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Spider and Mantis, scale by AMechanicalMind Spider and Mantis, scale by AMechanicalMind
Arachnid sculpture. (sold! [link] ) Watch stems, bearing assembly, lightbulb. Eight legs, four stems each leg, thirty two soldered leg joints. Abdomen is a tiny automotive lightbulb. Cephalothorax consists of four watch stems, a brass and steel bearing assembly, and some sort of nickle and brass cylinder.

Measures 38mm wide by 37mm front to back, 21mm tall


A Mantis (buy here: [link] ) made completely of watch parts. The body is made with stems, spring bars, and a balance stem. Legs are made with watch stems. Front legs contain cut brass gears as grippers. Head is an escapement holder that has been bent to accept the eyes, which are winding stems ends that have been sanded down. The wings are made of watch faces that have been cut and bent into wing shapes.

30mm wide 42mm front to back 37mm tall

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h0ly-m0ly Feb 22, 2014  New member
Truly amazing....and frightening! LOL!
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:iconronaldthezombie:
Mantises are better than spiders because they have better combat skills. They don't need venom or tools, they just attack dead  on! Spiders, on the other hand, aren't really that much of fighters and rely on webs and venom. Sure, they could kill a mantis, but that's only because they bit it and hardly did any work! Mantises can eat birds! BIRDS!!!
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:icontulsatrash:
clever reuse of parts to make bugs.
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AnthonyRalano Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!!!
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The-last-art Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
creepy, but nice!
^^
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CERose Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mantis wins. I think...
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:iconsomeones-smiling:
THAT IS SOOO COOL!!!
I don't even like spiders but I wish I could have it... Though I do like the mantis just as much... it's just it's not so surprising for me.. Like I absolutely hate spiders and I STILL want it... ANYWAYS, amazzing work ^^
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:iconmagpie-poet:
:jawdrop: I like the mantis even better!
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