Albert was a meteorologist who studied how to deactivate hurricanes. He failed many times and soon was fired from his job. He took his machine that deactivated hurricanes and tried to release it into one. The machine backfired and engulfed Albert in its energy. The Nethergods rebuilt Albert into a weapon to use against Captain Britain, pawn of their foe Merlyn. He soon became Hurricane.
Albert has increased strength, stamina, agility and intellect. He made a battlesuit that protects him from mostly all forms of conventional injury. The suit also allows him to generate both extremely high velocity winds [strong enough to become hurricanes] and force blasts. He has the ability to fly at speeds of 200 mph, if not greater.
His suit allows him to generate other weather controlling effects such as generating lightning and hail. He could also absorb energy based blast and project them as well. Albert also possessed some mind-control abilities.
Hurricane first appeared in Captain Britain #3 in 1976, his first cover appearance was on the cover of issue #4, he was created by Chris Claremont & Herb Trimpe.
Sometimes you look at a character and know instantly which base figurine to use, this was easily the case when choosing Hurricane's base, it could only be Gladiator, perfect in every way.
A small amount of preparation needed, first I removed the wrist blades, and shoulder spikes, then smoothed away the waistband, helmet detail, biceps bands, boot spikes and chain mail effect on his legs.
Using Milliput I filled in the holes on his boots and chest design, plus coated his legs in a thin layer to hide any unwanted detail. The shape of the eye slits on Gladiators helmet is different to Hurricanes, so I needed to put a small line of Milliput on the bottom of the mask up to the edges of the eye creating a triangle shape.
Next was to add the back-pack and wrist blasters with Milliput, and finally using wire to join the two together, with Super-glue.
Blue Areas - Ultramarines Blue, Blue Ink and Midnight Blue
Yellow Areas - Sunburst Yellow, Golden Yellow and Vermin Brown
Skull White for the eye-slits
Basic paint stages in creating Hurricane
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*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on Hurricane.