Posted in Model Building

Modeling Gift Packs with Model Kit, Paints, Figurines and Tools for Modelers

Many times, the modelers’ loved ones know about their hobby but don’t know what to give them. The challenge of giving away modeling. What model and accessories to buy? Have I got it right? Something is missing? Will you like it? These and many other questions go through their heads creating many doubts. So Artesanía Latina has decided to make it easier for all of them. Even modelers who want to give themselves. We have created some Modeling Gift Packs to offer very interesting ideas by including the model, the paints, the figurines and, in addition, some tools in the same product. And at a lower price than buying them separately! Let’s get to know the ones currently in our catalog!

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF CARAVEL SANTA MARIA

We start with a faithful replica of an historical miniature, fundamental for Humanity. The Santa Maria Model Gift Pack (22411-L) includes the caravel model at 1:65 scale (22411-N), the set of 10 metal figurines (22411-F) with characters such as Christopher Columbus, and the specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK8). Finally, some great modeling tools. It contains synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014) and white glue (27602).Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Caravel Santa Maria (22411-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Caravel Santa Maria (22411-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF PADDLE STEAMER KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Another super emblematic ship of naval history is presented in King of the Mississippi Model Gift Pack (20515-L). Firstly, include the 1:80 scale wooden model of the American paddle steamer (20515). Secondly, the pack comes with the set of 18 metal figurines (20515-F). Thirdly, the set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK6). As gifts, it comes with a 125 ml transparent semi-gloss varnish jar (27605), a synthetic hair round brush size 4 (17204) and another flat size 8 (17108). Giving away modeling and getting it right with one this gift packs is guaranteed, like the smile of the modeler who receives it.Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE

The so-called ‘Freedom Frigate’ also has its own pack. Find out the magnificent Hermione La Fayette Modeling Gift Pack (22517-L). This one will surprise you with the 1:89 scale model of the French ship (22517-N), the set of 14 metal figurines (22517-F) and the specific acrylic paints set (277PACK4). Anyone who receives one of these modeling gift packs will love it, without a doubt! Giving away modeling is illusion!

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF TRAINING SHIP JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO

This pack brings the distinguished name of the pioneer of round the world by boat, Juan Sebastián Elcano. Of course, without forgetting his Portuguese partner Fernando Magallanes. With the Juan Sebastián Elcano Model Gift Pack (22260-L) will be a guaranteed success when giving away modeling. It is one of the favorite kits of our modelers friends. You will find the 1:250 scale model in plastic and wood (22260) and the specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK17). As a tools bonus, synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014) and white glue (27602).
Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Training Ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Training Ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL SHIP OF BRITISH VESSEL HMS ENDEAVOUR

The British ship with which Captain James Cook discovered Australia, of course, has a very interesting Gift Pack. This HMS Endeavour Pack (22520-L) will excite you with tits 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). Give one of the ships that changed history!

Modeling Gift Packs: Model Ship of British Vessel HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Model Ship of British Vessel HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

GIFT PACK WITH MODEL OF GERMAN FIGHTER MESSERSCHMITT BF109G

One of the model aircraft jewels not only from Artesania Latina but of the entire market. The Gift Pack with Model of Fighter Plane Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) of World War II. It comes with the deluxe modeling kit in metal and photoetched of the 1:16 scale model (20356) and its acrylic paints set (277PACK5). What gifts does the pack have? To start, another small vintage scale model of the same plane from the Art&Wood collection (30217). Next, an exceptional 45 in 1 precision screwdriver set (27220). In addition to a straight cutting pliers (27212) and a needle nose pliers (27213).

Airplane Model Pack of German Fighter Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) by Artesania Latina.

Airplane Model Pack of German Fighter Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) by Artesania Latina.

GIFT PACK WITH MODEL OF BRITISH FIGHTER SOPWITH CAMEL

The last of the presentations now in stock in our catalog refers to the Sopwith Camel Model Gift Pack (20351-L). This one brings the 1:16 scale model of the British biplane fighter plane from World War I (20351) and the specific acrylic paints set (277PACK1). As splendid bonus gifts, synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014), white glue (27602) and A4 cutting mat (27644). Giving away the museum quality modeling kit in this pack will brighten the day of the modeller who receives it from you.
Airplane Model Pack of British Fighter Sopwith Camel (20351-L) by Artesania Latina.

Airplane Model Pack of British Fighter Sopwith Camel (20351-L) by Artesania Latina.

