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Offline laughing paradox

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Need an avatar?
« on: June 22, 2009, 03:10:22 PM »
NOTE: This is only a preliminary step. The actual challenge won't occur for a while.

The next Official Skinning Challenge will be creating avatars for members on the site that do not have them.

The way I envisioned this to work was to have members who do NOT have an avatar to post in this thread with an idea of what you'd like: a description of your character, including backstory and powers, and even some reference pictures. To help with a reference picture, you may want to check out this site: http://fabricadeherois.blogspot.com/ (While originally Portuguese, after clicking the emblem and a character model, make sure you click the American flag to change the words to English!)

Please limit your avatars to only ONE character. I'll see what moves I can make to make certain that all avatars requested will be done, but I cannot make any promises. Skinners are a fickle bunch. ;)

And if any skinners will be interested in contributing to this challenge, let us know so we have a good idea of where everyone stands.

Offline daerdevil

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 06:08:14 PM »
OK, I'm in. 

Unfortunately, I never settled on a look or back story for my forum name.  I was fairly unimaginative when I signed up, way back whenever, and just rearranged some letters for my favorite character Daredevil, which had already been picked.  I envisioned a melee type character, misplaced from another time.  Sort of a vigilante from the past, mystically transported to the future.  The character would be one that reveled in taking chances and beating impossible odds.  But then my lack of imagination kicked in.  Never could decide on which era...but something along the lines of a swashbuckler.  Really, I'm open to any interpretation.  I'd like to keep him as a scrapper, but always toyed with the idea of some supernatural flame type powers.  Maybe a flaming sword or staff. 

As for costumes, flames, demons, and pentagrams would work, and I prefer masks (Cap, Daredevil, or El Aguila style).  Again, not much guidance but it's a start.  I guess I could run some costume ideas on the hero generator and edit the post later. 

I'd be interested in working on someone else's skin (seems easier than doing your own for some reason).

Offline jtharris86

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 09:40:58 PM »
Name: Omegaboy

Power: Enhanced strength, reflexes, and resistance. Energy blast from eyes. Bulletproof shield



The shield matches the uniform  :thumbup: thx
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 12:41:07 AM by jtharris86 »

Offline Jakew

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 01:13:49 AM »
Name: JetSam

Power: The gauntlet can project energy beams and is super strong; vest projects a force field; anti-gravity belt allows flight.

Sam Tolliver is the son of armoured technology superhero Aegis. Sam, studying investigative journalism on campus in a NY university, has little interest in superheroics. When the hero is killed in the line of duty, Sam inherits half of his father's power armour. The rest of the armour is inherited by his alien half-brother (and Aegis' sidekick), Garrix. Little does Sam know that Garrix arranged the death of Aegis in order to inherit the hero's mantle. Garrix is shocked that he is only legally entitled to half of the Aegis armour, and schemes to seize the rest from Sam. Sam, for his part, must now work out what he is going to do with his portion of the powerful armour ... to continue to ignore his superheroic legacy or use it as his father intended?

JetSam is a reluctant superhero whose costume is a combination of his Aegis armour and street clothes.

This is the very basic design. It'd be great if someone could jazz up the armour and street clothes ... the program I used to design JetSam was pretty limited in terms of clothing options and colour palette. He'd probably look cooler with a collared shirt and rolled sleeves beneath that vest. But I think it gives you a general idea! I just like the idea of the casual/techno combination.

« Last Edit: June 23, 2009, 01:15:24 AM by Jakew »

Offline Gremlin

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 01:20:30 AM »
I actually like Jakew as a superhero handle. You probably mean it as an initial, but I like it as one word.

Offline Zippo

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 07:42:53 AM »
I think that I'd actually really enjoy trying out making a skin for this. Especially seeing as I'm going to be having a week of no work coming up at the beginning of the month.

So, count me in on this one!

Offline Reepicheep

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 08:05:00 AM »
Just wanted to say, thats a pretty neat design there, Jake!

Offline Iris

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 07:38:33 PM »
I dont actually have a skin or a mesh/hex/model/skope of my skin.






Offline AfghanAnt

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 08:15:36 PM »
I dont actually have a skin or a mesh/hex/model/skope of my skin.







Is your avatar's name Iris? Every time I hear the name "Iris" I think rainbow, wings, and white.

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 02:52:01 AM »
Hmmm... in my Champions campaign Iris is a giant walking eyeball.

Offline Iris

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 04:43:05 PM »
No, his name is Oracle Ranger

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 05:47:27 PM »
No, his name is Oracle Ranger

Awww. Too bad. I really had a neat design for the name Iris. If you don't object, I would mind taking a shot at it (Iris avatar, not Oracle Ranger).

Offline bat1987

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 07:21:01 PM »
Didnt think of a much backstory for my av but I did something with hero creator


Offline Iris

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 10:29:02 PM »
I understand that That Character "Iris" has come up at hand, Iris is a character of mine but I never made
a costume, It would be appreciated that you make a costume for him, Iris is a guy.

