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Author Topic: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1  (Read 16548 times)
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« on: March 26, 2012, 08:47:33 PM »

Thought you guys would appreciate these. Coming in July if not sooner... Three 1/35 scale deckhand figures designed by Ian McQue. Price TBD. Great for the Remora, or any number of diorama situations! Check out the 3D prints and size in mm here.

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/2012/03/ian-mcques-deckhands-series-1/



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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 10:06:59 PM »

Superb! Put me down for one!

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 10:10:52 PM »

Wow, really lifelike!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 10:21:29 PM »

Superb! Put me down for one!

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 11:20:09 PM »

If I buy more, then I might have to listen to "Johnny-order-late Jones", whine about anyone having an extra one they want to sell.  Grin Grin Tongue Tongue 

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 02:07:32 AM »

WOW - these are fabulous. PLEASE please please - think about 1/24-5th. I have a lifetime of modelling invested in this scale and I caught myself thinking only the other day how marvellous the aftermarket was for 1/35. It's enough to turn a man's head.

For me I really like the guy with the mop - very characterful and narrative.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 04:44:48 AM »

WOWZERS ...  Shocked ... these are so fantastic, that I'd rather consider a change in scale towards 1/35 ... if 1/35 would not be "so small" (for aging eyes) so I'd better stay with 1/22,5 scale ... you don't intend to offer some of your products in lager scales ...  Huh ... do you?  Cool  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 06:12:01 AM »

Excellent!
Get that pre-order email thingy working!
So I wont have to beg Marc for extras!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 08:28:59 AM »

Thanks guys! Ian's concept sketches were great and Rishi did a fantastic job translating them into 3D.



Regarding 1/24 scale... (Maybe 1/20 because there's the Ma.K. (SF3D) market?) If I can get at least 30 interested, I'll upscale them and have additional masters printed at a larger scale. That's the great part about 3D modeling. Although these were designed specifically for 1/35 so by upscaling them, some detail loss may occur and they may look... softer. In the future I'll have them made for a larger scale then it'll be easier to down-scale the prints than up. I can't justify the large expense of printing another master unless I know it'll sell. High-Resolution 3D printing isn't exactly cheap.

Excellent!
Get that pre-order email thingy working!
So I wont have to beg Marc for extras!
-Marty
The email notification thing is up and running. Got it working yesterday. http://industriamechanika.com/blog/preorder-or-restock-notifications/
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2012, 08:37:58 AM »

Started a Facebook "poll" on doing a larger scale. This worked well for gauging interest in the 1/35 scale Barrio Guy within our customer fan-base. Click the link and "like" us for up-to-date iMech news and reply with your preference! http://www.facebook.com/IndustriaMechanika/posts/185379714912241
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 02:38:02 PM »

Those guys are really amazing! I have absolutely no use for them, but I just sit in awe by the wonderful translation from sketch to finished 3D model.

Some old school modelers might think that digital sculpting is ungraceful cheating, but anybody who has ever watched a 3D artist create models like this, will see that their work is true craftsmanship. I am very impressed! This is truly amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 02:51:59 PM »

I felt the same way at first, but with zBrush, you're literally sculpting with digital clay. Plus not every 3D modeler is equally skilled. Rishi is amazing... I had another guy working on these initially and it was total fail. Looked nothing like the source sketches and took forever to do one "meh" figure.

Rishi also did the brutal armored 1/7 scale Frankenstein figure we're releasing in a few months. (based on Adrian Smith artwork)
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 11:23:04 PM »

Agreed, those are superb Michael. And I'm glad to know that digital modelling was part of the process for producing these figures. Any luddite who views this technology as cheating, clearly has no idea what he or she is talking about.

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 01:24:47 AM »

I actually find it incredible and wonderful how this technology is revolutionizing how more and more figures are being made this way these days. I absolutely admire the work done by the highly skilled hand figure sculptors,...but I equally admire the guys that can do this in a computer. What I like so much about this technology is that when done well, it creates a really high level/quality figure, that really surpasses the quality and detail of past figures.

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2012, 02:24:26 AM »

Those figures look amazing. Just a hint of caricature that just loads them with character.

I think a company like Preiser should take a careful look at those figures. They have tried something similiar with their large scale figures, but they just look ridicilous in my opinion.

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