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Super Steampunk Inspired Mini Monsters

By Vadim Newquist Jul 31, 2013

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Here's a glimpse into what goes into assembling one of these little critters:

"To make the body of Wasp, four very small watch plates are soldered together with watch stem posts and brass watch train gears, forming a sort of chassis for the head, bulb, wings, and legs to rest in. 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 wheels 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."

Tags: monsters, slideshows, art, etsy, steampunk

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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