Melolontha melolontha or Cockchafer
A few years ago I started a model of a cockchafer or may bug. The model wasn’t finished and I forgot about it for a long time.
Recently the beetle came to my attention again. It fitted perfectly in a project I am working on.
So I took the original model and started working from there.
This time I will finish it, although probably intermittent. You can’t find any adult cockchafer alive right now, only around May, June. I already asked some people to look out for them around that time, since there aren’t any in the place I live, and hopefully it is a good cockchafer year. So I will be working as far as I can with photo and illustration references, and I will finish it in May or June.
The above model is one with animation. Also still a work in progress.
You can follow the progress by clicking on this model one once in a while because I will upload my progress in this one.
Not only will I be modeling the exterior of the beetle, eventually I will do its internal anatomy too.
In the end this model will be the base for a tutorial about the anatomy of beetles.
In this tutorial I will make use of all 3d and 4d model possibilities to make the tutorial as insightful as possible.