Freaky Gothic, designed by Calum Alexander Watt and sculpted by David Richardson is now available for preorder! This 1/8 scale figure kit contains 24 resin pieces, detailed instructions, and concept art. This visitor from another world, lost in time has a head-height (not including the hat) of approximately 24cm and would be a great piece for any Steampunk or Historical Miniatures fan with a taste for the unique.
Price: $130 USD + Shipping
The Drone Sniper, designed by Mike Jensen is now available for PREorders at the low price of $99.00 USD (+ shipping)! This is the first in our like of more affordable 1/8 scale figure kits and has a LOT of detail! With 16+ parts it fits together with ease. Estimated shipping date: 4.20.2013.
Originally slated as a 1/12 scale release, David Richardson added more detail to Freaky when we decided to up the size to 1/8 scale. Check out the old pics here compared to the new ones with added detail. It’s going to be a fantastic piece when it goes into production! Click here to get a notification when Freaky Gothic will be available for preorder.
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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.
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.
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.
Kit Materials: Resin, Photoetch, Metal Wire, Waterslide Decals
Release Date: Early November
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.
The winner and undisputed champion is…
To be announced in a bit… first let’s play the reality TV game and not get right to the point shall we? Sorry for not getting these results up sooner. I’ve been pretty much inundated here at iMech central and haven’t had a chance. I had also given the Collaborator judges until July 5th to submit their results. I did the tallies yesterday based on the three divisions: Public Poll, Select Collaborators, and Contestant Votes.
Public Tally: This was based on the poll seen here.
Collaborators Tally: I asked about 10 trusted collaborators/staff to vote based on what would make for the best kit. Point values were: 1st 3pts, 2nd 2pts, and 3rd choice 1 pt. Thanks to Ian McQue, Rishi Nandlaskar, Derek Stenning, and Brent Curtis! All of whom have opinions I value.
Contestant Tally: Each contestant got to vote for 3 entrants worth 1 point each.
Congrats to our winner: Chris Lee!
Chris got the top score in each caregory making him the hands-down winner. Chris will get his likeness made into a 1/35 scale figure kit. (2in. / 50mm tall) Chris wins his likeness in costume made into a 1/35 scale (50mm) figure kit. Two copies of your kit with the option to have one pre-painted by a figure modeler. Also one copy of the upcoming Squid-Shaped Submersible model kit.
Character Name: Dr. Mortimer J. Torque, Inventor, Tinkerer, and Steamologist of the Apparition Abolishers
Information: SOFT: Soft pieces similar to gentleman of the day include boots, pants, fancy button up shirt w/ sleeve holders, vest and top hat.
GEAR: Gear is all found and repurposed objects. The Portable Power Pack is designed to generate steam on demand for The Device (an energy field detector). The pack derives its power from a vertically-mounted Emeraldic Energy Extrapolator which provides the wattage to heat the water in the small boiler at the bottom of the rig. The steam can then be safely dispensed as needed to the other team members’s weapons and gear through the removable high-pressure injectors, shown hanging on the left of each pack in the photos.
OTHER: Signature pieces include brass duck head cane and goggles, gun and holster belt, plus skeleton keys for accessing various areas of his secret laboratory. Famous for several mechanical inventions such as Scrappington Hauley (mechanical mule), H.A.R.O.L.D.E. (Heavy Ambulatory Rider Operated Load Dispatching Equipment, steam powered exosuit), and A.T.T. (Automatic Torque Telegrapher, communication device). (If chosen, can send photos of each of these as a larger accessory reference.)
Runners Up »
As stated a few will be chosen, not based on the voting, but on what we think our customers would like as a kit. These choices are still TBD (although I have at least 2 in mind already, pending contact with contetants) and will be based on what looks best, can get the most use in a variety of scenes, etc… and will be determined by Industria Mechanika. It is not based on the voting scores as iMech did not participate in the actual voting. Those entrants will receive: Their own runner-up’s likeness in costume made into a 1/35 scale (2in. / 50mm) figure kit. Two copies of the runner-up kit.
Thanks to all of the entrants for showing off their amazing costumes. We’ll certainly do this again in the future as we like to promote artists, modelers, sculptors, and their original works.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Been promising pics of these for a few days, but had some random stuff to deal with first before I could get to them. I’ve been working on some minor detail-up and clean-up to the mecha reprint as the original had some issues, but the reprint lacked some of the mods of the original. All good now though! Sorry for the excessive use of sticky-tack on the figs, but I can’t glue them otherwise I couldn’t cast them! The canopy will be vacuformed instead of clear resin and there will be photoetch to complete the figures.
These will go to the casters tomorrow I believe which means they’ll be ready in about 6-8 weeks. No plans for a preorder date just yet but of course if you filled out the ‘Notify Me’ form in the sidebar, I’ll let you know in advance of the date.
The 1/24 scale deckhands are now available for preorder. Final cost is $45.00 USD + shipping. These will start shipping early June 2012. Click here to order!
Hi everyone, here’s some shots of the master prints of the 1/35 scale Barrio Guy and the 1/24 scale Deckhands. I’ll be starting the preorders for both in the next week or so, after I ship these to the caster for his quote.
Above: 1/24 scale Deckhands with 1/35 scale Barrio Guy.
Above: 1/24 scale Deckhands with 1/35 scale Deckhands sample casting.
Above: 1/35 scale Barrio Guy. Only 2-parts… body and right forearm which joints at the elbow crease for easy clean-up.