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Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« on: November 29, 2014, 08:43:40 PM »
After we've been discussing recently what the weird orange beetle from the large Wild Republic Insects (photo of the entire set here) is supposed to be I thought I should really give it a repaint to match a Carrion Beetle, family Silphidae. Initially, I wanted to go for the Asian and Australian Diamesus osculans but later i decided to make it look like the closely related Diamesus bimaculatus from Taiwan. So I took out the acrylics and made a quick repaint.

Before:


And after:



There were no further alterations other than repainting.

Edit 2017-02-16: Fixed broken image urls.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 07:05:21 PM by brontodocus »



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Re: Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 09:48:13 PM »
The paint job is certainly more natural looking, although the original definitely has a certain fabulousness to it!

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Re: Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2014, 09:59:33 PM »
I like the idea that this figure was intended to be a silphid; certainly makes the most sense. Your paint job is nice but I never alter my figures; inaccurate or not, I like to keep it the way the manufacturer intended.
I do have a small Nicrophorus figure; I believe it is a PlayVisions figure but not sure.

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Re: Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 09:45:27 PM »
Thanks for the comments, Sean & Blaine.  :) Well, I intended to alter some of the figures even before I bought them. I might go on and modify the butterfly, the Eupholus-coloured blue beetle, and the true bug, too.
I do have a small Nicrophorus figure; I believe it is a PlayVisions figure but not sure.
Well possible, here's a photo dinocat62 posted in the PV & XX thread: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=267.msg3108#msg3108 Could that be the one you have? The entire set is awesome! 8)

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Re: Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 09:53:21 PM »
Thanks for the comments, Sean & Blaine.  :) Well, I intended to alter some of the figures even before I bought them. I might go on and modify the butterfly, the Eupholus-coloured blue beetle, and the true bug, too.
I do have a small Nicrophorus figure; I believe it is a PlayVisions figure but not sure.
Well possible, here's a photo dinocat62 posted in the PV & XX thread: http://animaltoyforum.com/index.php?topic=267.msg3108#msg3108 Could that be the one you have? The entire set is awesome! 8)

yes, that's the Nicrophorus. In fact, I believe I have all of those (my PV and XX beetles arent on display).



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Re: Repainted Wild Republic Carrion Beetle
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 09:57:37 PM »
yes, that's the Nicrophorus. In fact, I believe I have all of those (my PV and XX beetles arent on display).
They should be on display for sure! :) I'm really envious!