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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!

The Hornethopter In Jan 2012 Issue of Tamiya Model Magazine International!

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Make sure you check out the January 2012 issue of Tamiya Model Magazine International (TMMI) for a really cool build-up and review of FichtenFoo’s Hornethopter as modeled (fantastically I must say) by Marcus Nicholls. The issue should hit news stands in a few weeks, just in time for Christmas! TMMI is the only model mag I’ve ever had a subscription to and it’s well-worth it to check out any of their issues as they’re always full of great build-ups and tips. They’ll be building and reviewing other Industria Mechanika products such as the Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible and the Remora so be sure to watch for those.

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