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Naval Modeling for Beginners: Initiation Wooden Ship Models (II)

We continue with the article we left last week about naval modeling for beginners. In other words, we continue to show the large number of wooden ship models for beginners in the Artesania Latina catalog. In this way, the future modeler will know which models he wants to build.

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: FISHING SHIP MODEL LA PROVENÇALE (19017)

What do we offer as a eighth proposal of a ship model for the new model makers that start on this hobby? The 1/20 scale model of the French Côte d’Azur fishing ship called the La Provençale. Once the model is finished, it is 12’’ (305 mm) length, 13.18” (335 mm) height and 3.93’’ (100 mm) width. With a typically Mediterranean line thanks to its two Latin sails, this boat used to be made with the remains of the wood used for the construction of larger fisheries.

La Provençale ship modeling kit contains a set of high-precision laser-cut board parts, noble woods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails, as well as our complete step-by-step guide in full color, accompanied by real-scale plans of the finished model, on DVD format.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Ship Model La Provençale (19017)

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: WHALING SHIP MODEL PROVIDENCE (19018)

The ninth proposed wooden ship model for beginners modelers is the 1/25 scale model of the 19th century New England whaling ship called Providence, present in the fictional literary work Moby Dick. Just imagine the great difficulty and skill of whalers when hunting a whale in a small boat like this.

Its construction system is very similar to the real ship. The modeling kit of the scale ship model Providence consists of high precision laser-cut board parts, noble woods – American cherry tree-, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed, as well as our complete step guide step-by-step in full colour on DVD format. Once the model is finished, it measures 12.20” (310 mm) length, 9.44” (240 mm) height and 3.07” (78 mm) width.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Ship Model Providence (19018).

WOODEN SHIP MODEL LIFEBOAT JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO (19019)

The tenth selection of a wooden ship model for the new modelers is Juan Sebastian Elcano’s lifeboat, Spanish Navy sailboat schooner and school ship. The 1/35 scale model, once finished, is 11.02’’ (280 mm) length, 3.54’’ (90 mm) height and 3.62’’ (92 mm) width. This boat was called thus by the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastian Elcano, captain of the expedition – after Fernando de Magallanes death -, who completed the first round the world in 1522. Launched in 1927 in Cadiz.

Juan Sebastian Elcano’s lifeboat ship modeling kit consists of laser-cut board parts, noble woods, brass and cast iron, as well as our complete step-by-step guide on DVD format.

Wooden Ship Model Lifeboat Juan Sebastian Elcano (19019).

WOODEN SHIP MODEL SECTION OF GALLEON SAN FRANCISCO (20403)

The eleventh proposition? The wooden ship model, at scale 1/50, of the section of the Spanish galleon called San Francisco of the 16th and 17th centuries. Galleons were the most powerful ships of the time and backbone of the Spanish maritime power during the aforementioned era. They were perfect thanks to their fusion of great transport capacity and firepower, which made them ideal for long ocean crossings between Spain and the Indies.

Easy construction and resembling its real construction for its construction system using false keel and frames, the ship modeling kit of the section of the Spanish galleon San Francisco will allow to examine in depth the construction and structure of the ship, as well as all the detail of its three decks. The scale model features high precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and fabric. It also includes a small support with metal plate. For assembly you can follow our complete step-by-step guide in full color on DVD format. Once the model is finished, it measures 4.72” (120 mm) length, 26.14” (664 mm) height and 12.28” (312 mm) width.

Wooden Ship Model Section of Galleon San Francisco (20403).

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: WOODEN SHIP MODEL SWIFT (22110N)

The twelfth wooden ship model for novice modelers we propose is the 1/50 scale model of the Swift, a beautiful 1805 Virginia (USA) pilot ship, which guided the large ships at the entrance and exit of the ports. This type of boat evolution, given its great operation, are the famous Baltimore Clippers.

The Swift modeling kit includes a DVD for a computer or laptop (PC or Mac) with step-by-step assembly guide, videos with tips and tricks, a 1/1 scale model scale, pre-laser-cut wooden parts, stitched sails included, pre-cut brass parts and base-stand included. Once the model is finished, it measures 24.48” (622 mm) length, 17.24” (438 mm) height and 4.72” (120 mm) width.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Ship Model Swift (22110N).

