Watch Parts Mantis No 48
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Mantis No 48
Completed 9.18.18

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

Her body is made out of watch strap springs and a clear Christmas light bulb.

Her wings are made from antique watch faces 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.

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 48 measures 25mm wide by 40mm 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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Image size
2751x2751px 1.96 MB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 18, 2018, 12:31:06 AM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14.0 (Windows)
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Constantine5372's avatar
Constantine5372|Hobbyist General Artist
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AlfaArtzEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:00000000 A PART MANTIS
*Sits Next To It And Watches It Just Sitting Dere*
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QuirkyBrainiac|Hobbyist General Artist
All of these lil guys keep reminding me of how pangolins stand, with their forelimbs held in front of them like they want to politely ask a question.  That coupled with the wide eyes you give them make the perfect combination for some of your most endearing creations; I think that's why I love them so much!
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AntonellisofbBender|Student Filmographer
i imagine that as Mecha Kamacuras
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