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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (II): Saws, Guillotines, Miter Boxes and Scissors

This week we continue with the second part of the post that talks about the functional cutting tools for modeling and crafts made by Artesania Latina. This time, we leave the world of cutters to immerse ourselves in the world of saws, guillotines, miter boxes and scissors. All these tools allow you to make deeper, more difficult and more precise cuts even than cutters, so let’s get to know them all.

We start with the very useful Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042), to which the modeler can also attach our cutter blades. But the most important thing about this cutting tool is that if you use it together with the Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) you will be able to obtain precise cuts of 45º and 90º. Rods, slats and other pieces will not resist the precision of the cuts. They are essential on, for example, the construction process of ship models and other types of vehicles and objects. On the video below one of our modellers shows you how to use both tools.

The blade of the saw is fine-toothed to achieve that exactness in the cuts, which is further increased with the miter box. Use both products on materials such as wood and plastic, among others. Both the saw and the miter box are made of high quality metal. We appreciate modeling and offer the highest standards to our client friends.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) by Artesania Latina.

CUTTING TOOLS: MICRO SAWS AND MICRO MITER BOX

If you want to work in smaller spaces, with smaller parts and in complicated positions, we recommend our Micro Saws Set (27302). In addition to six different mini saws, it comes with two cyanoacrylate applicators and a scriber. Do you want to know what these cutting tools are like and how are they used? Take a look at the video below.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Saws (27302) by Artesania Latina.Also belonging to the magnificent collection of small modeling tools called Micro Tools, another one for the cutting action. We refer to the Micro Miter Box with Precision Saws (27303). If you need to work with smaller pieces of wood and/or plastic, it is the ideal cutting tool. Comes with a MD base to prevent scratches on your work surface, two saws, and the miter. The metal elements are made of high quality stainless steel.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina. Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina.

Have you been wanting to discover other small tools for modeling? No problem, here is a video where you can see the complete current catalog.

CUTTING TOOLS: GUILLOTINE OR  MULTICUTER SET

Perhaps the most useful cutting tool for modeling and crafts: the Vertical Guillotine or Multicutter Set (27004). It allows cutting many more materials such as sheet, rubber, cardboard, paper, plastic and, of course, wood. All cuts with the shape that is required. It has an adjustable cutting angle that goes from 45º to 90º. In this way, the modeler can create miter joints, moldings and cut the ends of the strips with the angles it is needed.

Multicutter Set or Guillotine (27004) by Artesania Latina.

JAPANESE STYLE THREAD SNIPS

One of the essential cutting tools for model building, sewing and crafts. Specifically, even more essential for naval modeling. This is so because the Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) is used to cut threads and fabrics on the rigging construction of any model ship with sails. The modeler who wants to assemble the sails comfortably must have these scissors at her/his workshop. For sewing tasks it is also very comfortable and effective!

Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) for modeling, sewing and crafts by Artesania Latina.

After this last one, we have just shown you all the cutting tools made by Artesania Latina. If you want to see the cutters that we have, do not hesitate to read the first part of the post. Your modelling workshop (27648) must have all these tools to facilitate your work on this wonderful hobby of modeling!

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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (I): Wide Catalog of Products for Different Applications

Artesanía Latina cares about creating all the products that the modeler needs when she/he is building her/his model ships or another type. This is the case of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. Now, we have a wide and renewed catalog with many specific tools that will make the task easier for any of our friends.

Cutting parts of wood or threads, removing burrs or leftovers and sawing certain parts during the assembly process are three of the most common actions. Well, here you have all the necessary cutting tools for modeling. Cutters, saws, guillotines, scissors, blades… Choose the ones you need!

CUTTING TOOLS FOR MODELING: CUTTERS

One of the top cutting tools for modeling and crafts, the cutters. We have universal cutters #1 and #5. The most popular in our catalog is the Cutter #5 with Ergonomic Handle and 5 Blades (27044). Why? Because, in addition to cutting with blades, it can also be used for Micro Saw Set (27302) and for the Saw Blade (27042). This cutter also comes with a protective cap to prevent any type of cut.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter #5 with 5 Blades & Ergonomic Handle (27044) by Artesania Latina.

Another #5 Cutter from our catalog is the Professional Scalpel Type with 6 Blades and Case (27028-1). We introduce it to you and show you how to use it on the video below.

As for the #1 cutters, those with a scalpel are the best. On the one hand, the one that comes with a blade (27019); on the other, the one that comes with two (27043). Both made of high-quality metal, of course. But, now, we want to talk about two other very specific ones: first, the Designer Cutter with Soft Handle and 6 Blades (27043-S). It is one of the most comfortable to use and more precise on the market thanks to its rubber and its grooves.

