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Clockwork Night Mantis by AMechanicalMind Clockwork Night Mantis by AMechanicalMind

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This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

His body is made out of watch strap springs and a red Christmas light bulb.

His wings are made from black antique watch faces that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

His head is made from a black watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as his eyes.

His legs were created with many different watch winding stems that have been cut into various sizes and soldered at the leg joints using lead free silver bearing solder.

The head and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

There is no glue or resin to be found in the piece...everything is soldered into place with metal. This is a one of a kind work of art, never to be exactly reproduced.

Dimensions: 25mm wide 44mm front to back 43mm 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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Rodegas Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
heh , cool :D
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PrometheusAlexander Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
The creative use of recycled parts is great! I especially enjoy that the mantis still retains the numbers of the watch face on it's wings.
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