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Black Friday Model Building 2021: Ship Models Kits, Tools and Accessories Catalog… 15% Off!

One of the dates set for our modelers friends has finally arrived! Artesania Latina 2021 Black Friday Model Building. One of the most interesting on the market when it comes to hobbies and crafts. No other Black Friday belonging to large multinational companies that sell products related to this beautiful hobby has a comparison. You will find the widest variety and the best deals on wooden model ships, airplanes and other vehicles, and the most precise modeling tools on our website. Not forgetting all the accessories, airbrushing and woods. From this Thursday, November 25th at 0:00 a.m. (CET) until Sunday 28th at 11:59 p.m. (CET), the entire web catalog … 15% Off!

More products you purchase on our 2021 Black Friday Model Building, more will be the savings in euros -or dollars, depending on your country-. So it is, for example, an excellent time to, in addition to buying the model ship kit or air model kit that you have been wanting to assemble for months, add the tools you need. For the finishing touch once you’ve built your model, also include paints, varnishes, airbrushes – or brushes -, LED lighting sets, and a host of details. Remember, four days with a 15% savings!

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Artesania Latina Modeling Kits, Tools and Accessories 15% OFF.

During the last two years, Artesania Latina team of professionals has made an arduous effort to present new and improved scale naval models in this year 2021. Wooden ship models that belong to naval history, not only in Spain and Europe, but in the entire world. Thought and designed by the best modelers to be a true reflection of the boats that once sailed. Take advantage of our Black Friday Model Building 2021 to get hold of them!


What are the novelties of 2021 in terms of naval modeling? We started the year presenting the renewed and beautiful scale model in wood of the caravel Santa MarIa, of which you can see all its characteristics in an enlarged way here. We continue with the majestic 1/65 scale model of the Swedish warship Vasa. You can read further information in the post about this Nordic miniature replica. It is a true jewel of naval modeling given its great level of detail.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Wooden Ship Model Caravel Santa María 1/65 (22411N).

Subsequently, a reissue with many improvements of the naval modeling kit of the well-known paddle steamer King of the Mississippi at 1/80 scale arrived at our warehouses. One of the models most demanded by our modeling friends, without a doubt, about which you can also learn much more thanks to this blog article.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Wooden Ship Model Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

At the beginning of autumn, we unveiled one of the classics of British and world naval history that was also being manufactured again. The 1/65 scale model of the British ship HMS Endeavour, completely remade based on the existing information about the ship. In the written blog post, you have a lot of data related to this model.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Wooden Ship Model HMS Endeavour 1/65 (22520).

Almost at the same time, a spectacular artwork of naval modeling came to light, a pride of model for modelers. The 1/72 scale model of the French ship Soleil Royal, which we will talk about soon.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Wooden Ship Model Soleil Royal 1/72 (22904).

Finally, a few days ago, we put up for sale on our website the renewed model of the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano, at 1/72 scale. Aimed at beginning modelers, you can find out more about your modeling kit here.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Wooden and Plastic Boat Model Training Ship Juan Sebastian Elcano 1/250 (22260).


Although it is not from a ship but from an airplane, we must remember, of course, the new miniature replica of the German Messerschmitt BF109G fighter. A post is also available about this spectacular 1/16 scale model.

Metal and Photo-etched Fighter Airplane Model Messerschmitt BF109G 1/16 (20356)

Hurry to take advantage of these days of Black Friday of Modeling 2021 and assemble some of these beautiful novelties from our catalog! Or if you wish, build some of the dozens of the remaining models of ships, airplanes and our precious stagecoach. All 15% Off!


As we mentioned before, these Black Friday Model Building 2021 online sales days that take place from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th come like a glove to buy tools, micro, in set format and specific for naval modeling. If you add any tool / s to your model, counting the money that is deducted from 15% of the model, you can practically get free with what you save. Your shopping cart will be much cheaper when you see it.

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Modeling Tools.

In 2021, Artesania Latina professionals have continued to expand the catalog of tools to make the experience of building our modeling kits more pleasant. Always thinking of the modeler friends who assemble our models. Regarding this aspect, the new additions of Micro Tools should be highlighted, small and high-quality tools that allow more precise and meticulous tasks to be carried out.

