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Mississippi Model Set Up (II): Video Tutorials to Assemble the Wooden Paddle Steamer

We continue with the ‘Model Building Tips’ section and with the second part of the video tutorials for the set up of the King of the Mississippi model (20515). The wooden naval modeling kit of the paddle steamer at 1:80 scale represents a faithful replica of the original model. The assembly of this classic North American wooden boat from the 19th century is aimed at modelers with an intermediate level of skills on naval modeling.

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

On this post, first, our team of modelers will show you how to assemble the columns and the railings of the second deck. Second, how to work the windows and the doors. Then, how to handle and place the high-quality photo-etched decoration parts. Next, we will show you how to make the capstan base. And finally, our modelers friends will know how to decorate the chimneys of the steamboat. These videos are a great help during the construction of the King of the Mississippi model. Especially the most difficult parts. Go for it!

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: SECOND DECK COLUMNS AND RAILINGS

We pick up the video where we left off a week ago, when we built the columns and railings of the first deck. On this occasion, we turn to the existing ones on the second deck of the American paddle steamer scale model. This explanation corresponds to Section 14 of the digital instructions. We remind you that you can download them for free in the same product file of the King of the Mississippi.

Apply cyanoacrylate (27650) on one of the wooden columns of the railing. With the help of a reduced size square or bevel (27325), manipulate it until it is completely straight on the second cover, nothing crooked. Repeat the process with the remaining columns -four more- as shown on the video, placing them on the place provided for it. Obviously, before gluing them, they must already be varnished.

Next, we take the curved wooden base of the railing, apply cyanoacrylate to it and adhere it to the front space between the two columns. Help yourself with some straight tweezers (27204) for this whole process. Remember, beforehand, do not varnish the part where you are going to put the glue. Once your photo-etched railing is painted, add a few small drops of cyan to different spots on its underside. Using the same tweezers, carefully place it between the two columns. On top of this, take the wooden upper part, the handrail with the tweezers, paint it with cyan too and fix it to the upper part of the railing. Do the same process with the other curved railing and with the two straight sides. The result should be this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

WINDOWS AND DOORS ASSEMBLY SECOND DECK OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

On this seventh video, another of the important processes for King of the Mississippi (20515) model set up. Specifically, the assembly of the windows and doors of all the rooms on the second deck. On the digital instructions, steps between 13 and 24 of Section 15.

Take a pointed needle nose pliers (27213). Fold the tabs of the photo-etched parts of the windows and doors. Paint them with brush and with acrylic water-based paint burnt umber color (27743). Help yourself to grab the part of nails with precision straight pliers (27204). With these, go placing each of the windows and doors. Gently press with your hands to make the lashes fit. Apply cyan to the back of the window and door for a stronger hold.

Work the photo-etched parts from the doors of the windows. Paint them with buff acrylic paint (27740). Use the aforementioned tweezers to make the task easier. With a brush very fine size 000 (17200C), burnt shadow paint, draw the grids on the front. Apply cyan to the back, where you haven’t painted, and using precision straight pliers, glue them to each of the sides of the window. Repeat the process with all the rest. Once they are in place, paint all the interior frames of windows and doors with a brush and burnt umber paint.

Finally, take the different acetate parts -there are six- and check that the size is correct. Put cyan on the wood, on the wall inside of the rooms, and glue the acetates with the tweezers and hands. To put the acetates on the curved parts of the bow and stern, use in this case a curved tweezers (27021).

It should look like this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: PHOTO-ETCHED DECORATIONS

We continue with the following video tutorial for the construction of the model King of the Mississippi (20515): photoen-etched decorations of the fourth deck. These steps appear on Section 21 of the digital instructions.

Paint them with a flat brush and off-white water-based acrylic paint (27702). Once dry, glue them with cyan and the help of your own hands on the wooden plank of the fourth deck -where the coffer goes-. Before joining one part to another and adding cyan to adhere them, file with a mini diamond file (27015-3) a little the extremes that will be fixed with the others. Repeat this action. When you have to put the last part, if you have left over because it is too long, mark with a pencil where you should cut it. Cut it with a cutting pliers (27211), file and glue carefully. Put cyano on all the balustrade supports and remove the excess with the point of a scalpel cutter (27019). Now, paint all the joints of the different parts with off-white color.

Apply cyano all over the edge of the deck wood plank where you are going to glue the wooden parts on the lower part of the balustrade. Take that base part in wood, previously painted, and glue it under the already placed photoengraving. Repeat the process with the other parts.

Once it is finished, it should be like this:

CAPSTAN BASE OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI MODEL SHIP

The ninth tip that we show you for the set up of the wooden model of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (20515) is the building of the capstan base. Steps 1-4 of Section 29 on the digital instructions. Let’s continue with this classic jewel of the ship modeling that It reminds us of literary characters like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

Take the parts and paint them with a flat brush and off-black acrylic paint (27703). Use some precision straight tweezers (27204) to hold parts while painting. Glue a strip -previously painted- completely centered on the cover. Use a small centering ruler (27326) to make sure it sits perfectly straight in position. Next is the small star-shaped base part of the capstain. When it comes to gluing the four ribbons on cross shape and the rest on the shape of a star, also use an tiny square (27325). This way everything will be uniform. Continue repeating the process as seen on the video tutorial. Lastly, paint the edges of the star-shaped base part of the capstan with off-white.

