Category Archives: Ground Vehicles

Miguel Lopez’s Dustbuster Driver

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Was waiting on the render for this, got it, then forgot to post it up. Sorry for the wait, but it’s worth it! Here’s the Dustbuster driver, 3D modeled by Benny Garcia and conceptualized by Miguel Lopez. We went with the 3rd guy in the sketches and will probably do the other two at some point as well. The seated driver will also be available separately in a standing pose. (1/35 scale… any other scales wanted? Let us know!)

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Miguel Lopez’s: Dustbuster Update!

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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.

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Final Dustbuster Renders »

iMech News 3.5.2012

Just a few items to report on today. Kastor preorder news and a new 1/35 figure!

Kallamity’s Kastor Preorder

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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

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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.

 

Philippe Bouchet’s (aka Manchu) Upcoming “Steam Car”

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I wanted to take this opportunity to show off another few collaborators and their upcoming product. This “Steam Car” with trailer is scheduled to be our September 2012 release. The Steam Car artist, Philippe Bouchet also known as Manchu,(see his Concept Ships stuff too) is an amazing science fiction illustrator. He emailed us asking about collaboration and sent a pile of paintings. As soon as I saw the Steam Car with Trailer I knew it’d be a great fit in our line of products. I connected him with the talented Bruce Lee, a hard-surface 3D artist to collaborate on the production model.

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Philippe wanted to make changes from his original painting to improve upon the design. The Steam Car is now sportier and more detailed. Also as the model progresses he is providing Bruce with amazing sketches and details to make this release as realistic/plausible as possible. These latest images provided by Bruce today show the latest progress. They’re already tearing into it to improve the suspension (front suspension cross-bar would hit car nose on a bump in the road at the moment) and grille area. After that they’ll be moving onto other details such as the interior and front fender. The collaboration process to bring this to life is amazing to watch.

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1/35 or 1/24 Scale? What Would You Prefer?

We’re not quite 100% as to what the scale will be. I asked on Facebook last week about preferred scale, but didn’t show or say what the kit would be. We do a lot of 1/35 scale steampunk releases, but this might be a nice bigger change of pace in 1/24 scale. It would be roughly 13.5in long at 1/24 and 9.25in long at 1/35. So now that you see it, check out the New Facebook Thread or post on our forum what your preferred scale for this would be.

Scheduled Release: September 2012

Kastor Illustration Contest!

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

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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

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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.

 

Dustbuster Progress Images

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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!

More Kastor Images!

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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.

Discuss this in the forums here »

 

 

Miguel Lopez Collaboration

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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.

Discuss this on our forums »

Samples of Miguel Lopez’s Work »

 

 

Scott Robertson Collaboration

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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