Saturday, September 8, 2012

Partnership announcement

I am happy to publicly announce that, after several weeks of intense, stimulating discussion, Minairons miniatures has just concluded a durable partnership agreement with Falcata miniaturas, a well-known Spanish-based manufacturer of white metal miniatures.

combined logos

By the terms of such agreement, from now on Falcata will manufacture Spanish Civil War metal figures and resin vehicles in exclusive for Minairons, in those same scale ranges we are going to produce in plastic.

Not necessary, in my view, to detail the easily imaginable benefits achieved by both firms through such an agreement (you know: production costs, regular income, etc). Inversely, I would like to point you out the advantages it will report to the gaming community as a whole.

First of all, you'll experience a faster catalog growth rate than expected if production had been restricted to just plastic. Thus, Minairons miniatures will be able to surprise you (pleasantly, I guess) with new releases nearly every month. Either plastic or resin vehicles, or metal figures, even accessories and scenics!

T-26 screenshot

Secondly, we shall be able to take on virtually any SCW vehicle or figure, with almost no exceptions. So far, we couldn't even dream of seeing certain items in plastic --due to production costs and amounts. But now we'll become able to manufacture these in resin instead. Such is the case of the archetypal "tiznaos" improvised armour, or that of short-run tanks such as Euzkadi, Trubia, Barbastro or IGC Sadurní d'Anoia... Not to say about softskin vehicles!

IGC Sadurní d'Anoia

Finally, a new range of metal figures will be added to those existing so far. We honestly believe it positive to the gaming community as a whole --other manufacturers included! Because both the 15mm and 20mm already existing ranges have either experienced little evolution lately, or lacked enough representation, with too few brands in concurrence.

Fans of 28mm category might still feel a little disappointed after noticing our rather limited mention to them in this announcement. I beg you to understand, however, that these are also good news for them, because it makes a huge step forward in the consolidation of our humble firm. Such consolidation will allow us to feel ourselves strong enough to extend to 28mm too in a near future, as our intention still is.


Victor said...

This is very good news. Although Pendraken has an extensive range in 10mm you could also look at producing "tiznaos" and softskins in 10mm. You could also look at the SCW/Interwar aircraft that I posted on TMP, in 1/144, 15mm and 20mm.

Good luck with your joint venture.

Soldadets said...

Thanks for your appreciation, we'll have your suggestions into account --altough can't promise anything yet...

Anonymous said...

I like very much your designs. I hope they can get out at an accesible price or at a reasonable shipping cost. I is a pain to discover that good spanish miniatures come at a horrible shipping cost.

Good luck!

Soldadets said...

Thanks for your appreciations.

We'll try to do our best with regard to pricing --paying special attention to those other brands already selling this kind of stuff, such as Plastic Soldier Co. You can expect reasonable prices like these, then.

Shipping is quite of a different issue, however. Overseas shipping taxes aren't cheap in either direction --as a hobbyist, I've learnt that, everytime I get interested on an American product for instance, I must seek an UK or Continental distributor of it first!

Therefore, we shall hold an active policy of seeking good, reliable distributors abroad, in order to ease a wide access to our stuff. At this respect, we're already at work! Good news soon :)