When the modeller have done the task, it should look like this:

Mississippi Model Set Up (II) by Artesania Latina (20515). The perfect paddle steamer model kit.

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: DECORATION OF CHIMNEYS

The tenth and last video tutorial refers to the decoration of chimneys. Steps 15 and 16 of Section 33 on the digital instructions for the set up of the magnificent wooden model of the King of the Mississippi, at scale 1/80 (20515).

Fold the photo-etched part look like some poles with the help of a flat-pointed grip pliers (27213). Give it a round shape, for example, using the handle of the scalpel cutter and your own hands. Using some curved fastening tweezers (27021), insert it into each of the two chimneys through the ‘rings’ half-closed you just created. Glue the part with cyanoacrylate so that it is completely fixed by pouring it on the inside of the aforementioned rings.

The end result should be similar to this:

We hope that these video tutorials that guide the modeler through some of the most precise or difficult parts of the assembly will help. Do not forget that you have, for sale separately, a King of the Mississippi Set of 18 Metal Figures (20515F) that will give life to your paddle steamer model. Likewise, you can also acquire the Specific Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK6) for this model, and forget about having to look for them.

Set of 18 Metal Figurines: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Paints Set for Ship Model: Steamboat King of the Mississippi (277PACK6).

Finally, if you want to have everything your modeling kit needs, treat yourself or surprise a loved one who loves naval modeling with the King of the Mississippi Gift Pack (20515L), which includes the model, the figures, the paints and some tools.

Gift Pack with Ship Model, Figurines, Paints and Tools: King of the Mississippi (20515L).

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Mississippi Ship Model Assembly (I): Audiovisual Guide to Build the Miniature Replica of the Wooden Paddle Steamer

The building process of ship and aircraft models is one of the fundamental actions of modeling in general, and of the naval modeling specifically. That is why, for our scale models, Artesania Latina team of modelers and designers record, create and edit demonstration videos during their construction. The objective? Facilitate our client friends the Mississippi ship model assembly, as is the case that concerns us on this post. Thus, they can clearly see different particular work moments in which expert help never hurts. So today we propose some tricks so that your faithful miniature replica of the King of the Mississippi paddle steamer, at 1/80 scale, is perfectly finished through our video tutorials.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: BOAT FRAMES AND DOORS

On this first video of the assembly of the Mississippi model, we focus on the frames and doors of the North American steamboat. We teach how to varnish and how to glue these elements. Steps 43 to 47 of section 5 On the digital instructions. Take a look!

Using a flat brush and a vise grip, paint the door with satin oak stain. Next, with a round brush and sapele dye, the door frames. If any of the frame pieces are a bit large, sand them down with our sanding block. Next, apply cyanoacrylate to each of the frame pieces and glue them together using the pliers. Press a little with your hands to fix them better.

Now check that the door fits through the frame. Take the metal trim part from the door window with the pliers, and paint it with a burnt shadow paint. Stick it to the door and then the acetate part -the transparent window- on top. Apply cyan to all three sides of the door and adhere it to the model ship. With this we finish the explanation of the first video of the Mississippi ship model assembly of Artesania Latina. From the most beautiful and highest quality faithful miniature replica of the paddle steamer.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

Our modeler has used the following tools and finishing products for modeling:

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: DECK PLANKING

The second video of help for the Mississippi ship model assembly at 1/80 scale refers to the lining of the deck, we mean, deck planking. Steps from section 7 of the instructions.

Take the wooden plank and a ruler. Place the ruler right in the middle of it, and with a pencil mark the center lengthwise. Next, in the center of the sheet, place a protractor and mark where the 45º are on each side of it. Next, use a pencil and a smaller ruler to draw the straight lines of those angles: a kind of elongated ‘M’ will be drawn. Continue with the process as shown on the video until you have drawn all the lines.

Stick with cyanoacrylate the small strips with that M shape along and across the sheet. Make a round hole for the mast with a utility knife in the area where the battens have covered it and sand with a small file to remove burrs. Turn the iron over, holes and internal tabs that have been covered, open them. Cut all the outer excess of the sheet and pass the sanding block along all the sides. Glue with cyanoacrylate all the edges of the cover.

Here, our modeler has used:

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL CONSTRUCTION (PART ONE)

Let’s go with the third video of the audiovisual guide for the Mississippi ship model assembly. Construction of the paddle wheel, symbol of this type of steamboat. In the instructions, this video corresponds to sections 9 and 34.

Take the different parts, apply cyanoacrylate where you need to stick them and fit them into the tabs provided for it. Use the sanding block to prepare the surface and glue two small ribbons on the inner sides. With a cutter also remove leftovers. File all the pieces. Subsequently, paint with transparent satin varnish and a flat brush all the pieces already fitted and glued. The sides, meanwhile, with oak-colored satin stain varnish.

