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Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Take Advantage of the 15% Off on Model Ships, Planes and Carriages, Tools and Accessories!

It’s here, the campaign awaited by all our modelers friends has arrived. Yes, we celebrate Modeling on Black Friday 2022 with Artesania Latina! The complete online catalog of products, the largest on the market, with a 15% off! And this year… We’re giving you one more day to take advantage of the offers and make your purchases with greater peace of mind!

In the last edition of Modeling on Black Friday 2021, we started on Thursday, now we start on Wednesday! From November 23rd at 12:00 a.m. (CET) to Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (CET), your opportunity to advance the purchase of Christmas gifts, everything you want and need. Wooden ship models, aircraft models in wood, metal and photo-etched, models for children, tools for modeling, naval accessories and paint sets to achieve the best finishes on their mini replicast. And much more!

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

The more products you add to the cart during our Modeling on Black Friday 2022, the lower will be the invoice, euros savings -or dollars, depending on the country from which you visit the web-. It may be that you have been wanting to build one of our models that is priced a little out of your budget for months. At your workshop, you realized that you required specific tools to be able to better build a part of the miniature. You were eager to complete your artwork with an accessory to, for example, illuminate it once it was built. Or, simply, you were waiting for these dates to collect numerous kits and other products… Well, this is the moment! Don’t forget, five days with a 15% Off!

2022 NEW PRODUCTS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY: SHIP MODELS

During the last three years, the team of professionals at Artesania Latina has been concerned with continuing designing and creating more reasons for satisfaction and entertainment for our loyal customers -there are already more of 50 years with your confidence-. There are seven new and renovated models of illustrious banners of naval history. In winter, we brought two traditional models from our house back to the market. We completely redesigned them so that the assembly experience was optimal. Parts that fit precisely, redesigned instructions and a brand new image that can be seen on the presentation of their boxes.

On the one hand, the wooden miniature for modelers with an intermediate level of the French tuna boat Marie Jeanne (22175) at 1:50 scale. On the other hand, the wooden model of the HMS Endeavour’s captain’s longboat (19005), also at 1:50 scale, but aimed at those who want to get started on naval modeling or those who want to add it as a companion to its mother boat HMS Endeavour (22520).

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne (22175) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship HMS Endeavour Captain's Longboat (19005) by Artesania Latina.

Spring brought us the return of the model of the French frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-N) at 1:89 scale. A fantastic reissue of the ‘Liberty Frigate’ for modelers with an advanced level.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship French Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-N) by Artesania Latina.In the summer, we introduced two more top sellers after undergoing improvements. On the one hand, the beautiful American schooner Virginia (22115) at 1:41 scale for beginners. On the other, the surprising Dutch fishing boat Botter (22125) at 1:35 scale for hobbyists with intermediate skills.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship American Schooner Virginia (22115) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship Dutch Fishing Boat Botter (22125) by Artesania Latina.

In autumn, two models that are highly requested by our clients. Two jewels of naval modeling. The American schooner Harvey (22416) at 1:60 scale with intermediate difficulty and the expected Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana (22905-N) at 1:84 scale for the elite modelers.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship American Schooner Harvey (22416) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship Spanish Vessel of the Line Santa Ana (22905N) by Artesania Latina.

GIFT PACKS WITH MODEL, PAINTS, FIGURES AND TOOLS: DOUBLE PRICE REDUCTION

If the person reading this post is a relative or a friend of a modeler whom you want to surprise soon, our products are sure success, it will be greatly appreciated. Don’t know what to give away? To help you, we have launched a whole series of Gift Packs that include the naval or aerial model, the paintsthat must be used on it, the figures that give it life and some fundamental tools during the construction process. They are very varied, so take a look and choose the one that you like the most as a gift for the dates that are approaching.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Gift Packs with Model, Paints, Figures and Tools by Artesanía Latina.

You can also give it to yourself! The Gift Pack already has a reduced price compared to if you buy the products separately… Well, also add 15% off from the price during this season! Modeling campaign on Black Friday 2022!

TOOLS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022

From this Wednesday, November 23rd at 12:00 a.m. (CET) to next Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (CET), both included, we celebrate these days of online sale of Modeling on Black Friday 2022 what is it-. That 15% off also comes as a glove to get the tools that are missing at your workshop: loose tools, micro, in set and specific for naval modeling.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022. Micro Tools for Ship Modelling by Artesania Latina.

Ship Modelling Tools Sets by Artesania Latina.

As a great novelty in 2022, we have released one of the most useful instruments for naval modeling: the Waterline Marker for Model Ships (27649). You can now draw with a pencil on the hull of your model ship. Accurately, your pulse won’t quiver. It was one of the biggest requests from our modeling friends, fulfilled!

Ship Modeling Tools. Waterline Marker for Model Ships (27649) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022: FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES

When you finish your model, it still asks you for some detail to make it perfect. In this case, add to your ship the set of figurines corresponding to your model in order to make it look even more real. Made of metal and ready to be assembled – use our cyanoacrylate (27650)- and painted, get a 15% Off on these figurine sets. Any type of vessel cries out for its crews and passengers on deck. Remember that, for sale separately, as a new 2022 two packs of acrylic paints are available to paint them. The Basic (277PACK14) and the Advanced (277PACK15).

Figurines for Ship Models Sets by Artesania Latina.You can also illuminate your model if you have LED pre-installation or if you have created it yourself with Set of LED Lighting for Models and DIY Projects (27590). Perplexed to see your ship model in light! On the other hand, have your own spare parts by taking a look at the section Accessories.

LED Lightning Set for Scale Models and DIY Projects (27590) by Artesania Latina.

PERFECT FINISHES WITH THE NEW WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS

If you want to achieve the best finishing on your model, this 2022 we have also expanded the assortment of fast-drying water-based acrylic paints loose or on sets for specific scale models. Without forgetting all our airbrushes, brushes and other tools so that your miniature replica looks as it should. Yes, yes, everything with a 15% off as well, until next Sunday the 27th!

