Custom Indy Figures – Harold Oxley

Following from my previous Indy showcase, here’s one more custom figure to round up Indy’s gang in “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”:

#39: Harold Oxley from “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

Harold Oxley was an old acquintance of Indiana Jones, they had studied archaeology together years ago. Oxley had been obsessed with the legend of the crystal skull, and he had managed to find both the crystal skull and the lost city of Akator. However, Oxley had gazed too long into the eyes of the crystal skull and had gone quite mad. After Oxley was kidnapped by persons unknown in Peru, Mutt Williams sought Indy’s help in rescuing Oxley, whom Mutt had regarded as a father-figure. Upon Indy’s rescue of Oxley and Marion and their escape from the Soviets, Indy and gang arrived at Akator to discover its lost secrets. Oxley’s sanity was restored to him after the crystal skull was returned to its rightful owner.

Head – A collage of Captain Antilles’ face (“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”), Anakin Skywalker’s scalp (“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”), and bits of Willie Scott’s locks (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”).
Torso – Indiana Jones (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Arms and legs – Cemetary Warrior (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”)
Feet – Monkey Man (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Poncho – Anakin Skywalker (“Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”)

Most of my inspiration to customise Indiana Jones figures come from this Indiana Jones online forum, where fans discuss and compare their creations. Sometimes the recipe for figures are posted for all to share, but at other times I have to come up with the recipe myself, based on what parts I can recognise from the pictures. In the case of Oxley, I have decided to use Captain Antilles‘ face as it has a rather wrinkled forehead, together with a bewildered look, similar to Oxley’s “disheveled old man” appearance. Anakin Skywalker‘s scalp is used for its long hair, complimented by extra locks of hair from Willie Scott. The whole head is held together by super glue and epoxy, with epoxy used for sculpting the beard and moustache.

Oxley holds on to the crystal skull

It was some time before I realised that the poncho comes from another Anakin Skywalker figure. Being a stickler to details, I have painted the poncho to match the patterns as seen in the movie. The neckpiece is created by tying together several different coloured threads, again matching it to its onscreen appearance as close as possible. Epoxy was used to sculpt the sandal straps onto the feet.

Indy and gang arrive at Akator, and Oxley compares the crystal skull with the mural of ancient aliens.

Just one more:

For the sufficiently sharp-eyed, Mac is holding his torch, an accessory that I have created by sticking the top of Padme Amidala‘s glass to a piece of plastic model kit rod.

4 Responses to Custom Indy Figures – Harold Oxley

  1. sean says:

    How do you separate the waist without breaking pin? Thanks

    • Tommy Lin says:

      By boiling the figure in water, the heat softens the plastic, makes it easier to pull out the torso and arms.

  2. sean says:

    Ps Ox looks good

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