Monday, March 30, 2020

Covid-19 update

Following orders issued yesterday March 29th 2020 by the Spanish Government regarding confinement and non-essential activities shutdown, our www.minairons.eu website will remain temporarily closed for 2 weeks' time, as our eBay store as well.

We expect to reopen next April 10th 2020 - gods willing! In the meanwhile, please keep in touch and stay safe.

Any further change will be eventually announced right here, in this blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Maserati 8CTF racer

Here you have the latest addition to our 1/72 scale Grand Prix range, Maserati 8CTF. Just as the four previous models, this is an overall simple model kit consisting of just seven high quality resin parts (main body, wheels and axles), complemented by a white metal driver.

It's already available as a blister kit in our webstore. A 1/100 scale version of it is expected to come along this year too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion flags

I'm happy to present you the latest addition to our Spanish Civil War flag ranges at either 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales: those of Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, a mainly Canadian unit belonging to the ever glorious XVth International Brigade.

Our ever growing SCW flag listing currently comprises the following sets: 1:100 or 15mm, 1:72 or 20mm, and 1:56 or 28mm. All them are presented as DIN A7 sized paper sheets with three textured flags each.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

New 1:100 and 1:72 Harley-Davidson Flathead

Please allow me a few words to explain my long lasting silence of the last weeks. Last month, my wife suffered an accident by which she got her left ball joint broken into pieces, after slipping on a wet pavement and falling to ground with so a bad luck that all her (otherwise light) weight struck violently onto her left knee. Such unfortunate accident has left me with little time free for anything else than taking your kind orders, so nearly no other noticeable activity from Minairons has been observed for one long month. She's recovering fast and in good shape though, so I'm currently feeling pretty optimistic --despite she's going to require intensive care for a while still, so my own activity isn't going to retake a regular rate for some weeks yet.

While awaiting the moment to resume a regular activity, let me show you a latest hour addition to our 1:100th and 1:72nd scales SCW ranges: Harley-Davidson Flathead motorcycle, a vehicle widely used in Spain --especially by the Assault Guards but also by other Republican regular units.

This is in fact the vehicle-only version of a rider-bike set already released both in 1:100th and 1:72nd scales some time ago, thus allowing to users the chance to use the motorcycle separately from a rider, for their own purposes. The 15mm version blister comprises two motorbikes while just one the 20mm version --both inclusive of optional stands, and both selling at €2.95 the blister.

More exciting news are awaiting their turn to be released. Please keep tuned!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Upcoming Trubia A4 tank

I'm proud to announce what is going to be our first Spanish Civil War AFV of 2020, the Trubia A4 tank (also known as Trubia 75HP), in 1:72nd scale. A first batch of models will be produced this winter, so I expect to release it soon, by late Winter or early Spring.

This new model comes to complete our Trubia series, all whose member can be seen in the picture above - along with a Renault FT-17 for size comparison.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

New 1:144 Breguet Br. XIX light bomber

I'm happy to show you our first release of 2020, a new 1:144th scale SCW aircraft this time. It's the renowned Breguet Br. XIX, a light bomber and reconnaissance biplane aircraft that is a real must for virtually any interwar, SCW and early WWII setting.

Following our customary practice, model itself is quite easy to build, for it consists of just 9 finely cast, high quality resin parts - besides of white metal pilot and gunner kindly supplied by Peter Pig. Breguet Br. XIX boxed set also includes a decal sheet that includes markings for both SCW sides, as well as for a WWII Greek aircraft.

Hope you friends find this to be a good start for this 2020 new year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

1:600 English East Indiaman flags

We've just made available a new set of Age of Sail flags, this time devoted to the English East India Company and the ensigns its ships flew until the 1707 Union Act.

Our Age of Sail flags collection currently consists of 23 sheets covering 8 maritime nations, for a period extending from early 17th to late 18th centuries (besides of two ruthless pirates too!). It stands as an ideal complement not only to our own 1/600 scale ships range, but also to similar products from brands such as Skytrex, Peter Pig, Warlord's Black Seas or the upcoming Firelock's Oak & Iron boxed game.

Friday, November 15, 2019

New Kugelpanzer

I'm proud to present you a new range of weird, futuristic and/or unusual WWII vehicle model kits, born as a collaboration project between Minairons miniatures and ResinLab models. By this agreement, our brands are going to develop jointly that new range - keeping ResinLab for itself the original 1/35th scale version, while Minairons is to commercialize as own its 1/72nd version.

As a first result of such collaboration (ideally involving soon a third brand and a couple of scales else), I'm happy to show you our first joint release: the quite mysterious Kugelpanzer, a small spheric German AFV - only one sample of which is known, captured by the Red Army in Manchuria and currently kept at Kubinka Museum. Here below you have one such 1/72 Kugelpanzers masterly assembled and painted by HeresyBrush:

Both ResinLab's 1/35 and Minairons' 1/72 versions can be found at Minairons' website.