Thread the motor cable through the two wooden grommets. Then place the motor on these. Stick the fixing wedges so that it is totally immovable. Take three small washers and glue them together, the smallest should go in the middle, repeat the process. Help yourself with straight pliers. Insert the stick through the lateral circumference of the base. Before inserting it through the second one, insert the three small circles already attached. Next, each of the parts that will make up the wheel. And, finally, the other three small circumferences adhered, after introduce the stick through the other circumference of the base.

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL ASSEMBLY (PART TWO)

Fix the four wheels with the other many pieces created for that reason (without gluing them). Take the two elastic bands and tighten them. Glue with cyanoacrylate the strips that will make the blades of the wheels. Remove both the rubbers and the fixing pieces. Paint the pistons with acrylic paint (off black).

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used on this phase?

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL: SPIRAL STAIRCASES

Fourth video, penultimate of this post. How to build the spiral stairs of the marvelous King of the Mississippi wooden paddle steamer model. The steps of this assembly, sections 11 and 12.

Using tweezers and cyanoacrylate, glue the parts of the rungs as shown in the image. The rectangular rungs belong to the straight part of the ladder, the wedge-shaped rungs to the curved part. Once the rectangular ones and the first wedge have been glued, glue the wooden ‘bar’ on the inner side at the height of the wedge rung. Proceed carefully up the steps. If burrs remain, remove them with a cutter.

Paint them with acrylic water-based paint (buff). Take the two metal pieces of the railing and paint them too with acrylic paint (off white) and a flat brush. Put cyan on all the sides of the steps – first on the straight ones – and glue the railing. Shape the curved part with your own hands. Now apply cyan on the side steps and glue the curved part of the ladder. Repeat the process on the other side of the ladder. Glue the two wooden handrails onto the railing. Paint them with oak-colored varnish.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515). Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used?

BUILD THE FIRST DECK COLUMNS OF THE KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Today’s last video clearly explains how to assemble the columns of the first deck.

With a ruler and a pencil mark the points where you want to put the columns. Take the column and apply cyan to the two ends. Glue it down and attach it to the model. Check that it is straight with a square. Repeat the process with all the columns checking that the distance between them is the same and that they are not crooked.

Here, we have used:

We encourage modelers who still do not have this indispensable 1/80 scale model of the paddle steamer King Of The Mississippi (20515) to assemble it… And now as a novelty you can also acquire the Gift Pack of the King of the Mississippi (20515L)! It brings, in addition to the model, figurines, paints and some very useful tools.

Gift Pack of King of the Mississippi Ship Model at 1:80 scale, Figurines, Paints and Tools (20515L).

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Crafts and Models Exhibition: Display Your Models with Our Bases, Supports, Moldings and Corners Pieces for Showcases

Artesania Latina has made and is maintaining a great effort to incorporate the exhibition base in all its products. Many old scale ship models of all brands did not have it at the time. Other modeling kits still do not include it. Sometimes, the modeler loses it at his workshop or after a move. Other times, it has deteriorated over time. The crafts and models exhibition, once assembled, is one of the greatest prides of the lover of this hobby. That is why we offer you the opportunity to exhibit your faithful miniature replicas with our bases, supports, moldings and corner pieces for showcases. We want your creations to shine in all their splendor!

SOLID PINE WOODEN BASES FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION

First, we discover our references of bases, that serve both for the exhibition of naval models and other types of scale models, as well as numerous artistic creations and crafts. All of these have been manufactured with solid pine wood with different dimensions and shapes. Thus, they fit the size of your scale model. They are robust and durable, they will serve you for a lifetime. In addition, its decorative moldings give the exhibition base a great beauty and class. Currently, our catalog has two rectangular and two oval.

Speaking of the rectangular ones, the first exhibition base (29050) is 7.08” (180mm) length and 4.33” (110mm) width. The second one (29051), larger, 11.81” (300mm) length and 7.08” (180mm) width.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Speaking about the oval ones, the smallest exhibition base (29040) measures 8.66” (220mm) length and 4.33” (110mm) width. For its part, the larger base (29041), 14.17” (360mm) length and 7.08” (110mm) width.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

PINE SUPPORTS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION: SHIP MODELS

Artesania Latina catalog also has specific supports for ship models, for naval modeling. They are used to be able to pose the keel up to 0.157” (4mm) thick of scale ship models. They are made of solid pine wood like the exhibition bases, they are of great quality for their long durability. In this sense, the modeler can find two varied types according to their measurements and they are presented in sets of two units.

On the one hand, we find the smaller base support (8590), 0.98” (25mm) height and 0.59” (15mm) in diameter.

Pine Supports 25xø15mm for the Ship Models with Keel up to 0.157'' (4mm) Exhibition.

On the other, the larger base support (8591), 1.29” (33mm) height and 0.86” (22mm) in diameter.

Pine Supports 33xø22mm for the Ship Models with Keel up to 0.157'' (4mm) Exhibition.

SOLID WOODEN MOLDINGS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS SHOWCASES

Once the modeler finishes assembling their ship modeling kits, for example, uses the base and the consequent precise supports for the exhibition of her/his model ships. But… Would it be a good idea to protect them? Surely yes! That is why Artesania Latina gives you the opportunity to create your own exhibitor showcase by providing two fundamental elements. The solid wood moldings with slots 0.118” (3mm) width to build the base of the showcase and the corners pieces to decorate them, which we will talk about later. The only thing that the modeler must provide are the four crystals or four methacrylates.

