Yes, your eyes do not deceive you, this is a Red Hulk bust in my collection! First off – it was super cheap – and secondly, I love this sculpt. The fact that someone took the Grey Hulk version and painted it red was too cool to pass on. Although – the green would have been my first choice to customize (no shirt) but, as any of you painters out there know, red is a really hard color to get to cling to anything. If you are painting anything red be prepared to do about 6 or more coats – sometimes even WITH a well primed wall.
Primer is usually a muted grey color – which is why it make sense to customize the grey Hulk bust – the issue comes when you have to decide what to do with the shirt. The Red Hulk doesn’t wear a shirt… let alone a black one – but I guess the painter thought he would take the cue from the color of his pants.
Having the 3 busts all together does make it look really cool – but let’s get crazy thinking that this means I will be adding a whole bunch of Red Hulk crap to my Hulk room! Listen, he would have been a great Hulk villain – had Marvel not screwed that up – and I do like the idea behind the character – but… let’s put it this way – you won’t be seeing any Sideshow Comiquette of the character in my collection. Or any SS Hulk Comiquette for that matter… man, that is one ugly piece!