In short, take advantage of this opportunity offered by Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina to get… Everything you dream of!

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

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Fishing Ship Model in Wood (II): New Miniature Replicas and Rest of the Catalog

We continue on this post showing our modelers friends each fishing ship model in wood from our catalog. On this time, we are going to talk about the new modeling kits of this type of boat that Artesanía Latina has created for 2022 and the best sellers. On the previous publication, we left it in the fishing boat models for amateurs with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge. We go on, then, with that degree of difficulty in the construction of the miniature replicas with one of the two novelties of this year. Afterwards, we will review the traditional scale model of fishing boats for advanced modelers.

FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: FRENCH TUNA BOAT MARIE JEANNE

How beautiful! Artesanía Latina modeling team has done a great job to present this year that is almost about to finish one of our novelties. They have completely redesigned the wooden fishing ship model of Marie Jeanne tuna boat (22175), the traditional 1:50 scale French boat that currently delights fans of naval modeling. We have exponentially improved its assembly experience, being friendlier, thanks also to its high-quality parts. By the way, this model is perfect for those fans with an intermediate level and for those who wish to have a first contact with rigging. Look at the resulting model!

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

Regarding the contents of the ship modeling kit with the fishing ship model Marie Jeanne, which has sailed since 1900 until 1950, these have the highest quality standards. Parts that fit together perfectly: board pre-cut by high-precision laser, hardwoods, photo-etched, brass and cast iron parts, as well as hand-cut and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. As a gift, the modeler can display the model thanks to its wooden exhibition base with a metal name plate. It can be illuminated with LED Lighting Set (27590), sold separately. To assemble the model, very precise step-by-step instructions on DVD format for the computer. Once the wooden miniature of the tuna boat is built, it measures 22.24” (565 mm) length, 4.52” (115 mm) width and 19.48” (495 mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

If you want to achieve great finishes and make it look absolutely real, what better than painting it. We recommend your new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK12), with eleven different fast-drying colors, for sale separately. The modeler will appreciate that the results are spectacular.

Acrylic Paints Set for Marie Jeanne Tuna Boat Model (277PACK12) made by Artesanía Latina.FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: BOTTER, THE DUTCH FROM MARKEN ISLAND

Another of the magnificent novelties in 2022 is the model of the Dutch fishing boat Botter (22125) at 1/35 scale. Simply, a jewel of naval modeling for modelers with an intermediate level. Now, with a revamped image and a renewed construction process so entertainment is assured and headaches caused by parts that don’t fit have been eliminated. The fishing boat from the Island of Marken that sailed the Zuiderzee Sea will not disappoint those who ride it, on the contrary, they will be enthusiastic. It was, is and will be one of the most beautiful models for its details and for being different from the others!

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Talking about the contents of the Botter, this contains high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. On this new edition, it gives us a beautiful wooden exhibition base to build with a name plate. As regards the instructions for its assembly, these come on video and on DVD for computers (Windows and Mac). Our modelers have built the model recording with their cameras the assembly of each part. Remember that to watch the complete video instructions and for free you must go to our Youtube channel. Assembled, it measures 18.70” (475mm) length, 4.52” (115mm) width and 14.76” (375mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Get the best finishes so that the faithful miniature replica of the Botter is identical to the one that sailed the seas for centuries, paint it! We suggest its new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK20), with six different fast-drying colors, for sale besides. The modeler will realize that it has been totally worth it.

Acrylic Paints Set for Dutch fishing boat model Botter (277PACK20) made by Artesanía Latina.

FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: BLUENOSE II, THE CANADIAN SCHOONER THAT RACED TOO

The last fishing ship model for modelers with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge is the Canadian schooner Bluenose II (22453). It was also dedicated to regattas during the last 20th century. Made of wood and on a 1:75 scale, the faithful reduced-size replica of the Bluenose II has a construction system using a false keel and frames that brings the assembly of the model closer to the real boat. Without pretending to lack modesty, this model of the schooner made by Artesanía Latina is the best on the market for its quality and details.

Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina.

Contents of the Bluenose II, this one comes with high-quality precision laser-cut board parts, precious hardwoods, brass, cast iron, cotton threads and hand-sewn sails ready to be placed. Its instructions on DVD for computers are also the most optimal compared to those of other firms. Once it is fully assembled, this wonderful historical model measures 27.16” (690mm) length, 4.33” (110mm) width and 22.44” (570mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina.

FISHING SHIP MODEL: MARINA II, THE TRADITIONAL TUNA BOAT FROM CANTABRIAN SEA

We now enter the world of advanced modelers with the first wooden fishing ship model for this level. The traditional bonito and tuna boat from the Cantabrian Sea Marina II, at 1:50 scale. This exact miniature reproduction of this type of boat is one of the best sellers worldwide, along with its colleague Carmen II, which we will talk about later. It is a classic model that should be present on any collection of fishing boat models. It just… looks like the real tuna boat!

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina.

Concerning the contents of the naval modeling kit Marina II, its box comes with parts of board cut by high precision laser, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton threads. Assemble the scaled-down replica with our comprehensive, full-color step-by-step guide, accompanied by ship plans, on DVD for PC. Assembled, the model measures 24.01” (610mm) length, 6.18” (157mm) width and 17.71” (450mm) height.
Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina.Do you want your model to look like the original? Painting it is totally necessary, especially with its new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK3), which also can be used for the model of Carmen II, with twelve different fast-drying colors, sold separately. There is no doubt that the results will be spectacular.

Acrylic Paints Set for Fishing Boat Models Marina II and Carmen II (277PACK3) made by Artesanía Latina.

