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Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo Truck Cargo Truck - Hasbro Cargo Truck - Hasbro Cargo Truck - Hasbro Cargo Truck - Hasbro Cargo Truck - Hasbro Cargo Truck - Hasbro BEFORE. The unmodified Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo truck from Raiders of the Lost Ark, just as it comes right out of the box.

REVIEW: The Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo Truck from Raiders of the Lost Ark is a pretty good representation of the vehicle seen in the movie and makes a fun toy. This is a brand new tooling and is not based on the old Kenner version. The truck comes in a plain grey finish, with the truck body being a darker color and the truck bed painted in light grey. The canvas top is in medium grey and clips onto the truck bed, though the pegs are a bit short to really hold it on securely. The darker color for the truck body is odd as it makes the truck look two-tone!

Starting at the front we have the authentic license plate numbers from the movie. Side markers are in soft plastic for safety, as are the headlights and Notek lamp (the thing on the left fender). Headlights are painted in an very pale grey where the lens would be. The radiator has a grill in front, and pressing down on the hood ornament makes the grill flop down on hinges to simulate the movie scene. This feature works well. The hood ornament in the move is clearly a Mercedes Benz symbol, and there is also a larger version on the front of the movie truck radiator with 'DIESEL' written beneath it. The Hasbro truck has a plain radiator, probably for licensing reasons and the hood ornament does not reproduce the symbol either. There are 2 spare wheels on either side of the hood, though they are noticeably "fatter" than the ones in the movie, with very pronounced tire tread. To my eyes they look very "modern", rather than the period look of the wheels on the movie truck. The front wheels themselves are hollow on the inside, not complete wheels. All the wheels are also very new looking and have a pronounced molding seam around the middle. On the good side the wheels are not jet black but done in a dirty grey color.

The cab features opening doors with some detail molded on the inside face, a seat for 2 figures and a steering wheel. The Hasbro steering wheel is grey just like the rest of the truck whereas it is black in the movie. There is a hole in the floor and it looks like a gear shift lever should go in there. This lever is missing, at least on the sample I purchased. I notice that the troop carrier truck does have a gear shift lever, so perhaps I should write to Hasbro? I was actually surprised to see that the windscreen is in clear plastic. I was expecting it to be left open so you could reproduce the movie scene. In fact early copy reports a "breakaway windshield" on this vehicle, but on the final product it is firmly fixed in place. Below the cab doors there are steps just like in the movie truck. The passenger side door does NOT come off, so no re-enacting THAT scene except in your imagination ( or if you disassemble the truck).

Another "action feature" allows German soldiers to hang off the side of the body. I have not tried this with Hasbro's soldier figures, but I was able to successfully hang some 21st Century figures off the side. Basically the feet stick into a rack at the side and the canvas top has little indents that a hand or elbow can dig into. This does not hold the figure too securely, but as the role of these figures is to be knocked off I suppose that is not so bad. There are only 2 of the indents per side however, so the third soldier might have trouble holding on! The truck bed can seat figures but is a little shallow, so your soldiers will be playing footsie. I put 6 21st Century guys in there for the photos.

The back sports a little triangular symbol just like the movie truck, but there is no rear license plate. What we do have is the whip-dragging action feature. This is a piece of brown nylon string with a plastic whip handle on the end. Pull out the whip to drag a figure. There is a towing hook that also acts as a lever so you can drag or wind in the figure so it is pulled in closer to the truck. Inside there is a little "clutch" that when engaged wraps the string around the rear axle. Incidentally this truck has metal axles so that's good for ruggedness.

Overall accuracy to the movie truck is very good, given the limitations of it being a toy. With some work it could be turned into a pretty nice replica. I read that the movie truck was actually based on a GMC truck, but even so is a pretty fair replica of a German double axle truck of the period. Versions were actually produced by several manufacturers. With some painting it could be right at home with 1:18 military vehicles, but is a bit too clean, plasticy and toy-like right out of the box. I opted to add wear to the tires and dust and dirt to the model. Hasbro really should have added some "dirt" to this one, but perhaps that would have added to the cost. This feels like a solid value for the price of $19.99

UPDATE: Contrary to early reports, the windshield does NOT break away. The truck does NOT come with the Ark. There is a crate, of sorts, made of cardboard. However, this crate is NOTHING like the one used to transport the Ark. By-the-way, the movie has at least 2 different Ark crates! I have 2 freeze frames of the crate in the truck and it is clear that they are different crates!

Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo Truck - dirtied Painted Cargo Truck AFTER! Here is the Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo Truck after I have got my grubby little hands on it. All the dirt went onto the truck! The tires got worn down too. Actually after looking at the movie again I think I can go with even MORE dirt. I always start light because I can always add more...

Boring guard duty for German soldiers Indiana Jones approaches Cargo Truck on horseback Indiana Jones leaps onto Truck! Throws passenger from Cargo Truck Indiana Jones gets rid of one soldier Indiana Jones drives the Cargo Truck Now for some fun!

The German soldiers strike back! German soldiers on the Cargo Truck Indiana Jones hanging off the Cargo Truck The Truck grill is broken Indiana Jones falling down Under the Truck goes Indy More fun!

Life's a drag, Indiana Jones Being pulled by the whip Indiana Jones climbs aboard the Cargo Truck More fun!

More dirt! Indiana Jones truck with more dirt Hasbro Indiana Jones Cargo Truck - More dirt! Truck from Raiders with more dirt! Four additions: 1) More dirt! 2) Cloth top with windows added. 3) Famous hood ornament (but still operable as a toy). 4) Grill ornament, (But darn it I forget the 'DIESEL' that goes underneath!)

Signature models Mercedes 770 1:18 Mercedes 770 Signature models Mercedes 770K Model Mercedes 770K 1938 Signature models

Signature models Mercedes 770K,1938. It came with the red flags but I had to add the "authentic markings", of course.

Raiders staff car Indiana Jones staff car Raiders Mercedes Figures in Mercedes Staff car from raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones truck chase car Custom German staff car Raiders Chase car

I took a die cast Signature models Mercedes 770 and modified it to resemble the staff car seen in the truck chase. Well it didn't look right empty, so I had to have a go at customizing some passengers. The toughest part is seating them, even though the model is 1:18 scale. For anyone else attempting this I would suggest cutting the seat height a little while constructing. Indy-fans, keep an eye out for other 1930's models in 1:18. Some are great for Indy-vehicles.

Construction notes!

Raiders staff car First ya gotta take it all apart. The Mercedes 770K Pullman Convertible is a great starting point for our Raiders staff car. It is a 1:18 scale car, the hood and front grill look spot-on, the doors hinge in the center ("suicide" doors!), it's a convertible and the folded top look right too. The fenders are a good shape match. Wheels are fine. The rear is rather humped up for the trunk and should be "flatter" for our purposes, but since the rear is covered in external luggage I think it will be hidden quite well. The 770K is, however, the luxury model for diplomats and VIPs. The staff car version for officers is the stripped down model!. Off come the fancy horns, the fog lights, the side windows and the rear lights.

Raiders staff car Raiders staff car Raiders staff car The rear seat must be brought forward. The 770K has a huge rear area and fold up seats for extra passengers. The staff car we want is a standard four-seater, so the floor is cut and the rear seat brought forward. The white card at the side hides a gap and must be painted dark grey. I put a support across the rear for the seat (white bar).

Raiders staff car The dashboard on the 770K is too large so it must be cut down for an accurate representation. The instrument panel was prised out and the ends cut. The green areas on the dash are the putty I used to fill the gaps and the white strips reconstruct the trim. The rest is down to paint! The steering wheel was also trimmed down as it was too fancy.

Raiders staff car Raiders staff car A major change must be made to the windshield. The Signature model is from 1938 and we want an earlier model with the split windshield and flat glass. I used angle plastic strip for this, and it is held in by tape in this construction shot.

