
Post by: freedom410 on January 27, 2012, 01:45:06 AM
I have two entries, both from the Darth Bane novels (right on the edge of the TOR timeline). The second set of three consists of Darth Zannah, Darth Bane, and Darth Cognus from Rule of Two and Dynasty of Evil.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6769802991_f801dbe968.jpg)
Rule of Two

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6769802911_ba1c4fafae.jpg)
Darth Zannah

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6769802495_367d21bc2f.jpg)
Darth Bane

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6769802703_12c001ef2f.jpg)
Darth Cognus

Note: I'd posted photos of an older version of Darth Zannah and the Hasbro Bane on another website. These ones are slightly modified, but I'm not sure if this entry fully counts. If in doubt, consider my first entry to be my real entry for the contest.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on January 30, 2012, 08:54:13 PM
You can count me in to come up with some new customs for this contest! :)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on February 02, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
Nice entries there freedom410 (darthcrassus?)!

Also great to see you're going to get in the mix too, botwt!

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: freedom410 on February 04, 2012, 04:28:01 PM
Nice entries there freedom410 (darthcrassus?)!

Also great to see you're going to get in the mix too, botwt!

 ;)

one and the same. I should probably be consistent across forums...


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on February 10, 2012, 06:35:59 AM
I have one custom finished and two in various states of completion...I don't want to clutter up the thread, so I'll wait till I have all three finished before I post them up here. :)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on February 21, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
Well, here are my three...Sith Pureblood Inquisitor, Aqualish Sith Warrior and a prototype T7 Astromech

(http://botwtswfigures.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/final.jpg)

More pictures on my blog at http://botwtswfigures.wordpress.com/ (http://botwtswfigures.wordpress.com/)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on February 22, 2012, 05:57:31 AM
Excellent work - truly unique characters.  That droids dome looks like it comes from the FX medical droid.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: David on February 22, 2012, 02:03:36 PM
Those look incredibly cool! :o


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on February 22, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
Thank you guys! :)

Yes, the droid's head is actually the '80 original FX-7 droid head with some modifications done to it.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Darth Optimus on February 26, 2012, 09:57:54 PM
THIS IS MY ENTRY!

The Thunderian Jedi Master Jha'gurr, the Kyuzo smuggler Kurg and his trust droid RA-22g "Deuce".  During a mission to the Outer Rim, the Thundercat Jedi saved the life of the smuggler known oly as Kurg from a group of bloodthirsty Space Pirates.  Kurg swore a life-debt to the Jedi and ever since he has been the Jedi Master's loyal pilot.  Kurg and his trusty droid Deuce pilot the "Brightest Moon" to deliver Jha'gurr on his missions for the Jedi Council.
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226029.jpg)

The Thunderian Jedi Master Jha'gurr is a blood member of the ruling Thundercat tribe, in addition to being a top-level operative for the Jedi Council .  A master swordsman, his inate feline physiology give him a swiftness and dexterity nearly unmatched within the Order.  His laser sword hilt is crafted from pure Thundrainium, a rare super-strong an lightweight metal found only on Thundera.  The end opposite the blade emitter is crafted into a mace, which he weilds with startling precision.
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226019.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226024.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226027.jpg)

The Kyuzo called Kurg was a "free-lance transporter"...which is another way of saying "smuggler".  He never ran weapons, slaves or spice, preferring to ship only what he considered "moral".  That doesn't mean he was soft though, being a master shot with both his ballistic-firing sniper rifle and the matched sidearms strapped to his thighs.  Like most of his species he refuses to speak Basic, and relies on his droid for those who need translating.
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226033.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226032.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226031.jpg)

The droid RA-22g is an early model security droid designed to be stationed at Republic bases throughout the galaxy.  The RA series are well equipped for battle, most often equipped with a dual-barrel heavy blaster on one side and a concussion grenade launcher on the other.  Deuce has also been retrofitted with a heavy-duty flamethrower, shock-net launcher and sheild generator.  While not technically an astromech, Deuce can hold up to four hyperspace coordinates in memory and is a decent cook.
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226039.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226034.jpg)
(http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af216/DarthOptimus/Sunday0226036.jpg)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on February 27, 2012, 07:18:20 PM
Love these guys Darth Optimus!! :)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on March 04, 2012, 11:24:08 AM
Good work - my favorite of yours is that little droid - he looks like trouble!  Also love the paint job you gave him.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on March 05, 2012, 07:18:50 PM
That little droid is great!  I hope to be able to create another trio for this.  I love this theme.

