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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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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.

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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!

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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).

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Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts: Make Your Own Parts and Build Your Own Models

Today we present in this post a category of our products highly demanded by modelers of all levels: the ‘Woodsfor model building and other crafts. Here you can find various types and forms of wood, all of them from sustainable crops, both to create parts and to assemble models or complete crafts.

There are modelers who acquire our woods to make spare parts or who have lost them at their workshop -we recommend our modeling workbench-. Others to make parts imagined by themselves. And, finally, other lovers of this beautiful hobby who devise, cut and assemble the entire scale model from scratch… Only with our woods!

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts.

Artesania Latina has the best wood for naval modeling, other modeling and crafts on the market given its high quality. Most of these are noble woods, last over time and are prepared to be treated and manipulated with ease. Birch, basswood, American walnut, coral (padauk) and sapele make up the materials. Currently, we offer plywoods, boardsveneers, strips, round dowels, mouldings for showcases and exhibition bases. Next, we break down the characteristics of each of these products made of wood for a better understanding of the modeler.

WOODS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS: PLYWOODS

Speaking about woods for model building and handcrafts, the plywood boards are the first to be presented. All the different variants of these have measures 35.43” (900mm) length and 11.81” (300mm) width, yes, with different thicknesses according to need. There are five options to choose from: from 0.059” (1.5mm) to 0.196” (5mm). The plywood boards are made from basswood, with a high quality fine finishes. Basswood -linden wood- has a light and uniform color ranging from white to cream. Its type of grain is straight and with a very fine texture. It is an ultralight material, easy to dry when glued and once dry it is stable.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Plywoods.

WOODS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS: VENEERS AND BOARDS

Regarding veneers, we find fifteen different alternatives in the catalog from Artesania Latina, all of them presented with a length of 1,000 mm and a thickness of 0.6 mm. Veneers can be used, for example, to give any piece that is not wood the appearance of wood, such as lining parts built with board or the deck of a model ship.

The variations are found in the width, in the units that the package brings -20 or 25- and in the solid wood used. The widths of the sheets range from 0.157” (4mm) to 0.314” (8mm). As for the wooden types, there are basswood or linden -whose characteristics already discussed above-, American walnut and sapele. In Europe, the wood of American walnut is considered one of the best. It is brown but it has details in gray and yellow tones. Great resistance and durability, very difficult to scratch. With high hardness and fine texture. Regarding the sapele, it can be said that it is dark brown with reddish and golden tones in some of its pronounced veins. It is very similar to mahogany wood, of medium hardness and can be easily manipulated.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Veneers.

The boards made of solid wood are other the fantastic products for modelers and crafts people to make their own spare parts and build their own scale models or other crafts with totally new ones. In this section, you can currently purchase three different planks, all of them 39.37” (1,000mm) length and 2.75” (70mm) width, in sapele and American walnut.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Boards.

WOODS FOR SHIP MODELING: STRIPS

It is known that with the strips made of solid wood all kinds of parts can also be devised for modeling and other crafts. However, in nship modeling they can be used for more precise uses such as lining the hulls of the model ships or add details such as railings and baseboards.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Strips.

We have solid birch and coral (red wood) strips. According to references, the packs are made up of 5, 6 or 20 units. All the strips measure 39.37” (1,000mm) length, the thicknesses and widths vary according to the different needs of the client. 89 different possibilities of your choice! Our woods for ship modeling and other crafts are the best!

On the one hand, the wood of birch is usually colored from white to cream. Over time, it darkens a bit. The grain is straight and its texture is very fine. Like the other woods from Artesania Latina, birch has a high-quality finishes. On the other hand, the wood of coral (padauk) is characterized by its deep red color with purple-brown hues in sunlight. It is hard but easy to work with during any handling process at your modeling workshop and other crafts.

ROUND DOWELS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS

The round dowels made of solid wood are presented in packs of 2, 5, 10 or 20 units. We have ribs in birch, coral (padauk), American walnut and sapele. And different measures: you can find long rods of 35.98” (914mm) and 39.37” (1,000mm) in our catalogue. Regarding the diameters, from 0.078” (2mm) to 0.472” (12mm).

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Round Dowels.

In naval modeling, round doweols are perfect for making masts and yards for wooden ship models. In addition to many other details with a cylindrical shape. Coming soon, we will talk about a products highly coveted by our client friends: wooden exhibition bases and mouldings for showcases.

