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Naval Modeling Tools: Build your Model Ships Kits with Specific Ones

The wooden ship models are beautiful once they have been assembled. Until that moment, the modeler must go through a detailed and prolonged construction process for which she/he needs some tools. So, Artesania Latina has created a catalogue of specific naval modeling tools so that certain works on the model can be carried out with greater precision, speed and ease.

Catalogue of Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina.

So we are going to review all these tools so that our modelers friends can know about their existence and what they are used for depending on the task. We start by listing them:

Let’s get to know them all in depth under these lines!

ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER AND PLANK BENDER FOR SHIP MODELING

The electric plank bender 220 volt (27074-1) is a tool for naval modeling and other crafts aimed at modellers in the European market. This wonderful tool allows you to bend and shape the wooden slats up to 3mm thick of your model ships in order to give them the curved shape of your hulls. You will get extraordinary results, guaranteed. Of course, we recommend that, for an optimal result, you moisten the wood beforehand.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

The contents of the electric plank bender kit are the following:

  • 220 volt electric soldering iron.
  • Brass tip for bending wood.
  • Metal support to prevent the soldering iron from burning the work surface.
  • Screwdriver to tighten the tip to the device.
  • Wooden template with compound curves.
  • As a gift or bonus, a jar of white glue for modelers.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

Our modelers friends from the American market couldn’t use it due to voltage issues. So we have thought of them and, as a new in 2022, we have created the 110-volts electric plag bender with an adapted plug (27074-AM).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 110 Volts (27074-AM).

For modelers who prefer more artisanal methods when it comes to bending strips and assembling their naval models, we offer the manual plank bender (27024).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

This tool uses the technique of making incisions on the curve inner face in order to bend the strip, for example, to assemble the hulls of miniature ships.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

Whether it’s one of the electric ones or the manual tong, either one is one of the essential naval modeling tools to achieve the best finishes in the model building processes.

NAVAL MODELING TOOLS: MICRO SHAPERS

These amazing and magnificent tools, the Micro Shapers (27300, 27301 y 27304), from Micro Tools Collection, are ideal for molding all kinds of miniatures and models in wood and plastic: boats, buildings, dollhouses… Each of the three existing sets for sale separately (A, B and C) has 3 metallic plates with 15/16 different shapes per plate.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

The tool works by passing it through the wood or plastic ribbon several times until the desired shape is obtained.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304). Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

Los fabulosos resultados que se consiguen con estas Micro Perfiladoras se pueden apreciar inmediatamente.

Si desea que sus creaciones posean numerosas formas de decoración, que no sean todos los detalles iguales, que pueda variar para no aburrirse, las Micro Perfiladoras son sus herramientas de modelismo naval perfectas.

MAGNETIC NAILER FOR MODEL BUILDING

The magnetic nailer (27023) by Artesania Latina is one of the essential naval modeling tools for models that need nails to build. It facilitates fast and easy nailing in wood during the assembly of the hull of model ships, but also when fixing the deck elements. It is important to note that, in order for the tips to stick to the nailer, they must be made of iron or contain iron.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

How to use? Apply moderate pressure to the nailer, so you can drive the nail straight and accurately. After entering the wood, we recommend finishing off the tip with the modeller’s hammer (27017) or by tapping the handle of the nailer if the modeling enthusiast has advanced knowledge and skills.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

Otro consejo: taladre mínimamente la superficie. Use un taladro con broca igual o menor a las puntas que se van a clavar o con la misma punta para que el diámetro de la hendidura no sea mayor a la de la punta.

HULL SUPPORT FOR SHIP MODELS

More specific, it’s impossible! The hull support for model ships (27011) is another of the naval modeling tools you need to be able to work comfortably on them. It is highly recommended for holding naval models with a false keel of up to approximately 400 mm. On this aspect, the hull support is valid for the miniature replicas of the 19000 series, 20100 and some of the 20400 of Latin Crafts.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Hull Support for Ship Models (27011).

Thanks the hull support you can hold the hull of the boat you are building and kepp immobile, leaving both hands free. It’s great, for example, for keeping the hull level and static when tracing the waterline. It has a pivot point to tilt the helmet to the ideal working position. The hull fastening and the pivot point of the bracket are fixed by means of thumbscrews. Including two metal mini clamps to fix the support to the edge of the work table. That said, it is one of the essential naval modeling tools in your workshop.

SET OF BASIC MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of basic tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27000-N) comes with tools to build model ships, planes and trains more easily. Includes cutter, tip nailer, hand drill, oblique cutting pliers, thread tweezers and sanding block.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

As we have talked about the nailer previously, we focus on the remaining tools. The no.1 cutter is essential for any modeler and it is characterized by its aluminum handle and interchangeable blade. As for the manual drill, it is perfect for working details on wood and soft plastic such as polystyrene. It has a double jaw and a 1 mm drill bit.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

Using the oblique cutting pliers, the modeler can cut wood, plastic and soft metals such as brass. Japanese-style thread shears with very sharp tips are very precise in cutting the threads of boat maneuvers. They are easy to use with two fingers. Lastly, the sanding block leaves the wooden surfaces smooth and homogeneous. It allows to work rounded and sharp shapes.

SET OF PROFESSIONAL MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of professional tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27001-N) includes plank bender to bend the wooden strips, tweezers, modeller’s hammer, flat file, flat rule in steel and rounded nose pliers.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The plank bender for bending wood, made of ABS high quality, includes spare blade, in addition to the one it comes with. It is a kind of pliers for bending wooden strips by making incisions on the inside of the curve that you want to achieve. In this way, the modeler can clad the hulls of ships much more easily. On the other hand, straight tweezers help handle small parts in the model building process. Especially when it comes to sticking them.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The modeler’s hammer is also widely used. With measures appropriate to the hobby of modeling, it is made of chromed steel and has an ergonomic handle. The set also includes a flat file to roughen wood, plastic and metal surfaces. A 150 mm steel flat ruler to take measurements or use as a guide. And finally, some round nose pliers to work and shape metal parts, wires and other details of the models.

