Category Archives: Alb-Lab

iMech News 12.12.12

Hello all from chilly Pittsburgh, PA! Such a change from last week when I was chilling in the Caribbean on a cruise ship full of elderly people. I tend to move fast and well… they don’t. But I’m home, back to my usual speed, and have some news to share.

T-Zero NOW AVAILABLE! »

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The 1/35 scale hover racing T-Zero by Alb-Lab is now available for preorders. The final cost in $99 + Shipping. Click here to order the T-Zero.

We also have the T-Zero decal sheet available as a separate product as we’ve had a few requests. Those cost $8 each + shipping.

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Preorders »

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If you watch our Facebook page (you do watch it and like it right? It’s where the news comes first!) you already know that all but 4 preorders have shipped out today. Those 4 are waiting on more Sasha 1/24s to arrive next week then I’ll ship them. These 1/24 Sashas have new and improved molds (not that the others were bad, but we try to keep improving where we can) so while I feel bad about the delay, the end result will be very nice. So if you were waiting for the Sky Mark, Dystopic, Hornethopter, Dustbuster, or Aviators to be in-stock before ordering, your wait is over!

OMFG: Sasha 1/35 and 1/32 »

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She’s coming back! Really! I know many of you have been waiting and the wait is almost over. Next week I’ll have the two masters back in-hand and will be shipping them to a new caster. This new caster is AMAZING with the small figures and did our Dustbuster, Dystopic and Aviators. Plus they’re fast so less waiting. Expect her to return in late February. Be sure to get on the notification list!

Luca Z’s Kastor »

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Luca Z’s Kastor is making a comeback in January. The resin is in production as we speak so as soon as I have them in-stock I’ll let you guys know. Be sure to get on the notification list!

Slight Reschedules »

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Nothing major… I just may have to push the Red Star, Rook, and Long Nose Fish back a few weeks due to the holidays and everyone elses’s schedules.

iMech News 11.30.2012

Hi Everybody! This will be a short one as we finish up 2012.

Out of Office »

Just wanted to let you guys know that I will be out of the office from 12/2/2012 to 12/9/2012. I’ll check email a couple times during the week for emergencies, but will not be as available as usual next week. On the 10th I should be home and packing up MANY kits to ship as their final components (resin, PE) be delivered to me during next week. Dystopic, Sky Mark, Dustbuster, Aviators, Hornethopters, and T-Zeros will go on sale then as well as I should have the resin/decals by then. (see below) All of the preordered items should be in the mail to customers by the end of the week. Bodies will still be in the office to receive shipments, but won’t be able to ship until the week of the 10th.

T-Zero »

The week of 12.10.2012 the 1/35 scale Alb-Lab T-Zero will go up for orders! Probably not even preorders for this one if everything arrives next week as scheduled! Price: $99 USD + Shipping. This follow-up to the Alb-Lab Markov comes with many waterslide decals on a sheet to choose one of least 3 different schemes, or mix and match to do your own. Comes with 1 female driver with a choice of 2 heads.

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Current Preorders »

Like I said above, all current preorders should be going out the week of the 10th. They’ll go out no later than the 14th unless there’s some sort of issue with your order. US orders will arrive in time for Xmas and international orders typically take 7-10 days. Enjoy!

iMech News 6.16.2012

Really big update today ladies and gents! Three new designs and one announced a while ago seemingly risen from the dead. And of course the usual preorder/restock updates.

Calum Watt’s Freaky Gothic »

I started talking with Calum Watt a few months ago about collaborating on some of his cool mechanical designs. (see his sites here and here) He’s working on fleshing those plans out for us, but meanwhile he updated a very old sketch I was very interested in using as the Squid Sub pilot/captain.  This cool steampunk-esque figure will be available with the Squid without the coat as the pilot. A separate coated figure will also be available in 1/35 aka 50mm scale. But not only that… the figure is so cool that I’m really considering doing a 1/6 scale (300mm, 12″) version as well. The figure will be 3D sculpted by David Richardson. David’s been collaborating with us on a number of unannounced projects already and does amazing work. (don’t ask… I can’t tell!) You can view David’s site here. No release date yet on the individual figures, but the seated pilot will come with the Squid. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Pre-Sculpting Plans^