In short, all the woods for model building and other crafts made by Artesania Latina are very useful for modelers and other hobbyists who want to create the parts they need or the new ones they devise. Adapted for carvings, turning and all kinds of handwork. They are easy to treat and behave optimally when glued and finished, quick drying. They last over time given their high quality. What more can you ask of a wood!

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Electric Plank Bender: Learn How to Use an Essential Tool for Naval Modeling

It is, without any doubt, one of the star products made by Artesania Latina. Simply, because it is perfectly designed for the wooden ship modeling. We are talking about an essential and specific tool in these times to properly assemble the hulls of ship models. The Electric Plank Bender is one of the tools that any modeler friend should have at her/his workshop.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

The Electric Plank Bender made by Artesania Latina (27074-1) is the most demanded on the market given its fantastic value for money. During the construction of the naval scale model hulls manufactured in wood, the fan of this hobby suffered folding the strips that are placed to cover the aforementioned area of the ship, given its curved shape.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

Specifically, our Electric Plank Bender helps the modeler to mold strips up to 3 mm thick. And it comes with what is required for its use, we will highlight it below.

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

The contents of the Electric Plank Bender Kit for wooden naval modeling are six different objects, the following:

  • A 220-volt electric soldering iron in blue -it can also be in red, depending on the existing stock-.
  • A brass tip for bending and shaping wooden strips.
  • Metal support that avoids burning the area where the modeler builds the ship model.
  • A very useful screwdriver to fix the tip to the device.
  • Wooden template with compound curves.
  • And a fantastic gift: a jar of white glue to stick parts together.

Electric Plank Bender for Ship Modeling, made by Artesania Latina (27074-1).

If you are a beginner modeler, and even if you are an expert one, you may not know how to use the electric plank bender for ship modeling so precisely. Don’t worry about it.

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

From now on we are going to explain how to use the Electric Plank Bender step-by-step. We do it thanks to the fantastic help of a video made by one of the professional modelers on our team. Previously, two fundamental tips for those who are going to use this modeling tool for the first time.

  1. Moisten wood to be pre-treated for several hours for best results.
  2. It is not necessary to exert great pressure with the tool to be able to shape the wood.

As you have watched on the video, once you see how to do it, it is much easier to bend and shape wooden parts. This Artesania Latina‘s great product, the Electric Plank Bender (27074-1), it will save you a lot of sweat on your forehead and a lot of frustration in your mind.

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

If you want the work to look totally professional, we recommend that you also use the Set of 6 Mini Fastening Pliers 30 mm (27200), sold separately. It allows the modeler to fix the already bent and molded strips with an opening of up to 30 mm to, for example, a glass so that they do not lose their achieved shape. Without forgetting that during the bonding processes with adhesive they are essential. The retractable spring of each of these clips causes it to return to its closed position.

Set of 6 Mini Fastening Pliers 30 mm - 1.18'' (27200).

If you also need to know a few brushstrokes of theoretical information about how to build model ship hulls, there is a related blog post. Click here to read it.

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

The modelers of the American continent are lycky thanks to a 2022 new product from Artesania Latina: the 110-Volts Electric Plank Bender American Version (27074-AM) -you can only see the product sheet if you live in America-. Many times demanded by our client friends, until now we could not send it to be used because it was not adapted to the electrical systems of their homes and workshops. You can use it now!

New 110-Volts American Version Electric Plank Bender for Model Building (27074-AM).

In short, the electric plank bender for naval modeling and its consequent use greatly facilitate the assembly of one of the most complicated areas to assemble on a model ship. Try this ship modeling tool! As soon as you use it, the modeler can only live with it!

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Figures for Model Ships: New Crews and Passengers to Bring Your Naval Scale Models to Life

During the last months, Artesania Latina team has tried to provide our client friends with all the necessary products so that they can assemble, paint and decorate their scale model ships. In this sense, one of the primary objectives that we have set ourselves is to bring naval scale models to life, give them a human touch. And what better way to achieve this goal than with our sets of figures for model ships, with the crews and passengers of various ships. Made of high quality metal, the figures are presented in elegant packaging, and must be assembled and painted handly. Let the skill and art of the modeler come to the next stage at your workshop!