Finally, if you want to have fewer headaches with your projects, the naval modeling tools made by Artesania Latina are your best choice… Have fun building our kits!

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Fishing Boat Model Mare Nostrum: New Image for the Fabulous 1:35 Wooden Ship Replica from the Mediterranean Sea

One of the best-selling naval scale models in the world, one of the delights from Artesania Latina for modelers. The fishing boat model Mare Nostrum (20100-N) at 1:35 scale is a faithful miniature replica of the Mediterranean Sea. Detailed to the max! And now with a new image! Your kit to build comes with an improved and beautiful presentation thanks to the renewed design of its box. Aimed at modelers with an intermediate level of expertise and knowledge on naval modeling, it is also makes happy other lovers of this hobby due to its precious finishes and details.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

The trawling boats in the Mediterranean Sea are all similar, presenting small variations depending on their place of origin. In this sense, the fishing boat Mare Nostrum is a classic boat from Arenys de Mar (Catalonia), Spain. It is characterized by having a length of 15 meters, a beam of 3.5 and a displacement of 10 tons. Its propulsion is carried out thanks to a 40HP motor. We have reproduced it exactly so that, after being assembled, this beautiful and typical naval scale model will be the same as its older twin brother.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

FISHING BOAT MODEL MARE NOSTRUM KIT CONTENTS

The wooden fishing boat model of the legendary Mare Nostrum was redesigned a few years ago. Its assembly experience since then is totally satisfactory for the modeler who wants to spend time entertaining and passionate about the hobby. Parts that fit perfectly equals enjoyment. Once this classic Costa Brava fishing boat is built, its dimensions are 16.14” (410mm) length, 10.63” (270mm) height and 4.13” (105mm) width.

 

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

The naval modeling kit with the fishing boat model Mare Nostrum is made up of high quality parts in wood cut with precision laser and metal. It stands out for its high level of detail to provide greater realism. It is equipped with fish boxes, 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 hauling.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina. Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina. Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

As a bonus, you can display your beautiful finished model thanks to the fact that it brings a wooden exhibition base with a name plate for its display.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

PRECISE DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARE NOSTRUM ASSEMBLY

Assemble this magnificent 1:35 scale fishing boat model called Mare Nostrum, your ship model kit has detailed and precise instructions on DVD format for computer or laptop (PC or Mac). Remember that you can also download them for free at its product sheet on Artesania Latina.

IDEAL FINISHES THANKS TO FISHING BOAT MODEL PAINTS SET

How to get the best finishes for your fishing boat model Mare Nostrum? We have fantastic news! Artesania Latina already offers its specific Set of Paints for Fishing Boat Model (277PACK3), for sale separately. 12 jars of 20 ml each with fast-drying, water-based acrylic paints. Paint your naval scale model with the right colors!

Set of Paints for Fishing Boat Model Mare Nostrum (277PACK3) by Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Mare Nostrum (20100-N) is an exceptional wooden modeling kit that should be present on your collection of ship models as it is an icon of naval history and, specifically, of fishing. The Mediterranean at home!Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

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Wooden Galleon Model San Francisco II: Precious Faithful Replica in Miniature in Wood of the 16th Century Spanish Ship

The naval modeling is lucky thanks to the existence of this artwork, of this museum jewel, of the faithful miniature replica of the most famous galleon in Spanish naval history. The wooden galleon model San Francisco II (22452-N) from the 16th century made by Artesanía Latina contains the 1:90 scale model in from a ship that delights both beginners and more experienced modelers. Of course, it is aimed at those who have a intermediate level of skills and knowledge. You can enjoy beautiful decks, cannons, boats, anchor, shields and, in short, a very detailed decoration.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

Wooden galleon model San Francisco II has more than 1,400 parts made of the highest quality woods. We assure you great enjoyment during the assembly process of this magnificent model ship. Its construction system using false keel and frames is the most similar to that of the real boat, making this miniature a great modeling wonder. Show off a beautiful galleon with your family and friends, we guarantee that they will be amazed. Once built, it can be placed in any room at your home or office due to its compact dimensions. It measures 26.77” (680mm) length, 20.47” (520mm) height and 9.44” (240mm) width. Let’s check the great contents of this ship model kit.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

KIT CONTENTS OF WOODEN GALLEON MODEL SAN FRANCISCO II

The kit contents with wooden galleon model of San Francisco II (22452-N) are qualified with a simple adjective: excellent. It has a laser-cut wooden structure, birch strips and sapele veneer. It also offers brass photo-etched decoration to increase realism. Without forgetting its cotton sails -and threads- sewn by hand and flags prepared to be placed.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

As a gift bonus, the San Francisco II wooden galleon model includes a wooden exhibition base with a metal name plate for the Spanish ship. In addition, five metal figures to be painted totally free.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

For more info, under these lines you can watch the video of the ‘Unboxing’ in which all the contents of this fabulous naval modeling kit are shown.

PRECISE DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS TO ASSEMBLE WOODEN GALLEON MODEL SAN FRANCISCO II

And the construction of the boat… We have made it more comfortable for the modeler! Our 3D designers and modelers have worked hard for hours, days and weeks so that Artesania Latina customers who buy this wooden ship do not suffer. Without more complications than due when assembling all the elements related to the rigging: the poles, the lines and the sails. They have thought of everything to make your assembly easy and pleasant.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

This process is precisely explained in a simple way on its very detailed instructions multimedia on DVD format for computer (Windows and Mac). With twenty video tutorials and more than 1,000 color images with all the steps!

