Star Wars Custom Of The Week: TCW Senator Riyo Chuchi By Elias

Bespin refugee - February 05, 2017
This week's custom is a 3 3/4" Senator Riyo Chuchi (The Clone Wars) by Elias

Here's the story behind it:
"This is my first 100% sculpted action figure. I have been working on her for almost a year now, so it feels really good having her finally completed. When I first started, being only 13 years old, I was really concerned that I might not be able to pull off this custom of Riyo Chuchi. I just dove right in and persistence paid off. Perseverance went a long way when putting this figure together.

The base of the figure was a Star Trek Uhura action figure that was severely modified. I sculpted and sanded the torso to get it where I needed. the lower legs are from a Clone Wars Aayla Secura, and the arms were from a Clone Wars MicroSeries "Snow Bunny" Padme Amidala. The head, believe it or not, was from a modified Ahsoka Tano action figure that was sanded very heavily, and then, had hair sculpted to the top.

My Dad helped me fabricate the headdress from scratch using ProCreate to sculpt it with. I was worried about using ProCreate because of the quick dry time being a relatively new to sculpting. We made the headdress removable by placing saran wrap over the head before sculpting the piece onto the head. The crystal jewels on the back of the crown were glued to sewing thread before being sculpted into the accessory to maintain both strength and accuracy.

At first, I was very intimidated by the pattern on her dress, due to its intricacies. My dad suggested that in order to make the painting process simpler, I could map out my pattern using dots. I placed the dots on the dress, then used a fine detail paintbrush to connect these dots and added the three circles. The Porcelain Rose paint was too bright, so to darken the pattern, I used a wash of the color I used on the rest of her dress. To get the right color on the lips, I painted them white then applied a darker blue wash to make them pop.

Now that she is done, I couldn't be happier. I feel like now that I completed my first 100% sculpted I completed a rite of passage in the customizing community. It is a figure I couldn't have made when I first started out as a customizer 6 years ago. It took many years of building up my skill set to get me where I needed to be to pull it off. Now she is my favorite custom!

I hope when people think that they could never pull off making their own Star Wars custom action figure, that they look to me for inspiration, because if I can pull off a figure that looks this good at 13 years old, they can at least give customizing a try.

Check out the image(s) of his custom below in our GALLERY!

Click here if you would like to submit your own custom figure(s) to be displayed on, and be sure to check out our Custom Forum section, where you can discuss and show off your work among other customizers.
Image 1 of 18
1 of 18
Image 2 of 18
2 of 18
Image 3 of 18
3 of 18
Image 4 of 18
4 of 18
Image 5 of 18
5 of 18
Image 6 of 18
6 of 18
Image 7 of 18
7 of 18
Image 8 of 18
8 of 18
Image 9 of 18
9 of 18
Image 10 of 18
10 of 18
Image 11 of 18
11 of 18
Image 12 of 18
12 of 18
Image 13 of 18
13 of 18
Image 14 of 18
14 of 18
Image 15 of 18
15 of 18
Image 16 of 18
16 of 18
Image 17 of 18
17 of 18
Image 18 of 18
18 of 18


Advertise Here on

Search Online Stores for Star Wars

Search Ebay for Star Wars Now

More Custom Toys & Art News

Advertise on Jedi Insider


Toy Photography

Movies & TV



This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE