"The Hulk Must Be Destroyed, By The Hand Of -- The Abomination!"
Updated: Nov 28, 2020
This 43mm tall pre-painted plastic model of Emil Blonsky's alter-ego, the Abomination, is produced by “Wizkids” and is miniature number 049 from their Marvel “Heroclix” Xplosion range. "Introduced as a KGB agent and spy" who would go on to deliberately expose "himself to a greater quantity of the same gamma radiation that transformed Bruce Banner" into the Hulk, this human mutate first appeared in the April 1967 issue of "Tales To Astonish" and was created by Stan Lee and Gil Kane.
Having previously completed Chinese scientist Chang Lam's incarnation of the Abomination from “The Ultimates” comic book series by "Marvel Worldwide", I thought I'd initially undercoat the original Ravager of Worlds with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Green and doused him with plenty of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green. I then gave the "large scaly humanoid" a dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Green" so as to help bring out all his sculpt's marvellous details.
With the bulk of former Agent R-7 completed, I set about pigmenting his trunks with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade, as well his irregularly-shaped teeth with "Vallejo" White and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Lastly I dotted the Abomination's eyes with a couple of spots of "Vallejo" Heavy Ochre, tidies them up with a line or two of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and finally shaded them with a little Agrax Earthshade.
Having finished working on a character who, in accordance with Stan Lee's wishes, actually defeated the Hulk in their first battle, I have decided to stick with a 'green theme' by re-basing and undercoating my "Heroclix" figures of Salaak, Ch'p and Kilowog. I've previously painted a number of Green Lantern solid light constructs, so thought it was about time I actually applied a paintbrush to some of the Corps' more memorable members.
In addition, another shipping notice from "Tritex Games" has rather spurred me on with my recently acquired Trapper and Banderhobb miniatures by "Wizkids". I'm really starting to get rather enthused by the New Jersey-based company's "Dungeons & Dragons" denizens, and the sheer range of large wandering monsters they've been producing in recent years.
Unfortunately, these models are proving something of a distraction from some of my other painting projects, especially when having finished a creature I am immediately torn over whether I actually need a group of the self-same destructive horror for my tabletop as opposed to just a solitary catacomb dweller. Luckily, "Tritex Games" are consistently contacting me with 'end of stock' deals for some of the older plastic sculpts, so such 'impulse purchases' aren't quite as damaging to the wallet as they might ordinarily be...