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

In this way, we have presented four new sets of figures for model ships with which the modeler can decorate different miniature naval replicas of Artesania Latina. Firstly, the 10 metal figures for Caravels and Galleons. Secondly, the one that contains 18 metal figures for the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi. Thirdly, the 14 figures with metal accessories for the British ship HMS Endeavour. And finally, the reinstatement of the set of 14 metal figures of the French Navy. Likewise, we cannot forget that we also offer modelers individual figures of 1.062” (27 mm) -captain, helmsman and sailor-.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships (Various).

FIGURES FOR MODEL SHIPS: GALLEONS AND CARAVELS (22411F)

To achieve even greater realism in the models of caravels and galleons, don’t miss the set of 10 1/65 scale metal figurines (22411F). Bring in the crew members, ready to be assembled and painted. This includes the following characters and ranks, all of them involved in the great world historical deed of the Discovery of America. Christopher Columbus, Juan de la Cosa, Martín Alonso Pinzón, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón and Rodrigo de Triana. To which we must add 5 common sailors.Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).These figures for model ships can be placed on the following ArtesanIa Latina naval scale models, as well as others with similar dimensions. Figures measure 0.984” (25 mm) to 1.181” (30 mm). On the caravels La Niña (22410), La Pinta (22412) and La Santa Maria (22411N), as well as in the Galleon San Francisco (22452N) and in its Section (20403).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).

Discover with us all the details of this set of figurines by watching the video below.

FIGURES FOR KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE STEAMER MODEL (20515F)

The following set of figures for model ships that we have recently put on sale is the one aimed at the faithful naval replica of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (20515F). It contains 18 metal figures to assemble and paint at 1/80 scale for the renewed wooden model of the aforementioned North American vessel (20515). Also for naval miniatures that have similar measurements since the figures measure between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). They are distributed in 14 characters, including the crew and passengers, and in 4 animals, with 2 horses and 2 cows.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

At the beginning of the 19th century, the first steamship, called the Clermont, was launched. It ran along the Hudson River to go from New York to Albany. Also, it was the first ship to carry out a regular transport journey for the public. It was not the first, however, to use paddle wheels. That gift went to the ships that sailed the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Now you can humanize your scale model with this magnificent set of figures made of metal for King of the Mississippi model ship.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

FIGURES FOR MODEL SHIPS: BRITISH VESSEL HMS ENDEAVOUR (22520F)

The latest news from ArtesanIa Latina in terms of figures for ship models is the set of 14 figures and 6 accessories for the British vessel HMS Endeavour (22520F). Made of high-quality metal, the human miniatures measure between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). It has to be assembled and painted. James Cook and the rest of the crew can now step back on the deck of their ship. The set brings 14 characters for the scale model of HMS Endeavour (22520): Captain James Cook, 3 officers, 2 riflemen, 7 sailors and 1 cabin boy. And 6 accessories: 1 sextant, 2 spyglasses (one with a tripod), 1 flag and 2 rifles for soldiers.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

HMS Endeavour and the voyages it undertook with Captain James Cook were instrumental in providing input in navigation, seamanship and geographic exploration. It made it possible to calculate the position in longitude with high precision by means of mathematical formulas. Launched in 1764 and chosen by the aforementioned sailor four years later to prepare for his historic voyage, HMS Endeavor was part of important discoveries such as that of Australia. Also, it facilitated the location of Tahiti, New Zealand and many islands in the Pacific Ocean. In addition to making known animal and plant species hitherto unknown in Europe.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

RE-EDITION OF FIGURES FOR FRENCH NAVY SHIP MODELS (22517F)

This year 2021 that we have just left has also served to reissue the set of 14 metal figures of the French Navy (22517F). Figures measurements: between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). They must be assembled and painted before being placed on the model ship. The set brings 7 sailors and 7 Officers.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: French Navy (22517F).

GLUE AND PAINT THE SHIP MODEL FIGURES

How to assemble and glue all these figures for model ships? Easy, ArtesanIa Latina offers everything you need. On the one hand, to stick the figures nothing better than our Dense Cyanoacrylate and Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

Ship Model Building. Dense Cyanoacrylate and Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

In addition, to paint any of the figure sets, the modeler has two options. On the one hand, the Basic Paint Set (277PACK14). Bring six cans of paint of 20 ml each with these colors. Off White, Off Black, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Vermilion and Basic Skin.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Basic Paints Set (277PACK14).