CARMEN II, THE MOST FAMOUS TUNA BOAT IN THE WORLD

The last wooden fishing ship model for advanced level and in general from the wide assortment of Artesanía Latina is the well-known tuna boat, also from the Cantabrian Sea, Carmen II (18030) at 1:40 scale. Another of the top sales of our firm around the globe. The fishing method of these tuna vessels is trolling and live bait, also that of the Marina II. Hurry to assemble the Carmen II before stocks run out! We will surprise you in the future with great news related to this wonderful model.

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina.

What are the contents Carmen II kit brings? All the parts you need to assemble the tuna boat: board cut by high precision laser, hardwood, brass, cast iron and cotton threads. At the time of assembly, you have our complete step-by-step guide, accompanied by the plans of the finished model, on DVD format for your computer. We remind you that none of the naval modeling kits come with printed instructions.

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina.With this last model of fishing boat, we have reviewed all the existing ones on our catalogue. You have to choose! In addition, we offer faithful miniature replicas for modelers with different levels of difficulty. Start with the one that best suits yours… and then increase the complexity with another superior model! Cast the nets to ship modeling!

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Posted in Ship Models

Fishing Boat Models in Wood (I): Historic and Traditional Ships Full of Elegance and Created in Detail

The varied and elegant fishing boat models in wood to build by Artesanía Latina are one of the firm’s greatest exponents. Even the smallest detail is thought through when designing any of our fishing boat models. Hence the success of our naval modeling kits. The modeler has high quality parts, numerous and beautiful decorative elements and some precise step-by-step instructions. Everything so that your assembly experience is fully satisfactory with the faithful replicas of the boats from our catalogue. That is why we are going to review all the fishing boat models, we are even going to show them according to their level of difficulty when assembling them.

For beginners, the fishing boat models La Provençale (19017), Providence (19018), Bon Retour (19007) and Saint Malo (19010). For modelers with an intermediate level, Mare Nostrum (20100-N), Marie Jeanne (22175), Botter (22125) and Bluenose II (22453). The advanced ones can enjoy the miniatures of the Carmen II (18030) and Marina II (20506). It is one of our future goals to create some for the most expert, time to time!

FISHING BOAT MODELS: LA PROVENÇALE, FROM THE FRENCH CÔTE D’AZUR

One of the two top sales products of our current catalog, along with Providence. The value for money and its beauty make La Provençale (19017) one of the essential fishing boats models on your collection of naval modeling. It is a cute boat from the French Riviera. At 1:20 scale, it is aimed at beginners modelers. Do you want to get started on this hobby or give the kit away so that someone can build their first scaled-down model? It is perfect for it. It will delight anyone who desires to begin on it or who wants to have it even with greater skills and knowledge in the field.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina.

The modeling kit of La Provençale brings high-precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-cut and sewn cotton sails. Of course, precise instructions on DVD for computer (Mac-Windows) for the assembly of the model itself -it does not contain printed instructions-. In short, all the necessary parts so that you can assemble your replica, like all our models. Once built, it measures 12” (305 mm) length, 13.98” (335 mm) height and 3.93” (100 mm) width. To learn more about its contents, take a look at the video below.

FISHING BOAT MODELS: PROVIDENCE, THE NEW ENGLAND WHALING (MOBY DICK)

Another of the fishing boat models from our best-selling catalog throughout the world: Providence (19018). The excellent and beautiful New England whaling ship of the 19th century, which appears in fictional literary works such as Moby Dick. Imagine six men fighting a whale in the open sea and with a boat of this type… Brutal! At 1:25 scale, it is ideal for beginning modelers like the model above. Of course, due to its details, for example, made of cherry wood, the most experienced modelers will be enthralled. By the way, these first two naval miniatures make a good couple so… Build them at your workshop! They are essential for your collection.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina.

Regarding the contents of the modeling kit, Providence comes with precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. The instructions are on DVD and very detailed -it does not contain printed instructions-. When it is assembled, this fantastic model measures Length 12.20” (310 mm), Height 9.44” (240 mm), Width 3.07” (78 mm). On the video below, you can better see what it brings.

FISHING BOATS: BON RETOUR, FROM LA RADA OF BREST (FRANCE)

The third of the wooden fishing boat models that we introduce you is the Bon Retour (19007). It is a faithful mirror of the French boat of the Rada de Brest, but on a 1:25 scale. First built in 1952, it was in use until the 1980s. The fishermen used it for scallop fishing. Currently, a Gallic association for the preservation of the history of navigation called Tud Ar Mor keeps and cares for the original small sailboat, restored just thirty years after its creation by Guy Le Cornec. Designed for beginners modelers, the model is liked by anyone who sees it for the shape of its hull, for the sails and for the fun it produces during its assembly process.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Bon Retour (19007) by Artesanía Latina.Speaking of the contents of the modeling kit Bon Retour, obviously, the box has all the parts that the naval modeling fan requires for its construction. Its high-precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails ready to be placed should be highlighted. In addition, as a gift it includes the wooden base with name plate for its exhibition. And you can not miss its assembly guide on DVD for computer -it does not contain printed instructions-. Once the model is assembled, it measures 15.55” (395mm) length, 14.60” (371mm) height and 4.05” (103mm) width. Do you want to see better what exists in the box? We open it on the video below these lines.

FISHING BOATS: SAINT MALO, THE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH DORIS

The fourth proposal on this post about fishing boat models for beginners modelers is the French doris from the end of the 19th century called Saint Malo (19010). This type of sailboat, firstly, sailed along the American coast of Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, to later make landfall in European countries such as Spain, Portugal and France. They were used for cod fishing in cold waters and were transported in larger vessels. At 1:20 scale, the faithful miniature replica reflects the naval history of two continents.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina.

Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina.

The contents of the modeling kit of Saint Malo, has high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and knitting. Of course, the modeler can use the DVD with concrete instructions that comes in the box to assemble the model. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 13.58” (345mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 8.66” (220mm) height. To learn more, pay attention to the video below.

