Friday, September 30, 2022

1:100 Hispano Suiza T60 "Torpedo"

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We've just released a further Spanish Civil War vehicle in 1:100th scale - the iconic Hispano Suiza "Torpedo" bus, several variants of which were extensively used as a transport by the Spanish Republic's Assault Guards police.

This new model kit is born thanks to our patronage to Panzer Printer Ukrainian designer through Patreon; it is sold as a single piece DLP 3D-printed miniature, so requiring no assembly at all.

Hispano Suiza "Torpedo" bus is already available on Minairons website.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

1:144 Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter

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I'm happy to share our latest 1:144th scale Spanish Civil War aircraft --the iconic Messerschmitt Bf-109 "Emil", that fought either under Condor Legion squadrons and Franco's Air Force, soon becoming the backbone of the Nationalist air superiority over Spanish skies.

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Born thanks to the co-operation with Plane Printer designer through Patreon, this new model kit is sold in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed miniature, so requiring no assembly at all. Box reverse includes a painting schema and markings guide.

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It is already available at Minairons' website. Hope you like it!

Friday, September 16, 2022

15% de descompte Reus 2022

(Catalan language version)

Com ja vaig comentar uns dies enrere, enguany no podré muntar a les XXIX Jornades de Reus una paradeta de dimensions adequades sinó una de molt petita, degut a les activitats que hi duré a terme durant tot el cap de setmana.

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Per a mitigar aquesta mancança, ofereixo a tots els assistents la possibilitat d'adquirir productes de Minairons directament al nostre web, gaudint l'habitual descompte del 15% i sense despeses de tramesa - en el benentès que la comanda serà recollida a l'estatge de La Palma, en el decurs de les jornades.

El procediment a seguir és el següent:

1) Quan hàgiu finalitzat la compra i vulgueu fer-ne el checkout, introduïu el codi promocional "REUS2022" a la casella inferior dreta de la pantalla i premeu el botó "afegir" (fletxa vermella a la imatge següent):

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Veureu que immediatament després hom us hi aplicarà el 15% de descompte de forma automàtica (veure a la imatge següent l'abans i el després).

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Més endavant del procés de checkout, no escolliu tramesa per "Correos" sinó per "Minairons HQ" (cercle vermell a la imatge següent), i això us eliminarà automàticament les despeses de tramesa.

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Aquest descompte és vàlid fins el 15 d'Octubre, però en comandes posteriors al 30 de Setembre ja no s'hi aplicarà correu gratis, per la impossibilitat de lliurar-vos la comanda en mà.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Activitats previstes a Reus 2022

Aquestes són les activitats que Minairons portarà a les XXIX Jornades de Reus, els propers 1 i 2 d'Octubre:

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Never Going Home RPG
Joc de rol de terror i acció ambientat en la 1ª Guerra Mundial, publicat en anglès per Wet Ink Games, i traduït al castellà per Cursed Ink.
Data i hora: dissabte 16 h. 10 h.
Durada prevista: 3 - 4 hores
Nombre de jugadors: màxim 5
Requisits: jugadors/es majors d'edat (pot haver-hi escenes de gran cruesa, violència explícita i llenguatge rude)
Llengua: el DJ utilitzarà el català; els materials de suport són en català

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Galleys & Galleons
Joc de guerra naval amb miniatures, de la prolífica companyia italo-ucraïnesa Ganesha Games.
Tema de les partides: diferents demostracions ràpides de combat entre vaixells de vela, galeres mediterrànies i més.
Data i hora: dissabte 10 h. 16 h.
Durada prevista: 1 - 2 hores per partida
Nombre de jugadors: 2 per partida
Requisits: preferible que estiguin acostumats al joc amb miniatures
Llengua: indiferent, però els materials de suport són en català

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Bag the Hun
Joc de guerra aèria amb miniatures, publicat en anglès per la cèlebre companyia britànica Too Fat Lardies, autora de jocs tan coneguts com Chain of Command.
Tema de les partides: dues partides consecutives, ambientades a la Guerra Civil Espanyola; primer una escaramussa introductòria entre biplans, i després una gran batalla entre Messerschmitts i Mosques.
Data i hora: diumenge 10 h.
Durada prevista: 3 - 4 hores
Nombre de jugadors: 2 o 4
Requisits: preferible que estiguin acostumats al joc amb miniatures
Llengua: indiferent, però els materials de suport són en català

Podria haver-hi inscripció prèvia; es recomana contactar amb l'organització per a esbrinar-ho.