You can choose between four different types of moldings for displaying models depending on the material they are made of and their size. Two are made of solid American walnut wood. The smaller molding (29511) is 0.472” (12mm) width and 0.472” (12mm) height, plus 39.37” (1,000mm) length. The largest one (29514) is 0.63” (16mm) width and 0.63” (16mm) height and 39.37” (1,000mm) length.

American Walnut Moldings for Display Cabinet or Showcase.

Made of sapele wood, there are two more. The dimensions of the smallest molding (29510) are 0.472” (12mm) width and height, with a length of 39.37” (1,000mm). The largest molding for showcase (29513), 0.63” (16mm) width and height, and 39.37” (1,000mm) length.

Sapele Moldings for Exhibitor Showcase.

DECORATIVE BRASS CORNER PIECES FOR SHOWCASES

The finishing touch. An icing on the cake. The point of beauty. The brass corner pieces to protect, decorate and stabilize the crystals or methacrylates of the showcases are all that and more. Place them on the corners and you will see what we say! There are two different models with different aesthetic shapes, they are presented on sets of four flat units so that they cannot be damaged during transport. Thus, the modeler can mold them with the help of pliers or with their own hands.

On the one hand, there is the Set of 4 Brass Corner Pieces N1 (27315).

Set of 4 Brass Corners Nº1 (27315) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Set of 4 Brass Corners Nº1 (27315) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

On the other, the Set of 4 Brass Corner Pieces N2 (27316).

Set of 4 Brass Corners N2 (27316) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Set of 4 Brass Corners N2 (27316) for Crafts and Models Exhibition in Showcases.

Artesania Latina modelers recommend that, to glue the different elements presented in this post, use your dense cyanoacrylate and accelerator (27650). With all the quality products that we have offered you on this post, you can more easily decide to display and care for your model or artistic creation. What are you waiting for to create your own museum!

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Hermione La Fayette Model Ship: The Return of the ‘Frigate of Liberty’ for Advanced Naval Modelers

The beautiful ‘Frigate of Liberty’ has already returned to our warehouses foe delighting our modelers friends, especially from advanced level onwards. We are talking about Hermione La Fayette model ship at 1/89 scale (22517-N). A faithful miniature replica made of wood of this 18th century flagship of French naval history.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

This jewel of the naval modeling boasts the official marketing license of the Hermione La Fayette Association, which has also participated on the design of this fantastic scale model. The aforementioned Gallic group is the one in charge of the construction of the life-size replica, which began 200 years after its launch in 1997. It is noteworthy that, in 2015, it made the same trip as the original ship. Now, the modeler can also enjoy its reliable assembly with the acquisition of the modeling kit from Artesania Latina containing the Hermione La Fayette model.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

We have totally renewed the old model -you can download its digital instructions-. Thanks to our team of modelers and 3D designers, we have rebuilt the legendary Gallic vessel based on the same original plans of the ship. Now, let’s get to know the contents of the naval modeling kit of this wonderful wooden model.

CONTENTS WOODEN MODELING KIT HERMIONE LA FAYETTE MODEL

Like all the products of this renowned Spanish firm, Artesania Latina, the modeling kit with Hermione La Fayette model ship at 1:89 scale is high quality. Its parts meet the highest standards so that its assembly is a delight and that the model lasts for a very long time, incalculable.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

It contains a high-precision laser-cut plywood board, so the removal of the parts is very easy. And, of course, their fitting too. Also, it brings parts of noble wood and veneer such as birch, which gives the miniature a totally real look.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

Regarding its numerous details, the modeling kit brings them in high quality photo-etched brass. Without forgetting a multitude of accessories made of wood, metal and brass. In short, it comes with everything so that your Hermione La Fayette model is the same as the original ship.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

As for the sails, it includes cotton sails, already sewn by hand, ready to be placed. On this way we facilitate the work of our modelers friends… And with optimal sails! As a gift bonus, the exhibition base for placing the model once finished, with name plate, could not be missing. Perfect for your model ship museum! By the way, once built, the model measures 750mm long, 284mm wide and 591mm high

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

VERY DETAILED DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY

Of course, to assemble Hermione La Fayette model ship, this one needs some instructions. Artesania Latina has taken care to create the best guide for step-by-step digital assembly on DVD format for computers (Windows and Mac). Why are our instructions the best? For its thoroughness and precision, for its more than 2,000 images in total and, last but not least, for its explanatory video tutorials. These clearly show modeling techniques and tricks that any modeling professional puts into practice.

FINISHES AND ACCESSORIES HERMIONE LA FAYETTE MODEL SHIP

Give the final touch to the French frigate Hermione La Fayette model ship and to bring it to life, Artesania Latina has provided two magnificent extras, for sale separately. On the one hand, achieve the most faithful finishes to the original boat by painting the 1:89 scale model with your Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints (277PACK4), quick-drying. This contains 12 jars with 20 ml each in the following colours: Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Prussian Blue, Ice Yellow, Deep Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold and Vermilion.

Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints (277PACK4) for Hermione La Fayette Model (22517-N).

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

On the other hand, if you want your splendid miniature of the Gallic ship to come to life, we also offer the solution! With the Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F) will do just that. Includes 7 sailors and 7 officers of the French Navy. They are figurines with measurements between 0.984” (25mm) and 1.181” (30mm) ready to be assembled and painted.

Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F).

Hermione La Fayette 14 Metal Figure Set (22517-F).

If you want to glue them, we recommend to our modelers friends our Thick Cyanoacrylate and Accelerator (27650). To paint them, the Basic Paints Set for Figurines (277PACK14) or the Advanced Set (277PACK15). Our specific Synthetic Brushes for Figures and Details (17120) are ideal for this task. Do not hesitate to assemble the historic and emblematic Hermione La Fayette model ship and add all the extras! As we said at the beginning, it is without a doubt a naval modeling museum piece that should be on your collection.

Hermione La Fayette Model Ship at 1:89 scale (22517-N). Faithful wooden replica for advanced modelers.

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Model Building Workbench: Organization Table for Tools and Accessories

A fundamental accessory for modeling -even more so for naval modeling– and for any type of craft. The modeler and the lover of other manual hobbies already have a product to have organized all the parts of their models, tools and other objects. Likewise, you can work on a stable surface, compact, resistant and light -it weighs only 1.5 kg- for assembly and creation. Discover the functional, portable and attractive Model Building Workbench (27648) from the Hobby Tools collection made by Artesania Latina. With this Modeling Workstation, you can keep the place where you work in order. But, in addition, it allows you to place your ship model firmly and correctly while you build it. There is a hull holder on the workbench!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!ASSEMBLY AND MATERIALS FOR MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH

The Model Building Workbench made by Artesania Latina it is made of lime board, a particularly beautiful material, hard over time and not very heavy. To build it, we attach some very precise instructions. Of course, it is very easy to assemble because the parts of the board are cut by laser, they fit perfectly. Assemble it with the help of Cyanoacrylate (27650) and Spray Accelerator -you will obtain better adhesion- or White Glue (27602).

Thick Cyanoacrylate & Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

You can also leave it with its original appearance or customize it according to your tastes and imagination with some varnish or paint. Once built, its measurements are 21.45” (545mm) width, 13.38” (340mm) height and 9.25” (235mm) depth. It fits anywhere at your own home or garage.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

CRAFTS & MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH COMPONENTS

The Modeling and Crafts Workshop has these components. On both sides of it, it incorporates a handle to be able to move it, change its location or transport it easily and comfortably. It is ideal that it is portable! Why not pursue your passion outdoors too!

Inside, fits all kinds of hand tools and a A4 Cutting Mat (27644).

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

It has 5 drawers made of transparent plastic for small parts or remnants. Likewise, a drawer made of wood for larger parts, tools and accessories.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

On the sides, there is a dedicated space for magazines, instructions or (A4) catalogues. And also another one for wood, plastic or metal strips, and even the cutting mat.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

For more details, on the video below you can see all about this magnificent Model Building Workbench (27648):

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

In short, this portable model building workbench can be used for hobbies other than modeling. Crafts, sewing, work with clay are some of these.

PAINT ORGANIZER: COMPLETE YOUR COMBO!

Complement your model building workshop! Add a model building product if you want organized paints, tools and brushes, use the Paints & Tools Organizer (27648-P), for sale separately. Manufactured with the same material and quality so that it is combined with the workbench itself. What’s more, you can snap it inside when you put it away.

Modeler's Paints and Tools Organizer (27648-P).

Posted in Ship Models

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model: 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

More news! We already anticipated that this year was going to be prolific for the presentation of new and renewed products made by Artesania Latina. Here we go with the totally redesigned second scale model of the first quarter of 2022! On this occasion, we show our modelers friends the new model of the HMS Endeavour Longboat (19005) at 1/50 scale, the redesigned wooden modeling kit of the British ship. It is aimed at amateurs who wish to get started on naval modeling and also to those who want beautiful challenges in which to apply their skills.

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

Undoubtedly, this faithful miniature replica is the essential complement for the model of HMS Endeavour ship (22520). Going back to the longboat, our team of 3D designers and modelers has improved your assembly experience… Find out how reading this post! The presentation and high quality of the model parts, its instructions, its sails, its wood… Everything has been redesigned so that the modeler is fully satisfied!

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL: NEW HIGH QUALITY PARTS

We are proud to announce all the new elements of the HMS Endeavour’s longboat model (19005) at 1/50 scale, a marvel of naval modeling. Break down all the news with the high-quality parts that make up this fabulous wooden modeling kit. Suffice it to say that we ensure that all parts fit together perfectly. Besides that its level of detail is simply… Impressive!

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

It contains beautiful, high-precision, laser-cut plywood boards, fine woods like birch and bamboo strips and round dowels, and stunning die-cast and brass parts. We find in the model of the HMS Endeavour Longboat everything you need to build this naval miniature at your modeling workshop.

