The 1/35 scale UNS Hopper HPR719 conceptualized by Calum Alexander Watt and 3D sculpted by Stefano Bernardi is in-stock! This large aircraft is approximately 19cm/7.5in long as you can see in the pattern images below and comes with 3 figures. The Hopper will be on sale for a limited time for $150 USD + Shipping.
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 »
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 »
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.
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! »
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 »
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!
Hello again! It’s a good day for news here at iMech with some great preorder and upcoming kit announcements! So without further adieu, let’s get on with it…!
Her Majesty’s Estafette PREORDER »
It’s taken a lot longer than anticipated, but the resin for the Estafette is on its way. I need to finalize the instructions and get them off to print, but otherwise we should be ready to ship around 4.21.2014! Her Majesty’s Estafette by Christophe Desse comes with wheels to do either the mag or photoetch wire wheels, bending jig, 3 figures, and a LOT of finely cast parts. Preorder now to save 5%! Sale Ends 4.20.2014.
Kallamity’s WACHTEL »
Luca Z of Kallamity (see his Kastor here) has been posting progress images of this future iMech bipedal mecha kit for the last few weeks and now it’s official! The WACHTEL is now in the store so you can get notifications and look at preview images while we await a price and official preorder/shipping date.
Walrus and Porpoise Now Shipping!
Christophe Arnold’s Walrus and Porpoise sets are now IN-STOCK and shipping! Order yours now!
Happy New Year everyone! Here’s what’s going on now:
New Years Sale! »
Select items are on sale to ring in the New Year! Sale ends for most of these items on 2.5.2014 so act fast! Click here to view sale items.
Container Sets Ready + $10 Coupon! »
The Solid, Liquid and Gas container sets are the only “real world” products we’ve developed so far. Each 1/35 scale set costs $22. Use coupon code 3SLG2014 at checkout to save $10 USD on any 3 container sets. Expires 1/5/2015. Limit one use per customer. Coupon code MUST be used at checkout… not valid for refunds if code is forgotten. Only valid on container sets.
Visit iMech Sh0p Page for the ‘Solid Container Set’ here »
Visit iMech Sh0p Page for the ‘Liquid Container Set‘ here »
Visit iMech Sh0p Page for the ‘Gasses Container Set‘ here »
The Walrus and Porpoise »
Christophe Arnolds Walrus APC and Porpoise Shock Troopers will be available for preorder around the end of the month. Here’s the box art and printed master photos for each set. Get on the notification lists for each by clicking the links below!
The Walrus APC »
Porpoise Shock Troopers »
Rooks Are Back!
The Rook: This amazingly detailed Rook walking tank is available for orders today! Click here to order your copy.
Preorder ETAs »
Chrononaut + T-Rex Head: ETA: 30 Days
Remora: ETA: 25 Days
Frankenstein: ETA: 45 Days
Deckhands: ETA: 7 Days
Been a while since the last update so let’s get right to it with preorder updates, build-up pics, and finally some new product announcements!
The Walrus by Christophe Arnold »
First up we want to introduce the Walrus and a related 4-figure set designed and 3D sculpted by the talented Christophe Arnold. This 1:35 scale APC and Figure set will be available late 2013/early 2014. Match this up with Michael Herm’s Rook and other modern military kits for some great diorama possibilities! Christophe is still working on the 4th figure, but we wanted to show this off sooner than later. Price/Release Date TBD.
Solid, Liquid, & Gas Container Sets »
Something missing from our line-up is some cool modern accessories to go with kits like the Ian McQue airships, Dustbuster, Walrus, and Rook. We enlisted Nate Clowar, the 3D artist behind the Dustbuster to create three different container sets based on Solids, Liquids, and Gasses. Mix elements from these three for your sci-fi and modern dioramas. Also worth mentioning is this is the first time we’ve done something based on reproducing real-life objects. We feel so weird doing real stuff, but in a good way as these work great for so many of our products! Price TBD. Release Date: October 2013.
Click here to get on the Notify Me list for Solids!
FichtenFoo’s New iMech Build-ups »
I recently finished up two of our iMech releases. The first is my 1/35 Dragonfly. As biased as I am having designed it, the kit was a joy to work on. It’s large, but not in volume thanks to the large thin wings. A Step-By-Step can be found on my FichtenFoo blog here.