The first, Micro Moulding Scrapers / Micro Shapers C-type, the third available now, which allows shaping wooden and plastic slats. You can create moldings in different shapes to decorate your models. The second, the Micro Mitre Box with Precision Saws to make 45º and 90º cuts in pieces of wood and plastic. And the third, Micro Tools for Rigging, which greatly facilitates its assembly.


After your ship model is built, there are several things you still need to make it look perfect. This year we have also created new figurine sets to make your naval wooden model come even more alive and look more real. Made of metal and ready to be assembled and painted. You can now get a 15% discount on the King of the Mississippi set, on those of the British ship HMS Endeavour and, finally, those that belongs to all Galleons and Caravels. What would our ship models be without their crews and passengers on deck.

Metal Figurine Sets for Different Ship Models.

Another news for our modeling friends. Now you can light up your model if you have LED pre-installation or if you have created it on your own with the LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects. Your jaw will drop to see your naval miniature illuminated! And count on your own spare parts by taking a look at the Accessories section.


If you want to achieve the best finishes for your finished model, this 2021 we also offer you another unbeatable novelty. Our wide assortment of individual quick-drying acrylic water-based paints and specific scale models ones. We don’t forget all our airbrushes, new brushes and other tools so that your miniature replica looks as it should. Yes, yes, everything also with a 15% of up to next Sunday 28th!

Quick Drying Water Acrylic Paints Sets Catalog.

All that said, any model maker should take advantage of this opportunity on Black Friday Model Building 2021 to get, for example, the following shopping cart, and thus save more money: the modeling kit you dream of assembling, the tools you need, the life-giving figurines, the color paints and the LED lighting set. If you plan to buy all this sooner or later, now it is the best time! A 15% Off on the highest quality products made by Artesania Latina… It doesn’t happen every day!

Black Friday Model Building 2021: Artesania Latina Modeling Kits, Tools and Accessories 15% OFF.

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Juan Sebastian Elcano Model: the Spanish Training Ship Sails the Seas for Beginners thanks to its 1/250 New Modeling Kit

We have redesigned and manufactured it again to delight lovers of naval modeling, especially for those who want to start in this wonderful hobby. Why? Because the renewed wooden and high quality ABS plastic ship model of the Spanish school vessel called Juan Sebastian Elcano is, in this way, the easiest to assemble of the entire market, so it is the perfect scale model for any beginner modeler to start over 14 years old. The new Elcano will provide you with a new mounting experience. Also the possibility of building either the aforementioned model or its Chilean brother Esmeralda. They are two of the novelties of the modeling kit!

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

It is a replica of the famous brigantine-schooner, whose name comes from the Spanish explorer who as captain gave the first round the world in 1552, having to replace Fernando de Magallanes. The ship modeling kit of the new Juan Sebastian Elcano model, designed by Artesania Latina, contains high-quality birch wood cut with laser and an one-part helmet made of ABS plastic for a less arduous assembly. Also, pre-cut sails to be cut and placed, cotton threads and many details in metal and photo-etched. We cannot forget a magnificent gift: a wooden base so that the scale model is perfectly exposed. With the name plates and the national flags of both Elcano and Esmeralda!

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Discover all the contents of the wooden naval modeling kit of the Elcano and Esmeralda school ship by watching the video below. Take a look with us!


To achieve this assembly goal, the modeling kit of the Spanish school ship also has new video instructions. The naval modeler can look at a simple step-by-step building process. With a large number of details so that the assembly of each thread, each block and each rigging is clearly explained without difficult texts full of technical words.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Our Artesania Latina’s modeler says that “this scale model is built quickly, if you work eight hours a day it will be finished in two or three weeks, if you pay less attention, in just over a month”. This manifestation makes clear that it is an ideal miniature for those who want to start in naval modeling.


The ship modeler in charge of Juan Sebastian Elcano model project states that “it is very simple to build because the monohull is already assembled, and even brings all the bull eyes already made” to which Rodriguez adds that “the only thing that you must do is to paint in white the whole helmet, and then draw the waterline in order to paint in green the lower part of the helmet, being of course important the placement of the propeller and the anchor, then paint them too “.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Artesania Latina’s friends will enjoy a lot when they have Juan Sebastian Elcano’s and Esmeralda naval modeling kit on their hands, but according to our modeler, they will have fun on the rigging building process: “It is very entertaining to assemble because you have to create a beautiful swarm of threads with object to keep the sails and the five masts upright and balanced in their exact positions, besides that previously the poles must be measured, cut, dyed and varnished, however, the modeler do not suffer during their placement thanks to a very well explained instructions”, the professional of this hobby says.

