Doctor Fate and all related characters, names,
and indicia are ©1999, DC
Comics (a division of Time-Warner Communications), and are used WITHOUT
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|by Davy Stone & Chip Kraus
proud of my Dr. Fate custom as much for the diorama I've pictured him in
as for the figure itself. As far as the figure goes, he's a standard
custom, although I did swap out the hands with a Creeper to give him a
His is working his magic on the top floor of the Ghostbuster's building,
which just happens to have a very nice skylight. After filling the
room with accessories befitting Dr. Fate, we began to develop the atmosphere.
It took three of us to take the picture. While Chip held a light
above the skylight, our friend McCullough blew smoke into the scene through
the windows while I took the picture.
I took more pictures
of Dr. Fate in this diorama using dry ice instead of regular
smoke, but it bas
a bigger challenge than I'd thought. It takes several people to handle
all the details. Another point to consider if you're planning on photographing
with dry ice -- it's a heavy fog that flows to the lowest point
possible. You almost have to build a lip around the area you want foggy
so all the smoke doesn't roll off the table and into the floor. Also, if
you have anything like the floor grating below Dr. Fate (see top pic), you'll
need to block it off so that all the fog doesn't flow downstairs.
Links in this table will connect
you to customs made from other parts of same figure.
||Batman's cape, blister plastic and a thumbtack
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