For the rest of the changes you will have to refer to the finished shots. I added flag, spare wheel trim, windshield wipers and motors, side mirrors, rear view mirror, the folded hood was moved forward behind the rear seat and side trim added. A luggage rack was built for the rear and filled with "luggage" plus "leather" straps. The rear lights were replaced with very simple ones. Front number plate was printed onto a sticker and applied. Oh and DUST!

Raiders staff car Raiders staff car A staff car without staff is no good, so I had to build some figures. Dietrich is IJ German soldier limbs and hips, 21st Century head, and World Peacekeeper body with added collars, insignia etc. Toht is Indy with jacket built up with epoxy putty and plastic card lapels, plus a soft-goods "jacket skirt" not shown here. Head was Star Wars Naboo soldier with wire glasses. I haven't figured out how to make a thin-enough leather coat that won't totally get in the way once he is seated. Belloq was Indy with Belloq head and shoes. Indy's hat was re-shaped, and the jacket was Indy's too trimmed down and with plastic card lapels.

Indiana Jones troop car Troop car from Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones German troop car Custom troop car Mercedes Emblem

Indiana Jones troop car given the desert dust treatment. Figures are 21st Century chosen for their goggles of course! MG34 is also from 21st Century, and looks a whole lot better than the giant cannon Hasbro provides. I have no problem with the big H designing in toy-like features but I wish they would provide an alternative for their more mature fans! (And it seems Hasbro listens! The new AT-ST features realistic-sized cannons or kid friendly projectile versions. I'm impressed!) Note the cloth covering the radiator vent. *UPDATE* It was pointed out that the troop car sported a famous emblem. The last pic shows my latest addition.

Yet more dirt! Trop car with more dirt! German troop car more dirt! More dirt!! Back to the screen shots and my dirt is waaaaaaay too subtle. They must have applied it with a shovel for the movie!

Hatay truck custom Indiana Jones Hatay truck Indiana Jones truck from the Last Crusade Custom Hatay truck I decided to create a truck from Hatay since the tank would take a while :-) I haven't seen anyone else try this yet...

Hatay tank custom Scratch built Hatay tank Last Crusade tank custom Scratch built Last Crusade tank Indiana Jones tank custom Scratch built Indiana Jones tank Hasbro tank Hasbro Indiana Jones tank
Hatay tank otherwise known as the Last Crusade Tank, or the Indiana Jones tank. Based on a WWI Joint UK/US "International" Mk VIII tank the actual design featured a wider body and narrower tracks in order to accommodate a turret. Despite what you might read elsewhere the turret design was unique to this tank and is not taken from an existing vehicle. This model is entirely scratch built from plastic card plus some Evergreen strips and tubes. Let us start out with a series of basic views of the tank in the closest I can get to a Hatay desert scene without taking a long drive to Death Valley!

Top view of Last Crusade tank Last Crusade tank overhead Indiana Jones tank from above Overhead front view of Hatay tank Overhead rear view of Hatay tank Left side of Last Crusade tank
Now for some overhead views. These file sizes tend to be larger so be patient if you have a slow connection! Track links are individual links made up of 12 separate pieces!

Opening turret hatch Right sponson gun down Right sponson gun up Right sponson gun traversed right Interior with right sponson removed 6 pounder gun 6 pounder gun breech
Features: Opening Turret hatch; movable guns in turret and side sponsons; removable gun sponson on the right side (facing front) to give access to the interior. Last 2 pictures on the right show interior 6 pounder gun breech details. These were designed to be "Hasbro toy" accurate rather than exactly historically accurate for a naval 6 pounder.

Last Crusade tank turret removed Hatay tank turret details Top of Last Crusade tank Camoflage net tipped back Top of tank removed Turret in place with top of tank removed Spent shell casings in basket Left sponson interior Right interior view with pin-up pictures
Features: Entire turret and basket lift out: View up into turret shows some details including ready rounds for the turret 6 pounder gun: The camouflage net lifts up to reveal a swivel catch which enables the top to be removed: View with the top off reveals a frame which can support the turret even when the top is removed to allow interior access (Note the spent shell casings on the floor): View of basket to hold spent shell casings and shovels: Interior view through right sponson opening showing some interior details including ammunition crates stored under the turret, left sponson gun breech, fire extinguishers and pin-up pictures! Last picture on right shows a view through the top of the right side including more pin-ups and Brody's hat.