Speaking about the school ship rigging majesty, you can see on the image below the large number of sails in its five masts and its beautiful arrangement, for which “it has been necessary a multitude of threads, and a required, conscientious and very funny work of ‘surgery’, especially, with the transversal threads”, the modeler is showing us delighted. If you want extra help, you have specific Micro Tools for Rigging, for sale separately.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).


The modeler points out that “several of the decorative elements on the deck of the Juan Sebastian Elcano model have been improved, as is the case of the stairs, the handrails, the anchors, the folded rescue boats and, apart, the exhibition base plate”.

These details are “more realistic and can be manipulated – the modeler continues – because they are manufactured in photo-etched, except lifeboats, which are now turned wood, while in the previous Juan Sebastian Elcano scale model all these were manufactured in die-cast, so the appearance was much coarser and less trustworthy”, the professional says. Elcano and Esmeralda figureheadsare wonderful“, she exclaims.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

For more information about the wooden and plastic Juan Sebastian Elcano model (22260), please click here.


In March 5th, 1927, dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera’s daughter, Carmen Primo de Rivera, launched Juan Sebastian Elcano school ship in Cadiz. Although the first name the boat received was Minerva, which is the goddess that appears in the figurehead, by Royal Decree in 1925, was renamed with its current name, after the owner of the shipyards, Horacio Echevarria, urged to Primo de Rivera to tell the monarch Alfonso XIII that he wanted it.

As a curiosity, its first trip was from Cadiz to Malaga with the king on board the ship. Then moved to Seville, through the Guadalquivir river, where an Ibero-American Exposition was held. It also passed through the Canary Islands and then went to Guipuzcoa, where it received the combat flag. In this trial period that lasted until 1928, always in Spanish waters, Juan Sebastian Elcano traveled 5,769 nautical miles in 57 trips, at an average speed of 4.2 knots.

Just after, it undertook its first instruction cruise around the world in the opposite direction that Elcano did in the past, starting from Cadiz on August 1st 1928, where it returned on May 29th 1929. Two midshipmen have provided more packaging and history to this vessel: King Juan Carlos I, in 1958; and his son and current monarch of the Kingdom of Spain, Felipe VI, in 1987.


Juan Sebastian Elcano vessel (and its Chilean brother Esmeralda) has the following measures: 4,452’’ in length and 3,704’’ without the bowsprit; 515.7’’ of breadth; 341.7’’ of depth; and 275.6’’ of draught and 1,917’’ of air draught. In this sense, its structure is distributed in four essential areas that are the Quarter Deck, the Forecastle, the Waist and the Poop. The back main mast, whose name is Asturias, is located on the Quarter Deck, a place where all the most relevant events tend to take place.

The two 1.45” (37 mm) cannons used for the salutes are on the Forecastle zone, where the bowsprit with the figurehead and where the workings are executed, without forgetting that just below are the lower decks, toilets and lockers. On the Waist we can meet the main front mast, called Almansa, and the foremast, called Blanca. What has been arranged in this part? The bridge, the radio and meteorological stations, the kitchen, the dining rooms, the operating room, the sick bay and the defeat rooms.

Speaking of its propulsion, Elcano has a total of 20 sails, covering a gigantic area of 3,151 square meters, however, it also has a diesel engine to be able to navigate with a power of 2,070 cv approximately, reaching speeds of up to 16.5 knots.

About its armament, Juan Sebastian Elcano school ship possesses 2 cannons of 37 millimeters, 2 Browning machine guns of 12.7 mm and 2 MG-1 machine guns of 7.62 mm. Its crew is composed of 197 people, of which 24 are officers; 22, non-commissioned officers; 146, sailors; and 5 civilians. In addition, it has capacity for up to 78 midshipmen.


Juan Sebastian Elcano model school ship (22260) is, in short, the faithful miniature naval replica that any novice modeler should build. Once assembled, it has these measurements: Length 17.91” (455 mm) x Height 10.03” (255 mm) x Width 4.33” (110 mm).

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

On the video below, we present it in all its glory after being built.

Give the final touch to the scale model of Elcano and Esmeralda painting it with its Set of Paints, for sale separately. Perfect finishes!

