Tag Archives: Adrian Smith

iMech News 10.30.2013

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a few treats for you, and perhaps a trick as well… we’ll see!

Chrononaut Update! »

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I got a treat yesterday in the form of a photo from the caster of the Chrononaut casting (sans T-Rex) for me to confirm all the parts are there. Looks great and means we’re still on schedule for mid-November. Also am done with the instructions/label designs! Preorder the Chrononaut here while you can!

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Preorder the Chrononaut here while you can!

Walrus Update »

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Another treat is the final figure for Christophe Arnold’s Walrus and Figure Set. This will be up for preorders in early December if all goes well.

Her Majesty’s L’Estafette »

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This is turning into quite the trick… I’m waiting to hear back from the 3D printer on the status of this, so as soon as I know more, you will too. Get on the notification list by clicking Notify Me here.

Ian McQue Waldo 2nd Edition Preorders »

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Surprise! The Waldo is coming back! Preorder the 2nd Edition here. ETA Mid December… probably will not arrive in time for pre-xmas shipping. Sorry! In related news, we’re going to have 50 of the Waldo figure available as a stand-alone figure when the Waldo comes in. No preorder available for him yet, but stay tuned!

Deckhands Series 1 Reprint »

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The 1st Edition Deckhands are sold-out and before I can do more I need to have them reprinted. The previous caster for those (who I no longer employ) broke some of the masters. The next edition will be all new prints and from the same caster I’ve been using for our newer figures such as the latest Sasha relrelease, Pawn Brigade, Flight Ready, Ground Crew, Aviators and Submariners. Not to mention the Waldo and it’s figure. They specialize in tiny parts so these will be an improvement over the originals. Not that the originals is bad, but these will certainly be better. Get on the Notify Me system for these here.

I’ve been begging Ian for a Series 2 of Deckhands and hope to have those with the next new ship release. Stay tuned!

Preorder The Chrononaut Now!

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The Chronoaut is now available for preorders! We decided to offer two versions, one with and one without the VERY LARGE T-Rex head trophy base.

Preorder the Chrononaut Here »

Chrononaut Only: $140 + Shipping (2lbs)
Chrononaut + T-Rex: $200 + Shipping (4lbs)

Estimated Shipping Date: Mid November

The head is HUGE!!!! Approx 7-8″ long if not more) It uses more resin than the whole Chrononaut and costs almost as much to cast as the rest of the kit combined. There will be a limited quantity of T-Rex heads since we don’t expect them to sell as many with the costs, but I’ll put in the casting qty order in a few days after the preorder starts to make sure that everyone that wants one and preorders early has the chance to get it.

 

Preorder the Chrononaut Here »

 

 

The Centurion and Frankenstein Preorders!

Two kits going up for preorders today.

The Centurion »

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The first in The Centurion, a 1/4 scale bust by Fabio M. Silva. This kit features clear eye inserts to help facilitate lighting if that’s your thing. This kit should ship by the end of June 2013. $99 + Shipping

Click here to PREORDER The Centurion »

Frankenstein »

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The next is the much requested 2nd edition of Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein. This kit has approx 50 resin parts, real chain and chain maille and is VERY large for 1/8 scale measuring about 12″/30cm tall.

Click here to PREORDER Frankenstein

Centurion and Frankenstein Gallery »

Adrian Smith’s Chrononaut

Back in 2011 when I first announced that I was starting Industria Mechanika, one of my first collaborator announcements was for Adrian Smith. We wanted to do something slightly different from his normal artwork… something that we thought you guys would love and I had an idea in my head I’d been toying with. I gave him a few rough ideas in text form and what he came back with was more amazing that I ever dreamed up. We initially teamed up with a clay sculptor, but the result was… not good, suffered many many delays, and we missed out on this being one of our first releases. But after Adrian introduced me to the uber-talented 3D artist Rishi Nandlaskar, the modeler for our Frankenstein (email me if you want a potential 2nd Frankie edition!) and Deckhands releases, we finally can bring this release to reality and to you!

Announcing Adrian Smith’s Chrononaut!

This steampunk inspired time-traveling hunter will be released as a 1/8 scale resin/multimedia kit early this summer. In fact if all goes well, it might even be done in time for Wonderfest 2013 in Louisville.

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What you see above in 3D is about 95% complete. Rishi is adding and refining the textures and should be done with the 3D by this weekend. Below I’ve added some of the original concept sketches as well as the final concept art. The price is TBD of course and due to the large (and awesome!) T-Rex head base will be a little more expensive than what I intend our 1/8 scale line-up to be as the base will make up almost 1/2 of the kit bulk in printing and casting costs. He’ll also have some photoetch, chain, wire, etc in the box to complete the kit.

