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Mechanical Mantis No 6 (II) by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 6 (II) 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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fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
nice!
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for that!
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Love the watch faces for the back of him. So great :D 
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HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Oh my god, this is AWESOME. It would be even more incredible if this was some kind of robot and could move.
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