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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).

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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; US 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..

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Realism for Ship Models thanks to the Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons (I)

One of the greatest satisfactions for the ship modeler occurs when he sees his work finished. When he appreciates that the ship model has been finished after a great and continuous manual work of months to which he has incorporated a great passion. The same thing happens to Artesania Latina modeling team. To provide more realism to the finished scale model, how about adding a caravels and galleons figures, in this case.

Ship Modeling. Wooden Ship Model Galleon San Francisco II 1/90 (22452N).

Then the ship modeling enthusiast decides the location where he is going to place the magnificent scale model of the ship he has assembled. The modeler chooses the room, places it and gets excited. But he/she also realizes that, even though it is a perfect and very reliable naval miniature replica, it could be given much more realism.

Ship Modeling. Wooden Ship Model Caravel La Pinta 1/65 (22412).

How to make your wooden ship models come to life even more? How to make, for example, the reduced naval models of Spanish caravels and galleons look like they can sail the seas and oceans? Many of our ship modeling friends have proposed it to us. They sent emails to us and commented on the posts of this blog and on social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. As we anticipated previously, with marine figurines that give the boat that human touch.

Ship Modeling Accessories. Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons (22411F).

We have made your request come true because Artesania Latina ensures the satisfaction of ship model makers who have trusted our high-quality products for fifty years. We have designed and manufactured a wonderful Set of Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons (22411-F). In this case 1/65 scale, it serves in addition for other wooden ship models of the same period that have a similar scale.

Ship Modeling Accessories. Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons (22411F).

WHAT CHARACTERS DOES THE SET OF 10 FIGURES FOR CARAVELS & GALLEONS BRING?

The Set of 10 Caravels and Galleons Figures 1/65 has a ten of the most important marine characters in the history of navigation and Humanity. They are designed to be assembled and painted – no glue or paints are included in this reference- .

Ship Modeling Accessories. Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons (22411F).

Speaking about the identities of the figurines, below we highlight who makes up this wonderful set of caravels and galleons figures. Christopher Columbus, Juan de la Cosa, Martín Alonso Pinzón, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Rodrigo de Triana and five sailors. Let’s know a little more about these legendary men of the sea and their subordinates.

  • Christopher Columbus (1451-1506): He was an Italian explorer and colonizer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean thus opening the New World to conquest. Columbus left Castile in August 1492 with three small ships – La Niña, La Pinta, and La Santa Maria – in order to find a way west to the East Indies to profit from the spice trade. But instead, on October 12 of that same year, he came across the land of one of the islands of the Bahamas. Later, he came across different and numerous islands until he decided to establish a colony in what is now known as Haiti, the first European settlement in America after the arrival of the Vikings five hundred years earlier, according to the latest studies.
  • Juan de la Cosa (1450-1510): He was a Castilian navigator and cartographer, known for designing the oldest European map of the world by including the territories of the Americas. De la Cosa was the captain and owner of the Santa María, a vessel in which Christopher Columbus traveled in the Discovery of America, the West Indies.

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

The previous post announced one of the magnificent novelties on Artesanía Latina stock. The renewed Santa Maria Ship Model at 1/65 scale. We now continue with our modelers explanation about how the design and construction process of this fantastic naval replica has been. We also talk about the great improvements in the decoration of the same, keep reading!

In relation to this, an inconvenience that was present in the old model of this replica and that produced headaches to our model friends has been solved. “The mainmast of the ship has been made deeper to improve its grip. The deck hole where the mast was did not fit completely, a defect that was already completely corrected”, says.

Renewed scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

Our team adds the following: “We have modified the mainmast platform by implementing its design with photo-etched. All the platforms have been divided into several parts for the enjoyment of the modeler during the assembly and to provide greater realism to the model”.

IMPROVEMENTS ON THE DECORATION OF THE CARAVEL MODEL

During the redesigning process in 3D of Santa Maria Ship Model, after the advice of the modelers, several improvements have been made regarding the decoration and details of this model.

One of the first measures adopted was the inclusion of a lifeboat that could be built with frames and hull lining in wood. We suppressed the precedent that was made of die-cast in one part”, explains Artesania Latina team. They also add that “this way, the modeler’s experience with the ship miniature is more satisfying and fun. In addition to the fact that in the 15th century there was no type of boat made of metal”.

