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Paints for Model Building (II): More Sets to Paint Miniature Naval Replicas

Today we continue breaking down what are the sets of paints for model building that Artesania Latina catalog contains. What’s more, we are going to present you the first novelty of 2022 in this post. In this way, our modelers friends can already clearly know all the existing colors with which they can paint their wooden model ships.

Paints for Model Building. We recommend the use of Artesania Latina Airbrush Sets.

On the one hand, as we have just commented, we offer you specific sets for ship models. They allow you to achieve quick drying and the best finishes by containing acrylic and water-based paints with high quality standards. On the other hand, you can also consult the catalog with dozens of loose paintings. Thus, you can decorate your models and other crafts as you like and paint scale models for which there is no specific set of paints. All of these are contained in 20 ml jars and can be used with both airbrushing sets -we recommend it- as with brush.

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: VIKING SHIP MODEL

First new of 2022! Artesania Latina is happy to be able to present its new Set of Paints (277PACK19) for naval modeling. The one aimed at painting the wooden model of the emblematic Nordic Viking ship at 1/75 scale (19001-N). It is without a doubt one of the sets that our modelers friends asked us about the most. Well… It’s here! It consists of 9 jars of acrylic water-based paints with the following colors. Off White, Off Black, Deep Yellow, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Navy Blue, Bright Green and Purple.

Paints for Model Building. Wooden Ship Model Viking (277PACK19).

Wooden Ship Model Viking 1/75 (19001-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO TRAINING SHIP MODEL

The second set of paints for model building in this post is the wooden and plastic model of the training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (277PACK17). It is a pack that brings the optimal paints to paint the new 1/250 scale model of this relevant ship (22260) of the Spanish Armada. It also works for his Chilean twin sister Esmeralda, since the naval modeling kit includes the decoration to assemble both miniatures. The colors included in this set with 6 jars of acrylic and water paint are these. Off White, Off Black, Hull Green, Gold, Semi-Gloss Varnish and Water-Based Dye for Sapele Tone.

Paints for Model Building. Wooden and Plastic Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano (277PACK17).

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

PAINTS FOR BRITISH MODEL SHIP HMS ENDEAVOUR

One of the 2021 novelties, the wooden model of the British ship HMS Endeavour at 1/65 scale (22520), already owns also your own Paints Set (277PACK7). Ideal for excellent finishes on the scale model of the coal and expedition ship with which Captain James Cook sailed the South Seas and discovered Australia. The colors included in this set with 9 bottles of acrylic and water-based paint are Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber and Gold.

Paints for Model Building. Wooden Model Ship HMS Endeavour (277PACK7).

Wooden Model Ship HMS Endeavour 1/65 (22520).

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: FRENCH WARSHIP SOLEIL ROYAL

The jewel of naval modeling -possibly the most impressive of 2021 worldwide due to its great detail-, the wooden model of the French warship Soleil Royal 1/72 (22904) also requires a fine and perfect paint job. For this, the modeler can acquire, apart from the naval modeling kit, its Paints for Model Building (277PACK16). These colors are included in the set of 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paint. Off White (x2), Off Black (x2), Hull Red, Prussian Blue (x2), Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold and Vermilion.

Paints for Model Building. Wooden French Warship Model Soleil Royal (277PACK16).

Wooden French Warship Model Soleil Royal 1/72 (22904).

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: SWEDISH WARSHIP MODEL VASA

Another of the novelties on Artesania Latina wooden models during 2021 has been that of the Swedish warship Vasa (22902) at 1/65 scale. The faithful miniature replica of this very detailed Nordic ship, only behind the Soleil Royal, has its precise Set of Paints for Model Building (277PACK10) specific to this majestic ship. Paint with its 16 bottles of acrylic and water-based paint: Off White (x2), Off Black, Bright Red, Hull Red, Royal Blue, Prussian Blue, Ice Yellow, Deep Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown (x2), Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Gold, Bright Green, Purple and Basic Skin.

