Thursday, January 27, 2022

Bugatti type 59 preview

Bugatti

We've recently finished design stage of an iconic vintage racing car - the Bugatti type 59. In the next weeks we're going to 3D print some samples of it at both 1:72nd and 1:100th scales for testing purposes. While its larger version will consist of a few parts (hull, two axes and four wheels, all them resin cast), we're going to test if its smaller version can be produced as a single part just by 3D printing it.

Bugatti

After nearly 10 years of running Minairons Miniatures, lately I've become quite reluctant to give a precise schedule for new releases (given the high degree of uncertainties I've usually experienced before), but I think it reasonable now to expect it to be released over the first half of this year.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

More Age of Sail flags released

Ensigns

We at Minairons miniatures have just released three new sets of flags, devoted to Age of Sail ships from Safavid Persia, Papal States and the Kingdom of Prussia. After these additions, our 17th century range of naval flags ascends now to 39 sets belonging to 21 different seafaring nations; while its 18th century sister has grown to 14 additional sets - some of which are compatible with the preceding ones.

Both ranges are listed on this page of Minairons News blog.

More to come soon!

Thursday, December 23, 2021

New Moroccan mortar team

20GEF403

We've already made available a further set of 20mm SCW figures. What we've released now is a 81mm Valero mortar along with its Moroccan Regulares team - which, as you can see by the pictures below, consists of three different crewmen superbly sculpted by Leonid Primachenko.

20GEF403

New set retails at €4.95, just as the rest of our standard figure packs, and is available right now from our website.

Valero

Enjoy a happy Christmas day, as well as an exciting 2022 New Year!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

War of the Spanish Succession Infantry painting video

We're happy to share this YouTube video below, recorded by a gaming mate, which shows the painting process of a Minairons miniatures WSS Austrophile Infantry set, along with its command group. I hope you like it as much as we do!

Don't forget to like and subscribe to this IMHO exciting channel!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

1:600 scale Polacre sneak peek

I'm pleased to share what is going to be our next Age of Sail ship model, an 18th century polacre (also known as polacca). These ships were kind of an evolution from xebecs, primarily designed to outperform these. Polacres most tipically displayed a lateen sail on fore mast while full rigging on main and mizzen masts.

Our polacre model is to have the high quality resin hull you can see in pictures, complemented with white metal masts and sails (pictures just show their 3d-printed masters, that are going to be brought to foundry soon).

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

More WSS Portuguese Infantry flags

I've just released a further set of War of Spanish Succession flags, in 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th scales altogether as usual. This time, one of the most commonly depicted variants on the Portuguese 1701 pattern flags.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

WSS McAuliffe Inf. Regt. flags

It's now available a further set of War of Spanish Succession flags, in 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th scales altogether as usual. Now it's been the turn for one of the jacobite Irish units in Bourbon Spanish service - the McAuliffe Infantry Regiment, perhaps better known by its later Ultonia name (Ultonia standing for Ulster county).

Along with the flag sheets, I've also released a PDF painting guide devoted to that very same Infantry Regiment. All my PDF guides can be freely downloaded, as perhaps some of you already know.

Friday, October 1, 2021

1937 Chevrolet AAC, just ready!

Once back from a short vacation in the Pyrenees, I'm happy to share some preliminary views on what is going to be our next Spanish Civil War AFV release, both in 1:100th and 1:72nd scales - the ubiquitous 1937 Chevrolet armoured car!

As usual, these will be fast assembly model kits consisting of a main body for hull, and separate parts for wheels, headlights, turret and hull MG. Some of these pieces will be resin cast while others will be hard plastic or DLP 3D-printed.

As an aside note, this can be a really enjoyable model due to the number of adaptations and modifications suffered over their long service life - longer than one would expect from a start!

While still in SCW, some where fitted 45mm gun turrets cannibalized from T-26 tanks or BA-6 ACs. But then, once the Republic was defeated, a lot of Chevies fled to France; most were pressed into french service, either under their original liveries and weaponry, or with newly assigned camo schemes and armament. Later, after the fall of France, the germans took over all those Chevies still serviceable and pressed them into their own service, duely repainted in Panzergrau and dispatched to the Russian front, either with their existing weapons, or performing new roles such as troop carriers or turretless anti-aircraft platforms.

Plentiful of info and pictures at regard in Tanks Encyclopaedia. Enjoy!