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iMech News 11.2.2014

This latest edition of iMech news is also issue four of the Industria Mechanika Newsletter! Remember, you can always subscribe/unsubscribe to the newsletter in your iMech shop control panel. You can also check out the latest editions of iMech News on our blog here.

Thanks For The Support!

Seriously… for as well known as we are and as many Facebook Page Likes as we have, sales don’t always match up to that. Help us to continue bringing your the best original model designs by preordering the upcoming items you want, sharing our posts, newsletters, etc with your friends and fellow modelers. Posting build-up (progress and finished) pics is not only helpful to us as far as showing off our products, but helpful to the community as a whole by bringing new modelers into the hobby and helping existing modelers to learn and discover new designs and techniques.

Now In-Stock!

The following preorder products are now in-stock and shipping, or will be shipping the week of November 3rd 2014:

FichtenFoo’s Death’s-Head Hawkmoth
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Derek Stenning’s EK Cosmonaut #3
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Kallamity’s Wachtel Mecha
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Restocks Available For Preorders:

The following kits are now available for restock preorders!

Jake Parker’s Chompbot No. 5
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Coming Soon!

The following newly announced kits will be available later in 2014 and early 2015!

KRBL-TR-47 [Krabbel-Tiere] By Christophe Desse
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The Mushroom Goblin By Adrian Smith and Rishi Nandlaskar
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V74 HY-Auk Fighter By Eddie Del Rio
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2014 Best of iMech Model Contest

Keep building and taking photos for the upcoming Industria Mechanika best customer build-up of 2014 contest! It’s free to enter and there’s a cool trophy for the winner. Details here: http://industriamechanika.com/blog/imech-best-of-2014-contest/

Thanks for your continued support! Be sure to check out these and other new upcoming product announcements at http://industriamechanika.com/shop/

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 2.19.2013

Time for a steamy edition of iMech news! In this episode, we update you on Friday’s Steampunk preorders, show off Christophe Desse’s L’Estafette roadster, and finally show the Orb Ship I’ve been working on as well as put the 2nd Edition up for Preorders!

Fish-Fry Friday »

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First up, the new fish sub, Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible goes up for preorder on Friday March 1, 2013 along with Christophe Desse’s Submariners and the Skipper. All three of these Steampunk-styled kits are in 1/35 scale. All three will be shipping in Early April at the latest. The Skipper is the long awaited pilot for the original Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible (which is in stock now) and comes with a new seat and control sticks. Will be great for ships, balloons, etc!

Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible » $99 + Shipping

Christophe Desse’s Submariners » $35 + Shipping

Christophe Desse’s Skipper » $18 + Shipping

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L’Estafette Renders »

Christophe Desse has posted some fantastic renders of his upcoming 1/35 scale L’Estafette. I love these because they look like finished plastic figures. Cool stuff coming in May 2013!

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FichtenFoo’s Orb Ship Build-up »

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I finished up my Orb Ship build-up last week after putting it aside for several months while working on other masters and product launches. It’s a really fun build and if you haven’t had a chance to get one, you can preorder the next edition on Friday. Here’s the pics of my build-up and more detailed info/tutorials on the build can be found on my blog at FichtenFoo.com.

Scott Robertson’s Orb Ship 2nd Ed Preorder »

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The Scott Robertson 1/48 scale Orb Ship‘s 2nd Edition will be available for PREorder on Friday 3.1.2013 as well. This very large ship is $155 + Shipping.

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.

 

Scott Robertson’s Orb Ship: Preorder Now!

Available Now For Preorder! $155.00*

Click to preorder the Scott Robertson Orb Ship »

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Traverse the cosmos in the Orb Ship; designed by world-renowned concept designer Scott Robertson. This amazing and huge 1/48 scale model contains the following:

  • 46 Resin Parts
  • 1 Photoetch Brass Detail Sheet
  • 9 Laser-Cut Windows
  • Pilot Figure
  • Detailed Instructions w/Mini-Poster

The Orb Ship is approximately 12.5″ long and about 5-6″ tall depending on gear deployment. The orb is about 4.25″ wide. It’s impressively big when done!
* Plus USPS shipping charges. Rate B

Additional Product Images »

Preorder the Scott Robertson Orb Ship »

Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Final Print Master

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Time for me to gush because I’m very excited about this! I got the first sample image of the Dystopic 3D print yesterday and was blown away. They even put it together with wire for photos before sending it my way. The guys at Ownage outdid themselves on printing this piece as you can see. Gene Campbell did a fantastic job on all of the fabric and chipping textures and the final print really does them justice.