On the other hand, the Advanced Paint Set (277PACK15). With twelve paint cans of 20 ml each with these colors. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Ice Yellow, Cocoa Brown, Dark Red Leather, Aluminum, Gold, Navy Blue, Bright Green, Basic Skin and Sunny Skin.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Advanced Paints Set (277PACK15).

We recommend you using one of our airbrushes or airbrush sets, as well as several of our wide assortment of brushes, to paint the figures. You can also use our specific set of 4 brushes for figurines (17120).

Catalog of Synthetic and Natural Hair Brushes made by Artesania Latina.

In short, you can now make your passion for naval modeling enormous thanks to the metal figures and their accessories. Essential for any self-respecting wooden model ship!

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King of Mississippi Accessories: Customize Your Paddle Steamer Model

We already anticipated it in the previous post! Now, we present all the available accessories to customize your new King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model. Your 1/80 scale wooden model of this wheeled steamboat, renovated in 2021, is crying out for you.

Ship Model Building. New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

Artesania Latina team has thought down to the smallest detail. Your scale model comes to life and has the best finishes thanks to King of the Mississippi accessories, which are sold separately. Figurines, lighting, engine -on sale soon- and paints, which we are going to talk about specifically below. In this way, the modeler can add these sets to his historical scale model… And make it more beautiful and faithful to the original replica than ever!

KING OF MISSISSIPPI ACCESSORIES: SET 18 METAL FIGURINES

The decks and compartments of the wooden model of the King of the Mississippi wheeled steamboat are going to be packed with people. Of all ages and all dressed in beautiful period costumes. For this, Artesanía Latina has created a Set of 18 Metal Figurines for the modeler to assemble and paint.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of 18 Metal Figures for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

The metal figurines also have a 1/80 scale so that they are perfectly positioned according to the paddle steamer ship model measurements.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of 18 Metal Figures for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

Altogether, it has 18 figurines distributed as follows. 14 human characters, including the crew and the passengers themselves. Not fotget to mention 4 animals, 2 horses and 2 cows.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of 18 Metal Figures for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

This Set of 18 Metal Figurines can also be used for other ship models with similar scales and that are historical and approximately the same time. Thus, the clothes which the characters are dressed will not clash.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of 18 Metal Figures for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

In order for the modeler to glue the figures, we recommend using our Set of Thick Cyanoacrylate and Spray Accelerator. On the other hand, we have created two packs of paints with which you can paint these little figures in great detail. The Basic Paints Set for Figurines and the Advanced Set… Your choice!

LED LIGHTING, ANOTHER OF THE KING OF MISSISSIPPI ACCESSORIES

We are passionate about LED lighting! Imagine walking into the room where the wooden model of the New King of the Mississippi paddle steamer is on display at dusk or at night. Suddenly, he turns his head and realizes that the scale model is illuminated. We assure you that you will think the following: How wonderful!

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of LED Lightning for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

So Artesania Latina modelers have designed a LED Lighting Set. Also previously, they added a pre-installation to the model so that everything works perfectly.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Set of LED Lightning for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

Thanks to this LED Lighting Set, the modeler has ten candle-effect LED lights and four continuous lighting. All, yellow, 3 millimeters and 3 volts. In addition, it contains a battery holder for two AAA batteries and another for a button cell. Not to mention the on / off switch, eight meters of wiring, half a meter of heat-shrink sleeve and one meter of tin. The set brings everything so that the modeler only has to place the lighting system and it is such that.

 

 

MOTOR FOR THE MOVEMENT OF THE PADDLE WHEEL ON SALE SOON

It’s a great addition to this wooden scale model! Another great accessory for the King of the Mississippi is the Motion Motor Set for the paddle wheel. It will be on sale soon.

The new mobile turbine of the new model design moves as if it were plowing through the waters of any navigable North American river. Simply spectacular! As if it were the real ship when the turbine provides the navigation power.

The small engine from the set is mounted on the stern wall. This powers the turbine with a pulley and a rubber band.

King of Mississippi Accessories. New Turbine Motor for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

In this sense, it is totally practicable. That is, whenever you want, you can make adjustments to the engine or the aforementioned rubber. In the event that it later deteriorates, you can replace it without any problem.

