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News about upcoming Industria Mechanika products.

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 7.5.2012

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 6.16.2012

Really big update today ladies and gents! Three new designs and one announced a while ago seemingly risen from the dead. And of course the usual preorder/restock updates.

Calum Watt’s Freaky Gothic »

I started talking with Calum Watt a few months ago about collaborating on some of his cool mechanical designs. (see his sites here and here) He’s working on fleshing those plans out for us, but meanwhile he updated a very old sketch I was very interested in using as the Squid Sub pilot/captain.  This cool steampunk-esque figure will be available with the Squid without the coat as the pilot. A separate coated figure will also be available in 1/35 aka 50mm scale. But not only that… the figure is so cool that I’m really considering doing a 1/6 scale (300mm, 12″) version as well. The figure will be 3D sculpted by David Richardson. David’s been collaborating with us on a number of unannounced projects already and does amazing work. (don’t ask… I can’t tell!) You can view David’s site here. No release date yet on the individual figures, but the seated pilot will come with the Squid. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Pre-Sculpting Plans^

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Original sketch circa 2005^

 

Alb-Lab’s T-Zero »

This one has been in the works for a while from Alb-Lab, makers of the Markov Racer. The long sleek T-Zero designed and fabricated by Alberto Longo & Daniele Cattarin is their latest anti-gravity racing endeavor. Featuring resin body and a vacuform canopy. No word yet on decals or PE parts. Expect this one to be available in Fall 2012. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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FichtenFoo’s Fish Sub II »

Since the Squid Sub is delayed, I still wanted to have a new FichtenFoo steampunk vehicle available for 2012. A while back I saw some cool fish X-rays and one caught my eye. I finally sat down and started the master last week for a new Fish-Shaped Submersible based on the Longnose Butterflyfish. It’s a cool-shaped fish and depending on how squared back I make the fins, (do a Google image search to see how the actual fish looks) will look very sleek and fast. The eyes are set low on the body so this craft will be piloted by someone seated in a prone racing motorcycle position in order to see out the windows. I’ve just gotten the basic body shape done so far so expect more images as I detail it up. It’s slightly smaller than the original Fish Sub I did a few years ago. I do know this kit will use LOTS of photoetch, a potential white metal (pewter?) propeller, clear glass eyes like the Hornethopter, and of course resin and wire. Watch for a preorder later this year. Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Mike Jensen’s Drone »

A loooong time ago I announced we would be kitting Mike Jensen’s “Drone” figure. He sent me the 3D files a few weeks ago, but I didn’t have any renders until now. This will be a 1/6 scale resin figure kit. Approximately 300mm/12in. tall, but no base. No info on the release date yet, but I’ll keep you updated of course when I know more and you can also fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available.

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Final Preproduction Render ^

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Steampunk Contest Voting »

Voting continues for the Steampunk Costume Contest. Click here to submit your vote by June 30th.

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 are shipping Monday UNLESS they’re paired with a 1/35 Deckhands set and need shipped together.
Sasha 1/32:
Replacement casts shipping by 6.20.2012 to those of you that filled out the replacement form.
Deckhands 1/35: Different caster from Sasha, the 1/35’s and some of the 1/24th’s I believe are shipping on Monday 6.18.2012 to me from the caster. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Deckhands 1/24:
Same caster as 1/35’s, I might have a few next week to start shipping out… not 100% clear there. However I need to wait for the labels to get back from the printer. Wasn’t expecting the resin so soon!

Upcoming Preorders »

Remora 3rd Edition: At caster who will start next edition production next week. I should be able to start a preorder in Early July.
Frankenstein 1st Edition: At caster who will start molding next week. I should be able to start a preorder in Early July.
Chompbot #5 & Chomp Troopers: Both are at different casters and are in production. I should be able to start a preorder in Mid July.
Other upcoming preorder items: Sasha 1/24, Barrio Guy 1/35, Barrio Guy 1/24, 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.
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.

Deckhands 1/24 and Barrio Guy 1/35

Hi everyone, here’s some shots of the master prints of the 1/35 scale Barrio Guy and the 1/24 scale Deckhands. I’ll be starting the preorders for both in the next week or so, after I ship these to the caster for his quote.

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Above: 1/24 scale Deckhands with 1/35 scale Barrio Guy.

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Above: 1/24 scale Deckhands with 1/35 scale Deckhands sample casting.

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Above: 1/35 scale Barrio Guy. Only 2-parts… body and right forearm which joints at the elbow crease for easy clean-up.

 

 

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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Michael Herm’s ‘Rook’ and ‘Pawn Brigade’

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Here’s a little something cool that we’ve been working on behind the scenes. A while back, Michael Herm contacted us to see if we’d be interested in producing his ‘Rook’ walking tank as a model kit. Having seen this before, as many people forwarded the video to me to show how my own FichtenFoo walking tanks would work, I immediately said YES! It’s a very cool design and as always open for all sorts of modifications and possibilities.

Scale: 1/35    Price: TBD for both sets   Release Date: Winter 2012

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Michael Herm started his profession as an animator at a games company in early 2000. He then moved on to study animation at the HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam, graduating with his diploma thesis on showreels and the animated short Chump And Clump, which was shown at numerous festivals worldwide and won several awards.Michael is mostly doing freelance work and specializes in CG character design, modeling, rigging and animation for animated short films. Some of his work can be seen in renowned short films such as The Monster Of Nix, by Studio Rosto A.D, for which he sculpted rigged and animated all the villager heads among other things. And also the Talking Animals Studio productions Flamingo Pride and Rising Hope, where he was responsible for modeling, rigging and animating many characters. Check out his show-reel here.

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Michael redesigned the legs and added an interior and missile hatches to his original design. The leg internals have been simplified to be able to be produced in this scale, but he redesigned them in such a way that they’re still very nicely detailed and even posable.

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He then went about designing some figures to go with it which we dubbed the ‘Pawn Brigade’ to go with the chess-name of the Rook. This also opens up possibilities for other versions based on this walking chassis in the future. (Knight, Bishop, King and Queen perhaps? Could be cool!)

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The Rook will come with two seated pilot figures and the three Pawn Brigade figures will be sold in a separate set. The figure holding the binoculars can also fit into the hatch of the Rook as an alternative pilot.

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Images and Video »

Here’s a gallery of Rook/Pawn renders and the original video showing how this beastie would walk in real life.

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ROOK Mech Walker from Talking Animals on Vimeo.

Ian McQue’s 1/35 Deckhands Series #1 Preorder Starts 4.4.2012

We will start taking preorders for Ian McQue’s Deckhands Series #1 figure set (1/35 only at this time) on April 4th, 2012. The set will cost $35.00 USD + Shipping and consists of 12 resin parts and detailed instructions. We expect to start shipping them in May. As soon as we have more info on the 1/24 preorder start date, we will let you know. Click here to go to the order page, but remember: the preorder doesn’t start until 4.4.2012.

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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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Rick Cantu’s Vampire Progress

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The amazingly talented Rick Cantu is currently painting up a sample of the 1/6 scale Dmitry Parkin Vampire kit. He sent these pics to me this morning and said that I could share them. He’ll be doing a build-log soon with more images and we’ll post it up when he’s ready. For now, enjoy the dirty, decayed goodness!

Get your Vampire here!

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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 »

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