PERFECT FINISHES THANKS TO THE PAINTS SET FOR GALLEONS

If the modeler who builds the wooden galleon model San Francisco II (22452-N) wants to achieve the best finishes, we have the solution. For sale separately, the Paints Set for Galleons and Caravels (277PACK8) by Artesanía Latina is the optimal alternative. 12 jars of 20 ml with quick-drying water-based acrylic paints so that your miniature replica of this historic ship shines at your room.

Paints Set for Caravels and Galleons Models (277PACK8) by Artesanía Latina.

Galleon Model in Wood San Francisco II (22452-N) 1:90 Scale for Intermediate Level Modelers.

HISTORY OF THE SPANISH GALLEONS OF THE 16TH AND 17TH CENTURIES

The GalleonsThe most important ships of Spanish and perhaps world naval history. San Francisco II sailed the planet’s seas during the 16th and 17th centuries, it was the most relevant of all due to its great power and was part of the well-known Spanish Armada.

For more than a century and a half, they were the quintessential vessels thanks to their great cargo capacity and their weapons power. They sailed the waters of the Earth during long voyages between Spain and the Indies. Not only for commercial issues but also for military purposes.

Everything has been said, all you have to do is assemble this wonderful naval modeling kit with the wooden galleon model San Francisco II (22452-N) to realize something important. You will have fun and feel proud!

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Swift Wooden Model Ship: Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA)

It is our desire to improve each of the products on naval modeling catalog mabe by Artesania Latina. We are creating new presentations for our modeling kits. In addition, we verify that none of our model ships present any problem. If we check one, we’ll quickly fix it at the factory. Always with the wish and goal that the final product that reaches our modeling friends meets the high expectations of our firm. To the wooden model sip of the Swift 1805 (22110N), pilot boat from Virginia (USA), no modifications have been required in terms of parts, assembly or instructions last times. We have brought it to the 21st century by renovating the box in which all the parts to build it are included, as you have seen on the header image of this post.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

This beautiful naval modeling kit with the wooden model ship of Swift 1805 at 1:50 scale is aimed at those who want get started on this hobby. However, any modeler who longs to build the American pilot boat will enjoy doing so. No forgetting that this jewel of naval modeling must be present at any private collection. Do you know the history of this ship? We explain it below.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

SWIFT WOODEN SHIP MODEL: HISTORY OF 1805 AMERICAN PILOT BOAT

The American pilot boat Swift began to be used in the Virginia US state during the early 19th century. This type of sailboat was widely used and practical to guide large ships or vessels when they wanted to enter and leave the different port areas. The Swift was characterized by being easy to manoeuvre, fast and light, which is why it did its job perfectly on the US East Coast.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Over time, the world’s naval powers realized the high technical capabilities of this type of vessel. It amazed them and they decided to enlarge it to create the well-known Baltimore Clipper model.

NAVAL MODELING KIT CONTENTS: SWIFT WOODEN MODEL PILOT BOAT

The naval modeling kit with the wooden model ship Swift 1805 (22110N), the pilot boat from Virginia (USA), is a must see naval gem for your home or office. In this sense, your hands have to build it at your workshop. Its high-quality parts and many details make this faithful 1:50 scale miniature replica one of the targets for beginner modelers and of all levels (intermediate, advanced and elite). You will enjoy during the construction process. Speaking of parts… What’s in this kit?

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

In relation to its contents, the naval modeling kit includes the following. High-quality wooden parts pre-cut with precision laser and brass parts also pre-cut. Threads, hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed and metal and wood accessories such as barrels or bilge pumps. Of course, on an American ship, its flag cannot be missing. As a bonus, a magnificent wooden base with a nameplate of the pilot ship to display the wooden model of the Swift after it is built. By the way, once this scale model is assembled, its dimensions are 24.48” (622mm) length, 4.72” (120mm) width and 17.24” (438mm) height.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

To assemble the model ship, the kit brings great step-by-step instructions in color on a DVD format for PC (Windows and Mac). So detailed that assembly time becomes a pleasure for the modeler. Remember that you can always also download them for free on the product page on Artesania Latina website, in this case, from Swift 1805.

WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR SWIFT 1805 FINISHES

Our modeler friends ask us on numerous occasions what colors use to paint their models with and what brand. Well, Artesania Latina already has its own catalogue of acrylic paints to paint our brand scale models and other crafts. In addition, specific paints sets have been created for each model, as it happens to this pilot boat with the Paints Set for Swift 1850.

Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints for American Schooners like Swift 1805 Pilot Boat (277PACK9).

Here we also leave you a video tutorial where you can watch how our modeler paints the hull of the wooden model ship Swift 1805 with airbrush.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

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Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Crafts: Perfect Finishes without Burrs on Your Models and Creations

The files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts from Artesania Latina are essential for the modelers tasks. And the most important of all is our brand products… Are the best! Prepare wooden surfaces for later painting, remove slag and burrs, or give a better shape to any strong part made of wood or plastic. These modeling tools for filing and sanding allow perfect finishes for our ship model kits, aircraft model kits and heritage kits. We show below our catalog of files and sandpaper for modeling and crafts with all the different options that we offer to our client friends.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina.

 

SET OF 5 FILES WITH ERGONOMIC HANDLE FOR MODELING AND HANDICRAFTS

The files are some basic modeling tools. For this reason, the ones made by Artesania Latina make it easier to roughen the wood, metal and plastic, the tasks that are usually carried out with these. If they already have an ergonomic and non-slip handle, the modeler can work with even greater comfort and precision. This is the case of our Set of 5 Files (27015-1) made of steel with flat pointed, flat beveled back, mouse tail, triangular and square shapes. Rough with these files any type of burr, for example, on the wood so that the part is completely smooth. Its variety of shapes allows you to have many options to achieve your goal.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 5 Files with Ergonomic Handle (27015-1). Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 5 Files with Ergonomic Handle (27015-1).

