Friday, August 5, 2022

1:144 Heinkel He-51 fighter

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As already announced a few weeks ago, we're expanding rapidly our 1:144th scale SCW aircraft range, thanks to our patronage on Plane Printer designer through Patreon. Our latest model in this range is Heinkel He-51, supplied to Spanish Nationalists by Nazi Germany at the very start of SCW.

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Aircraft itself is sold in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed model, so requiring no assembly. Model design is inclusive of a pilot bust seated in cockpit.

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Besides of the ultimate 1:144th model itself, our Heinkel He-51 website page website also shows a direct link to Plane Printer’s own 1:200th scale product page on Patreon, for if someone wants to have it printed by him(her)self.

Friday, July 29, 2022

1:72 Barbastro tank preview

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I'm excited to share with you a sample of what's going to be our next Spanish Civil War 1:72nd scale AFV - the obscure, massive Barbastro tank!

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Despite its larger than average size for a lightly armed tank, model kit is consisting of just six main parts, so standing still as a fast assembly one. Model is complete now, only awaiting before release a decision about weaponry to be taken.

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The upcoming release of this new model will serve us to celebrate Minairons 10th Anniversary, that happens to be this very Summer! A huge thank you to everyone who has placed their trust in us. We hope to keep deserving that trust.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Bugatti type 59 racer, now in 1:72

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Just as announced some weeks ago, the 1:72nd scale version of Bugatti type 59 vintage racer is available for purchase now.

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Unlike its 1:100th scale sister, which is 3D-printed in one single piece, this larger version is resin cast and consists of just five parts --main hull and four wheels, besides of a white metal driver.

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Our complete 1:72nd scale racing cars range can be checked on this page of Minairons website.

Monday, July 18, 2022

More Spanish naval flags

We've just released three new sets of Age of Sail 1:600th scale naval ensigns that span for over three centuries of Spain's history: those of 17th century merchants, 18th century East Indies and 19th century Navy. After these mentioned additions, our collection is now inclusive of seven different flag sheets solely from Spain - for a total of nearly 60 sheets belonging to a growing selection of seafaring nations, from late 16th century to Napoleon's times!

If curious, please check our current naval flags listing.

Monday, July 4, 2022

1:100 Bugatti type 59 racer

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I'm glad to share our latest 1:100 scale Grand Prix racer release - that of the iconic Bugatti type 59 French racing car. This is our first DLP 3D-printed model in this range, so it's produced in one single piece - no assembly required, then. It can be already purchased from Minairons miniatures website.

Here below you have a painted sample from my own collection (not my best photo taking job, admittedly):

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Its 1:72 scale version is nearly ready, too. Release is scheduled for within this month of July.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

WSS Savoy I.R. flags and guide

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Our War of Spanish Succession infantry flag set ranges keep expanding at a steady pace - at all scales altogether. This time, we've added to collection the flags of a further Two Crowns' Spanish unit: Savoy I.R., another senior regiment in the Spanish Army of that time.

Along with the individual Savoy I.R. sheets in 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th that you can see in the photo above, we've also released a 3-unit flag sheet in 1:144th scale too, that contains the colours of Lombardy, Seas of Naples and Savoy Infantry Regiments.

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Along with the flags, I've also released a PDF guide on the subject for free download, as usual.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

1:72 Bugatti type 59 preview

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I'm happy to share with you the ultimate production model of our sixth Grand Prix vintage racer at 1:72nd scale - the famous Bugatti type 59, whose releasing is scheduled for this very month of June. It consists of just 5 parts (hull and wheels, all them resin cast), besides of a white metal driver.

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Its 1:100th scale version is due for release soon, too - next month as late!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1:144 Nieuport 52 ready printed

As an average, 3D prining machines still require a good deal of maintenance and skills - at such extent that some say that 3D printing is a hobby in itself; so perhaps not everyone everywhere is ready to have a 3D printer at home yet.

However, the fact is that every day there are more and more digital designers of 3D models and figures for printing - and many of these are noticeably improving their excellence. Their models are usually designed to be printed out ready to paint, with very little assembly if any - a big advantage over conventional multi-part models, admittedly.

This is not a passing fashion, but a consolidating trend.

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What are we meaning?

Rather than competing the trend with conventional multi-part products, we've thought it best to join forces with a few such innovators through Patreon, to help some of our ranges grow with their creations while supporting their job.

One of the designers we’ve selected is Plane Printer, who's creating 20th century aircraft models compatible with BRS (so pre-designed to 1:200th scale). From now on, we’ll be re-sizing his products into 1:144th scale and ready printing them, within our own SCW aircraft range. Besides of the ultimate 1:144 model itself, our website will also show a direct link to Plane Printer’s own product page on Patreon, for if someone wants to have it printed by him(her)self.

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The model we've chosen as a start is Nieuport 52 fighter, a pretty ubiquitous early war aircraft. It is sold in box as a one piece DLP 3D-printed model, retailing at €8.22 (+VAT where applying) so cheaper than our multi-part resin & metal models.

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Time will tell if we got the diagnosis right, so as to even go deeper into the experience with new WWII and Interwar aircraft models – or if otherwise it was the mistake of my life! As an old Catalan saying says, qui no arrisca, no pisca ("who dares not, does not fish").