Monday, September 12, 2022

New WSS Portuguese flags

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Our War of Spanish Succession infantry colours range has just expanded again, with a new set of Portuguese flags now - in 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th scales altogether.

They all are already available at Minairons' website. Hope you like them!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Reus 2022 (**)

(**Spanish language version)

A Minairons miniatures nos complace confirmar asistencia y participación a las próximas XXIX Jornadas de rol y estrategia que organizará la Asociación de Jugadores y Jugadoras de Rol de Reus (AJJRR) en las instalaciones municipales de La Palma, los próximos días 1 y 2 de octubre.

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Como novedad, este año aportaremos diversos juegos de participación y/o demostración, tanto de wargame con miniaturas como de rol (uno distinto para cada sesión: sábado mañana, sábado tarde y domingo mañana). Estamos pendientes de la organización per saber qué horarios se nos asignan, y entonces los daremos a conocer públicamente.

Ahora bien, estas activitades públicas nos requerirán un nivel de atención incompatible con atender un puesto de venta de las dimensiones de años precedentes, así que éste será mucho más reducido que otras veces. Sin embargo, estamos preparando una alternativa del estilo "collect & pick up", que os permitirá hacer pedido online en nuestra web (con los descuentos habituales y libre de gastos de correo, com si compráseis allí mismo), y pasar a recogerlo en mano durante las Jornadas.

¡Más detalles en breve!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Reus 2022 (*)

(*English language version)

We at Minairons miniatures are pleased to confirm our attendance to the upcoming XXIX RPG and Strategy Days to be organized by Reus' Association of Role Playing Gamers at the municipal facilities of La Palma, on the next 1 and 2 October.

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As a novelty, this year we will be present on both days; and we're going to run some participation and/or demo games, both miniature wargaming and roleplaying related (a different one each session: Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning). We are awaiting timelines and schedules from the organizers, and then we will let you know these.

However, such public activities will require a level of attention likely incompatible with attending to a sales point the magnitude of previous years; so this will be smaller than other times. Do not worry, however, because we are preparing an alternative consisting of kind of a "collect & pick up" option, that should allow you to order whatever desired (enjoying the usual in-convention discount and postage costs free - as if you were actually buying there), and collect it by hand during the convention.

More details coming soon!

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(Catalan language version)

A Minairons miniatures ens complau confirmar la nostra assistència i participació a les properes XXIX Jornades de rol i estratègia que organitzarà l'Associació de Jugadors i Jugadores de Rol de Reus a l'equipament municipal de La Palma, els propers dies 1 i 2 d'Octubre.

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Com a novetat, enguany hi serem presents ambdós dies; i hi aportarem diversos jocs de participació i/o demostració, tant de wargame amb miniatures com de rol (un de diferent per cada sessió: dissabte matí, dissabte tarda i diumenge matí). Estem pendents dels organitzadors per saber quins horaris ens seran assignats, i aleshores us ho comunicarem públicament.

Nogensmenys, aquestes activitats ens requeriran un nivell d'atenció incompatible amb atendre una parada de venda de la magnitud d'anys precedents; aquesta serà, per tant, molt més reduïda que altres cops. No us amoïneu, però, perquè estem preparant una alternativa consistent en una mena de "collect & pick up", que us permetrà comandar allò que vulgueu al nostre web (gaudint del descompte habitual i sense despeses de correu, com si compréssiu allà mateix), i passar-ho a recollir en mà durant les Jornades.

Més detalls en breu!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

1:144 Polikarpov I-16 fighter

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We're expanding our range of 1:144th scale Spanish Civil War aircraft as fast as possible, this week with a real must for any respectable Republican force - the legendary Polikarpov I-16 fighter (nicknamed 'Mosca' by the Republicans and 'Rata' by the Nationalists). This was the first operational low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear, so introducing a revolution in fighter aircraft design.

