Doctor Fate (DC Universe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:14676
Name:Doctor Fate
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Date Added:May 14, 2009
Base Figure:DC Direct JLA Superman ('Re-Activated')
Height:6.00 inches
Doctor Fate was my first foray into comic book superheroes as a child, and my first experience using Aves Sculpt as a customizer.

-Working using a Batman Armory Mask superglued atop a dremmeled down JLA Superman head, I sculpted the basic shape, then using Alex Ross' rendition of the mask, combined with the newer, more ornate/swirly version of the Helm of Fate, I used a dremmel to round out the detail and symmetry.
-Sculpted gloves and chest with Aves Sculpt.
-Dremmeled down/resculpted hips and shoulder joints to avoid paint rub
-Cape comes from a ML Vision with a disc made from Aves Sculpt
-Painted with Citadel grey-blue primer (that desaturated blue color Dr. Fate is drawn in now), then dry brushed.
-Painted the rest of the figure in Vallejo Gold paint, and sealed with Vallejo Matte Varnish.

The whole time I was making this figure, all I can remember is running about my house as a child with a yellow construction-paper Dr. Fate mask on with yellow rubber gloves. :) This was a really nice project to work on. I hope everyone whose a fan of the character here at Figure Realm enjoys it as much as I did creating this figure. :)

User Comments
blaynescott -
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I thought people might get a kick out of this photo I found of myself back in '87. Sitting on my lap is the figure that inspired me to create this custom.
blaynescott -
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thanks Cerebus. I'm finally getting around to post all the photos I shot back in December/January.
cerebus -
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Hey Blayne all ur customs are looking great. Look 4ward to seeing more my friend
Ant -
Friday, May 15, 2009
that's a beautiful sculpt
blaynescott -
Friday, May 15, 2009
For this figure 'Yam, I used Aves sculpt. Before though? I only had access to "green stuff", that 2-part yellow/blue epoxy you use for connecting Warhammer figure parts together.
I still use it on figures where I need a piece to be flexible (like a patched area on a cape or jacket), but Aves sculpt is far superior in terms of sculpting ability.
blaynescott -
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thanks Louw. I think this character was special to me as a child, as the first small-scale, non-mego action figure I owned was an old DC Superheroes (the small squeeze-legs-for-punching/running-arm-action) Doctor Fate figure.
I'm really looking forward to the new DC Universe Dr. Fate + his modern Variant, but I wanted to tackle this project in custom form as a tribute to a childhood icon.
HeartBreakCustoms -
Thursday, May 14, 2009
great job what kinda sculpt did you use before
Louw -
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Excellent job on dr fate Blayne! One of my favourites from childhood aswell and you have captured him nicely. Good job!
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