Marvel Cinematic Universe Hawkeye (Age of Ultron)
Marvel Select 7" scale
Bootleg Hawkeye figure
WWE Sin Cara figure coat
Jeremy Renner cast head, Kent32
Paints - Revell Aquacolor / Tamiya
One of my favourite characters in the MCU is Hawkeye. And for those who know me and the figures I collect, my Marvel MCU collection is all in 7" scale - predominently from Marvel Select. If you take these too facts, us Hawkeye fans have only had one Jeremy Renner 7" figure to date, the one from the original Avengers back in 2012.
While we dont condone knock-off and bootleg figures, the recent Hawkeye figure from China in his Civil War gear gave me a perfect base for some additional Hawekeys in my collection. Civil War was easy, you can see him in my custom gallery, being just a repaint and a cast head from Kent32.
But what I really wanted to do was get a Hawkeye in his coat from Age of Ultron. And after some searching I finally found the perfect coat for the figure from a WWE Sin Cara figure. With the coat, two versions of the bootleg Hawkeye and the headscult it was time to assemble.
The Hawkeye figure is pretty much ready, it's just quite gaudy in colouring. But the issue is that it comes with two differing arms. I removed the unclothed arms and replaced it with a second right arm from the same figure (hence why two are needed) this can be turned to become a left arm with the spare left hand plugged back in the socket.
The coat from Sin Cara fits over the figure pretty well and clasps at the front. All I then had to do was cut the coat length so it ends just above Hawkeye's knees. I also trimmed down the collar which sat too high for the figure.
With the parts assembled the bulk of the work was on painting. The whole figure was undercoated in black and then some antracite grey added and some washes to add a bit of depth. A deep crimson was used on the coat. This is not a truly accurate version to the movie, but I worked with the seam detail on the Sin Cara coat. The same colour was added to Hawkeye's wrist gauntlets.
The head needed a touch of work to fit onto the socket, this was painted as best as I could get with skin tones and some varying brown on the hair. If you are a competent painter (unlike me) you may be able to work with the original knock off head - this is a decent likeness painted really badly. If you do this be mindful this head is a touch small and Hawkeye may not fit as well with Select figures.
The knock off figure comes with a bow and quiver. I cut the thick string off the bow and glued the quiver to the rear of the coat. Both are painted up in very dark grey and drybrushed in gunmetal. I am still searching for a good set of arrows to put into the quiver.
Hawkeye retains full articulation. He also looks nice added to a diorama stand - the one above is from the comicbook Marvel Select Black Widow.
Height wise he fits in pretty well and is only a touch smaller than the official Hawkeye Select figure.