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Model kit itself is sold in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed model, so requiring no assembly at all. It is inclusive of a pilot bust seated in cockpit.

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This new model is born thanks to the co-operation with Plane Printer designer through Patreon, as already explained before.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

1:72 Barbastro tank released

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It's finally available our latest announced Spanish Civil War AFV model in 1:72nd scale - the Barbastro tank, a handcrafted behemoth locally built in the Aragonese town where the thing takes its name from.

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Model kit itself consists of just 8 parts, cast mainly in high quality resin - hull, tracks and turret along with its hatches, besides of a couple of white metal Hotchkiss MGs.

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As said, this new addition to range is already available at Minairons website. Hope you like it!

Friday, August 5, 2022

1:144 Heinkel He-51 fighter

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As already announced a few weeks ago, we're expanding rapidly our 1:144th scale SCW aircraft range, thanks to our patronage on Plane Printer designer through Patreon. Our latest model in this range is Heinkel He-51, supplied to Spanish Nationalists by Nazi Germany at the very start of SCW.

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Aircraft itself is sold in box as a single piece DLP 3D-printed model, so requiring no assembly. Model design is inclusive of a pilot bust seated in cockpit.

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Besides of the ultimate 1:144th model itself, our Heinkel He-51 website page website also shows a direct link to Plane Printer’s own 1:200th scale product page on Patreon, for if someone wants to have it printed by him(her)self.

Friday, July 29, 2022

1:72 Barbastro tank preview

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I'm excited to share with you a sample of what's going to be our next Spanish Civil War 1:72nd scale AFV - the obscure, massive Barbastro tank!

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Despite its larger than average size for a lightly armed tank, model kit is consisting of just six main parts, so standing still as a fast assembly one. Model is complete now, only awaiting before release a decision about weaponry to be taken.

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The upcoming release of this new model will serve us to celebrate Minairons 10th Anniversary, that happens to be this very Summer! A huge thank you to everyone who has placed their trust in us. We hope to keep deserving that trust.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Bugatti type 59 racer, now in 1:72

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Just as announced some weeks ago, the 1:72nd scale version of Bugatti type 59 vintage racer is available for purchase now.

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Unlike its 1:100th scale sister, which is 3D-printed in one single piece, this larger version is resin cast and consists of just five parts --main hull and four wheels, besides of a white metal driver.

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Our complete 1:72nd scale racing cars range can be checked on this page of Minairons website.

Monday, July 18, 2022

More Spanish naval flags

We've just released three new sets of Age of Sail 1:600th scale naval ensigns that span for over three centuries of Spain's history: those of 17th century merchants, 18th century East Indies and 19th century Navy. After these mentioned additions, our collection is now inclusive of seven different flag sheets solely from Spain - for a total of nearly 60 sheets belonging to a growing selection of seafaring nations, from late 16th century to Napoleon's times!

If curious, please check our current naval flags listing.

Monday, July 4, 2022

1:100 Bugatti type 59 racer

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I'm glad to share our latest 1:100 scale Grand Prix racer release - that of the iconic Bugatti type 59 French racing car. This is our first DLP 3D-printed model in this range, so it's produced in one single piece - no assembly required, then. It can be already purchased from Minairons miniatures website.

Here below you have a painted sample from my own collection (not my best photo taking job, admittedly):

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Its 1:72 scale version is nearly ready, too. Release is scheduled for within this month of July.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

WSS Savoy I.R. flags and guide

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Our War of Spanish Succession infantry flag set ranges keep expanding at a steady pace - at all scales altogether. This time, we've added to collection the flags of a further Two Crowns' Spanish unit: Savoy I.R., another senior regiment in the Spanish Army of that time.

Along with the individual Savoy I.R. sheets in 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th that you can see in the photo above, we've also released a 3-unit flag sheet in 1:144th scale too, that contains the colours of Lombardy, Seas of Naples and Savoy Infantry Regiments.

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

Thursday, June 16, 2022

1:72 Bugatti type 59 preview

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I'm happy to share with you the ultimate production model of our sixth Grand Prix vintage racer at 1:72nd scale - the famous Bugatti type 59, whose releasing is scheduled for this very month of June. It consists of just 5 parts (hull and wheels, all them resin cast), besides of a white metal driver.

