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CHRD13_03.4 - Hint 4 (FREE HINT!) by jademacalla CHRD13_03.4 - Hint 4 (FREE HINT!) by jademacalla
It's time for the second VISUAL hint of Round #3 of Stock Charades 2013! Some of you probably already saw how the two images fit together, but just to give the full picture, this is how the figures look on the cover of the comic book in question. As this does not really add to the hints that have already been given, the point value will stay the same until the next hint.

Since we all now know that the source image is from the cover of a comic book, let me clarify that the correct answer must include the Issue Number of the comic book in question (not too difficult if you know what the image is... :D ).

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.

Image 3.1 Difference: This one is pretty close, but the pistol is a different make and model.

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 still 09 Points

For a consolidated view of the hints see this post:

Good Luck.


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: For the most up-to-date info on this Round and the overall competition check this Journal Entry:

Download for the full-res image.

Photographer and subject: me

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.
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Fallen-Sun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
jademacalla Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
One of the best lines ever!
Fallen-Sun Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
(that is to say, you look a bit like Daniel Craig)

but seriously, it looks like true lies
avirextin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no idea how stock charades is played, but these pictures are awesome.
jademacalla Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Hey, thanks!
avirextin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. You keep playing your confusing game. ^^;
JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, what a fun game idea :)

also, just saying, i love following your stock 
jademacalla Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Oh, Ms. Jessica, you've made my month!
JessicaDru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha <3

i should post something like this every month then ^_~
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