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 Post subject: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Cross posted from Classic Castle.

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Bruce NH - page 4 - Classic Castle Contest 10

One year ago, I decided to stay away from the CCC for a few reasons. Contests are not really my thing and I was focusing on other projects within the hobby. Then I saw the result and a fire burned within me :twisted: What's done is done, and after my fire cooled, I realized there was no point in giving it anymore thought. The fire cooled down and I went back to my other projects, mostly involving BrickForge. Then came November, and I felt the same as I had the year prior. "Contests are not really my thing". However, I was reminded about how the face of customizing had been changing in the past few years and there was a much more important message than a contest. So much excellence from 3rd party vendors (BrickForge being the undisputed top of the list) had been introduced to the masses, that the young guys and girls are forgetting exactly what the essence of a custom figure really is. Anyone can slap on a 3rd party item (and make an awesome looking minifig), or go through the motions and use one little alteration, but customizing excellence involves quite a bit of effort and work.

I give to you all ClaCasConeX. He is the bringer of doom. For those that enter before him know their fate is sealed, and those that enter after do so without hope.

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This figure features:
Cut Lego
Drilled Lego
LED lights
Paint
Hand braided wire
Paint pen
Cut fabric
Glue
Custom decal
Rhinestones
2 types of clay (Sculpey & Fimo)
Chalk dust
Glow in the Dark Gel

It uses no 3rd party vendor items.

Click here to see the 12 notes about what work went into this minifig.

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Very cool and amazing!!
I really like the detail of the gem-stone & chain for his cape ... and the glowing green eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:49 pm 
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Dude...
I love the helmet and the glowing eyes. Also, I always feel bad about wanting to cut that clip/o ring off the 1x1 but if ever there was inspiration to just do it this is it.

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:16 am 
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That helmet is really nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:22 am 
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Bleeping amazing. This is what customizing is all about.

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. I was really excited about doing this project, once I got the ball rolling. Some of the things didn't work out like I had planned. The shoulder pads and cape are way more complex than I had planned while the staff is simpler. I had no intentions of entering the contest. Not only did I need to make something that I believe blows away the competition I've seen in recent years, but I felt the need to show people that I can customize without the use of BF or other 3rd party items. I'll always be a supporter of BF and other well done 3rd party vendors. I also needed to show the new generation that customizing is more than slapping a few pieces together. I'm sure I could have made an outstanding fig using 3rd party items. Instead, I wanted to create something raw. My comments in the original post may seem harsh or condescending. I think the pure evil and malice in this figure seeped into my very words. We apologize for nothing. XD

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 Post subject: Re: Clacasconex - Custom fantasy figure for the CCCX
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Well, that link was one of the more horrivying things I've seen today...

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