Saturday, April 29, 2017

SCW Basic Painting Guide 05: Requeté Militias

We've got available a new painting guide sheet, this time devoted to Requeté Carlist militias. As with previous publications of this series, the purpose of such sheet is no other than bringing a number of choices and possibilities to average painters from the humble point of view of another hobbyist like you --not aimed at obtaining masterly but just decent enough results. Please find it at our website free downloads section.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spanish galleon update

Apologies to all those interested on our announced range of 1/600 scale sailing ships for the silence we've kept on the matter lately. We've had to re-design thoroughly some features of model --nearly from the start. However, we can now consider its hull as completed --except for one side feature I'm going to explain below. But let's take a glance on the galleon's hull before.

As you can see, ship model shows two apparently odd features. First of all, we have decided to design two alternative bows under form of separate parts, so as to help give to the ultimate ship an earlier or later appearance. Following that same 'customizing friendly' core idea, we have also deviced two alternative sterns --a more archaic one with long open balconies, and another one more baroque-styled, with windowed galleries.

Now we are about to start masts design; most probably, we're going to draw two versions of each mast --the one with fully unfolded sails, the other one with partially folded rigging. So many variants and alternative parts are not intended for one single kit, naturally (it would be a real waste to produce a model with only one hull and a pair of every other part there!). Otherwise, the idea behind is being able to make two different model kits (let's say, an "Early Galleon" and a "Late Galleon"), with interchangeable parts so as to allow the building of 'hybrid' models, or allowing to customize an entire fleet of all slightly different ships, just from two different kits.

I am aware that so many comes and goes are slowing down the project, and I apologize to those among you with less patience. However, I honestly believe all these turns around are to be for good. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

1/100 IGC Sadurní tank, released!

I'm glad to announce the ultimate release by Minairons of a new Spanish Civil War AFV at 1/100 scale. This is IGC Sadurní Catalan tank, a beautiful little piece of armour we have launched in a 2-tanks boxed set also including a decals sheet at the price of €16.95.

As usual, model itself is quite easy to build; for it consists of just three resin main parts, besides of a hard plastic MG. One can build it in a few minutes, then.

here you have one such Sadurní tanks, built and superbly painted by Rubén Torregrosa aka HeresyBrush, that has been depicted between an UNL-35 armoured car and a Pz.Kpfw I ausf. A modificado tank.

Friday, April 7, 2017

1/72 Landesa improvised tank preview

I'm happy to show you the new piece of armour we shall release at 1/72 scale. This tank was improvised on Landesa tractor chassis and, despite a couple of them did see some action at Spanish Civil War outbreak, we're going to label it as an Interwar tank (20IGV003), due to having been first used during the 1934 Asturias Revolution. You can see the prototype of it at the picture above, with a Trubia-Naval Basque tank as background.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SCW Requeté Militia, released and shipping!

I'm happy to announce the ultimate release of Requeté Carlist Militia, our latest Spanish Civil War 20mm figure set, which is fully available from our website. Set consists of 18 figures, each of them in a unique pose --no repeated figures there! Please take a look at the complete set:

Hopefully available soon from our main retailers and distributors too.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A load on the way to PSC HQ

British friends of Minairons miniatures will perhaps like to know that a load of our stuff is right now on its way to the HQ of The Plastic Soldier Company --who are our distributors in the UK. Packages include not only a wide selection of 1/100, 1/72 and 1/56 stuff including our latest novelties, as 1/72 BT-5 fast tank for instance, but also a sample of our upcoming 20mm Requeté Militia figure set (which BTW is already available and shipping right now, only that I haven't had time for announcing it yet!).

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Carrying Steel72 model kits

Hi, just a short note with presumably good news for those fond of WW2 gaming --or, at least, for those equally fond of this period and Spanish Civil War altogether!

From now on, Minairons website will start retailing the models from Steel 72, a small company recently founded by Xan along with an associate partner. Incidentally as some of you are already aware, Xan has been so far the main sculptor of Minairons' own range of SCW figures.

Well, the thing is that I'm introducing Steel 72 current list of products into Minairons website database. These fall into two main categories so far: on one side, complete resin model kits with some white metal minor parts and driver; and on the other side, Armourfast model improvement kits --these consisting of an Armourfast sprue complemented by stowage, tank commander and other goodies. Here you can check their product listing.

In the next few days I shall complete this listing by adding Xan's own WW2 figures (Germans and Soviets, currently).

Monday, February 20, 2017

Carlists at the gates!

The boxes for our forthcoming set of SCW 20mm figures have just come from printshop, right today. On his side, our sculptor Xan has kindly shown some pictures on his recent work on our Requeté Militia. A few minor details must still be finished, but otherwise work can be considered virtually complete, so I'm proud to show them:

Carlist Requetés are now almost ready for conquering the tabletops! As soon as greens are handled to foundry, I'll put the set on an available for pre-order status at Minairons website, so that anyone can reserve theirs own in advance.