After finishing my first Marvel Select Hulk, it was on my shelf with the other Select Avengers and I wasn't quite 100% happy with it. Then I saw grungethemovie's 12 inch rotocast Hulk custom he had made into a Ruffalo Hulk, and the detail in the face made me want to rework mine. Between the colour palette he used overall on the face, and even more so around the eyes. I think it helped with the expression and the likeness. I also really like how he had done the mouth, as he had to re-sculpt it. The original had a closed mouth and his now had an open mouthed clenched teeth. I liked the treatment of the shading of the teeth, detail in the gums, and fleshy pink gradation to green in the lips. I wanted to do something like that with mine.
I wasn't quite happy with how the mouth looked on my first version. It was like he was sighing or was about to say something and just couldn't think of it. I ended up doing some dremil work in the mouth behind the cheeks, then boiled the head, and sealed the mouth shut in the position I wanted. I then re-shaped and defined the teeth. I repainted the mouth adding the gums, fleshy tones, and new pearly whites.
While I was working on this, I saw raybot's awesome Select movie Hulk with the gamma smash head, and it made me re-think the paints I was going to do for the rest of the head. I saw from his that I had totally forgot the stubble he had in the movie, and boy was that a pain to get just right.
While I was doing these touch ups and looking at photos I also remembered the salt and pepper greying they had added from Ruffalo's hair to this version of the Hulk, so I tried to get that too.
At this point the whole figure got a few more layers of paint to bump up what I had previously had and get some more shading and highlights going on. Plus some touch up work on the pants.
Now I'm really happy with it!
Thanks for checking him out!