Been a while since we’ve posted about this upcoming release. This Borderlands-inspired buggy is done and at the printer and the driver is a few days away from completion. Nate Clowar did a fantastic job of modeling this beastie and getting it ready for print. Here’s some final renders… it’s going to be a fun build! Final size: at 1/35, it is approximately 5.5″ long, 3″ wide, and 2″ tall. Small but fierce!
Release: June 2012, Price: TBD. Click here to get notified of the price/preorder date.
Final Dustbuster Renders »
Just a few items to report on today. Kastor preorder news and a new 1/35 figure!
Kallamity’s Kastor Preorder
Kallamity’s Kastor sculpted by world renowned modeler Luca Zampriolo will be available for preorder starting March 15th. Price will be $130.00 USD + Shipping.
Sasha the Welding Girl in 1:35
Jose Alves da Silva’s Sasha the Welding Girl will soon be available from Industria Mechanika as a 1/35 scale figure kit. She’ll go on sale in a few weeks once I get the casts. Figure includes wires and photoetch to complete kit and cart. Kit will cost $16 + shipping.
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.
The Dustbuster, designed by Miguel Lopez and being 3D modeled by Nate Clowar is progressing steadily and quite nicely! I wanted to show off some of the in-progress images of the sculpt to show off how it looks. There’s still some changes, tweaks, and details to be added, but you can see the overall look. The tires will have more tread, the roll-bars/frame will be refined for production, and expect additional details to this upcoming 1/35 scale model release. Here’s the pics!
Luca Z sent me the rest of the Kastor images he has, including the beginnings of an illustration started by Scott Robertson. It’s really taking shape and has that distinctively awesome Kallamity look and feel. Price and Release Date TBD.
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Industria Mechanika would like to take this moment to announce another of our amazing collaborators. Concept artist Miguel Lopez aka Devilminer is taking us down to earth with some really cool AFV designs. The first few will be based on his Borderlands inspired vehicle/AFV sketches. The first will be the post-apocalyptic buggies called the Dustbuster and a modified Tread X6 in 1/35 scale. The illustrations he’s provided us to work from are amazing in their breakdowns and the finished kits will be a lot of fun to model.
Miguel Lopez was actually one of the first to start working with us, but we’ve been waiting to get some things finalized and for work to begin on his designs before making the announcement.Miguel is currently a concept artist at Isopod Labs in Los Angeles. Check out his websites and works at devilminer.com and devilminercom.blogspot.com.
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Samples of Miguel Lopez’s Work »
Industria Mechanika is excited to announce we will be offering a resin kit of one of Scott Robertson’s ship designs. Scott is known around the world for his creative vehicle designs featured in his Design Studio Press books such as “Lift Off,” “Start Your Engines” and “DRIVE.” His next collaborative book will feature a very wide range of new ship designs. The book is titled “BLAST” and you can see some of the work-in-progress here: www.drawthrough.com
Help decide what we should make!
With literally hundreds of designs to choose from our first task will be to decide which one to build. To this point, we would like to entertain suggestions as to which ship it should be. Please make suggestions in this forum thread.
To buy any of Scott’s books head over to www.designstudiopress.com