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Original sketch circa 2005^

 

Alb-Lab’s T-Zero »

This one has been in the works for a while from Alb-Lab, makers of the Markov Racer. The long sleek T-Zero designed and fabricated by Alberto Longo & Daniele Cattarin is their latest anti-gravity racing endeavor. Featuring resin body and a vacuform canopy. No word yet on decals or PE parts. Expect this one to be available in Fall 2012. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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FichtenFoo’s Fish Sub II »

Since the Squid Sub is delayed, I still wanted to have a new FichtenFoo steampunk vehicle available for 2012. A while back I saw some cool fish X-rays and one caught my eye. I finally sat down and started the master last week for a new Fish-Shaped Submersible based on the Longnose Butterflyfish. It’s a cool-shaped fish and depending on how squared back I make the fins, (do a Google image search to see how the actual fish looks) will look very sleek and fast. The eyes are set low on the body so this craft will be piloted by someone seated in a prone racing motorcycle position in order to see out the windows. I’ve just gotten the basic body shape done so far so expect more images as I detail it up. It’s slightly smaller than the original Fish Sub I did a few years ago. I do know this kit will use LOTS of photoetch, a potential white metal (pewter?) propeller, clear glass eyes like the Hornethopter, and of course resin and wire. Watch for a preorder later this year. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Mike Jensen’s Drone »

A loooong time ago I announced we would be kitting Mike Jensen’s “Drone” figure. He sent me the 3D files a few weeks ago, but I didn’t have any renders until now. This will be a 1/6 scale resin figure kit. Approximately 300mm/12in. tall, but no base. No info on the release date yet, but I’ll keep you updated of course when I know more and you can also fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Final Preproduction Render ^

 

Steampunk Contest Voting »

Voting continues for the Steampunk Costume Contest. Click here to submit your vote by June 30th.

Preordered Item Updates! »

First up is the preorder info. I have several casters working diligently on getting these done so that I can get them out the door and into your hands.
Sasha 1/35:
All 1/35 Sashas are shipping Monday UNLESS they’re paired with a 1/35 Deckhands set and need shipped together.
Sasha 1/32:
Replacement casts shipping by 6.20.2012 to those of you that filled out the replacement form.
Deckhands 1/35: Different caster from Sasha, the 1/35’s and some of the 1/24th’s I believe are shipping on Monday 6.18.2012 to me from the caster. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Deckhands 1/24:
Same caster as 1/35’s, I might have a few next week to start shipping out… not 100% clear there. However I need to wait for the labels to get back from the printer. Wasn’t expecting the resin so soon!

Upcoming Preorders »

Remora 3rd Edition: At caster who will start next edition production next week. I should be able to start a preorder in Early July.
Frankenstein 1st Edition: At caster who will start molding next week. I should be able to start a preorder in Early July.
Chompbot #5 & Chomp Troopers: Both are at different casters and are in production. I should be able to start a preorder in Mid July.
Other upcoming preorder items: Sasha 1/24, Barrio Guy 1/35, Barrio Guy 1/24, Orbship, and Dustbuster.

Restocks! »

We’ve sold out of a LOT of items this past month and will be casting new editions of some of your favorites.
Remora:
We’re still aiming for a July restock of these. Fifty of the 3rd Edition kits will be available for preorder next month.
Sasha 1/35:
We’ve not got the first 100 out the door, but there’s been a lot of interest in her. As soon as I can get the first ones done I’ll start a preorder for the next batch.
Hornethopter: Lots of interest in this little beastie after we sold the last 10 at Wonderfest. I’ll attempt to restock these in August or September…. need to get some of our new scheduled releases out the door first.
FichtenFoo’s Fish-Shaped Submersible: Gave the master back to the caster to start molding for a 6th run! Planning to restock this one early Fall 2012.
Kastor: Same as the Hornethopter… planning to restock this one early Fall 2012.

Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.