Heller Oryctes Nasicornis – Rhinoceros Beetle Model Kit | Build & Paint

Heller Oryctes Nasicornis – Rhinoceros Beetle Model Kit | Build & Paint. so here we are today with this Heller
model kit our easties and na z cornice I’m not sure if I’m pronouncing that
right but also known as the rhinoceros beetle so this is a plastic model kit
which we’re going to build and do a paint job on so there I am just getting
the pieces ready there I find a handy building these kits so it gives you an
opportunity to try out paint jobs and practice with your painting and effects
and all that type of thing so anyway on with the model so we’re assembling the
model here for those that might have this model I’ll just go through the bits
and pieces so I’m just getting the legs ready there that’s pieces 7 8 9 10 12
and 11 so I’ve just arranged them there I don’t want to get mixed up they sort
of look the same but I think there are a slightly different so you want to get
them right so we’ve cut the pieces out file down the rough edges to make it
nice and smooth ready for gluing and there I am preparing the underbelly of
the beetle filing that down also so go through all the bits and file those down
so the underbelly is piece number one in the kit just filing away there that’s to prepare
all your pieces so it makes it easy for gluing and you’ll have a nice clean
model once it’s fully assembled so make of the horn there that’s pieces three
and four two pieces glued together we’re gonna glue them together in a moment
just get them ready they’re just gluing in the legs on the base or the
underbelly got the model glue there and just applying just enough glue to glue
in place you don’t need too much just enough of course and just sticking those
legs in the holes where they’re supposed to go so this piece has this biscuit this
model kit has 13 pieces so it’s relatively straightforward and simple to
assemble all the pieces together so there we are we’ve got our base complete
there with the legs the underbelly just gluing that horn together the 2 piece or
two pieces to make the horn of the beetle the rhinoceros horn so carefully
clearing those pieces in place filing off filing off any excess edges we’ve
got the head there which is number instructions
number two just cutting out the main part of the body the shell top shell
which is number six following the edges off and there’ll be
two other little pieces the solve antenna bit or the antenna bits two of
those number both numbered five so they’re just gonna collude the body
together the top half of the body to the bottom half of the body did I say glued in the antenna we
haven’t got to that bit yet but we’ll glue in those antenna antenna in a
moment so just get in that top shell body armor part fixed to the top wiping
any excess glue away with a cotton bud though or a q-tip as you might say in
America and gluing in the head moving in a
headpiece top the head to the base making sure it’s secure and wiping off
any excess glue so now we’re sticking in the rhino horn
the Rhino esque nose which is obviously where it gets its name from rhinoceros
beetle or easties naza cornice you can tell my Latin isn’t very good there so
wiping off any excess again excess glue and now we’ll stick in the antennae one
on either side so just pokin those in there in certain them in place and that’s is pretty much the assembly
complete so now we’re ready to start paying job once the glue has cured and
then we’re ready to go so there we are we can see the piece
fully assembled right now for the painting so he’ll are actually supplied
two pots of paint sort of like a light lightish baiji color and a darker beige
II colored paint but the darker paint wasn’t very appropriate or suitable for
this job it was the wrong color I researched the beetle and his more
Vasseur a red color so even though I put the paint the darker Brown on to the
body there we will paint over them shortly in the video I use the lighter
beige for the underbelly and areas where there’s kind of bug fur there’s a little
area on top between the main body and the head but you can actually see there
so use the lighter beige for the coloring there but so there’s no need
well in my case here I decided I didn’t need the darker brown so I went I
actually painted over that with black so there are there’s some reference photos
from the internet you can see the shell is a more of a sort of reddish brown
color so anyway I’m painting the underbelly
there with the hell’re lights are beige actually these supplied paints are quite
thick as well I prefer painting with thinner pains so I use just ordinary
acrylics so we got the black there and just wore them down slightly to give a
bit fluidity so there I am painting over the main body part and what we will do
also is we’ll build build up a few layers and we’ll mix them red in with
the black so what we’re doing is blending the colors onto the model or on
the model it’s a bare black on there I’m gonna bear red and we blend the colors
on the model while that while the while the paint’s still wet anyway this moment
we’re just putting a coat of black black paint onto the areas that you can see
there in the video so there we are this the first layer
complete going now over the main part of the body again as you can see them and
there we are we’ve got some cadmium red which will blend with black paint over
the body on the top of the body so now you can see I’m applying the red paint
to the model so I’ll keep this part at normal speed because this is probably
the most important part of the process with painting to get those shades
gradients you almost get like ass of an airbrushed effect without obviously
using an airbrush so it build up layers so this is the first layer just blend in
the black in with the red what we want the colors to pop out a little bit or
the red to pop out so what is painting the black around the edges and as you
move in towards the body it becomes more red if that makes any sense I was sort
of like looking at my reference material to see where I want the colors and also
kind of dry brushing some red over the legs but but not how I would normally
dry brush the paint is a lot wetter than why would use on say concrete statues
and other casts and items it all depends on what your painting was appropriate
for you for your model and what materials the model is made
from and all that type of thing so there are continued blending the black and red
they are over the shell and we’re continuing on the head though just blend
in those colors and together carefully while it’s still wet of course so the
colors couldn’t easily blend together acrylics dry relatively fast so that’s
one of the reasons I saw build up a layer but I like building up layers
anybody cuz II tend to get there but they’re death to your paint jobs snow just touching at the head there so
highlighting the highlights areas in red we’re trying to get like the more raised
the area the higher the highlights the redder the color will be on those
highlights and then so grading out into the black around the edges so like I said earlier these model kits
I find them handy to practice paint jobs I thought I enjoyed assembling the and
models also obviously it’s nice making your own sculptures and models from
scratch I prefer doing that at the end of the day so now while we’re on the underside
again we’re just gonna put another coats of the hell’re age color on the
underbelly just to solidified that color give it a nice solid base let that dry
and we’ll come back to that later so building up another layer again with the
black a red using the same technique blending on the model with the paint
brush of course blending in around the head and on the
head on the horn touching up areas touching
up the red on the legs there back to the body and head and that’s
where we are so far just painting on the underside of the
legs there as you can see send again with a red with a kind of dry brush
thing sort of dry brush half dry half wet no reason some burnt umber and we’re
gonna use the burnt umber or brown paint as a wash over the underbelly and the
furry areas of the beetle so put a wash over the top and then we’ll wipe off the
excess paint with well I’ve got some cotton wool there but you can use a rag
anything which is suitable so we just wipe out the areas there to reveal the
highlights and that beige colour paint underneath so it kind of brings out the
detail makes it kind of natural and authentic also so just work it in areas there as you
can see as the painters drive relatively quickly working over the full area of
the underbelly and there we are so that’s the underbelly finished although
Jude put another coat on that I don’t think it’s in the video so put two coats
on there whose little furry bit between the head and the body so that’s the same
color and the brown wash over the top and where the soft cheek parts of the
head meet the horn is just a sole paint washing to speed up the process of the
egg driver the hairdryer as you can see there touching up the model seems to return
the black and red land again so this will be the final layer for the black
and red and just generally touching up the whole model so there we are that’s pretty much job
done and that is job done so there we are one arrestees and na z cornice
rhinoceros beetle I think almost looks real there is after it’s being completed
and you can see the pictures in the bottom right hand corner also photos so
there we are hope you enjoyed the video and see you soon thanks for watching and
over and out

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