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Scale: 1/6
Kit Materials: Resin, Photoetch, Metal Wire, Waterslide Decals
Release Date: Early November  
Price:
TBD

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The helmet is in several parts and is removable. I’ll take photos of the individual parts when they arrive. Note that the arm/leg loop-straps are not attached to the pre-build as we had them printed on numbered sprues to make building easier. The flower will likely be a photoetched part as that would otherwise be hell to cast.

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iMech News 7.29.2012

Lots of news to go over today as I missed showing off a few things last week.

Frankenstein Printwork »

The artwork for Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein‘s box and instructions are at the printer and thankfully will be here in time for the 8/7/2012 release date. Frankenstein sports an awesome 49 resin parts, chain and real chain mail! Check out the samples below and click here to preorder.

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New Hornethopter Pilots Set »

First I must apologize to Christophe Desse for not posting these sooner! He redesigned the Hornethopter pilots based loosely on my original hand-sculpts for the first few editions. The seated pilot will be available with the next release of the Hornethopter, while all four will be available as a separate set. No idea on price yet, but expect them in the store within 6-8 weeks.

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Fish Sub Pilot Beginnings »

Christophe Desse is also busy designing a pilots set for the original and upcoming MkII Fish-Shaped submersibles. The next edition (6th) of the Mk I may not come with the figure, (as it won’t be ready in time for the next edition) but the first edition of the Mk II will and a sub pilots set including the seated pilots (for those that purchased the first 5 editions of the Mk I sub) will be available for everyone around the time of the Mk II release. Below you can see the base figure. Other pilot versions will have an old-timey tank-top swim suit style, hats, breathers, etc…

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Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Update »

Not much new to show here, but I wanted to let everyone know that Dystopic is coming soon! The print will be done in 4-5 days I’m told, then clean-up, then onto production. We’re still looking at October for a preorder/release. Below you can see how the parts-breakup will look. Each color is a separate printed kit part.

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Futuristic Loader Update »

A few new images of the Futuristic loader. I brought up that there was no leg support for this heavy lifter so the team collaborated and came up with this great-looking result. I’ve added it to the calendar as a tentative November preorder/release.

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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.
Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein:
Shipping ~August 7th Preorder Frankenstein here »
Ian McQue’s Remora 3rd Ed: Shipping ~August 7th Preorder Remora here »
Deckhands 1/35: The box of casts was lost in the mail almost 6 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 »

Upcoming preorder items: Chompbot #5, Chomp Troopers, Sasha 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.

Scott Robertson Orbship Renders

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Scott Robertson sent me the latest, near complete renders of the 1/48 scale Orbship.He’ll be adding some color to these and I’ll be doing some hand-tweaks as prescribed by Scott to the master print, but it’s just about ready to go. Oh, and need to finalize the photoetch portions as well. Look for the Orbship in July!

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Also, if you haven’t already done so, get his latest book: Blast! It’s a total bla… well, I need not resort to bad puns, but it’s great so check it out!

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And the winner is…

The votes have been tallied and the winning Scott Robertson design is…

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The Orb Ship! The votes were pretty close overall, but this design won-out at the few forums where people placed votes. It’s a cool design and should make for a fun model kit with plenty of paint and weathering options.

This design will now enter the construction phase. Scott will have the Orb Ship designed in 3D then printed out in hi-resolution for our production master which will mean a crisp, accurate design. Stay tuned for more news!

Scale: TBD (1/48 or 1/72)
Release Date: TBD
Price: TBD

Discuss this topic on our forums here »

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