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Industria Mechanika
« on: June 15, 2013, 04:11:36 AM »
Some really cool stuff here (click on logo):



You can visit their store here and see what is available.

I have just acquired the 1/48 Scott Robinson's Orbship and am very impressed.  Looking through the catalogue I think I will be purchasing more...
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 04:50:35 AM »
A very Kool place,indeed !!!
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 09:17:49 PM »
Michael Fichtenmayer (Fichtenfoo) can be found regularly at Starship Modeler; http://www.starshipmodeler.com/

Especially in the Discussion Forums; http://www.starshipmodeler.net/ & http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/index.php

Along with a whole lot of other excellent Sci Fi modellers - well worth a visit if you're into SF & haven't already found it!

:)

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
Michael has his own forum as well  :)

http://fichtenfoo.net/forum/index.php
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 05:43:18 AM »
Some gorgeous stuff on there, but well out of my price range I'm afraid.

Mind you, it has got me thinking about those charming flying "boats" of Ian McQue's and wondering what could be done with say, the Revell 1/108th Harbour Tug kit.....
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 01:09:32 PM »
Some gorgeous stuff on there, but well out of my price range I'm afraid.

Mind you, it has got me thinking about those charming flying "boats" of Ian McQue's and wondering what could be done with say, the Revell 1/108th Harbour Tug kit.....
I've been watching and drooling over the Remora kit and now this smaller on. I keep trying to imagine what to use as a hull. If I could find something suitable I'm sure I could scratch the rest. The resin kits are wonderfull but as you say, out of my price range too.

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 06:24:29 PM »
Some gorgeous stuff on there, but well out of my price range I'm afraid.

Mind you, it has got me thinking about those charming flying "boats" of Ian McQue's and wondering what could be done with say, the Revell 1/108th Harbour Tug kit.....

I've been watching and drooling over the Remora kit and now this smaller on. I keep trying to imagine what to use as a hull. If I could find something suitable I'm sure I could scratch the rest. The resin kits are wonderful but as you say, out of my price range too.


Depends on how faithfully you want to follow McQue. If you study his craft, they're not really the same shape as real boats at all: most of the volume tends to be well aft and the cross section is often just a pure half-circle or half-oval with none of the subtle shaping you get on real ships. Of course, this is entirely correct: they're boat-shaped fairings around anti-gravity engines, not actual floating hulls.

As far as I know, there's no published backstory to them, but I tend to see them as originally floating "platforms" that were then given a little thrust to move them along, and a casing around the vulnerable grav drive so that it wasn't the first thing to hit the ground when you screwed up. In this case, the "hull" is more of an "armoured cover" than a structure, heavily built to withstand imacts and smoothly rounded to avoid snagging on trees, cables and the like (of course, the ventral fins kind of contradict that, but it's art not science so you shouldn't pick it apart too rigorously).

You should therefore be able to make a "McQue-ish Hull" by folding flat sheets of plasticard into half-drums and cones with "found objects" providing the difficult double-curvature bits.


Of course, if you want to stray further from the original but in the same spirit, you can take a ready-made boat kit and make it fly. There is simply LOADS of precendent for this: do a Google image search on "flying ship" and you'll find every possible variation has been drawn by somebody, from hybrid galleon/airships in full sail to ironclads with hundreds of vertical propellers. Ian McQue's vision is particularly well-realised and attractive, but by no means the only one out there.

My original idea was to use Revell's 1/125th Not-Cousteau's-Calypso model but when I did a search for it, I also discovered the Revell 1/108th Harbour Tug. This has just the kind of "quaint" working-boat lines that would suite the McQueniverse and what's more, it's cheap: around £12 new from online sellers. You could scaleorama it to anything from 1/72nd to 28mm to 1/35th too: 1/72nd makes it a decent size, but then 28mm is attractive for the range of "ideosyncratic" figures you can get.

Rewview with sprue pics: http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/rm/kit_rg_5207.shtml

Straight build: http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=25252&start=30

Sale listing with instruction sheet scans: http://www.super-hobby.co.uk/products/Harbour-Tug.html

My thoughts are to lose the 01 deckhouse and turn the main deck cutout beneath it into a cargo well, with the wheelhouse re-sited right at the back.
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 09:41:51 PM »
I.really like your idea,Weaver.  Mmmmmmmmmmm .......  How soon will we be seeing pictures of your build ?  I.would love to.do something along these same lines but I just can't."see" it in my.mind to build it,myself. I toyed with taking my Olimpia kit and turn into a sky ship. But no .........    I just can't get a good grip on it.  I've also toyed with using one of my AMT ACW balloon kits and putting a "boat shaped" hull.below.it ,but again I just can't get a line on it.
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 04:44:09 AM »
Well I've just won a Revell tugboat on ebay, so assuming it actually arrives, I've be plastic fondling shortly. When I actually get around to building it properly is another matter, since I've got the M113s project stalled at the moment..... ::)
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 07:40:43 AM »
Got the tugboat: all looks very doable, although the curve of the deck and the resultant curve of every other flat surface causes some issues. For instance, if you want to move the wheelhouse from the front to the back, it's base curve is the wrong way around. Still not sure what to do about scale, but I think it'll be pretty small, otherwise the walkways down each side are too narrow.
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 05:52:04 PM »
Something about to be released...very tempting:


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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 06:54:11 AM »
 Let me be the first to say -"Goo Goo Ga Joob!"

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 11:00:57 AM »
Roman  Testudo ???

ammunition supply logistics to those dudes must be a nightmare.. all have different weapons.

Nonetheles.. I like it !!!

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2014, 09:03:28 PM »
I like that! I would love to get some of Industria's stuff. Bit pricey at the moment though
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 05:35:11 PM »
More cool stuff from IM:




http://industriamechanika.com/shop/
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 12:49:09 AM »
Going to have to start selling my blood  :-\
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2014, 03:56:50 AM »
Bella would be just the thing to add to your 1/35 tank…to wash it down.
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2015, 06:37:20 AM »
Adam Savage (Mythbusters) and Norm from Tested.com build one of Industria Mechanika's models:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBHQ7lQGOf0&feature=em-uploademail

This is an hour long video (which I havn't had time to watch through myself yet) so I imagine it's going to go into some detail and there should be some good painting/building tips since Adam was a model maker at ILM for years.
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2015, 11:08:49 PM »
IM always has cool stuff.

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2015, 02:34:28 AM »
New release coming:

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2015, 10:05:47 AM »
Adam Savage (Mythbusters) and Norm from Tested.com build one of Industria Mechanika's models:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBHQ7lQGOf0&feature=em-uploademail

This is an hour long video (which I havn't had time to watch through myself yet) so I imagine it's going to go into some detail and there should be some good painting/building tips since Adam was a model maker at ILM for years.

Thanks for that! Really cool to see that built up  :)
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2015, 08:13:35 AM »
New release coming:




The 4-page WIP thread is a cornucopia of delicious scratchbuilding:
http://pla-zone.com/thread/219/mp-concept-model-unit

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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2015, 12:12:33 PM »
Great link, that is magnificent scratching (I saw the legos here and there too!!)  very cool to have the optional scales too
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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2016, 04:59:23 AM »
Another Mech:


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Re: Industria Mechanika
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2018, 02:27:11 AM »





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