FISHING BOAT MODELS: MARE NOSTRUM, THE TRADITIONAL MEDITERRANEAN FISHING SHIP

One of the banners for decades of Artesanía Latina, redesigned several times, is our first fishing boat model alternative for modelers with an intermediate level of skills. The Mare Nostrum (20100-N) is the typical motor boat from the Mediterranean Sea, many are fishermen from coastal European countries who today still they use. At 1:35 scale, the model is an exact copy of those that sail. Thanks to its spectacular finishes and details, it also seduces the most experienced too.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina.

The level of detail is astonishing. Boxes for fish, cabins, a detailed engine, a winch to collect the cable, and at the stern, protruding from the hull, a rigging with pulleys to pass it during trawling… Just look at the images below. In this sense, the modeling kit of Mare Nostrum comes with precision laser cut, brass and cast board parts, all of them made of the highest quality. When built, the model measures 16.14” (410mm) length, 10.62” (270mm) height and 4.13” (105mm) width. This is the typical and traditional model that should be at all workshops. It’s already all over the world, what are you waiting for to assemble it!

PAINTS FOR FISHING BOAT MODELS

If you want to paint this and many other fishing boat models, Artesanía Latina team has created two specific paints sets for this type of boat. The paints are acrylic and water-based. They dry very quickly and allow to achieve the most reliable and pretty finishes. The first of the sets is the Basic (277PACK13), which is used precisely for the Mare Nostrum. The second of the sets is the Advanced (277PACK3), with which the Mare Nostrum, Carmen II and Marina II are also painted, which we will talk about on the next post among others.

Paints Set for Fishing Ship Models: Fishing Boats. Mare Nostrum (277PACK13). Paints Set for Ship Models: Fishing Boats. Mare Nostrum, Carmen II y Marina II de Artesanía Latina (277PACK3).

On the next post we will continue explaining what the remaining reduced models of this type of boat are, including the novelties of this year.

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Posted in Naval & Aviation History

Santa Ana in Trafalgar (II): The Spanish Naval Standard Bearer that Fought in the Battle against the English Fleet

We continue telling our modeler friends the history of a fundamental warship in its next journey. The time has come for the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana in Trafalgar, the naval battle that pitted the Iberians against the English Navy. The Hispanic vessel departs from the Bay of Cádiz on October 20th 1805 to arrive at Trafalgar the next day.

Wooden Model Ship Kit. Spanish Ship of Line Santa Ana Trafalgar 1805 Edition at 1:84 Scale (22905-N) by Artesanía Latina.

Commanding the Santa Ana? Commander José de Gardoqui, with the help of Lieutenant General Ignacio María de Álava and a Franco-Spanish fleet led by Gallic Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and Lieutenant General Federico Gravina y Nápoli at the head of the ship Príncipe de Asturias. Of course, it should be noted that other important ships also accompany them. The vessels San Juan Nepomuceno with Cosme Damián de Churruca and Elorza, the Bahamas with Dionisio de Alcalá Galiano and the Santísima Trinidad with Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros. In addition, they are joined by numerous Spanish nobles and sailors.

SANTA ANA IN TRAFALGAR: DUEL AGAINST HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN

The Santa Ana in Trafalgar maintains a historic duel against the British ship led by Vice Admiral Collingwood, the relevant HMS Royal Sovereign. It all begins during the morning of October 21st 1805, when the two fleets position themselves for the combat. In this sense, Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve with the ship Bucentaure of 80 cannons lined up his ships to, in principle, avoid the confrontation. However, you must desist from maintaining the balance of peace. Two English naval formations in a line attack from the north and south. The famous 100-gun HMS Victory with Admiral Lord Horacio Nelson on deck and the other 100-gun Royal Sovereign with Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood.

Bucentaure suffering enemy fire from HMS Sandwich in Trafalgar. Oil by Auguste Mayer from 1836.

What are the first targets of the English? One, to divide the Franco-Spanish front into the vanguard and the center. The other, to separate the center from the rear. The Santa Ana in Trafalgar stands at the center of the battle line. It is then that he sees that the Royal Sovereign is approaching on his port side, so he decides to get out of formation to fight her. One of the greatest naval confrontations in history begins. They are the ones who light the fuse of the fight.

However, it is still not known for sure in which of the two warships shout fire first. Apparently, what is clear is that the Santa Ana in Trafalgar almost sank at the moment due to the fury and precision of the English guns. Other ships of the Spanish fleet become aware of the difficult situation that the Santa Ana ship of the line is going through and come to its aid.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE FIGHT IN TRAFALGAR BETWEEN SANTA ANA AND ROYAL SOVEREIGN

Consequences of all this? Huge damage to the Royal Sovereign that almost sank it when attacked from both flanks, although shortly after other English ships gave it a hand and she continued afloat. It is towed with deep difficulties to Gibraltar.

After the battle, HMS Victory leads the way and the Euryalus tows HMS Sovereign. Painting by Nicholas Pocock.

The Santa Ana in Trafalgar is left with extremely significant damage: the rudder is practically unusable, the stern almost does not exist and its decks are in broad daylight. The British take the ship, but the Spanish with the help of ship Rayo manage to raise their flag again. Known the terrible state of the ship, the French frigate Thetis tows it to Cádiz to fix itself. The La Carraca arsenal entered the dock on February 20th 1806, where it was completely repaired and even included a new copper lining. On December 9th Santa Ana is ready to sail again.

Santa Ana in Trafalgar. Return to Port in Cádiz.

Human casualties? The battle of the Santa Ana in Trafalgar, unfortunately, led to the death of 97 crew members, in addition to injuring 141 more. Of course, this ship of the line stands as the first to manage to stop the English.

