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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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5 mm
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Nov 24, 2012, 4:30:08 PM
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Mechanical Mantis No 3 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 3 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.

His legs and body swivel at the first joint.

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.

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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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CarlMillerPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
I've always wondered if it should be "praying" mantis or "preying" mantis. Either way, lovely bugs!!! :-)
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Vulpes94 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like this one coz i love mantis :3
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Superb!! Great lil guy and great that his body swivels. great shot too hehe!! :D
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Oh! that one is different :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Fantastic piece and pose.
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sven-werren Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love your work ! Really beautiful.
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Psithyrus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Incredible sculpture
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Fnuffleh Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
That is dope.
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