Custom Indy Figures – Female SS Officer

Hello world, I present my latest Indy custom:

#65: Female SS Officer from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

In 1938, the Female SS Officer was assigned to duty at a Nazi unit at Castle Brunwald. While conducting operations from the secret communications room, the Female SS Officer thought that she felt a rumble behind her. Turning around, she was surprised to see the two American conspirators looking back at her after they had entered the room via a secret passage. The Female SS Officer raised the alarm, and the two Americans were spooked into retreating back. The Female SS Officer then dashed for her pistol, and ordered the other officers to follow her and pursue the Americans.

Recipe:
Head – The Dark Woman (Star Wars Expanded Universe)
Torso, legs – Padme Amidala (“Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”)
Arms – Juno Eclipse (Star Wars Expanded Universe)
Hands – Marion Ravenwood (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Skirt – German Soldier (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Belt buckle – Cut from the belt of a Century Soldier German Officer

While hunting around the local flea market for loose Star Wars figures for possible use as Indy customs, I came across the Dark Woman, a Star Wars comics character whom I had never heard of before. Her damned pissed-off demeanor caught my attention, and I had the idea that perhaps she can be re-purposed as some sort of witch-type character. So I had her in my collection until recently, when I was sufficiently inspired to create the custom Female SS Officer, having realised that the Dark Woman’s head was perfect for the figure.


You don’t want to mess with this bitch.

But first I had to search nearly everywhere for what was probably the last Padme Amidala figure that was still on sale here. The German Soldier’s skirt was first trimmed to fit onto the dress, and then it was attached on using epoxy. Epoxy was also used to sculpt the collars, tie, lapels, pockets, buttons, shoes, and the eagle insignia. In a departure from my previous customs using the Amidala torso, I decided not to cut or dremel off the shoe straps, as I felt that the subsequent painting would sufficiently obscure the straps anyway. The uniform was painted in the same green that was used for the SS Officer. The SS insignia and rank were then painted on the lapels (apparently the Female SS Officer was a Obersturmführer, equivalent to 1st Lieutenant). And the hair was painted flat black.


Snapshots from Castle Brunwald.
Colonel Vogel (center) flanked by the SS Officer (left), and the Female SS Officer (right).


Indy and his dad make an unexpected entrance into the Nazi comms room.

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