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    Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat May 01, 2010 8:52 am

    This is what is on my bench at the moment. Pheonix Follies dating from 1987, it depicts a "Butterfly Girl" in ecstasy Embarassed pulling pollen from a water lily Laughing

    Butterfly wings are photo etched as are the flower petals. She's holding a pollen sucking tube in her left hand which I'll add later from brass or copper as the moulded white metal tube kept bending during the cleaning process. Have also to fill some pitting in the metal especially on the face of leave, and on her lower back Razz

    Since she is depicted as a girl, that is, with a rather under developed chest Embarassed (the rest of her body is not and looks glorious from all angles, believe me Shocked ) I have been contemplating of performing some surgery on that area a la a Dr.90210 and transform her into a well endowed Princess pale Twisted Evil

    Have not decided on a particular butterfly scheme as yet, but what I know for sure is, that I won't paint the Princess' body in human flesh!!! I'll paint her body according to the butterfly scheme I choose, that is, just as the butterfly's body appears to be Laughing

    Enjoy and stay tuned Laughing














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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Sat May 01, 2010 9:45 am

    A perfect figure for a princess to me. If it was mine I would leave it as it is, but your likes might be different to mine Cool

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Sat May 01, 2010 10:24 am

    Hey that's what I call art in it's beauty.... affraid ...The subject ....the sculpting...etc...

    once Ray back in the exelcior exh ..There was one but was in standing or flying pose ...it was made by R...C.... if I find the photo I will upload it ....if you want...


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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Sat May 01, 2010 10:36 am

    skyhigh wrote:Hey that's what I call art in it's beauty.... affraid ...The subject ....the sculpting...etc..


    So would you be more happy if we do a group build of Phoenix follies instead of Asterix and Eggplanes my dear friend Mahko? Twisted Evil Very Happy Laughing

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Sat May 01, 2010 11:04 am

    My dear friend Ray....Art is full of fantasy...the human mind is full of fantasy... Smile Smile How can I object on such fantasy beauty... Smile Smile






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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  iCocker on Sat May 01, 2010 11:46 am

    Brother may I remind you that we had an endomoligist in our core before he comitted himself in takling tracked caterpillars ... DOTTORE where are you????

    From the shape of the wings it is very similar to Swollowtail Butterlies, the ones they used to call Tal-Buzbiez jew Tar-Regina ... a very beautiful speciment with a false eye and dramatic colours ... take note that top side of wings are different from the underside, like aircraft ... camo reason ...



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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Sat May 01, 2010 12:29 pm

    The one in the biggest photo is the local species of swallowtail butterfly. When I was a little boy we used to call them Farfett tal-Lira. The caterpillar lives on fennel plants (buzbiez).

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat May 01, 2010 1:34 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Hey that's what I call art in it's beauty.... affraid ...The subject ....the sculpting...etc...

    once Ray back in the exelcior exh ..There was one but was in standing or flying pose ...it was made by R...C.... if I find the photo I will upload it ....if you want...


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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Sat May 01, 2010 2:16 pm

    Ok ok xorta mhux dak ghandi ...dak ximkien il club qiad ..imma jien ghalhekk ghadlek jekk nipostah jew le saqsejt lilek lewwel ..jien forsi biex ti tghalem fuqqu lewwel hu... lol! lol! imma mhux ghandi qiad il club qiad xiemkien... lol! lol! zeza tal flagship...xahaga ohra .... lol! lol! fadalek xi tajdli iktar ... lol! lol!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Samwel18 on Sat May 01, 2010 7:22 pm

    nice one Ray...ejja ha tihu Gold ohra Razz in fantasy this time Smile

    Sam =]

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat May 01, 2010 7:27 pm

    Samwel18 wrote:nice one Ray...ejja ha tihu Gold ohra Razz in fantasy this time Smile

    Sam =]

    lol! maybe after you do so in Fantasy lol!

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    For the purists...

    Post  Dottore on Sun May 02, 2010 10:19 am

    I fealt called into the fray by our beloved president Mr Cocker....

    Mela....first of all it is ENTOMOLGY (the study of insects)

    Now down to this fine specimen...(the butterfly eh!)

    I agree with el presidente on first glance it resembles the wing venature and outline of the Swallowtail butterfly ...commonly called that way due to the distinctive 'tail' on the rear aspect of the hind wing. It is obviously not a tail but a false antenna complete with a false 'eye' on the inside of the wing deviced in such a way that an attacking bird will be fooled to attacking that part of the butterfly (thinking it is the head) rather than the real head and does might the butterfly escape with some minor damage on the wings only?!