Paints for Model Building. Swedish Warship Model Vasa (277PACK10).

Swedish Warship Model Vasa 1/65 (22902).

PAINTS FOR FRENCH FISHING BOAT MARIE-JEANNE

All the different reissues of the beautiful fishing boat Marie Jeanne can be painted with precision thanks to their own Paints Set for Naval Modeling (277PACK12) precise for this vessel. Paint your 1/50 scale model with your 11 jars of acrylic and water-based paint. Colors are Off White, Off Black, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Bright Green, French Blue, Royal Blue and Orange.

Paints for Model Building. French Fishing Boat Model Marie Jeanne (277PACK12).New Wooden Fishing Ship Model Marie Jeanne (22175).

PAINTS FOR METAL FIGURINES (BASIC AND ADVANCED)

Indispensable for ship models to come to life, the figurines made of metal are another essential part in this wonderful hobby. For this reason, Artesania Latina also has its Paints Sets for Naval Modeling for sale. One of the levels is Basic (277PACK14) with 6 jars to color your crews and passengers. Off Black, Off White, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Vermilion and Basic Skin.

Paints for Model Building. Basic Set for Metal Figurines (277PACK14).

Metal Figurines for Wooden Ship Models.

And another level, Advanced (277PACK15), with 12 jars and many more colors to paint the humans, animals and accessories that travel in the ship models. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Ice Yellow, Cocoa Brown, Dark Red Leather, Aluminium, Gold, Navy Blue, Bright Green, Basic Skin and Sunny Skin. Decorate with these colors and with the specific set of 4 brushes for figurines (17120).

Paints for Model Building. Advanced Set for Metal Figurines (277PACK15).

Finally, we recommend that you read the previous post which also refers to the extensive and varied catalog of paint sets for Naval Modeling.

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Model Kits for Children +8: Instill a Love of Modeling into Youngest thanks to Art&Kids Collection

Christmas is approaching. The dilemma begins. What present to give to the little ones? Technological products are almost a must in these times, but … And give traditional toys and games a chance? Artesania Latina has model kits for children over 8 years old so that they can play, build and develop their intellect without so much screen. The Art&Kids Collection is ideal for that even parents and children or grandparents and grandchildren share moments of fun and, most importantly, moments together. Our wooden model kits for children for building are expressly thought for the smallest of the house.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: Wooden Scale Models Made by Artesania Latina.

The wooden model kits for children older than 8 years are high quality and safe. Its assembly is very easy, so what better reason for parents and children to come together and spend personal moments together, as a family. In this way, they can establish their bonds through the game of building, of a common project at an early age. With moving parts to make boats, planes and other vehicles look more real! Next, we break down one by one which are the children’s models in the collection: ships, airplanes and other historical vehicles .

WOODEN MODEL KITS FOR CHILDREN +8: HISTORICAL SHIPS

Arouse the creativity and ingenuity of the little ones in the house with one of the model kits for children most coveted, the Pirate Ship. It is of pleasant construction and has a high quality components. This wooden model building kit includes child-safe moving parts, cotton sails, stickers, glues, paints and instructions on DVD for the computer. All for the fun of the boys. The scale model to build of the aforementioned ship has 65 parts and once completed it measures 12.8” (325 mm) long.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: Pirate Ship.

Another of the inescapable model kits for children +8 made by Artesania Latina is the requested Drakkar Viking Ship. It has, like the other modeling kits of this collection, moving parts, cotton sails, stickers, glues and safe paints suitable for the kids and step-by-step assembly on DVD format for Windows and Mac. It comes with 59 parts. Once it is built, it measures 10.55” (268) mm long.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: Drakkar Viking Ship.

The third boat that we present to you comes from the Nile, from Ancient Egypt. It is the ship model of the Cleopatra’s Egyptian Galley. The model kit comes with the same contents as the rest of the collection Art&Kids. It has 82 parts and it measures 10.62” (270 mm) long.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: Cleopatra's Egytian Galley.

