It's time for the first VISUAL hint of Round #3 of Stock Charades 2013!
There are a couple of minor differences in this image compared to the original, so to clarify:
Image 3.2 Difference 1: The weapon; different make and model, but same general size.
Image 3.2 Difference 2: The Tac Vest; different design and color.
The rest is pretty close, all things considered. Certainly close enough to know for sure if you have a good idea of what the original reference is.
With this hint the point value for Round 3 is now 10 Points
For a consolidated view of the hints see this post: [link]
For those of you who do not know how to play Stock Charades, it's easy; I try to recreate an instance from a visual pop culture reference. Could be a frame from a film, a panel from a comic book, a famous book cover, album art, you name it; and you try to guess the reference
I obviously don't do sets, but I try to get the character's costume, attitude, and pose as close to the original as possible. In the interest of fair play I will note when there is an important difference between me and the original.
Round 3 Notes
Starting Point Value for Round 2: 12 points
(This one has a high point value because you have to be VERY specific with your answer.)
Deadline for Round 2: 21 July 13 ; 23:59 PST
This cycle of Stock Charades will be a summer-long contest so there are a few new rules that apply throughout:
1) One (1) guess per person per round
. This image is the first image in Round 3. Guesses must be made via Note to this dA account
. If you make a guess in any public comment you will be disqualified from this round. Everyone has a chance to get points on each round.
2) There will be several hints given (no more than 1 per day) until this round closes. Each hint will reduce the point value of this round by 1; i.e. if you guess the reference after the 2nd hint you will get 10 points. Since you only get one guess per round, the strategy lies in balancing your confidence in your answer against the benefit of future hints.
The person with the most points when this Stock Charades Tournament ends will win a 3-month premium subscription to dA. Good luck.
Throughout the competition you can keep tabs on the Leader Board here: [link]
For the most up-to-date info on this Round and the overall competition check this Journal Entry: [link]
Download for the full-res image.
Photographer and subject: me
** PHOTO-REF DISCLAIMER **
In light of the nature of Stock Charades, it should be pretty obvious that
these images do not make ideal photo-refs (e.g. under (or over) exposed,
motion blur, weird cropping, etc.), but if you happen to have a use for them
please feel free to use them for whatever you like.