SET OF 3 MINI DIAMOND FILES 100 MM AND SET OF 5 DIAMOND FILES 140 MM

On the one hand, we can say that diamond files are the ‘Ferrari’ of files due to their effectiveness. In this sense, our Set of 3 Mini Files with Diamond Dust 100 mm long (27015-3) also offers the possibility of roughing wood, metal and plastic. With diamond dust, with flat, half round and mouse tail shapes, and with non-slip handles. It is a pleasure to smooth any small surface so that the parts fit perfectly. Accuracy, speed and unbeatable results, your cover letter. In addition, the diamond files are presented in a slim and elegant case to keep them organized and prevent them from being lost.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3). Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3).Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3).

We continue our review of files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts by Artesanía Latina with the Set of 5 Diamond Files 140 mm (27015-5). These files are larger than the previous ones in length, and their thickness is 3 mm. Thus, it enables the lover of modelismo to be able to manipulate larger zones and parts. Its flat, half-round, mouse-tail, triangular and square shapes provide a range of possibilities for tasks to be carried out on your ship model or airplane and on its crafts. Do not forget that the non-slip handle of each of the five diamond files is very useful and practical. Better straightening… Always with the diamond! The final aesthetics of your assembly will be superior in quality. There will be no imperfections!

Set of 5 Diamond Files Size 140mm (27015-5) made by Artesania Latina.

FILES AND SANDPAPERS FOR MODELING AND HANDICRAFTS: SANDING BLOCK AND SANDPAPERS

Next, we go to the catalog of sandpapers made by Artesania Latina with the Wooden Sanding Block for Modeling and Crafts (27014) and the sandpapers that you can put on this or use separately. When the modeler passes the block over wooden surfaces, the imperfections on the aforementioned material are eliminated. Whether on a model or in another cabinetmaking creation. In addition to roughing, you can invent different shapes. Depending on the intensity of sanding required, you can put sandpaper of different weights or thicknesses, such as those of Artesania Latina. Of course, it already has one built in to be able to sand as soon as the product arrives at your home or office.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

As for its characteristics, the sanding block measures 113 mm length. Thanks to the various shapes on its ends, it can perform numerous roughing tasks.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

On the other hand, the sandpapers from Artesania Latina attaches perfectly to the sanding block. The sheets are size 230 x 280 mm. Regarding the thickness of the grain, from greater to lesser we have the Set of 4 thick sandpapers (27635). In relation to the weights, the sandpapers are 80, 120, 180 and 240, so these roughen in an important way, they are very powerful. Wood, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials can be left smooth and aesthetically pleasing.

Set of 4 Thick Sandpapers (80, 120, 180, 240) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27635).

It comes the Set of 4 Fine Sandpapers (27636). As for their weights, the sandpapers are 400, 600, 800 and 1,000, so these manage to roughen less strongly, for a smoother sanding.

Set of 4 Fine Sandpapers (400, 600, 800, 1.000) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27636).

Finally, the Set of 3 Extra Fine Sandpapers (27637). Its weights? They are 1,200, 1,500 and 2,000, so they manage to roughen and sand in the smoothest and most polished way.

Set of 3 Extra Fine Sandpapers (1.200, 1.500, 2.000) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27637).

SANDING SPONGES AND THICK SANDING BLOCKS

The latest files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts on our current catalog -no speaking about the Micro Shapers, which we will talk about later- are the sanding sponges and the sanding blocks. On the one hand, we find the Set of 2 Sanding Sponges with Fine and Extra Fine Grains(27639) to remove any imperfections or leftovers from materials such as wood and plastic, among others Many. Each one measures 125mm long, 95mm wide and 12mm thick.

Modelers can use the sponges to treat curved parts -they adapt fantastically to any type or shape of surface-. Also, so that the sanding is very smooth and the surface is perfect before painting or varnishing. In addition, they are ideal for giving a smooth sanding between coats of paint and varnish. Sanding sponges serve more during the finishing processes than in roughing or sanding when building a model or any other creation.
Set of 2 Sanding Sponges with Fine and Extra Fine Grits by Artesanía Latina (27639).

On the other hand, we have the Set of 2 Thick Sandpaper Blocks of 60 and 100 (27638). Quickly eliminate leftovers of any kind in materials such as wood, cardboard and plastic, among others. Also, like sponges, they are often used to make excesses disappear in curved or difficult parts. But these have more strength than sponges, they are used for another job, as we have mentioned before. Sanding blocks are hard, firm sponges used in modeling to even curved surfaces. These measure 97mm long, 68mm wide and 25mm thick.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 2 Thick Sanding Blocks -60 and 100- (27638).

MICRO SHAPERS: THESE ONES… FOR THE MOLDINGS AESTHETICS!

We end this post with the Micro Shapers, which are one of our top naval modeling tools. They are sandpaper/files, not to remove impurities or smooth the material, but… To create art! They provide a beautiful aesthetic in the form of moldings of all kinds, perfect for the strips of our boats or other handcrafted creations made of wood or plastic, for example. Incorporate them into your modeling or art workshop!

Micro Shapers for Ship Modeling made by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Model Building Tips

Mississippi Model Set Up (II): Video Tutorials to Assemble the Wooden Paddle Steamer

We continue with the ‘Model Building Tips’ section and with the second part of the video tutorials for the set up of the King of the Mississippi model (20515). The wooden naval modeling kit of the paddle steamer at 1:80 scale represents a faithful replica of the original model. The assembly of this classic North American wooden boat from the 19th century is aimed at modelers with an intermediate level of skills on naval modeling.