Set of Paints New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).In conclusion, with this fantastic naval modeling kit … You will have enormously fun and motivating times! Do not hesitate to give it to a family member or friend on these approaching dates. Or give yourself a gift! Start the path of naval modeling with us! Now you can also get the Juan Sebastián Elcano Gift Pack (22260-L). This fantastic product includes the model ship, the paints and the tools to help the modeler build it. At a cheaper price than if you buy everything separately. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Gift Pack of Juan Sebastián Elcano: ship model, paints and tools (22260-L) made by Artesania Latina.

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HMS Endeavour Ship Model: 2021 Renewed Naval Modeling Kit for Modelers Intermediate Level

It was one of Artesania Latina scale models preferred by our modeling friends for decades. Now it will be again! Our team of 3D designers and modelers had the task of renovating the 1/65 scale HMS Endeavour ship model. They knew the importance of this faithful British naval replica. For all this, we are proud to present your new 2021 modeling kit, totally improved and adapted to the demands of these times.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

The iconic British exploration and research vessel – formerly a coal boat – with which Captain James Cook discovered Australia can now be built again. The HMS Endeavour naval modeling kit, an 18th century boat, aimed at modelers with an advanced skill level, can be assembled like the real ship at your own workshop. This is due to the fact that the actual construction system of the ship using false keel and frames is the one that has been adopted for the model itself.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

The 1/65 scale wooden ship model of the HMS Endeavour has been completely redesigned. Our team has reliably relied on all the existing information about the ship. Target? Make the miniature as similar as possible to the ship that sailed the South Seas. Below we highlight all the improvements made, one by one.


The first thing any modeler looks at as soon as he opens a naval modeling kit is the quality of the wooden parts. The structure that holds the scale model firm is essential along with the parts that cover it.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

Well, the parts of the HMS Endeavour ship model are made of high-quality birch and linden wood, as well as the seven oak veneers – to complete the hull – and, also, linden. All of them have been cut on a micron way and comply with that high standard that we propose in our product catalog. This is so because we use a very high precision laser so that, later, all the parts fit together perfectly. Almost effortless. It is as if they attract each other like a magnet.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

Another great improvement is that the kit now includes “paper templates that, once positioned, greatly facilitate the marking and cutting of how many holes, slots and perimeter contours, among other actions, must be carried out,” says Artesania Latina team. They also adds that “it is not an easy task when it has to be done using other more rudimentary methods -such as those used on numerous occasions by other companies in the sector- that cause irreparable disruptions in the face of the final scale model finish”.

Use the paper templates for the new HMS Endeavour 1/65 ship model! (22520).


This new HMS Endeavour ship model has much more realistic finishes compared to the old one, now discontinued. Meticulousness would be the noun with which they have been thought and reflected in its photo-etched and die-cast details.

Its photo-etched plate contains parts that replace some of the previous model, now they are much finer and more elegant. But also other totally new ones, “thus helping the modeler during the assembly”, comment our modelers. Both types give spectacular finishes to this jewel of naval modeling.

Naval modeling. Window photo-etched on New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Wooden Ship Model (22520).

Among others, the improvements made in photo-etched parts focus on the windows, base, horizontal capstan, chains, gratings and lifeboats.

Naval modeling. The windows allow light to shine on the New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Wooden Ship Model (22520).

The transom windows and the rear side windows -both before made of die cast opaque-, the skylight -before nonexistent- and the fishing lights now have a more elaborate design. They are very easy to assemble and allow the interior light to pass through different compartments and its transparent acetate.


On the new ship model of the British vessel HMS Endeavour we have developed a system for the pre-installation of LED lighting. “Small supports have been added in different rooms of the ship such as the aft cabins, under the skylight and inside the fishing lights”, the 3D designer specifies.

The modeler friend who wishes can attach LED lights in order to make the scale model of the ship comes to life.

If you want to illuminate your 1/65 scale ship model of HMS Endeavour, Artesania Latina offers you the possibility of acquiring the Set of LED Lightning for Scale Models and DIY Projects, not included in your naval modeling kit. This set has fixed lights and candle effect, battery holder and on / off switch to turn it on and off.

Accessory New Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520). LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects.

Also, don’t forget one last improvement in this regard! The base is prepared so that the modeler can choose between putting the photo-etched part with the nbota name on it or not putting it on if he prefers that the light passes through the name cut into one of the wooden stringers.

The base of the new 1/65 Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520) allows the output of LED light.


