Marvel Cinematic Universe "inspired" Wolverine, Funeral Scene from The Wolverine
Marvel Select 7" scale
Diamond Select Sin City Hartigan
Marvel Select The Wolverine (spare head and hands)
Paints - Revell Aquacolor
Black 08 matt (Tie)
The great thing about the Marvel Select Wolverine movie figure from 2013 was the fact it came with 3 heads and 3 hand options. I wanted to make the most out of all three head options, and the first Wolverine custom was this version - inspired by the funeral scene in The Wolverine.
The base figure is the black and white Hartigan from Diamond Select's Sin City line. The first thing to do is to boil the figure and pop off the head and the hands. This leaves them ready for the Wolverine version.
The tie, which comes white, needed painting a matt black. There is also a police badge which you may want to remove, I left mine on as it is hidden behind the lapel and I am not sure I could have tidied up the coat after slicing this away. I chose not to paint any more of the figure as I quite liked the variant greys and blacks of the shirt, coat and trousers - the purist may go with a black coat of paint on the trousers at least.
The head peg for the Sin City figure is not a direct fit for Wolverine head, so you will need a spare of the right size. I didn't have one available so I went with the cheat of using a blu tack to hold the head on the neck. This means I can still swap the heads around if needed and I won't spoil the spare head.
The hands will slot into the sleeves, but they are a tad loose. Originally I went for a bone claw hand and a gripping hand with the Samurai sword. I later swapped this for the Adamantium claws that are a better fit to the scene in the movie.
Hartigan also comes with a lovely base that also seems to fit really well with this new Wolverine as a display piece.