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:
31313 News! Got a nice update for you today! Mike Jensen Drone Sniper’s 3D print images, Final images of Christophe Desse’s L’Estafette, and Manchu Steam Car update!
Mike Jensen’s Drone Sniper »
Before you’ve heard the shot, you’re already dead. The 1/8 scale Drone Sniper print is done and ready for casting. The print looks amazing and if all goes well with the casting quote, it’ll be our most affordable large scale figure yet, which is the goal for our 1/8 scale figure line.
Preorder Starts: 3.20.2013
Shipping: Late April 2013
Price: TBD (sorry, but soon!)
Click here to get a Drone Sniper Notify Me email.
Manchu’s Steam Car »
Philippe Bouchet, aka Manchu’s 1/35 Steam Car is just about ready for production. The figures, modeled by Pedram Karimfazli, are complete and look great in the car. We should have a final, color render of that soon. Meanwhile, here’s a shot of the Steam Car and Figures separately. Preorders start in April 2013!
Christophe Desse’s L’Estafette »
Here’s the final images of Christophe Desse’s 1/35 L’Estafette w/figures (included with kit!). Of note are the new rims. After some feedback and research of wire rims done with photoetch, we realized that it’s difficult to design, (not really a problem for us) difficult to cast as we wouldn’t want to split the wheels in half like more PE/Resin wire wheels do for 1/35 motorcycles so would mean each wheel would have 5-6 parts that would have to fit PERFECTLY and resin shrinkage is always a problem, and difficult for the average modeler to do correctly the first time without needing extra wheels (why most 1/35 motorcycle kits don’t have wire wheels as the default). So what we’re going to do is have the wheels be 4 cool dieselpunk mag wheels, with two optional hubcaps for the rear wheels. We may do an optional set of wire wheels if there’s enough interest. Let us know!
That’s right folks, it’s time for some oceanic fun with the all new Prof. FichtenFoo’s Implausible Fish-Shaped Submersible and Christophe Desse’s Submariners and 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 @ $99) and comes with a new seat and control sticks. Will be great for ships, balloons, etc!
Buy These Items Together and Save!
Long-Nose Submersible + Submariners: $129
Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible + Skipper: $114
The PREORDER for Michael Herm’s Rook and Pawn Brigade starts on
Friday February 22, 2013 at noon EST! Both kits are 1/35 scale and full of detail.
Rook: $115.00 + Shipping
Pawn Brigade: $35.00 + Shipping
Get both sets together for $145.00 + Shipping!
Hi all! The official preorder date for the Rook and Pawn Brigade has been set for 2.22.2013 noon est. I will know the casting costs next week and will be able to determine and post the final price. Watch our Facebook page as usual for frequent updates on any new info as it arrives.
ROOK/PAWNS PREORDER 2.22.2013
Price: TBD Est. Shipping Date: 3.25.2013
Again, thanks for your patience and continued support!
Hi. How are you? Good? Awesome. Now that that’s over, let’s get onto the news! This time: SASHA’S BACK! Yup! Also finished pics of FichtenFoo’s Sky Marks and Luca Z’s Kastor build-ups as well as a Rook preorder update.
Sasha The Welding Girl in 1/35 and 1/32! »
Sasha the Welding Girl is back in 1/35 and 1/32 scale looking better than ever thanks to a new caster for the project. Get her while she lasts!
Order Sasha in 3 Scales!
1/35 Scale Sasha »
1/32 Scale Sasha »
1/24 Scale Sasha »
Ian McQue’s Sky Mark »
I finished up these Sky Mark build-ups a month or so ago, but finally photographed them this week. They look great alongside of the Remora. Check out my blog-post at FichtenFoo and order your Sky Marks here.
Kallamity’s Kastor »
Luca Zampriolo sent us the final and progress images of his Kastor build-up. I love how he used putty to create the rough-cast texture. The Kastor is back in stock so order your Kastor here.
Michael Herm’s Rook »
The Rook and Pawn Brigade masters have been printed and are at the caster. As soon as they send me the quote I can get the final price together and start preorders. I should be able to start preorders this Friday, Feb 15th at noon EST if all goes well. If not, then Tuesday, Feb 19th at noon EST will be our make-up date.