SAD END FOR A GIANT OF SPANISH AND WORLD NAVAL HISTORY

Beyond the Battle of Trafalgar, the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana has little more life. Starting because in 1808, just at the beginning of the Spanish War of Independence, it was unable to participate in the confrontation and capture of Admiral Rosily’s Gallic squadron in Cádiz. Why? Because it is still being repaired in the arsenal, so a new naval tactical disappointment for Spain.

In August 1812, it sets sail for Havana, where it arrived in November together with the Prince of Asturias and the English Implacable in a pitiful state. Without drinking water or food, their crews arrive in a fatal state of health. The intention is to insure these ships during the war against the French, but the cost was very expensive.

In 1816, the Spanish warship sinks in the Havana arsenal due to lack of hull. Its maintenance work is zero. It is located in one of the parts of the port. As last services, the Santa Ana is destined to, at least, act as a pontoon and as a depot for sailors. As a curiosity, in 1834 you could still see the Santa Ana together with the Príncipe de Asturias, both sunk. It provided more than three decades of highly relevant service for Spain. The Santa Ana is a true naval icon.

Plan of a ship with 112 guns. In the Battle of Trafalgar it carried 104 guns and 22 howitzers.

WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT SPANISH SHIP OF THE LINE SANTA ANA AT 1:84 SCALE

Relive the Battle of Trafalgar with us. Bring this Spanish naval bastion back to life by building the splendid wooden model of the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana (22905-N). New and limited Trafalgar 1805 edition! Find out on these two videos!

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Posted in Naval & Aviation History

Santa Ana Vessel History (I): The Pioneer Colossus of European Warships of Its Class

We are lucky and our elite modelers friends too. You already know that we have manufactured a new edition of a very famous Spanish ship of the line: the so-called ‘Trafalgar 1805’. Let’s get to know, then, the relevant history of Santa Ana vessel in order to have a better perspective of what this great ship was like before assembling its splendid model ship in wood at 1:84 scale.

Wooden Model Ship Kit to Be Built. Spanish Vessel called Santa Ana (22905-N) at 1:84 scale made by Artesanía Latina.

HISTORY OF SANTA ANA VESSEL: DIMENSIONS

The Santa Ana was a Spanish ship of the line equipped with 112 cannons that was part of the glorious Spanish Armada. Of course, in the Battle of Trafalgar it was armed with 104 cannons and 32 howitzers, but… What were its measures? It had a length of 213.4 feet and a beam of 58 feet, in addition to a total weight of more than two tons. To build it, the plans of the Navy engineer José Romero Fernández de Landa were taken as an example. This, in turn, was based on how another ship of the line was created: the Purísima Concepción. In this case, the one who would direct the construction of the Santa Ana would be Miguel de la Puente, using the aforementioned guidelines, with the engineers Sánchez Bort and Tomás Muñoz.

History of Santa Ana Vessel: 19th Century Engraving.

The beautiful Santa Ana sailboat was erected as one of the pioneering ships with three decks called ‘Meregildos’. In this very special group of ships, there were also another seven that were born later as Príncipe de Asturias, Mejicano, Reina María Luisa, Conde de Regla, Salvador del Mundo, Real Carlos and San Hermenegildo. All were built based on the Santa Ana by Royal Order of 1786.

HISTORY OF SANTA ANA VESSEL: FEATURES

Its characteristics? Huge decks, great maneuverability, a strong military muscle thanks to its numerous cannons and a great resistance capacity against the attacks of the sea and enemies. It carried three masts with square sails and two or three artillery decks. It even had lightning rods and metal chains! If one fell, the system channeled the electrical discharge to the sea.

History of Santa Ana Vessel: Watercolor by R. Castex.

The history of the Santa Ana vessel shows it as one of the best. He created a new way of fighting in those times that would be essential for the Navy. The different ships lined up one behind the other to create an artillery front that fired at the same time. Although the Santa Ana was launched in 1784, even years later it still underwent some improvements.

Historia Navío Santa Ana. Batalla de Trafalgar, Pintura de John Steven Dews.

The Santa Ana and her naval brothers became the best warships on the European continent. It was a ‘sea monster’. Their crew? 745 sailors on its three decks, as a warship. When a conflict broke out, it was increased to 1,050. And, in the Battle of Trafalgar, it was up to 1,102. Of course, the largest of the ships of the line would finally be Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad, called ‘El Escorial de los Mares’.

INITIAL MARITIME JOURNEYS OF THE SHIP OF THE LINE

The history of the Santa Ana vessel begins in 1785 with Commander Félix de Tejada at the helm to make its first voyage, its first test. The maritime route began in El Ferrol and ended in Cádiz. He realizes that, even though it is very resistant in the worst navigation conditions, certain improvements must be made to the rigging and he opens the third La Carraca breakwater a year later.

In July 1797, the ship of the line Santa Ana begins to forge its legend. Admiral Jervis and Rear Admiral Nelson of the British Royal Navy attempt to storm Cádiz. And that is where sixteen gunboats are positioned between Rota, La Caleta (gate of Seville) and Sancti Petri, and an additional fifteen at the mouth of the port. Thus, they support the warship and reject the English under the orders of José de Mazarredo. Of course, the blockade and the British presence is repeated more times.

In February 1798, the Santa Ana resumed its maritime voyage with Mazarredo’s squadron. Twenty-two ships, five frigates and three brigantines to pursue the British fleet, made up of only 9 ships and several frigates. This withdrew towards San Vicente, while the Spanish squadron, failing to catch up with them, entered Cádiz again on the 13th. Jervis appeared four days later with twenty-two ships and six frigates to resume the blockade.

 

HISTORY OF SANTA ANA VESSEL: FIRST SETBACKS

Commander Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros took command in July 1799, aided by Lieutenant General Grandallana, campaigning in the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Cadiz. However, anecdotally, he was stranded shortly after starting his journey towards Brest together with the French fleet.