I also *finally* finished up one of my two Fabio M. Silva Centurion builds. I was waiting on LEDs and resistors, then got side-tracked with other work and projects. There wasn’t much to do to finish this up… just some soldering of the LEDs and inserting them and the small wires behind the eyes. A Step-By-Step can be found on my FichtenFoo blog here.
We’re Keeping You Updated With Our:
Shipping by early next week: Manchu’s Steam Car, Dr. Torque, and The Rook 2nd Ed part 2.
Sorry for the lack of news recently. In less than one week however, summer break’s over and school starts back up for my girls which means that I’ll have more time to get things done here! So you know…. woohoo!!! Now onto the news:
Manchu’s Steam Car »
SDCC messed up our production schedule, (our vendors had bigger-named commitments than us, haha!) but we’re getting back on track with the upcoming Steam Car by famous sci-fi concept artist Philippe Bouchet aka Manchu with 3D by Bruce Lee and Pedram Karimfazli! Check out the pics below of the printed parts ready for casting. This 1/35 scale masterpiece comes with a photoetch dash, two seated figures, map, and concept art/instruction booklet.
Preorder Date: Now!
Est. Shipping Date: 9.30.2013
Dr. Torque »
The winner of last years Steampunk Costume Contest, Chris Lee as Doctor Torque is also coming up! Check out the pics below!
Preorder Date: Now!
Est. Shipping Date: 9.30.2013
We’re Keeping You Updated With Our:
Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein »
This kit should be shipping next week! It’s been a long time coming and I really apologize for the delay. Frankenstein needed remolding and the caster had to fire his assistant due to not doing quality checking or just ignoring it all-together. The resin should be here by Tuesday and the chain (I opened my order today to start packing and it was the wrong size!) should be here in a couple days as I have it coming overnight. Thanks for your patience!
FichtenFoo’s Dragonfly »
The Dragonfly is selling fast and should be ready for shipping in under 10 days. I just got word that the PE and Casting is complete and they’re bagging/boxing the parts for me now. When it arrives I’ll pack the product boxes and get them out the door as well as paint one myself! My daughter and I have been catching real dragonflies and damselflies at a local wetland/walking trail to pin for a potential science fair project so I have lots of colorful and beautiful examples. If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you’ve seen how cool the instructions have turned out.
I’ve been waiting on another order of the large orb bases for the latest batch of Dystopic kits. They’re coming with Frankenstein (same caster) so when they do the Dystopic preorders will be shipping as well.
FichtenFoo’s Hornethopter »
The Hornethopter will be coming back after Frankenstein’s done as it’s from the same caster. I’ll start a preorder for it very soon as it’ll probably ship by the end of September.
Don’t blink and don’t bother trying to keep up. Doktor Orpheus Odanata’s Dragonfly is the fastest ornithopter in the skies. Designed and sculpted by FichtenFoo (Michael Fichtenmayer), creator of the Hornethopter, Fantastical Fish-Sub, and Long-Nose Fish Sub, the Dragonfly will add a great touch to any steampunk display. This kit boasts an impressive wingspan of 14 inches (35cm) and a length of 9.5 inches (25cm). Like the Hornethopter, the wings are two layers of photoetched brass with a laser-cut plastic wing-film insert.
Price: $99.00 USD + Shipping.
Estimated Ship Date: 9.1.2013
SAVE $10 On a set of Aviators when you order them with the Dragonfly!
This multimedia kit comes with the following:
- 40 Resin Parts
- 1 Pilot Figure
- 4 Photoetch Frets
- Glass Eyes
- Laser-cut wing film
- Rigging Wire
- Detailed Instructions
Special thanks to Christophe Desse for the pilot and rear fuselage 3D modeling.
Good news, bad news and ugly news… Thanks to the upcoming San Diego Comicon, everything is delayed for us since our 3D vendor has a lot of big-name rush client work to do for that show. So all of our releases got pushed back as a result and now I need to shift things around a bit to manage it. We also have a bunch of releases in the pipeline that I haven’t announced yet, so since this one will be sooner now, let’s start with it…
FichtenFoo’s Dragonfly [1/35] »
The follow-up to the wildly popular Hornethopter (which will be back in stock late summer 2013), the Dragonfly (working title), much like its real-world influence is built for speed. Instead of making the abdomen wider to awkwardly accommodate a pilot, I moved the seating to the rear of the thorax to give it a more streamlined look of an old race car/plane look and feel. The pilot is the same as that used in the Hornethopter and Aviators set in order to reduce production costs (new 3D pilot + 3D print = $$$) Christophe Desse (Red Star/Aviators sculptor) 3D sculpted the thorax based on plans I had sent him, and the rest is hand-sculpted by me (FichtenFoo).
