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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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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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