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: JTHOMPSON on March 08, 2012, 07:00:25 PM
Do entries have to be KOTR evolution sets, or can you enter any genre as long as its in the evolution theme?


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on March 11, 2012, 08:03:10 AM
This is what David said in the first post - "There is an Evolutions theme, based on the game, "The Old Republic"..." - I believe all of the entries I have seen here and on Yakface are inspired by TOR - but fan creations fit the guidelines as well - they dont have to be 'known' characters - everyone seems to be creating their own based on imagination.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: DanOfTheDead on March 13, 2012, 04:38:41 PM
Since I help run the Yakfinities roundup, these are just for inspiration and not official entries. I had to get in on this project however, and after a lot of thought I knew what I wanted to try to do.

My friend Martin has been working on a Star Wars film for 10 years, and ever since I saw a rough cut I've been wanting to do customs of the main characters. I acutally met Martin through a friend, and the story goes that they met at film school when Martin walked up, introduced himself and immediately asked "So do you like Star Wars?"

I didn't get to know Mike very well, but I was a big fan of MercuryArtsStudio's work, and we'd traded comments on each others figures and I was always honored when he complimented my work. I'd like to consider these figures a toast to all the friends Star Wars has made, for me and for everyone, online and out in "the real world." What Star Wars is has changed over the years and will continue to change, but it's always been more than just a movie or a hobby. And whatever else it may be, it's formed many long lasting friendships. I'm grateful for that, and all the people it's introduced into my life.

At any rate, here are some of the characters from Martin's film, Hunt for the Holocron (http://www.huntfortheholocron.com/). While I don't think it has a specific spot in the Star Wars timeline, it has always had a very Old Republic feel to it, and the designs lend themselves well to that era. You can click on each one to find the part recipes at my site!


Dregr Jarrat
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/dregrjarrat2.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-dregr-jarrat.html)

E'din Kyle
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/edinkyleb.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-edin-kyle.html)

Dagan Accour
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/daganaccour.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-dagan-accour.html)

Ariah Duen
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/ariahduen.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-ariah-duen.html)

Sahn Jinkuru
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/Sahn-Jinkuru2.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-sahn-jinkuru.html)

Bando Jinkuru
(http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa220/ashexmachina/Figures%20-%20Star%20wars/bandojinkuru2.jpg) (http://dan-of-the-dead.blogspot.com/2012/03/hunt-for-holocron-bando-jinkuru.html)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on March 13, 2012, 06:14:40 PM
You put some serious time into these - good job.  I think E'din Kyle is my favorite, I like the part combo.  Also love the colors you went with on all of them.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 18, 2012, 09:47:50 AM
How do I post via photobucket?


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on March 19, 2012, 07:20:29 PM
Dan -  Those are very, very nice customs for this.

Jedi Minstrel - For photobucket images, all you should need to do is copy/paste the URL for each image.  Then highlight the URL that you pasted, and click on the IMAGE button.  You'll need to do that each time.

mrhoppers - I spoke with Tamer, from ISY - looks like he's having trouble getting his account to activate here.  Can you look into that?  I can't seem to get in touch with David regarding it.

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: JTHOMPSON on March 21, 2012, 12:58:13 PM
Jedi Minstrel - For photobucket images, all you should need to do is copy/paste the URL for each image.  Then highlight the URL that you pasted, and click on the IMAGE button.  You'll need to do that each time.



