Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a proper update so figures I’d keep you all up-to date with our current happenings.
Ian McQue’s Remora
The Remora is with my caster at the moment. Not 100% sure when I’ll be getting the casts, but it may be at least a month. The Remora is a HUGE kit with a lot of parts so please be patient. Ian is diligently working on an all-new painting to be used for the box-art and instructions cover. The box-art and instructions are almost finished, they just need Ian’s finalized painting. (which I’ve seen progress of… it’s amazing!) I received the photoetch and it looks fantastic! The silk-screened waterslide decals are in production now and I should receive those soon. The 3D Captain figure designed by Ian and sculpted by Fin McGechie is almost done as well. Below is some progress images:
Jake Parker’s Chompbot #5
Jose Alves da Silva, a fantastic 3D character sculptor has finished up the pilot for the Chompbot. Another model-maker is working on the Chompbot and we’ll post progress on that as soon as we can.
Scott Robertson’s Orbship
The 3D design of the Orbship is progressing nicely. The final scale is now most-likely 1/48. Pics soon!
FichtenFoo’s Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible Restock
We’re restocking the Fish-Sub and taking preorders. Subs should ship around the end of next week. Click here to preorder the 4th Edition. We’ve also got a couple sets of the Sea Life Photoetch available as well.
Industria Mechanika would like to welcome Jake Parker and his fun, whimsical works to our list of collaborators! Jake has worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years and has contributed to 4 feature films: Titan A.E., Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 3, and Rio. He is also the creator of the Missile Mouse graphic novels and recently he’s begun illustrating children’s books. His first to come out is the Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. Jake is a huge fan of the mechanical. “Robots, cars, tanks, jets…if it has a pilot, I’m all over it.”
Definitely check out Jake’s website: www.agent44.com and his blog www.agent44.com/blog2.
The first kit we’re collaborating with Jake on is the Chompbot #5 seen above. It’s a really fun, all new design he did based on some of his prior works. The pilot will be approx 50mm, the same size as your average 1/35 scale figure and the Chompbot approximately 210mm tall making for a very nice-sized piece. We’ll also be working on some individual figures to accompany this kit and Jake is considering doing a small comic back-story to include in the package.
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Here’s a small sample of some of Jake’s other works »