There’s lots going on with iMech and our collaborators. A lot of projects are near completion a means we’ll start to hit our goal of one major release a month soon! Here’s some random news highlights:
Miguel Lopez Dustbuster
I’ve been getting a few emails and PMs asking when the Dustbuster will be ready. Here’s some shots of the model so far. It’s getting really close to completion and we’re hoping for a release no later than April 2012.
Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein
This wasn’t planned initially as an Industria Mechanika release, but we couldn’t resist when we saw it! The Frankenstein started as a contest for CGHub where Adrian Smith supplied a few sketches and it was up to 3D modelers to interpret them. The winner got a printed copy of their design. I asked Adrian, CGHub and the winning artist, Rishi Nandlaskar if they’d like to produce it into a model and the answer was a resounding yes! The print is on it’s way to me now so expect this “beauty” to be released in the first half of 2012.
More Adrian Smith Designs
We also have two more of Adrians designs in the works and will be collaborating with Adrian and CGHub soon on another contest. Watch CGHub for details.
Jake Parker’s Chompbot #5
The 3D portions of the Chompbot are at the printer and should get to Jeff Brewer, our modeler for hand-refinement soon. Once he gets them and takes some pics I’ll post them. We’re also working on more accompanying figures by Jake Parker and Jose Alves da Silva as seen below.
The Kastor is on its way to us from Luca and as soon as I get it and take photos to start the instructions, and send the PE files to the etch producer, it’ll be on its way to the caster. Expect it in early 2012!Luca took some inspiration from Ian McQue’s rendering and added the following figures to the kit. Woo!
Dmitry Parkin’s Vampire
The Vampire is at the caster and will begin production as soon as the 1st Edition Remoras are out the door. The Vamp is our next release so watch for preorders to begin in January!
Ian McQue’s Remora
The Remora 1st Edition kits are almost done at the caster and I’ll receive a batch next FridayThe caster has orders to keep producing more after the 1st 50 are completed so watch for the 2nd Edition to hit the site in January.
Derek Stenning’s Dystopic
The 3D model of Dystopic is just about complete and looks amazing. Derek wants to make sure it’s 100% perfect before we show it off, but it’s definitely coming soon!
TMMI’s Hornethopter Review
It’s hit the news stands and iPad so check it out!
Worlds are colliding in the most awesome way possible. Two of my favorite mecha designers & concept artists have combined to make a fantastic pieces of art to help launch one of our upcoming products. Check out Ian McQue’s awesome rendering of the upcoming Kastor Hoverank model by Luca Zampriolo of Kallamity.com.
Kastor Illustration by Ian McQue
We already posted Scott Robertson’s very cool rendering of Kallamity’s Kastor, but it’s cool so here it is again! I love the contrast between the paint schemes yet each looks completely plausible.
Kastor Illustration by Scott Robertson
Kastor Illustration Contest!
As an added promotion of Kallamity’s Kastor; Industria Mechanika and Kallamity are hosting a Kastor illustration contest. “How does it work” you ask? “What’s in it for me” you say? Basically you have until
December 31st January 30th 2012 to submit an illustration* depicting the Kastor based on the master construction photos below. The winning entry** will have their artwork included in the model kit releases interior packaging and will receive 1 copy of the Kastor model kit.
How to enter: email your entry with name, email, etc, to info _at_ industriamechanika.com.
Here’s the pics of the Kastor master construction! The Kastor’s master is nearly complete and should be going into production very soon!
*Illustration must fit into a 4″ x 6″ area and be 300 dpi. (1200px X 1800px)
**Winners to be determined by Industria Mechanika and Kallamity staff. If no entries are deemed suitable for print, contest is void.
A few months back I mentioned that we have an upcoming release from Kallamity‘s Luca Zampriolo. The wait is over! Here are some progress images of his upcoming Hovertank model titled the Kastor. (Italian for Beaver) The Kastor is a 1/35 scale resin and photoetch model kit. Price is TBD, overall length is unknown to me at the moment, but I’ll get back to you on that, and the ETA is Early 2012. Here’s a few more pics:
Rear View ^
Front View ^
We’ve been patiently waiting for a while to announce this one! Industria Mechanika is excited to announce that we will be collaborating with Luca Zampriolo to produce some amazing new Kallamity designs. If you’re a mecha fan and don’t know about Luca’s works, well, you’re definitely missing out on some great eye-candy.
Luca’s shown us some illustrations and progress on an all new design. We’ll post information and images whenever he’s ready, but needless to say, it’s pretty awesome..
Below is a sampling of Luca’s works and you can view more at his website: kallamity.com.
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