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: WOODEN SHIP MODEL LIFEBOAT RMS TITANIC (19016)

We arrived at the 12 + 1 proposal of ship modeling for beginners! The 1/35 scale wooden ship model of the RMS Titanic’s lifeboat -one of the twenty-, so you can remember the majesty of the luxurious ship to which it belonged. The RMS Titanic had been projected to have thirty-two lifeboats, but when it was shipwrecked – April 15th, 1912 – it only carried two tens. Owned by the White Star Line company, it was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of its time. During its maiden voyage between Southampton and New York it collided with an iceberg and sank in the icy waters off the coast of Newfoundland.

Easy to build – it has no rigging – it is a scale model suitable for novice modelers because, like almost all Artesania Latina models, it has a construction system using false keel and frames, which makes it resemble the real one. The RMS Titanic lifeboat modeling kit has the following elements: high-precision, high-quality laser pre-cut board parts; noble wood and veneers; high quality photo-etched brass parts; cotton threads; support-stand to expose the model once finished and step-by-step guide super detailed with numerous images on DVD format. Once the model is finished, it measures 11.22” (285 mm) length, 2.16” (55 mm) height and 3.74” (95 mm) width.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Ship Model Lifeboat Titanic (19016).

WOODEN AND PLASTIC TRAINING SHIP MODEL NEW JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO (22260)

The fourteenth proposal of naval modeling for beginners is a renewed model in 2021. The wooden and plastic ship model to build from Spanish training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano, at 1/250 scale. The naval modeling kit of the Juan Sebastian Elcano of the Spanish Navy is aimed at beginners modelers because its step-by-step guide is very complete and is presented in videos on DVD format, no printed instructions are included. In addition, it comes with the hull of the ship prefabricated in plastic, so its construction is less difficult. It is perfect for a first contact with this wonderful hobby.

The contents of the box of this faithful miniature naval replica, in addition to the hull, are parts of high precision laser cut board, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and sails. It also has new photo-etched details and includes the figurehead, the flag and the name plate to build the great sailing ship Esmeralda, which is a training ship exactly like the Elcano but from the Chilean Navy. Upon completion, the model measures 17.91” (455 mm) length, 10.03” (255 mm) height, and 4.33” (110 mm) width.

Ship Modeling for Beginners. New Wooden and Plastic Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano 1/250 (22260).

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: FISHING SHIP MODEL JOLIE BRISE (22180)

The penultimate proposal for naval modeling for beginners is the buildable wooden model ship of the French cutter Jolie Brise, at 1/50 scale. From pilot boat it was used as a fishing boat due to the appearance of boats with steam engines.

The Jolie Brise ship model building kit features high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and fabric. Also, it has cotton sails cut and sewn by hand ready to be placed. Build it with our comprehensive, full-color, step-by-step guide on DVD, accompanied by drawings of the finished model. The kit does not contain printed instructions. Once it is finished, the model is 19.88” (505 mm) length, 20.27” (515 mm) height and 4.05” (103 mm) width.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Fishing Ship Model Jolie Brise (22180).

NAVAL MODELING FOR BEGINNERS: FISHING SHIP MODEL LA CANCALAISE (22190)

The last model we propose of naval modeling for beginners is the model of the famous French ship La Cancalaise, at 1/50 scale. La Cancalaise is the fishing boat with the most sails in France and was launched on April 18, 1987. Its trees are simply very elegant.

La Cancalaise naval modeling kit is made of wood and has cotton sails ready to be placed. Step-by-step instructions on DVD, no printed instructions included. Once it is finished, the model is 25.59” (650 mm) length, 20.27” (515 mm) height and 3.93” (100 mm) width.

Naval Modeling for Beginners: Wooden Ship Model La Cancalaise (22190).NEW SHIP MODEL IN 2022: AMERICAN SCHOONER VIRGINIA (22115)

Now we present you a novelty for 2022! The renewed and precious model ship of the American schooner Virginia from the 19th century, at 1:41 scale. it has an improved and great building experience that will satisfy any modeller who builds it. This type of vessel was commissioned to monitor the US coastal borders due to its great speed and maneuverability.