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If I can do it, so can you.  I'm a special needs computer user. ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 24, 2012, 06:19:48 AM
Well here are my photos-

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_6ff29df5.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=6ff29df5.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_0ab0a11a.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=0ab0a11a.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_f81c5bb7.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=f81c5bb7.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_383713d2.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=383713d2.jpg)



Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 24, 2012, 06:23:37 AM
I actually did three sets of trios.  Just got real excited to do this contest.  These figures are based on and dedicated to my family.

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_287bebca.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=287bebca.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_0bd26ca7.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=0bd26ca7.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_876b37fb.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=876b37fb.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_35700988.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=35700988.jpg)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 24, 2012, 06:26:46 AM
Here is the back story for all of these figures-


   The Nisan family is an old Jedi family.  They were one of the last families of the Jedi Order before reforms disallowed Jedi families and extreme detachment became part of Jedi doctrine.  Sep Nisan was not a Jedi Guardian too long when Endy Kepo achieved Knighthood.  They were assigned to work together on several missions.  Eventually, the two fell in love, married and had a baby.  Their daughter, Marianna, was strong in the Force.  Sep and Endy both became Sentinels about the time Marianna was able to travel with them as their Padawan.

   A bit of a rogue, Sep Nisan was still considered a candidate for the Nisan Clan Council.  The Nisan Clan included both Force-sensitive and non-Force-sensitive members.  There was harmony in the clan regardless of the issues of the galaxy after the Treaty of Coruscant.  Sep often questioned actions of the Council as it, at times, conflicted with tenets of the Jedi Order.  He could only do what was expected of him on his missions for the Order.

   Order was always a part of Endy’s life.  Organization was second nature to her as she would conduct her life and role as a Jedi with precision and attention to detail.  Few had reason to question her.  Her reputation would precede her and many situations were easily resolved when many heard Endy Nisan was on her way.

   Mac, as was Marianna’s nickname, grew to become a powerful Jedi.  She was given many missions that earned her the respect of her parents, the Jedi Council, and even the Sith.  On her early travels, she befriended a Twi’lek smuggler by the name of Osta’zes.  Mac wondered if Osta was Force-sensitive as well.  Osta always was in the right place to help pull Mac out of many situations. 

   Decades after the attack on the Jedi Temple, the Sith still clashed with Jedi on various planets along the Republic/Imperial borders.  Many of these were led by Sith warlords.  Among them, Darth Shrotan was one of the most ruthless.  Darth Shrotan became a nemesis of the Nisan family.  He was responsible for attacks on the home planet of the Nisan clan, killing some notable Jedi.  Mac took to ridding the galaxy of Darth Shrotan but was warned by her parents to tread carefully because they felt her quest would take her to the Dark Side.


(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_284e9dad.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=284e9dad.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_af07322e.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=af07322e.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_9d65f19a.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=9d65f19a.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_185e2c75.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=185e2c75.jpg)

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_5edeae6e.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=5edeae6e.jpg)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Jedi Minstrel on March 24, 2012, 06:29:18 AM
I know that I'm supposed to have entered only one set for the contest but I couldn't help myself in creating those figures for an "Old Republic" contest.  The set that I will have as my official entry is this one-

(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/th_185e2c75.jpg) (http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u413/JediMinstrel/?action=view&current=185e2c75.jpg)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darth_sidious on March 25, 2012, 06:09:42 AM
Nice collection you've got there!  that female Jedi in the front is my favorite - those colors certainly make her look like a TOR Jedi. ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Tamer on March 25, 2012, 09:38:57 AM
Hey, looks like I am in! Sweet. These are some great looking additions and thank you for participating.

I can't wait to see additions we see in this last month of the contest.


Title: Tribute Contest Entry
Post by: Mungo Baobab on March 28, 2012, 02:40:05 PM
This is my entry...

