Monday, January 14, 2019

New 15mm hermitage from Surus

We're proud to share the beautiful hermitage recently released by Surus Creations, that belongs to their 'Belchite' 15mm SCW scenery range.

This new resin model kit consists of just five parts with a detachable roof, as you can see below.

The 15mm 'St. Blaise Hermitage' retails at €15.95 and can be acquired on >Minairons website.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New 1:600 Naval Flags released

We've just made available three new sets of Age of Sail flags, related this time to the Republic of Venice, the Dutch East India Company up to 1660 and the (in)famous pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach --who operated around the Carolinas around 1716 to 1718.

Our Age of Sail flags collection, currently consisting of 22 sheets covering 8 maritime nations, for a period extending from early 17th to late 18th centuries (besides of two ruthless pirates too!), its an outstanding complement not only to our 1/600 scale ships range, but also to similar products from brands such as Skytrex, Peter Pig or the upcoming Firelock's Oak & Iron boxed game.

Such naval products range can be checked in this category of our website.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

WSS flags range launched

Just as announced some weeks ago, a first set of War of Spanish Succession 28mm flags has already been released, devoted to the catalan "Saint Eulalia" Infantry Regiment. This set stands as a DIN A7 sheet comprising both king's and regimental colours for the mentioned unit and can already be acquired from our website. This very same flagsheet has been edited for 15mm and 20mm too --albeit under a 3-months pre-order program. So that, depending on its final results, thse versions will be also paper printed, or otherwise commercialized as PDF files. They can be checked here: 20mm version and 15mm version, respectively.

That's not all though, for a second set is already on the way; this one devoted to the also catalan "General Deputation" Infantry Regiment --one of the senior units in Charles Habsburg's army. Once again, its 28mm version will be directly brought to printers while its smaller sisters have fallen into the above mentioned pre-order program. All them can be checked and eventually pre-ordered from the following links: 28mm version, 20mm version and 15mm version.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Abraham Lincoln Battalion flags

We've just made available a flagsheet containing some flags used by the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, a renowned unit in the 15th International Brigade whose militants were not only US Americans, but Mexicans, Argentinians and Cubans as well. Sheet comprises a battalion and two different company flags.

This new flagsheet has been released simultaneously in 1/56, 1/72 and 1/100 scales. Each one can be checked and eventually purchased following these links: 28mm version, 20mm version, 15mm version.

Friday, November 2, 2018

War of Spanish Succession flags

Those of you fond of 18th c. gaming know that several brands are already offering quite comprehensive ranges of flags in virtually all the scales this period is gamed in. Would it be any room for another one, then? So I think, indeed. The reason why is that very few of the existing collections (if any) do include the armies of the peninsular theatre itself: either the flags own to Philip V and Charles VI, or even the Portuguese ones.

Helping to fill such huge gap is my intended goal. Therefore, following the request of a customer, Minairons is about to start editing a thoroughful range of War of Spanish Succession (1701-1715) military unit flags.

We are planning to produce such flags as small DIN A7 sheets (as customary amongst us) comprising two flag designs --the King's colour and the Regiment's colour of one given unit each. Sets will be designed primarily for 15, 20 and 28mm altogether; with a door open to edit them later for 6 and 10mm too, depending on demand.

Once a given set is designed and edited, its 28mm version will be immediately taken to printshop and made available. Otherwise, the 20 and 15mm versions of it will be put in webshop under pre-order status, awaiting user orders on them; so that a range will be printed when is met a minimum number of requests on the sheets belonging to it. Provisionally, I've set that minimum to hundred (100) units.

If eventually a given range (15 or 20mm) does not meet such minimum after a period of time, then I'll resign taking it to printshop; anyway, I'll make the affected sheets available alike, but as a downloadable PDF instead. Let's suppose provisionally a 3 months' term for doing so.

As already commented above, I'm planning to leave room for reproducing the range in 6 and 10mm too, depending on your requests. On this matter, there are still some decisions around to be taken, affecting product format (printed paper? PDF? 6-10mm versions separate or combined? and so). Let's take some time to keep thinking around, still. Your comments at regard can be decisive.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Resuming SCW figures creation

As some were perhaps already aware, our 20mm SCW figures range experienced a sudden halt some months ago, due to health problems of its sculptor Juan Bautista --wo is also owner of Xan Miniatures and co-owner of Steel72 models. Despite the serious issue this could mean, I liked better to wait until he could get back to normal activity, rather than pushing forward the range using a different sculptor. It was a matter of trust. However, shortly ago Xan announced publicly on TMP to feel recovered enough to retake activity, to happiness of many --not solely that of mine, I dare to venture.

He has consequently started to release new miniatures under his own brand, and has restarted SCW work too. So he has finished the commissioned set of Italian crewmen for our L3/33 Carro Veloce tankette that you can see below:

Also, work has started on a new set that had been waiting for too long now: the 1/72 scale version of the Republican bike riders set that I had been able to make available in 15mm long ago. Here below you can see Xan's work on one of the two dispatch riders that will compose the set:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Upcoming Ship of the Line

I'm happy to show our upcoming 1:600 scale Ship of the Line, work on whose ultimate desig is over now.

Loosely based on the plans of an early 18th century Russian real ship, this new model can stand on tabletop as a 3rd or even a 2nd rate man-of-war --so being ideal for War of Spanish Succession, GNW, Turco-Venetian Wars or even golden age of piracy settings!

In the next weeks we'll 3d-print the design and start prototyping a master model --a job to include levelling it down to waterline, of course.

Monday, September 10, 2018

1/600 naval accessories released

We are pleased to present a new range of 1/600 scale naval accessories, aimed at helping users to customize their model ships --not just ours own, but those from others brands that are compatible with ours, like Skytrex's Triton range or Peter Pig's range #18.

Current releases comprise several rigging sets along with a matching mast --all in white metal. Pricing varies from €2.45 to €4.95.