Posted in Aircraft Models

Sopwith Camel 1/16 Aircraft Model: jewel of modeling creation

One of the most beautiful models of the market is already on sale on the web and at your usual modeling shop. The model of the British biplane of World War I and the most famous in the history, Sopwith Camel. Its scale is 1/16, this wonderful aircraft model Sopwith Camel has been created after a process of just over a year. Our 3D designers and our experienced modellers have participated.Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

If you want to know a little bit more how we got to the final result of this artwork of aerial modeling, it is interesting that you read the curiosities of the whole process from the beginning.

Back in the summer of 2017, the management of the company, 3D designers and modelers decide that the Royal Flying Corps plane is the next jewel of the aircraft modeling that is made available to our demanding clientele, we mean, our dear friends.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

THE BEGINNING OF MODEL CREATION: SOPWITH CAMEL DESIGN ON 3D

One of our 3D design professionals takes the baton to proceed with the creation of the model digitally. To do this, we divide the process into two clear stages:

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First phase, during the first two months, in which is dedicated to modeling the shape of the different pieces on 3D in detail. In this way, little by little she is creating in her computer and with specialized software each of the parts on an organized way. That means if she starts to design the tail of the plane, until that part ends, she does not start with another.

Second phase, in which this design is adapted and modified to the assembly process. Once different related pieces are finished, it prints them in 3D or cuts according to the material in order to be able to verify the right assembly.

 

 

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The priority of Artesanía Latina is always to try to achieve the greatest comfort of our model friends when it comes to assembling the scale model. If any part does not fit properly, the 3D designer makes the appropriate modifications until the correct adjustment of the element.

POWERFUL MACHINERY FOR CREATING MODELS

In order to physically check the digitally created parts, our offices have the latest generation of machines. On the one hand, the laser cutter, which took a total of about 1 hour to cut all the pieces of wood. On the other, a 3D printer with which the resin (plastic) is printed. Already at our factory, we have the necessary machinery to manufacture die cast and photo-etched parts. So, finally, we have three manufacturing means for this jewel of model building.

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Of course, all the rectifications that have to be made on the aircraft model Sopwith Camel original design are carried out so that when the final design is sent to the factory, the product will go out optimally.

The work of 3D design for modeling is arduous, logically, and you have to be prepared for it. What means the process that has pleased our designer has been the creation of the wings of the scale model.Thanks to the size of them, you can see the inclination of these perfectly so the wings are beautiful. The length of the wings makes a great contrast with the body of the plane”, she says.

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BIGGEST CHALLENGES ON THE MODEL DESIGN PROCESS

The biggest difficulty that has been encountered during the design process of this luxury modeling kit has been “to organize the large eight-centimeter engine of the airplane. Create it with its various parts so that it could be introduced in the model once it is finished. There are numerous parts that are placed on the same axis to be one of the last steps during its construction”. So, finally, “to facilitate – she continues – the assembly of the engine we have decided to divide it in two”.

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Anecdotally, she tells us smiling that “the shape of one of the cylinders of the engine is very similar to the face of an owl”. So when you have our Sopwith Camel modeling kit at home, check it out for a smile.

The last step of the design is to send one of our expert modellers all the parts so that you start to verify that they fit each other.

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BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT MODEL SOPWITH CAMEL BY THE EXPERT MODELLER

As we said before, the samples of the parts, once the 3D design of the aircraft model Sopwith Camel is finished, are taken by one of our modellers. He starts to assemble the model to the smallest detail. If the result is positive, it is sent to our factory.

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Once created, the factory returns them to our modeller as if they were a final customer. Target? Let our professional rebuild the scale model as if it were one of you. If there is a small detail that is not well prepared, that element is designed and sent to the factory with the modification made. The goal is there is no problem when you are building it.

For our beloved modeller who has assembled the Sopwith Camel 1/16 aircraft model, the most positive of his experience has been “the detailing of the interiors. The seat and the control panel are very well achieved. The engine, a true reflection of what was on the original plane, and like the machine guns, which are also very realistic”.

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MODELER FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION

As a recommendation for all the modellers, ours suggests that, for the assembly of the wings, “the instructions of the modeling kit should be followed faithfully in order to avoid later inconveniences. Until the wings are completed with all the suspenders and reinforcements, they are weak”.

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In this way, our qualified professional urges the modellers to “the space of the work table is wide and free of obstacles. Then, you can manipulate the wings without colliding with another element that could spoil them, a fact that nobody wants”.