Hatay tank gunner custom Last Crusade tank gunner custom figure
Hatay tank gunner. I tried wrapping a cloth turban but couldn't get good results, so the only cloth piece is the waist band so that the leg movements are not restricted.

Hatay tank Driver custom Last Crusade tank Driver custom fgure
Hatay tank driver. As you can see the driver is clutching the tank steering levers in his hands as I haven't attached them to the tank yet. (Getting the right position to interact with the figure is important.) I'm assuming the thing hanging round his neck is a microphone of some sort since both he and the gunner are wearing headphones. The goggles were taken from a Tamiya 1:16 figure. Not quite the right shape but I was going nuts trying to figure out how to make nice goggles!

Indy approaches the tank gun He shoves a rock into the barrel! Tank with rock in barrel Blam!  The gun barrel splits Last Crusade tank with split gun barrel
Fun time. This shows another feature: Changeable left sponson gun barrel!

Colonel Vogel in the tank turret Henry Jones and Marcus Brody in the tank Last Crusade tank gunner through the viewport Vogel and tank driver Interior view of Last Crusade tank Indiana Jones on horse and the Last Crusade tank Indy hangs from the gun barrel Vogel attacks! Indiana Jones on top of the tank
Fun time. More interaction with figures. This model was designed to be a toy first, at least in concept.

Side plan of Last Crusade tank Top view of Last Crusade tank Front view of Last Crusade tank Inside side view of Last Crusade tank Inside top view of Last Crusade tank
Plans for the main construction. I don't know the exact size of the original but if the reported length of 36 feet is accurate then this model at 23 inches long would work out to a scale of 1:18.8. I.e. slightly less than 1/18 scale which seems just about right for the Hasbro figures. Detailing of the tank was done from photos and screen captures.

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Some build pictures. To make sure action figures would fit inside and not make the tank over scale I lowered the floor slightly. The concept for the build was to be 'Hasbro toy' - a nicely detailed one, sure, but it had to have some 'play features'. I omitted some details from the interior, for example, to leave space for figures.

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Evergreen tubes were used for the guns. Some angle strips were used also. Rivets were made using a hole punch purchased at a scrap book store and attached using liquid cement and a sharp craft knife blade. Where possible I tried to get the exact number of rivets as shown on the original. (Lots of screen captures from the movie were employed.) How to make the 'barbed wire' perplexed me for a long time till I found some plastic 'bird netting' in the garage. Carefully cutting one strand leaving small stubs each side gave the basic wire. A little silver paint, toned down with 'rust' and 'dirt' washes gave a nice effect without the danger of using real wire.

Kubelwagen Tamiya 1/16 Kubelwagen 1/16 model of a VW Kubelwagen Kubelwagen model by Tamiya Republic of Hatay Kubelwagen VW Kubelwagen Wartime Kubelwagen Tamiya 1/16 scale Kubelwagen in Republic of Hatay markings. This was the briefly seen real VW Kubel from Last Crusade.

Kubelwagen Kubelwagen Kubelwagen Kubelwagen Kubelwagen Scratch built 'fake' Kubelwagen that played a starring role in the tank chase! Reportedly based on a Citroen, this made-for-the-movie Kubel was destroyed by the tank.

Kubelwagen A lot of plastic card...

PAINTING TIPS for a dusty, dirty vehicle

1. Use matt paint. You want a dry, dusty look.
2. Use thinned paint. You want the base color to show through.
3. Work in stages, gradually adding more till you get the look you want.
4. Be random! Go for the opposite of neat and tidy. Just splodge paint on without thinking too much.
5. Dust and dirt come from the ground up. Go heavier on the bottom of the vehicle and where wheels pick up dirt.

