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Offline axabrax

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New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« on: December 15, 2016, 05:33:58 PM »
I am mulling over diving into the Spanish American War in 2017 and came across a (new?) 28mm Spanish company I never heard of before today, 1898 Miniatures  They look very good! Website is in Spanish, but between Google translate and a year of high school Spanish I can muddle through it and see that it is very well done, with some useful stuff like uniform references.

Anyone recognize the sculptor? I may take the plunge and see if I can do a test order despite the risks of shipping from Spain even during the holiday shipping crunch.

Cheers

~ Steve

PS: Presuming Colonial is the right forum for this. If not, feel free to move to a better home.


Offline Malamute

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 05:42:25 PM »
Nice looking miniatures. :) I have no idea who the sculptor is.
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Offline Arteis

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 05:49:00 PM »
If my Spanish is up to it, i think the sculptor is one JOSÉ HIDALGO.

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Mi primer contacto con miniaturas de soldados fue a finales de los 70, con los sobres de Montaplex. Sí, ya ha llovido… A partir de ahí ya no he parado, primero con figuras de 1:72, de Esci, Matchbox, etc., alguna maqueta y el salto a escalas más grandes, en plástico y metal. Empecé a colaborar y aprender una técnica más depurada de pintura con Fernando Beneito en 1995 o 1996, en los cursos que daba en su taller. También los primeros pinitos con la masilla, aunque ya había intentado hacer algo años antes. Comencé a trabajar para él, más o menos por 2002. Fernando falleció en 2005, su viuda y yo continuamos un par de años más con Miniaturas Beneito hasta que decidió dejarlo y me puse yo al frente, y hasta ahora. Actualmente me dedico tanto a la escultura de los originales, la pintura del box art y a la fundición de las copias.
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Offline axabrax

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 06:18:17 PM »
Google translate blurb, "Our Vision"

1898 Miniatures is the realization of the dream of Rafael Gomez and Javier Gomez "The Mercenary", two linked brothers with the world of miniatures for decades that this project intended to reflect his personal vision of hobby, a combination of history, modeling and wargame .
History since 1898 Thumbnails created with the aim of recreating unjustly forgotten periods of our past, such as the wars in Cuba andPhilippines, accompanying the ranges of miniatures with history articles or uniformology of such conflicts pen of renowned authors and dear friends as July Albi de la Cuesta and Francisco Gracia Alonso.

Models  for 1898 Thumbnails is above all that, an initiative that aims to market figures 28mm for collectors, painters and wargamers with highly detailed and sculpted by quality José Hidalgo , current modeler and owner of Miniatures Beneito and extensive experience in the sector. Not forgetting, of course, the historical rigor, for which we have accredited consultants as Luis Sorando Muzás or William Combs , or techniques with which you paint, by Javier Gómez "The Mercenary".

And Wargame since 1898 Thumbnails ranges are ideal for recreating conflicts at different scales, from small units fighting battles in the making . To all we offer both adaptations of different regulations in this period, as various game scenarios.

Offline axabrax

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 06:27:29 PM »
Scale comparison from the Blog. I'm starting to get excited!  This could mean nicely sculpted Moros at some point  :)


Offline fantail

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 07:18:43 PM »
Very nice, the store(tienda) part of the website is in english. I will keep an eye on these guys to see what else(Cubans, Americas etc) comes along.

Offline Suber

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 01:13:25 AM »
Right, the company is totally new, the shop went online just this very morning in fact!! :) The sculptor is also the owner of Miniaturas Beneito, and the owners of 1898 also have quite a trajectory, so none of them are newcomers to the jungle.

From what I read, they will be gradually expanding their ranges (ideally) on a monthly basis.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 01:16:32 AM by Suber »

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2016, 02:03:17 AM »
Whoa! I had not considered the possibility of Moros!! I could support that!!
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Offline HerbyF

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2016, 11:15:05 AM »
I wonder how these look next to the Gringo40s figures for the same conflict.

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Offline Isasi

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2016, 05:00:41 PM »
I've already bought the miniatures and I must said they're awsome figures full of character.

They worth every "céntimo de euro".



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Offline Isasi

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2016, 05:35:37 PM »
In January more Spanish troops will be ready.

"Rebeldes cubanos y filipinos" as well as USA troops are also going to be realese

Offline sjwalker51

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2016, 01:11:16 AM »
Oh dear.. Here we go again...let's hope the GBP/Euro exchange rate continues to improve in 2017...

Offline sepoy1857

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2016, 01:47:36 AM »
Nice! Some impressive painting on that site too! REALLY like the grass/bamboo huts.
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Offline Firescale Whack

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2016, 12:42:39 AM »
The deal is very good value and too hard for me not to consider especially with such lovely figures. Guess I will be starting a new period, bring on the Cubans and Filipino's!  :D

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Re: New Company, 1898 Miniatures?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 01:08:50 AM »
Alas, not 15/18mm or I would be in!   :'(
Viva Alta California!  Las guerras de España,  Las guerras de las Américas,  Las guerras para la Libertad!

 

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