Since this was just about ready to go to the caster, I finished up some details and will be sending it to the caster as soon as I finish up the photoetch and instructional design. Look for the Dragonfly to be available by late August 2013. Estimated cost is $99, but that’s an estimate until the casting and photoetch costs come back. The wings will be about 2X the size of the Hornet’s wings area-wise with each wing being a little over 6 inches giving this craft a wingspan of about 14″/35cm. The Dragonfly will also have 15mm half-sphere glass eye lenses, rigging, and laser-cut wing plastic.
Preorder Delays »
A few weeks ago I wrote: “Currently on the site we have the Remora and Frankenstein up for preorder. Since the caster for these was also sidetracked by Wonderfest USA and playing catch-up, they’re slightly behind. Thanks for your patience and support with these!” And things haven’t gotten better… in fact they’ve gotten more behind. The issue is that both of these are using the same caster and both needed remolded. He’s just one guy and has had some health issues lately. I should have at least the Remoras on July 27, 2013 he says and Frankenstein soon after. I’m not exactly thrilled about delaying these any more than you are, but it unfortunately cannot be helped. Rest assured, they are coming.
Other preorder items, such as the upcoming Steam Car and Dragonfly will be handled by a faster casting firm so will not suffer the same delays.
Again, I’m terribly sorry for these delays. It’s not cool and not something I ever want to happen and have been striving to overcome since I started this company. Please be patient and they’ll be on their way as soon as possible.
Ian McQue’s Waldo, sculpted by Michael Fichtenmayer (aka FichtenFoo) is now available for preorders! This kit sports a fantastic laser-cut wood deck and plastic windows, full photoetch wheelhouse (2 large sheets of etch for this and other details), waterslide decals, pilot figure, and hollow hull with full engine visible from the deck grating and from the bottom of the hull’s thruster opening. Pics, art, instructions, etc on the shop page here.
Price: $125 + Shipping
Shipping Estimate: Late May 2013
Save $5 on a set of Ian McQue’s Deckhands (1/35) when you order them with the Waldo.*
(*while supplies last)
Also Available for PREORDER:
Ian McQue’s Remora 4th Ed!
Ian McQue’s Remora’s 4th edition is also available for PREORDERS. Start your fleet now!
Price: $150+ Shipping
Shipping Estimate: June 2013
Ian McQue’s Sky Mark Buoy
Ian McQue’s Sky Mark buoys are also available. These buoys will look great guiding your other Ian McQue airships into port.
Price: $60 each (or two for $110) + Shipping
Time again for a little news! Today we finally show off the Ian McQue Waldo as well as some housekeeping with release dates, etc.
Calum Watt’s Freaky Gothic »
First-up is Freaky Gothic by Calum Watt and David Richardson. We’ve of course shown this before, so this is just a reminder that the tentative preorder start date is next Friday, 4.5.2013. I say tentative because I don’t have a casting quote yet as the master is in port-print clean-up and the caster hasn’t seen it yet. As always, as soon as I know, you’ll know! Until then, enjoy the pic and tell your friends! Click here to get a notification when the preorder starts.
Ian McQue’s Waldo »
I finished the master and etch design a few weeks ago and sent this to the caster for production. The tentative preorder start date is 5.1.2013 with the price being somewhere around $120 if all goes well with the casting quote. The Waldo has many resin parts, as well as 2 LARGE photoetch frets to make up the wheelhouse as well as other details, laser-cut windows that will be sandwiched between PE frames as you can see in the etch design image below, and a laser-cut and etched wooden deck. It’ll also come with string and wire to complete it. There’s a lot of detail and multimedia packed into this kit so it’ll be a lot of fun to construct and weather. The hollow 2-part hull has a full engine design inside of it that you can see through the grates on the deck or from the thruster hole below. The Waldo also comes with a 3D designed pilot by Ian McQue and Rishi Nandlaskar who sculpted the Deckhands set. More info on the actual price when info comes in. Click here to get a notification when the preorder starts.
1/35 Barrio Guy used for size reference.
FichtenFoo’s Implausible Long-Nose Submersible »
I started my pre-release build-up of the Implausible Long-Nose Submersible on FichtenFoo.com. Check out the pics and place your preorder today!
Preorder Updates »
The following PREorder items should be shippigng by 4.8.2013: