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Panasonic
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Jun 4, 2013, 3:45:10 PM
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Mechanical Wasp (III) hand for scale by AMechanicalMind Mechanical Wasp (III) hand for scale by AMechanicalMind
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Wasp
created June 5, 2013

Popper was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of Wasp, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and brass watch train gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces, attached to the body by watch strap springs and stems. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass wheels are soldered. A clear automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

After the body is made, the leg and wing assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the creature stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Wasp measures 47mm wide by 48mm front to back by 36mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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SaphireKitsune Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal Aww
You can take a look here:saphirekitsune.deviantart.com/…
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:iconmrandrewjunior:
Unbelievable work!
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:iconevarusso:
this is so beautiful!
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