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Mechanical Mantis No 11 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 11 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 blue Christmas light bulb.

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

His head is made from a 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.

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.


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: 26mm wide 47mm front to back 40mm 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.

For more pictures of this fellow, please see: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

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CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The fact this is hand made of watch parts makes this really cool. The picture doesn't do it justice as there's no reference to scale. I wonder if you're aware of the technique of layering different focal planes onto the same image to make the whole thing in focus, or if you intentionally want shallow depth of field for the effect of how small it is?
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TheCookieDemon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! but, hey i wanted to ask... do you make them yourself? :) 
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!  I sure do.
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TheCookieDemon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome :) cuz i would love to learn... do you buy/use crap metal? 
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Cool.
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BrokenHeater Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
heh it almost looks like he's sneering at you =P
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this one!
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JunkePalacio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
so amazing! i really really love this. 
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ZensprixXx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg Looks Awesome And Creative :icongawwplz:
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice... Interesting work, as ever! O.o
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