Wednesday, 27 November 2019

"This Time Nothing's Going To Stop Me!"

"You don't have what it takes to be the Hulk."
This 43mm tall plastic “Wizkids” model of the Red Hulk is miniature number 050 from the Marvel “Heroclix” Web Of Spider-Man range and depicts General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross following his transformation at the hands of Advance Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) and Intelligencia. Empowered “in order to be able to better fight the original Hulk”, the American soldier’s alter-ego first appeared in the January 2008 issue of “Hulk” and was created by Jean Loeb and Ed McGuiness.

Described by Marvel Editor Mark Paniccia as “absolutely uninhibited, [and] tactically intelligent”, the formidably-sized figure was super-glued upon a 40mm circular base before being undercoated in a double-layer of “Vallejo” Heavy Red. He was then shaded using some “Citadel” Nuln Oil, and heavily dry-brushed with (more) “Vallejo” Red so as to bring out all the sculpt’s marvellous muscles.
"It's working! I can feel the ring's power returning!"
Also known as Rulk or The IncREDible Hulk, I applied pure “Citadel” Abaddon Black to the behemoth’s ripped shorts, hair, and nails. I also dabbed his eyes, which can emit heat at will during non-engaged periods, with a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre and “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.

Sticking with my mountain of “Heroclix” models, I have also finished a fifth hard light construct from “Wizkids” War of Light DC "Heroclix" range to use as a Green Lantern themed objective marker. This Violet Lantern Spotlight is miniature number R106.12 and was super-glued onto one of the thin 40mm circular bases I use for the vast majority of my scenario markers.
"Star Trek" WIPs - These Borg drones have been base-layered prior to being washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil
Initially I had contemplated painting the scenic piece as a proxy for the Bat Signal, but as “Wizkids” have actually produced just such a model, I ultimately decided to use this model for my Green Lantern Corps, and resultantly simply gave it a handful of coats of "Vallejo" Dark Green so as to ensure its translucent pink plastic was completely masked. I then thoroughly washed it with some "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green Shade, and heavily dry-brushed it using some (more) "Vallejo" Dark Green.

I was a bit disappointed during "Zomtober" 2019 that I never quite finished all of the "Star Trek Adventures" Borg Drones I had prepared for the month-long challenge. But fortunately, my last two  “Modiphius Entertainment” cybernetic aliens are finally ready to be drenched in “Citadel” Nuln Oil, before having some additional highlights added to their areas of flesh…

20 comments:

  1. Crikey, that red Hulk is a bit of a beast.

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    1. Thanks Phil. Its a corking mini imho, and well worth tracking down when compared to the smaller, more recent sculpts, imho.

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  2. Red Hulk looks cool Simon. Nice work!

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    1. Cheers Simon. Hoping to get him on the "7TV" tabletop real soon :-)

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    2. Thanks. My latest rules from Karl have literally just arrived, so hopefully the first of my new "7TV" BatReps will be posted soon.

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  3. What a brute of a miniature, cracking sculpt on this one Simon.

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  4. Red Hulk looks terrific mate! Really brought out the coolest aspects of the pose.

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  5. What an awesome sculpt of Red Hulk. As you say, he is a beast! The others aren't bad either but Red Hulk stands above them all.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Unfortunately the pics of Red Hulk don't really do him justice, so I'm hoping to get him on the tabletop soon to really show his formidable bulk off.

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  6. Red Hulk? I haven't any knowledge of him to be honest, so your potted history was useful. He looks mean but you have painted him well! Interested to see him next to another mini to get some sense of his size.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. The Red Hulk is an awesome mini, and sadly one I eventually had to import from the States to get my hands on.

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  7. Never heard of the Red Hulk, but boy that's a great model. Love the facial expression on him and your excellent work enhanced what was already there.

    Also 'yay', more borg 😊. I expect a battlereport, featuring them all, any time soon now.

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    1. Thanks Wouter. A Romulans vs Borg BatRep is definitely on the cards very soon :-)

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  8. Great work on the Red Hulk Simon, and well done getting another objective marker finished. Look forward to seeing the Borg finished, as I' still looking forward to seeing your charging booths

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    1. Cheers Dave. The Green Lantern Spotlight is the last of my planned GL-related objectives. And now the bases have arrived, I'm hoping to get the Borg charging booths finished asap.

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  9. I like the red hulk (even though I've never heard of him - of course) the creators must have been having a lean time coming up with a new superhero !
    Another green lantern 'thing' ? The spotlight seems so random (along with the others) but hey, if you're a collector you;ve got to have 'em all - I completely understand.
    Pleased to see even more Borg in the pipeline.

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    1. Thanks Joe. The Red Hulk was a surprise hit when he first appeared, and has always fascinated me. There are an awful lot more of the Green Lantern hard light objects out there, but I think five will probably suffice ;-)

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