On the other hand, Artesania Latina modelers and designers have also developed the pre-installation of the smoke outlet for the funnels. These have been made hollow so that the smoke can escape … As if it were the real ship and it was sailing!

The creation of the system that allows the creation of smoke must be the initiative of the modeler. Artesania Latina does not currently include any set for it in its product catalog. We recommend that you find an electronic dispenser and place it in the service chamber. In that place, which is where the funnels are located, fill the reservoir with liquid.

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI ACCESSORIES: PAINTS SET

Steamboats were created by Robert Fulton. A model of one of these as relevant as King of the Mississippi should show the best finishes. Another of the essential accessories of the King of the Mississippi is its Paints Set, which is sold separately from the naval modeling kit.

Six bottles of acrylic water-based paint with 20 ml each for a single purpose. Paint your wheel steamboat model with the necessary colors. Thus, the miniature replica is even more faithful to the original. Off-white, off-black, gold, burnt umber, buff and bright red are the colors that make up the paints set for King of the Mississippi.

King of Mississippi Accessories. Paints Set for New King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer Model 1/80 (20515).

The modeler can use both an airbrush and a brush during the painting process. 20 minutes after application, the paint is dry to the touch; an hour, totally dry. To paint another coat on top, you must wait 6 hours.

We recommend that you apply a primer lyer for best results before painting. Our Basic Finishes Set, for sale separately, has this product and two more very useful ones: thinner for airbrush and semi-gloss transparent varnish.

Finally, you also have the Hardwoods Dyes Set for the parts of the King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model that you need. It does not come with the modeling kit.

Finally, the King of the Mississippi accessories will give the model its master touch. Feel free to add them to this 1/80 scale naval modeling kit if you want it to be simply… Spectacular!

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Small Model Building Tools: Discover the Micro Tools Collection

In the previous post, we discovered what are the news for 2021 of the collection of small model building tools called Micro Tools, made by Artesania Latina. In this article, we will show which are the products of this type of small tools that have enchanted our modelers friends in recent years.

MICRO SHAPERS A & B (27300 y 27301): SMALL MODEL BUILDING TOOLS

These are the most the best-selling Micro Tools for modeling and crafts, on its two versions, no doubt: the Micro Shapers A (27300) and the Micro Shapers B (27301).

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Shapers A & B.

Artesania Latina’s Micro Shapers are the ideal tools to mold any type of model: a boat, a dollhouse or, for example, a building. By means of these, the modeler or crafts artisan can shape or outline both plastic and wooden strips, thus creating moldings with different shapes to decorate the creations.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Shapers A & B.

Presented in packs of three units, both type A and type B. Each of the three plates comes with 15/16 profiling shapes thanks to which the modeler or the crafts artisan can get more than forty different reliefs and designs to decorate your creations.

The Micro Shapers A (27300) have the following measures: 0.039’’ x 0.118’’, 0.039’’ x 0.157’’, 0.039’’ x 0.196’’, 0.078’’ x 0.078’’, 0.078’’ x 0.157’’, 0.078’’ x 0.196’’ and 0.157’’ x 0.157’’. The Micro Shapers B (27301), which comes next: 0.059’’ x 0.118’’, 0.059’’ x 0.157’’, 0.059’’ x 0.196’’, 0.078’’ x 0.118’’, 0.118’’ x 0.118’’, 0.118’’ x 0.196’’ and 0.196’’ x 0.196’’.

How do both Micro Shapers work? Exactly, these small model building tools have to be used passing them over the wooden or plastic strip several times until they can achieve the desired effect. Of course, previously it is recommended to use a sandpaper on the material that is going to work to suppress burrs, roughness or small irregularities. On this aspect, it would be an idea to slide it gently in one direction, upwards. To know how to work with this tool through a video tutorial, we leave one below these lines.

MICRO SAWS (27302) FOR PRECISION CUTS IN WOOD, PLASTIC AND RESIN

Also made of stainless steel and presented in high quality photo-etched, the Micro Saws is a kit that also belongs to the small model building tools collection Micro Tools. It is essential for any modeler or crafts fan who needs to make precision cuts, for example, in wood, plastic and resin. Any part that needs to be cut, and if it is even smaller, has now the right tool: our Micro Saws.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Saws, Scriber and Adhesive Applicators.

