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Ruby Rhod Custom Statue / Bust

Custom #:51872  
Name:Ruby Rhod
Custom Type:Statue / Bust
Toy Series:Fifth Element
Creator:G Brand  
Date Added:July 17, 2013
Base Figure:Wire Armature
Height:7.00 inches
Articulation:1 points
“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.

User Comments
Rorschach - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Uouh! You are an artist
G Brand - Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thank you.
Davey Blaze Customs - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Hmm, regarding the cracking issue, I've developed an approach for avoiding cracking with my stuff. I realized that if I were to use Apoxy to sculpt pointy areas I.e. Batmans "ears" or the pointy parts of Quicksilvers hair, or the flame on Ghost Riders head for examples, that it would be easy for them to crack and snap off, especially if the figure took a tumble. My solution is that I use Kneadatite a.k.a. "Green Stuff" (actual brand name) for parts that require having a little "give", and so far it has worked really well. It's got a different consistency and is totally different than Apoxy if you've never used it, but it's a handy addition to the customizing arsenal, I think
G Brand - Thursday, September 26, 2013
You know, Blaynescott suggested the exact same stuff a while ago. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!
Davey Blaze Customs - Sunday, September 22, 2013
I had to say again how much I Love this figure and your sculpting job! How do you feel about the Sculpey as a tool? I've been thinking about giving it a try, Does it work as well for you as the apoxy?
G Brand - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I really enjoy working with Super Sculpey. It's soft and very workable material. Having said that, I won't be using it as much for larger scale pieces. The problem I'm noticing is that it tends to crack at the joints, which is no bueno for me. But I still use it to sculpt smaller pieces (heads, hands and such). I'm experimenting right now with a mixture of Super Sculpey and Sculpey Firm, but have run into the same cracking issue. For strength, nothing beats Apoxie Sculpt (epoxy).
Davey Blaze Customs - Saturday, September 14, 2013
Wow, this is terrific!!! Such an amazing sculpting job, You've done a really great job with the anatomy! The dimensions look spot on. Very well done. I think the choice to make it a static figure was a good one, because that pose is perfect.
G Brand - Monday, September 16, 2013
Wow! Thanks for all of the support Davey!
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Saturday, July 20, 2013
this is what it's all about right here. who woulda thought we'd ever see a figure of a character like this? G, I guess. simply amazing.
G Brand - Sunday, July 21, 2013
Thank you my friend.
Gonard - Saturday, July 20, 2013
with the.... and the.. paint... sculpt...
haha bro you leave me speechless XD
insanely awesome custom, spot on!
G Brand - Sunday, July 21, 2013
Thanks very much.
loosecollector - Friday, July 19, 2013
WOW! If you said the paintjob was done by a machine, I would believe you bro.
The sculpt is awesome and the paintjob... amazing!
G Brand - Friday, July 19, 2013
Thanks brotha!
ManyMack Creationz - Friday, July 19, 2013
Worst movie ever, but this is definitely one of your best customs ever. Great job on this Masterpiece!
G Brand - Friday, July 19, 2013
Thanks MMC
MadHarley - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wow freaking awesome, as well as Korben. I can't wait to see Leeloo and I'm assuming Zorg is also in the works with that Sirius black head at your disposal.
G Brand - Friday, July 19, 2013
You read my mind. Thanks
NeCrollector - Thursday, July 18, 2013
This is TOO DAMN COOL! Wow, G! You never cease to amaze us, brother! THIS IS A MASTERPIECE of COSMIC proportions!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Super Green! Thanks again NC
jonatanmk - Thursday, July 18, 2013
OUTSTANDING! Your work here is amazing! This is a very funny character in the movie...
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
He's one of my favorite characters, ever. Thanks
Ole Jade Jaw - Thursday, July 18, 2013
DAAAAAAMMMMM, This bit@* got knocked dafuq out!..... of the park!!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Glad you like it OJJ.
evrybdyluvsjosh - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Very cool.
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
infamous22 - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Truly incredible work! The posing and detailing is perfect!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Thanks very much.
Blain3 - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Corbin my man!!! This is fraking AMAZING!!!!!!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Frak Yeah! Thanks
matthancock - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Always love seeing your movie customs G! You do such amazing work and you choose characters very few others have made and then you knock them outta the park!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, I really enjoy making unique characters.
NickyHavok1 - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Each individual spot? Dedication,craftsmanship,perfection.
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
You forgot 'patience' Thanks!
Redmist - Thursday, July 18, 2013
NO. U. DID. NOT. WOW, G! Next level, homie! let's 4get 4 a sec that u actually sculpted this dude, but u painted that crazy PRINT?! God bless yo skills meng, now BZZZZ!J/K LOL
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
YES. I. DID! Thanks for the support Redmist.
Darththomas - Thursday, July 18, 2013
UN-BE-LEIVABLE this is spot on buddy and I just don't have the words to do it justice!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
I always appreciate the support DT
bootleg buster toys - Thursday, July 18, 2013
I am very impressed with this, I like how you made the body completely out of wires and sculpey and also this really looks awfully like Chris Tucker !!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Thanks! I tried to make it resemble Chris as much as I could.
THWIP71 - Thursday, July 18, 2013
For the love of all that is right and fair in this world, you MUST make Leeloo.
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Fear not, Leeloo will be made. But you can't rush when you're creating the supreme being Thanks.
Bakegirl - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Whoomp there it is! I've been waiting for this one!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Well wait no longer. Thanks again Bakegirl.
BDCdiesel - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ha ha ha ha, I never thought I would see a custom of that guy, ha ha ha. Awesome work, man.

Can't wait to see Milla!!
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
I actually can't believe no one's made him before. Thanks.
D-List Customs - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ho-lee shiiiiiii....take mushrooms. I'm at a loss for words.
G Brand - Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ha! Thanks man.
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