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:
All of the entries can be seen in the thumbnail gallery below.
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.
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
On the reverse side of the cards are Luca’s early illustrations and thumbnails of the Kastor creation process.
Worlds are colliding in the most awesome way possible. Two of my favorite mecha designers & concept artists have combined to make a fantastic pieces of art to help launch one of our upcoming products. Check out Ian McQue’s awesome rendering of the upcoming Kastor Hoverank model by Luca Zampriolo of Kallamity.com.
Kastor Illustration by Ian McQue
We already posted Scott Robertson’s very cool rendering of Kallamity’s Kastor, but it’s cool so here it is again! I love the contrast between the paint schemes yet each looks completely plausible.
Kastor Illustration by Scott Robertson
Kastor Illustration Contest!
As an added promotion of Kallamity’s Kastor; Industria Mechanika and Kallamity are hosting a Kastor illustration contest. “How does it work” you ask? “What’s in it for me” you say? Basically you have until
December 31st January 30th 2012 to submit an illustration* depicting the Kastor based on the master construction photos below. The winning entry** will have their artwork included in the model kit releases interior packaging and will receive 1 copy of the Kastor model kit.
How to enter: email your entry with name, email, etc, to info _at_ industriamechanika.com.
Here’s the pics of the Kastor master construction! The Kastor’s master is nearly complete and should be going into production very soon!
*Illustration must fit into a 4″ x 6″ area and be 300 dpi. (1200px X 1800px)
**Winners to be determined by Industria Mechanika and Kallamity staff. If no entries are deemed suitable for print, contest is void.
The Dustbuster, designed by Miguel Lopez and being 3D modeled by Nate Clowar is progressing steadily and quite nicely! I wanted to show off some of the in-progress images of the sculpt to show off how it looks. There’s still some changes, tweaks, and details to be added, but you can see the overall look. The tires will have more tread, the roll-bars/frame will be refined for production, and expect additional details to this upcoming 1/35 scale model release. Here’s the pics!
Luca Z sent me the rest of the Kastor images he has, including the beginnings of an illustration started by Scott Robertson. It’s really taking shape and has that distinctively awesome Kallamity look and feel. Price and Release Date TBD.
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A few months back I mentioned that we have an upcoming release from Kallamity‘s Luca Zampriolo. The wait is over! Here are some progress images of his upcoming Hovertank model titled the Kastor. (Italian for Beaver) The Kastor is a 1/35 scale resin and photoetch model kit. Price is TBD, overall length is unknown to me at the moment, but I’ll get back to you on that, and the ETA is Early 2012. Here’s a few more pics:
Rear View ^
Front View ^
Industria Mechanika would like to take this moment to announce another of our amazing collaborators. Concept artist Miguel Lopez aka Devilminer is taking us down to earth with some really cool AFV designs. The first few will be based on his Borderlands inspired vehicle/AFV sketches. The first will be the post-apocalyptic buggies called the Dustbuster and a modified Tread X6 in 1/35 scale. The illustrations he’s provided us to work from are amazing in their breakdowns and the finished kits will be a lot of fun to model.
Miguel Lopez was actually one of the first to start working with us, but we’ve been waiting to get some things finalized and for work to begin on his designs before making the announcement.Miguel is currently a concept artist at Isopod Labs in Los Angeles. Check out his websites and works at devilminer.com and devilminercom.blogspot.com.
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Samples of Miguel Lopez’s Work »
Industria Mechanika well be collaborating with renowned 3D artist Mike Jensen to produce kits of his really cool original mecha designs. Mike Jensen is a freelance character artist specializing in mechanical and hard surface design. He has also worked on several training packages including Zen of Zbrush and Eat3D’s Zbrush Hard Surface DVD.
We’ll be starting out by producing two different posed kits of his “Drone”, each with a different weapon.
Scale: TBD Price: TBD Release Date: TBD
You can check out his portfolio here: http://mikejensen.daportfolio.com/
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Here are some samples of Mike’s work »
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 »
The votes have been tallied and the winning Scott Robertson design is…
The Orb Ship! The votes were pretty close overall, but this design won-out at the few forums where people placed votes. It’s a cool design and should make for a fun model kit with plenty of paint and weathering options.
This design will now enter the construction phase. Scott will have the Orb Ship designed in 3D then printed out in hi-resolution for our production master which will mean a crisp, accurate design. Stay tuned for more news!
Scale: TBD (1/48 or 1/72)
Release Date: TBD
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Industria Mechanika is excited to announce we will be offering a resin kit of one of Scott Robertson’s ship designs. Scott is known around the world for his creative vehicle designs featured in his Design Studio Press books such as “Lift Off,” “Start Your Engines” and “DRIVE.” His next collaborative book will feature a very wide range of new ship designs. The book is titled “BLAST” and you can see some of the work-in-progress here: www.drawthrough.com
Help decide what we should make!
With literally hundreds of designs to choose from our first task will be to decide which one to build. To this point, we would like to entertain suggestions as to which ship it should be. Please make suggestions in this forum thread.
To buy any of Scott’s books head over to www.designstudiopress.com