Cutting tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter for Designer with Soft Handle & 6 Blades (27043-S) by Artesania Latina.

Second, the #2 Deluxe Cutter with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2). One of the latest additions of our firm to the catalog for tasks with paper, cardboard, plastic and electricity. It also has a protective cover so that unwanted cuts do not happen.

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Deluxe Cutter #2 with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2) by Artesania Latina.

SETS OF BLADES AND SAFETY DISPENSER

Another cutting tools for modeling and essential crafts, the spare blades and the dispensers. Over time, cutter blades wear out and become damaged. You have to change them! Don’t worry, you can choose between different sets, it’s your choice. For #5 cutters, you have two options. The Set with 4 Blades with Different Shapes (27048) or the Set with 8 Blades with Different Shapes (27046).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: 4 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.Set of 8 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.

For the #1 cutters, two other possibilities. Well the Set with 5 Blades with Different Shapes (27049) well the Set with 10 Blades with Different Shapes (27045) .

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Set of 5 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27049) by Artesania Latina.Set of 10 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27045) by Artesania Latina.

 

Let’s not forget a great and very useful novelty. Dispensers with blades! There is nothing more practical than our Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631) by Artesania Latina.

On the next blog post, we will finish showing you the rest of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. At Artesania Latina we have an extensive catalog. Feel free to read it! Meanwhile, you can investigate other modeling tools clicking here.

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Waterline Marker for Model Ships: Indispensable Naval Modeling Tool for Boat Hulls

Our modelers friends had been asking us for a waterline marker from our house, from Artesania Latina. They know of the extensive experience of our firm in the creation of effective and efficient ship modeling tools. After our 3D computer designers and our modelers developed a very conscientious joint work, we present our Waterline Marker (27649). You can click here to acquire it quickly and make your own tool workshops more complete. Your wishes are already a reality! We always read the opinions of our customers and fellow fans very seriously!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is one of the most necessary modeling tools during model ship building. This very useful product allows the modeler to mark that line around the ship, also thanks to the pencil included. Includes measurements in both metric and imperial systems. In this sense, it is 23 centimeters or 9 inches tall to be able to perform tasks on different naval miniatures depending on its size. In addition, it has a mechanism that makes it easy to raise, lower and fix the pencil to paint the line where your scale model demands, it is adjustable in height.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is made from precision laser cut plywood parts so assembly is a breeze. We recommend the use of dense cyanoacrylate and accelerator (27650) -sold separately- to glue the different pieces, fix them so that they are much more stable. In short, it makes it easy to mark the line on the hull of the ship model with total precision. In general, it can be used as a gauge to mark lines parallel to the work surface. But… How do you use the waterline marker correctly?

HOW TO USE THE WATERLINE MARKER

First of all, to maintain the ship models stable, position the ship’s keel well on its exhibition base or on our hull support (27011) for models with false keel up to 15.748” (400mm), for sale separately. The stern and bow must be balanced at the proper heights.

Hull Support (27011) for Ship Models with false keel up to 15.748'' (400mm) by Artesania Latina.

On the other hand, the waterline marker helps us navigate by painting the ship from bow to stern to trace that mark. In this way, the waterline is always it remains at the same height and the finishes will be much better when it comes to varnishing or painting with colors. When the ship is positioned, use a level you have at your workshop so that the naval model is also balanced from port to starboard.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

Consult the assembly instructions of the vessel. Be sure of the height at which you should paint the water line. Place marker and pencil at desired height without painting. When you’re in the right place, move the marker from bow to stern while paying attention to where the pencil goes. After making that run and you are at the stern, see if that is where you have to start and end the line. If this is not the case, tilt the naval model slightly from the bow or stern to bring it into its correct position.

Now you can plot. Place the pencil against the hull of the ship. Do not force anything and move the marker making sure that the lower base does not rise from where it rests. The fixing wedge that the height tool has will help you to keep the pencil completely in its straight position. Even so press little so that the line is perfect. And ready! Fast and easy!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

 

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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!

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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.

WATERLINE MARKER FOR MODEL SHIPS

As a novelty in 2022, we present to our modeling friends the waterline marker for model ships (27649). It is an indispensable naval modeling tool to be able to mark the line on the hull with total precision. With a pencil and this product, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches. In general, it can be used as a gramil to mark lines parallel to the work surface. It is height adjustable and includes measurements in both the metric system and imperial. It is made of laser-cut plywood pieces for optimal assembly – construction required – and holds the pencil with a small wedge.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships made by Artesania Latina (27649).

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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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

The last of the 2021 novelties of Micro Tools for Modeling made by Artesania Latina are the Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 5 mm (27310), Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 6.5 mm (27311) and Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 8 mm (27312). 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.The Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 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.

