by: Andy Brazier [ ]
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Knight Models is a project conceived to manufacture and market white metal models to assemble, paint and collect on a scale of 1/27 (65-70 mm average of height from heels to eyes) of the most popular film and comic licenses. Knight Models has been exclusively created to develop this unique line of models around popular licenses such as MARVEL and STAR WARS.
In the Tin
Packed in a tin box, the kit is sandwiched between two foam inserts, so packaging is top notch. A Character bio card also adorns the inside of the tin, but unfortunately its printed in Spanish, the reverse side of the card has the unique limited edition number, mine reads 251, which near enough puts it slap bang in the middle of the 500 piece production run.
Knight Model kits are normally produced in white metal but due to the size of the Hulk, he has been produced in resin.
The 5 parts to the kit are broken down into separate arms. left leg, torso and the base, and are free from any blemishes, and I can't find any seam marks either. The Hulk is superbly sculpted by Jerome Renaud and has protruding veins, ripped t-shirt and jeans (which have engraved stitching for the legs and pockets) and a very angry look to his face.
The base is simulated asphalt I believe, and has a very fine and subtle texture to it. Underneath the base has a couple of moulded on electrical pipes and a broken water pipe.
The only thing I'm not particularly fond of is that the head does seem to be a shade undersized, but that might just be me, watching the Hulk films too many times and not reading enough of the comic series.
Fit wise the parts go together pretty well with a few seams that need a bit of attention, the pics really blow the gaps out of proportion. The arm seams tie in with the ripped t-shirt, so as long as you fill the gap, it does blend in well.
The leg seams worst fit is underneath the crotch and is a bit of a pain to smooth out, but after filling a cotton wool bud dipped in nail varnish remover ( WARNING, nail varnish remover contains Acetone) really makes it easy.
Price wise the Hulk is more expensive than Knight Models other kits, but he is nearly twice the size, with a total height of 90mm.
In my review of the Ironman kit I did mention that I couldn't find a local supplier, but re-reading an old news story on ModelGeek on Knight Models I found that El Greco Miniatures stock these kits, so local suppliers are out there, you just have to find them.