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iMech News 8.26.2014

Drumroll please as we add 5 new items to the store for preorders and one for immediate shipping! Plus restocks and items almost ready for preorders.

Kallamity’s Wachtel»

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The Wachtel bipedal walker by Luca Zampriolo of Kallamity is now up for preorders. This large 1/35 scale walker retails for $150, but for a limited time you can preorder it for $135. Discount ends on 9.13.2014! This kit comes with resin and photoetched parts, plus a pilot figure! Preorder the Wachtel here »

FichtenFoo’s Deaths-Head Hawkmoth »

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Also in production and ready for preorders is FichtenFoo’s (Michael Fichtenmayer) Deaths-Head Hawkmoth. This is the latest in his line of 1/35 scale steampunk fish and insects and features not only resin and photoetch parts, but deluxe waterslide decals and laser-cut wood and natural parchment for the wings! Comes with two female pilots designed by Christophe Desse. Preorder the Deaths-Head Hawkmoth here » Act fast to get a preorder discount and save $10!

Female Pilot [Stand-Alone] »

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We commissioned Christophe Desse to design this Female Pilot for our Deaths-Head Hawkmoth with the intent that she can also fit the Hornethopter and Dragonfly pilots seats. While two of her come with the moth kit, we are offering her as a stand-alone piece for use with those kits and anything else your imagination comes up with! Preorder the Female Pilot [Stand Alone] figure here »

Two New Waterslide Decals Sets! »

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Two new deluxe waterslide decals sets have been added to the shop for preorders. The first, the Warehouse and Shipping set is designed for use on anything shipping, cargo, or stowage related. Fits perfectly with our Solid, Liquid and Gas container sets!

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The second is our International Nautical Signal Flags set. This is made for 1/35 scale, but can be used for 1/48 through 1/20 if desired. Simply fold the wet decals over string and let set!

1/6 Scale Ninja Blades »

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I made this Shruiken and Kunai set for use with the TDM Ninja Tortoises I purchased at Wonderfest this spring, but they can be used for any 1/6 scale figure. These photoetched steel throwing stars, knives, and sword blade/guards can be blackened, sharpened and more!

Restocks & More To Come! »
 

The Rook walking tank, our Sea Life photoetch set, and the Red Star 47 are back in stock!

EK Cosmonaut #3 and the Chompbot #5 (2nd Edition) are currently in production, so expect them to hit the shop for preorders in a few weeks!

 

 

iMech News 6.5.2014

So much going on! SO MUCH!!!! It’s been a crazy couple of months with preparing for Wonderfest and failing to complete 2 out of 4 of the planned new releases in time for the show. BUT… these releases are still coming and soon. So let’s get to the good stuff….

WonderFest USA 2014 Wrap-Up »

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Wonderfest was a few days ago and it was a total blast… what I got to see of it anyway as most of my time was spent behind the table. But I got to see a lot of you that I met last year and meet a bunch of you for the first time. I’ve already purchased my table for next year (moving from #7 to #80) so will get to see everyone again. There was only one iMech product in the show which was pretty disappointing (discussing it with everyone here) so I’m looking into doing a Best iMech award if only in an unofficial fashion. Stay tuned for that!

JerseyFest Aug 1-3 2014 »

I didn’t make it to Jerseyfest last year for a variety of reasons, but this year it’s going to happen. I already booked the hotel and table so it’s on! The Best iMech award is going to happen at that show for sure so get your build-ups done and on the tables in the contest! I’m not sure what the award will be yet… at least a trophy… probably a gift cert for the shop too, but it should be fun regardless to see a bunch of our build-ups in one place! Hope to see you there!

Online iMech Contest? »

And to not leave our VERY large international contingent in the lurch, we’ll be doing an online contest soon as well. This will likely be an end of the year contest, something like a Best iMech build-up of 2014 and will happen in early January. Start your build-ups now, take GOOD photos of the entire process (because that’s awesome for everyone), and details will come.

