Saturday, February 24, 2024

A further Foreign Legion preview

A few months ago I shared with you our first steps on a projected new 20mm figure set for Spanish Civil War - the Spanish Foreign Legion, a first batch of which was already shown in this installment. Their sculpting is complete now with a second batch making up for a full 15-figure set in total. Here you have a preview on these new greens:

While the first batch consisted entirely of fusiliers and a couple of NCOs, this second batch comprises two MG-13 Dreyse LMGs along with their crews and a few fusiliers else, a couple of which are prone.

Worth to be pointed out that, after some thought, in the end we decided to spare the tripod mounted MMG and gunner for a later set; thus replacing these with another kneeling figure firing a bipod mounted LMG instead - as you can see below.

This new 15-figure set is scheduled for release at some point between mid April and early May. However, I'm pondering whether to put them on sale before, in a pre-order regime with a bonus discount reward for early supporters - so helping me finance skyrocketing production costs. If so, would you support such pre-sale?

Monday, February 19, 2024

IMAM Romeo Ro.37bis biplane

The Italian made IMAM Romeo Ro.37bis warbird is a new addition to our Spanish Civil War 1:144 scale aircraft collection. Again, our Ro.37bis model is born thanks to the co-operation with Plane Printer designer via Patreon; it is a single piece DLP 3D-printed miniature, so requiring no assembly at all.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

WSS Queen's Own IR flags

I'm happy to share our latest product in the War of Spanish Succession flags ranges, in all scales. This consists of a paper sheet with the King's and Regiment's Colours belonging to the La Reina ("=Queen's Own") Infantry Regiment of Charles Habsburg's Army - released simultaneously in 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales. Also a fourth 1:144 scale sheet contains the Colours of three different Austrophile regiments (Catalan Guards, Ahumada and Queen's Own itself).

Alongside with the flag sheets above, a brief PDF painting guide on the subject has been released too - as customary. Hope you like it all!

Thursday, January 11, 2024

1:100 Vickers 105/22 howitzer

Our first release of 2024 consists of a 1:100th scale Vickers 105/22 howitzer. This was a Spanish Army standard field gun manufactured in Reinosa under license, using British 18 and 25 pounder carriages. As with most of Spanish ordnance, Vickers guns were divided among both sides at the outbreak of SCW, being used on all fronts.

Unlike its 1:72nd scale counterpart, which is white metal cast in several parts to be assembled, this new 15mm cannon is DLP 3D-printed as a single piece, so requiring no assembly at all.

It can be already orderd from our website.

Friday, December 22, 2023

English and British Naval flags

One last release before Christmas: three new 1:600 scale Age of Sail flag sets devoted to English and British ships along three different periods of History - with one set devoted to English traders prior to the Union Act with Scotland (1707), a second one devoted to the British East India Company between 1707 and 1801 and, lastly, a third one showing the Red Ensign from 1801 onwards.

BTW, this latter ensign was shared by merchant ships and Royal Navy's Red Squadron until 1864, when it was decreed its exclusive use by civil vessels - thus becoming the White Ensign a Royal Navy's exclusive and only flag. Such is the arrangement still in force as per today.

Happy Christmas to you all!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

WSS Seville Inf. Reg. flags

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I'm pleased to share a new addition to our War of Spanish Succession ranges at 1:100, 1:72 and 1:56 scales altogether. This consists of the flags of a further Two Crowns' Spanish unit: Seville I.R., prior to 1707 known as Tercio de Madrid or Colorados Viejos.

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

Saturday, November 11, 2023

1/600 Japanese Atakebune

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I'm pleased to share our latest 1:600 scale Age of Sail ship model release. Now it's been the turn for a Japanese warship from the Sengoku Jidai and early Edo periods - the fearsome Atakebune (安宅船). Conceived as floating fortresses, atakebunes were primarily used as formidable boarding platforms, with little ordnance on board - generally four cannons, or six at most.

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As for the model itself, it consists of a high quality cast resin hull completed by a set of seven 3D-printed alternative parts - oars sets, a couple of masts with unfurled sails, a laid down mast and two alternative on-deck housings. The kit is complemented by a flag sheet comprising a number of Tokugawa shogunate flags - that can also be purchased separately.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Legionaries preview

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Minairons miniatures' Spanish Civil War 20mm figure range has been finally resumed!

The first set we're approaching consists of 15 Foreign Legion figures in box; a first half of which are in an advanced sculpting stage already, as it can be seen by the picture above. This first handful of figures depicts two NCOs sporting SMGs and five riflemen in various fighting poses.

For this range to relaunch it has been required to find a capable and willing sculptor - the same one who already created our WSS range - replacing our previous sculptor, Xan Bautista. Due to this, some minor style differences can be expected, although we're committed to keep the highest internal consistence possible.

As a proof of this, here below you can see the upcoming sculpts compared to a couple of already existing Moroccan Regulars:

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Hope you like the new sculpts!