Thursday, May 24, 2018

Data Policy update

As many of you have probably noticed, a new EU Regulation about Data Protection (populary known as GDPR) enters into force tomorrow 25 May 2018. Accordingly to its provisions, I've thought it fair to update Minairons Miniatures privacy policy so as to renew my personal commitment to it.

If willing, please take a look to Minairons Miniatures updated Privacy Policy.

All the best, Lluís.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

18th Century Spanish Man-of-war flags

We've released our first 1:600 scale 18th Century Naval flags set, devoted to Spanish warships between 1701 and 1785 --roughly, the lapse of time between the War of Spanish Succession start and the American Revolution aftermath. Under rule of the new Bourbon dynasty, Spanish flags at sea changed quite drastically with regard to previous centuries, now showing the royal arms on a plain white field --for white was the Bourbon livery.

Here above you can see a couple of flag sets used on a frigate and a brig from Peter Pig (painting by myself).

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New 1:72nd scale L3/33 Carro Veloce

I'm happy to show you our latest 1:72 scale Spanish Civil War fighting vehicle, the Italian CV-33 or L3/33 Carro Veloce. This is a fast assembly, all-resin model kit that consists of just 8 parts cast in a high quality, resilient resin. The sample you're watching in pictures has been kindly painted by Ferran Vilar, a member of FOW Tarna wargaming club of Reus town (Catalonia).

We have for once released this new model kit under the "reinforcements" program first (that is, as a single model sold in pack), prior to launching its 2-models boxed version. This is due to some delay experienced during Winter by the Italian tankers intended to accompany the boxed set. Good news though: this is their current sculpting status, right today:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A customer's Dutch fleet

A customer and mate hobbyist has kindly shared with me some pictures of his recenty built Dutch fleet, consisting of two large war galleons from Minairons, as well as a smaller 'race-built' fast galleon from Skytrex --all them at 1:600 scale. Here you can see what they look like:

He chose not to use the Dutch flag sets I published, but to paint some of his own instead. Bases are clear plastic rectangles textured by means of a clear silicone layer. Also, he glued a small magnet at bases bottom, for higher safety when carrying them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Man-of-war WIP

Work on what is going to be our third 1:600 scale Age of Sail range model has already started. Now we're planning to do a man-of-war, loosely based on the plans of an early 1700s Russian warship.

At so an early design stage, many features are quite provisional, some of which are to be refined step by step, or even modified. What I can say right now is that further detailing is to include open artillery ports, mizzen mast re-design, as well as fore and main masts re-sizing. Hull is going to be around 8 or 9 cm long. So there's still a lot of work ahead!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A T-26 tank 'Open the Box' video

A French user has gently shared with me an 'Open the Box' YouTube video he's recorded --in French language. Here it goes:

Friday, April 6, 2018

Late Galleon released

We've just made available the second model of our 1:600 scale Age of Sail Ships range. Now it's been the turn for a late galleon, showing some features different to those of the former one (such as the bow piece or stern design, for instance), although compatible to it thanks to the chance to interchange some parts between them. The new kit is inclusive of a flags set of 1640-1653 Catalan ensign, flags and pennant --with several more sets available on our website.

This is what a built sample looks like, once superbly painted by Julián of Model J Ship (worth to point out he again chose a rigging option different to the one actually in kit):

If eventually interested in this new model kit, please note that, due to a silly misunderstanding with my resin caster, the number of model kits actually available right now is quite small; so there's some risk of finding an empty bookshelf if you don't rush fast enough to reserve your sample! Otherwise, you might have to wait a few weeks until a new, larger batch is cast.

Friday, March 30, 2018

A 1937 Chevrolet in FFL livery

These are the pictures of a 1937 Chevrolet truck in 1:56 scale a customer purchased from me recently. As you can see, he wanted it as a Free French vehicle in North Africa, so carrying a Schneider gun, along with some French artillerymen in British gear. A very nice job IMHO.