And of course he’ll look awesome alongside of our upcoming Freaky Gothic figure by Calum Watt/David Richardson!

I’ll add him to the shop for notifications in a day or two.

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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.

iMech News 7.22.2012

Hello again everyone and once again, Happy Anniversary to us! Be sure to read the anniversary blog post and enter our giveaway! Now onto the news…

Scott Roberson Orbship »

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First up, I finished the detailing of the Orbship master parts. I can’t stress enough just how large this thing is in 1/48 scale. The ship is also hollow which will allow for some great and easy lighting to be done!  The photoetch is underway and should be completed within the next week. We’re trying something new with this release and that is laser-cut windows. If this works out, you can expect more laser-cut add-ins for future products such as pre-cut window glass, hornethopter wing panels, wood decking, etc…

 

Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein »

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The first sample of Frankenstein is on its way to me, should have it tomorrow or Tuesday. Once it arrives I can start on the instructions and box-art. Thankfully my caster has a LOT of different sized boxes and was able to pack him into a box, nicely padded, with a little room to spare which will then fit into a postal large flat rate box. I was worried he might be too large to fit, but now that’s one less thing for me to worry about.
Preorder Frankenstein here »

 

1/35 and 1/24 Deckhands »

I’m sorry to say that there has been some production delays on these. About a month ago I readied 30+ preorder boxes for shipping with lables and customs forms filled out and ready to go expecting a batch of 35  of the 1/35 scaledeckhands from one of my casters in the mail. It never arrived. Since then he’s been having trouble remolding the hand on one of them which has made the delay worse. He expects to have the molds ready in a few days and will be making additional-molds (more than usual) to speed-up the process. We’re terribly sorry about this and are working to remedy this as fast as possible. Obviously all this extra time has pushed back his work on the 1/24 scale deckhands as well, but I got two samples from him the other day and they’re awesome! Here’s a pic:

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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 4 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 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.

Preorder Mania Tomorrow! (6.28.2012)

Hi everyone! A little bit of preorder news for you! Both of these will be available for preorder 6.28 and will ship in early August 2012.

Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein »

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The wait is almost over for this massive beast! Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein is 12″ tall (not including base height) and features over 50 parts, real chain mail and chain. There’s 3/4 gallon of resin used in each kit if that gives you an idea of the mass. Due to the weight, international shipping costs will be somewhat higher than usual. Click here for the Frankenstein preorder page »

Ian McQue’s Remora 3rd Edition »

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The Remora 3rd run will be available  for preordering Thursday June 28th 2012 around 10-11 AM EST. The price is still $150 + shipping. Don’t forget to add a set of the 1/35 Ian McQue Deckhands to your order to toil away on your airship,  swab the deck, and maybe clean up some of that rust. There are also a few prints of the Remora artwork available for purchase. Click here for the Remora preorder page »

 

iMech News 2.15.2101

Another month and time for another iMech news update! This time we show off some Ian McQue’s Remora build-ups and the latest for the upcoming  figure, set, a cool new Flyer from Christophe Desse, and the long awaited progress shots of Scott Robertsons Orbship!

Christophe Desse’s Red Star 47

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I first saw a photo of this cool Russian looking flyer by Christophe Desse, a 3D artist for Naughtydog, a few years back on the Concept Ships blog. I loved the design, saved it to my HD, but thought I was looking at a photo of a finished model kit so I didn’t attempt to contact Christophe about producing it. Luckily, he contacted us and as it turns out, the image was not a finished model, just a 3D render made to look like a completed toy/model.

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Christophe has been hard at work making small design changes to the flyer and designing all new figures to go with the kit. Look for the Red Star 47 flyer to be available for preorder November 2012.

KIT RELEASE DATE: November 2012
KIT SCALE: 1/35

 

Scott Robertson’s Orbship

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Been a while since we had news of this, but here are some in-progress renders of Scott Robertson’s 1/48 scale Orbship. Scott is still fine-tuning and adding details and 3D artist friend of his is working on a figure to accompany it.

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Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein

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Frankie is at the caster slated for an April 2012 release. Meanwhile I’ve been working on gathering materials and doing the print work for the kit. Because it’s really cool, I wanted to show off the chain maille that will come with the kit. It’s hard to see in the renders, but there’s a bit of maille under the belt and shoulder armor. Each kit will come with a 3 inch square sheet of 1/8″ steel ring maille to use to complete the kit.