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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Buy Modeling Tools: How to Build a Ship Model Made of Wood (Part II)

Buy modeling tools because it is essential for the construction of any ship model. The modeler should know that it is better to spend a little more money on quality tools than buying the cheapest ones on the market. If you choose this last alternative, you could suffer many unwanted setbacks. They are the best friends of the modeler, do not skimp on money in these ones. Good tools for naval modeling will improve the modeler skills, save time and effort, and keep the modeler positive attitude to any kind of challenge.

Buy modeling tools. Specific Modeling Tool Sets.

Like Artesania Latina modeling toolkits, these could be classified into three types: basic, intermediate and expert.

BUY MODELING TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS

The basic tools are essential to build any type of model, without these ones it would be like building a house without cement, concrete or bricks. We list them here: pliers with different shapes; carpenter’s hammer with small ball; set of saws; chisel; cutters and blades; files; drills and drill bits; electric plank bender or the hand one; rasp; needle threader; tweezers; rules, bevels and compass; awl; clamps and sergeants; sanding block and sandpapers; brushes; metal brush; scissors; vise; glue (cyanoacrylate) or white glue; nailer; pins and nails.

Buy modeling tools. Assortment of Generic Tools for Modeling.

MODELING TOOLS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Buy modeling tools for intermediate level will enable you to work better, especially in more difficult scale ship models, but you must make a greater investment, so if you want to try models of that skill before spending a large amount of money on these tools it would be a good idea: electric drill – better with speed modulator-; electric soldering iron; miter box for cutting; rotary table; waterline marker; universal bench screw; magnifying glasses with LED light and without it; hull support; cutting template for the cover and template for the rigging – not necessary on Artesania Latina models-; and brackets for precision drilling.

Buy modeling tools. Intermediate Level Tools.

BUY MODELING TOOLS FOR EXPERTS

Speaking about the modeling tools for experts – if the model is built from 0 without any modeling kit -, these ones require greater skills by the modeler: electric bench sander with disc and belt; electric bench grinder; lathe; mini vacuum cleaner; electric marquetry saw; and electric disc saws.

Buy modeling tools. Modeling Tools for Experts.

There are also specific micro tools or mini tools for modeling created by Artesania Latina that any modeler must have in the workshop. They are the Micro Tools: micro shapers, micro saws, micro rules and micro simulation template in wood, to which we will add two more, it will be a surprise!

Buy modeling tools. Specific Micro Tools for Modeling.

TOOLS ORGANIZATION AND MODELER’S WORKSHOP

It is time to organize all the modeling tools and create a workspace, so we will now talk about the modeler’s workshop. This should be as large as possible to be able to build any size of ship model and to house all the necessary tools.

It is convenient that the modeler workshop also has drawers for storing, for example, small tools such as drill bits and blades, and tiny parts of the scale model that is intended to be built so that they do not get lost. You can place the drawers on the table at the ends or behind.

Or if you do not have these, we offer you another Artesania Latina’s wonderful product: the Compact Modeler Workbench and the Paints Organizer.

Compact Workshop (27648) and Modeler's Paintings and Tools Organizer (27648P).

Remember, when you assemble your modeling workshop, arrange the plugs in front of you so that when you use the power tools, the cables reach your work area. Once the day is over, you can unplug them or disconnect them if you use a power strip with switch. Also, on the front, hang in front of where your model is assembling the scale model planes, so you can continually consult any questions about its assembly.

PROTECTION AND GOOD LIGHTNING FOR BUILDING MODELS

It is also important that you protect your work table if you do not want to be full of grooves and holes in the future, therefore, use cutting mats such as these ones: sizes A2, A3 and A4, depending on your needs.

Cutting Mats A2, A3 and A4 to protect the work table.

As for the lighting that the room and the table where the modeler works should have, we recommend that you put two white light LED bulbs of 12 watts on the ceiling, and as a direct table light a white light LED bulb, but in this case 2/5 watts. For this last lighting, we strongly recommend our reading lamp with magnifying glass, 60 white LED lights and three magnifications.

Reading Lamp with 60 LED & Magnifying Glass 3x.

Optimum ventilation is essential when you are working at your workshop, keep in mind that you will continually use products with chemicals such as cyanoacrylates – glues -, white glues, varnishes, paints and solvents. If you are very far from a window, it would be convenient to put a fan, odors and fumes exhaust like those that are usually placed in the bathrooms near your mounting area.

Another need for the modeler’s workshop, if you do not live alone, is the installation of a small sink for rinsing, because it is not good idea to clean the products in a place like the kitchen or bathroom if you live with more people.

Finally, a hung plank, facing the vision of the modeler, to place the tools you usually use would facilitate your work and save efforts. Live the ship modeling with us!

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