viernes, julio 06, 2012


Minairons Miniatures es una nueva empresa catalana que se va a dedicar a sacar tanques de la guerra civil española en la misma escala que Flames of War.

Esta noticia viene como anillo al dedo para todos aquellos que quieran disfrutar de un ejercito en miniatura de la guerra civil española y recrear con las reglas de otros sistemas sus batallas. Desde Forja y Desván TV, os mantendremos al día sobre las noticias de esta empresa.

Following some months of hard working, I've finally managed to start a brand new miniatures company, willingly devoted to producing multi-scale hard plastic models and miniatures. It has been christianized as Minairons miniatures ( and it's aimed at producing figures and vehicles straightly related to the military history of Catalonia --and the whole Iberian Peninsula.

After some thinking about what range to start with, I've finally chosen a selection of Spanish Civil War vehicles --either armoured or softskins. Therefore, Minairons miniatures' first product is going to be that one whose 3D-printing protoype can be seen next:

That is, a fast assembly Panzer I Ausf. A with two optional turrets: the standard one and the 20mm Breda gun "modificado" turret.

This is quite of a crude first prototype, naturally. PLA 3D-prototyping couldn't provide a better resolution for this particular design, due to some tiny details --nevertheless, it excels at being a fast, cheap method for verifying your model basic characteristics, as well as for checking parts fitting and eventual flaws. Of course, final model will show a perfect detail and surfaces sharpness.

Each sprue will have up to 10 parts for one single model --including both alternative turrets. Packaging of this particular model will include 2 to 3 sprues and a decalsheet suitable not only for Spanish Nationalist tanks, but early German and Kuomintang Chinese too.

Not to be too optimistic about term provisions, releasing should be expected for mid-late summer.

What scale: I would simply lie if denied to have PSC as a model of excellence. It would be my aim to follow closely their path --as long as I can follow it. Therefore, I'm planning to release my models at1:72nd scale first, but will produce them later at 1:100th or 1:56th too, depending on market response.

This our first model (Panzer I Ausf. A) has nearly guaranteed its releasing in 1:100th too.

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