Currently, The last wooden scale model kit for children over 8 years from Historic Ships of Art&Kids Collection is another galley. This time, the Roman Ave Caesar. Its model can be built with the 69 parts included in the kit and once finished it measures 12” (305 mm) long.

Art&Kids Collection: Roman Galley Ave Caesar.

MODEL KITS FOR CHILDREN +8: AIRPLANES AND MORE HISTORICAL VEHICLES

Not only boats consists of the fabulous collection Art&Kids model kits for children over eight years of age. Artesania Latina team has also thought about historical jewels of aviation such as fighters and four-wheelers such as the surfer van. Replicas of wooden airplanes and cars that delight the little ones… And also the oldest!

The first of the aviation artworks that we capture in a wooden modeling kit is the German triplane from World War I Fokker Dr I. Now children and parents can enjoy building the wooden model that belonged to Red Baron. Wheels and propeller are manually movable. The kit contains 43 parts and the finished model is 6.7” (170 mm) long.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: German Fighter Fokker Dr I.

The other essential aircraft for history, included in Art&Kids Collection of wooden model kits for children, is the British fighter from World War I Sopwith Camel. There are parts like engine propeller and wheels that you can move manually. Your scale model is assembled with the 47 parts that the kit brings. Once finished it measures 6.7” (170 mm) long.

Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: British Fighter Sopwith Camel.

The last model currently belonging to this collection of model kits for children +8 is the Hippie Van (Surfer’s Van). The one of all the life!
With laser-cut board sheets, so the shapes of the model are realistic and the assembly easy and pleasant. The roof of the model van is removable to allow access into the vehicle.Model Kits for Children +8. Art&Kids Collection: Hippy and Surfer's Van.

HEALTH AND MIND BENEFITS WITH ART&KIDS MODEL KITS FOR CHILDREN +8

Construction toys, such as our model kits for children Art&Kids, are very beneficial for the health and the mind of both children and adults. Firstly, this is so because their assembly increases motor skills and coordination of the hands and fingers. The future modeler, making use of her/his skill and precision, must place even very small parts. Scientific research also assures that vision improves because the children or adults who are assembling the model discard different shades of the same color. All this in regard to the physical terrain of the benefits of modeling for kids.


Secondly, because their logical reasoning is enriched since the child must assemble an exact copy of a wooden model. You have to plan in advance the stages of assembling the miniature replica and establish in what order to carry them out: logically, to place the masts, first you have to build the hull of the ship or to install the cabin, before the structure must be finished. Once the model is built after a lot of dedication, great self-esteem that the child gains and feels.

And thirdly, psychological terrain, it provides relaxation, serenity and concentration by working hard with detail. It is, in the case of the elderly, an unbeatable barrier against Alzheimer’s. It develops cognitive skills that facilitate analysis, comprehension, understanding the space in which one works, reading and mathematics… The wooden building models of Art&Kids Collection are the best gift for children this Christmas!

Art&Kids Collection: Wooden Scale Models for Children +8 Made by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Ship Models

Naval Modeling for Experts: Meet the Most Beautiful Wooden Ship Models on Market

This post is aimed at showing our catalog of naval modeling for experts to our modelers friends. How? Of course, thanks to the great Artesania Latina ship models. Small artworks designed for our customers with the highest level of skills and abilities on this passionate hobby. For those who build the most difficult wooden ship models. If you are qualified to assemble a naval scale model of this article, you are definitely a master of model makers. They have already passed levels of knowledge and skills in naval modeling as initiation, intermediate and advanced. Here are all the ship miniatures for experts in our catalog:

WOODEN SHIP MODEL: CUTTY SARK TEA CLIPPER (22800)

The first proposal that we make of a naval modeling for experts kit is the wooden model ship of the well-known British tea clipper Cutty Sark, at 1/84 scale. It was one of the fastest vessels during the 19th century on its many voyages to the East. The Cutty Sark was dedicated in the early days after its launch in 1869 to the tea race. He tried to unite China and London in the shortest time possible for eight ‘tea seasons’. Later, he took on another role, in this case on the wool trade from Australia. Later he assumed the transport of goods between Porto, Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Lisbon and the Portuguese colonies. It was operational until 1954, the year in which it was decided to exhibit as a museum ship.