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Its 1:100th scale version is due for release soon, too - next month as late!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

1:144 Nieuport 52 ready printed

As an average, 3D prining machines still require a good deal of maintenance and skills - at such extent that some say that 3D printing is a hobby in itself; so perhaps not everyone everywhere is ready to have a 3D printer at home yet.

However, the fact is that every day there are more and more digital designers of 3D models and figures for printing - and many of these are noticeably improving their excellence. Their models are usually designed to be printed out ready to paint, with very little assembly if any - a big advantage over conventional multi-part models, admittedly.

This is not a passing fashion, but a consolidating trend.

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What are we meaning?

Rather than competing the trend with conventional multi-part products, we've thought it best to join forces with a few such innovators through Patreon, to help some of our ranges grow with their creations while supporting their job.

One of the designers we’ve selected is Plane Printer, who's creating 20th century aircraft models compatible with BRS (so pre-designed to 1:200th scale). From now on, we’ll be re-sizing his products into 1:144th scale and ready printing them, within our own SCW aircraft range. Besides of the ultimate 1:144 model itself, our website will also show a direct link to Plane Printer’s own product page on Patreon, for if someone wants to have it printed by him(her)self.

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The model we've chosen as a start is Nieuport 52 fighter, a pretty ubiquitous early war aircraft. It is sold in box as a one piece DLP 3D-printed model, retailing at €8.22 (+VAT where applying) so cheaper than our multi-part resin & metal models.

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Time will tell if we got the diagnosis right, so as to even go deeper into the experience with new WWII and Interwar aircraft models – or if otherwise it was the mistake of my life! As an old Catalan saying says, qui no arrisca, no pisca ("who dares not, does not fish").

Thursday, June 2, 2022

WSS Busquets' I.R. flags and guide

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I'm happy to announce release of a further set of War of Spanish Succession infantry flags at 1:100th, 1:72nd and 1:56th scales altogether. The set we've launched today comprises two flags attributed to an Austro-catalan regiment, that of Col. F. Busquets aka Mitjans. Worth to be said that much of what is known about this particular regiment belongs to educated speculation, based more on local folk-lore than on factual data. Scholars have even pointed toward a third alternative flag - the St. George Cross one, like that of General Deputation I.R. (GSC001).

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Just as usual, we've published a PDF guide on the subject for free download, gathering all the scarce information on this regiment currently known.

Friday, May 27, 2022

1/600 Chinese War Junk

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I'm pleased to share our latest 1:600 scale Age of Sail ship model release - today, a Chinese warship from Ming and Qing dynasties period, modeled after a Fú Chuán type warship (福船). Such kind of large vessels served as escorts in the famous Zheng He's Treasury Fleet expeditions around the Indian Ocean and beyond.

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Model itself consists of a high quality resin hull as well as five white metal parts for masts and sails. Kit also includes by default a set of Qing Chinese ensigns and flags.

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This new model kit retails at €12.36 (+VAT where applying).

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Vallejo products sale!

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From today May 21st to the 31st, all Vallejo products we're currently stocking will be 35% off!

Promotion applies both to Model Color paints and Toray synthetic brushes range, until the end of month or stocks are over.

Don't miss the chance to get re-supplied now at Minairons website!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Persian naval flags bunch

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We've devoted this week's releases to the Persian Navy in the Age of Sail, with two new flag sets comprising ensigns and minor flags from both Safavid and Afsharid dynasties (late 16th to late 18th centuries). Worth to be remarked that the white background ensigns are fully interchangeable from one period to the other, because a white flag with a red sabre was the traditional Persian war ensign. Otherwise, coloured flags are own and exclusive of each dynasty (green for Safavids, yellow and striped for Afsharids).

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It was also scheduled a third release, devoted to Persian Gulf trader flags in the Age of Sail - as you can see above. However, a small latest hour issue has prevented us from releasing this set alongside with the other two. Anyway, as such issue is to be solved within a few days, we have chosen to make it available too - under pre-order status.

All three sets can be already acquired from our www.minairons.eu website.