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sku: 44138 Giant Rhino Beetle By Glitterwolf

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Awesome, it looks so lifelike with the subtle shifts of colour in the shell.

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8 minutes ago, Dan S said:

Awesome, it looks so lifelike with the subtle shifts of colour in the shell.

 

Thx, I primed with Reaper Blue Liner.

Than applied thin layers of Scale 75 Cobalt Alchemy, Kunzite Alchemy and Citadel Glistening Green ( all metallics)

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That looks great, I was sure that your used colour shifting paint until I read your paint list :winkthumbs:

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32 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

That looks great, I was sure that your used colour shifting paint until I read your paint list :winkthumbs:

 

Thanks!

One can achieve that without special paints, just wash and glaze with metallics over a basecoat.

I looked at pics of real beetles, I always say, Nature is the best painter.

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Just now, Lostraven said:

Wow beautiful, very lifelike.

 

Thank you!

I'm happy you like it!

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Very well done!  Really looks like a rhino beetle specimen.  I like your shell work nicely iridescent without being over the top.

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7 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Very well done!  Really looks like a rhino beetle specimen.  I like your shell work nicely iridescent without being over the top.

 

Thank you!

I love painting animals of all sorts, there are some great patterns to be found in Nature.

Glad you like it!

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3 minutes ago, Venun said:

Looks good Glitter!

 

Thank you!

I appreciate it!

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I agree with all the compliments.  Very nice iridescent sheen.  I thought it was just gloss coated, I never would have thought to use mixed metallics on it, it must really glimmer in person.  I always thought metallics never truly come across right in pictures.  And creepy too, always important when painting insects!

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3 hours ago, stormbreach said:

I agree with all the compliments.  Very nice iridescent sheen.  I thought it was just gloss coated, I never would have thought to use mixed metallics on it, it must really glimmer in person.  I always thought metallics never truly come across right in pictures.  And creepy too, always important when painting insects!

 

Thank you!

 

I used Reaper Blue liner as a basecoat.

Then Scale 75 Cobalt Alchemy ( blue metallic) applied in a thin layer.

Then strokes of Citadel Glistening Green ( ancient paint pot still works) and Scale 75 Kunzite Alchemy ( pinkish metallics) thinned to a wash and applied in small strokes on certain places.

It works for me.

 

I also like to play with metallics on scales of Dragons and Celestial creatures like a Ki'rinn, just apply the right colour in small patches here and there to give a shimmering look.

One does not need special paints for those effects.

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6 minutes ago, Iridil said:

Wonderful nacreous bug!

 

Thank you!

Playing with metallics and looking at pics of the real deal helps a lot.

 

 

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