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Mechanical Mantis No 9 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Mantis No 9 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: [link]

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Spirit-nature Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
its really awesome
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elbuennacho Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
wow, so cool!!
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mac2010 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Always so very cool!!! Superb work!!!
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome!! :D Great work, as usual!! :)
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lost-royo Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic work ! ^^
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ZombieEvisceration Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
antenna?
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Entomoligist Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I ADORE this!
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TheIvoryFalcon Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student
WOW
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KashiSKTH Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
That's cool!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Looks great. You certainly capture the essence of whatever insect you do.
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