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Mechanical Praying Mantis 22 by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Praying Mantis 22 by AMechanicalMind
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Mantis No 22
Completed 5.30.14

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 green 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.

The head and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

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: 27mm wide 47mm front to back 45mm 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.

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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
The forearms look like scimitars.  Like the angle of the head.
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sdavis75 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, as always!
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