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iMech News 10.18.2012

Welcome to another edition of iMech news! This time we talk about the recent iHobby show in Cleveland, OH which I attended last weekend, Ian McQue Sky Mark Preorders, Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Preorders, Orb Ship shipping and build-info, and upcoming restocks.

Ian McQue’s Sky Mark Preorder Date, Price »

The Ian McQue Sky Mark buoy will be available for preorder on 10.31.2012 aka Halloween! I received my tests of both the photoetch and the resin so expect unpainted build-up pics next week some time. Watch the Facebook page for the usual first-look. This kit comes with two large frets of photoetch for construction, brass rod, and blinking red LEDs for those wanting to light it.

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Sky Mark Price:

This little guy is best in pairs IMO so we’ll offering the kit’s first edition of 100 kits at $60 each or two for $100 USD + Shipping. We suspect these will go fast due to the amount of notification requests, amount of Remora’s sold, and the low price. They should be shipping some time in November.

 

Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Preorder »

We’re getting close on Dystopic! I should have the first batch of resin in a week to two. After that I can begin the instruction sheet and boxing. I’m having two casters work on this to keep the costs as low as I can manage. We’re estimating that Dystopic will cost $210 USD + shipping. What you get though is well worth it! A large 1/6 scale figure kit overflowing with fine detail and texture, wire, decals, laser-cut clear flower, and possibly PE as well. We’ll start the preorder event on 11.5.2012 as by then we should have a better idea of the final costs.

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Scott Robertson’s Orb Ship Build Info »

I received the initial samples of the Orb Ship resin this weekend as well as the production photoetch frets. It’s going together really well and I’ve already got the lighting done and the laser-cut windows in place with their PE frames. Check out the video and images of my pre-release build below.

I’ll have the rest of the resin on Saturday and will be shipping Orb Ships on 10.22.2012.

Order your Orb Ship here »

 

Jake Parker’s Chompbot Canopy Redo »

Originally we had planned for the canopy to be a vacuformed piece. Well, that didn’t work out so well so we’ve decided to go with a resin canopy. Blappy is doing an amazing job on it so I thought I’d share the results.Production is ongoing but we hope to be shipping these in about 3 weeks from today.

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Preorder your Chompbot and Chomp Troopers!

 

iHobby 2012 Report »

I was invited by one of my distributors, Tom Grossman of Tag Team Hobbies, to come to the iHobby Expo in Cleveland, OH and display, sell some of our wares. The show was a lot of fun and the Tag Team guys couldn’t have been nicer. I got a chance to meet some of you, shocked a few that didn’t realize that I am also FichtenFoo, and got some great ideas from the other exhibitors for future releases. Here’s a few pics.

 

Luca Z’s Kastor Restock »

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Luca Zampriolo’s Kastor Hovertank is going back into production this week. We should have them restocked in about 4-6 weeks so watch this space and fill out the Notify Me to get an email when the restock preorder starts.

 

Sea Life Photoetch Restock »

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The Sea Life photoetch set is back in stock! The perfect accompaniment to our original Fish Shaped Submersible (in stock now!) and our upcoming Long Nose Submersible and Submariner sets. Order your sea-life photoetch here »

 

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.
Deckhands 1/24:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual. Should be this week!
Sasha 1/24:
Available now! (waiting on new batch of casts coming this week)
Barrio 1/24:
Avialable now!
Barrio 1/35:
Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual. Should be this week!
Chompbot #5, Troopers, Pilots: Waiting on casts. Once I receive them I’ll box and ship immediately as usual.
Orb Ship: Shipping on Monday 10.22.2012!


Upcoming Preorders »

Upcoming preorder items:
Dystopic (11.5.2012)
Dustbuster (Nov.?.2012)
Ian McQue’s Sky Mark (10.31.2012).

 

Restocks! »

Sasha 1/35, 1/32: 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 October…. need to get some of our new scheduled releases out the door first and get the new pilots and pilot set cast.
Kastor: Same as the Hornethopter… planning to restock this one early December 2012. In production now!

Fill out the Notify Me to get info when a preorder is available for preorders.

 

Derek Stenning’s Dystopic Final Print Master

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Time for me to gush because I’m very excited about this! I got the first sample image of the Dystopic 3D print yesterday and was blown away. They even put it together with wire for photos before sending it my way. The guys at Ownage outdid themselves on printing this piece as you can see. Gene Campbell did a fantastic job on all of the fabric and chipping textures and the final print really does them justice.

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Scale: 1/6
Kit Materials: Resin, Photoetch, Metal Wire, Waterslide Decals
Release Date: Early November  
Price:
TBD

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The helmet is in several parts and is removable. I’ll take photos of the individual parts when they arrive. Note that the arm/leg loop-straps are not attached to the pre-build as we had them printed on numbered sprues to make building easier. The flower will likely be a photoetched part as that would otherwise be hell to cast.

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Derek Stenning’s Dystopic

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Been a while since I’ve posted about this Derek Stenning/Born in Concrete release. 3D artist Gene Campbell has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the 3D and now he’s ready for print with a tentative August 2012 release date. Because we’ll be doing a series of Derek’s figures in  a large 1/6 scale, (a female release next) the concrete base-chunk from the painting was done away with in favor of a larger orb base with a flat bottom. The concrete base was done in 3D, but the high print cost and sheer size of it (3/4 of the entire kit bulk) would make the kit not very affordable. (plus the international shipping would be excessive due to the estimated over 4lb weight) The three of us decided to focus instead on the figure portion of the kit and provide a base-type that can be used throughout the series and look nice together.

Be sure to click “full size” on these render images when they pop-up to see all of the amazing detail!

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The plan is for the orb-base to be produced hollow for reduced kit and shipping costs. The modeler can then fill the orb with weights of their choice in order to have a stable platform for the off-centered figure pose.

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As you an see in these hi-res renders, Gene has added a lot of great texture detail to the 3D model. I think that surface texture detail will make this will be a joy to paint and display. Price: TBD

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Be sure to click “full size” on these render images when they pop-up to see all of the amazing detail!

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Derek Stenning Concept Designs

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Next in our parade of amazing concept artist collaboration announcements is the amazing artist known as Derek Stenning. When I first saw one of Derek’s Entartete Kunst paintings last December, I was immediately intrigued and started searching and downloading every image I could find. Immediately I wanted a model kit of his designs complete with random wires, huge helmets, and floating orbs. I love soviet-era design concepts and these have that and an interesting twist.

Industria Mechanika is excited to work with Derek to produce some amazing figure kits based on his paintings. The first will be based on the image above  titled “Dystopic”. Check back soon to see how this project progresses!

Here’s a small sampling of Derek Stennings paintings. More can be seen at his website: Born In Concrete

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