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I'm not one to have my picture taken voluntarily. So I thought I'd at least post a picture of myself on my terms.

Current Residence: Earth, definately...
Favourite genre of music: What's in a label?
MP3 player of choice: I'm typing on it.
Shell of choice: A car door
Wallpaper of choice: Not a flower print, beyond that...
Skin of choice: The skin I'm in hasn't failed me yet
Favourite cartoon character: Too numerous to list.
Personal Quote: "There are not experts in a completely theoretical field."
I've been meaning to write this for a few weeks now. Early last month hailed the 1st Annual Iowa G.I. Joe Fans/Collectors Meet-Up entitled "Assembly Required" in which the turnout was leaps and bounds better than predicted. The significance of this is for our purposes here (because my being a huge G.I. Joe nerd isn't entirely relevant to the art I post on DA) is that they were hosting a custom action figure contest.

Because I am something of a friend to the person who organized this, and asked if it were possible for me to simply display some of my customs to get some real-world feedback. Since it depended on if there were spare tables available, he said to bring them and we would see. Turns out I ended up with a whole table, when I was originally hoping just to get half of one at least. I was also able to display close to 50 of my custom figures, as well as enter one in the contest. There are some that were on display that I've yet to post here, sorry about that to those that care (I'll work on it during the holiday break). I got many great compliments on my work, most notably someone asking how much they were. Not even even knowing for sure if I would be able to showcase them, left me quite unprepared to sell any, I hadn't even thought about that as a possibility in all honesty. When I replied that they were not currently for sale (I know, but I was woefully unprepared for this development) he followed up with "when will they be?" My response was that is at a yet-to-be-determined date. He seemed rather crestfallen at that. Personally, I am going to just chalk that up to being the ultimate compliment rather then dwell on the negative.

Anyway, the point of this post is to say that one of the figures in the contest was this one: and he won, big time. Mind you, the table displaying the contest entries was, while not packed tight, not a small amount of contestants. Additionally, this was not one of my crappy pictures being judged on an internet forum contest, either. This was a situation where people see it up close, flaws and all, and judge from there.

I suppose this means I can refer to my customs as "Award Winning", right? I am not entirely sure how much I am joking with that, I mean it is a representative of my work. However, I do feel a bit egocentric to assume that one contest win of one figure accounts for the status of a larger body of work. How does this sort of thing go? I mean when an actor gets an Oscar nomination, even for a supporting role, they are an Oscar nominated actor for the rest of their acting career, no matter what bullshit they are in from that point on, right? Am I over-analyzing this? Maybe so.

The point is, I'm a winner! Yay me!
  • Listening to: kitty snores, sweet enough to give you cavities.
  • Reading: the words I typed on the screen.
  • Playing: with action figures because I'm a big nerd.
  • Eating: I should totally look into doing that!
  • Drinking: maybe I should be, and heavily.

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Lucida Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, thank you for the fav !
thatbloodypirate Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the watch!
kamenkewl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav
knomadd Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
your welcome, any chance you could note me the recipe? I hope to use it as a base for something else, too.
kamenkewl Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
not much of a receipe, the whole thing is ROC destro, piece of vinyl glued over the front of his jacket, and then hot glue used to make the buttons on the front. shaved the fin off a clone trooper helmet and glued it on for the helmet, as well as obviously cutting away the cheeks. just used some extra vinyl and bits and pieces i had lying around for the belt, jetpack and armband.
knomadd Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
The legs are from something else though, aren't they? Destro has the flared out upper pant legs, not cargo pockets... right?
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Thanks so very much for the watch-- it's really appreciated!
knomadd Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
You are quite welcome.
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