Thursday, May 25, 2023

Japanese warship preview


Minairons' upcoming Age of Sail model kit will be the Atakebune, a fearsome Japanese warship widely used during the convulse Sengoku Jidai and early Edo periods. Atakebunes can be considered floating fortresses rather than true, seaworthy warships, so they were used mainly in coastal actions. Although provided with sails, they were actually powered by oars in combat - and we're going to foresee both propulsion methods, as it can be seen below.


Model itself will consist of a hull main part, which is going to be resin cast, complemented by a number of optional accessories such as two alternative deck housings, both sitting and standing masts, and two oar rows. This will allow eventual users to personalize to taste their ships, as well as giving to them either a seafaring or fighting configuration.


For instance, here you have two alternative propulsion configurations using the same on-deck housing.


We expect to release the Atakebune at some point this Summer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

New Schneider 70/16 Mountain Gun


I've just released a new artillery piece for 1:72nd scale Spanish Civil War gaming - the ubiquitous Schneider 70/16 mountain gun. Despite its obsolescence by the outbreak of war, this light gun was intensively used by both sides on virtually all fronts.


Gun model itself is quite simple actually, for it consists of just three parts, as it can be seen in the picture above - thanks to being produced as a DLP 3D-printed model kit, so requiring very little assembly.

Monday, May 8, 2023

1:144 Messerschmitt Me-262


I'm pleased to share a further 1:144th scale aircraft model release; now the iconic Messerschmitt Me-262, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.


Just as previous models in this range, our Me-262 is born thanks to the co-operation with Plane Printer designer via Patreon. It retails in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed miniature, so requiring no assembly at all. Here's where it can be found: Minairons website's Me-262 page.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Ancien Régime to Empire: French ensigns

I'm pleased to share a new bunch of naval flags in 1:600th scale - this time, devoted to France and their evolution from Louis XIV period to the 1st Empire.

The new sheets comprise ensigns for 17th-18th centuries merchant ships, for an early Revolutionary man-of-war and lastly the flag set of French Navy between 1794 and 1815.

Friday, April 14, 2023

1:100 Ford AA pickup van


It is available now the 1:100th scale version of our Ford AA pickup van, as a DLP 3D-printed model.


This new version is even simpler than its 1:72nd scale counterpart, because it consists of just 2 parts - main body and cab roof.

Friday, April 7, 2023

WSS Brabant I.R. flags & guide


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

Along with the individual Brabant 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 Brabant, Castile and Jaen Infantry Regiments altogether.


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

Thursday, March 16, 2023

New WSS Spanish Infantry


I'm delighted to share with you a new release of War of the Spanish Succession 1/72nd scale white metal figures, now devoted to Bourbon Spanish Infantry of the Line. It consists of three main sets: musketeers, command group and grenadiers.


Each set comprises four different figures, as it can be seen in pictures.


Besides, flag bearers can be purchased separately - for those willing to assign more than just one flag bearer to their battalions.


Worth to be noted that, unlike what you can see in the pictures above, the flag bearer actually carries just the flag pole – paper flags can also be purchased separately.

Our range of WSS figures is fully compatible with the plastic ones from Zvezda. They are already available on our website.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

1:144 Curtiss P-36 'Hawk'


I'm happy to share our latest 1:144th scale aircraft model release; today it's the ubiquitous fighter Curtiss P-36 'Hawk', also known outside the US as Model 75 'Mohawk'. Just as previous models in this range, our 'Hawk' is born thanks to the co-operation with Plane Printer designer via Patreon. It retails in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed miniature, so requiring no assembly at all. Box reverse includes a brief painting guideline for French service.