Custom Indy Figures – Kazim, plus a roundup thus far

Here is a showcase of my latest Indy custom:
Kazim from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”:
Kazim is a member of the Brotherhood of the Cruciform Sword, a secret society dedicated to the protection of the Holy Grail and preventing it from being discovered and misused. When Indy and Elsa arrived in Venice in search of the Holy Grail, Kazim tried to kill them, until he learnt that Indy was only interested in looking for his missing Dad. Kazim then lets Indy and Elsa go, providing Indy with his Dad’s location.
Head – German soldier (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Rest of the body – James McCullen XXIV aka Destro (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”)
Kazim is another “dressed in suit with tie” figure, but the most complicated part in making a Kazim figure is that he wears a striped suit, one would need to paint the vertical stripes line by line onto the suit iin order to make the figure screen accurate. On the other hand, the James McCullen XXIV figure already wears a striped suit, and I realised that I can easily customise a Kazim figure by changing the head and making other slight alterations. The striped jacket came together with an internal vest, which I cut out. In the movie, the jacket was buttoned up most of the time. However, the figure’s jacket was too tight to be closed, so I left it opened. The shirt was repainted white, with the tie repainted light yellow.
Kazim’s head was customised from that of a German soldier. Kazim wears a headwear called a fez, which was sculpted onto the head by using epoxy and pieces of plastic. The figure was given a dark skin tone colour, with the moustache painted on the face. The last bit to be added was the red paper dot on the jacket, which serves as the flower deco.
And with the completion of my latest Indy custom, I thought that I would take a snapshot of all my completed Indy customs thus far. Having customised so many figures, sometimes even I lose count of the number of figures that I had done. Here’s a pic, followed by a list.
Imagine this as a reunion picture.
From “Raiders of the Lost Ark”:
1) Indy in German soldier disguise
2) Marion in white dress
3) Nepal Marion
4) Satipo
5) German Mechanic
6) German Mechanic with wrench
7) Peruvian Belloq
8) Belloq in suit
9) Tough Sergeant
10) Simon Katanga
11) Arnold Toht
12) Ark Ghost
Custom stuff: Ark Crate, touch-up to the Ark
From “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”:
13) Possessed Indy
14) Thuggee Swordsman
15) Thuggee Acolyte
Custom stuff: Thuggee altar
From “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”:
16) Marcus Brody
17) Kazim
18) Walter Donovan
19) Colonel Vogel in black uniform
20) Adolf Hitler
Custom stuff: German motorcycle with sidecar
From “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”:
21) Dovchenko in US Army disguise
From other sources of Indiana Jones material:
22) Indy in diving suit
23) Sophia Hapgood
Outside of this list are a couple of work in progress, as well as those still in the planning stages.

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