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Title: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo 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/

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ian-mcque-deckhands/deckhandsannouncement.jpg)

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/ian-mcque-deckhands/deckhandsbuiltprint.jpg)


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser on March 26, 2012, 10:06:59 PM
Superb! Put me down for one!

M


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Ray Dunakin on March 26, 2012, 10:10:52 PM
Wow, really lifelike!


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Bexley on March 26, 2012, 10:21:29 PM
Superb! Put me down for one!

M

Only one? Sissy.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser 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.  ;D ;D :P :P 



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Andi Little 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.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: mad gerald on March 27, 2012, 04:44:48 AM
WOWZERS ...  :o ... 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 ...  ??? ... do you?  8)  ;D

Cheers



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: lab-dad 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!
-Marty


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo 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.

(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/imech-news-1-23-2012/mcque-03.jpg)

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/


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo 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


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: BKLN 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!


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo 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)


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: W.P. Rayner 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.

Paul


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser 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.

Marc



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Hauk 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.

Regards, Hauk


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: BKLN on March 28, 2012, 07:23:20 AM
The next logic step is obviously the combination of 3D-scanning and 3D-prototyping. Which means we all can have our little mini-me's in our modelworld, regardless of scale.  :D

And I agree, a company like Preiser should indeed pay close attention. Currently they are untouchable by their competition, but technology can turn the tide very quickly. But I'd rather see a small company like Industria Mechanika succeed with good sales and full books for such innovative work. They deserve the credit!


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: NE Brownstone on April 03, 2012, 08:21:16 AM
Did Mr. Ian ever work for Valve?  The characters look close to the style used on their game Team Fortress 2, especially the guy with the cig in his mouth. 

Love Mr. McQues artwork.  Tell him that he's acquired a new fan, the next time you see him.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 03, 2012, 08:33:02 AM
Not sure. The only one I know if is Rockstar North.

Forgot to post here though that the 1/35 scale figures will be going up for preorder tomorrow 4.4.2012. The price is $35usd for the 3 figures + shipping and they'll be shipping in May! Much sooner than my July estimate. The 1/24 scale version hasn't been printed yet, but as soon as I get the prints, they too will go into production with a preorder soon following.

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/shop-industria-mechanika/ian-mcques-deckhands-series-1/


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Chuck Doan on April 03, 2012, 09:07:52 AM
So someday soon we will step into a 3D scanning pod to create our own replicant...just make sure a fly isn't in there with you!

These figures are really neat.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 03, 2012, 09:12:11 AM
So someday soon we will step into a 3D scanning pod to create our own replicant...just make sure a fly isn't in there with you!

These figures are really neat.

You may be joking, but I'll be announcing something similar in the next day or two. ;-)


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser on April 04, 2012, 04:13:10 AM
Forgot to post here though that the 1/35 scale figures will be going up for preorder tomorrow 4.4.2012. http://industriamechanika.com/blog/shop-industria-mechanika/ian-mcques-deckhands-series-1/

Been there....done that!


I thought Ian also did work on the "Grand Theft Auto" series.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser on April 04, 2012, 04:14:45 AM
So someday soon we will step into a 3D scanning pod to create our own replicant...just make sure a fly isn't in there with you!


Those full body scanners at the airport are actually a plot by Preiser, to scan you for their new figure lines.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Mr Potato Head on April 04, 2012, 08:07:12 AM
The poor bastard that hase to see mine over and over,........douh! ??? ??? ???
MPH
Objects in scanner may appear larger than actual size! Plus they don't call me Mr. Potato Head for nothing


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: BKLN on April 04, 2012, 09:52:07 AM
I thought Ian also did work on the "Grand Theft Auto" series.

I would give an arm and a leg for kit versions of Nico and some of the other dudes from GTA IV. Dave Krakow and I have taken many virtual driving tours thru Liberty City to investigate buildings. The level of visual authenticity in regards to the real world as just amazing. I bought a PS3 just to play this game. It's modeling at the highest level.

