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November 25, 2012
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Panasonic
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DMC-TZ5
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10/500 second
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F/3.3
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5 mm
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100
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Nov 24, 2012, 4:27:14 PM
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Mechanical Mantis No 2 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 2 by AMechanicalMind
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 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.


See [link] for more pictures of this little fellow.

Please become a facebook fan at [link] for the newest photos and special facebook deals

Visit my website [link] for more information

If you would like to buy a piece like this, please email jmg@amechanicalmind.com Be forewarned, there is a bit of a waiting list.
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Man these are really impressive.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I appreciate you saying so!
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
You are so welcome. :)
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ORHplus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The numbers on the wings make it look epic! Love the mantis and this one looks like one! Simple awesome the result!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Brilliant work as always bud, The stance is perfect and genus use of the bulb here too!! Nice one!! :D
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Sedyaneen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
These are absolutely fantastic. I'd love to own one some day. Your spiders were a favorite of mine. After seeing the mantises, I have a new favorite.

Thank you for sharing.
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furryprospector1559 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
you should take pictures of these in your hand, or next to a penny for size comparison :p
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do...just don't have the time required to post all the pictures here. You can check the rest out here: [link]
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