The best thing about this set of saws is that it does not come with one or two, but six micro saws for wood and plastic. It also has a scriber and twoapplicators for cyanoacrylate (glue).

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Saws, Scriber and Adhesive Applicators.

The scriber is used, above all, in plastic models, to make decorative lines or stripes: airplanes, boats, cars, etc. On the other hand, with the two cyanoacrylate applicators, you can paste any scale model parts or any manual work with extreme precision.

As usual, for a better use of the Micro Tools -except for the Micro Shapers and the Micro Template of Wooden Simulation- Artesania Latina recommends the use of the universal cutter handles.

MICRO RULERS (27325): SMALL MODEL BUILDING TOOLS

The Micro Drawing Set or Micro Rulers Set is designed expressly for modelers and manufactured in stainless steel. It has rules, triangles and parallel ruler, all of these very useful to build models when taking accurate measurements in small dimensions.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Rulers Set or Micro Drawing Set.

The two malleable rulers (one of 1.96’’/50 mm and one of 3.93’’/100 mm), with metric and imperial systems, that brings the pack are perfect to even measure model curved parts. The modeler can fold them when needed and then put them back on its natural position. They can not only serve for the model maker, but also for any crafts fan.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Rulers Set or Micro Drawing Set.

In addition, the Micro Drawing Set also comes with two squares, both with chamfered corners to avoid glue. They are very useful when used as mounting brackets. And, finally, a parallel ruler.

In order to facilitate workshop organization, all the rulers have a hole to hang them in the place you want. To check the components of this set on video, click on ‘Play’ under these lines.

MICRO TEMPLATE FOR WOODEN SIMULATION (27322): THE NECESSARY CLASSIC TOUCH

The last of the tools for modeling and crafts belonging to Artesania Latina’s Micro Tools Collection, but no less important, is the Micro Template for Wooden Simulation.

Micro Template for Wooden Simulation.

With this tool, with a good varnish and with the help of an airbrush, the modelers and crafts artisans can provide a wooden color to their scale models, doll houses or any object, thus acquiring a total resemblance to the commented material.

This type of painting greatly favors, for example, our wooden and metal aircraft models: Fokker Dr. I (20350) and Sopwith Camel (20351).

To know how to use this tool, just click ‘Play’ in the video below this text.

To see many other crafts and modeling tools from our catalog, click here.

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Micro Tools for Modeling: The Expected New Product Catalog 2021-2022

Artesania Latina decided three years ago to create a specific collection of small tools: the Micro Tools for Modeling are aimed at the model building in general, and the assembly of ship models in particular, naval modeling. There were five different types of micro tools for modeling, all made of stainless steel, which were part of Artesania Latina’s catalog: the Micro Shapers A (27300) and Micro Shapers B (27301), the Micro Saws (27302), the Micro Drawing Set (27325) and the Wooden Simulation Template (27322).

Micro Tools for Modeling. 2021-2022 Catalog and New Products.

However, after the enormous success among our modelers friends of this type of small size and enormous functionality tool for its precision, Artesania Latina has designed and manufactured five new Micro Tools for Modeling, in order to facilitate to the amateur and professional of this beautiful hobby the daily tasks with the miniature: Micro Mitre Box 45º and 90º (27303), Micro Rigging Tools (27321), Micro Shapers C (27304), Micro Easy Ratlines Template 6.5 mm (27311) and Micro Centering Ruler (27326).

MICRO TOOLS FOR MODELING: MITRE BOX FOR PRECISION CUTS (27303)

We show you the first brand new micro tool: the Micro Mitre Box 45º and 90º (27303). This tiny but resistant and effective tools, useful both for modeling and for all types of crafts, allows the modelers to cut 45 and 90 degrees in two materials: plastic and wood.

With total precision, you can obtain the necessary splits so that the parts fit perfectly, such as small strips for a ship model. For this, the Micro Mitre Box reflects two different units of measurement: millimeters and inches.

Micro Tools for Modeling. Micro Mitre Box with Precision Saws.

This very useful mini tool, presented in photo-etched and also made of stainless steel, so its longevity and reliability are assured, is divided into 4 essential elements: the mitre or miter, the fine saw -for plastics-, the coarse saw -magnificent to work the wood- and the MDF base, ideal to protect the area where the cuts are made with this modeling tool. For optimal use of these Micro Tools for Modeling, it is recommended to incorporate the handle of the Universal Cutter # 5.