Renewed scale model in wood Santa Maria Caravel.

Another improved detail is the introduction of supports for the barrels and more realistic cannons -with their bullets-. On the new version of the famous ship they have been divided into two parts. “The gun carriage is made of wood while the cane, in metal”, concrete our professionals.

Likewise, the colors of the rubbing strikes, the handrails, the stern window doors and the shields, among other accessories, have also been changed to provide a beautiful decorative touch to the boat that sailed the Atlantic more than five centuries ago.

Naval modeling accessories. Metal figurines for caravels and galleons (22411F).

A SPECTACULAR RENOVATION FOR THE SANTA MARIA CARAVEL MODEL

The final result of all the undertaken work for more than a year by our designers and modelers is a faithful reproduction of the original Santa Maria Caravel Model: each element is reproduced in its original material (cannons, sails, rigging …) to achieve a classic boat, but with finishes chords to 2020, which will delight our modeling friends, the followers of the world reference brand on naval modeling: Artesania Latina.

You can get more realism for your ship models ordering the Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons, which is offered separately from the model.

Ship Modeling. The three wooden caravel models of the Discovery of America.

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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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Messerschmitt BF 109G Fighter Model: Aircraft Modeling Revolution (I)

After working two years, our professional 3D designers and modelers of Artesania Latina are proud to present you a new landmark on aircraft modeling. This model is a revolution in every way. It’s made of metal – stainless steel – and photoetched of the Luftwaffe legend. The German fighter Messerschmitt BF 109G model is your next choice.

Build this great German plane 1/16 scale.

The BF 109G 1/16 scale model is a fully reliable replica of the original aircraft aimed at advanced modelers. It is a fighter model that will surprise the fans thanks to its majesty and robustness. It weighs 3.5 lb and measures 22.24’’ length, 24.40’’ width and 8.07 height.

A beauty on aircraft modeling: build the BF 109G

During the spring of 2018, Artesania Latina team decided that the model of the German airplane Messerschmitt BF 109G would be the next project of one of the most important modeling companies in the world since 1970. The fighter of the Luftwaffe was the chosen one so that our friends had a new and exciting modeling challenge to face.

Messerschmitt BF 109G German fighter model 1/16 scale.

BF 109G FIGHTER MODEL: 3D SPANISH QUALITY DESIGN FOR THE WHOLE WORLD

The 3D design project of the great Messerschmitt BF 109G model is made of metal and photoetched. It has been developed with impeccable results by our highly qualified on industrial design experts.

Maquette avion de chasse allemand Messerschmitt BF 109G.

Firstly, they have shaped the different parts of the plane with 3D design software. Secondly, the parts have been printed using the latest technologies, adapted and modified for correct assembly.

BF 109G German fighter model is aimed at experts modelers.

After this exhaustive test / error labor until everything fits perfectly, one of our designers clarifies this issue. “We have not had problems designing the structure of the plane as soon as the parts have been printed everything has fit completely. However, yes on the tail because it was turned. In conclusion, we have decided to redesign it again before sending it to factory for its production, being now totally fixed”, explains the expert.

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Ship Modeling & Model Aircrafts. The Legacy of Building Wooden Models

Modelers have realized how children and parents hobbies have changed during the last two decades after the arrival of new technologies. Many of them and their younger relatives have decided to keep alive as a legacy one of the most beneficial and comforting hobbies. Ship modeling and model aircrafts are the perfect choice. Building wooden model ships, aircrafts, trains and other vehicles like the Stage Coach 1848 from the Wild & Far West you will enjoy a lot.

Ship modeling. Wooden Ship Model Swedish Vasa 1/65
It’s a hundred-year-old entertainment that brings health and satisfaction to modelers –and some good headaches to solve-. You can always find time to take a break and park on the fabulous worlds of ship modeling and aircrafts.

This balance occurs when a wooden model ship like the Viking is built. Firstly, because it is a renewed classic scale model aimed at the beginner friends of Artesania Latina for its great appeal – a boat present on famous tv series from that population -. Secondly, due to its reedited assembly instructions with video tutorials on DVD. In conclusion, construction games and use of digital devices come together in a perfect fusion because the modeler builds handly and watches the guide on the computer. In other words, tradition and modernity at the same time.

