Praying Mantis 1/1 scale

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  1. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

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    Another from the ABC magazine series, designed by Michal Dudas.

    Finished up this morning, and figured Sunday was a good day to post the pics..;-) A quick an enjoyable build...

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  2. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Beautiful model!
    I've always been fascinated by this insect, I can watch them for hours when I find one in the yard.
    Nice job Peter!

    Russell
  3. BARX2

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    Amazingly lifelike! Have you ever fed one a ladybug and watched it eat the bug like a sandwich? :oops:
  4. ninja_doc

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    Beautifully done. Bravo!
  5. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    This is fantastic! Very lifelike and kool!
  6. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

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    Beautiful model, very well constructed and photographed! Thanks, eatcrow2!

    A couple of years ago I saw one of these up close for the first time in my life. What really surprised me was when it turned it's head to look at me. Not many insects can turn their head so visibly.
  7. loafandjug

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    it looks so real it gave my wife the shudders.
  8. Clashster

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    Looks great, Peter! What a lifelike model!
  9. Prowler901

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    That's a great little model! The praying mantis is such a fascinating insect too. Great work! :)
  10. David T. Okamura

    David T. Okamura Member

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    Beautiful mantis, Peter! I sincerely apologize for not commenting earlier on your other masterpieces, but I've been "under the weather" for the last few months and this forum has a nasty habit of freezing up on me (possibly my dial-up connection). I look forward to personally seeing you and your work again soon. Again, bravo!
  11. cgutzmer

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    Super job! I really must get my hands on one of these some day. The kids would love them!
    Chris
  12. eatcrow2

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    Thanks to everyone for the comments.. These are fun to do, and always a nice break from larger projects. Plus I feel like I at least finished something...;-)

    Cheers..
  13. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Simply amazing...
  14. NULLMOON

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    nice clean job needs to be about 8 foot tall really:grin: :grin: :grin:
  15. NULLMOON

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    nice clean job needs to be about 8 foot tall really:grin: :grin: :grin:
  16. Millenniumfalsehood

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  17. alaimo@jcu.edu

    alaimo@jcu.edu I need a Pin up girl. . .

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    WOW!
    Where doyou get the download? Or is it mailed kit only? Excellent workmanship!
  18. rickstef

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    the mantis was part of the bi-weekly general interest magazine from the Czech Republic, named ABC

    if you want to see some of the content, in czech, visit www.iabc.cz

    Rick
  19. dansls1

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    Very nice model!

    As far as the mantis eating a lady bug - we once had one in a cage and somebody put a big (same length as the mantis) wolf spider in with it. We didn't know until we came back from lunch - the wolf spider was in multiple bits and the mantis had a leg in it's mouth. They are serious predators for their size.
  20. Michal Dudas

    Michal Dudas New Member

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    Hi Peter
    Your paper models of insect are really precisely done and sensitively decorated. I enjoy generally of all acceptances concerning this model.
    Now I am starting with the new part of paper models – a railway area. After my almost yearlong work with animals it will be pleasure change :)

    Regards to all
    Michal