Our modeler considers that, as such, he must do an empathy job to put himself in the shoes of one of you while he is assembling the model. According to him, speaking of him as a professional and thinking of our client friends, “we should not let ourselves be carried away by the level that I hold in terms of modeling knowledge. We are guided according to their needs and expertise”.

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In conclusion, and as he says, “if you follow the advice and instructions, your experience will be satisfactory and you will not have an equal model in your showcase, it is an artwork”.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

Find out all about the aircraft model Sopwith Camel here.

Posted in Airbrushing on Model Building, Model Building Tips, Models for Kids +8

It arrived again! We have stock of these products for naval modeling!

We are living lucky times! We have stock again -Thursday, May 31- of numerous references that we were out of stock and many of our friends were waiting for: wooden model ships, accessories and tools for naval modeling, and wooden slats are the products that our customers can already buy.

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French wooden model ship called Pen Duick, at our store again!

 

This is why we show you these products below, we facilitate you can search what you need easily:

 

 

 

 

If you do not want to lose the opportunity to buy the items you needed, you have to hurry because … Stock will disappear!

Posted in Aircraft Models

Our Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel models, at the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’

Artesania Latina has recently attended another great event for the model building family, in this case in Spain. We have presented the luxury scale models Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel 1/16. Why? That’s because our perennial interest to know and present the novelties of the modeling market, so we could not be absent from the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’. It was celebrated on March 16th, 17th and 18th at the Pabellón Deportivo Europa of this city in Madrid.

Modeling Contest. Poster of VIII Concurso de Modelismo Estático 'Ciudad de Leganés'.

The event, organized by the Modeling Association Model34 from Madrid, has had an extraordinary participation of modelers and model lovers.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

On the first floor of the pavilion, we have seen medieval historical re-enactments on scale and demonstrations to teach how to paint ship models, planes models and many more miniatures. We also have learned how to achieve oxides in vehicles, weathering in special ships and which are the best complements for dioramas. All the people have enjoy the fantastic presentations of experts on model building or a jury of the contest of the highest level. One of those members has been one of Artesania Latina modelers.

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As a curiosity, the commemorative figure of the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’ has been a well-known one for the Spaniards: the 1960 Legionnaire of Western Sahara.

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SUCCESS OF THE FOKKER DR I & SOPWITH CAMEL 1/16

On the other hand, Artesania Latina has taken advantage of such a great opportunity with so many model friends to make known two of their most recent and beautiful creations: the triplane Fokker Dr.I, Red Baron’s plane; and the biplane of the Allied Forces Sopwith Camel. Both models are made wood and metal.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

The great acceptance of these Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel models there has made clear the enormous work done by Artesania Latina’s modelers.

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Finally, the three days during the event has developed has served, above all, for model and miniature lovers to meet and share all their experiences. They have spoken a lot about the construction of models. What a beautiful hobby we enjoy!

Posted in Model Building

Artesanía Latina presents its new models for building at International Toy Fair Spielwarensse

With more than 50 years of life, Artesania Latina is a world reference on design and manufacture of kits for the construction of wooden models, above all naval and aerial. We have been successfully presenting our model building novelties at the International Toy Fair, Spielwarenssem. It has celebrated the past month, February, in Nuremberg (Germany).

 

Model Building. Public enjoying Artesania Latina models at its Spielwarensse stand.

 

NOVELTIES ON MODEL BUILDING WORLD 2018: WOODEN & METAL SHIP & AIRCRAFT MODELS

The fair serves eminently to establish business contacts and, above all, to present to the public the news regarding products. Artesania Latina, the Spaniard company, has shown during this year’s edition its new creations in the world of modeling. The model building novelties are Sopwith Camel and Messerschmitt BF 109G aircrafts, as well as the French School Ship Belem, and the Atlantic Tugboat, prepared for radio control.

Aircraft modeling. Metal and photoetched model Messerschmitt BF 109G (20356).

Here you can see other of the beautiful creations for this year presented in the Spielwarenmesse. The wooden model of the Sopwith Camel biplane.

Aircraft modeling. Metal and wooden model Sopwith Camel 1/16 (20351).

In the image, the overwhelming greatness of the wooden model Ship Military School of France, already on sale: Belem 1896.

Ship modeling. Wooden model ship Belem 1/75 (22519).

Last but not least, Artesania Latina has presented another model building novelties as a model that is demanded a lot by our friends who love radio control models: the Atlantic tugboat.