The Hopper »

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Preorders for the Hopper start in less than 12 hours from now! This large and very cool aircraft by Calum Watt and Stefano Bernardi will retail at $160 each + Shipping. Preorders will be eligible for a $10 discount. More on this in our Hopper special post tomorrow! Get on the list and prepare to preorder here.

Bella »

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Our 1/35 scale Bella, by Pedram Karimfazli, is now available for orders. There are not too many left from this first batch of 50 so I put in an order for another batch which should be here in about 30 days. She’s only $15 for a limited time so get her here.

Sasha in 1/20! »

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Our all-new 1/20 scale Sasha the Welding Girl is also now available! This time she’s in injection plastic and only $20 for a limited time so get yours here.

Project X by Eric Chu »

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We announced this at Wonderfest 2014 this past weekend and now we’re announcing it to the world! Eric Chu, the concept artist behind the new Battlestar Galactica designs is redesigning a classic spacecraft for us in this fun upcoming 1/72 scale release. More details to come, but get on the NOTIFY ME list here.

More Product Announcements! »

Stay tuned for more upcoming product announcements as we’ve got at least 4 coming up in the next few months!

iMech News 2.11.2013

Hi. How are you? Good? Awesome. Now that that’s over, let’s get onto the news! This time: SASHA’S BACK! Yup! Also finished pics of FichtenFoo’s Sky Marks and Luca Z’s Kastor build-ups as well as a Rook preorder update.

Sasha The Welding Girl in 1/35 and 1/32! »

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Sasha the Welding Girl is back in 1/35 and 1/32 scale looking better than ever thanks to a new caster for the project. Get her while she lasts!

Order Sasha in 3 Scales!

1/35 Scale Sasha »
1/32 Scale Sasha »
1/24 Scale Sasha »

Ian McQue’s Sky Mark »

I finished up these Sky Mark build-ups a month or so ago, but finally photographed them this week. They look great alongside of the Remora. Check out my blog-post at FichtenFoo and order your Sky Marks here.

Kallamity’s Kastor »

Luca Zampriolo sent us the final and progress images of his Kastor build-up. I love how he used putty to create the rough-cast texture. The Kastor is back in stock so order your Kastor here.

Michael Herm’s Rook »

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The Rook and Pawn Brigade masters have been printed and are at the caster. As soon as they send me the quote I can get the final price together and start preorders. I should be able to start preorders this Friday, Feb 15th at noon EST if all goes well. If not, then Tuesday, Feb 19th at noon EST will be our make-up date.

 

 

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 10.18.2012

Welcome to another edition of iMech news! This time we talk about the recent iHobby show in Cleveland, OH which I attended last weekend, Ian McQue Sky Mark Preorders, Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Preorders, Orb Ship shipping and build-info, and upcoming restocks.

Ian McQue’s Sky Mark Preorder Date, Price »

The Ian McQue Sky Mark buoy will be available for preorder on 10.31.2012 aka Halloween! I received my tests of both the photoetch and the resin so expect unpainted build-up pics next week some time. Watch the Facebook page for the usual first-look. This kit comes with two large frets of photoetch for construction, brass rod, and blinking red LEDs for those wanting to light it.

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Sky Mark Price:

This little guy is best in pairs IMO so we’ll offering the kit’s first edition of 100 kits at $60 each or two for $100 USD + Shipping. We suspect these will go fast due to the amount of notification requests, amount of Remora’s sold, and the low price. They should be shipping some time in November.

 

Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Preorder »

We’re getting close on Dystopic! I should have the first batch of resin in a week to two. After that I can begin the instruction sheet and boxing. I’m having two casters work on this to keep the costs as low as I can manage. We’re estimating that Dystopic will cost $210 USD + shipping. What you get though is well worth it! A large 1/6 scale figure kit overflowing with fine detail and texture, wire, decals, laser-cut clear flower, and possibly PE as well. We’ll start the preorder event on 11.5.2012 as by then we should have a better idea of the final costs.

