My newest two Tiny Beetles have found a home: one in each of my two gorgeous Beetle Specimen Drawers (aka Beetle Museum Drawers).
I make most of my Beetle People with the intent to reproduce them by making molds and casts, but my Tiny Beetles are different. The larger beetles range from about 2.5″ to 8″ long so far. I strive for detail and interesting facial expression on my originals, and color the reproductions to make them unique. Some of the casts get modified a bit more: I may do a bit of carving before coloring them. Some are colored with pigment in the cast material, or with surface pigment bonded in the mold. Others get rub on pigment and/or paint. Most are finished with a clear sealing coat.
My Tiny Beetles are much smaller; the largest is about 1 1/4″ long, and quite slender! They do not have the same level of detail, and are one-off, so far. I do not plan to reproduce any of these Tiny Beetles.
The first of my two “museum drawers” already had two tiny residents, along with nine larger beetles. The first two are the very tiniest of tiny beetles. Today a third, slightly larger, Tiny Beetle moved into an area where she can be quite well camouflaged by color and texture.
The largest of my four tiny beetles, my beautiful bronze fellow, moved into the second of my “beetle specimen drawers”. He crawls about in the company of nine much larger beetle people, but as the largest of my four Tiny Beetles, I think he will be quite comfortable.
I feel sure they will both fit right in; two new Tiny Beetles have found a home.