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I thought I'd do a little something special for my 50th Mantis.

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Mantis No 50
Completed 10.23.2018

This is a very unique, hand crafted, and realistic mechanical Ghost Mantis made from the recycled parts of old watches.

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and sanded, shaped watch dials, while her abdomen was made by inverting, curving, and cutting another dial with a jeweler's saw to create "segments."

Her wings are made from antique watch dials that have been cut, sanded, and curved into wing shapes.

Her head is made from a watch dial, bent into shape and onto it are soldered winding stem knobs that act as her eyes.

Her 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.  To these leg assemblies are attached many cut and shaped watch dials for embellishment.

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.

Mantis No 49 measures 37mm wide by 45mm tall by 53mm long. She comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. She is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.

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Eymixx Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
It's really well done! ^^ I'm amazed any time I see a new work from you! x)
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:iconglasslinger:
glasslinger Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!..
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Woah ^^
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AoifeCharret Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is really adorable! Its a really inspiring use of the materials!
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TheArcArtist Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is too cool
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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CreativeFiddler Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The head looks cool
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!  My favorite bit, and the reason I decided to try a ghost mantis.
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October 23
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Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/50 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Oct 23, 2018, 2:36:32 AM
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows)