1:55 am - 01/24/2013

'Face Off' Episode 402 - 'Heroic Proportions'

In This Episode...

The contestants must make their own superhero. The winner of this week’s challenge will see their characters appear in an upcoming DC comic book. There were no guest judges.

Eric Z.’s superhero was based on his real-life hero, his father. Unfortunately, his superhero had a massively overdeveloped left arm - but was not named Captain Whack-Off. He is safe.

Autumn wanted to make a 1970s-style superhero, one her daughter would want to be. She was definitely the most superhero-y, but it was a sloppy paint job. She is safe.

Alam had problems. She made a glass man hero. It had a really cool face sculpt, but he was basically wearing a unitard that looked like pajamas. The big problem was the enormous back piece, with huge shards of “glass,” was far too heavy. She had to remove it before her model went out on stage. She is safe.

Jenna’s hero was named Silversight, whom she imagined as Wonder Woman with wings. The wings were kind of a mess and the face makeup was basically a half mask. She is safe.

Alex made an underwater superhero with tentacles and scales. A perfectly adequate facial sculpt was marred by tentacles that looked like lumpy stuffed socks. “H2O” was written on her chest which made me want to slap her. She is safe.

Kris’s was another, perfectly adequate facial sculpt with split-open skull that was kind of cool (except that it was painted weird neon colors.) The costuming was unforgivable. He is safe.

Wayne’s hero was called Solarium, a protector of the Earth. The paint job wasn’t finished. He is safe.

Anthony wanted to do a lava hero. As the time ticked down, he couldn’t get his mold open and had to forgo the chest and back piece. His awesome cracked lava sculpt saved him. Neville said he turned lemons into lemonade. Ve felt this was the first lava theme that worked. Glenn thought the head sculpt was genius and loved the way the colors tied together. He is a top look.

Eric F. fell back on his horror illustration skills to create Dick Gritty (hee hee) a 1940s character who was left for dead by an evil crime syndicate (not that there are many benevolent crime syndicates.) He exposed human anatomy with clear domes and has working, visible lungs. Glenn felt that Eric took a risk - and it paid off (it also reminded him of a toy he had as a kid.) Neville was impressed with Eric’s accurate working knowledge of human anatomy. He is a top look.

House created Robot Girl, a “kick-ass cyber girl,” a pro fighter in the future who is out for revenge. She is pretty cool, with cyber tentacles coming out of her head. This character really spoke to Glenn; Ve liked how cohesive the muscle and tissue and wiring worked together. He is a top look.

Michael’s hero was Elijah, bringer of plagues, based on a traditional plague doctor. He was having a touch time with the mask and it shows. The whole affair looks like a cheap drugstore Halloween costume. There was no sculpting and virtually no makeup; the face was simply a fabricated mask. Glenn found that unacceptable and the entire project was time squandered. Ve agreed. He was a bottom look.

Meagan created Freedom Fighter, a hero built from the Twin Towers. Unfortunately, the terrible face sculpt looked like a melty Jigsaw face, and the Twin Tower arm pieces looked like remote controls, according to Ve. Not only that, but the arm pieces wouldn’t stay on, so Meagan duct taped them on - and thought no one would notice. She is a bottom look.

Katie’s hero, Re-Volt, was some kind of electricity hero. She wanted the costume to have a sort of homemade feel, because she wanted it to look like the hero himself had made it in his home (or his parents’ basement.) So right there, you know that will bite her in the ass. And it did. Glenn thought it looked like a Juggalo tiki mask from a Halloween frat party. She is a bottom look.


Despite his lack of chest pieces, Anthony’s sculpt was so good, and his costuming so seamless, that he won. Two in a row - wouldn’t that be fun if he made a clean sweep?

Michael was sent home. That must have been a tough choice - there were a lot of terrible projects.


This week’s challenge was kind of boring: make a superhero. There was no other direction, no limits, nothing. Just make a superhero. That would be fine, but then the projects were so terrible this week. At one point, I was so frustrated I wanted them all to go home.


A demonic challenge with a devilish twist.

I cannot believe some of the crap that people tried to pass off this week. It was so bad, especially considering how easy the challenge was. I mean just having visible duct tape wrapped around someone's arms? Such a fucking mess. Bad paint jobs all around. I am disappoint.
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pennyroyaltea 24th-Jan-2013 07:59 am (UTC)
anthony is slaying this competition so far. i thought he was doomed when his chest piece wouldn't come out of the mold. his paint job is fucking flawless.

also i have no idea what michael was thinking with his whole piece/character/etc

Edited at 2013-01-24 08:00 am (UTC)
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:03 am (UTC)
I don't get it at all either. Horrible "makeup" aside, it seemed more villain than hero anyway.
pennyroyaltea 24th-Jan-2013 08:09 am (UTC)
agreed. it just made no sense at all. i felt bad for him when he said it was his baby and he was so proud of it. i mean of course i think you should stand by your work but damn.
williammiller 24th-Jan-2013 08:36 am (UTC)
Michael's was a complete mess. It's a makeup/effects competition and has a mask covering the entire face. It was atrocious.
grifter 24th-Jan-2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
idk how michael even got cast between this and last week when he stuck a foam shield and "crown" on looking ridiculous on his piece.
fiouri 24th-Jan-2013 08:00 am (UTC)
I got tired of this show toward the end of last season. I didn't even bother to see who won.