The Virginia naval modeling kit contains parts that fit together perfectly: high-precision laser-cut pre-cut deck pieces, fine woods such as birch and sapele, sewn sails ready to be laid, cotton threads and brass parts, casting and photoengraving. Step-by-step instructions on DVD, no printed instructions included. When finished, the schooner model measures 21.25” (540mm) length, 4.72” (120mm) width and 19.68” (500mm) height.

Ship Model Kit: Virginia American Schooner (22115) from Artesania Latina.

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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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Expansion of the Ship Models Catalog by Nationalities: Love of Modeling (II)

Tastes of ship models and aircrafts models of the modelers are diverse as they are a very wide spread across all the countries on The Earth. For that reason, Artesania Latina has created a wide range of scale models. Discover here our ship models catalog and aircraft models catalog according to their nationalities, obviously paying more attention to historical potentials, but gradually we are interested in designing and incorporating to our list new miniatures that represent many other countries.

We currently have wooden ship models of Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, China, Netherlands, Nordic Countries and Arab Countries. It can be said that Artesania Latina will count with more nationalities for its naval scale models catalog soon.

DISCOVER ARTESANIA LATINA’S EUROPEAN MODEL SHIPS

Firstly, from Spain, we offer the following naval scale models: the captain’s boat of the ships San Juan de Nepomuceno and Santísima Trinidad; the lifeboat of Juan Sebastián Elcano; the fishing boats Mare Nostrum, Marina II and Carmen II; La Niña, La Pinta and La Santa María caravels; the San Francisco II section and the complete galleon model; and the San Juan de Nepomuceno ship.

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic Spanish ships.

Secondly, from France, the following wooden miniature boats: Bon Retour, Saint Malo, La Provençale and Marie Jeanne fishing boats; the Belem school ship; the great Soleil Royal; and the cutter Jolie Brise.

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic French ships.

Thirdly, from the UK, these naval replicas: HMS Endeavour and HMS Bounty captain’s boats; lifeboat of the RMS Titanic; Providence whaling ship; the Scottish Maid schooner; the Cutty Sark clipper; and the ships HMS Endeavour, HMS Bounty and Mayflower.

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic British ships.

Finally, from the Nordic countries, the traditional Viking ship and the Swedish warship Vasa. From Netherlands, the fishing boat Botter.

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic Nordic ships.

 

NORTH AMERICAN SHIP MODELS CATALOG

From the United States and Canada, Virginia American and Bluenose II schooners; Swift pilot boat; USS Constellation ship; and the famous paddle steamer King of the Mississippi. From China, the Chinese junk Red Dragon. And from the Arab countries, the Sultan dhow.

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic North American ships.

 

It is thus proven that Artesania Latina products are designed to reach and entertain all cultures on the planet, regardless of race or nationality. Our ship models and aircraft models have been globalized in the positive sense. We maintain the traditional essence of the modeling, to which the latest technologies have been incorporated and applied in favor of a more optimal assembly and conservation of our environment.

We deliver our models all over the planet with UPS.

With the help of our carrier UPS, the best in the sector, we deliver our scale models, our accessories and our modeling tools to all countries of the world, on record time, at a reduced price with safe delivery thanks to reliable and accurate tracking of packages.

To check the estimated delivery time and shipping costs to the different countries, click here.

Join Artesania Latina‘s large and diverse ship modeling and aerial modeling community!

 

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Love of Modeling (I) Is All over the World thanks to Our Models

Everyone says that things made or created with love have its own soul. The love for detail leads to more beautiful and optimal results. Also, the love that is shared makes the subject learn more and better about life. The private or public exposure of love produces happiness and satisfaction. In conclusion, the love crosses and demolishes borders. All these forms of love happen on ship modeling and aircraft modeling. Yes, that’s right, with the hobby of building wooden ship models and scale models of fighters -airplanes- made of wood, metal and plastic. And worldwide! That is love of modeling!

Our Love for Modeling is distributed with UPS in all countries.

