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

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

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

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

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: SECOND DECK COLUMNS AND RAILINGS

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

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

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

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

WINDOWS AND DOORS ASSEMBLY SECOND DECK OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

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

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

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

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

It should look like this:

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

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: PHOTO-ETCHED DECORATIONS

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

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

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

Once it is finished, it should be like this:

CAPSTAN BASE OF KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI MODEL SHIP

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

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

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

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

MISSISSIPPI MODEL SET UP: DECORATION OF CHIMNEYS

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

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

The end result should be similar to this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOLID PINE WOODEN BASES FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION

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

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

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

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

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

Solid Pine Wooden Bases for Crafts and Models Exhibition.

PINE SUPPORTS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS EXHIBITION: SHIP MODELS

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

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

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

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

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

SOLID WOODEN MOLDINGS FOR CRAFTS AND MODELS SHOWCASES

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

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

American Walnut Moldings for Display Cabinet or Showcase.

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

Sapele Moldings for Exhibitor Showcase.

DECORATIVE BRASS CORNER PIECES FOR SHOWCASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL: NEW HIGH QUALITY PARTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL: VERY DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

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

 

 

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

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

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

PAINTS AND FIGURINES FOR HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT MODEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

HOW TO BUILD THE CARAVEL CAPSTANS AND CANNONS

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

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

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

SANTA MARÍA MODEL CONSTRUCTION: PAINTING LANTERN, NAMEPLATE AND DOORS

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

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

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

SANTA MARIA MODEL CONSTRUCTION: MASTS REINFORCEMENTS AND SAILS DECORATION

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

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

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

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

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Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts: Make Your Own Parts and Build Your Own Models

Today we present in this post a category of our products highly demanded by modelers of all levels: the ‘Woodsfor model building and other crafts. Here you can find various types and forms of wood, all of them from sustainable crops, both to create parts and to assemble models or complete crafts.

There are modelers who acquire our woods to make spare parts or who have lost them at their workshop -we recommend our modeling workbench-. Others to make parts imagined by themselves. And, finally, other lovers of this beautiful hobby who devise, cut and assemble the entire scale model from scratch… Only with our woods!

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts.

Artesania Latina has the best wood for naval modeling, other modeling and crafts on the market given its high quality. Most of these are noble woods, last over time and are prepared to be treated and manipulated with ease. Birch, basswood, American walnut, coral (padauk) and sapele make up the materials. Currently, we offer plywoods, boardsveneers, strips, round dowels, mouldings for showcases and exhibition bases. Next, we break down the characteristics of each of these products made of wood for a better understanding of the modeler.

WOODS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS: PLYWOODS

Speaking about woods for model building and handcrafts, the plywood boards are the first to be presented. All the different variants of these have measures 35.43” (900mm) length and 11.81” (300mm) width, yes, with different thicknesses according to need. There are five options to choose from: from 0.059” (1.5mm) to 0.196” (5mm). The plywood boards are made from basswood, with a high quality fine finishes. Basswood -linden wood- has a light and uniform color ranging from white to cream. Its type of grain is straight and with a very fine texture. It is an ultralight material, easy to dry when glued and once dry it is stable.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Plywoods.

WOODS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS: VENEERS AND BOARDS

Regarding veneers, we find fifteen different alternatives in the catalog from Artesania Latina, all of them presented with a length of 1,000 mm and a thickness of 0.6 mm. Veneers can be used, for example, to give any piece that is not wood the appearance of wood, such as lining parts built with board or the deck of a model ship.

The variations are found in the width, in the units that the package brings -20 or 25- and in the solid wood used. The widths of the sheets range from 0.157” (4mm) to 0.314” (8mm). As for the wooden types, there are basswood or linden -whose characteristics already discussed above-, American walnut and sapele. In Europe, the wood of American walnut is considered one of the best. It is brown but it has details in gray and yellow tones. Great resistance and durability, very difficult to scratch. With high hardness and fine texture. Regarding the sapele, it can be said that it is dark brown with reddish and golden tones in some of its pronounced veins. It is very similar to mahogany wood, of medium hardness and can be easily manipulated.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Veneers.

The boards made of solid wood are other the fantastic products for modelers and crafts people to make their own spare parts and build their own scale models or other crafts with totally new ones. In this section, you can currently purchase three different planks, all of them 39.37” (1,000mm) length and 2.75” (70mm) width, in sapele and American walnut.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Boards.

WOODS FOR SHIP MODELING: STRIPS

It is known that with the strips made of solid wood all kinds of parts can also be devised for modeling and other crafts. However, in nship modeling they can be used for more precise uses such as lining the hulls of the model ships or add details such as railings and baseboards.

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Strips.

We have solid birch and coral (red wood) strips. According to references, the packs are made up of 5, 6 or 20 units. All the strips measure 39.37” (1,000mm) length, the thicknesses and widths vary according to the different needs of the client. 89 different possibilities of your choice! Our woods for ship modeling and other crafts are the best!

On the one hand, the wood of birch is usually colored from white to cream. Over time, it darkens a bit. The grain is straight and its texture is very fine. Like the other woods from Artesania Latina, birch has a high-quality finishes. On the other hand, the wood of coral (padauk) is characterized by its deep red color with purple-brown hues in sunlight. It is hard but easy to work with during any handling process at your modeling workshop and other crafts.