First up is Darth Stygius the Dark Lord of Gloom.  Very little is know about Stygius' background and even fewer know what he looks like under his mask. Some believe he is hiding a hideous disfigurement, while other circulated rumors convey a very different story.  It was thought that people believed his appearance to pleasant to be a Sith and he was un-intimidating. Either way, Stygius is a powerful Sith Lord who celebrates the fall of his enemies and intends to do whatever it takes to bring an end to the Jedi Order.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2220-1.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2221.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2219.jpg)

Second is Gen'Ral or "Gen" for short.  Gen was a simple freighter captain / smuggler until the Sith returned. While away delivering a shipment his wife and daughters were killed in Sith fleet bombardment of the moon where they lived. With a past that included military training and weapons smuggling Gen is out to find whatever revenge he can on anyone loyal to the Sith and any part of it's empire. Gen is an expert with almost any weapon but his favorite is the knife he keeps in his belt. Many stories circulating the core say he has killed more people with his knife than with a blaster.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2236.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2234.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2235.jpg)

Rossh Darna is the last living heir to the Darna family from Alderan. After the Sith attacked Rossh spent days recovering from his injuries in an underground safe house. He waited for as long as he could after the attack began, but was the only one who made it to the shelter.  Months after the attack he sank a huge portion of his families wealth into the fastest and most heavily armed ship he could find and roamed the core trying to find a way to strike back at the Sith for the loss of his family. Then Rossh met Gen. After trading stories they decided that two blasters are better than one. Sith beware!

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2231.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2230.jpg)

All three together...

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2232.jpg)
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd456/chipcurrin/SAM_2233.jpg)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: David on March 31, 2012, 08:36:00 AM
Fantastic entries, everyone! Thanks for all the participation so far.

A few of my favorites from the last few posts? I'm really digging Mungo Baobab's Nikto smuggler, Jedi Minstrel's Twi'lek smuggler, and DanOfTheDead's E'din Kyle. Great stuff everyone! 8)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on April 11, 2012, 08:27:13 PM
Yeah, talk about some awesome stuff!  Hopefully we'll see a few more entries before it's all said and done.

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: Wookie-Balls on April 20, 2012, 02:39:09 PM
Hi guys

Here are my three figures for the competition. They are all based on actual toons that my wife and I play in the SWTOR game. My wife Vicky has been playing since beta and I have been on there from the launch! The evolution theme in my groups is represented by the 'level' the figures are supposed to show...

First up is the Gunslinger Nu'Anna-Shan. A female cyborg. Nu'Anna is my secondary toon and is shown here to represent a lower level character...

 (http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/0b9c354c.jpg)

Hudson is my wife's main character. He is a Trooper Commando class Healer. I've shown him here is armour meant to represent him as a mid level avatar.

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/f4f97c14.jpg)

An here is my third entry Jedi General T'aaylorr. He is a Jedi Guardian / Tank. This guy is my primary character and is currently about level 47 (out of 50) I've depicted him in a sort of end game armour...

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/32e22540.jpg)

Here are a few group shots of all three figures. I really enjoyed putting these guys together - a great reminder of hours spent in gaming and more importantly as part of a tribute to MAS.

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/5f922ec9.jpg)

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/e417796f.jpg)

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z279/red5_album/063825e9.jpg)

Thanks for looking,

 WB Out!!


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: David on April 21, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
Those are awesome looking figures!! I really like the look of the Trooper Commando character with the mix of ARC Trooper and Galactic Marine parts. Thanks for the great entries!


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: darthdaddy on April 30, 2012, 03:55:33 PM
We were pretty slow to get our entry in.  The biggest reason was that we had grand plans, but fell short on execution.  Even though we were given several months to complete this project, things just never quite came together in the way that we hoped.  We did get to create three fun action figures, just not the ones we thought we were going to create.  If the contest wasn't for Mercury Art Studios we probably would have skipped on entering, but we are putting the figures we created up for auction to help out his family.  


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eziAUnWpYxY/T58RwiomjzI/AAAAAAAAEgU/VG-5yvds5ts/s320/Untitled-Stitched-02.jpg)



CONTEST ENTRY

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1pL-rZbItPY/T58RsmR6b0I/AAAAAAAAEfk/QPMe9RsqSzM/s320/IMGP47852.jpg)






THE GOOD
 
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rKqr-t_dn_0/T58Rwzbj0JI/AAAAAAAAEgc/HmdCRvio3D0/s320/good2.jpg)
This Nautolan female was one heck of a pilot.  She was transporting a Jedi with an important mission when they were shot down over an unknown planet.  They are being hunted by the HK-47 assassin droid that shot down her vessel.