Naval Modeling for Experts. Wooden Ship Model Tea Clipper Cutty Sark (22800).

The British Cutty Sark Tea Clipper naval modeling kit for experts features high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and fabric. For the assembly you can follow our complete step-by-step guide in 7 languages ​​and in full color, accompanied by the full-scale plans of the finished ship. All on DVD format. Once built, the model measures 40.62” (1032mm) long x 13.77” (350mm) wide x 24.56” (624mm) high.

NAVAL MODELING FOR EXPERTS: WOODEN MODEL FRIGATE HMS BOUNTY (22810)

The second alternative of naval modeling for experts is the wooden ship model of the 18th century British frigate HMS Bounty, 1/48 scale model. This boat was the scene of one of the most famous riots in history. In 1787, the HMS Bounty left England for Tahiti to transport breadfruit trees to the Caribbean, encountering a great storm that forced them to change course, and to land and stay in Tahiti for several months. The crew got used to life with the natives and mingled with their women, until in 1789 they sailed again, but 24 days later they mutinied.

Naval Modeling for Experts. Wooden Ship Model Frigate HMS Bounty (22810).

Naval modeling kit for experts of the HMS Bounty frigate composed of parts of high precision laser cut board. In addition, it has noble woods such as birch, brass, cast iron, fabric, cotton threads, hand-sewn candles ready to be placed … And most importantly! For the assembly of the scale model you will have our complete step-by-step instructions in four languages ​​in full color, accompanied by the real-scale drawings of the completed ship. All on DVD format. As a differential fact of this scale model, the HMS Bounty boat allows one of the hull bands to be left open to see its interior precisely. When the scale model is finished, it measures 35.58” (980mm) long x 13.97” (355mm) wide x 30.03” (763mm) high.

WOODEN SHIP MODEL: USS CONSTELLATION FRIGATE (22850)

The third option for the expert modeler with a high level of knowledge and skills in building wooden model ships is the American frigate USS Constellation, a 1/85 scale model of the US Navy. He had to develop numerous and different activities during all the years in which he was on duty. The frigate was built at the end of the 18th century, specifically, in 1797 in Baltimore. It served to seize many ships, prevent the British from annexing the Hawaiian Islands in 1843, and for the United States to arrive in China for the first time a year earlier. From 1845 to 1849, he was in charge of transporting food to Ireland to fight the potato famine. In 1871 it would become a naval training ship. Today it is a beautiful museum ship that can be visited.

Naval modeling kit for expert modelers with a wooden ship model US Constellation Frigate (22850).

The ship model of the USS Constellation frigate features high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and sewn cotton sails ready to be laid. Contains our comprehensive step-by-step instructions in five languages, accompanied by full-scale plans of the completed ship. All on DVD format. After building, the model measures 40.74” (1035mm) long x 12.99” (330mm) wide x 27.95” (710mm) high.

WOODEN BOAT MODEL: SAN JUAN DE NEPOMUCENO ONLINE WARSHIP (22860)

What is the fourth expert naval modeling kit we showcased? A legend in Spanish naval history, the 1/90 scale wooden model of the Spanish online ship with 74 cannons San Juan de Nepomuceno, from the 18th century. He was part of the Spanish Armada between 1766 and 1805. He was captured in Trafalgar by the British and transferred to Gibraltar, although he represents a beautiful demonstration of the heroism and bravery of the Iberians in the battle that took place on the coasts of the province of Cádiz.

Wooden ship model San Juan de Nepomuceno Onlie Warship (22860).