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

As for the sails, it leaves us speechless! This wooden modeling kit comes with a set of 3 sails made of cotton, pre-cut and sewn ready to be placed and cotton threads. It also comes with the UK flag in sticker format. The HMS Endeavour Naval Auxiliary Ship Scale Model is ideal for beginning modelers to take their first steps working on rigging.

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL: VERY DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions for the assembly of the HMS Endeavour Captain’s Longboat model (19005) are perfect. Updated and highly detailed, they help the beginner modeler to build the scale model of the British boat. They are on DVD multimedia format for computers -Windows and Mac-. Now, we’re including the paper ship plan this time. In addition, you can download the instructions for free at HMS Endeavour Longboat product sheet on the web.

 

 

About basic modeling tools for the construction of this model, we recommend the following ones.

Once built, using your tools and expertise, supported by DVD instructions, the model measures 16.53” (420mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 10.63” (270mm) height. Another novelty you can find in the modeling kit of the HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005) is its exhibition base as a gift.

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

PAINTS AND FIGURINES FOR HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL

If you want to achieve the best and most reliable finishes, Artesania Latina offers -for sale separately- the Set of Paints for HMS Endeavour Longboat (277PACK7). It serves both for the replica of the Captain’s Longboat and for the British ship HMS Endeavour. It is made up of 9 jars of 20 ml pots with fast-drying acrylic water-based paint in as many colours: off-white, off-black, bright red, royal blue, deep yellow, buff, cocoa brown, burnt umber and gold. They are perfect for use with airbrush although they can also be used with brush.

Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints for HMS Endeavour Model (277PACK7).

Another of the extras -for sale separately- both for the model of HMS Endeavour (22520) as for your Longboat (19005) is the Metal Figurines Set (22520-F).

Set of Metal Figurines for HMS Endeavour Models (22520-F).

In short, the renovated in 2022 wooden model of HMS Endeavour Longboat at 1/50 scale (19005) has a high quality that meets expectations and demands of modelers. If you want to start on ship modeling or if you want to complete your HMS Endeavour model exhibition, build it with us! An indispensable artwork for your collection! Discover all the contents of the kit on the video below:

HMS Endeavour Longboat Model (19005): 2022 Renewed and Improved Wooden Ship Modeling Kit!

 

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Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne: 2022 Renewed Modeling Kit of the French Fishing Ship

What is promised is debt! Artesania Latina team is pleased to present to all its modelers friends the first of the new scale models for 2022. The tuna boat model Marie Jeanne at 1/50 scale, the renewed wooden modeling kit of the French tuna vessel, aimed at those who own a intermediate level of skills. Without a doubt, our team of 3D designers and modelers set out to improve the assembly experience of this faithful naval replica… And they have succeeded!

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

The presentation and high quality of the parts of the model, its instructions, its sails, its photo-etched parts, its wood… Everything has been redesigned so that the modeler is fully satisfied!

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

TUNA BOAT MODEL MARIE JEANNE: NEW HIGH QUALITY PARTS

How happy we are to show all the new elements of the tuna boat model Marie Jeanne at 1/50 scale, a true beauty of the naval modeling. We begin to break down all the news with the high quality parts that make up this fabulous wooden modeling kit. Suffice it to say that we ensure that all parts fit together perfectly. Besides that its level of detail is simply… Spectacular!

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

It contains beautiful, high-precision laser pre-cut wooden boards, noble woods such as birch strips and round dowels, and stunning photo-etched, brass, and cast parts. We found in the model of the tuna boat Marie Jeanne everything you need to build this naval miniature at your modeling workshop. And, above all, to take it to the next level with the aforementioned photo-etched parts, how wonderful!

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Regarding the sails, speechless too! This wooden modeling kit comes with a set of 5 sails made of cotton, cut and sewn ready to be placed. It also comes with the French flag in sticker format. The Gallic fishing ship model is perfect for beginner modelers who want to take their first steps in the construction of rigging.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

TUNA BOAT MARIE JEANNE: VERY DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions for the assembly of the Marie Jeanne tuna boat model (22175) are unbeatable. Renewed and highly detailed, they will help you to perfectly build the scale model of the French fishing ship. They come on DVD multimedia format for computers -Windows and Mac-. Now, we’re including the paper ship plan this time. In addition, you can download the instructions for free at Marie Jeanne product sheet of the web.

About basic modeling tools for the construction of this model, we recommend the following ones.

Once built, the Marie Jeanne wooden model measures 22.24” (565 mm) length, 4.52” (115 mm) width and 19.48” (495 mm) height.

PAINTS FOR MARIE JEANNE AND EXHIBITION BASE LIGHTNING

If you want to achieve the best and most reliable finishes, Artesania Latina makes available -for sale separately- to its friends the Set of Paints for Marie Jeanne (277PACK12). It is made up of 11 20 ml jars of quick-drying acrylic water-based paint in as many colours: off-white, off-black, bluff, cocoa brown, burnt umber, gold, vermilion, bright green, French blue, royal blue, and orange. They are perfect for use with airbrush although you can paint with brush. Of course, the kit includes decals to decorate the boat, to the delight of the modelers.