Ship modeling. ABS plastic and wooden ship model Tugboat Atlantic 1/50 (20210).

PUBLIC SHOWS GREAT INTEREST IN OUR MODEL BUILDING NOVELTIES

Hundreds of interested people have gone through the Artesania Latina stand, not only to contemplate the novelties. They also have known first-hand a large model list from our catalog thanks to the numerous wooden models, all of them great classics of modeling. The King of the Mississippi Steamboat, Stage Coach 1848, the French frigate Hermione La Fayette, the Santa Maria, La Pinta and La Niña caravels, the San Francisco II galleon, the Red Baron plane, Fokker Dr. I … And a long number of beautiful models from the design team and modelers from Artesania Latina!

Model Building. Artesania Latina models at its Spielwarensse stand.

Model Building. Public enjoying Artesania Latina models at its Spielwarensse stand.

All those interested in the Artesania Latina models have received the precise explanations of the owner of the multinational company, Michel Martin, who, at first hand, has been involved to the fullest in making known all the wonderful catalog of high quality models, an absolute benchmark for modeling around the world.

WHY HAVE ARTESANIA LATINA GONE TO THE SPIELWARENMESSE?

Clearly, because it is the world’s largest showcase for modeling, here the ‘Spirit of Play’ is experienced, as the slogan of the event itself prays. It is enough to appreciate the data provided by the organization of the International Toy Fair of Nuremberg. More than 2,900 exhibitors from 68 countries, of which 895 are not represented at any other fair. 70,000 visitors from 130 nations. More than 1 million products and 120,000 novelties, of which four have been presented by Artesania Latina.

Finally, if you want to know what it is moving on the modeling world and the models to build, the Spielwarenmesse is a fair to which you must go. We will wait for you next year! If you can not attend, do not worry, we present here the news firsthand without getting up from your seat.

Posted in Naval & Aviation History

Red Baron’s Fokker Dr. I astonishes in Japan

On August 1st, the best aerial model par excellence will arrive to our central store: the mythical triplane of World War I, Fokker Dr. I, who was piloted by the renowned Red Baron. This fabulous 1/16 scale replica has been created with the latest 3D technologies and the experience of our modeling team.

The scale model is made of wood and metal as the original airplane was built: it has more than 750 parts and their measurements are 17.72” (450 mm) x 14.17” (360 mm) x 7.24” (184 mm). It includes step-by-step instructions with video tutorials and more than 600 photos for a simpler and more pleasant assembly.

 

THE FOKKER DR. I, AT SHIZUOKA’S HOBBY FAIR

The 1/16 scale model of the Fokker Dr. I was present at the stand of our distributor in Japan at the Hobby Fair in Shizuoka, known as the Tamiya Fair, the most important in the world in this sector: most of the Japanese manufacturing companies such as Tamiya, Hasegawa, Platz or Ebbro were there.

 

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The Tamiya Fair is a hobby fair in the broadest sense: from plastic modeling with scaled vehicles to the original ones – both present -; wood models with quality parts such as those of Artesanía Latina or Woody Joe: Drones, planes, boats, cars, motorcycles and a lot of radio control are some of the alternatives with which the visitor could find.

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Our modeling kit from the German triplane Fokker Dr. I of the Red Baron delighted the modelers who were at the Tamiya Fair and it will not disappoint the customers of Artesanía Latina who buy it.

It is an incredible 1/16 scale model of the German airplane, very compact and it has numerous details. Faithful replica of the original even with the same materials: metal, for the structure; And wood, for the wings. Suitable for exposure in any dependency even having a large scale for its compact measures.

 

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Also, the Fokker Dr. I Modeling Kit has the best and most detailed multimedia instructions on the market with 7 languages ​​on DVD: video tutorials and more than 600 photos that teach you accurately all the steps to build this fantastic model, that is, up to get a museum quality model.

Its unique details of high quality, as a BONUS, will make you fall in love with this magnificent piece: precious methacrylate base with the name of the airplane, brass and steel engraving, injected metal parts, cockpit details, metal structure And wings of wood, not forgetting the poster of the plane to scale 1: 1.

 

Take a look at the videos we’ve created for you:

 

Fokker Dr. I, the Red Baron’s Triplane.

Presentation of Fokker Dr. I, the Triad of the Red Baron.

Contents of the Fokker Modeling Kit Dr. I, the Red Baron’s Triplane.

 

Buy your Fokker Dr. I Modeling Kit!