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Lou Ferrigno Television's Incredible Hulk Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:22537  
Name:Lou Ferrigno Television's Incredible Hulk
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Incredible Hulk
Creator:pulpyfiction  
Date Added:June 20, 2010
Base Figure:See Recipe
Height:7.00 inches
As a kid, I would run home if I was out so I could watch Marvel's classic series, The Incredible Hulk. Playing the title role was the legendary body builder, Lou Ferrigno. In honour of this man-monster, I really wanted to make this figure. I know people have used similar recipes to make this guy, but I hope mine is different enough to stand on its own merit.

Recipe:
jakks pacific wwe wrestler body(unknown)
jakks pacific HHH head
jakks pacific ufc figure legs (from knees down)

I used this other figure from the Jakks line of wrestlers, I don't know who he is, but his frame is different from the HHH and Batista body type, his chest is bigger and I think it matches that of Ferrigno really well!
I carved and cleaned off the HHH head's beard and hair, sculpted bigger brow ridges, and eyebrows, and the mop of hair on his head. I didn't know exactly which era or style to model it after (as it did tend to change from time to time, between the show to the t.v. movies, and in different promotional materials), so I went a little shorter to honour the mego Hulk that honestly inspired me a bit to make this figure (yeah I totally had one, and still do!). I thinks that's why I REALLY wanted this figure to have material pants too!
I wish I could have got my hands on 2 fists, but I only had one to swap out with the original figure's open hand. The wrestler had wristbands on so I got rid of that and sculpted in the veins that should have led from the arm, through where the wrist band was to the hand. I was hoping to easily swap out the UFC figures legs for the wrestler's, but this wasn't a simple swap. The peg holes between the knees and legs don't align, so I had to make that work using some persuasion! I also sculpted up the bottom of the legs from the UFC figure. They were okay for size scale wise, but they needed to be waaaaay beefier to portray Ferrigno's. I painted it with initial dark green primer layers, then dry brushed the lighter green up in several layers. The pants were from another old wrestling figure, and I tore them up a bit.

Sorry for my absence of custom posts, I've been busy as of late. I'm awfully glad to have posted something new, so keep a eye out for a handful more figures on the way.
And as always thanks for the views!


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jigsaw78 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Again Amazing Work Sir!
Unknown User - Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Thanks Jack and timshinn73, I know you both have stuff coming that I'm looking forward to see!
And Jack, I have to give you credit, I was working on my hulk's hair and I got frustrated trying to make that mop sculpting it. So I remembered how you were sculpting a coats fur collar using a stippling technique, and it looked really great, I just thought if I used a larger bristle than you I'd get the effect I needed then I just sculpted in some fine details, and I'm happy with how it turned out.
By the by Jack don't you have a custom to post coming up?
Jack Warp - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Man! That's spot on! perfect body and perfect likeness with the head. let's see some more!
timshinn73 - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Very nice work! Looks great!
Unknown User - Monday, June 21, 2010
Thanks for the kind words everyone! I really had to have a Ferrigno Hulk somehow! I'm happy with it, but you know, I may end up changing the hair... I'm not too sure? I see a bunch of names I really respect posting on my thread, so thanks that keeps me inspired, and working with focus! I have several more customs I will be dropping REALLY soon. Have an eye out, a couple of them I'm extremely happy with!
PANZERVARGAS - Sunday, June 20, 2010
... Great custom!!!
BKZ718 - Sunday, June 20, 2010
Your customs are always worth the wait, I wish I had one. I bet you could have also used the HHH head for "The Incredible Hulk Returns" Thor.
Stevid - Sunday, June 20, 2010
OMG hahaha this is absolutely fantastic, I love it!! The likeness is incredible!
Birdman - Sunday, June 20, 2010
Brilliant, simply brilliant!
I've been asking myself over and over again why neither ToyBiz or Hasbro ever thought of making a TV Hulk.
It's simple, it's brilliant and everybody wants one... so why don't they just make one? Can't be licensing prices, those are cheap right now.
Anyways, a great custom!
Perfect likeness in the face as well as the body! It fits perfectly, not an overstated Hulk body, rather athletic just like Lou Ferrigno.
Perfect custom!!!
Mini-meRules - Sunday, June 20, 2010
Dude that is awesome! You have totally captured Ferrigno's likeness! Too cool!
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