The model boat kit of the San Juan de Nepomuceno warship has parts of high precision laser cut board, noble woods, brass, cast iron and fabric. Contains our comprehensive step-by-step instructions in four languages, accompanied by full-scale plans of the completed ship. All on DVD format. Once assembled, the scale model measures 37.79” (960mm) long x 15.74” (400mm) wide x 29.52” (750mm) high.

NAVAL MODELING FOR EXPERTS: WOODEN SHIP MODEL SWEDISH WARSHIP VASA (22902)

The fifth wooden model ship that we urge expert modelers to build… It’s new in 2021! The 1/65 scale model of a jewel of naval modeling created in the 17th century: the Swedish bronze warship with 64 guns called Vasa, which is part of the naval history of your country, Europe and the planet: it sank within a kilometer of being launched in 1628 after an economic outlay and use of enormous natural resources by King Gustav II, who wanted the ship to participate in the Thirty Years’ War. It was the most powerful of its time until the US Constitution frigate appeared.

Wooden ship model for expert modelers Swedish Warship Vasa (22902).

The Vasa Swedish warship modeling kit is one of the most detailed in history on the market, it has a large number of sculptures on its stern and bow. The expert modeler will find a large set of decorative parts in die-cast and photo-etched and Premium quality wood pieces. Of course, hand-sewn sails ready to be placed, multimedia instructions in nine languages and… Two gifts included! A wooden base with a metal name plate and six figures that will give this naval jewel even more realism than it would have without them. Very detailed step-by-step instructions and video tutorials, all on DVD format.

Once it is built, the Vasa wooden ship model has these dimensions: Long 42.12” (1070 mm) x Wide 15.74” (400 mm) x High 34.25” (870 mm).

NAVAL MODELING FOR EXPERTS: WOODEN SHIP MODEL SOLEIL ROYAL FRENCH WARSHIP (22904)

The sixth and last -currently- wooden ship model that we propose that expert modelers build… It is another fantastic novelty for this year 2021! The 1/72 scale model of one of the pink diamonds of naval modeling, built and launched in the 17th century by order of the French King Louis XIV. The majestic Gallic warship Soleil Royal is your new challenge. This famous ship of the line with 104 guns was born between 1668 and 1670 in Brest thanks to the engineer Laurent Hubac.

Interestingly, it remained unused in the port of that town for a long time. It sailed the seas again during the Nine Years’ War in 1688, already with 112 guns and 1,200 crewmen. Its role was essential as the flagship of the Escadre du Pont (Squadron of the West) and Admiral Tourville. Its baroque decoration is simply one of the most beautiful and spectacular of the time.

Naval modeling for experts. Wooden ship model French Warship Soleil Royal (22904).

The naval modeling kit for expert modelers with the Soleil Royal warship is one of the most detailed ever. Hundreds of high precision laser cut plywood and solid wood parts are available. Also many castings in die-cast and photo-etched, not forgetting the magnificent cotton sails sewn by hand ready to be placed. It is a Premium model that also brings as a gift the stand for display and a set of 12 figurines. It contains our comprehensive step-by-step instructions, accompanied by highly accurate video tutorials. All on DVD format. Once assembled, the scale model measures 36.81” (935mm) long x 11.22” (285mm) wide x 34.44” (875mm) high.

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Building a Ship Model Made of Wood (Part I): Choice of the Modeling Kit

The writing of this post is motivated to help new modelers. Building a ship model made of wood is what you will know, so we are going to introduce you on ship modeling. Of course, you can also clarify some concepts to modelers already initiated or provide other ideas that were still unknown. These two actions will be developed thanks to the fifty years of life and experience of the most important company in the world in naval modeling. Artesania Latina, present since 1970.Artesania Latina. More than 50 years building models.

A built scale ship model represents the effort and perseverance of a modeler to achieve the final result. It will take you many hours, you will encounter conflicting emotions, being positive when successes or negatives when some part of the assembly presents greater difficulties.

Ship Modeling. Wooden ship model of the Galleon San Francisco II 1/90 (22452N).