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

On this post, first, our team of modelers will show you how to assemble the columns and the railings of the second deck. Second, how to work the windows and the doors. Then, how to handle and place the high-quality photo-etched decoration parts. Next, we will show you how to make the capstan base. And finally, our modelers friends will know how to decorate the chimneys of the steamboat. These videos are a great help during the construction of the King of the Mississippi model. Especially the most difficult parts. Go for it!

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: SECOND DECK COLUMNS AND RAILINGS

We pick up the video where we left off a week ago, when we built the columns and railings of the first deck. On this occasion, we turn to the existing ones on the second deck of the American paddle steamer scale model. This explanation corresponds to Section 14 of the digital instructions. We remind you that you can download them for free in the same product file of the King of the Mississippi.

Apply cyanoacrylate (27650) on one of the wooden columns of the railing. With the help of a reduced size square or bevel (27325), manipulate it until it is completely straight on the second cover, nothing crooked. Repeat the process with the remaining columns -four more- as shown on the video, placing them on the place provided for it. Obviously, before gluing them, they must already be varnished.

Next, we take the curved wooden base of the railing, apply cyanoacrylate to it and adhere it to the front space between the two columns. Help yourself with some straight tweezers (27204) for this whole process. Remember, beforehand, do not varnish the part where you are going to put the glue. Once your photo-etched railing is painted, add a few small drops of cyan to different spots on its underside. Using the same tweezers, carefully place it between the two columns. On top of this, take the wooden upper part, the handrail with the tweezers, paint it with cyan too and fix it to the upper part of the railing. Do the same process with the other curved railing and with the two straight sides. The result should be this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

WINDOWS AND DOORS ASSEMBLY SECOND DECK OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

On this seventh video, another of the important processes for King of the Mississippi (20515) model set up. Specifically, the assembly of the windows and doors of all the rooms on the second deck. On the digital instructions, steps between 13 and 24 of Section 15.

Take a pointed needle nose pliers (27213). Fold the tabs of the photo-etched parts of the windows and doors. Paint them with brush and with acrylic water-based paint burnt umber color (27743). Help yourself to grab the part of nails with precision straight pliers (27204). With these, go placing each of the windows and doors. Gently press with your hands to make the lashes fit. Apply cyan to the back of the window and door for a stronger hold.

Work the photo-etched parts from the doors of the windows. Paint them with buff acrylic paint (27740). Use the aforementioned tweezers to make the task easier. With a brush very fine size 000 (17200C), burnt shadow paint, draw the grids on the front. Apply cyan to the back, where you haven’t painted, and using precision straight pliers, glue them to each of the sides of the window. Repeat the process with all the rest. Once they are in place, paint all the interior frames of windows and doors with a brush and burnt umber paint.

Finally, take the different acetate parts -there are six- and check that the size is correct. Put cyan on the wood, on the wall inside of the rooms, and glue the acetates with the tweezers and hands. To put the acetates on the curved parts of the bow and stern, use in this case a curved tweezers (27021).

It should look like this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: PHOTO-ETCHED DECORATIONS

We continue with the following video tutorial for the construction of the model King of the Mississippi (20515): photoen-etched decorations of the fourth deck. These steps appear on Section 21 of the digital instructions.

Paint them with a flat brush and off-white water-based acrylic paint (27702). Once dry, glue them with cyan and the help of your own hands on the wooden plank of the fourth deck -where the coffer goes-. Before joining one part to another and adding cyan to adhere them, file with a mini diamond file (27015-3) a little the extremes that will be fixed with the others. Repeat this action. When you have to put the last part, if you have left over because it is too long, mark with a pencil where you should cut it. Cut it with a cutting pliers (27211), file and glue carefully. Put cyano on all the balustrade supports and remove the excess with the point of a scalpel cutter (27019). Now, paint all the joints of the different parts with off-white color.

Apply cyano all over the edge of the deck wood plank where you are going to glue the wooden parts on the lower part of the balustrade. Take that base part in wood, previously painted, and glue it under the already placed photoengraving. Repeat the process with the other parts.

Once it is finished, it should be like this:

CAPSTAN BASE OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI MODEL SHIP

The ninth tip that we show you for the set up of the wooden model of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (20515) is the building of the capstan base. Steps 1-4 of Section 29 on the digital instructions. Let’s continue with this classic jewel of the ship modeling that It reminds us of literary characters like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

Take the parts and paint them with a flat brush and off-black acrylic paint (27703). Use some precision straight tweezers (27204) to hold parts while painting. Glue a strip -previously painted- completely centered on the cover. Use a small centering ruler (27326) to make sure it sits perfectly straight in position. Next is the small star-shaped base part of the capstain. When it comes to gluing the four ribbons on cross shape and the rest on the shape of a star, also use an tiny square (27325). This way everything will be uniform. Continue repeating the process as seen on the video tutorial. Lastly, paint the edges of the star-shaped base part of the capstan with off-white.

When the modeller have done the task, it should look like this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: DECORATION OF CHIMNEYS

The tenth and last video tutorial refers to the decoration of chimneys. Steps 15 and 16 of Section 33 on the digital instructions for the set up of the magnificent wooden model of the King of the Mississippi, at scale 1/80 (20515).

Fold the photo-etched part look like some poles with the help of a flat-pointed grip pliers (27213). Give it a round shape, for example, using the handle of the scalpel cutter and your own hands. Using some curved fastening tweezers (27021), insert it into each of the two chimneys through the ‘rings’ half-closed you just created. Glue the part with cyanoacrylate so that it is completely fixed by pouring it on the inside of the aforementioned rings.

The end result should be similar to this:

We hope that these video tutorials that guide the modeler through some of the most precise or difficult parts of the assembly will help. Do not forget that you have, for sale separately, a King of the Mississippi Set of 18 Metal Figures (20515F) that will give life to your paddle steamer model. Likewise, you can also acquire the Specific Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK6) for this model, and forget about having to look for them.

