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Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Wasp No 5 (scale) by AMechanicalMind
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Wasp no 5
created July 18, 2018

Wasp No 5 was made with recycled watch parts and an automotive light bulb.

In order to create the legs, eighteen watch stems must be cut in different sizes to simulate the organic appearance of real arthropod legs, which vary in size and shape between species. Each of these segments is carefully arranged into a leg and soldered at the joints with lead free, silver bearing solder.

To make the body of Wasp, two watch plates are domed and soldered together with watch strap springs, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. Different gears, balance wheels and plates provide structural stability and embellishment. The wings are cut and sanded watch faces, attached to the body by watch strap springs and stems. The head is made by cutting, sanding and shaping a watch dial, to which eyes made from brass winding crowns are soldered. A clear automotive light bulb is very carefully removed from its metal base and soldered to the body chassis by its lead wires.

After the body is made, the leg and wing assemblies are carefully arranged and attached by soldering. The legs and body are then manipulated in order to make the creature stand properly. All joints are then resoldered for added stiffness.

Wasp No 5 measures 39mm wide by 49mm front to back by 20mm tall.

All creations made by A Mechanical Mind are one of a kind, never to be reproduced exactly. All parts are soldered, never glued. Each sculpture comes with a 3” wide by 4” tall glass display dome with wooden base. Sculptures are not toys and should be handled sparingly, as their parts are tiny and delicate.

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:iconyudrontheglatorian:
yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
if they are posable, you should do a stop motion film with them.
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AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
These guys aren't, but I've done a few that are posable.  Unfortunately, I barely have enough time to make these, and my video skills are sub par.  I do have a customer who has done a few stop motions with a few of my humanoids (facebook.com/watchpartsmotorcycles)
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:iconyudrontheglatorian:
yudrontheglatorian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, what a pity...
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:iconnahrain:
nahrain Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconnahrain:
nahrain Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome^^
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:iconzasonder:
ZASONDER Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Artist
Steam punk treasures
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:iconamechanicalmind:
AMechanicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like to think so ;) Thank you!
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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