In this sense, the best modeling tool that you can use is not made of metal or plastic or wood. It will be the dedication that the modeler gives to the modeler, the passion and perseverance you put. Here we will show you how to build step-by-step a ship miniature. What tools to choose, how to organize and adapt a workshop, what ship modeling kit to choose. Everything so that in the end you spend more hours showing the final product created, this is, the ship model you have built, than assembling it.

Ship Modeling. Wooden ship model of the Galleon San Francisco II 1/90 (22452N).

Building a ship model made of wood should be shared with the family, involving their partners in the project, whether women or men. It also can be used for encouraging children to help in any aspect of this wonderful hobby. The modeler can thus keep alive the art of assembling ship models for another generation.

Children are also learning how to assemble a wooden model ship with junior kits.

CHOICE OF THE RIGHT WOODEN SHIP MODEL

The first thing that a future modeler must face – or one already with knowledge in naval modeling – is the choice of the ship model that you will built. How to choose the ideal kit and modeling tools for each of us? It is essential that you like a lot the ship scale model you choose, the decision must be based on your mood and the pleasure that you think it will report once the model is finished.

How to build a wooden model ship. Choose your modeling kit and tools wisely.

Of course, you should also ask yourself these questions. How much money do you want to spend? What experience do you have in naval modeling? Which workshop do you have or do you want to create? What types of ship attract you? How much time can you spend on your modeling workshop to assemble the miniature?

The modeler looks for a challenge, but not a huge frustration, so it is recommended that the beginner thinks about the simplest for your first assembly. We do not recommend very complicated scale models for those who intend to start on this hobby. Finally they will not finish building them, as can be the one in the image below, for advanced modelers.

Ship Modeling. Wooden ship model of San Juan Nepomuceno 1/90 (22860).

CATALOG OF WOODEN SHIP MODELS FOR BEGINNERS

Therefore, we recommend simple, small and attractive ship models for beginners: a boat with a single deck, one or two masts and a rigging as simple as possible. Examples can be our model ships such as the Viking (19001-N), Swift (22110-N), Providence (19018), Elcano lifeboat (19019), Provençale (19017), the lifeboat of the Titanic (19016), the boat of the captain of the HMS Bounty (19004), the french doris Saint Malo (19010), the scallop fishing boat Bon Retour (19007) or captain’s boat of Santisima Trinidad (19014), among many other miniatures.

Catalog of Wooden Ship Models for Beginners.

You can consult the complete catalog of naval scale models for beginner modelers here. For intermediate scale models, the following in terms of required skills, here.

As for the cost, no ship model for beginners should not cost more than € 100.00. Thus, Artesania Latina has the best offer in the market regarding to the quality / price ratio, with initiation models starting at € 59.99, a more than reasonable price, for example, for the scale model of the Captain’s Boat of HMS Endeavour (19015).

Ship Modeling. Wooden ship model of Captain's Boat HMS Endeavour 1/50 (19015).

BUILDING A SHIP MODEL MADE OF WOOD: QUALITY OF COMPONENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS

What should you look for, then, in a naval modeling kit? Logically, you may not even be a scholar in the matter, but you don´t need it to choose a good one. Just check the quality of its contents once you have the box in your hands and that all the kit parts from the parts list are there.

If any part is missing, such as the Artesania Latina kits have a two-year warranty. Our warehouse will be immediately replenished once the purchase ticket has been submitted without any extra cost or shipping. Our parts are high quality, made of birch or lime wood, of stainless steel photo-etched and of die-cast.

Ship Modeling. Wooden ship model of Viking 1/75 (19001N).

The next thing to pay attention to when you are purchasing a naval modeling kit is to check how the plans and instructions are. The plans include all the drawings you need to assemble the naval model and the numerical correspondence so you can read the texts. On this aspect, the degree of precision and quality of these ones will mark the joy or impotence of the novice modeler.

Instructions for the Belem wooden model ship 1/75 (22519).

