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I finished the master today for the first of two initial Ian McQue ship releases and Ian and I wanted to show you guys the images. The first ship is named “Remora”. Ian provided me with some rough sketches and a rough 3D render initially to get started. As I progressed through building the master he sent more and more images to show details not seen in the initial roughs. Like all of his ship designs, it has that wonderful “old, beaten and held together with bits of wire and duct-tape” feel.
At 1/35 scale she’s approximately 11 inches from bow to stern, not including the crane and lights. The deck at the widest is approximately 4 inches. I haven’t measured her total height but with the masts, antenna, and keel fins, she’s pretty tall. The kit will contain a fret of photoetch parts for deck-grates to cover the engine greeblies, engine details, misc customizable repair panels, and various hook and d-ring assemblies. Wire, string, and waterslide decals will also be included. The kit will contain 3-4 figures as well. Those will be started next week.
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About half-way through the master-making; Ian did this cool colored sketch of the Remora after we decided to move the crane to the front.
It was a fun master to work with Ian on. Turns out we use a lot of the same reference sources including each others work, (and Luca Z’s) so collaborating on this was a breeze. He is very excited about it and can’t wait for me to finish writing this so he can show it off.
Master Images »
A small sampling of Ian’s Remora concept sketches »