What happens then? That the Spanish warship is forced to return to the port of the Andalusian city to disarm and repair itself. A great setback for Spain for which Hidalgo de Cisneros is tried in court martial, although he is totally acquitted at the end of the process. Just before the Battle of Trafalgar, in which we will deepen in the next post, the history of the ship Santa Ana joins the captaincy of Alcalá Galiano between 1803 and 1804.

In the meantime, you can read more about the Santa Ana Line Ship Wooden Model (22905-N) and you can order it at this other link. Be amazed by its beauty and go ahead and build it!

Wooden Model Ship Kit to Be Built. Spanish Vessel called Santa Ana (22905-N) at 1:84 scale made by Artesanía Latina.

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Posted in Ship Models

Harvey Model Ship in Wood at 1:60 Scale: Renewed Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner from the 19th Century

We are almost finishing a year 2022 full of surprises. We have created new wooden ship models, innovative tools and we have reissued and improved numerous naval classics from our collection of naval modeling. For many years, there have been several models that we have not been able to manufacture but that have always been in our minds to sell them again. Our modelers friends demanded it that way. This is the case of the latest addition to our extensive catalogue: the renewed Harvey Model Ship (22416) in wood and at 1:60 scale.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

Another great modeling kit made by Artesania Latina, this time, with the fabulous American schooner of the 19th century. It is aimed at modelers with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge on this wonderful hobby. Below these lines you can watch the presentation of the faithful miniature replica of the Harvey thanks to a spectacular video.

CONTENTS HARVEY MODEL SHIP: WOODEN MODEL BUILDING KIT

This wonderful wooden model ship of the Harvey, a 19th-century American schooner, has eight cannons and extremely fine details on deck. This gives greater weapons power to this historic American boat. It is a clearly reminiscent of the lines of the old coastal schooners of the 1860s in the United States. Inescapable its construction by any modeler who wants a complete collection. Let’s check what are the contents of the kit, all of them with the highest standards.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

With this new limited edition, the modeler has highest quality parts such as precision laser cut basswood plywood and hardwoods (strips, rods and veneers). In addition, a photo-etched sheet in brass and die-cast with decorative parts to get a higher level. Without forgetting its sails with cotton fabric and flags -ready to be placed- and cotton and steel threads.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

As a gift so that the model is perfectly exposed, a wooden exhibition base with a name plate prepared for the LED lighting (this system is sold separately).

LED Lightning Set for Scale Models and DIY Projects (22590) by Artesania Latina.

Next, we open the kit box. Check with this video the model ship contents of the Harvey American Schooner (22416)!

ENHANCED INSTRUCTIONS FOR HARVEY MODEL SHIP

Harvey model ship has a DVD for computer (Windows and Mac) with completely redesigned instructions. With real step-by-step photos that clarify everything. On this way, we have improved the assembly experience for our modeler friends. Now, the construction process will be much more enjoyable. Printed instructions are not included. Remember that you can also download the instructions for free at product sheet for this model on the Artesania Latina website.

Once Harvey model ship (22416) is assembled, it measures 26.77” (680mm) length, 19.29” (490mm) height and 9.84” (250mm) width.

SET OF ACRYLIC PAINTS FOT SCHOONERS MODELS

Achieve the best finishes for your 1:60 scale Harvey model ship. Paint it with the Harvey Schooners Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK21), for sale separately. It contains 12 bottles of 20 ml with water-based and fast-drying paints. Available colors are Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Bright Red, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Gold, Gun Metal Gray, Garnet, Hull Dark Green and Semi-Gloss Dye Varnish Oak Shade. We recommend the use of airbrush for painting, although the modeler can also do it with brush.

Paints Set for Schooners Models (277PACK21) by Artesania Latina.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

These schooners are a type of sailboat defined by their rigging. They have a fast hull and sail with good ability to sail to windward. They transported cargo and fish, but they were also used for security issues like corsairs did. In short, with the model ship of Harley American Schooner (22416), modelers will have a very fun assembly experience. It is a beautiful jewel of ship modeling. Now available for you to assemble at your modeler’s workshop!

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Santa Ana Model Ship in Wood at 1:84 Scale: The Return of the Acclaimed Naval Model Building Kit for Experts, Limited Edition Trafalgar 1805!

After more than six years of waiting and hundreds, if not thousands, of emails sent by our customers friends requesting a highly desired product from Artesania Latina, we are going to brighten your day! As a radiant novelty for 2022, we are excited to present you the new and limited edition of Trafalgar 1805 Santa Ana model ship (22905-N) at 1:84 scale, the faithful replica in miniature of the Spanish line ship with 112 cannons launched in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. And most importantly, an essential vessel in the Battle of Trafalgar between the Bristish Royal Navy and the Spanish Armada at the beginning of the following century. Of course, now we bring you a renewed ship model building kit aimed at elite modelers.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

SANTA ANA MODEL SHIP: KIT CONTENTS OF SPANISH LINE SHIP

The renewed wooden naval modeling kit of the famous Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana at 1:84 scale was the prototype of a series of 8 identical vessels that would constitute the nerve of the Armada. The modeler will be able to find in this new limited edition of the kit hundreds of high quality parts such as strips, rods and sheets of solid wood and plywood of basswood cut by a precision laser. Also, a spectacular 373 x 110 mm brass photo-etched plate with the finest details such as lanterns, railings or details of the cannons.

Of course, pre-sewn sails made of cotton fabric -ready to be placed- and cotton threads of different colors and thicknesses. We cannot forget the acetates, the nets and the flags. As a bonus so that the model is perfectly displayed, like an artwork that it is, a wooden exhibition base with a metal plate.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

With this Santa Ana model ship, you can represent the appearance and artillery of the boat correctly in the battle of Trafalgar. The crowned rampant lion figurehead is a new design. New artillery, corrected in scale and now much more detailed including photo-etched parts, has the howitzers that the ship carried in Trafalgar. The previous metal lifeboats have been replaced with a more realistic wooden construction.