THE BAD

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ErEbrsbkX0g/T58Rxq_1oKI/AAAAAAAAEgk/MFudRc9ZrdQ/s320/the+bad.jpg)
HK-47 was a Hunter-Killer assassin droid and Jedi hunter.The HK-47 droid disguised himself in clothing to conceal his identity.


THE UGLY

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MLCvne6Idm0/T58RyHJS8lI/AAAAAAAAEgs/h95dcGchcm8/s320/the+ugly.JPG)

The Jedi's face was horribly disfigured and he wears a mask to hide his unsightly appearance.



(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CPuhpAMonqU/T58RrKqJkTI/AAAAAAAAEfM/Uqimc-XLSOM/s320/ENTRY+PIC.jpg)



 


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: David on May 18, 2012, 08:03:49 AM
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap99.jpg)

Last summer, the Star Wars fan community lost one of its most spirited customizers, Mike Martinez, known around the forums as Mercuryartstudios.

In his honor, three fan sites came together to realize a customizing contest that he had been working on, and the participation was amazing.  We would like to thank the customizing community for such a strong showing in this multi-site customizing tribute to our friend that we miss so much.  The theme was anything related to SWTOR, and entries could be fan fiction, etc. but did need to include three figures.  It was basically a "loose interpretation" of an Evolutions theme for SWTOR.

In no particular order, here's a roundup of all the amazing entries...

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap18.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap4.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap6.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap10.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap12.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap14.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap16.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap2.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap3.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap5.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap8.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap7.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap9.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com /Chewie/051512wrap11.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap13.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap15.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap17.jpg)

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/051512wrap19.jpg)

Once the deadline for the contest had passed, we had a difficult time choosing a grand prize winner, but our consensus was that the first place winner should be forum member Wookiee Balls - congratulations to him for his amazing custom entries, and for his prize - a Sideshow Commander Gree!

After that, three random winners were selected.  They are as follows:

1st Random Winner - Revanfan1

2nd Random Winner - Botwt

3rd Random Winner - JediMinstrel

In order to claim the prizes, Revanfan1 will first need to post in the forum which prize he has selected from the prize pool.  After he makes his selection, Botwt will post his selection, and then JediMinstrel will receive the remaining prize. You will each be contacted by a sponsor of the contest to make shipping arrangements.

NOTE - Since Hasbro's distribution woes continue, the Republic Tank is not available yet.  Whoever chooses that prize will be contacted by the contest sponsors to discuss arrangements.  We will certainly work with you if you prefer a substitute prize.

Thank you again everyone for your participation, and if the support is there, we may look to doing another joint contest in the future.

- Echobasenews.com
- Imperialshipyards.net
- Yakface.com


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on May 18, 2012, 10:59:01 AM
Amazing stuff, so many people took part in this across several sites.  What a fun event this was, I think Mike would have been blown away!

Congrats to all the winners!

 ;)


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on May 19, 2012, 07:39:03 AM
I think everyone that participated in this contest did an extremely awesome job and each of you inspire me to get better each time I try to tackle a custom. Congrats to all the participants and to the winners of this contest!!  :)
I am very honored to have been chosen as one of the winners...you guys truly humble me when you comment on my work, and now that I've been chosen as a winner I am nearly speechless. Thank you so very much for thinking my work was worthy of a winning selection! :)  


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: botwt on May 22, 2012, 07:45:24 PM
Very honored that I was a winner and want to congratulate everyone on a wonderful job! :)
I think I will go with the Republic Tank prize...if that is ok.


Title: Re: Mike Martinez Tribute Contest
Post by: CHEWIE on May 24, 2012, 06:25:58 PM
Agreed, everyone did a fantastic job.  The participation was great!

 ;)