Custom Indy Figures – Major Eaton

Phew! Over the past few days I had been fixing up my blog, repairing many of the broken links that resulted when the blog migrated over from Windows Live Space to WordPress, and removing the duplicated pictures on the blog’s media storage, which were also a result of the migration. I haven’t had the determination to make those repairs until quite recently. Hopefully, all the postings should look okay now. I’ve also touched-up all my “Custom Indy Figures” postings, to make them look a little bit more consistent.

I present to you my most recent custom Indiana Jones figure:

#57: Major Eaton from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

In 1936, Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Nazi Germany, had sent teams of archaeologists all around the world to search for and obtain powerful religious artifacts. When the US Army Intelligence intercepted a communique suggesting that a former acquaintance of Indiana Jones was involved in the Nazi effort, Major Eaton and his associate approached Indy for assistance. Indy determines that the Nazis were on the verge of finding the Ark of the Covenant, an ancient artifact capable of “levelling mountains and laying waste to entire regions”, the army that carries the Ark before it is said to be invincible. Major Eaton then proceeds to enlist Indy’s help in going after the Ark and retrieving it before the Nazis could lay their hands on it.

Head – Jek Porkins (“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”)
Torso – Willrow Hood (“Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”)
Arms, jacket – Monkey Man (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Hands – Indiana Jones (Idol) (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Legs – RPG Indiana Jones (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crysal Skull”)

The actor who protrayed Major Eaton in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” also protrayed Jek Porkins in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”, and since a Jek Porkins figure exists, some posters on the Indiana Jones forum had suggested creating a custom Major Eaton using the head of Jek Porkins. However, until now, no one has posted such a custom on the forum. And so, after finding the required parts, I have created my very own custom Major Eaton. Eaton was a rather portly man, so a similar Willrow Hood torso was used, transplanted onto a pair of Indy legs. Epoxy was used to sculp the collars and tie. Porkins’ head was cut and hollowed out, so that it would fit onto the ball neck joint.

Close-up of Major Eaton

Indy and Marcus Brody brief Major Eaton on the Ark. 

After Indy had retrieved the Ark of the Covenant, the US Army takes custody of the Ark, and Major Eaton assures Indy and Brody that the Ark was being studied by “top men”. But in fact the Ark was placed in a crate and then stored away amongst thousands of other crates in Hangar 51.

Off the record: I don’t know about you, but methinks that the fat actor received no respect for the roles that he played, at least where the names of his characters are concerned. Just think, “Major EATon”, “Jek PORKins”. Meh.


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