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Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

I was really hoping for a more aggressive release of multiple galleon models (and of the same general era). One sixteenth century ship, even with some interchangeable bits, isn't much. I suppose I could mix them in with old Airfix kits, but that's about it. :(

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

Well, not everyboy in this hobby can perform as aggressively as Battlefront can do. Even less a single man company as Minairons is, actually. However, if I ever manage to win a Lottery, or break the bank of a Las Vegas casino, things would obviously change laugh

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

There's no need for sarcasm. I'd just hoped the images you've been teasing with for some time were part of a line. The interchangeability of hull parts is a great sell, but one waist and two stern sections is not much to work with. The varied and even something of unfocused ship designs of this era are it's big selling point. For the late age of sail, it's much less of an issue.

It's not it's own line, nor does it supplement an existing line from another manufacturer. Nor do you have further releases on the horizon. I realize you are a small manufacturer, and even so might want to test the market before committing to furthering the line. But for wargaming, in a (IMO ideal, but) completely unique scale…?

The CAD pics look beautiful, and I would love to see images the finished product.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

Uh, there are further releases on the horizon, check the links provided in the news article.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Two? An early and a late galleon? That is a singular, "further release".

If I have missed something, for once, I will be most happy to be wrong!

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

By no means sarcastic, just humourous. I was trying to explain you my point of view appealing at your sense of humour instead of adopting a grave attitude.

When Minairons was born 5 years ago, I can recall to have set up a 1m x 1m square stand at a wargames show in Barcelona town, showing just one single boxed model kit (a 1:72nd Panzer I tank for Spanish Civil War). Not the most promising start, isn't it?

Well, five years later Minairons catalogue has grown up to list 216 items devoted mostly to Spanish Civil War --a more than decent rate of growth for a range, I'd say: PDF link

I'm not saying this to demand any act of faith from nobody, of course; just to ask a little patience. Things cannot run fast unless your pouches are plentiful of pieces of eight and have an entire crew at disposal.

As a self employee, this isn't my case for sure frown

PS: oh just a comment. The model ship you can see in the picture is not any CAD drawing, but the 3D printed master model instead (real stuff I mean) grin

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