Completed » The Hornethopter

Here are the final images for the Hornethopter. It was a fun kit to design, build and paint and I hope the hundred of you that purchased one of the first edition releases enjoy building it up. Watch for the second edition to be on sale at Industria Mechanika.

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In Progress » The Hornethopter » More Paint

Since the last update I’ve been painting the little brass trim details. The Mr. Metal Color Brass hand-paints beautifully and buffs up to a nice sheen. I used the same toothbrush with the other metal buffing residue on it which actually makes for a nice tarnish. ponging on a little…

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In Progress » The Hornethopter

I received my initial copy of the Hornethopter this week and went right to work building it. Everything looks great cast-wise and once together with the photoetch, it’s a great-size and pretty impressive! I still have almost 20 copies left unreserved and have started taking payments from those of you…

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The Hornethopter Photoetch!

I got a scan of my etch today from Paragrafix and wanted to share it. He’ll be bagging the sheets and sending them my way in a few days. Then all I’ll need are the resin casts and it’ll be ready for reservation payments and shipping. There’s still about 30…

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Reserve Your First Edition Hornethopter Now!

The Hornethopter is in production! After getting all of my costs info, crunching numbers, drinking some tea, etc, I can announce that the Hornethopter will cost $80 + Shipping. I had hoped for a smaller cost, but there’s a LOT more PE to this design than the fish sub as…

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Coming Soon: The Hornethopter!

Coming Soon: The Hornethopter! Following in the wake of the Fantastical Fish-Shaped Submersible, my next release takes to the big blue skies and is the bane of all who sail them. Available: Late-Julyish. Price: TBD. When I have all of my quotes in from my vendors, I’ll be able to…

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