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Ian McQue Figure Set #1

Here’s a few shots of the 3rd figure in the upcoming Ian McQue figure set. Like the Rigger and Mopper, this waving crewman figure was modeled by Rishi Nandlaskar. Watch for upcoming shots of the final two in the set!

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“Ian McQue’s Remora” Build-ups!

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Some really great build-ups of the First Edition Remora kits are appearing on our forums. Check them out here and leave the modelers some comments. I (FichtenFoo) finished my two Remora a few weeks ago. (pics here) The blue one is mine and the red was done for Ian based on the box art. He should receive it any day now so I can’t wait to hear what he thinks!

There’s still a few 2nd Edition Remora kits available for preorder. Click here to place a preorder of Ian McQue’s Remora.

 

Dmitry Parkin’s Vampire Preorder Info

The Dmitry Parkin Vampire is available for preorder right now and will be shipping next week. Watch for an upcoming build-up of the Vampire by the very talented Rick Cantu of Dragonstooth Miniatures!

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Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein: Master

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Woo! I received the master 3D print for The Frankenstein designed by Adrian Smith and 3D modeled by Rishi Nandlaskar in the post today. I immediately cracked open the box and started putting it together and I must say that this kit is BAD-ASS! Frankie stands about 12″ tall (not including the base) and is very heavy and beefy with the muscles and armor. This kit doesn’t have a scale as it was based on an existing 3D print, but I would say, considering his massive size, that he’d be about 1-8 scale.

Frankie Unmasked!

Until now I have never seen the back of this model or all of the details so when I opened the box and started removing the foam I was in for a surprise. I had thought that the helmet was molded on, but in fact it’s a separate part and Frankenstein has a fully-detailedhead/face beneath it. There’s a peg hole i the top of the head, but one could easily fill that with putty if they wanted a helmetless Frankie.

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The kit consists of 54 parts so far. I need to order scale chain mail and chain for the mace to include in the box. Due to all the parts and detail, I need to create the instructions for him before he goes to the caster so expect him to be released in March or April. Until then, enjoy these pics!

iMech News 12-16-2011

There’s lots going on with iMech and our collaborators. A lot of projects are near completion a means we’ll start to hit our goal of one major release a month soon! Here’s some random news highlights:

Miguel Lopez Dustbuster

I’ve been getting a few emails and PMs asking when the Dustbuster will be ready. Here’s some shots of the model so far. It’s getting really close to completion and we’re hoping for a release no later than April 2012.

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Adrian Smith’s Frankenstein

This wasn’t planned initially as an Industria Mechanika release, but we couldn’t resist when we saw it! The Frankenstein started as a contest for CGHub where Adrian Smith supplied a few sketches and it was up to 3D modelers to interpret them. The winner got a printed copy of their design. I asked Adrian, CGHub and the winning artist, Rishi Nandlaskar if they’d like to produce it into a model and the answer was a resounding yes! The print is on it’s way to me now so expect this “beauty” to be released in the first half of 2012.

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More Adrian Smith Designs

We also have two more of Adrians designs in the works and will be collaborating with Adrian and CGHub soon on another contest. Watch CGHub for details.

Jake Parker’s Chompbot #5

The 3D portions of the Chompbot are at the printer and should get to Jeff Brewer, our modeler for hand-refinement soon. Once he gets them and takes some pics I’ll post them. We’re also working on more accompanying figures by Jake Parker and Jose Alves da Silva as seen below.

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Kallamity’s Kastor

The Kastor is on its way to us from Luca and as soon as I get it and take photos to start the instructions, and send the PE files to the etch producer, it’ll be on its way to the caster. Expect it in early 2012!Luca took some inspiration from Ian McQue’s rendering and added the following figures to the kit. Woo!

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Dmitry Parkin’s Vampire

The Vampire is at the caster and will begin production as soon as the 1st Edition Remoras are out the door. The Vamp is our next release so watch for preorders to begin in January!

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Ian McQue’s Remora

The Remora 1st Edition kits are almost done at the caster and I’ll receive a batch next FridayThe caster has orders to keep producing more after the 1st 50 are completed so watch for the 2nd Edition to hit the site in January.

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Derek Stenning’s Dystopic

The 3D model of Dystopic is just about complete and looks amazing. Derek wants to make sure it’s 100% perfect before we show it off, but it’s definitely coming soon!

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TMMI’s Hornethopter Review

It’s hit the news stands and iPad so check it out!