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Steampunk Mosquito by Henri-1 Steampunk Mosquito by Henri-1
Hi guys. Here's my latest Steampunk sculpture, 'Steampunk Mosquito', again combining wire/metalcraft with stained glass. I want to try and continue to feature glass in these sculptures as i find it a fascinating material to work with. Can't wait to build a kiln in the workshop, expect glass like you've never seen when that happens!

I couldn't decide between a Mosquito, an Ant and a Butterfly for which to make next so threw it open to the guys on my facebook page [link] Cosmic-Robot. They went for Butterfly... so erm... here's a Mosquito... I call it artistic licence :p

Anyway, thanks for looking, more to come soon :)

Now available for sale on Etsy [link]
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goshngolly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Ah, this is too cool
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conzitool Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is AMAZING!
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) It's nothing compared to your artwork though! I love it :)
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conzitool Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For your sculpure did u used a welder or only screws?
and your goggles are just amazing!
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, glad you like the goggles, i'll be making some more in the near future too :)

With the Mosquito, there's no welding apart from some lead soldering to attach the glass wings, but that's more a foiled glass technique. There are a few bolts to hold the plates/head/etc together but most of it is put together just by wire wrapping. I started a new butterfly nearly a year ago, I really must get it finished :)
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! Great photo too!
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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stormeris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Wow these are so cool, a little question, is this all held together by the wire? Or did you have to solder some parts together?
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks pal, appreciate you saying. There's no soldering, it's all constructed by wirewrapping, with an odd nut and bolt here and there. Both the head and wings were secured by coiling the excess wire into a sleeve, and then bolting 2 coiled sleeves together. There's no 'right' way really though, I just kind of designed a solution to each problem as it arose.
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BryanTheBomb Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hate to have to deal with hundreds of those in the summer. *shudders*
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heh, make sure you've got the WD-40 Bugspray™ handy :p
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BryanTheBomb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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yukosteel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is awesome how precise shape and connections can be done with non-stop wire flow.
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
AWWWW it's so cute!

...still gonna kill it tho.
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:iconhenri-1:
Henri-1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe, Gotta catch it first :)
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Writer
:iconfuuuplz:
FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU--!!!
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Nekogami13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So cool!
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks dude, and thanks for the fav, appreciate it :)
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Verope Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!!
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steamjunker Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Work!
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the comments guys, appreciate the feedback. :)

As for size, it's approx 17cm long x 8cm tall (6.5in x 3.25in) That's a good idea to photo it with something to indicate the scale, i'll do that in future.

The wings, yep i do kind of agree. I did try a number of different methods with the wings, ie: wire wrapping them in a cage, glass glueing them, but in the end nothing worked as well as the leaded foil, which is a technique from my stain glass making. I actually ground down the edges on both sides of the glass on this one too, which gives the leading a bit more of a rounded, organic look, but yeah, they do still look a little heavy. These are still evolving to be honest though, what this space for the next one ;)
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TheFlyingSparrow Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The red glass is great here! I especially love how the light shines through it in the upper left one, creating this red spot in the shadow.
Overall I like the design, although it feels to me that the wings look too heavy. But other than that, nicely done! :)
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Jigure Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
this looks very kewl but how big is it? would love to see it next to a Quarter or something.
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cheers guys, glad you like it :)
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Paul-Nasca Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Like the red abdomen!
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Kaemgen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
freaking awesome!
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ColourDrip Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Amazing ~^-^
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Henri-1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks mate :)
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