Paints for Model Building. French Fishing Boat Model Marie Jeanne (277PACK12).Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

Another new in the modeling kit of the tuna boat model Marie Jeanne (22175) is that its base as a gift it is prepared so that it can be illuminated. How? With our LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects (27590), sold separately.

LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects (27590).

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects (27590).

In short, the renewed in 2022 wooden model of the French tuna boat Marie Jeanne at 1/50 scale (22175) has a high quality that meets expectations and demands of the modelers. If you want a new naval modeling challenge or if you want to get started in the knowledge of sail construction, assemble it with us! Another little jewel for your collection that cannot be missed! Discover all the contents of the kit on the video below:

Tuna Boat Model Marie Jeanne (22175): 2022 Renewed modeling kit made of wood.

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Santa Maria Model Construction (II): Video Tutorials for 1/65 Wooden Caravel Set Up

We continue this week with the second post to teach how you can develope the construction of the Santa Maria model (22411-N), the well-known caravel (nao) in wood at 1/65 scale. We specify on video the parts of the assembly that can be more complicated or remarkable due to the level of detail for our modelers friends. Last week we left it explaining the assembly of the rails and barrels. Now we return to this audiovisual guide with the capstans and the cannons.

Santa Maria Model Construction (22411-N). The wooden caravel of America Discovery.

HOW TO BUILD THE CARAVEL CAPSTANS AND CANNONS

On the audiovisual instructions for 1/65 scale Santa Maria wooden model construction, we now present Chapter 9: ‘Assembly of the Capstans’. First, varnish with your brush the outer parts to then apply cyanoacrylate (27650) and glue the three parts that make it up. Second, insert them and… Done!

Chapter 10 deals with the ‘Assembly and Decoration of the Cannons’ on this video guide for the construction of the Santa Maria model. First, use one of our cutters to extract parts of the photo-etched plate and to remove the remains. Once removed, glue the four U-shaped details with cyanoacrylate on each of the four corners of the two sides of the gun carriage part. Second, insert some cyanoacrylate into the four existing holes in the large part, then insert the four eyebolts into these.

Now, place or glue the cannon on top of the gun carriage -your choice-. Take a thread and begin to carefully pass it through the eyebolts so that the barrel fastening is tight and beautiful. If you need it, help yourself in this task with a curved fastening tweezers. Finally, tie the end of the thread and cut off the excess.

SANTA MARÍA MODEL CONSTRUCTION: PAINTING LANTERN, NAMEPLATE AND DOORS

The following demonstrative videos deal with the finishes of the 1/65 scale model of the Santa María caravel, specifically, with the painting of various parts. In Chapter 11 we will see how to ‘Painting the Lantern’. To be able to work comfortably, embed the lantern in a stick or punch. With a flat brush, apply the paint carefully. We remind you that you can use the Set of Paints for Caravels and Galleons (277PACK8), for sale separately, with all the necessary colors to make your model perfect.

We move on to Chapter 12 with the ‘Painting of the Nameplate for Exhibition Base’ on the following video for Santa Maria model construction. Once the modeler has the plate out of the photo-etched plate, take some straight tip precision tweezers to hold it. Using a flat brush, start to apply the paint without excess paint on the brush or plate. Scrape a round wooden stick with a cutter until you get a point like any pencil. Proceed to remove the paint that is on the letters with that tool that has been created. Do the same with the license plate frame. The letters and the frame will be gold while the background will be colored.

In Chapter 13 we will watch the ‘Painting the Doors’. Tape the door to the end of a wood part so it doesn’t move while you paint. Have a small amount of the two paints you are going to use on a small plastic. Soak the flat brush and remove the excess on a paper towel. Apply brown and black with the flat brush to make it look like wood grain.

SANTA MARIA MODEL CONSTRUCTION: MASTS REINFORCEMENTS AND SAILS DECORATION

The last two videos of the audiovisual guide forconstruction details of Santa Maria model demonstrate how to carry out two tasks related to the propulsion of the caravel. The masts and the sails. Chapter 14 teaches the ‘Masts Reinforcements with Thread’. Take the thread and tie it to the mast as shown on the video. Using straight-nose pliers, tighten the thread wherever you see slack. Take the two ends of the thread with your hands and pull. Cut the excess thread with a cutter.

The last one is Chapter 15, here we show the ‘Sails Decoration’ process. Carefully remove the cross from its support. Take a parts of flat cardboard larger than the sail, place the sail on top and stick it to it with masking tape so it doesn’t move. Place the cross on top of the sail and use the new Micro Centering Ruler (27326) to check the measurements and that it is centered. With the cross already centered on the sail, take a pencil and draw the outline of the cross on the sail. Take a small round brush, and fill in the entire silhouette of the cross with the red paint.

We are done with these video tutorials to help the modeler in the construction of the Santa Maria model kit at 1/65 scale (22411-N). This kit of naval modeling will make you enjoy many moments of joy and satisfaction. Do not forget that, in addition to selling the model alone, we also have the fabulous Santa Maria Model Gift Pack (22411-L). Find out!

Gift Pack Santa Maria Caravel Model at 1/65 Scale (22411-L).