The GTA IV concept art has been a great inspiration to my model projects. It makes you realize how much great stuff there is, right in front of the door step.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: eTraxx on April 04, 2012, 06:45:35 PM
Ummm .. full body scanner is already here

http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=3231


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Lawton Maner on April 04, 2012, 07:12:47 PM
Scary, but I swear the two slackards on the right were on my payroll when I was running a cabinet shop.  The one with the mop looks as though he would get lost going to the bathroom. ;D

With work like this the traditional vendors of figures had better take notice or be left in the dust.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 04, 2012, 07:14:35 PM
Scary, but I swear the two slackards on the right were on my payroll when I was running a cabinet shop.  The one with the mop looks as though he would get lost going to the bathroom. ;D

With work like this the traditional vendors of figures had better take notice or be left in the dust.

Nah... it's cool if they don't notice. I'm cool with that. LOL! Besides... it's not just the 3D tech, the subject matter and character counts I think.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: billmart on April 05, 2012, 03:09:49 PM
Quote
it's not just the 3D tech, the subject matter and character counts I think.

I agree, 100 per cent.  These three guys ooze character without being caricatures.  Well done to the artist and the 3D guru.

Bill M.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: billmart on April 05, 2012, 03:13:05 PM
Oops!   My previous post should have said These three guys..., not These the guys...

Is there a way to edit an existing post on this forum?

Bill M.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: finescalerr on April 06, 2012, 01:55:00 AM
One only need wish it and it happens here. -- Russ


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Malachi Constant on April 06, 2012, 07:28:07 AM
Is there a way to edit an existing post on this forum?

Bill M.

At the top right of YOUR posts, you'll see the choices "Quote" ... "Modify" ... and "Remove" as shown below.  Click the one that says "Modify" to edit your post, make the changes and then click the button to save those.  (In this case, Russ kindly made the magic changes.)

The "Quote" button lets you copy the remarks from someone else's posts (or your own) to incorporate those into a reply (as I've done here) .... The "Remove" button allows you to delete a post.

Cheers,
Dallas


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser on April 06, 2012, 04:26:01 PM
Oops!   My previous post should have said These three guys..., not These the guys...

Is there a way to edit an existing post on this forum?

Bill M.

At the top right of each post in the thread, there are the icons "Quote" "Modify" "Remove"...click on modify and it will show your post/text box, do your changes/corrections, and click "Post" as normal after writig one, and your corretionswill magically appear.

M


EDIT/MODIFY:  Never mind, I see Dallas already took care of the clarification.  


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: billmart on April 06, 2012, 04:50:19 PM
Thanks Russ, Dallas, and Marc.  Now that it's been pointed out to me, I can't figure out how I missed the Modify button.  I've got to be more observant.

Sorry for hi-jacking this thread.  I now return you to the real topic.

Bill M.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 08, 2012, 08:27:37 AM
Now in 1/24 scale! Tell your friends that the preorder will start in a week or two. Barrio Guy and Sasha are also coming in 1/24... just don't have the prints in hand yet.

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/2012/05/deckhands-124-and-barrio-guy-135/


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: shropshire lad on May 08, 2012, 12:10:17 PM
It is really good news for those modelling in 1/24th scale that there are now some decent figures available ( I know there are some others out there , but they are in the minority , the rest are shite ) . However , to me that by the time you get up to modelling in 1/24th scale you really shouldn't be using a resin casting to represent the mop . It needs to be a bit more hairy .

  I know there are some here that think I have a " broom fixation" , mentioning no names , but you know who you are , but to me the mop doesn't do justice to the rest of the models .

 Just my two pence worth ,

   Nick


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: lab-dad on May 08, 2012, 12:51:46 PM
Boy my Drill press would look great with a 1/16 Sasha........
Wonder what that would cost?

Looking forward to her little sister in 1/35 too!

-Marty


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 08, 2012, 02:44:54 PM
wouldn't she be a "Mini" her  ::)
Hell I'd like to meet 1:1 sasha!  :o :o ;D ;D
MPH


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: marc_reusser on May 09, 2012, 12:04:29 AM
Just wait till the car modelers start bitching and moaning that she's not available 1/25 scale. ;D

I think all these figures so far in 1/24 should generate some good demand from the car modeler guys. (once they find out about them).



