Monday, October 9, 2017

New 1:100th armoured trucks from Peter Pig

Peter Pig has just released up to four new 'tiznao' armoured trucks: MTM Nº2, Hispano Suiza 3T6, Constructora Field and Somua-Naval (from left to right in the picture below).

They're already available on Peter Pig website; besides, I have listed them for pre-order at Minairons site too.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

XVII Century English Naval Flags

Our recently started 1:600 scale Age of Sail Naval Flags range keeps growing, now by the addition of three new sets devoted to the English Navy between 1630 and 1707.

Many of the mast flags chosen are interchangeable to some extent from one Squadron ship to another, while the Royal Standard we've reproduced is that one of Stuart's dynasty. All three are already available at our website, as usual.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Strike End

Not having been issued any slogan for a strike elongation by controlling trade unions (CCOO and UGT), civic associations or political parties of Catalonia (except some minority unions still claiming for an indefinite strike), I am happy to end Minairons strike too.

Therefore, our website will be operational again by midnight of today, Tuesday 3/10/2017. That is, in about half an hour's time.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Minairons on Strike

After the massive, disproportionate, brutal agressions suffered yesterday by hundreds of thousands pacifical, non-violent Catalan citizens at hands of Spanish police and Civil Guard, under excuse of preventing a referendum poll to be performed, the country's main trade unions and social entities have convoked a ONE-DAY STRIKE for tomorrow --a strike subsceptible to become an INDEFINITE GENERAL STRIKE depending on the events to happen in the next few days.

Minairons Miniatures is going to shut doors down too, as a sign of repulse toward the exorbitant repression suffered by citizens regardless of their age or sex (in one case at least, particularly cruel aggressions due precisely to her sex and age). We are plainly unwilling to stand working as if nothing had happened. That of yesterday was enough.

Therefore, we shall stop all professional activity and cease processing orders, responding to customers, traders or suppliers or developing new projects. We honestly hope the strike isn't going to last more than a single day, but are determined to keep doors shut down if a strike elongation is decreed.

We humbly apologize for this to all our friends and beg their comprehension. It's a matter of dignity as citizens of a supposedly western civilized, democratic country that has unmasked itself.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Harley Davidson Flathead

We've already 3D-printed prototypes of the Harley Davidson Flathead motorcycle, at 1:100th and 1:72nd scales altogether --and have even resin cast a handful of both, for the pilot sculptors to have samples at hand. Please watch what they look like:

As for its smaller version, we are now in the process of prospecting a well-known British company to reach some kind of agreement or joint venture production, on the basis that Minairons would furnish the bike prototypes while the other brand would provide for riders. If such agreement was met, bikes and riders would then be cast as a single piece, accordingly to the usual practice of that brand.

Otherwise, riders for its 1:72 version would be cast apart by one of our usual sculptors (Xan or Angel Terol), depending on each one's availability and agenda. Bike itself might be cast as resin or white metal indifferently in this case.

Monday, September 25, 2017

1/144 Breguet Br.XIX progress

After having been halted for longer than desired, we've recently decide to push forward the 1/144 scale version of Breguet Br.XIX, a 2-seat bomber and reconnaissance aircraft that was standard to the Spanish Air Force in the 1920s and early 1930s. Here below you have a caption of a master model of it, at the start of casting process --the other aircaft to its side is a Fiat CR.32 master model, ready for another production batch.

We expect to release it within current year, accompanied by a decals sheet with markings suitable for both SCW sides. We shall price it the same as other aircrafts in the range, most probably.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Painted 1/72 casualties

I'm pleased to show you our 20mm Militia Female Casualties, once painted by the talented artist José A. Bustamante. Enjoy the pictures!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

More Naval Flags released

While awaiting our first 1:600 Age of Sail model ship to come (see picture above), we're making its complementary 17th century Naval Flags range to steadily grow. The first three sheets we released last month are now accompanied by three more sets: those for a Spanish Man o'War, a Catalan Galleon and Thomas Tew's pirate ship.

New sets can be purchased from our website at the price of €2.00 each. As already commented, these 6 first sheets are still to be followed by several more, accordingly to the current schedule shown in this page of Minairons Blog. Also, a lot of possible naval flags sets more are on Minairons' Wishlist page, awaiting your vote to make them see daylight. Join the contest!