The crowned rampant lion figurehead is a new design.

The new artillery, corrected in scale and now much more detailed including photo-etched parts, has the howitzers that the ship carried in Trafalgar.

The previous metal lifeboats have been replaced with a more realistic wooden construction.

Do you still need to see more to be amazed due to the beauty of the new Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana Trafalgar 1805? No problem. Just below there is a video in which you can watch all the contents, the so-called ‘unboxing’, of this spectacular wooden ship modeling kit.

RENEWED INSTRUCTIONS: STEP-BY-STEP MORE ENJOYABLE!

Once Santa Ana model ship (22905-N) is built, it measures 46.45” (1180 mm) length, 34.25” (870 mm) height and 18.11” (460 mm) width. Its design by means of false keel and frames brings its assembly closer to that of the real vessel. And how to assemble it? The modelers and 3D designers who work at Artesania Latina have redesigned all the old instructions. Colour arrives to the Spanish ship of the 18th century! Now, you will be able to appreciate the different assembly steps much more clearly. Languages? Spanish, French, Italian, English, German, Dutch and Russian.

Instructions Miniature Replica Spanish Ship Santa Ana (22905-N) by Artesania Latina.

The wooden ship model kit has an instructions DVD for computer (Windows and Mac). Clearing step-by-step photos, as well as demonstrative videos with some of the most important steps. Printed instructions are not included. Remember that you can also download for free the instructions on the product sheet of this model on Artesania Latina website. It should be emphasized that now it also comes with a special guide -annexes- to assemble and decorate the model as it was in reality the ship during the Battle of Trafalgar.

If you also want to see how Santa Ana model ship would look unpainted, with a more classic appearance, only with the sapele veneer, under these lines there are several photographs that show it, take a look at them!

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

PACK OF ACRYLIC PAINTS SANTA ANA

However, Artesania Latina modelers recommend to paint of the Santa Ana model ship with its Specific Water-Based Acrylic Paint Pack (277PACK22), for sale separately. The result of the finishes of the Spanish ship of the line will be much more realistic and visual. Quick-drying, the twelve different colors paints come in small 20ml pots. With off white, off black, bright red, FS11136 red, navy blue, ice yellow, chrome yellow, khaki yellow, cocoa, burnt umber and gold, your jewel of naval modeling will astonish anyone who sees it.

Pack of Acrylic Paints for Spanish Line Ship Santa Ana (277PACK22) by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

In short, built at the Ferrol Shipyards and launched in 1784, the Santa Ana was the first of a series of three-deck ships called the Meregildos. Captained by José Gardoqui, he intervened in the Battle of Trafalgar inflicting heavy punishment on the English ship Royal Sovereign. Attacked by several English ships, he was captured and later saved by the Rayo, Montañés and San Justo, who towed him to Cádiz in the middle of the night. He would end up sinking in Havana, where he had been sent to prevent Napoleon’s troops from capturing him. Now, you have the opportunity, once again, to build a fundamental piece of world naval history. Assemble this limited edition Trafalgar 1805 of Santa Ana model ship  (22905-N). Just watch the video below to fall in love!

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (II): Saws, Guillotines, Miter Boxes and Scissors

This week we continue with the second part of the post that talks about the functional cutting tools for modeling and crafts made by Artesania Latina. This time, we leave the world of cutters to immerse ourselves in the world of saws, guillotines, miter boxes and scissors. All these tools allow you to make deeper, more difficult and more precise cuts even than cutters, so let’s get to know them all.

We start with the very useful Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042), to which the modeler can also attach our cutter blades. But the most important thing about this cutting tool is that if you use it together with the Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) you will be able to obtain precise cuts of 45º and 90º. Rods, slats and other pieces will not resist the precision of the cuts. They are essential on, for example, the construction process of ship models and other types of vehicles and objects. On the video below one of our modellers shows you how to use both tools.

The blade of the saw is fine-toothed to achieve that exactness in the cuts, which is further increased with the miter box. Use both products on materials such as wood and plastic, among others. Both the saw and the miter box are made of high quality metal. We appreciate modeling and offer the highest standards to our client friends.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) by Artesania Latina.

CUTTING TOOLS: MICRO SAWS AND MICRO MITER BOX

If you want to work in smaller spaces, with smaller parts and in complicated positions, we recommend our Micro Saws Set (27302). In addition to six different mini saws, it comes with two cyanoacrylate applicators and a scriber. Do you want to know what these cutting tools are like and how are they used? Take a look at the video below.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Saws (27302) by Artesania Latina.Also belonging to the magnificent collection of small modeling tools called Micro Tools, another one for the cutting action. We refer to the Micro Miter Box with Precision Saws (27303). If you need to work with smaller pieces of wood and/or plastic, it is the ideal cutting tool. Comes with a MD base to prevent scratches on your work surface, two saws, and the miter. The metal elements are made of high quality stainless steel.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina. Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina.

Have you been wanting to discover other small tools for modeling? No problem, here is a video where you can see the complete current catalog.

CUTTING TOOLS: GUILLOTINE OR  MULTICUTER SET

Perhaps the most useful cutting tool for modeling and crafts: the Vertical Guillotine or Multicutter Set (27004). It allows cutting many more materials such as sheet, rubber, cardboard, paper, plastic and, of course, wood. All cuts with the shape that is required. It has an adjustable cutting angle that goes from 45º to 90º. In this way, the modeler can create miter joints, moldings and cut the ends of the strips with the angles it is needed.

Multicutter Set or Guillotine (27004) by Artesania Latina.

JAPANESE STYLE THREAD SNIPS

One of the essential cutting tools for model building, sewing and crafts. Specifically, even more essential for naval modeling. This is so because the Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) is used to cut threads and fabrics on the rigging construction of any model ship with sails. The modeler who wants to assemble the sails comfortably must have these scissors at her/his workshop. For sewing tasks it is also very comfortable and effective!

Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) for modeling, sewing and crafts by Artesania Latina.

After this last one, we have just shown you all the cutting tools made by Artesania Latina. If you want to see the cutters that we have, do not hesitate to read the first part of the post. Your modelling workshop (27648) must have all these tools to facilitate your work on this wonderful hobby of modeling!

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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (I): Wide Catalog of Products for Different Applications

Artesanía Latina cares about creating all the products that the modeler needs when she/he is building her/his model ships or another type. This is the case of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. Now, we have a wide and renewed catalog with many specific tools that will make the task easier for any of our friends.

Cutting parts of wood or threads, removing burrs or leftovers and sawing certain parts during the assembly process are three of the most common actions. Well, here you have all the necessary cutting tools for modeling. Cutters, saws, guillotines, scissors, blades… Choose the ones you need!

CUTTING TOOLS FOR MODELING: CUTTERS

One of the top cutting tools for modeling and crafts, the cutters. We have universal cutters #1 and #5. The most popular in our catalog is the Cutter #5 with Ergonomic Handle and 5 Blades (27044). Why? Because, in addition to cutting with blades, it can also be used for Micro Saw Set (27302) and for the Saw Blade (27042). This cutter also comes with a protective cap to prevent any type of cut.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter #5 with 5 Blades & Ergonomic Handle (27044) by Artesania Latina.

Another #5 Cutter from our catalog is the Professional Scalpel Type with 6 Blades and Case (27028-1). We introduce it to you and show you how to use it on the video below.

As for the #1 cutters, those with a scalpel are the best. On the one hand, the one that comes with a blade (27019); on the other, the one that comes with two (27043). Both made of high-quality metal, of course. But, now, we want to talk about two other very specific ones: first, the Designer Cutter with Soft Handle and 6 Blades (27043-S). It is one of the most comfortable to use and more precise on the market thanks to its rubber and its grooves.

Cutting tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter for Designer with Soft Handle & 6 Blades (27043-S) by Artesania Latina.

Second, the #2 Deluxe Cutter with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2). One of the latest additions of our firm to the catalog for tasks with paper, cardboard, plastic and electricity. It also has a protective cover so that unwanted cuts do not happen.

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Deluxe Cutter #2 with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2) by Artesania Latina.

SETS OF BLADES AND SAFETY DISPENSER

Another cutting tools for modeling and essential crafts, the spare blades and the dispensers. Over time, cutter blades wear out and become damaged. You have to change them! Don’t worry, you can choose between different sets, it’s your choice. For #5 cutters, you have two options. The Set with 4 Blades with Different Shapes (27048) or the Set with 8 Blades with Different Shapes (27046).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: 4 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.Set of 8 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.

For the #1 cutters, two other possibilities. Well the Set with 5 Blades with Different Shapes (27049) well the Set with 10 Blades with Different Shapes (27045) .

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Set of 5 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27049) by Artesania Latina.Set of 10 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27045) by Artesania Latina.

 

Let’s not forget a great and very useful novelty. Dispensers with blades! There is nothing more practical than our Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631) by Artesania Latina.

On the next blog post, we will finish showing you the rest of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. At Artesania Latina we have an extensive catalog. Feel free to read it! Meanwhile, you can investigate other modeling tools clicking here.

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Waterline Marker for Model Ships: Indispensable Naval Modeling Tool for Boat Hulls

Our modelers friends had been asking us for a waterline marker from our house, from Artesania Latina. They know of the extensive experience of our firm in the creation of effective and efficient ship modeling tools. After our 3D computer designers and our modelers developed a very conscientious joint work, we present our Waterline Marker (27649). You can click here to acquire it quickly and make your own tool workshops more complete. Your wishes are already a reality! We always read the opinions of our customers and fellow fans very seriously!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is one of the most necessary modeling tools during model ship building. This very useful product allows the modeler to mark that line around the ship, also thanks to the pencil included. Includes measurements in both metric and imperial systems. In this sense, it is 23 centimeters or 9 inches tall to be able to perform tasks on different naval miniatures depending on its size. In addition, it has a mechanism that makes it easy to raise, lower and fix the pencil to paint the line where your scale model demands, it is adjustable in height.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is made from precision laser cut plywood parts so assembly is a breeze. We recommend the use of dense cyanoacrylate and accelerator (27650) -sold separately- to glue the different pieces, fix them so that they are much more stable. In short, it makes it easy to mark the line on the hull of the ship model with total precision. In general, it can be used as a gauge to mark lines parallel to the work surface. But… How do you use the waterline marker correctly?

HOW TO USE THE WATERLINE MARKER

First of all, to maintain the ship models stable, position the ship’s keel well on its exhibition base or on our hull support (27011) for models with false keel up to 15.748” (400mm), for sale separately. The stern and bow must be balanced at the proper heights.

Hull Support (27011) for Ship Models with false keel up to 15.748'' (400mm) by Artesania Latina.

On the other hand, the waterline marker helps us navigate by painting the ship from bow to stern to trace that mark. In this way, the waterline is always it remains at the same height and the finishes will be much better when it comes to varnishing or painting with colors. When the ship is positioned, use a level you have at your workshop so that the naval model is also balanced from port to starboard.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

Consult the assembly instructions of the vessel. Be sure of the height at which you should paint the water line. Place marker and pencil at desired height without painting. When you’re in the right place, move the marker from bow to stern while paying attention to where the pencil goes. After making that run and you are at the stern, see if that is where you have to start and end the line. If this is not the case, tilt the naval model slightly from the bow or stern to bring it into its correct position.

Now you can plot. Place the pencil against the hull of the ship. Do not force anything and move the marker making sure that the lower base does not rise from where it rests. The fixing wedge that the height tool has will help you to keep the pencil completely in its straight position. Even so press little so that the line is perfect. And ready! Fast and easy!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.