Stay tuned because soon we will be incorporating new Modeling Gift Packs to please and excite your loved ones or, as we said, yourself as a modeler. Giving modeling as a gift is giving away passion!

Posted in Naval & Aviation History

History of HMB Endeavour: The British Ship with which James Cook discovered Australia, Now in a Fabulous Modeling Kit

If there was a fundamental ship for Humanity, in addition to the caravels of the Discovery of America, that was the British research ship HMB Endeavour of the 18th century. With this, Captain James Cook discovered Australia and made it easier to know where Tahiti, New Zealand and many other islands were located. Thanks to its existence, new animal and plant species were also discovered. Likewise, it allowed the calculation with great precision of the position in longitude by means of mathematical formulas. So the contribution of James Cook’s voyages to navigation, seamanship and geographical exploration are undoubtedly of historical importance. It is an ideal time for us to immerse ourselves, then, a little more in the history of HMB Endeavour. Precisely, a few months ago the location and existence of the wreck was confirmed, as can be read in this interesting article from Australian Geographic.

HMB Endeavour was 32 meters long, 8.9 meters wide and 3.4 meters deep. Her rigging was of the frigate type. Speaking of its armament, it had 22 guns: 10 4-pounders and 12 swivel. Regarding the sail, it had 897 square meters. This allowed it to reach speeds of 7 to 8 knots (13 to 15 km per hour).

History of the 18th Century British Survey Ship HMB Endeavour.

HISTORY OF HMB ENDEAVOUR: PIONEER OF THE MODERN OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH SHIP

More than two and a half centuries ago, an English coal ship originally called the Earl of Pembroke (1764) emerged as the forerunner of the oceanographic research ship of our times. The HMB Endeavour and its own history are essential, they marked an era and a change in knowledge. It all started with the efforts of British Royal Navy Captain James Cook -at the time a lieutenant-. Mount your first major expedition to the South Sea. Being able to go to Tahiti, discovered a year earlier, to install an astronomical observatory to observe the transit of Venus in 1769. The goal? Measure the size of the Solar System.

History of the 18th Century British Ship HMB Endeavour: James Cook's First Route (Source: Wikipedia).

The history of HMB Endeavour as an exploration ship begins in Plymouth (England) in August 1768 with 94 people and supplies for a year and a half. Being a coal ship, even having been converted into a research vessel, it had enormous holds that were modified in order to store provisions. As they were used up, those spaces were occupied by instruments, plants and animals that they found during their journey. The organization of its crew was spectacular: sailors for naval operations, officers and infantrymen for shipboard discipline and external attacks, and scientists and artists to study and reflect on milestones.

On April 10th, 1769, HMB Endeavour reached Tahiti after passing through Madeira, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Horn. Unfortunately, exact measurements could not be obtained with the transit of Venus since the planet had a very diffuse profile. At least, yes, the astronomer Charles Green was able to appreciate and record it. The challenge was only achieved one hundred years later thanks to photography. In July, Cook opened a secret letter from the Navy Department urging him to find Australia.

HISTORY OF HMB ENDEAVOUR: THE DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA

For half a year, the HMB Endeavour circled New Zealand and realized that it was not a continent but islands. In 1770 Cook claimed them as British after mapping almost four thousand kilometers of coastline in three months.

It was precisely in April of that same year when it ran into the east coast of Australia, which it bordered towards the north until in June it ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef Coral. In this sense, he managed to free the ship, although with damage to the hull that was attempted to be repaired. After setting foot on land again, they continued west but this time he learned his lesson. A auxiliary boat led the expedition to measure the depth.

The history of HMB Endeavour continued heading west until October, the month in which it arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia. There he took advantage of three months to repair the ship, however, many lives of the crew were lost due to malaria. At Christmas, he headed home and on July 12, 1771, the port of Dover (England) received the HMS Endeavor with 38 fewer crew members.

Hull repairs in Jakarta.

After James Cook’s expedition, HMB Endeavour was used for military purposes until it was decommissioned in 1774, to be sold and renamed Lord Sandwich in 1775. Its last service was fighting in the US War of Independence. It was sunk in Narragansett Bay to prevent the French landing at Newport in the Battle of Rhode Island. Currently, as we mentioned, the location of the wreck has been certified and there is a faithful replica of the original.

WOODEN SHIP MODELING KITS: BOAT AND CAPTAIN’S BOAT

Artesania Latina offers our modelers friends the chance to build the fantastic wooden models of the HMB Endeavour (22520) and its captain’s boat (19005). The first of the models is addressed to modelers with an intermediate level of skills and knowledge in ship modeling. The second, to beginner modelers.

