Here is a real blast from the past! This is the re-issue of the famed 1966 Incredible Hulk model kit, from the folks at Polar Lights! Offered to a panting public in 2003, these fabulous re-released kits not only included the Jade Giant, but also Spider-Man, and the star-spangled superhero himself, Captain America! All three kits were re-crafted in a larger scale (1/8) size from their original 1966 counterparts! Click images below to enlarge!
|After assembling the kit, and sanding away seams, I went to work|
on the paints, using lots of dry-brushing and over and under-
sprays to get a great shading effect!
|I wanted Hulk's "desert floor" base to look a bit more like city|
rubble, so I used lots of over-sprays and dry-brushing to get the
desired effect! I even added real sand and gravel to portions
of the base!
|I added some gloss to Hulk's hair, eyes, teeth and lips, keeping |
his clothing to a dull, matte look...
|I also added a bit of cloth to represent a torn shirt! The final |
touches involved some fine linework on the eyes,
teeth gaps, nose, ears, and hands!
|The kit, which originally appeared in 1966 and 1974 (as part of |
the "Comics Scenes" line) from Aurora, is a fine representation of
the Silver Age Hulk, as drawn by Jack Kirby and others!
|Above: The colossal kit, now residing at the center of|
my own "Hulk collection!"
|Above: The 2003 trade advertisement that heralded |
the re-release of these two captivatin' kits!
BONUS! Click below to view the actual box art for the model kit's original 1966 release!
Art by Neal Adams!