With that said; these are fucking awful! D:

(but I guess I still like this show 'cause you need actual talent to compete. Also, I think the tall lady model is super beautiful)

Edited at 2013-01-24 08:03 am (UTC)
violue 24th-Jan-2013 08:00 am (UTC)
This has absolutely nothing to do with your post but when that ep from your gif aired, I must have looked away at that moment, because I missed that part... so when I started seeing gifs of it pop up on tumblr for days I thought it was a manip that everyone was just reposting over and over instead of reblogging.
evett 24th-Jan-2013 08:02 am (UTC)
this round was such a hot mess. so many bad sculptures, paint jobs and costumes.

The paint job on Anthony's was nice but overall I wasn't impressed (people love doing lava on face off. enough already)

House had a cool one but I think he over did it on the blood. All the blood disguised the cool areas which were the metallic wire parts in the head.

and the lungs moving on Eric's piece was cool but the rest was boring (his appearance scares me)
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:06 am (UTC)
Yeah I think it was really overdone as well. If House held back on the blood he could have won this challenge.

(Eric freaks me out a bit too)
williammiller 24th-Jan-2013 08:35 am (UTC)
Anthony's looked stunning from far away. The lava really popped but overall it wasn't that great.

I loved Eric's lung chest piece. I think in one of the promos it shows a mouth stomach piece that moves, so maybe that's one of Eric's too?
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:36 am (UTC)
That mouth stomach thing looks so cool I can't wait for that episode.
nanewt011 that gif24th-Jan-2013 08:05 am (UTC)

kill it, squash it now!
hisjulliet 24th-Jan-2013 08:06 am (UTC)
man I forgot Tuesday's episodeeeee

I love all your spn gifs op <3
angel_bunny 24th-Jan-2013 08:07 am (UTC)
The top 3 were the only 3 good ones. Everyone else sucked so hard. Thus far, not overly in love with anyone like I was with Laura and Roy last season. Here's hoping shit picks up.
scheisse 24th-Jan-2013 08:17 am (UTC)
I like Anthony, but no one really stands out this time around. :/
dumpyfledgling 24th-Jan-2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
Ugh...Laura and Roy were so robbed. Like Nicole was all good at the end but Laura and Roy were consistently good.
angel_bunny 24th-Jan-2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
You know the only reason Nicole won was because she had Roy on her team. I could have been happy with Laura winning but she was definitely the one robbed of the final three. Still bitter Derek even made it to the final over Roy. But I hope this nixes the idea of the audience choosing for good cause that was some BS.
metalheavy 24th-Jan-2013 08:18 am (UTC)
They're doing Project Runway Teams, it premieres tomorrow.

evett 24th-Jan-2013 08:10 am (UTC)
also I felt weird when Meagan explained her super hero was made from the collapsed world trade center rubble.
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:12 am (UTC)
Yeah it was really weird.
ruby_winchester 24th-Jan-2013 08:26 am (UTC)
i did too
williammiller 24th-Jan-2013 08:36 am (UTC)
I thought it was a weird concept. And visible duct tape? No.
agentnever 24th-Jan-2013 08:10 am (UTC)
This sucks.
yrmouth "Glenn thought it looked like a Juggalo tiki mask from a Halloween frat party "24th-Jan-2013 08:11 am (UTC)
fiouri Re: "Glenn thought it looked like a Juggalo tiki mask from a Halloween frat party "24th-Jan-2013 10:02 am (UTC)
scheisse 24th-Jan-2013 08:16 am (UTC)
Everything was pretty bad and I think it was because everyone was thrown off guard and didnt expect an individual challenge so soon. I can't believe Alam didnt go home after having half her costume fall off.
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:19 am (UTC)
Yeah I don't know how that didn't make her end up in the bottom.
r4wrdinosaur 25th-Jan-2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Right?! WTF?
dancenurbones 24th-Jan-2013 08:17 am (UTC)
these are all so bad.
metalheavy 24th-Jan-2013 08:17 am (UTC)
This episode was a mess. Also WTF?!?! at that girl with the missing back piece not being in the bottom 3?
vehiclesshockme 24th-Jan-2013 08:20 am (UTC)
I know. It makes no sense whatsoever.
ruby_winchester 24th-Jan-2013 08:28 am (UTC)
They were all terrible
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