Sunday, December 29, 2013

1/100 Polikarpov I-15, fully available

15GEA001 box contents
Happy to acknowledge you all that our Polikarpov I-15 kit is complete at last, once pilot cast and decals printed. You can see these latter in detail below:
As you can see, decals sheet includes not just basic national markings for Soviet and Spanish Republican service, but also the insignia for 3 different Spanish Republican Squadrons. A set of red-yellow-purple roundels has also been included in sheet for two main reasons: first, due to having read that some of the first I-15 arrived from USSR might have been marked in such livery; and secondly because 1/100 Republican roundels are so hard to find that many might consider it an added value in itself.
built I-15
built I-15
You can find this nice aircraft straightly at Minairons website, or alternatively ask for them to any of the traders in this linked list.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1:100 Hispano Suiza MC-36 released

15GEV008 box front
We're glad to publicly announce release of the 1/100th scale version of Hispano Suiza MC-36 armoured car, which consists of 13 resin main parts besides of a hard plastic MG for the standard round turret, as well as alternative hard plastic T-26 turret with separate hatchet.
15GEV008 box rear
Kit also includes a decalsheet with markings for several vehicles of both SCW sides. It's being sold by the one in a box at a RRP of € 8.95.
15GEV008 parts
You can find it since today at Minairons website.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

1/100 Grumman FF1/G23

While awaiting delivery of Polikarpov I-15 decals, as well as bringing into production its main rival, Fiat CR.32, allow me to show you a preliminary shot on the aircraft model following them right afterwards:
It's Grumman FF-1, a 1930s US biplane fighter --the first naval aircraft with retractable gear. As some of you perhaps know, close to 30 of its G-23 Canadian Car & Foundry variant were purchased by the Spanish Republic and fought in the Civil War --mainly performing patrolling duties over Catalonian and Andalusian waters. Not a matching rival to Nationalist fighters such as Fiat CR.32 or Messerschmitt Bf-109, it was nevertheless successfully used for land attack and dive bombing duties --and as such performed during the Ebro Battle.
Grumman G-23
Our model will have two alternative engine rings, thus allowing the kit to be built as an US FF-1 or a G-23. It's our aim to also complement set with a decals sheet with early US, RCAF and Spanish Republican markings, as usual. We have no deadline for its release yet, but we'd like to have it produced before next Summer --at 1/100 scale first, and 1/144 later.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Meet you at Hispania Wargames 2013!

We are happy to confirm our attendance to Hispania Wargames 2013 convention, this next weekend in the nearby of Málaga town (Andalusia, Spain).
HW 2013 poster
This one is perhaps the most important gaming convention currently being held in Spain, so we're excited at the prospective of getting in touch with visitors and attendants of such an outstanding event. Besides, we'll be carrying a number of each of our boxed sets, as well as some samples of 1/100 Heer46 and Zvezda, and 1/72 S-Model stuff --all to be sold there at a convenient 10% discount! Meet you next Saturday and Sunday at Hispania Wargames 2013, then!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Closer to a deadline

28GEV015 box front
Henschel Type 33 Truck, which is to be our second 1/56th model kit is closer to its release date. Here below you can see some captions on one such models, once painted by Daniel Rodríguez of Field Factory:
28GEV015 right side
28GEV015 left side
Not our easiest model, for it consists of around 20 parts --some of which have had to be cast in white metal for higher endurance, while those larger parts have been made in high quality resin.
28GEV015 assembly
Wish you like it not least than our Hispano Suiza MC-36 Armoured Truck!