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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2006, 11:02 AM »
what about maybe animals or rideable creatures?  like dewbacks, banthas, rancors, etc.?
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2006, 11:20 AM »
These are all good ideas.  On the vehicles yeah the latest ones I've done (the walker and the hover tanks) only took me about a day each, but not everyone has that kind of time.  I think the dioramas take a lot longer since it seems more construction/planning is involved, but really I'm up for whatever you guys want to do.  If it needs to be 2 months, then that's fine.  I'll just make 2 vehicles then.   ;)

Rolla has a great idea too on the creatures/beasts of burden.  I say we do that too in the near future.

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2006, 11:37 AM »
Since I'm fairly new to this (only 1 entry thus far :p), is this always fan-fic or do we ever do a specific character?  just wonderin  :)

The "Monthly Challenge" is usually a broad category so that people can do what they want.  Past examples have been Gladiators, Rebel Troopers, Bounty Hunters, etc. 

You don't have to do Fan Fiction, but you can if you want.  For example, if the category was "Vehicles" you could do up a fan-fic vehicle like CHEWIE shows, or you could tackle an actual movie vehicle (like the Sith Infiltrator).  Either works becaise they are both "vehicles".

Or, like this month's category - Gladiators.  You could do up a total fan-fic gladiator or you could make one of the Cartoon gladiators.  Either way works. 

The "Group Project" on the other hand, that is the one that focuses on a specific character (or two) - Isard, Daala, Tonnika Twins, etc.



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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2006, 12:23 PM »
read what?  I just wanted to know, thats all.  Geez.
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2006, 01:38 PM »
well, alrighty then!
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2006, 01:51 PM »
I don't think anyone meant this to be criticial.  I think Phruby was just pointing out that this question gets asked frequently.  I myself and guilty of asking the same question about two months ago :)

Would it helpful to post a sticky explaining the MCC and Group Project?  Any thoughts anyone?

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2006, 02:51 PM »
I just was curious
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2006, 03:18 PM »
I don't see anything wrong with the question being asked... not everyone comes in here on a daily or even a weekly basis.  True we do repeat ourselves some, but we have a very friendly customizing community here so let's not get under each other's skin...

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2006, 06:43 PM »
I'm not a customizer myself but I love looking at all your work and have an idea which I would really like to see.
Original trilogy animated charcters such as the style of the new gentle giant statues, an idea worth considering for some point in the future I think as you all did such a great job on the clone wars figures.
I'd Love too see some vehicles too though.
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2006, 11:13 PM »
still offering up Post ROTS-PRE ANH stuff  :P

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2006, 08:53 PM »
ah...I'd love to do vechicles...finally a reason to start that at-te.but..I agree we should make it 2 months...I'd be lucky if I could finish an At-Te in that time period.
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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2006, 12:33 PM »
I actually purchased an item to customize for a vehicle this last week... I think I could actually get it customized in 2-3 days and then try and make another vehicle too.  Vehicles I think get my vote for May...

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2006, 11:04 PM »
As an occassional contributor, I'll chime in.  I like the idea of vehicles and I'm all set to participate.

That being said, I think this can be a one month project.  I just started making vehicles in the past few weeks and once I got over the initial fear of it, it's actually pretty easy.  If your goal is to scratch build a ship from styrene then you will need 2 months (at least).  But if you are building off of an existing base, they are actually pretty quick.

My cargo shuttle took about 6 hours (paint time inlcuded). The Darth Vader Jedi Starfighter repaint was under an hour.  My Battle Damaged Jedi Starfighter was 4 hours.  The Clone Commnad Chariot took about 8 hours (3 of which were spent disassembling and cleaning the gross Mauler tank I got as a base -- it was rusty and muddy on the inside).

If people aren't comfortable with one month, then go with two.  I just figured since most people here haven't started tackling vehicles yet, it might be good to give a perspective from someone who's done a couple.

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Re: May's Monthly Customizing Challenge - Idea Phase
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2006, 10:06 AM »
you know, you could for ANY monthly challenge say it is 1 month, but still accept entries up to 2 months.  This would allow for the people that are doing more complex customs to have time to do them.  Just an idea.
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