|Knight Models The Hulk, work-in-progress on denim jeans|
|In this instance, The Hulk has on blue jeans instead of his trademark purple pants|
|A question long contemplated by philosophers throughout the ages, why doesn't his pants rip apart?|
Although The Hulk is usually clothed in bright purple pants in the movies and comics, I was never a fan of this particular feature of his. For me, The Hulk looks much better in blue denim jeans. Funnily enough, the one thing that makes The Hulk unbelievable as a comic book hero, to me anyway, is the fact that his pants doesn't rip apart when Bruce Banner morphs into the green monster. That being said, I finally loved how The Hulk was portrayed in a movie when The Avengers hit the screens. At last, they managed to bring him to life in a realistic manner and mould him into a likeable character.
|Back view of The Hulk, work-in-progress on denim jeans|
|Brightest highlights was reserved for the creases and torn edges|
|With his pants intact, I guess gamma rays doesn't affect his pelvic area|
To paint the denim jean's texture, I mainly used Citadel acrylic paints and its blue wash. I found that a combination of Mordian Blue, Regal Blue, Shadow Grey, Russ Grey paints and the Asurmen Blue wash gives me the necessary tools to recreate the denim texture. I suppose Fenrisian Grey could be added if you want to make the jeans a lighter shade of blue. Conversely, if you prefer a darker blue on your jeans, then you should be more liberal with your use of the blue wash in the latter stages.
|Jeans were painted using various blue/blue-grey Citadel paints and a blue wash|
|Any denim clothing company tagging their brand onto The Hulk's pants in future Marvel movies could see an upturn in sales|
|Some light crisscross patterns was painted on the jeans to simulate denim texture|
Possible improvements I could make in future attempts at painting denim texture would be to try painting finer crisscross patterns on the jeans. A higher level of patience will be needed for that - a trait I frequently lose a grip on when working too long without a break. When mistakes start piling up, that's usually a sign for us painters to take a step back and walk away before more harm is done.
|Hmm ... I wonder what happened to the jean's belt loops|
|Crisscross lines could have been finer, something I need to work on for future attempts at denim texture|
|Jeans was well sculpted in my humble opinion|
All that is left to do for this Knight Models miniature is the base, boulder, hair, eyes and mouth. Not sure what I can do to make the first two 'exciting' while the last three items could make or break the entire piece's 'believability'. Lighting for the photos above were actually a tad on the dark side because I had used a higher F-Stop value when shooting with my DSLR camera - a loss in light in exchange for higher depth of field. Hopefully I will have that sorted out in the next set of photos. Until then, thanks for keeping track of my progress on The Hulk and have a great weekend.