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rche
Jun 14, '10, 12:05 PM
Can anyone post a rundown of the custom kitbash contest?

There are some great pics floating around. It would be nice to put some names with the creations.

Looks like CAW gave some of their CAteam out as prizes for the contest?
good times

EMCE Hammer
Jun 14, '10, 12:56 PM
I can't do it from memory, but when Tom has pics available I can post who did what. Competition was tough this year

palitoy
Jun 14, '10, 1:11 PM
Here are some photos and some of my knowledge, help me fill in the blanks people.

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6782.jpg

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6783.jpg
I saw Derek making the Spirit.
http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6784.jpg
Amy did the Black Dynamite and Pam Grier (which ruled) Charlie did Pimpin' Lizard.

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6785.jpg

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6786.jpg

Here is Dave holding Chris's winning "Cyborg Pirate"

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6820.jpg

EMCE Hammer
Jun 14, '10, 1:22 PM
We're missing a couple from this set of shots. Jim's Scarecrow is gone, as is a custom made by one of the daughters in attendance. I believe the guy with the Storm head was done by noelani jr. We need an 'awesome pose' category for next year thanks to Del. Also not pictured is Art's Jonah Hex. It also placed along with Charlie and Ron's Lizard.

samurainoir
Jun 14, '10, 1:25 PM
"Uncle Jason" - non-board member did the Demon. Spamm did Elijah Snow from Planetary. Brue's daughter made Frozone's Wife.

I think kid's of board members did the Frankenstein Indy and Challengers of the Unknown, but I don't want to mix them up.


Huge props to Cast-A-Way for not only starting this tradition, but setting up a customizing table with supplies for folks to gather around and chat while they were making their customs. I found it a great opportunity to socialize with a small group and get to know the other's huddled around the table.

I think the kids really had a good time making their customs as well. As a suggestion, how about a separate category and prizes for 12 and under next year?

palitoy
Jun 14, '10, 1:32 PM
We're missing a couple from this set of shots. Jim's Scarecrow is gone, as is a custom made by one of the daughters in attendance. I believe the guy with the Storm head was done by noelani jr. We need an 'awesome pose' category for next year thanks to Del. Also not pictured is Art's Jonah Hex. It also placed along with Charlie and Ron's Lizard.

I knew I was missing some, by the time the contest was beginning, there was a small crowd around the items and I couldn't get in there. Here is Art's terrific Jonah.

http://www.megomuseum.com/meet/2010/images/100_6818.jpg

megojim
Jun 14, '10, 1:32 PM
Huge props to Cast-A-Way for not only starting this tradition, but setting up a customizing table with supplies for folks to gather around and chat while they were making their customs. I found it a great opportunity to socialize with a small group and get to know the other folks huddled around the table.

I think the kids really had a good time making their customs as well. As a suggestion, how about a separate category and prizes for 12 and under next year?

No doubt, thanks to Dave, jason and brian.
I'm pretty sure there will be a kids category next year as well as better defined judging criteria and or categories for us big kids.

here's my Scarecrow:
http://www.knockknocktoys.com/mmscarecrow3.jpg

EMCE Hammer
Jun 14, '10, 1:34 PM
No doubt, thanks to Dave, jason and brian.
I'm pretty sure there will be a kids category next year as well as better defined judging criteria and or categories for us big kids.

Definitely.

rche
Jun 14, '10, 1:36 PM
is there a list of winners and prizes?

the Demon Etrigan was made onsite with parts purchased from vendors?

EMCE Hammer
Jun 14, '10, 2:15 PM
1st Place and defending his title - ChrisDVM with pirate robot space dude
2nd Place - megogeek and stabilio - Pimp Lizard
3rd Place - Archibald Baltazar - Jonah Hex

Dave Lee can chime in with prizes. I *think* I remember, but I don't want to screw it up.

EMCE Hammer
Jun 14, '10, 2:15 PM
is there a list of winners and prizes?

the Demon Etrigan was made onsite with parts purchased from vendors?

Indeed - they all were.

noelani72
Jun 14, '10, 2:19 PM
I believe the guy with the Storm head was done by noelani jr. .

yeppers. He has joined the forums under the username, Legend of Link.
The fig can be seen here;
http://www.megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?t=43196

Certainly a good time!

Trappy Trek Freak
Jun 14, '10, 2:59 PM
My son Chase and I put in a custom Knight, he had a superjoe head and a Thor helmet with a batman DM cape, Sword, mace, and a battle Axe. I didn't see him in the pictures he was next to the all white dude.

Meule
Jun 14, '10, 4:59 PM
This is such a cool tradition, way to go Castaway for starting it

ScottA
Jun 14, '10, 5:23 PM
This has really turned into something. People were working all weekend on some of them. We may need to break into catagories next year.

trekman101
Jun 14, '10, 11:26 PM
I think kid's of board members did the Frankenstein Indy and Challengers of the Unknown, but I don't want to mix them up.

My son Dean made "Dr. Franken Jones"(the Frankenstein Indy) with a little help from his daddy :grin:...I will post better pics in the "finished customs" category

Flynne
Jun 15, '10, 11:23 AM
The Spirit was mine, and the Challenger of the Unknown was done by Doug's son (a kid who knows CotU - Aw yeah Batman: The Brave and the Bold!)

Trappy - I really dug your son's knight. Being the resident Medieval MegoHead it's nice to see someone else likes the Medieval stuff too :)

spamn
Jun 15, '10, 2:42 PM
I really enjoyed participating in this contest - it forced me to do my first head paint ever. Now I'm looking forward to doing more, where before I was convinced it would take me ages to get to the point where I wouldn't hate my own work.

I was also a part supplier for the winning Cyborg Space Pirate, and it was cool to see someone else adapt a General Grevious arm to Mego hands.

And also, huge thanks to David Lee at Castaway, who, once I figured out an ideal thing to buy for a piece of my custom I was only going to fake with white paper, gave me a sweetheart deal on it and really improved the final product.

Edit: Also Trappy Trek Freak, who hooked me up with a few dips of acetone!

samurainoir
Jun 15, '10, 3:26 PM
I really enjoyed participating in this contest - it forced me to do my first head paint ever. Now I'm looking forward to doing more, where before I was convinced it would take me ages to get to the point where I wouldn't hate my own work.


I think we both felt this way while we were making our figures. Elijah Snow turned out fantastic. Looking forward to seeing your Jakita Wagner at some point in the future!

There really is nothing like sitting around a table with a bunch of other mego customizers, with tables full of custom fodder in the other room, to really inspire you to give it a try.

I even went and made myself a Doctor Fate afterwards as well since it was so much fun to assemble once you find all the parts.

spamn
Jun 15, '10, 4:11 PM
I think we both felt this way while we were making our figures. Elijah Snow turned out fantastic.We did, and thanks!
Looking forward to seeing your Jakita Wagner at some point in the future! Maybe for next year's contest. I'll have to think hard on all the pieces I'd need to kitbash her to my satisfaction. Elijah was pretty much a no-brainer.
There really is nothing like sitting around a table with a bunch of other mego customizers, with tables full of custom fodder in the other room, to really inspire you to give it a try.Absolutely. Makes me want to set up a local custom workshop get together some weekend. Watching Derek work at his table cleaning outfits and sewing was an inspiration as well.
I even went and made myself a Doctor Fate afterwards as well since it was so much fun to assemble once you find all the parts.Post a pic! Did you paint the head? That's a paint job I'd take on. But I'm waiting to see if Mattel releases one before I invest in my own custom.

Bizarro Amy
Jun 15, '10, 4:35 PM
I even went and made myself a Doctor Fate afterwards as well since it was so much fun to assemble once you find all the parts.

Ed, I got a real kick out of seeing you make a break for that painting table, resin head and suit in hand!