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Watch Parts Praying Mantis 53 Ghost Mantis 3 (II)
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Published: February 14, 2019
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Description

Mantis No 53
Completed 2.14.2019

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 51 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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Image size
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-LX100
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Feb 14, 2019, 3:39:10 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 17.0 (Windows)
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I will send this in to see if you can get dd
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Wow amazing
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