Ship Modeling. Wooden Ship Model Viking 1/75

NEW GENERATIONS RESTART THEIR PARENTS SHIP MODELING & AIRCFRATS TRADITION

The children and grandchildren of modelers come to a moment in their lives that they want to continue the modeling hobby of their parents and ancestors. That’s because this way let to feel them closer when they still live with us, by continuously sharing gossip about this hobby. It also happens when they have left them, because they are remembered and they are more present in our world. They are carrying on with this beautiful legacy deposited in their hearts by naval modeling, by aircraft modeling or by railway modeling, among others.

Artesania Latina encourages all its friends to share multimedia contents of the models on social networks. You can also do it on those of our firm (Facebook, Instagram and Youtube). Continue requesting instructions, plans or missing or broken parts for their elderly parents or for yourself. Request us what you need if you want to finish an scale model, unfinished by your parents.

SHIP MODELING AND AICRAFTS REPORT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH TO MODELERS

Construction toys, present of course in modeling in the form of scale models, are ideal for improving the health and psyche of old and young people. Physically, their assembly increases motor skills and coordination in the hands and fingers because the modeler must be skillful and precise in the placement of the piece and must manipulate many parts that are even very tiny. Some studies also claim that vision improves because the model maker discards different shades of the same color.

In the psychological field, it gives us relaxation, serenity and concentration by having to work a lot with detail. It is, in short, an unbeatable barrier against Alzheimer illness. It develops cognitive skills that facilitate analysis, comprehension, understanding the space in which one the modeler works, reading and mathematics.

The logical reasoning is enriched as the model maker has to build an exact copy of a wooden ship model or a wooden and metal airplane model. You must plan in advance the assembly phases of the scale model and determine what order to carry them out: logically, to place the masts, first you have to build the ship’s hull, or to install the cabin you have to finish the aircraft structure before. What about the great self-esteem that is gained when, after a great effort and passion, the replica is finished for exhibition.

In short, all these benefits are a good excuse for the little ones to enter in modeling world. It is a hobby that is passed from generation to generation as part of oldest modelers genetics, who wish it survives thanks to their descendants.Ship modeling. Wooden Ship Model Arab Dhow Sultan 1/85

CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & ADULTS, PRESENT & FUTURE OF THE SHIP MODELING AND AIRCRAFTS

Artesania Latina instills a passion for building scale models also to the youngest with its Art&Kids collection, aimed at children over 8 years old. These modeling kits of wooden vehicles include water-based paints, glue suitable for use by minors, a brush and stickers. Easy to assemble, these models for children are the perfect reason for parents and their girls and boys to spend personal moments together.

It is the best time for the legacy of the hobby to be impregnated in children when their brains are still developing. Firstly, they have fun playing while they are building models. Secondly, the practice of modeling can remain in their lives. it will be of great use for the health knowing all the positive things that this hobby offers.

The Art&Kids Collection catalog, focused on children from 8 years old, has the following wooden models for construction: classic ships such as the Pirate, the Viking called Drakkar, the Egyptian Cleopatra and the Roman Galley Ave Caesar; fighter airplanes such as the Sopwith Camel biplane and the Fokker Dr. I triplane, both from World War I; and four-wheelers such as the well-known Surfer’s Van.Art&Kids Collection. Wooden Models for Children +8

For those over 14 years old who want to get started in ship modeling, we recommend any of the scale models in the section ‘Models: Initiation’. All of these modelers will progress on their building knowledge and on their skills with modeling tools and accessories so beginners will be able to assemble models with greater difficulty bit by bit: intermediate level, advanced level and elite level.

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ARTESANIA LATINA KEEPS ALIVE THE MODELING LEGACY

In conclusion, the legacy of model building -ship modeling and aircrafts- continues due to the families. More young people are resting from the intensive use of new technologies to join this wonderful hobby. Artesania Latina will always be there to provide you the best scale models on the market with reasonable prices. Of course, we have a safe delivery at your homes thanks to our collaboration with the UPS courier service. We are also present in many establishments dedicated to modeling and construction games all over the planet. Let’s build wooden models! Ship modeling and aircraft modeling are happiness for your life!Aircrafts. Metal & Plastic Fighter Model Messerschmitt BF109G 1/16

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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.

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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.