Thanks to the work, commitment and enthusiasm of Artesania Latina, the best brand on this sector since 1970, modeling in general transcends Spanish national limits to reach every cardinal point on the planet.

Our Love for Modeling is distributed with UPS in all countries.

BUILDING SMALL ARTWORKS IS LOVE OF MODELING

How is that? Our modeling friends surely intuit the answer, although those people who still do not know this hand-made art or are learning from this noble entertainment may not. We explain it: thanks to these “traced” miniatures of ships and airplanes, the modeler puts his soul into building a artwork from scratch. Pay meticulous attention to detail so that the placement of the piece is perfect, it is in harmony. Consult and share theoretical and practical knowledges with other modeling enthusiasts. She/He exhibits her/his ship model or finished aircraft model at some room of the home or office, or in a modeling meeting, a fact that brings great pride. Finally, now more than ever, modeling is a worldwide hobby.

Naval modeling. Wooden Model Ship Kit: Sultan Arab Dhow 1/85 (22165).

This motivating passion for naval modeling and aircraft modeling, we meet all kinds of people regardless of race, age or social status. All of them are looking for a living space to use: they want to build the scale model they need to see finished and exposed.

Aircraft modeling. Sopwith Camel 1/16 Metal and Wood Model Kit (20351)

WORLDWIDE AND SAFE DELIVERY OF OUR MODELS WITH UPS SERVICE

We are very lucky to have friends modelers from four of the five continents – we have not yet arrived in Antarctica J- Throughout the planet, Artesania Latina has loyal customers of its products, due to its high quality standards and its adjusted price on all their excellent wooden ship models and on their impressive aircraft models from the catalog.

Naval modeling. Wooden Model French Ship Belem 1/75 (22519).

If you don’t know it yet, Artesania Latina sends its fantastic products to everyone on the globe with the help of the great UPS transport service. The firm collaboration that we have established jointly demonstrates the effectiveness and regularity in the delivery of orders. The best of all is that the shipping costs have been reduced so the designers of all the countries of the world can enjoy the ship modeling and the aircraft modeling, the construction of miniatures with their own hands.

Our Love for Modeling is distributed with UPS in all countries.

If you want to know the shipping costs to your country, you just need to click here. Live the love of modeling now!

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Swedish Ship Model Vasa 1/65 (I): The Most Powerful Warship in 17th Century

After an arduous work of ship modeling for a year and a half, Artesania Latina is pleased to present you its brand new and magnificent Swedish wooden ship model. The Vasa warship model at 1/65 scale, aimed at the most expert modelers who want new challenges. A marvel in terms of detail and difficulty!

Ship Modeling. Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65.

Scandinavian warship model Vasa is a great test to check modelers skills. Our partners have spent eight hours a day for twelve months for its assembly. The modeling kit requires patience and meticulousness in detail.

It is a perfect replica of the original ship, which is now in the museum called Vasa in Stockholm (Sweden). Thanks to the Vasa wooden ship model 1/65 the modeler will have entertainment for a long time. You will always be helped by very clarifying step-by-step photographic instructions written in nine languages. Do you want a great challenge? This is yours.

Among the most notable features of the Vasa, of this great Swedish sailboat, was its enormous power. It had to move 1,200 tons of weight and a sail area of ​​1,150 square meters and 80 tons. A fact that is reflected in our scale model due to its large dimensions: 42’’ length, 34’’ height and 40’’ width.

Ship Modeling. Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65.

SUCCESSFUL DECORATION FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL SHIP MODEL: VASA 1/65

What about its decoration! More than a meter of beauty with around 100 sculptures made in die-cast between its stern and, somewhat less, its prow, which provide a colorful rarely seen on ship modeling.

Ship Modeling. Fantastic decoration on Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65.

Also, full of meaning, the carvings are divided into five themes. They representing King Gustavo II and his lackeys, lions holding the shield, human faces with different emotions on their faces, angels, sirens and sea creatures and mythological. Moreover, when it was built, it had 700 more than today. It had heroes of the Bible, Roman emperors and Greek gods.

Ship Modeling. Fantastic decoration on Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65.

