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...Graham...once again, awesome job...great looking swarm...I really do like the wings...nice details...and the eyes, somehow feels like I am being watched... :lol:

 

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Very nice collection of flies. Are you gearing up to get free food across town?

 

"Waiter, there's a FLY in my soup! I'm not paying for this!"

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Very nice collection of flies. Are you gearing up to get free food across town?

 

"Waiter, there's a FLY in my soup! I'm not paying for this!"

 

and theres a hook in it! this is an outrage :devil:

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Nice swarm of flies Graham! I half expected to see a bunch of maggots crawling around under them . . . .

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I used 6/0 thread for shaping the underbody, 8/0 for tying, paint brush bristles for legs, 0.003 acetate alternative for the wings, crystal flash for ribbing, 4 peacock herls to cover the body. For the legs I wiped some tinted varnish onto my thread, touch dubbed peacock fibers onto it, few wraps around the legs, then flashed e'm with a lighter, to shorten the fibers. The eyes are seed beads which are placed into very fine organza, then tyed on together, with a few wraps between the beads...

 

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Hey Graham.

Nice job and its good to see you back at the bench.............bet it felt good to have that bobbin back in your hand again.

 

All the best

 

Mike .......................... B)

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You mean you didn't use Raid on them ? I was going to ask how you got the hook through them without squashing them.

 

Sorry, just my rubbish s.o.h. brilliant, as always

 

P.S. Hope the sale go's well for you, and you get that other "person" sorted !

 

Regards

 

John

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