The instructions explain the plans drawing, they are the textual clarifications or icons and keys of those drawings. They are numbered in relation to those plans. You can also find model ships that have an illustrated and clarifier step-by-step. On Artesania Latina web you can free download the plans and the instructions on each product file are the attached files, in case you want to check how they are.

BUILDING A SHIP MODEL MADE OF WOOD: WHAT KIND OF HULL TO CHOOSE

Speaking of the different hull types of the ship models, you will find three different. Firstly, the one piece solids – they don´t need to be built, the beginner does not acquire experience in the assembly of the hull-. Secondly, those that have a structure of frames to assemble and we must put the wooden strips on that structure from a pre-cut laser board – most of those manufactured by Artesania Latina, the one that provides the most knowledge and the most real-. Finally, those that, on the structure, are placed large parts to build the hull.

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Posted in Ship Models

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

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

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

DISCOVER ARTESANIA LATINA’S EUROPEAN MODEL SHIPS

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

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic Spanish ships.

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

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic French ships.

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

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic British ships.

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

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic Nordic ships.

 

NORTH AMERICAN SHIP MODELS CATALOG

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

Ship Models Catalog. Models of historic North American ships.

 

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

We deliver our models all over the planet with UPS.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

BUILDING SMALL ARTWORKS IS LOVE OF MODELING

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

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

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

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

WORLDWIDE AND SAFE DELIVERY OF OUR MODELS WITH UPS SERVICE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted in Model Building

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.

Ship modeling. Wooden Ship Model New Santa Maria Caravel 1/65

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

Posted in Aircraft Models

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

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

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

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

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

POWERFUL MACHINERY FOR CREATING MODELS

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

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

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

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BIGGEST CHALLENGES ON THE MODEL DESIGN PROCESS

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

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

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

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BUILDING THE AIRCRAFT MODEL SOPWITH CAMEL BY THE EXPERT MODELLER

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

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

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”.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

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”.

Aircraft Model Sopwith Camel 1/16.

Find out all about the aircraft model Sopwith Camel here.

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Our Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel models, at the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’

Artesania Latina has recently attended another great event for the model building family, in this case in Spain. We have presented the luxury scale models Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel 1/16. Why? That’s because our perennial interest to know and present the novelties of the modeling market, so we could not be absent from the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’. It was celebrated on March 16th, 17th and 18th at the Pabellón Deportivo Europa of this city in Madrid.

Modeling Contest. Poster of VIII Concurso de Modelismo Estático 'Ciudad de Leganés'.

The event, organized by the Modeling Association Model34 from Madrid, has had an extraordinary participation of modelers and model lovers.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

On the first floor of the pavilion, we have seen medieval historical re-enactments on scale and demonstrations to teach how to paint ship models, planes models and many more miniatures. We also have learned how to achieve oxides in vehicles, weathering in special ships and which are the best complements for dioramas. All the people have enjoy the fantastic presentations of experts on model building or a jury of the contest of the highest level. One of those members has been one of Artesania Latina modelers.

Children's modeling. Wooden models for children Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel airplanes.ior

As a curiosity, the commemorative figure of the VIII Contest of Static Modeling ‘Ciudad de Leganés’ has been a well-known one for the Spaniards: the 1960 Legionnaire of Western Sahara.

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SUCCESS OF THE FOKKER DR I & SOPWITH CAMEL 1/16

On the other hand, Artesania Latina has taken advantage of such a great opportunity with so many model friends to make known two of their most recent and beautiful creations: the triplane Fokker Dr.I, Red Baron’s plane; and the biplane of the Allied Forces Sopwith Camel. Both models are made wood and metal.

Aircfraft Modeling. Wooden and metal models Fokker Dr. I and Sopwith Camel 1/16.

The great acceptance of these Fokker Dr I and Sopwith Camel models there has made clear the enormous work done by Artesania Latina’s modelers.

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Finally, the three days during the event has developed has served, above all, for model and miniature lovers to meet and share all their experiences. They have spoken a lot about the construction of models. What a beautiful hobby we enjoy!