Friday, April 30, 2021

New L3/33 Carro Veloce boxed set

We've got already available a further 1:72 scale SCW boxed set, that of the italian L3/33 Carro Veloce tankette. It can be found at the following page of our website:

Each box contains two resin AFV model kits --the one destined to build as a regular tankette with twin MGs, while the other intended to build as a flamethrower tank, with its propellant trailer; besides, set also contains the two crewmen you can see in pictures, sculpted by Xan.

Both vehicles can also be acquired separately as "reinforcements", under codes 20GER011 and 20GER044.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

WSS Austrophile Infantry preview

I'm pleased to share the next couple of War of Spanish Succession 1/72 scale figure sets we've scheduled, now devoted to Charles Habsburg's infantry of the line.

As you can see in pictures, this upcoming release is to consist of two 4-figure sets --the one of musketeers, while the other one comprises officer, drummer, flag bearer and NCO.

We expect to release them before Summer, to be shortly afterwards followed by similar Two Crowns Spanish sets.

Friday, April 23, 2021

New Age of Sail flag sets

Our 1/600 scale Age of Sail ranges keep growing at a steady pace, now with the addition of three new 17th and 18th centuries naval flag sets. One of them is dedicated to the Royal Scots Navy between 1630 and 1707, while the other two are intended to cover Hindustan waters scenarios with a couple of sets related to the Mogul/Mughal Empire and the Maratha Confederation.

After these new releases, our Age of Sail collection now provides for thirty-four flag sets of up to sixteen 17th century nations, as well as those of another nine 18th century ones. In the next months we're going to gradually increase the releases related to this latter period.

Friday, April 9, 2021

New 1/600 Xebec

Our Age of Sail range has just been increased with a new model ship, that of a xebec - a kind of medium vessel that populated the Mediterranean sea between 16th and 19th centuries. Although probably born as a humble fishing boat powered by either lateen sails or oars, soon its design was modified and optimized for different purposes, from trade to privateering and pirate fighting. Late 18th century larger war xebecs could reach 680 tons and carry up to 38 guns.

This new boxed kit is that of a small xebec with 12-14 guns, used for either coastguarding or privateering. It comprises a high quality resin hull and white metal rigging and a convenient Barbary corsair flags set. As it can be seen by the picture above, it consists of just eight parts.

Xebecs are usually associated to Barbary privateers, and that's why our boxed set includes an appropriate corsair flag sheet. However, it can be used by virtually any mediterranean nation with similarly warlike purposes.

Here above you can see one of our xebecs, masterly assembled and painted by Minis, My Way youtuber.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Some WSS related news

I've just released a further PDF booklet on the War of the Spanish Succession, this one a little larger than the 1 or 2 pages uniform guides I've been publishing so far. Under the title of "Notes on Philip V's Infantry Flags", this new 6 pages booklet deals with the evolution of Two Crowns' Spanish Infantry Colours since the very early reign of Philip d'Anjou until the end of war. I hope this comprehensive (or so I think?) guide will help WSS aficionados to better understand Spanish flag patterns of this period, so poorly covered elsewhere. It's also intended to share the factual data and hypotheses behind my own reconstructions of them --all this, duely backed by a hopefully useful bibliographical listing.

With time, it's my aim to publish similar booklets on Austrophile Spanish (or Austro-Catalans, name them at will) and Portuguese flags too. Hope this initiative is to be welcome!

I've also taken advantage of this publication for releasing a new set of Two Crowns Spanish Infantry flags --now those of the renowned Castile Infantry Regiment, formerly known as Old Purples Tercio. As usual, those flag sets have been released in 1/100, 1/72 and 1/56 scales altogether. Let me also comment that there are plans for boosting soon the 1/144 scale versions of all our collection too.

As it couldn't be otherwise, these releases above have been accompanied by a PDF painting guide devoted to Castile IR. All my PDF guides can be freely downloaded, as perhaps some of you already know.

And last but not least, our recently started 1/72 scale WSS figure range is going to see further releases quite soon. But let me keep some mystery around for a while...