As we mentioned in the previous section, Artesania Latina team has improved many other photo-etched parts on the HMS Endeavour ship model. This is the case, first, of the horizontal capstan, now much more stylized and easier to work with than with the previous model.

The fusion between photo-etched, wood and die-cast, together with the contrast of colors of the parts that compose it -red and black- with the veneer used on the floor, make this a truly beautiful set compared to what makes the competition.

Chains for the dead eyes are now made of photo-etched and it is presented on various sizes, thus resulting less arduous assembly for the modeler. The contrast of black colors –chains- and gold –links- “enhances the ship when a visual sweep is made along the entire side of the ship,” underlines our 3D Design team.

The gratings have been transformed into rooms, with photo-etched details both on the walls – trim plates – and on the ceiling -hinges-. Speaking of LED lighting, the battery holder is perfectly concealed under what was previously a grating. In this way, the modeler can access to the on / off switch whenever he wants, as well as change the batteries when they are exhausted.

The latest photo-etched improvements are the lifeboats. The modeler only has to choose and apply the appropriate paints on these to achieve an immense quality of finish.


This new scale model of the British ship HMS Endeavour has extensive and precise step-by-step instructions, they are very elaborate and have full color photos. Artesania Latina makes it even easier for the modeler with the inclusion of video tutorials. All on DVD format for the computer.

Artesania Latina modelers explain in detail and without giving rise to the slightest doubt the assembly process of the entire model of the ship in its more than 500 digital pages.

Once built, the wooden ship model measures 32.08” (815 mm) long x 11.81” (300 mm) wide x 25.59” (650 mm) high. Learn more about this wonderful and 2021 renewed ship model kit of the British HMS Endeavour, watch the two existing videos under these lines.


For sale separately, the HMS Endeavour wooden ship model has a set to achieve the best finishes and to further highlight its majesty. On the one hand, the modeler can already find its exclusive Paints Set on our website. 7 jars of 20 ml each with quick-drying water-based acrylic paints. Its colors: off-white, off-black, bright red, royal blue, deep yellow, buff, cocoa brown, gold and burnt umber.

Set of 9 Acrylic Water Paints for New 1/65 Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

On the other hand, you can add even more life to your ship model of the HMS Endeavour thanks to the Set of 14 Figurines and 6 Accessories in Metal to be assembled and painted.

Set of 14 Figurines and 6 Accessories for New 1/65 Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

We also have paints for the figurines! You can choose between using the Basic Set or the Advanced Set. Do not hesitate to buy these acrylic water-based paints separately.


When you are building the HMS Endeavour ship model kit, small modeling tools come in handy. They greatly facilitate the work of the modeler. But they also allow jobs that require much more precision. With the Micro Tools for Modeling, made by Artesania Latina, you will be able to assemble your scale model more comfortably and quickly.

With the Micro Moulding Scrapers / Micro Shapers you can treat the wooden strips to give the boat another touch of quality, which differentiates us from other companies in the sector.

Micro Moulding Scrapers / Micro Shapers to shape the strips of the New HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).The Micro Rigging Tools will make the assembly of this part of the model more comfortable. They are very welcome. As you proceed, more threads are inserted and, sometimes, it becomes a bit annoying task if not for these small tools.

Micro Rigging Tools for New Model Ship HMS Endeavour 1/65 (22520).

In this 1/65 scale ship model of HMS Endeavour we used Micro Easy Ratlines Templates for the first time. Do you want to quickly create the ratlines? This is your chance! With the 5mm (27310), 6.5mm (27311) and 8mm (27312) measurements, it can cover a large number of ship scales metrically speaking.

Micro Templates to Easily Build the Ratlines of the New Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

Finally, indispensable for the construction of the new HMS Endeavour ship model are the cyano applicator and the micro saws, not forgetting the magnificent micro rulers. These small tools are very useful when working in areas that are difficult to reach with larger tools.

Micro Saws to cut model parts.

Micro Rulers for Model Building and Crafts.

Now, you can also build this masterpiece of naval modeling for hobbyists with an intermediate level thanks to its Gift Pack of HMS Endeavour (22520-L).

Gift Pack Model Ship HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

Gift Pack Model Ship HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

This HMS Endeavour Gift Pack (22520-L) will excite you with its 1:65 scale model of the ship (22520), the set of 14 metal figurines and accessories (22520-F), the set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK7) and the LED lighting set (27590). You will enjoy your favorite hobby, for sure!