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Scott Robertson’s Orb Ship Build Info »

I received the initial samples of the Orb Ship resin this weekend as well as the production photoetch frets. It’s going together really well and I’ve already got the lighting done and the laser-cut windows in place with their PE frames. Check out the video and images of my pre-release build below.

I’ll have the rest of the resin on Saturday and will be shipping Orb Ships on 10.22.2012.

Order your Orb Ship here »

 

Jake Parker’s Chompbot Canopy Redo »

Originally we had planned for the canopy to be a vacuformed piece. Well, that didn’t work out so well so we’ve decided to go with a resin canopy. Blappy is doing an amazing job on it so I thought I’d share the results.Production is ongoing but we hope to be shipping these in about 3 weeks from today.

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Preorder your Chompbot and Chomp Troopers!

 

iHobby 2012 Report »

I was invited by one of my distributors, Tom Grossman of Tag Team Hobbies, to come to the iHobby Expo in Cleveland, OH and display, sell some of our wares. The show was a lot of fun and the Tag Team guys couldn’t have been nicer. I got a chance to meet some of you, shocked a few that didn’t realize that I am also FichtenFoo, and got some great ideas from the other exhibitors for future releases. Here’s a few pics.

 

Luca Z’s Kastor Restock »

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Luca Zampriolo’s Kastor Hovertank is going back into production this week. We should have them restocked in about 4-6 weeks so watch this space and fill out the Notify Me to get an email when the restock preorder starts.

 

Sea Life Photoetch Restock »

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The Sea Life photoetch set is back in stock! The perfect accompaniment to our original Fish Shaped Submersible (in stock now!) and our upcoming Long Nose Submersible and Submariner sets. Order your sea-life photoetch here »

 

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.
Deckhands 1/24:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual. Should be this week!
Sasha 1/24:
Available now! (waiting on new batch of casts coming this week)
Barrio 1/24:
Avialable now!
Barrio 1/35:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual. Should be this week!
Chompbot #5, Troopers, Pilots: Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Orb Ship: Shipping on Monday 10.22.2012!


Upcoming Preorders »

Upcoming preorder items:
Dystopic (11.5.2012)
Dustbuster (Nov.?.2012)
Ian McQue’s Sky Mark (10.31.2012).

 

Restocks! »

Sasha 1/35, 1/32: Next batch coming soon for preorder!
Hornethopter: Lots of interest in this little beastie after we sold the last 10 at Wonderfest. I’ll attempt to restock these in October…. need to get some of our new scheduled releases out the door first and get the new pilots and pilot set cast.
Kastor: Same as the Hornethopter… planning to restock this one early December 2012. In production now!

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

 

Chompbot #5 Preorder Event 9.14.2012!

 

Jake Parker’s wonderful Chompbot No. 5 and the two Chomp Trooper/Pilot sets are coming soon! Preorders will begin on 9.14.2012. As a special introductory offer, you can save $10 when you order both the Chompbot #5 and Chomp Trooper sets before 9.28.2012 midnight EST. You must select the two-set option on the Chompbot #5 order page to get this offer. While supplies last!

 

The Chompbot #5 comes with 59 Resin Parts, Decal Sheet, Pins, Clear Canopy, 2 Pilot Figures, and detailed colored instructions with a free mini-poster on the reverse side! Preorder here 9.14.2012 »

The Chomp Troopers Set comes with 4 figures, instructions, and a photoetch fret for weapon straps and the bayonette blade. Preorder here 9.14.2012 »

The Chomp Pilots Set comes with 2 figures, a Standing and Seated Chomp Pilot. These are perfect for making traditional armor and aircraft models infinitely more awesome! Preorder here 9.14.2012 »

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Additional Product Images »

 

iMech News 8.28.2012

Been a few weeks (okay, 5 weeks) since the last update. I’ve been crazy busy getting the Fall wave of models ready for production and preorders. This update isn’t showing off any unannounced products, but will give you a better idea of what’s almost ready to go!

1/24 Sasha/Barrio Sale!