    As others mentioned it is common on buzbiez but its common Maltese name is 'Farfett tal-Fejgel' translated literally as Fennel butterfly. Its latin name is Papilio machaon. It is the largest endemic butterfly on the island and one of the strongest fliers....

    (mill-archivi kienet din lol)

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    Whoever is painting this creature I can offer from some 25 books just on butterflies so just ask if u need some schemes....


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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Sun May 02, 2010 10:42 am

    Imma xi club ghana anki fuq il frifett ..ghana minn jifhem... affraid ..prosit Dottore... cheers cheers



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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  in nannu pec on Sun May 02, 2010 12:52 pm

    Prosit Dottore.......you lerarn something new every day in this awesome forum of ours !!!!!!! Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea
    Bravu Dott
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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun May 02, 2010 6:32 pm

    Looking foward to see this figure painting, surely is will be an eyecatcher.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 03, 2010 8:19 am

    Prosit Ray, that is a really wonderful figure. I would not touch it or modify it in any way. It is simply awesome, just perform your usual magic and give her a lovely coating of colour. Now this is something really unusual. Really looking forward to seeing the result on this.

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  olivermifsud on Tue May 04, 2010 8:01 pm

    prosit ray its very nice

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  slingshot392 on Fri May 07, 2010 9:52 pm

    This looks like a really cool subject, that's a really beautiful figure!

    If you are still looking for color schemes,here is the Monarch, it's the State butterfly of Minnesota.

    Here's a picture of the top side:

    http://www.mexicovacationtravels.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/monarch-butterfly-female.jpg

    Here's a picture of the bottom time:

    http://www.biology-blog.com/images/blogs/5-2008/monarch-butterfly-9320.jpg

    Not sure where this blue butterfly is from, but it's a beautiful color:

    http://images.travelpod.com/users/questmiller/quest_-year_1.1168366800.butterfly.jpg

    Here's another nice-looking blue one:

    http://www.cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk/photographs_enlarge.php?ID=4

    And one more

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs18/f/2007/149/4/3/Blue_butterfly_by_VictorLEM.jpg

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 07, 2010 11:51 pm

    Hey that's some nice looking butterflys, for me I prefer the third one...






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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Sat May 08, 2010 11:21 pm

    Thanks a lot Brad, I have been looking at hundreds of pics as well Twisted Evil

    It is amazing how from ALL the pics I saw, I'M STILL UNSURE WHICH ONE TO CHOOSE Evil or Very Mad so I think I'll go a bit with the "Fantasy" scheme and cross bridges sort of Shocked also since I am not painting the human figure in flesh tones as I tend to paint her in appropriate or again cross breed markings Shocked

    Marco TINDAHALX fuq l-scheme tal-FRIEFET ukoll, sahha hadd ma jista joqghod bik fuq l-schemes tal-ajruplani Germanizi Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Sun May 09, 2010 1:01 am

    Ray, I have an idea Idea Why don't you find a nice aircraft scheme for the wings and paint the figure in flesh? Could be interesting, and Marco can help too Razz

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 10, 2010 8:25 am

    You have a wealth of information. What a great choice!!

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  Ray on Mon May 10, 2010 10:05 am

    Ok guys, here is a little update Laughing

    I am sure that MANY would chime in and give their opinions IRRELEVANT of the Butterfly scheme per se Twisted Evil now that cup size have come in play cheers

    As you can see, Dr.90210 job commenced I love you

    Enjoying this one more then I thought I ever would Laughing

    Before you start firing, THEY are still ROUGHLY SHAPED as I plan to get them done in 3 stages, that is the cup size/shape, then I would tackle the upper part and again shape and smooth in harmony with the lower part, and last but not least the notorious N lol!








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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  RayCaruana on Mon May 10, 2010 11:23 am

    Any pictures to help him Marco? Very Happy Razz

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    Re: Butterfly Princess 80mm

    Post  bcauchi on Mon May 10, 2010 11:37 am

    At first i was against this Ray but now i see that it is looking good. You were right and i put forward my humble apologies. However, i think you have to watch out for the angle at which the fairy will be standing or rather flying to see how they have to be postitioned unless they are really silicone bags!

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