Custom Indy Figures – Alex Beresford-Hope

The adventures of Indiana Jones extends beyond the movies and the TV series. I also customise characters which appear on other Indiana Jones media such as games and comics, and here’s an example:

#41: Alex Beresford-Hope from the comic “Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods”

In 1936, Indiana Jones traveled to Tibet in search of Sir Francis Beresford-Hope, who had in his possession an artifact that could possibly unlock an ancient mystery. Instead, Indy met Beresford-Hope’s son, Alex, who informed him that his father had died. Alex then teamed-up with Indy as they escaped from the local bandits and embarked on an expedition to the icy wastes of Sibera where the ancient mystery is said to be hidden, racing against a team of Nazi zealots who were also after the very same goal.

Head – Hard Master (G.I. Joe)
Torso, skirt and legs – Plo Koon (“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”)
Chest – Cemetary Warrior (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”)
Arms – Cairo Henchman (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Holster and satchel – RPG Indiana Jones (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”)

This is another case whereby I bought a figure specifically for the head, that of Hard Master, whose head I thought resembled that of Alex Beresford-Hope. And I also felt that Alex’s attire was the same as that of Plo Koon, a Star Wars figure. Plo Koon’s torso was hollowed out using a dremel, and the Cemetary Warrior’s chest was cut to fit into the outfit. The arms from the Cairo Henchman were transplanted over to the figure. Epoxy was used to sculpt the wristbands and socks. An Indy holster was attached to the belt, and finally an Indy satchel was attached to the back to serve as Alex’s backpack, with the straps actually painted on.

There is a backpack behind Alex.

Here’s some of the characters that appear in “Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods”:
From left: Alex Beresford-Hope, Indiana Jones, Marcus Brody, and Jock Lindsey the pilot.
In the comic, the ancient mystery site buried beneath Siberia was surrounded by green alien-looking vines.

[UPDATE – 18 August 2013: I’ve revisited the figure to make some changes.]

revisit08_abhopeI had decided to sell off my G.I. Joe Hard Master & Snake Eyes twin-pack as I wasn’t really appreciating it much, and so I’ve replaced Alex’s head with that of Marvel Universe Professor X.

Just one more:

You can see four Indys here, one from each movie. From left: (1) Indiana Jones from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, (2) “Temple of Doom”, (3) “The Last Crusade”, and (4) “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. Notice that for KOTCS, Indy wore his satchel on the outside of his jacket, whereas for most parts in the first three films he wears the satchel on the inside of his jacket, as in appearance (1).

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