Custom Indy Figures – Jock Lindsey

Hi world! I have completed another Indiana Jones custom figure, and here’s a showcase:
#29: Jock Lindsey from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
In 1936, Indiana Jones hired the services of pilot Jock Lindsey, who flew Indy deep into the Peruvian jungle where Indy went on an expedition to search for an ancient Chachapoyan temple. Jock looked forward to spending a few lazy days fishing on his amphibious plane, until Indy came running back, pursued by dozens of Hovitos warriors for allegedly desecrating their ancestral temple. Seeing little choice, Jock threw away his fishing pole and started the engines.
Head – The head is the disguise head of Zartan (“G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra”)
Torso, jacket, belt, upper arms – Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) (“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”)
Lower arms, legs – Mutt Williams with snake (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”)
Feet – Monkey Man (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Baseball cap – Modified from the army cap of German Soldier (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Many of my Indiana Jones custom figures were inspired by those made by Indy fans who posted pictures of their customs on an Indy internet forum. And in the case of Jock Lindsey, someone had created a Jock figure that bore a very close resemblance to the onscreen apperance of Jock. After ascertaining that I can procure the necessary parts at a reasonable price, I decided to proceed with this custom figure. The online fan had used the head of a particular Star Wars character for Jock’s head, but I decided that the spare Zartan head that I had served as a more suitable and cheaper substitute, no need to buy an all new figure just for its head.
A rather difficult part in making the Jock custom was in attaching the lower arms to the upper arms jacket sleeves. To create a snug fit, I decided to transplant the attaching pegs over to the lower arms, something that I had never done before, and there’s no gaurantee that it would work. The pegs were glued on using epoxy, and initially, one of the arm’s peg broke in the socket and I had to dig it out to glue it on again. I then decided to let the epoxy dry for more than one month to ensure that it is definitely set. The end result is that the lower arms fit snugly into the upper arms, and it looks real good. I can bend the elbows, but I decided against swiveling the lower arms as this risks the peg breaking off again.
After spending quite some time in figuring out the best way to put the words “AIR PIRATES” on Jock’s back, they were finally written on using a black ink pen.
The online Jock had his pants folded up to his knees. But in the movie, his pants were never folded up that far, and each leg had only one fold, which was exactly how Mutt William’s jeans looked. The Monkey Man’s feet were used for Jock, with the slipper straps dremeled off. Some dremeling was done on the army cap to convert it into a baseball cap. A “NY” symbol was painted onto the baseball cap. The hair and eyebrows were painted black. The collars were made out of bits of rubber strap and epoxy. Lastly, the nametag on the jacket was printed out and pasted onto the jacket.
Indy is most disturbed at the sight of Jock’s pet snake Reggie.
[UPDATE – 17 August 2013: I’ve revisited the figure to make some changes.]
A minor change for Jock, I have replaced the original feet (which originally came from Monkey Man with the sandal straps dremeled off), with the actual bare feet of an Ugha Warrior which I happened to have available as leftover custom fodder.

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