I use enamels thinned with paint thinner. I especially like Humbrol, which is very matt and has lots of pigment. I find enamels give a nice matt finish when brushed on. However, you can also use acrylics like Tamiya thinned with 91% alcohol from the drugstore. This is less toxic than enamels, but can sometimes dry with a slight sheen. To prevent that get your hands on Tamiya 'flat base'. This is not a paint but an additive. Mix a little in with your acrylic paint for a really matt finish. For a very smooth appearance, which would correspond to a very fine dust, used thinned acrylic and spray from a airbrush, getting lighter as you get higher on the vehicle. An example would be:

Custom troop car

For a dirtier, grungier look, break out a largish brush - not wall painting size, but large compared to normal modeling brush size! There are two ways to apply the thinned paint, and you will probably want to use both. First is to pretty much slop wet paint thinned with plenty of thinner on the model which settles into crevices, grooves and around objects, pretty much like dust gets into cracks and sheltered areas. You can also pretty much coat the whole vehicle with thinned paint with a brush for an overall dusty look that is much rougher, random and therefore dirtier looking than using an air brush. Give it plenty of time to dry out before adding more! The second approach, and you can use a little less thinner now, is to apply the paint with a fairly dry brush, applying less paint at a time and mostly stabbing it onto the model with a fairly short bristled brush. This allows you a little more control, and gives a heavier dirt approach which can be applied to select areas. The stabbing avoids brush marks which gives the dirt away as paint and gives a nice rough and random effect. You can use a more normal painting stroke on less visible areas, such as the underside and wheel arches to make sure they get dirtied up too. Just remember to start thinned and add more paint as you observe the results and get used to applying it. This will give something like this:

Painted Cargo Truck

After looking at my pics, and going back to look at the movie (having screen capture on the PC really helps here) I decided that my dirt, for Raiders vehicles anyway, was much too subtle. So I went back and using the 'dry stab' technique applied much heavier dirt in areas using undiluted paint. I will add new pictures of the trucks soon to show this, though you can see it on the motorbike and sidecar: Raiders motorcycle with sidecar

The sidecar also shows heavier dirt, or lumps, which is nothing more than crumbled up chalk mixed into the paint.

Cairo Indy Custom Indiana Jones in Cairo Indiana Jones in Cairo Cairo Indy with a re-built hat. I like the whipping action Indy as a toy (that whipping action is pretty good as long as the whip is glued to his hands) but this one has a better 'look'.

Crate Version 1 front Crate Version 1 rear view with burnt stencils What?  No Ark? My first version of the Ark crate. Wouldn't you know it turned out too small for the Ark?

Crate Version 2 front Crate Version 2 burnt side Carry handles on crate Version 2 Frnt and top of crate Version 2 Indy! Crate Version 2 Crate up the Ark! Hasbro Ark and my crate Version 2 Ark crate version 2. Ark fits just fine, but now the crate is oversized for the truck! Hmm. I guess Hasbro scaled down the truck.

German mechanic Indiana Jones German mechanic number one Big Wrench The scrawny German mechanic. Carry a big wrench!

Jungle Belloq Rene Belloq Belloq in the South American Jungle Indiana Jones custom Belloq figure Hovitos and  Belloq Rene Belloq in jungle setting with Hovitos warriors.

Hovitos warrior Custom Hovitos warrior Hovitos with spears Bow carrying Hovitos warrior Custom bow and Hovitos warrior Indiana Jones Hovitos warrior Custom Hovitos warriors. Spears are from Wicket the Ewok (and number 2 is bent!). Bow is custom.

Raiders Indy school teacher Indy as teacher from Raiders

KOTCS Indy school teacher Indy as teacher from Crystal skull.

Sankara Stones Reverse of Sankara Stones Sankara Stone grouping Customized Sankara stones. I cut down 3 Hasbro stones (the ones that came with the German soldier) and tried to paint them to match the picture in the book "Best of the Lucasfilm Archives".

Last Crusade motorcycle with sidecar Prof. Henry Jones in sidecar Motorcycle with sidecar from Last Crusade Indy/Henry sidecar Motorcycle with sidecar Classic Indy and Henry on motorbike and sidecar from Last Crusade.

