The varied and elegant fishing boat models in wood to build by Artesanía Latina are one of the firm’s greatest exponents. Even the smallest detail is thought through when designing any of our fishing boat models. Hence the success of our naval modeling kits. The modeler has high quality parts, numerous and beautiful decorative elements and some precise step-by-step instructions. Everything so that your assembly experience is fully satisfactory with the faithful replicas of the boats from our catalogue. That is why we are going to review all the fishing boat models, we are even going to show them according to their level of difficulty when assembling them.
For beginners, the fishing boat models La Provençale (19017-N), Providence (19018), Bon Retour (19007) and Saint Malo (19010-N). For modelers with an intermediate level, Mare Nostrum (20100-N), Marie Jeanne (22175), Botter (22125) and Bluenose II (22453). The advanced ones can enjoy the miniatures of the Carmen II (18030) and Marina II (20506). It is one of our future goals to create some for the most expert, time to time!
FISHING BOAT MODELS: LA PROVENÇALE, FROM THE FRENCH CÔTE D’AZUR
One of the two top sales products of our current catalog, along with Providence. The value for money and its beauty make La Provençale (19017-N) one of the essential fishing boats models on your collection of naval modeling. It is a cute boat from the French Riviera. At 1:20 scale, it is aimed at beginners modelers. Do you want to get started on this hobby or give the kit away so that someone can build their first scaled-down model? It is perfect for it. It will delight anyone who desires to begin on it or who wants to have it even with greater skills and knowledge in the field.
The modeling kit of La Provençale brings parts of high-precision laser-cut board sheets, set of wooden strips and round dowels, and accessories in die-cast, brass and wood. Not forgetting its set of cotton sails, pre-sewn by hand ready to be placed, and cotton thread. As a bonus, a beautiful wooden exhibition base to assemble with a name plate. For its assembly, it has an excellent and very complete step-by-step guide made on video by our modelers. As if it were an exclusive masterclass. Just visit our Youtube Channel -click here- where you can find all the recorded video tutorials. The kit comes with a printed plan of the finished boat and a list of parts. Does not contain printed instructions. Once built, it measures 12” (305 mm) length, 13.98” (335 mm) height and 3.93” (100 mm) width.
FISHING BOAT MODELS: PROVIDENCE, THE NEW ENGLAND WHALING (MOBY DICK)
Another of the fishing boat models from our best-selling catalog throughout the world: Providence (19018). The excellent and beautiful New England whaling ship of the 19th century, which appears in fictional literary works such as Moby Dick. Imagine six men fighting a whale in the open sea and with a boat of this type… Brutal! At 1:25 scale, it is ideal for beginning modelers like the model above. Of course, due to its details, for example, made of cherry wood, the most experienced modelers will be enthralled. By the way, these first two naval miniatures make a good couple so… Build them at your workshop! They are essential for your collection.
Regarding the contents of the modeling kit, Providence comes with precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. For its assembly, you can follow our complete step-by-step guide in full color that can be downloaded for free on its product sheet in the ‘Instructions and Downloadable Content’ section. To do this, you can also scan the QR code on the printed boat plan and parts list that comes with the box. The kit does not contain printed instructions. Once it is assembled, this fantastic model measures Length 12.20” (310 mm), Height 9.44” (240 mm), Width 3.07” (78 mm).
FISHING BOATS: BON RETOUR, FROM LA RADA OF BREST (FRANCE)
The third of the wooden fishing boat models that we introduce you is the Bon Retour (19007). It is a faithful mirror of the French boat of the Rada de Brest, but on a 1:25 scale. First built in 1952, it was in use until the 1980s. The fishermen used it for scallop fishing. Currently, a Gallic association for the preservation of the history of navigation called Tud Ar Mor keeps and cares for the original small sailboat, restored just thirty years after its creation by Guy Le Cornec. Designed for beginners modelers, the model is liked by anyone who sees it for the shape of its hull, for the sails and for the fun it produces during its assembly process.
Speaking of the contents of the modeling kit Bon Retour, obviously, the box has all the parts that the naval modeling fan requires for its construction. Its high-precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails ready to be placed should be highlighted. In addition, as a gift it includes the wooden base with name plate for its exhibition. And you can not miss its assembly guide on DVD for computer -it does not contain printed instructions-. Once the model is assembled, it measures 15.55” (395mm) length, 14.60” (371mm) height and 4.05” (103mm) width. Do you want to see better what exists in the box? We open it on the video below these lines.
FISHING BOATS: SAINT MALO, THE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH DORIS
The fourth proposal on this post about fishing boat models for beginners modelers is the French doris from the end of the 19th century called Saint Malo (19010-N). This type of sailboat, firstly, sailed along the American coast of Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, to later make landfall in European countries such as Spain, Portugal and France. They were used for cod fishing in cold waters and were transported in larger vessels. At 1:20 scale, the faithful miniature replica reflects the naval history of two continents.
The contents of the modeling kit of Saint Malo, has high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails. If you want to assemble the model, watch the video tutorials made by our modelers on our YouTube channel. It does not contain printed instructions. The kit comes with a printed plan of the finished model and a list of parts. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 13.58” (345mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 8.66” (220mm) height.
FISHING BOAT MODELS: MARE NOSTRUM, THE TRADITIONAL MEDITERRANEAN FISHING SHIP
One of the banners for decades of Artesanía Latina, redesigned several times, is our first fishing boat model alternative for modelers with an intermediate level of skills. The Mare Nostrum (20100-N) is the typical motor boat from the Mediterranean Sea, many are fishermen from coastal European countries who today still they use. At 1:35 scale, the model is an exact copy of those that sail. Thanks to its spectacular finishes and details, it also seduces the most experienced too.
The level of detail is astonishing. Boxes for fish, cabins, a detailed engine, a winch to collect the cable, and at the stern, protruding from the hull, a rigging with pulleys to pass it during trawling… Just look at the images below. In this sense, the modeling kit of Mare Nostrum comes with precision laser cut, brass and cast board parts, all of them made of the highest quality. When built, the model measures 16.14” (410mm) length, 10.62” (270mm) height and 4.13” (105mm) width. This is the typical and traditional model that should be at all workshops. It’s already all over the world, what are you waiting for to assemble it!
PAINTS FOR FISHING BOAT MODELS
If you want to paint this and many other fishing boat models, Artesanía Latina team has created two specific paints sets for this type of boat. The paints are acrylic and water-based. They dry very quickly and allow to achieve the most reliable and pretty finishes. The first of the sets is the Basic (277PACK13), which is used precisely for the Mare Nostrum. The second of the sets is the Advanced (277PACK3), with which the Mare Nostrum, Carmen II and Marina II are also painted, which we will talk about on the next post among others.
On the next post we will continue explaining what the remaining reduced models of this type of boat are, including the novelties of this year.