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« on: January 23, 2012, 12:15:38 PM »



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:








 

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
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« Reply #1 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.









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.

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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.


Path of Destruction


Lord Kaan


Darth Bane

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*I've repainted the body since I first posted her so her suit looks more like leather.
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« Reply #4 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.


Rule of Two


Darth Zannah


Darth Bane


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.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 08:54:13 PM »

You can count me in to come up with some new customs for this contest! Smiley
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« Reply #6 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!

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« Reply #7 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!

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one and the same. I should probably be consistent across forums...
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« Reply #8 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. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 02:48:05 PM »

Well, here are my three...Sith Pureblood Inquisitor, Aqualish Sith Warrior and a prototype T7 Astromech



More pictures on my blog at http://botwtswfigures.wordpress.com/
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 02:03:36 PM »

Those look incredibly cool! Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »

Thank you guys! Smiley

Yes, the droid's head is actually the '80 original FX-7 droid head with some modifications done to it.
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« Reply #13 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.


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.




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.




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.


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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 07:18:20 PM »

Love these guys Darth Optimus!! Smiley
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