Someone asked if you can build a custom fig for the CCC out of standard parts, as opposed to painting, decals, sculpy and the like. One thing you might want to consider is that you can use a number of creative techniques to construct figs, rather than simply putting together legs, torso, head and accessories. I've gathered a number of examples:
Starting at the bottom center, Jeremiah VanderMark actually built this knight templar
for a space MOC back in 2004, but give him a sword rather than a laser and he'd fit perfectly in one of our scenes. In the gallery
you can see how he's made.
On the bottom right, Mike Crowley, aka CountBlockula, has built a number of what he calls BrickFA figs
. In that gallery you can see how these are constructed using stick shifts.
In a similar vein, Tony Sava made this beserker
, inspired by a design by Moko
In the fall of 2007, the ever-creative Michael Jasper showed how you can use technic balls to make Francis Drake's pantaloons
, a technique more recently used in Kris Kelvin's wonderful imperial barracks
At the start of this year, Tanotrooper came up with a design using a T-bar to connect legs that he dubbed TTfigs
. He's built figs from many eras, including several medieval figs
, including the black knight above.
Inspired by Tanotrooper, Boses soon after posted a clockwork knight
(upper left above), which is all constructed below the neck.
At about the same time, MrTS was frustrated by the lack of poseability of stubbies, and came up with an independent design of moveable dwarf legs
Anyway, there you go. You can still be a purist and come up with lots of creative ideas for making new figs.