Saturday, April 29, 2017

SCW Basic Painting Guide 05: Requeté Militias

We've got available a new painting guide sheet, this time devoted to Requeté Carlist militias. As with previous publications of this series, the purpose of such sheet is no other than bringing a number of choices and possibilities to average painters from the humble point of view of another hobbyist like you --not aimed at obtaining masterly but just decent enough results. Please find it at our website free downloads section.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spanish galleon update

Apologies to all those interested on our announced range of 1/600 scale sailing ships for the silence we've kept on the matter lately. We've had to re-design thoroughly some features of model --nearly from the start. However, we can now consider its hull as completed --except for one side feature I'm going to explain below. But let's take a glance on the galleon's hull before.

As you can see, ship model shows two apparently odd features. First of all, we have decided to design two alternative bows under form of separate parts, so as to help give to the ultimate ship an earlier or later appearance. Following that same 'customizing friendly' core idea, we have also deviced two alternative sterns --a more archaic one with long open balconies, and another one more baroque-styled, with windowed galleries.

Now we are about to start masts design; most probably, we're going to draw two versions of each mast --the one with fully unfolded sails, the other one with partially folded rigging. So many variants and alternative parts are not intended for one single kit, naturally (it would be a real waste to produce a model with only one hull and a pair of every other part there!). Otherwise, the idea behind is being able to make two different model kits (let's say, an "Early Galleon" and a "Late Galleon"), with interchangeable parts so as to allow the building of 'hybrid' models, or allowing to customize an entire fleet of all slightly different ships, just from two different kits.

I am aware that so many comes and goes are slowing down the project, and I apologize to those among you with less patience. However, I honestly believe all these turns around are to be for good. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

1/100 IGC Sadurní tank, released!

I'm glad to announce the ultimate release by Minairons of a new Spanish Civil War AFV at 1/100 scale. This is IGC Sadurní Catalan tank, a beautiful little piece of armour we have launched in a 2-tanks boxed set also including a decals sheet at the price of €16.95.

As usual, model itself is quite easy to build; for it consists of just three resin main parts, besides of a hard plastic MG. One can build it in a few minutes, then.

here you have one such Sadurní tanks, built and superbly painted by Rubén Torregrosa aka HeresyBrush, that has been depicted between an UNL-35 armoured car and a Pz.Kpfw I ausf. A modificado tank.

Friday, April 7, 2017

1/72 Landesa improvised tank preview

I'm happy to show you the new piece of armour we shall release at 1/72 scale. This tank was improvised on Landesa tractor chassis and, despite a couple of them did see some action at Spanish Civil War outbreak, we're going to label it as an Interwar tank (20IGV003), due to having been first used during the 1934 Asturias Revolution. You can see the prototype of it at the picture above, with a Trubia-Naval Basque tank as background.