Wooden Naval Modeling Kit with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520) by Artesania Latina. Wooden Naval Modeling Kit with Ship Model of the Captain's boat HMB Endeavour (19005) by Artesania Latina.

They are faithful miniature replicas of these historic vessels. Our modelers have looked at official documentation for their design, so the assembly experience is satisfactory and improved. Anyone will have a great time in order to build these naval beauties. Now, you can paint both ships with the Specific Set of Acrylic Paints for HMB Endeavour (277PACK7) for sale separately. The finishes you will get will be much more realistic.

Specific Set of Acrylic Paints for HMB Endeavour Model (277PACK7) by ArtesanIa Latina.

In addition, HMB Endeavour and its history need a crew to give the ship more life. Get the Specific Set of Figures and Accessories (22520-F), also for sale separately.

Set of 14 Metal Figures with Accessories for HMB Endeavour (22520-F) by Artesania Latina.

Do you want to relive historical moments? Build our fabulous ship modeling kits! Now, it is available the fantastic Gift Pack of HMB Endeavour (22520-L).

Gift Pack with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesania Latina.

Gift Pack with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesania Latina.

The British ship with which Captain James Cook discovered Australia, of course, has a very interesting Gift Pack. This HMS Endeavour Gift Pack (22520-L) includes 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). Give modeling!

Posted in Ship Models

American Schooner Model: Improved Assembly Experience for Renewed Virginia

One of the most attractive and beautiful wooden ship models from Artesania Latina… Now renewed! Our 3D designers and our modellers have rethought the aesthetics and assembly of the American schooner model Virginia (22115) at 1:41 scale. So, the assembly experience for our modellers friends is much more pleasant, fun and simple. And what’s more, we present this faithful miniature replica of the 19th century ship in a new box!

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

It is a beautiful naval miniature suitable for beginners modellers, although it will also delight the rest of the modellers, regardless of their level. Once it is built, the American schooner model Virginia measures 21.25” (540mm) length, 4.72” (120mm) width and 19.68” (500mm) height.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

The Virginia is a type of vessel known as a ‘schooner’ launched in 1819, as we mentioned earlier. It was very fashionable, along with other small rigged boats, in the United States for its great speed, maneuverability and elegance. Precisely, these schooners were the germ of the US Coast Guard. Its objective? To comply with the new import and customs laws thanks, in addition, to its central rotating carronade and light weapons. It dedicated itself to controlling maritime borders in interception and pursuit missions of other ships that tried to reach its coast.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

Let’s check what are the magnificent contents that the wooden modeling kit of the American schooner model Virginia brings.

CONTENTS OF AMERICAN SCHOONER MODEL VIRGINIA

Renewed wooden naval modeling kit with the American schooner model Virginia at 1:41 scale. It offers the modeler high quality parts for assembly, they fit perfectly. In this sense, it is a joy to assemble this model with its high-precision laser pre-cut board parts and noble woods such as birch and sapele. Without forgetting its sewn sails ready to be placed, cotton threads and brass, cast iron and photo-etched parts.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

On this renewed model we have implemented the assembly experience so that the construction process satisfies the modeller. On the old model, the assembly was more cumbersome. Now the American schooner model Virginia is assembled more precisely and more easily. The new and extremely detailed step-by-step multimedia instructions on DVD format for computers (Windows and Mac) help a lot.

If you wish, you can also download the instructions for free at Virginia product sheet. We remind you that printed instructions are not included in the modeling kit to contribute to the environmental preservation of our planet.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina. American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

As a bonus, the American schooner model Virginia includes wooden exhibition base to build and nameplate of the ship. Display your creation at your workshop, home or office alongside your ship modeling collection.

SPECIFIC SET OF ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR VIRGINIA SHIP MODEL

How to achieve the best finishes for the American schooner model Virginia by Artesania Latina? With one of the new sets of paints that we have created for the different naval models of our catalogue. In this way, you can now paint your own miniature with the Virginia Specific Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK21), for sale separately.

Virginia Schooner Model Specific Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK21).

This set of water-based paints is characterized by its quick drying. It comes with 7 jars of 20 ml each with assorted colors. Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Hull Green and Gold. They are perfect paints for airbrushing although they can be used perfectly with brush.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

In short, the renewed American schooner model Virginia (22115) is a great choice for your next ship modeling. Assembly precision, beauty, great level of detail, parts of the highest standards, perfect finishes… Assemble it now!