Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mailing List, July edition

I just come from having e-mailed our newsletter, which is addressed to a list of subscribers willing to be regularly acknowledged about Minairons' current projects, works and upcoming releases.

Such newsletter is always sent on a monthly basis, usually accompanied with some sample pictures, drawings or designs; also, it provides the links for downloading an updated catalogue, in PDF or Excel format at choice.

If eventually interested or just curious, you can check a PDF copy of our latest issue by clicking here.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Website fully restored

I'm still awaiting a complete report from the team who've been working on the www.minairons.eu malfunctions detected recently. Anyway, according to a talk with them I held yesterday, only website's "friendly URL" creation tool was affected (thus masking product pages URLs, as if they didn't exist anymore).

They were skeptic whether this odd malfunction had been caused by any eventual hacking (not so I am), but the good news is that database itself is intact. No illegal accesses recorded.

Friday, June 23, 2017

New British Battalion flags!

Some time ago, we placed a poll in order to let users decide which new SCW International Brigades flag set we should release first. Following poll results, this resulted to be 15th IB, British Battalion, and now we are happy to release them --at 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales altogether!

You can already find them at our website following the links below:
1:56 flags collection
1:72 flags collection
1:100 flags collection

Accordingly to poll results too, our next release will be that of 11th IB, or Thälmann Brigade. Once this is done, we're going to place a new poll to further develop the range.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Website status update

Well, not everything has been fixed yet, but at least I can confirm you now that our www.minairons.eu website is able again to take and process orders normally.

Website was hacked last weekend in a quite odd, insidious way: all product pages were masked so as not to be accessible from their respective category/subcategory listings. That is, website was apparently normal to a first sight, provided the user was just browsing through the various folders and sub-folders hosted in it. All them showed normally.

However, if user wished to check in detail one precise item before purchasing (red arrow on picture above), in order to watch sample pictures, or to learn kit composition, or to read some historic briefing on the real thing, the website link unfailingly failed as if that product page didn't exist anymore (404 message below).

As said, the good thing is that if user dispenses with accessing product pages, he/she can still add items to his/her cart from the respective category/subcategory page (green arrow on picture below). I mean, a full cart filling up and checking out process can still be performed normally in our website, despite individual product pages aren't accessible yet.

I understand these explanations are going to be little help to first time users, who'd be logically willing to know what kind of stuff we're selling; but regular customers who already know our products high quality can be confident their orders will be taken and processed undisturbed.

A technical team is currently working hard to fix the problem; as soon as website functionalities are fully restored, I'll let you know.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Website wreck

At an undetermined point of this weekend, our www.minairons.eu website has ceased to work, due to an apparently serious internal damage. Right now, Sunday night, it's still impossible for me to know the damage degree, or the working time it will take to our technical support team to fix the error cause.

Those eventually willing (or in the need) to get in touch with us, whatever the reason for, can still write to any of our e-mail addresses (info[at]minairons[dot]eu or lvilalta[at]minairons[dot]eu for instance), because they're fully active and working. We can of course take eventual orders using e-mail, too. And last, those among you accustomed to using eBay portal will perhaps greet to know that Minairons does run an eBay store comprising a great deal of our own products, whose URL is stores.ebay.es/Minairons-miniatures.

Believe me I'm consternated and so sorry for the eventual inconveniences this unexpected event might cause. I'll do all my best to restore Minairons website as soon as possible.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

1/72 Female casualties preview

Some time ago, I started musing on further developing the SCW 20mm figures range by giving higher priority to accessory small sets, besides of just making large fighting troops sets. One of the accessory sets I had in mind was a small range of casualty figures, covering most (if not all) the troops types already produced. The first such set I commissioned had to be devoted to dead/injured Militia women --a commission that in my mind compulsorily had to be taken by the same artist who sculpted the Militiawomen, so as to preserve an alike feeling and look.

Well, the matter is that I've been delivered right today some pictures on the ultimate sculpts by Angel Terol; please take a glance on them and feel free to post your comments at regard:

As you can see, set is to comprise 4 figures in different, quite dramatical poses. Two of them are meant to lie dead or unconscious, while the other two are showing a lighter wound level.

After some talk with the sculptor, we agreed the figures to be made with their stand apart, so as to allow him to sculpt the figures entirely from all around. Stands are quite thin actually, and enjoy small fitting holes so as to allow figures easy fixing to them. I guess this will also please you users!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1/72 Landesa tank released

We've just made available another 1/72 scale tracked fighting vehicle --the little known Landesa tank, one the first Spanish attempts to produce a tank of their own, back in the late 1920s.

As usual among us, ultimate model kit is quite simple, easy to build --for it just consists of three main resin parts, complemented by a hard plastic MG. It has been priced at €10.95 and can be already found in the Interwar page of our webstore. As you can see thorugh the image below, this model shared chassis and running gear with the Landesa tractor it was based on, as well as with the later Trubia-Naval tank.

Perhaps some of you might wonder why we have labeled this AFV as an Interwar one, instead of SCW. The fact is that, despite up to two of them fought in the first stages of war (around Oviedo town, one on each side), it had been used in action before --during the 1934 Asturias Revolution, to be precise.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

1/72 Painted Requeté Militia

I'm pleased to show you some eye candy on a sample of our 20GEF025 Requeté Militia 20mm figure set, as masterly painted by José A. Bustamante:

Wish you like them as much as I do!