The introductory PREORDER SALE on the 1/24 scale Sasha and Barrio Guy will be ending on 8/31 2012. Preorder them now before the price jumps to the MSRP. I saw some samples before they went to my UK dist for painting and they look amazing. Collapse did a fine job on the casting. Preorder them here »

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Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nosed Submersible

The master for my new Fish Sub design is just about ready for production. The 3D pilot/seat designed by Christophe Desse was completed last night so as soon as I get thew print back, this goes to the caster. The photoetch and laser-cut windows are already done and in production. Here’s some images of the box art and master.

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

 

Scott Robertson’s Orbship

The Orbship is in production as we speak so I should be able to start preorders in next week. I recieved a sample batch of the laser-cut windows and they turned out really nice. Below is a pic of the windows as they come. They have a thin semi-clear plastic film on both sides that needs to be removed, but after you remove that film (which makes for a great mask!) the windows are super clear acrylic! I completed the box art and instructions are 99% done, just need to add the figure details to them.

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

 

Jake Parker’s Chompbot #5/Figures

The Chompbot is still in production. I should have a sample of the resin next week. The figures are also in production but those might take a little longer. Meanwhile, I completed the wrap-around labels for the figure boxes. Set A is the 4 Chomp Troopers and set B is both Chomp Pilots. Only the seated pilot comes with the Chompbot. The standing can be purchased separately and comes with an additional seated pilot perfect for using in cars, tanks, planes, etc!

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

 

Miguel Lopez’ Dustbuster

I’m starting the photoetch design, instructions and box art for this today. Meanwhile he’s a small image of the resin parts break-down.

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

 

Release Calendar »

Please see here for the updated release calendar.

 

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.
Ian McQue’s Remora 3rd Ed: Sold out, Shipping This Week!
Deckhands 1/35: Small batches of deckhands are arriving and are shipping out as soon as they do. All orders should be filled within the next 2 weeks.
Deckhands 1/24:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Sasha 1/24:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Barrio 1/24:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Barrio 1/35:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.


Upcoming Preorders »

Upcoming preorder items: Chompbot #5, Chomp Troopers, Orbship, Dustbuster, and Ian McQue’s Sky Mark.

 

Restocks! »

Sasha 1/35, 1/32: Next batch coming soon for preorder!
Hornethopter: Lots of interest in this little beastie after we sold the last 10 at Wonderfest. I’ll attempt to restock these in October…. need to get some of our new scheduled releases out the door first and get the new pilots and pilot set printed.
FichtenFoo’s Fish-Shaped Submersible: Gave the master back to the caster to start molding for a 6th run! Ready to preorder mid-September
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 for preorders.

iMech News 7.5.2012

Chompbot #5 Print Materials »

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Thought you’d like to see the print works for the upcoming Chompbot #5 release. Still working on the labels/instructions for the figures, but these are done and out the door. (there was corrections made to these prior to print if you can see the errors. ;-) )

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As you can see the cover of the instructions is also a frame-able print of Jake Parkers Chompbot/Trooper art! We’ll roll these instead of folding them to place into the boxes of course.

The master for the bot is at BLAP Models for casting and the figures are at Collapse Industries. When they’re close to all ready, we’ll start the preorder for these. Probably next month (August 2012) as we’re still playing catch-up.

Futuristic Figures Coming Soon! »

You may have seen these posted on the Futuristic Facebook page. These figures have been 3D sculpted by David Richardson based on designs by Walter Pezalli and Vincent Roucher (Of Stan and Vince). They’ll be available initially in 1/20 scale to go with the Futuristic Robots (available here) with the potential for a 1/35 scale release as well. Here are some preliminary shots. Almost done… just tweaking the poses and equipment.

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Steampunk Contest Voting »

Voting is done for the Steampunk Costume Contest. I’m tallying the results and will let everyone know the winner ASAP!