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Santa Maria Model Assembly (I): Build the Caravel in Wood with Our Help

Our ‘Model Building Tips’ section of the blog helps our modeling friends know how to build many of our scale models and to manipulate the tools. In this case, we are going to show an audiovisual guide for the Santa Maria model assembly at 1/65 scale (22411-N). The wooden caravel with which Christopher Columbus discovered America. Surely, it is one of the best-selling faithful miniature replicas in the world every year.

Santa Maria Model Assembly at 1/65 scale. Artesania Latina's wooden caravel (22411-N).

So the Artesania Latina‘s modelers team has created a series of video tutorials at our YouTube Playlists. Not only the assembly of the Santa Maria model, but also many others ships and airplanes. We are going to explain to you from now how to work with the most complicated parts to execute during the construction process of the famous caravel -it really is a nao-.

Santa Maria Model Assembly at 1/65 scale. Artesania Latina's wooden caravel (22411-N).

SANTA MARIA MODEL ASSEMBLY: SIDE WALLS AND BOW PARTS

In this Chapter 1 of the fifteen included in this assembly guide of the Santa Maria model (22411-N) we are going to deal with the ‘Placement of the Side Walls’. For this step, the modeler needs quick drying dense cyanoacrylate (27650). The cyano applicator is included in this set (27302). Once applied, you must press the wooden part until it is fully adhered. Start with the central part to later glue the back and the front.

We go to the bow from Chapter 2 with the ‘Forecastle Bulkhead Planking’ of this guide for Santa Maria model assembly at 1/65 scale. The modeler must once again use cyanoacrylate, in addition to any universal cutter (27044) from our catalog of cutting tools for modeling. In this way, you will be able to cut the leftover wooden parts once they are glued.

We continue on the bow assembly of Santa Maria caravel scale model with Chapter 3 and the ‘Bow Deck Outline’. Prior to placing the three parts, modelers must first paint or varnish them with our brushes and airbrushes. After painting them, you must cut the corners diagonally with the cutter so that they fit perfectly when gluing them with cyanoacrylate.

Chapter 4 deals with ‘Bow Deck Assembly’. Before putting the part that you have made in the previous step, place without glue the two wooden cylinders that serve for its proper positioning. Apply cyanoacrylate to the entire frame or edge of the bow deck and insert the piece. Press it without excessive force until you notice that it has adhered. Carefully remove the two cylinders.

SANTA MARIA CARAVEL CONSTRUCTION GUIDE: RUDDER AND DEADEYES

The Santa Maria model assembly, a 1/65 scale model by Artesania Latina, now focuses on the rudder. Specifically, Chapter 5 shows the ‘Rudder Hinges Placement’. Mark with a pencil the places where you want to place the hinges. Take each of these and press it on the place you have marked previously until it takes the shape. Insert a punch through the hinge holes and make a small hole. By that same place and with the help of a professional needle nose pliers (27213) take one of the rivets or nails and insert it by pressing with the pliers. Once inserted, you can fix it better with gentle strokes using our modeler’s hammer (27017).

Continue by cutting three parts of wooden round dowels with a cutter. Use the glue applicator to put cyanoacrylate around these. Finally, insert them into the holes of the hinges with the help of some professional precision tweezers with ultra fine tip (27204).

It is time to watch the ‘Deadeyes Assembly in Chainwales’ in Chapter 6. Take a bolt with its metal part and apply cyanoacrylate on the metal. Place it and mark with a small drill where you want to place the nail. Then insert the nail with the pliers and press. Repeat the process with all the deadeyes.

SANTA MARIA MODEL ASSEMBLY: HANDRAILS AND BARRELS

The Chapter 7 teaches modelers how to set up the ‘Handrails’. Take one of these and mark with a pencil the leftovers that you want to cut so that the ends are diagonal for placement. Proceed to cut with the cutter. Sand these ends with the sanding block (27014) so ​​there are no burrs. Apply cyan to the bases of the upright posts and glue the railing to the foredeck. Varnish it last.

The last video of Santa Maria model assembly that we watch in this post -we continue in the next one- is the one from Chapter 8: ‘Barrels Making’. Using a utility knife, split the barrel support part in two and remove any excess. Apply cyanoacrylate to the curved area of ​​the bracket where the barrel sits. Peg the barrel into the bracket along one of the horizontal lines on the first. Do the same with the other barrel. Do the same process with the other piece of the bracket as well. With the help of precision pliers, take the thread and insert it through all the holes as a grip and decoration.

If you can’t wait for the next post of Santa Maria model assembly to start building it, we have a surprise for you. One of the news for 2022 on Artesania Latina catalog are the Gift Packs. In this sense, we present to all our modelers friends the Santa Maria Model Gift Pack (22411-L).

Santa Maria Model Assembly at 1/65 scale. Artesania Latina's Gift Pack of wooden caravel (22411-N).
In addition to the 1/65 scale model of the Santa Maria caravel (22411-N), the pack brings a set of metal figurines (22411-F) and its specific paints set (277PACK8). As gifts, a bottle of white glue, sanding block, brush, tweezers and cutter. An unmissable opportunity!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

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

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

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

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

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

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

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