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 09, 2012, 11:23:32 AM
Just wait till the car modelers start bitching and moaning that she's not available 1/25 scale. ;D

I think all these figures so far in 1/24 should generate some good demand from the car modeler guys. (once they find out about them).


Sheesh.... I wouldn't worry too much about girl-height between 1/24 and 1/25 scale. The diff between 1/32 and 1/35 though was too great... she looked like an amazon!


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Mr Potato Head on May 09, 2012, 11:43:28 AM
I once had a Amazon girlfriend!  :o :o :o
Nothing wrong there as far as I could see ;D ;D ;D
I miss here dearly :'( :'( :'(
MPH


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 09, 2012, 01:29:41 PM
I dated a 6'1" girl once... I'm 6'2" so it was odd... especially considering I usually dated the 5'3" and under set. And in a completely opposite turn from amazons, my wife is a very tiny 4'11".


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Gordon Ferguson on May 09, 2012, 01:37:05 PM
And in a completely opposite turn from amazons, my wife is a very tiny 4'11".

.......................nope, self control has just kicked in  ;D


But I am looking forward to getting these 1/24 figures


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 09, 2012, 07:48:16 PM
(http://industriamechanika.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/cache/586__420xfloat=_deckhandsannouncement_1.jpg)

Now available for preorder! Shipping early June 2012. $45.00 USD + shipping.

http://industriamechanika.com/blog/shop-industria-mechanika/ian-mcques-deckhands-series-1/



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Andi Little on July 16, 2012, 01:41:23 AM
Not wishing to ruffle feathers as it's quite possible I've missed something.
But, is there any news on these items [Deckhands 1/24] as it does state June as a shipping date - just wondering as I was really quite excited when I placed my order in May.

Thanks...............



Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 16, 2012, 07:15:30 AM
Hi Andi,

I'm supposed to receive the first of the casts soon. (this week?) There was some delays with that caster because a shipment of the 1/35's to me was lost in the mail which pushed everything back. Plus he's being really anal retentive about the quality after what happened with my other caster and the Sashas. I did get samples Saturday of 2 out of 3 of the 1/24 scale deckhands and they're definitely worth the wait. Was planning to post some pics yesterday but ran out of time. Sorry for the delay, but I assure you they're coming!

BTW: The samples of the 1/35 and 1/24 Barrio Guy looks awesome as well. Haven't added them to the shop yet as I've been having problems with preorders and delays.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: Andi Little on July 16, 2012, 08:52:28 AM
Hi, and thanks for getting back to me so soon. Sorry to hear you've had a few troublesome experiences, but equally glad that the items now sound pretty immanent: certainly looking forward to them.
I'm now excited all over again - I really seem to engage in this whole Christmas morning thing when I've ordered, and I'm expecting stuff from around the globe. It's still very new to me, and really quite intoxicating.

Thanks again for the timely information ............


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 16, 2012, 09:11:14 AM
Thanks!

I totally get the xmas morning feeling. I collect 1/6 scale figures and sometimes your preorder can take up to 6 months barring delays. So knowing something cool's coming and checking the mail every day to see if it arrived is fun and masochistic at once.

Definitely keep an eye on our facebook page as I post post there first when things have shipped.


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: shropshire lad on July 16, 2012, 01:38:13 PM
Thanks!

I totally get the xmas morning feeling. I collect 1/6 scale figures and sometimes your preorder can take up to 6 months barring delays. So knowing something cool's coming and checking the mail every day to see if it arrived is fun and masochistic at once.

Definitely keep an eye on our facebook page as I post post there first when things have shipped.

  I'm getting the Xmas morning feeling about the next flying boat and it has even come out of your head yet !

  Nick


Title: Re: Ian McQue's Deckhands Series #1
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 16, 2012, 01:41:30 PM
Thanks!

I totally get the xmas morning feeling. I collect 1/6 scale figures and sometimes your preorder can take up to 6 months barring delays. So knowing something cool's coming and checking the mail every day to see if it arrived is fun and masochistic at once.

Definitely keep an eye on our facebook page as I post post there first when things have shipped.

  I'm getting the Xmas morning feeling about the next flying boat and it has even come out of your head yet !

  Nick
Actually, that would be Ian's head... but I've actually got a master half done for the next one... just haven't had the time to work on it as much as I'd like.