Offline Jakew

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 01:29:40 AM »
Just wanted to say, thats a pretty neat design there, Jake!

Cheers! I just wanted something that looked a bit different from the other avatars.

Offline elhonez

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2009, 10:49:14 PM »
I could use an avatar... here are my loose notes on "El Honez":

Premise: Guitar Playing Pro Wrestler
Powers: uses music to enrage his opponents (and to pump himself up); superhuman strength/stamina; likes to use guitar as a weapon
Costume Notes: black and silver, elements of Heavy Metal and Lucha Libre style, very showy/pro-wrestlery
* luca libre mask over front of face only; long black hair behind it
* mask is black with silver trim, possibly diamond-studded
* "H" motif throughout costume (mask, chest, belt)
* "El Honez" in diamond-studded cursive writing across back
* black tattoos down one arm

Think of a cross between a Mexican wrestler and Nathan Explosion from Metalocalypse

Ideal Hex/Skope/Mesh: would include long hair, a wrestling belt, arm bands and boots, and a guitar with both playing and swinging/chopping animations.

Here's a cheesey rough approximation using the hero tool above:

« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 11:57:42 PM by elhonez »

Offline Sioux City Dynamo

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2009, 10:09:31 PM »
Hi everyone,

I have been out of action for some time due to RL.  I am trying to jumpstart myself again and thought I would help out here.  First up Bat....

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w330/Sioux_City_Dynamo/Avatar_bat.jpg

What are your thoughts?

Respectfully,
Io

Offline primus

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2009, 12:24:20 AM »
I also have a post in request but I'll give it a shot here

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/batmanhayes/banner.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image][img]http://img138.exs.cx/img138/884/freedomcorp0jj.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image]

Offline herodad1

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2009, 11:15:54 PM »
here's my avatar hitman made me.it originally went on gren's male_heavy_cape but i down-sized him to UE's spaceghost skope.i like this much better.still waiting for my side kick HERO DAUGHTER 1.anybody up for it pm me.anyway here's my pic.he has superhuman strength, endurance,near-invulnerable, and can fly.he's a olden age hero still kickin butt.  http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww276/herodad1/HERODAD1.jpg

Offline The_Baroness

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2009, 01:58:56 AM »
Umm i may skin my own avatar but would love to see what others may do about it.... if there is anyone interested

Offline docdelorean88

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2009, 02:46:47 AM »
This image is my original drawings of POLTERGEIST, the device to the right is a Screaming Banshee(a concentrated scream grenade):
This picture is just a fabrica de heroes version for color. The hood was part of the original design, but the above pic didn't have it drawn: There are three key factors to this costume. 1 The shape of the Eyes: If possible i would like the eyes as close to the drawings as possible. 2 The Mouth: It is one of the most important details for his costume. 3 The logo: Although there are two logos on the drawing, i would go with the round one(this is directly related to details 1-2).
If anyone is interested in the origin of Poltergeist, here it is)please forgive lack of spacing. When I pasted it, all of the spaces dissapeared):
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
And i know your all thinking it so i'll just come out and say it. Yes, he is extremely similar to tombstone. But, then again aren't all new super heroes resemble 60% of an already existing one in some way? Thanks to whoever wants to do this.
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Offline Gremlin

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2009, 03:24:13 AM »
Poltergeist is kinda cool, although I think making the eyes on his chest bigger and getting rid of the eyes on his head would be really cool.

Offline Iris

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 09:28:28 PM »
I think im going through some sort of enlightenment, so im going to make a skin of thois character if its the last thing i do.

Offline Ares_God_of_War

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2009, 10:55:10 PM »


Basically the Olympian Wargod Ares. Powers would be something similar to how he has been potrayed by Marvel, DC and the Hercules/Xena TV shows.
Immortal
energy projection
flight
very resistant to physical damage
« Last Edit: July 22, 2009, 04:48:58 AM by Ares_God_of_War »
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Offline UnkoMan

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2009, 03:20:13 AM »
Man, I love characters whose logos are their own faces. Poltergeist is cool looking. Do you only want those details 100%? Is there a bit of wiggle room for the rest?

Offline docdelorean88

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2009, 05:50:25 PM »
I guess there is some wiggle room... what do you have in mind?
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Offline Sioux City Dynamo

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2009, 03:10:46 AM »
Hi everyone,

Two down! Here is Omegaboy:

http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w330/Sioux_City_Dynamo/SCD_avatar_omegaboy.jpg

Next up.....Jetsam...

Respectfully,
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Offline jtharris86

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2009, 03:29:21 AM »
TERRIFIC JOB!
Thank you Sioux  :thumbup:

I LOVE IT

Offline herodad1

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2009, 03:39:32 AM »
dynamo does great work!

Offline Green Hornet

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Re: Need an avatar?
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2009, 04:05:56 PM »
This is my request for a skin for my avatar 2 varations using Grenadier Beetle mesh:  :rickbm thanks