Set of 18 Metal Figurines: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Paints Set for Ship Model: Steamboat King of the Mississippi (277PACK6).

Finally, if you want to have everything your modeling kit needs, treat yourself or surprise a loved one who loves naval modeling with the King of the Mississippi Gift Pack (20515L), which includes the model, the figures, the paints and some tools.

Gift Pack with Ship Model, Figurines, Paints and Tools: King of the Mississippi (20515L).

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Mississippi Ship Model Assembly (I): Audiovisual Guide to Build the Miniature Replica of the Wooden Paddle Steamer

The building process of ship and aircraft models is one of the fundamental actions of modeling in general, and of the naval modeling specifically. That is why, for our scale models, Artesania Latina team of modelers and designers record, create and edit demonstration videos during their construction. The objective? Facilitate our client friends the Mississippi ship model assembly, as is the case that concerns us on this post. Thus, they can clearly see different particular work moments in which expert help never hurts. So today we propose some tricks so that your faithful miniature replica of the King of the Mississippi paddle steamer, at 1/80 scale, is perfectly finished through our video tutorials.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: BOAT FRAMES AND DOORS

On this first video of the assembly of the Mississippi model, we focus on the frames and doors of the North American steamboat. We teach how to varnish and how to glue these elements. Steps 43 to 47 of section 5 On the digital instructions. Take a look!

Using a flat brush and a vise grip, paint the door with satin oak stain. Next, with a round brush and sapele dye, the door frames. If any of the frame pieces are a bit large, sand them down with our sanding block. Next, apply cyanoacrylate to each of the frame pieces and glue them together using the pliers. Press a little with your hands to fix them better.

Now check that the door fits through the frame. Take the metal trim part from the door window with the pliers, and paint it with a burnt shadow paint. Stick it to the door and then the acetate part -the transparent window- on top. Apply cyan to all three sides of the door and adhere it to the model ship. With this we finish the explanation of the first video of the Mississippi ship model assembly of Artesania Latina. From the most beautiful and highest quality faithful miniature replica of the paddle steamer.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

Our modeler has used the following tools and finishing products for modeling:

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: DECK PLANKING

The second video of help for the Mississippi ship model assembly at 1/80 scale refers to the lining of the deck, we mean, deck planking. Steps from section 7 of the instructions.

Take the wooden plank and a ruler. Place the ruler right in the middle of it, and with a pencil mark the center lengthwise. Next, in the center of the sheet, place a protractor and mark where the 45º are on each side of it. Next, use a pencil and a smaller ruler to draw the straight lines of those angles: a kind of elongated ‘M’ will be drawn. Continue with the process as shown on the video until you have drawn all the lines.

Stick with cyanoacrylate the small strips with that M shape along and across the sheet. Make a round hole for the mast with a utility knife in the area where the battens have covered it and sand with a small file to remove burrs. Turn the iron over, holes and internal tabs that have been covered, open them. Cut all the outer excess of the sheet and pass the sanding block along all the sides. Glue with cyanoacrylate all the edges of the cover.

Here, our modeler has used:

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL CONSTRUCTION (PART ONE)

Let’s go with the third video of the audiovisual guide for the Mississippi ship model assembly. Construction of the paddle wheel, symbol of this type of steamboat. In the instructions, this video corresponds to sections 9 and 34.

Take the different parts, apply cyanoacrylate where you need to stick them and fit them into the tabs provided for it. Use the sanding block to prepare the surface and glue two small ribbons on the inner sides. With a cutter also remove leftovers. File all the pieces. Subsequently, paint with transparent satin varnish and a flat brush all the pieces already fitted and glued. The sides, meanwhile, with oak-colored satin stain varnish.

Thread the motor cable through the two wooden grommets. Then place the motor on these. Stick the fixing wedges so that it is totally immovable. Take three small washers and glue them together, the smallest should go in the middle, repeat the process. Help yourself with straight pliers. Insert the stick through the lateral circumference of the base. Before inserting it through the second one, insert the three small circles already attached. Next, each of the parts that will make up the wheel. And, finally, the other three small circumferences adhered, after introduce the stick through the other circumference of the base.

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL ASSEMBLY (PART TWO)

Fix the four wheels with the other many pieces created for that reason (without gluing them). Take the two elastic bands and tighten them. Glue with cyanoacrylate the strips that will make the blades of the wheels. Remove both the rubbers and the fixing pieces. Paint the pistons with acrylic paint (off black).

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used on this phase?

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL: SPIRAL STAIRCASES

Fourth video, penultimate of this post. How to build the spiral stairs of the marvelous King of the Mississippi wooden paddle steamer model. The steps of this assembly, sections 11 and 12.

Using tweezers and cyanoacrylate, glue the parts of the rungs as shown in the image. The rectangular rungs belong to the straight part of the ladder, the wedge-shaped rungs to the curved part. Once the rectangular ones and the first wedge have been glued, glue the wooden ‘bar’ on the inner side at the height of the wedge rung. Proceed carefully up the steps. If burrs remain, remove them with a cutter.

Paint them with acrylic water-based paint (buff). Take the two metal pieces of the railing and paint them too with acrylic paint (off white) and a flat brush. Put cyan on all the sides of the steps – first on the straight ones – and glue the railing. Shape the curved part with your own hands. Now apply cyan on the side steps and glue the curved part of the ladder. Repeat the process on the other side of the ladder. Glue the two wooden handrails onto the railing. Paint them with oak-colored varnish.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515). Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used?

BUILD THE FIRST DECK COLUMNS OF THE KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Today’s last video clearly explains how to assemble the columns of the first deck.

With a ruler and a pencil mark the points where you want to put the columns. Take the column and apply cyan to the two ends. Glue it down and attach it to the model. Check that it is straight with a square. Repeat the process with all the columns checking that the distance between them is the same and that they are not crooked.

