“Freeze those knees, my chickadees!”
Today I present Ruby Rhod! I wanted to continue the Fifth Element line and thought ‘who better to make than the loud-mouthed Cosmic DJ, himself’.
Head: McFarlane NBA Headcast
Body: Wire Armature
Hands: SF Remy
Feet: Resin cast blanks
Sculpt: Used Super Sculpey and Aves Apoxie
There was a certain look I wanted to capture, which is the main reason I decided to make him a static figure.
Pretty straight forward process. I started with the wire armature and added aluminum foil to help map out torso dimensions. I then began sculpting away. I knew which hands and head I was going to use. His right hand can move up and down, to adjust for holding things. The outrageous collars are made from blister packaging (cut to shape). For his microphone-staff I used this plastic straw I found in one of my miscellaneous bins. I have a bunch of them from somewhere (I don’t know) but it was a perfect fit. I simply sculpted the microphone end. And Ruby also comes with that pesky ‘Fire’ stone, made from sculpey and aves.
Now… can you guess what the most time consuming part was? You got it!! I was dreading having to paint this guy from the moment I started. I knew there was a certain pattern to the spots that I tried to mimic as best I could but, I painstakingly added each individual spot.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how he turned out. Oh, and I do plan on doing more from this film.
Thanks and let me know what you think.