This was one of the rate photo projects where I went from idea to finished photo in one evening. To make that challenging; this was also one of the rare photo projects that heavily relied on my Photoshop skills. My Avengers boxset from HasbroToyShop was delivered and I was immediately enamored with it! I just loved the retro stylings of the figures and I was suddenly inspired to re-create the cover to Avengers #1. I downloaded the cover; and took to removing the Avengers from it; leaving the header area and Loki in the foreground. Below that were 3 layers of action figure photos taken in the light tent; with the figures isolated from the background – one for Wasp, one for Ant Man and one for Iron Man, Hulk and Thor. The final layer was a solid grey layer where I had drawn lines for a floor and some sort of wall panel.
Wasp and Ant Man were the most problematic to photograph; I had placed a pin into each figure leaving them hanging from Croc Master’s hand. Once photographed, I erased any sign of the pin in the photo. All in all, it was a few hours work – the most time consuming was removing elements of the original cover; but I’m very pleased with the outcome.