Our casting partner – BLAP! Models – sent over a photo today of the first cast for the warship Kydoimos, designed exclusively for Wild House Models by Rick Sternbach. This great 1:1400 kit is the largest kit we’ve ever produced and you can see just how large, in the section below!
The ship was designed in high detail by Rick, and we worked with him for over 3 months on the design, shaping the requirements to a ship that fitted into the Hostile Realms universe. This was then converted into a 3D digital model from his concept sketches and technical drawings. We modified his drawings only slightly but this was so we had a good model for assembly.
Using digital printed parts, the moulds were made using silicone and as you can see from the image below, a lot of silicone was used in their construction! 14 separate moulds were made for all of the 70 parts. This included 10 clear resin parts for the Beam Emitters.
Here is the finished result of over 12 months of work. We started on the 13th March 2015, and have taken this time to really focus on the design, shape and assembly process for the new kit. OVer 60 parts made of high quality resin including 10 frosted clear resin parts and PhotoEtch for extra detail you can pre-order the kit now.