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News about upcoming Industria Mechanika products.

Jose Alves da Silva’s Barrio Guy

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Coming soon from Industria Mechanika and Jose Alves da Silva: The Barrio Guy. This tough-looking figure will be produced in 1/35 AND 1/24 scale. Price on each is TBD. Look for the Barrio Guy to hit the streets by July 2012. To get notified by email on the Barrio Guy (and other products) release date and price announcement, please click here.

Ian McQue’s Deckhands Series #1

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Coming in July, if not a little sooner, Ian McQue’s Deckhands Series #1. This will be the first set of three figures designed by Ian McQue and sculpted by CGHub contest winner Rishi Nandlaskar. Below you can see images of the master 3D prints assembled and in their un-built parts. We’re not sure of a final price yet but check back soon for that. You can get an email notification to let you know when the preorder date is set (along with the final price) by clicking here.

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This graphic shows the final print size of the 3 figures in millimeters, along with the Remora’s captain* (*not included in this set).

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Jake Parker’s Chompbot No. 5 and Chomp Troopers Sets

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Wanted to let everyone know that this project is pretty much done except for the 3D printing and about to go into productions by showing off some colorizations of the 3D renders and announcing the release date of Late June 2012. Still working on the final cost yet however… that usually happens once it goes to the caster for a quote.

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There will be two sets available. The Chompbot No. 5 w/ Pilots Set & The four-figure Chomp Trooper Set.

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The figures in both sets are 50mm which makes them the same size as a 1/35 scale figure. We did this so that they can be used with other 1/35 scale accessories and vehicle kits. We’re thoughtful that way!

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This is a different, very fun, less serious kind of model-kit release that we think you’ll enjoy. Please help spread the help and share this where you can to help us create some buzz. We hope to be able to bring you more of this sort of thing in the coming months. Thanks!

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Kallamity’s Kastor Available for Preorder!

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Kallamity’s Kastor is now available for preorder! Final price is $135.00 + Shipping. Kastor will ship Late April.

Click here to preorder yours!

Each kit comes with a set of 4 Kastor Art Cards with Illustrations by Scott Roberson, Ian McQue, Daniel Comerci, and of course Luca Zampriolo! The Kastor comes boxed with:

  • 58 Resin Parts (total)
  • 13 Clear Parts
  • 1 Large photoetch fret
  • 2 Figures
  • Metal Wire
  • Full color, detailed instruction sheet
  • 4 Art Cards with Kastor Illustrations by Scott Roberson, Ian McQue, Daniel Comerci, and of course Luca Zampriolo!

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Sasha the Welding Girl and Sea Life Etch Preorders

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Both Sasha the Welding Girl and the new and improved Sea Life Photoetch set are now available for preorders. Both will ship Late March/Early April. EDIT: Sasha is delayed due to an error on my part in the print. Sasha is expected Late April and the Etch will still be shipping Late March/Early April

Preorder Sasha The Welding Girl »

Preorder Sea Life Photoetch »

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New ‘Red Star 47’ Images and Figure Sets

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Christophe Desse uploaded and sent me more images of the upcoming 1/35 scale Red Star Flyer and the two figure sets that will be available with it. You can see the added detail on the flyer coupled with photoetch for some of the thinner detailed parts and this will be a very cool release. A seated pilot figure will be included. Two additional figure sets designed by Christophe will be available as well.

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Pilot Set

This set will contain the two at-attention pilots, one drunken pilot, and their commanding officer.

Ground Crew Set

This set will contain the three suited ground-crew figures.

Keep watching for more information on these kits. Their ETA is November 2012.

Additional New Images in the Gallery »

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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

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Kastor Illustration Contest Winner and Print Materials

Kastor Illustration Contest Winner!

Kallamity’s Kastor is coming in April so we’ve been hard at work getting the print materials ready for the kit packaging. Part of that is of course announcing the winner of the Kastor Illustration contest! We had 4 really cool entries and would like to thank all of the participants for submitting them. Congratulations and the prize of a Kastor kit and their work used in the print materials and Kastor Art Card Set is Daniel Comerci! Here is Daniel’s Entry:

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All of the entries can be seen in the thumbnail gallery below.

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Print Materials

Below are small shots of what the box label art and instructions will look like with their beautiful, large cover artworks by Scott Robertson and Ian McQue. The label and instructions will be full-color.

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Kastor Art Cards

Here is the set of four 4×6 inch frame-able Kastor Art Cards that will come free with the first edition of the Kastor, and also be available as a separate purchase. Thanks again to the artists for their beautiful works! On the card fronts in order from left to right, top to bottom: Scott Robertson, Daniel Comerci, Luca Zampriolo, and Ian Mcque

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On the reverse side of the cards are Luca’s early illustrations and thumbnails of the Kastor creation process.

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