Elisa and I are starting a new series based on beetles and other insects. This first one is a Hercules Beetle. I’ve posted my idea-then some of the bug parts (the two wings and the head piece). The group shot also includes the body carapace(the final design has the model’s face covered), the head piece, one wing cover and the legs. The mask is in the corner. The last two are the faux finishes with the enamel treatment in progress. Working on the wings and the legs-will post soon.
I made these several years ago for the 4th of July. The two planes are bottle rockets, Godzilla has a mini Roman Candle in his mouth (and the buildings are rigged to blow), Wiley E Coyote is self explanatory (as the Rocketeer). The Carousel is mounted on a fence spinner thing and the outhouse is rigged with a smoke bomb and some fire crackers (a nice self portrait of me going to the can). None survived.
A trade that I created for another artist. This creation is based on one of Stefan Bucher’s monsters (DailyMonster.com) and I got a book that he designed….and then gave as an Anniversay gift to my wife. Thanks Stephan. I am married for another year because of you!