Sunday, 25 September 2016

Strongest There Is!



I've painted the Hulk!

Well, actually, it's more like repainted. I picked the model up a couple of years ago, but decided he was too big for my other Marvel project. So, I decided to use him as Solomon Grundy in BMG. Here's how he looked:


I was really happy with him, but as soon as I began to build my Avengers for the Marvel Universe Miniatures Game, I knew that I'd end up repainting Grundy/Hulk, rather than buying a second model. However, I was determined to actually use Grundy a few times before he headed back to the paint table.

Over the summer, not only did he briefly feature as the Destructor in a Ghostbusters game of 7TV, but he also covered himself in glory (and gore) at the 'In Squad We Trust' Animosity Games event, where he killed Deathstroke, Deadshot and Batman, whilst scaring the crap out of Green Arrow, the Flash and half of the GCPD. It was fitting that this would be his last hurrah before 'going green'.

In fact, he was so good, that I'm determined to get the official Grundy added to my collection fairly soon.

And so, Hulk became Grundy and then became Hulk again.

The model is a bit troublesome, as there are quite chunky mould lines and gaps to fill, and I'm not the only one to find this. However, he's a pleasure to paint once you get to it. What's more, he also needed re-basing, as the Marvel Game has more sensible base sized, so he no longer teeters on a 40mm base, and is somewhat stable on a 60mm base. The basing is simply rocks from our front garden, and this goes some way to acting as a counter weight as Hulk is a hefty chunk of metal.

I'm really pleased how he's turned out, and I can now field a full 50 level team of Avengers, with the option of swapping someone out for Wolverine. I'm now not in a rush to get more, but one of the things I like about this game is that each model changes tactics and options, and makes games between the same players turn out differently. Next in line is likely to be Black Panther, but I might not pick him up until Wes and I have had a couple more games. Wes is looking at picking up Groot (which makes sense for the Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dr Doom (which...erm...doesn't really, but Doom does what Doom wants).


Next weekend we're off to the Derby wargames show, and I'm hoping to pick up a few models to use as zombie survivors, as I'll once again be taking part in Zomtober, hopefully a bit more successfully than last year.

8 comments:

  1. Nice work on the repaint. Grundy Hulk looks amazing. Could you just not of gotten a second one?

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    1. I did him before KM clarified their position on banning any sort of conversion of their own ranges, and so given that I only really play at tournaments, he was only ever get taken out of his box at Holmfirth.

      It's an excuse to get the proper one though.

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  2. So good you painted him twice! He is a spectacular model and beautifully painted.

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    1. Thanks. It is a rather impressive sculpt.

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  3. Very nicely done with the repaint mate. :)

    Great stuff, and the team looks ace. :)

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    1. Painting the Marvel stuff never feels like a chore, as there are so few of them and they're all familiar characters.

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  4. Nice job mate. What day you going to derby, im thinking of going Sunday.

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    1. Thanks. We're going on Sunday too. See you there.

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