Here, we have used:

We encourage modelers who still do not have this indispensable 1/80 scale model of the paddle steamer King Of The Mississippi (20515) to assemble it… And now as a novelty you can also acquire the Gift Pack of the King of the Mississippi (20515L)! It brings, in addition to the model, figurines, paints and some very useful tools.

Gift Pack of King of the Mississippi Ship Model at 1:80 scale, Figurines, Paints and Tools (20515L).

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Crafts and Models Exhibition: Display Your Models with Our Bases, Supports, Moldings and Corners Pieces for Showcases

Artesania Latina has made and is maintaining a great effort to incorporate the exhibition base in all its products. Many old scale ship models of all brands did not have it at the time. Other modeling kits still do not include it. Sometimes, the modeler loses it at his workshop or after a move. Other times, it has deteriorated over time. The crafts and models exhibition, once assembled, is one of the greatest prides of the lover of this hobby. That is why we offer you the opportunity to exhibit your faithful miniature replicas with our bases, supports, moldings and corner pieces for showcases. We want your creations to shine in all their splendor!

SOLID PINE WOODEN BASES FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION

First, we discover our references of bases, that serve both for the exhibition of naval models and other types of scale models, as well as numerous artistic creations and crafts. All of these have been manufactured with solid pine wood with different dimensions and shapes. Thus, they fit the size of your scale model. They are robust and durable, they will serve you for a lifetime. In addition, its decorative moldings give the exhibition base a great beauty and class. Currently, our catalog has two rectangular and two oval.

Speaking of the rectangular ones, the first exhibition base (29050) is 7.08” (180mm) length and 4.33” (110mm) width. The second one (29051), larger, 11.81” (300mm) length and 7.08” (180mm) width.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Speaking about the oval ones, the smallest exhibition base (29040) measures 8.66” (220mm) length and 4.33” (110mm) width. For its part, the larger base (29041), 14.17” (360mm) length and 7.08” (110mm) width.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

PINE SUPPORTS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION: SHIP MODELS

Artesania Latina catalog also has specific supports for ship models, for naval modeling. They are used to be able to pose the keel up to 0.157” (4mm) thick of scale ship models. They are made of solid pine wood like the exhibition bases, they are of great quality for their long durability. In this sense, the modeler can find two varied types according to their measurements and they are presented in sets of two units.

On the one hand, we find the smaller base support (8590), 0.98” (25mm) height and 0.59” (15mm) in diameter.

Pine Supports 25xø15mm for the Ship Models with Keel up to 0.157'' (4mm) Exhibition.

On the other, the larger base support (8591), 1.29” (33mm) height and 0.86” (22mm) in diameter.

Pine Supports 33xø22mm for the Ship Models with Keel up to 0.157'' (4mm) Exhibition.

SOLID WOODEN MOLDINGS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS SHOWCASES

Once the modeler finishes assembling their ship modeling kits, for example, uses the base and the consequent precise supports for the exhibition of her/his model ships. But… Would it be a good idea to protect them? Surely yes! That is why Artesania Latina gives you the opportunity to create your own exhibitor showcase by providing two fundamental elements. The solid wood moldings with slots 0.118” (3mm) width to build the base of the showcase and the corners pieces to decorate them, which we will talk about later. The only thing that the modeler must provide are the four crystals or four methacrylates.

You can choose between four different types of moldings for displaying models depending on the material they are made of and their size. Two are made of solid American walnut wood. The smaller molding (29511) is 0.472” (12mm) width and 0.472” (12mm) height, plus 39.37” (1,000mm) length. The largest one (29514) is 0.63” (16mm) width and 0.63” (16mm) height and 39.37” (1,000mm) length.

American Walnut Moldings for Display Cabinet or Showcase.

Made of sapele wood, there are two more. The dimensions of the smallest molding (29510) are 0.472” (12mm) width and height, with a length of 39.37” (1,000mm). The largest molding for showcase (29513), 0.63” (16mm) width and height, and 39.37” (1,000mm) length.

Sapele Moldings for Exhibitor Showcase.

DECORATIVE BRASS CORNER PIECES FOR SHOWCASES

The finishing touch. An icing on the cake. The point of beauty. The brass corner pieces to protect, decorate and stabilize the crystals or methacrylates of the showcases are all that and more. Place them on the corners and you will see what we say! There are two different models with different aesthetic shapes, they are presented on sets of four flat units so that they cannot be damaged during transport. Thus, the modeler can mold them with the help of pliers or with their own hands.

On the one hand, there is the Set of 4 Brass Corner Pieces N1 (27315).

Set of 4 Brass Corners Nº1 (27315) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Set of 4 Brass Corners Nº1 (27315) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

On the other, the Set of 4 Brass Corner Pieces N2 (27316).

Set of 4 Brass Corners N2 (27316) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Set of 4 Brass Corners N2 (27316) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Artesania Latina modelers recommend that, to glue the different elements presented in this post, use your dense cyanoacrylate and accelerator (27650). With all the quality products that we have offered you on this post, you can more easily decide to display and care for your model or artistic creation. What are you waiting for to create your own museum!

Posted in Ship Models

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship: The Return of the ‘Frigate of Liberty’ for Advanced Naval Modelers

The beautiful ‘Frigate of Liberty’ has already returned to our warehouses foe delighting our modelers friends, especially from advanced level onwards. We are talking about Hermione La Fayette model ship at 1/89 scale (22517-N). A faithful miniature replica made of wood of this 18th century flagship of French naval history.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

This jewel of the naval modeling boasts the official marketing license of the Hermione La Fayette Association, which has also participated on the design of this fantastic scale model. The aforementioned Gallic group is the one in charge of the construction of the life-size replica, which began 200 years after its launch in 1997. It is noteworthy that, in 2015, it made the same trip as the original ship. Now, the modeler can also enjoy its reliable assembly with the acquisition of the modeling kit from Artesania Latina containing the Hermione La Fayette model.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

We have totally renewed the old model -you can download its digital instructions-. Thanks to our team of modelers and 3D designers, we have rebuilt the legendary Gallic vessel based on the same original plans of the ship. Now, let’s get to know the contents of the naval modeling kit of this wonderful wooden model.

