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Mantis No 42
Completed 7.7.17

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 red 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 his 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.

The head, thorax, and arms swivel on this sculpture for different looks.

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 43 measures 25mm wide by 55mm tall by 45mm 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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:iconcptrhm:
CPTRHM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You must have the patience of a saint!! Incredible work! Keep it up!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
...with the mouth of a sailor.  Very frustrating, but kind comments like yours keep me going.  Thank you!
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FerrerasBS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Jesus... It's amazing! Great great work!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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:iconflowerchildart:
Flowerchildart Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My lord, that is some real talent. 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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shazzz999 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Effing awesome. I love clockwork. Three cheers for artisan crafts!!! S.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmajoradreemurr52:
MajoraDreemurr52 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
It's soooo cute! :heart:
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is, isn't it?  Thanks for looking!
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:iconspottedhyenabr:
Spottedhyenabr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Student
Fantastic! Keep the good work.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the encouragement!
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:iconbobertjuan:
BobertJuan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  New Deviant
Thats pretty sweet.
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconholyyeezuz05:
holyyeezuz05 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  New Deviant Student Photographer
cool
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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KrodindaGreat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018
Ooooooo! Pretty!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: Stunning as always
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
And as always, thanks for following along and commenting!  I appreciate it so much, even if I haven't been on in quite a while!
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, always!  I haven't been on for a while either, so no worries :hug:
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing creatures you do contrive.  CURSE YOU! Clap 
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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