Backpedaling project description and due date | February 08, 2016
Posted by: pluv

If you guys are anything like me... I'm sorry.

But also, you've missed out on projects in the past for whatever reason. We've done it before, but I think it's time for another project where we revisit the themes of the past and build on them. Missed out on In The Navy? Do it now. Want a second crack at Empty Seats? Here's your chance. But I'd like to take it a step further and include NJC themes as well.

That's right, any theme from a previous Group Project - or No Joe Challenge - viewforum.php?f=16 are acceptable. You can do up to 5 entries total. They do not all have to be the same theme. If you do one of the team projects and do 5 team members that is all of your entries.

Whatever the original limitations were for the project still apply with one exception, no claiming. You can do characters that someone else already claimed if you want. If you have any questions or concerns, post them here so Lance Sputnik can answer them for you.

Edit :shifty: : Due Date = May 8th, 11:59pm...ish Pacifc Standard Time.

JCA 2015 Round 1 Master Index List | February 02, 2016
Posted by: pluv

Polls will run until Saturday the 13th at roughly 4pm Eastern. The top 5 vote getters from each category will move on to the final ballot through Google Docs.

Best G.I. Joe custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44064
Best Cobra custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44065
Best Other (Dreadnok, Iron Grenadiers, Oktober Guard, etc) custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44066
Best No Joe Challenge custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44067
Best custom of an existing character - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44068
Best original character - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44069
Best o-ring construction figure (Real American Hero style) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44070
Best modern area construction figure (Pursuit of Cobra style) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44071
Best Group Project custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44072
Best LBC (Little to no paint or modifications) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44073
Best female custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44074
Most humorous custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44075
Best sculpting on a custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44076
Best modifications on a custom (sanding, carving, cutting, adding holster, or otherwise making the base part totally different) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44077
Best engineering on a custom (added articulation, incorporating play feature, scratch build, etc.) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44078
Best SEA vehicle custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44079
Best LAND vehicle custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44080
Best AIR vehicle custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44081
Best vehicle custom with a theme - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44082
Best playset custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44083
Best use of a found item (ie - I cannot believe it is not fodder!) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44084
Best Gallery presentation of a custom (added effects, character reference shots, bio, taking a great custom to an even higher level) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44085

Best detail painter: Refers to overall detail painting skills of customizer, not just on a specific custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44086
Best overall painter: Refers to overall painting skills of customizer, not just on a specific custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44087
Best photography: Refers to overall photography skills of customizer, not just on a specific custom - 1st round Bye
Best sculptor: Refers to overall sculpting skills of customizer, not just on a specific custom - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44088
Best overall customizer for figures in 2015 - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44089
Best overall customizer for vehicles in 2015 - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44090
Best overall customizer for playsets in 2015 - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44091
Most improved customizer (person whose technique, skill and overall performance has become more impressive over the past year) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44092
Customizer from whom you borrow the most ideas - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44093

Best dio-story - 1st round bye

Greatest forum topic of 2015 - 1st round bye
Best JoeCustoms Newcomer - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44094
The drbindy Most Helpful Board Member (Advice, site graphics, tutorials, explanations, assitance, etc.) - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44095 Gyre-Viper Lifetime Achievement Award - viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44096

Gallery Custom Submissions Reopened | February 02, 2016
Posted by: pluv

Sorry it has taken it a bit longer than I had planned, but the Gallery Custom submissions on the home page has been reopened. You can now submit your customs.

I'm finalizing the JCA spreadsheet and should have the 1st round of voting posts started late this afternoon in Site Stuff. I'll put together a master index for the voting links so be patient as I go through them.

NJC #88 Rise of the Machines!!! | December 30, 2015
Posted by: pluv

Any robot, droid, android, or cyborg from any media.
R2-D2? Yes
Terminator? Yup
Daleks? Yeppers NO
Megatron? Megayeah
That guy from Red Dwarf? Get in line!

Voltron? Nope, no mecha vehicles. Totally autonomous beings only. Nothing with a pilot inside.

Due date Monday, February 29th, yes Leap Year, at 12:00pm Eastern (noon).

NJC entries should be sent to and should include the following:
1) NJC #88 in the subject line
2) Your screen name in the body of the email
3) Name of the custom and source (if it isn't obvious)
4) 3 pictures of your custom in front of a neutral anonymous background (one of which can be photoshopped with effects or some other action shot)
5) Any parts list or bio/about of the character/custom (to be posted after the poll closes)