CONTENTS WOODEN MODELING KIT HERMIONE LA FAYETTE MODEL

Like all the products of this renowned Spanish firm, Artesania Latina, the modeling kit with Hermione La Fayette model ship at 1:89 scale is high quality. Its parts meet the highest standards so that its assembly is a delight and that the model lasts for a very long time, incalculable.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

It contains a high-precision laser-cut plywood board, so the removal of the parts is very easy. And, of course, their fitting too. Also, it brings parts of noble wood and veneer such as birch, which gives the miniature a totally real look.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

Regarding its numerous details, the modeling kit brings them in high quality photo-etched brass. Without forgetting a multitude of accessories made of wood, metal and brass. In short, it comes with everything so that your Hermione La Fayette model is the same as the original ship.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

As for the sails, it includes cotton sails, already sewn by hand, ready to be placed. On this way we facilitate the work of our modelers friends… And with optimal sails! As a gift bonus, the exhibition base for placing the model once finished, with name plate, could not be missing. Perfect for your model ship museum! By the way, once built, the model measures 750mm long, 284mm wide and 591mm high

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

VERY DETAILED DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY

Of course, to assemble Hermione La Fayette model ship, this one needs some instructions. Artesania Latina has taken care to create the best guide for step-by-step digital assembly on DVD format for computers (Windows and Mac). Why are our instructions the best? For its thoroughness and precision, for its more than 2,000 images in total and, last but not least, for its explanatory video tutorials. These clearly show modeling techniques and tricks that any modeling professional puts into practice.

FINISHES AND ACCESSORIES HERMIONE LA FAYETTE MODEL SHIP

Give the final touch to the French frigate Hermione La Fayette model ship and to bring it to life, Artesania Latina has provided two magnificent extras, for sale separately. On the one hand, achieve the most faithful finishes to the original boat by painting the 1:89 scale model with your Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints (277PACK4), quick-drying. This contains 12 jars with 20 ml each in the following colours: Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Prussian Blue, Ice Yellow, Deep Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold and Vermilion.

Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints (277PACK4) for Hermione La Fayette Model (22517-N).

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

On the other hand, if you want your splendid miniature of the Gallic ship to come to life, we also offer the solution! With the Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F) will do just that. Includes 7 sailors and 7 officers of the French Navy. They are figurines with measurements between 0.984” (25mm) and 1.181” (30mm) ready to be assembled and painted.

Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F).

Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F).

If you want to glue them, we recommend to our modelers friends our Thick Cyanoacrylate and Accelerator (27650). To paint them, the Basic Paints Set for Figurines (277PACK14) or the Advanced Set (277PACK15). Our specific Synthetic Brushes for Figures and Details (17120) are ideal for this task. Do not hesitate to assemble the historic and emblematic Hermione La Fayette model ship and add all the extras! As we said at the beginning, it is without a doubt a naval modeling museum piece that should be on your collection.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

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Model Building Workbench: Organization Table for Tools and Accessories

A fundamental accessory for modeling -even more so for naval modeling– and for any type of craft. The modeler and the lover of other manual hobbies already have a product to have organized all the parts of their models, tools and other objects. Likewise, you can work on a stable surface, compact, resistant and light -it weighs only 1.5 kg- for assembly and creation. Discover the functional, portable and attractive Model Building Workbench (27648) from the Hobby Tools collection made by Artesania Latina. With this Modeling Workstation, you can keep the place where you work in order. But, in addition, it allows you to place your ship model firmly and correctly while you build it. There is a hull holder on the workbench!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!ASSEMBLY AND MATERIALS FOR MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH

The Model Building Workbench made by Artesania Latina it is made of lime board, a particularly beautiful material, hard over time and not very heavy. To build it, we attach some very precise instructions. Of course, it is very easy to assemble because the parts of the board are cut by laser, they fit perfectly. Assemble it with the help of Cyanoacrylate (27650) and Spray Accelerator -you will obtain better adhesion- or White Glue (27602).

Thick Cyanoacrylate & Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

You can also leave it with its original appearance or customize it according to your tastes and imagination with some varnish or paint. Once built, its measurements are 21.45” (545mm) width, 13.38” (340mm) height and 9.25” (235mm) depth. It fits anywhere at your own home or garage.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

CRAFTS & MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH COMPONENTS

The Modeling and Crafts Workshop has these components. On both sides of it, it incorporates a handle to be able to move it, change its location or transport it easily and comfortably. It is ideal that it is portable! Why not pursue your passion outdoors too!

Inside, fits all kinds of hand tools and a A4 Cutting Mat (27644).

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

It has 5 drawers made of transparent plastic for small parts or remnants. Likewise, a drawer made of wood for larger parts, tools and accessories.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

On the sides, there is a dedicated space for magazines, instructions or (A4) catalogues. And also another one for wood, plastic or metal strips, and even the cutting mat.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

For more details, on the video below you can see all about this magnificent Model Building Workbench (27648):

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

In short, this portable model building workbench can be used for hobbies other than modeling. Crafts, sewing, work with clay are some of these.

PAINT ORGANIZER: COMPLETE YOUR COMBO!

Complement your model building workshop! Add a model building product if you want organized paints, tools and brushes, use the Paints & Tools Organizer (27648-P), for sale separately. Manufactured with the same material and quality so that it is combined with the workbench itself. What’s more, you can snap it inside when you put it away.

Modeler's Paints and Tools Organizer (27648-P).