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"Hulk Hungry!!"

"Hulk have to eat! Hulk starving!"

This 32mm scale plastic model of an undead Hulk is produced by “CoolMiniOrNot” and can be found inside the "Marvel Zombies: Core Box" for Zombicide. "A rampaging beast who becomes eager to eat human flesh", this particular incarnation of Bruce Banner's alter-ego was created by Mark Millar and Greg Land for the August 2005 issue of "Ultimate Fantastic Four" by "Marvel Comics".


Initially primed using "Vallejo" Escorpena Green, the miniature was sploshed with "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green and enthusiastically dry-brushed using (more) "Vallejo" Escorpena Green. His eyes were then picked out with "Two Thin Coats" White Star, some heavily watered-down "Vallejo" Turquoise and two further dots of (more) White Star by "Two Thin Coats".

Having broken into the Xavier Institute, an Undead Hulk tackles the Silver Surfer

At this stage I also applied some "Vallejo" Heavy Violet across the Hulk's torn trousers, shaded them with "Citadel" Druchii Violet, and dry-brushed them with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Violet. I also took the opportunity to layer the exposured internal flesh of the "hungriest" Marvel Zombie, with a few licks of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone. All of these areas would later be splodged with some thinned down "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red.


To try and blend all the gory wounds and putrification pustules covering the sculpt, I liberally applied "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson around them, and then carefully dry-brushed (more) "Vallejo" Escorpena Green over them. As a final touch these blood-soaked injuries, along with the monster's teeth, were treated to (even more) "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and the Contrast colour Flesh Tearers Red.

The Black Panther battles zombie versions of Iceman, the Silver Surfer and the Hulk

For the Hulk's base, I originally used a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil for the rubble, and "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil for the twisted girder. Both of these elements were later dry-brushed with additional "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey and Gunmetal as appropriate. The two somewhat fiddly to reach Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I,M.) helmets enjoyed a couple of base-coats of "Two Thin Coats" Skulker Yellow and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. Following a dry-brush of (more) Skulker Yellow by "Two Thin Coats", all of these areas were given a serious spattering of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and Flesh Tearers Red.


At this stage I had thought the figure finished. However, my latest bottle of "Vallejo" Matt Varnish had other ideas. Apparently consisting of "a new, quick drying formula" this product literally stripped away huge swathes of the "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, Escorpena Green and "Citadel" Flesh Tearers Red from the miniature, and continued to do so even after I repeatedly repainted the damage. Resultantly, I must have 'touched up' the model four or five times before it was at long last tabletop ready.

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undercoat2670
Nov 30, 2023

Zombie Hulk looks amazing! You have really brought him to life. Great job! I had to go back and look at all the details on the base after reading the painting guide. What a fabulous mini!

Sorry you had some issues with your varnish too.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 30, 2023
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Cheers Undercoat. I think the new "Vallejo" Matt Varnish is a bit more tacky when applied with a brush than its predecessor, hence the 'paint loss' issues.

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Nov 27, 2023

O wow, he looks really cool! I seem to remember him eating Silver Surfer and stealing his powers that way too, right?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 27, 2023
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Thanks Dai. You are indeed correct. Zombie Hulk bites the Surfer's head clean off and imbues the green goliath with cosmic powers.

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Michał Kucharski
Michał Kucharski
Nov 27, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Undead Hulk!

Looking great!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 27, 2023
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Cheers Michal. Much appreciated. 😁

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 27, 2023

Hulk looks suitably zombified Simon, your attention to the wounds and sores really carry this theme across the whole model. You've done a great job fixing the model after the varnish mishap, can't see the patch ups at all.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 27, 2023
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Thanks Dave. The Hulk took a lot of time and effort, doubly so with the damn repaints. I've got his normal version to paint at some point, but I may well push that one down the line a bit after the varnishing calamity.

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