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Beastie by AMechanicalMind Beastie by AMechanicalMind
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Beastie
Completed August 16, 2013


Beastie is a one of a kind arthropod made completely of recycled watch parts

His body is made from many different brass gears that have been soldered to small watch plates for a different, intricate, layered effect. These assemblies are attached to a base made from two European balance wheels that have been connected by a watch strap spring. A watch plate with embedded sapphire watch jewels acts as a back plate. Winding stems act as antennae.

The legs of this creature are made from strap springs and watch winding stems. Each of the six legs consists of five different parts that have seven soldered joints apiece.

One arm is a pincher made from three different watch plates and strap springs. The other is a hand made from several winding stems.

Beastie's head is made from many strap springs, with eyes of watch jewels, ears of bearing assemblies, and jaws of watch plates. Gold colored watch straps act as a connectors from the head to the body.

Beastie is soldered together using silver bearing, lead free solder. No glue was used in the creation of this piece.

Dimensions: 55mm wide 67mm tip to tail 44mm tall He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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ProZaQ-5 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm really loving this stuff!!!
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool work! :)
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the addition of the snake chain on this creepy lil' guy! So awesome (as always). :D
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darkair Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Woah this guy's head and strap that goes out of it's heaad reminds me of a bull! Quite an anthropomorphic (big fancy word i'm probably not useing right) mix you've got going around here, the human-ish claw, the lobster claw, the buggy body, and that head : O
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Thorblade Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
"Anthropomorphic" means to give a non-human thing human traits. The human characteristics that Beastie has is little to non.  If anything, I'd say that Beastie is "chimeric".

All the same, I will admit, it's a very nice sculpture.
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darkair Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Well it's skeletal left hand is quite human like :'D but I see what you're getting at, I suppose chimeric would be a better term for what I was trying to describe. 

Here here.
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Thorblade Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Cheers, mate.
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I-am-the-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
My god this is amazing :iconrlyplz:
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gozerth23 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
love the piping and the under-bite on the jaw :'D
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
LOVE how complex this guy looks!
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