Raiders motorcycle with sidecar German motorcycle with sidecar Truck chase motorbike with sidecar Sidecar with German soldiers Motorbike with sidecar Indiana Jones German soldiers on motorcycle with sidecar from the truck chase on Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Checking to make sure Henry fits Construction of sidecars Sidecar Construction Bikes were modded too Just need paint Plans Rough sketch Sidecar construction. Constructed out of plastic card, sprue, some wire and brass strip, and even a part of Dragon Panther! Wheels from Walmart dirt (cheap) bike! On the second picture you can see how I put a slot in a piece of plastic card designed to fit the peg on the bottom of the Hasbro bike. A thick piece of sprue (the grey rod) goes right through the sidecar just behind the 'seatback', and not only acts as an axle for the wheel but on the other side slots into the hole in the side of the Hasbro bike. If you have the Hasbro bike you will know what I mean! In the finished pictures the sidecar simply slides into place - no glue required! The bikes themselves also received some attention. The obvious being the removal of the 'tarps'. I also filled the hole in the side of the gas tank, added the second seat (a piece of plastic card) and the second exhaust pipe (a piece of sprue, wrapped with plastic card and covered with mesh for the muffler). The Egypt version has knee shields also. And of course they were painted that dark German grey. To cap it off I printed correct licence numbers for the Austria bike, and that shield-like symbol which was based on a screen capture. I made up a licence plate for the Egypt version. You can't see it in the film, so unless there is a behind-the-scenes picture, my fictional plate will have to do! These were printed on stickers, not decals, just like a Hasbro toy!

Number plates Useful number plates and badges

Kazim Brother of the Cruciform Sword Second Brother of the Cruciform Sword Kazim and the Brothers of the Cruciform Sword in Hatay. These look pretty good, although I found it impossible to hand-paint neat stripes! Oh well, I'm after "action figure", not perfection. Actually now I see all 3 I'm disappointed that I can't pose them actually firing. I might have to do a 4TH figure then...

Making Kazim The making of Kazim Showing the Kazim head in construction. Cheap Walmart (The Corps) soldier figure head, cut down and with hat and hair sculpted out of epoxy putty. On the side view you can see how the head has to be cut, and then a hole drilled to take the neck. The black Cairo swordsman robes with their first coat of paint.

Last Crusade horsemen 4 horsemen Horsemen of Last Crusade The four horsemen of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Indy LC horse Indiana Jones on horse Last Crusade Indy horse Standard Indy figure but the horse gets the royal tassel treatment.

Henry LC horse Henry Jones on horse Last Crusade Henry on horse Dr. Henry Jones Sr.

Sallah LC horse Sallah with horse Last Crusade Sallah on horse Sallah on horse, Last Crusade.

Brody LC horse Marcus Brody with horse Last Crusade Brody on horse Marcus Brody on horse, Last Crusade.

Building Brody Building the Brody head. The face was cast from a Star Wars Malliki figure. The rest was sculpted. The procedure, for those wanting the gory details, went like this. First I made a neck stand out of epoxy putty. Then I covered the neck with a thin layer of Super Sculpey and pock-marked the surface so the next layer would have something to fix to. This was then baked. Then I got my Star Wars Malliki figure, also known as a rancor keeper, and removed the head covering. Using a blob of epoxy putty, and a little baby oil brushed onto the face so the putty would not stick, I made a cast. The next stage was to cover the 'blank head' with more Super Sculpey and get a positive head cast from the negative mold. Then carefully sculpt the rest of the head and hair. Ears were made separately and glued on after baking. Trim, fix and paint!

Building Sallah Sallah under construction How I made Sallah Sallah was a little more straightforward. Collar and tie from epoxy putty. Head trimmed with careful craft knife work. Hair and beard textured by using a hot wire. Fez from epoxy putty again. The jacket was made from Super Sculpey.

Indy with a better hat Horse man Indiana Jones good hat Horse man Indy with a re-built hat.

Marion Raven bar Raven bar Marion I repainted Marion. Now I need to reduce the shine!

