Face Off Episode 306
Original Airdate: 25 September 2012
In This Episode...
The episode started off with a quick foundation challenge: the contestants were to make an avant-garde beauty makeup to match models avant-garde dresses. Roy won, gaining immunity for the week.
The spotlight challenge is based on the steampunk video game Dishonored. The contestants choose one of four character classes to make their own over-the-top original versions. They are expected to make one aspect of their characters very, very exaggerated.
Tommy’s character is the thug. He is pretty proud of his engineer character, but the judges smack him down pretty fast. Most egregious are the unfinished arm pieces that are duct taped onto the model. Ve felt it was a poor sculpt that lacked exaggeration; Neville thought the anatomy was terrible.
Rod had an aristocrat. The story behind his character is that an explosion went off in his study, sending the glass from curio cases into his face. Weak-ass backstory, but the judges all loved the comically-oversized head Rod sculpted.
Laura’s weeper was my favorite. It had a ridiculously twisted jaw and blood flowing from the eyes.
Roy chose a city watchman, and gave him an enormous chin.
Sarah went with an aristocrat. She made her model’s head enormous and misshapen, with strange face angle that Glenn felt looks malformed.
Derek made a thug, which I thought looked kind of like Hellboy (my husband likened him to a character in Starcraft). Neville found it badass and cohesive. Glenn thought that it really captured the feel of the video game.
Alana also did a weeper. Come application day, she worried that it looked too similar to her zombie White Rabbit from the “Alice in Zombieland” episode. The judges didn’t seem to notice, though Ve did want to see more blood.
Derek won this week, while Tommy was sent packing.
Dig It or Bury It?
This was a perfectly average episode. I’m not familiar with Dishonored so I couldn't really get into it. I’m kind of getting sick of Rod’s whining, and I am surprised he is still in the game.
The contestants must make real the monster drawings of 8-year-olds.