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Death's-head Hawk Mof by Magweno Death's-head Hawk Mof by Magweno

Death's-head hawk moths get their name from a pale skull like marking on the back of their thoraxes. They aren't dangerous though, and actually make quite a completely underwhelming squeaking noise when alarmed! 

This is a cuddly version, hand sewn and assembled by me. He has a resin head, feet and hands cast from an original sculpt. These have been painted carefully with acrylics and varnished. The feather antennae are from happy, healthy chickens and sourced responsibly.
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Escaron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This guy is simply amazing! <333
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Magweno Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
<3!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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ImmortalPanda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eeee! my favorite type of Moth!!!! <3 he's SO CUTE.
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Magweno Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh, SO cute! The subtle green in the antennae set the orange off beautifully!
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prismaticpearls Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg.... too cute!
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Emmacreatures Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i would love this for my best friend! are you maing more of those??

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Magweno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes I can make you a death's-head hawk mof no problem. If you're really interested they're £108 + P&P for one with a lot of painting like this. Send me a note with your email address if you're interested and we can discuss finer details :)
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So adorable! I love it. Great work. :)
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Treekami Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this ones colors. 8D
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Ca-Twin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes this is vary cute:)  For some reason i always though mouths were kind of cute.  This is is adorable!
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LeatherHead72 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So huggably cute!!!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, I absolutelly love this one. It is probably my favorite until this date among all your mofs!

I think I will end up ordering one of these soon or later >.<
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it's mine too actually, I'm so pleased with it! :love:

Thank you Alvaro I'm really pleased you like them that much hehe!
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a big fan of moths and spent years breeding different spieces of silkmoths and hawkmoths at home when I was a teenager, so how wouldn't I love your mofs? :P They are soo cute and awesome <3
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohhhh really?? My mum made me a butterfly cage when I was little and I hatched loads of cocoons, she got me a luna moth cocoon once and that was incredible. I hatched a bunch of emperor moths last year and some cecropia, absolutely stunning creatures. I really want to hatch more but I need a massive greenhouse before I can do that ^_^ I never tried breeding them though but I bet it's much more satisfying watching the entire life cycle.
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, watching the entire life cycle is great! The problem is I live in a city and can't go very often to get the plants needed and I don't trust city trees anymore. The last caterpillars I had (Saturnia pyri) died after eating leaves from an elm in my neighbourhood and I decided to quit breeding any kind of living creature for some time. I don't have the time nor the space they deserve and I want to have them only  if I really can take care and have them healthy and happy, which isnt possible rignt now :(

However, I'd love to start again with this hobby in the future if I ever have the space and time for it >.<
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Silvolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww its little face is so cute!
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Yea big dark eyes make all the difference!
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Narunar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mofs make me so happy ;u;
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha they are so fat and squashy >w<
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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly cute
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Slushy-Pye Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a cutie. :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks
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Araktugage Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
By far one of my favorite moth species ;w; And this Mof is adorably cute!
I'd nab him in a heartbeat if I was able too <3 Beautifully done wings and markings
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks very much! It was a bit of a revelation to me to find out sharpies are totally adequate for dyeing fur. I think I ruled them out years ago because it's not a very cost effective way of staining faux fur - but who cares when you can get crisp lines? :>
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gebrek Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He's so cute! Beautiful work :)
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Magweno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gebrek Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're most welcome! :)
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