It is not the only novelty for this year from Artesania Latina if we talk about the commented micro tools for modeling and crafts, then we show you the other great idea in the form of mini utensil.

MICRO OUTILS FOR MODELING: SHIP MODEL RIGGING TOOLS (27321)

It is a Micro Tool specifically for ship modeling, since it only serves to build the riggings of the model ships. We are talking about the Micro Rigging Tools (27321).

The Micro Rigging Tools are made of stainless steel and it comes in photo-etched format, ensuring its functionality and its nonexistent deterioration by rust or the passage of time.

Micro Tools for Modeling. Micro Rigging Tools for Ship Models.

They are used to place each one of the sails and the cotton threads of any naval scale model, any ship model. Specifically, the blister of the Micro Rigging Tools bring the following items: 5 hooks and pushers in order to easily handle the numerous threads and / or to remove any object of the model ship that makes impossible the access to the ship modeler.

These hooks and pushers, in order to be handled or wielded, need another metal attached to the photo-etched: a steel crosspiece to be assembled with each tool. However, we recommend an added handle like the one belonging to the Universal Cutter # 5.

MICRO SHAPERS C: SHAPE BOAT MODELS STRIPS (27304)

Another novelty for 2021 in terms of Micro Tools for Modeling are the Micro Shapers C (27304). They are used to mold wooden and plastic strips of any ship, dollhouse or building model, among other scale models. After the success achieved with the other two types of Micro Shapers, A and B, Artesania Latina team has created this third variant. Thus we expand the number of ways with which the aforementioned materials can be worked.

Micro Shapers C.

The Micro Shapers C also essential for naval modeling. This set includes 3 high quality metal plates with about 15 or 16 different shapes for each of these. In this way, the modeler can achieve around 45 varied reliefs thanks to these specific micro tools for modeling. The existing measurements in these Micro Shapers C are the following: 1.5×5 mm, 2×5 mm, 1.5×4 mm, 2×4 mm, 3×4 mm and 5×4 mm.

Also included special trapezoidal shapes for 1×3 mm and 1.5×4 mm strips. Micro Shapers C also facilitate working with sticks and rods of different diameters to reinforce them. They are fantastic modeling tools for model ships rigging.

Decorate your wooden and plastic models by shaping the materials you work with. Get beautiful and many elementary motifs with these new Micro Shapers C. To do this, sand the material through which the plate is going to pass in the chosen shape. Then take the Micro Shapers C and pass it over the wooden or plastic strip being treated. Just repeat that process several times until you achieve the desired shape and … It’s done!

MICRO TEMPLATES FOR EASY RATLINES 6.5 MM (27311)

The last of the 2021 novelties of Micro Tools for Modeling made by Artesania Latina are the Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 6.5 mm (27311). The set includes three wooden templates with various widths according to the different shrouds. When building any model ship rigging, in addition to making the assembly process easier for you, the micro jigs will save you large amounts of thread when you are focused on the ratlines.

Micro Tools for Modeling. Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 6.5 mm.The Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 6.5 mm are placed behind the shrouds. With the side ‘combs’ a zig-zag thread is passed in front of them. Put everything and add a dot of glue on each joint of the shrouds and on the thread that you have put in front. Next, cut off the excess threads. Much better to make the scales so knot by knot at each joint.

Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 6.5 mm.

Finally, we recommend you watch the video below these lines. There you can see how are the shiny new Micro Tools for Modeling that the Artesania Latina team has designed and created in 2021. Next post, we will talk about all the previous Micro Tools in the catalog, a total success among our modelers friends.

 

NEW FOR 2022! MICRO TOOLS FOR MODELING: MICRO CENTERING RULER (27326)

We already present a new for 2022 of the Micro Tools for Modeling made by Artesania Latina: Micro Centering Ruler (27326). It allows building models and other crafts with greater ease and precision as it indicates the center of the parts. Made of high quality stainless steel, the Micro Centering Ruler brings a metric and imperial measurement systems, with 3.93” (10cm) for each side. The 0 is on the center of the ruler, which includes a protractor and small holes to mark the measurements with a mechanical pencil or pencil. Indispensable so that everything is square!

Micro Tools for Modeling. Micro Centering Ruler (27326).

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