Vasa model ship may preside over any room in which it is placed, providing it with a touch of classical elegance.

But it is not the only thing that the ship modeling kit of the Swedish vessel brings in die-cast, the 64 cannons of port and starboard are also made of this metallic material.

PHOTO-ETCHED PLATE, BASE AND FIGURES FOR THIS LUXURIOUS MODEL

If it seems the Vasa warship model has not enough decoration, our kit will surprise you because it brings a complete photo-etched that includes details for the bow, stairs to the deck, doors and embrasures, and hinges for both the rudder as for the frames of the embrasures.

Of course, we have to highlight the Premium quality of all the woods with which you can build the Vasa 1628 scale model 1/65 and the hand-sewn sails ready to be placed.

Ship Modeling. Cotton sails included on Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65.

Finally, This fabulous modeling kit of the Swedish warship called Vasa brings two gifts that are not usually included in all scale models. On the one hand, a wooden base with a nominal metal plate to expose the ship model. On the other, six metal figures that will give more realism to this naval model.

Ship Modeling. Swedish Wooden Warship Model Vasa 1/65 includes free figures..

Here below you can watch two videos showing the scale model and the contents of the modeling kit:

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Renewed Santa Maria Caravel Model: More Details, Consistency and Lightness (I)

Extraordinary news! Artesania Latina’s 3D designers and modelers have already developed and finished the renovation project of the Santa Maria Caravel wooden model – it is called nao really – at 1/65 scale. One of the five most important ships in world history.

Renovated scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

Ship modeling and fans of this beautiful hobby will be happy when they build this faithful replica. Santa Maria ship scale model has required the latest techniques in design and manufacturing, in addition to having the highest quality materials.

Renovated scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

CONTENTS OF NEW MODELING SHIP KIT SANTA MARIA CARAVEL

The modeling kit of this classic ship commanded by Christopher Columbus during the voyage through which he discovered America at the end of the 15th century. Firstly, it contains precious parts of clear birch wood, cut with precision thanks to the laser and fabulous details made of metal and photo-etched. Secondly, it also has sails with reinforced cotton fabric of higher quality, ready to be placed – this model includes cardboard templates to paint the crosses-. Finally, as a gift that was not in the previous version of the caravel, a magnificent wooden base with a nominal metal plate for its exhibition.

Renewed scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

Once the building process is finished, the measures of Santa Maria Caravel wooden model are the following: 19.80’’ length, 10.39’’ width and 19.60 height. To achieve that point easily, the instructions have been redesigned completely on DVD. Now the ship modeler can look at a simple step-by-step with a large number of detailed photos. So the assembly of each thread, each block and each rigging is perfectly explained without cumbersome texts full of technical words, not understandable by everyone. No more old instructions for this caravel model!

Renewed scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

But … What steps have been taken to improve this wonderful ship model?

ESSENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS ON THIS GREAT SHIP MODEL

Artesania Latina’s 3D designers and modelers have made numerous improvements on the Santa Maria Caravel wooden model. Precisely, the most remarkable is the ship structure reform “to give it more consistency and lightness, we had to create many new parts”, says Artesania Latina team.

Renewed scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

One of the modelers states that “we have redesigned the false keel, the frames and the decks of the ship. It is one of the biggest novelties not having to use nails to be able to build them, they are only used in some details”.

Precisely, speaking about the decks of the Santa Maria Caravel renewed wooden model, the 3D designer emphasizes that “the system of tabs of the frames has been improved, implanting a greater number of these to implement it, because it did not cover 100% all the parts in the previous version, it was necessary to facilitate, for example, the fitting of its ends and for a perfect alignment without leaving any more loose part”.

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Sopwith Camel 1/16 Aircraft Model: Jewel of Modeling Creation

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

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

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

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

POWERFUL MACHINERY FOR CREATING MODELS

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

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

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

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BIGGEST CHALLENGES ON THE MODEL DESIGN PROCESS

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

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

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

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BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT MODEL SOPWITH CAMEL BY THE EXPERT MODELLER

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

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

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

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MODELER FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

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Find out all about the aircraft model Sopwith Camel here.