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A Mechanical Gnat (III) by AMechanicalMind A Mechanical Gnat (III) by AMechanicalMind
A Mechanical Gnat made with recycled watch parts and silver bearing solder. Custom order.

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The thorax is a custom made chassis created from four watch plates, brass train gears, a balance wheel, and a spring barrel cover. Watch winding stems and strap springs act as horizontal bracers.

The head is a watch dial, cut and bent into shape. His eyes are winding stem knobs.

Wings are watch dials, cut and sanded into shape. These are soldered onto watch strap springs. Brass wheels on the wings act as decoration.

Abdomen is made from watch dials, cut and shaped into rounds. Strap springs act as support.

Antennae are tiny parts that hold gears in watches.

Legs are watch winding stems that have been broken and soldered at the "knuckles."

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elconcombro Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
this is really amazing!! :)
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its so intricate! you listed all the components, and its still possible to identify them individually! it looks like your hand might be in trouble though
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Awesome - truly looks like it's about to take off.
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Hamcomet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is so cool
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Hamcomet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Its so fantastic. I love insects XD and this is just great craftsmanship :)
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you! I've never done a gnat before, just shooed them away...so this was a challenge.
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