Red Hulk Bust
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.
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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.
That is That
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!
Red Light! Green Light!
Custom PH Comiquette
The Face even looks better when done up so amazingly!
If this is what the comiquette looked like upon its release – I would have happily shelled out the clams for it! But sadly, it’s customizers who have to improve upon the mass produced SS product. Man, I LOVE this! I can’t explain or gush over this enough! And the size compared to the dio… well, let’s just say there is no comparison! WOW!
I love how the obedience disc is painted up!
And for those of you who might ask – no I have not yet gone to my LCS and picked up the Skaar in the Savage Land issue. I will most likely be reviewing it later this week – but feel free to let me know how you liked it!
I love seeing the talented folks out there and what they can accomplish with a little imagination! This custom here is such an amazing piece ot work! Who would have thought that taking the fantastic Koto Red Hulk statue and turning it into the Maestro it would work so well! The cartoony style of the original statue really adds to this piece – and yes, my review for the Koto Green Hulk statue IS forthcoming – but for now – oogle at this stunning beaut!
Custom made Gry Hulk Statue
I think the statue is far better than any of these pictures show! This is not in my collection – the owner did not want to sell it, but I still had to show it! I emailed the owner about the details – he hasn’t gotten back to me though so I will tell you what I know…
Back of the Statue
This sucker is one of a kind, weighs about 50 pounds and is a whopping 16/17 inches! Grey Hulk here was commisioned from a sculptor who had to work with an image about 3 inches big. Is he wearing riding gloves? Only real tough guys wear those! They completely clash with the Daisy Dukes he’s wearing though… The proportions may be off a bit – the skinny waist, the legs are too short, not muscular enough – but to me I think it adds to the uniqueness of the piece.
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The Hulk always has been handled differently by artists. I think the whole statue works – the boots, the gloves, the excess of the pants collected around his ankles – all of it gives this statue a great presence. The details in the statue are great – from the bulding veins to the ripped shirt. It reminds me a lot of the cover to The Incredible Hulk #23 (volume 3):
But thank goodness he didn’t include the little pups. And – maybe it’s just me – but you got to make the pant legs longer! Hulk would never wear shorts that show off his cheeks… I would’ve also liked to see a base. I’m big on statues having a base. I would’ve liked to see maybe a street rubble base. Grey Hulk statues always need to have a different feel to them than a green Hulk does. This Hulk definitely screams Grey Hulk. Screams Fixit! Thanks to the owner of Comically Speaking for allowing me to show you this unique and amazing Hulk piece!
Close Up of Grey Hulk.