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 have shipped UNLESS they’re paired with a 1/35 Deckhands set and need shipped together.
Sasha 1/32:
Replacement casts shipped 6.20.2012 to those of you that filled out the replacement form.
Deckhands 1/35: The box of casts was lost in the mail almost 3 weeks ago. We’re working on the next batch as fast as we can. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Deckhands 1/24:
Waiting on casts Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.

Upcoming Preorders »

Remora 3rd Edition: Preorder Remora here »
Frankenstein 1st Edition: Preorder Frankenstein here »
Other upcoming preorder items: Chompbot #5, Chomp TroopersSasha 1/24, Barrio Guy 1/35, Barrio Guy 1/24, Orbship, and Dustbuster.

Restocks! »

Sasha 1/35: Next batch coming soon for preorder!
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.

iMech News 6.9.2012

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Hi everyone! I’ve been on a family vacation to the beach this past week so haven’t been as in-touch as usual. Hotel had great wi-fi of course, but the netbook I took is crap! Got back yesterday after a 9-hour drive home with kids in the car (Fun!) and am getting to your emails and questions as fast as possible. Hopefully this post will help.

Today I’ve got preorder updates for Sasha and Deckhands, images of many master prints including the Red Star 47, Sasha and Barrio 1/24, and Dustbuster pilot, and probably a few more informational tidbits.

Preorder 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:
I am told I’ll have her casts by 6.14.2012. Otherwise the boxes are filled with wire and ready to go.
Sasha 1/32:
Replacement casts should be shipping next week as well to those of you that filled out the replacement form.
Deckhands 1/35: Different caster from Sasha, he’s aiming to ship the rest of the 1/35′s I need to cover preorders to me on Monday 6.11.2012 So by the end of next week they should be boxed and out the door.
Deckhands 1/24:
Same caster as 1/35′s, aiming to ship those to me by Wednesday 6.13.2012 so they’ll start shipping the week of the 18th.
Other upcoming preorder items:
Remora 3rd Ed, Sasha 1/24, Barrio Guy 1/35, Barrio Guy 1/24, Chompbot #5, 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.
Kastor: Same as the Hornethopter… planning to restock this one early Fall 2012.

Red Star 47 »

Here’s the first images of the master print taken by Ownage prior to shipping. As soon as I receive it I’ll snap more images, create the photoetch parts (since I need to do measurements) then send it off to David Guertin for casting.

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Dustbuster »

Here’s the first shot of the driver print taken by Ownage.  Like the Red Star, as soon as I get it, more pics, PE design, then off to production at Collapse Industries.

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Sasha and Barrio in 1/24 »

This pair is currently in production and the images were taken by the caster, Collapse Industries. More info soon on when they’ll be available for preorder, price, etc…

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iMech News 5.28.2012

Happy Memorial Day to those of us in the States. In this update we’ve got info on the Miguel Lopez Dustbuster, Dmitry Parkin Vampire, and Kallamity Kastor! Also preorder info for Sasha and the Deckhands.

Miguel Lopez Dustbuster »

Ownage sent me an image today of the Dustbuster final primed print. Looks great and the Campbell’s soup can is a great universal scale device. The print looks cool and I for one can’t wait to paint up this little guy after production!

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Dmitry Parkin Vampire »

Rick Cantu sent me a few images of his finished Vampire build-up. It turned out awesome so I wanted to share. Thanks Rick!

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Kallamity Kastor »

I (FichtenFoo) finished up my build-up of the Luca Zampriolo (Kallamity) Kastor this weekend. Here’s the final images. I based my build-up on the Ian McQue painting on the instructions and art-card. Details on the build-up here.

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Preorder Info »

1/35 Sashas are in production finally and I should have those ready to ship the week of June 11th. Same with the rest of the Deckhands. That caster sent me what he could before he had to prep for Wonderfest, and now that WF is past he’s back to work on them and the 1/24 scale versions.Barrio guy 1/35 will be in production soon as well.

If you had problems with your 1/32 Sasha resin and filled out the replacement form emailed to you, that resin will be shipping out in about 7 days. If you didn’t get the email (spam box got it most likely) let me know.