Marion and Indy Raven bar Indy and Marion Raven bar Raven bar Marion and Indy Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood Marion (with less shine) and Indy in the Raven bar.

Baddies at the door Group photo at the Raven bar Someone at the door! Group photos at the Raven bar.

Toht Raven bar We are, heh, not thirsty! Toht custom figure 'We are, heh, not thirsty!' Here is our friend Toht. I should maybe add some steaming snow to the shoulders! (I just thought of that.) Pardon the "jungle" background! It's spring in California.

Raven bar black hat Raven bar black hat Raven bar black hat Not identified by name as far as I know, here is the tall, thin, machine-gun armed companion to Toht from the Raven bar scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Indy Raven bar Indiana Jones in the Raven bar Raven bar Indy Raven bar Indy. I meant to put gloves on him but I can't find the hands - surplus horse Indy. Oh well, maybe later.

Raven heavy one Raven bar big heavy Big Thug from the Raven The Raven bar featured some heavies, or thugs who were motivated to attack our hero in the remote Himalayan bar. Some refer to then as "Sherpas", though I would not like to go where they guide me! This is the huge guy.

Raven heavy 3 Little guy - Raven heavy Tables are turned This is the little guy from the Raven bar.

Raven heavy 2 Raven bar fight Raven fight This is the guy who fights Indy with the flaming arm in the Raven bar. This guy comes in halfway through the fight and knocks Indy's automatic out of his hand with the door.

Building marion Raven Building marion Raven Building marion Raven Marion was constructed from a Star Wars General Leai body with a fair amount of epoxy putty build-up (including a neck). Head is a modified Marion head.

Building Toht Raven Building Toht Raven First picture is my Toht mock-up with LC Indy body, Star Wars Naboo soldier head and 21st Century German soldier long coat. Hat from KOTCS Indy. Second picture shows Belloq legs and custom coat being fashioned from Super Sculpey. For the Sculpey I have found out that it is better to work in layers, i.e. starting with a basic shell, baking that and then adding the collar and baking again. The added Sculpey seems to adhere quite nicely without glue.

Building Raven machine gunner Building Raven heavies Raven bar machine gunner was Batman Bruce Wayne figure with 21st Century German soldier coat. I took a little licence here by going with the open coat. Hat from horse Indy. Raven bar heavies were a mixed bag. Big guy was based on a Walmart "The Corps" figure. The 'flaming arm' dude was entirely based on Sallah. The little guy used cemetery warrior legs and arms, Belloq torso (because it's so short), and Mutt head.

Travelling Indy clone Clone of Travelling Indy Travelling Indy, inspired by Inky Skin's custom. This has a different head though.

Bad weather Indy Indiana Jones in raincoat Inclement weather Indy Travelling Indy raincoat Bad weather Indy. What does Professor Jones wear when the weather gets tough? The fedora stays but a long raincoat would sure come in handy!

Tourist Indy Hawaiian shirt Indy Bermuda shorts Indy When the sun comes out, so does tourist Indy, ready to hit the beach with towel, book, Bermuda shorts and loud Hawaiian shirt. Bring on the bikini babes! I had to keep the fedora ads a sun hat, otherwise..... how would you know it's Indy?

Col Musgrove Army Intel Col Musgrove Raiders of the Lost Ark Col Musgrove Col Musgrove from army intelligence

Major Eaton Major Eaton, army intelligence from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Here's my interpretation of Major Eaton, army intelligence from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Marcus Brody in blue suit Marcus Brody in Raiders of the Lost Ark Marcus Brody in blue suit. Another attempt at a custom head - I like it better than an Anakin head, but it's tough to make it look like Denholm Elliot!

Indy and Sallah go Ark hunting Added accessories. The medallion is a super sculpey creation, suitably painted.

Everybody hates me! Everybody STILL hates me! The mechanic that everyone hates - so I tried to disguise him in hat and jacket!

Overloaded mechanic Comic mechanic Spare part surgery! Put some spare parts together to make this comically overloaded mechanic guy.

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