I got an image of the Captain figure’s 3D print today. Looks really nice and I can’t wait to see it in person. The model was done by Fin McGechie based on Ian’s sketches. We’ll have more Ian McQue figures available later this year that’ll be perfect for the Remora and future airship releases.
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I also wanted to show what the final print will look like for those of you that have ordered the version with the signed print. Obviously this hasn’t been signed yet, but shows the format. The size is 11″ x 20″ to allow it and it’s tube to fit within the box.
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Ian McQue finished up his fantastic new painting for the Remora. Here’s a few shots of the near-completed instructions and box-art using the completed art. Still figuring out the final price and release date.
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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.
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I finished the master today for the first of two initial Ian McQue ship releases and Ian and I wanted to show you guys the images. The first ship is named “Remora”. Ian provided me with some rough sketches and a rough 3D render initially to get started. As I progressed through building the master he sent more and more images to show details not seen in the initial roughs. Like all of his ship designs, it has that wonderful “old, beaten and held together with bits of wire and duct-tape” feel.
At 1/35 scale she’s approximately 11 inches from bow to stern, not including the crane and lights. The deck at the widest is approximately 4 inches. I haven’t measured her total height but with the masts, antenna, and keel fins, she’s pretty tall. The kit will contain a fret of photoetch parts for deck-grates to cover the engine greeblies, engine details, misc customizable repair panels, and various hook and d-ring assemblies. Wire, string, and waterslide decals will also be included. The kit will contain 3-4 figures as well. Those will be started next week.
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About half-way through the master-making; Ian did this cool colored sketch of the Remora after we decided to move the crane to the front.
It was a fun master to work with Ian on. Turns out we use a lot of the same reference sources including each others work, (and Luca Z’s) so collaborating on this was a breeze. He is very excited about it and can’t wait for me to finish writing this so he can show it off.
Check out the Remora master images and let us know what you think on our Forums and Facebook fan-page!
Master Images »
A small sampling of Ian’s Remora concept sketches »