ROUND DOWELS FOR MODEL BUILDING AND HANDCRAFTS

The round dowels made of solid wood are presented in packs of 2, 5, 10 or 20 units. We have ribs in birch, coral (padauk), American walnut and sapele. And different measures: you can find long rods of 35.98” (914mm) and 39.37” (1,000mm) in our catalogue. Regarding the diameters, from 0.078” (2mm) to 0.472” (12mm).

Woods for Model Building and Handcrafts. Round Dowels.

In naval modeling, round doweols are perfect for making masts and yards for wooden ship models. In addition to many other details with a cylindrical shape. Coming soon, we will talk about a products highly coveted by our client friends: wooden exhibition bases and mouldings for showcases.

In short, all the woods for model building and other crafts made by Artesania Latina are very useful for modelers and other hobbyists who want to create the parts they need or the new ones they devise. Adapted for carvings, turning and all kinds of handwork. They are easy to treat and behave optimally when glued and finished, quick drying. They last over time given their high quality. What more can you ask of a wood!

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

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

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

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

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

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

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

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

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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.

Posted in Airbrushing on Model Building

Paints for Model Ships (I): New Catalog of Specific Sets for Naval Modeling

For a long time our client friends asked us what paints and colors to use to paint their Artesania Latina naval scale models. That fact was a big annoyance for the modelers. We have solved the problem! We already have an extensive and varied catalog of specific sets of paints for model ships. Made of acrylic and water-based paints with an excellent quality, and most importantly, quick-drying. They can be applied both with airbrush -we recommend it- as with brush. The existing colors are presented in 20 ml jars.

Paints for Model Ships. Use with both Airbrush and Brush.

When you want to undertake new naval modeling, you can also purchase the precise model ship paints you need for those faithful miniature replicas. Goodbye to the headaches of having to check what the original colors were in official documents. You will not be forced to search the Internet for a page that faithfully reflects this data. Directly, in the same product sheet of the naval model that you are going to build, you will find the link that takes you to the specific paintings that your scale model requires. On the other hand, if you are on our website and go to the ‘Finishing’ section and its subsection Paints and Finishing Sets you will directly see all the paints for model ships that we offer. Below, we begin to break down what they all are so you can get to know them.

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: WOODEN CARAVELS AND GALLEON

One of the most requested sets of paints for model ships from Artesania Latina. The one destined to paint the naval scale models of caravels and galleons (277PACK8) thanks to which the Spanish discovered America and undertook great deeds. It consists of 12 jars of acrylic water-based paints with the following colors. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Dark Red Leather, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Navy Blue and Basic Skin. Get the best finishes for references 22410 (La Niña), 22411-N (Santa Maria), 22412 (La Pinta) and 22452-N (San Francisco Galleon).

Paints for Model Ships. Caravels and Galleons (277PACK8).

Wooden Caravels Models: La Niña (22410), La Santa María (22411-N) and La Pinta (22412).

Wooden Ship Model Galleon San Francisco II (22452-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: FISHING BOATS (BASIC)

The second set of paints for ship models is, in this case, the basic for fishing boats (277PACK13). It is one of the two packs aimed at painting this type of marine and river vessels. Perfect for optimal finishes in the naval miniature of the traditional trawler fishing boat of the Mediterranean Sea, Mare Nostrum (20100-N). Also for other similar scale models. The colors included in this set with 6 jars of acrylic and water-based paints are Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Royal Blue, Aluminum and Gold.

Basic Paints for Model Ships. Fishing Boat (277PACK13). Mare Nostrum (20100-N) and many others.

Wooden Ship Model Fishing Boat Mare Nostrum (20100-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: FISHING BOATS (ADVANCED)

The third set of paints for ship models that we propose is the advanced for fishing boats (277PACK3). It is the other of the two packs that are used to paint this type of fishing boats. Ideal for excellent finishes in naval scale models of the tuna boat Carmen II (18030) and tuna boat Marina II (20506), both from the Cantabrian Sea, and also from the commented Mare Nostrum (20100-N), among many others. The colors included in this set with 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints are Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Aluminium, Gold, Copper, Vermilion and Navy Blue.

Advanced Set of Paints for Model Ships: Fishing Boats (277PACK3).

Wooden Ship Model: Tuna Boat from Cantabrian Sea Carmen II (18030).

Wooden Ship Model: Tuna Boat from Cantabrian Sea Marina II (20506).

PAINTS FOR WOODEN PADDLE STEAMER MODEL KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

The fourth set of paints is the one used for the beautiful wooden scale model of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (277PACK6). Magnificent if you want the best finishes in the model of this American ship (20515). These colors are included in the pack of 6 bottles of acrylic and water paint. Off Black, Off White, Bright Red, Buff, Gold and Burnt Umber.

Paints fow Wooden Model Ship Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (277PACK6).

Wooden Model Ship New Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515).

PAINTS FOR FRENCH TRAINING MODEL SHIP BELEM AND FRENCH ROYAL NAVY

One of the jewels of the naval modeling of ArtesanIa Latina is the French training ship Belem (22519). The good news is that we have a paints set (277PACK2) specific for this majestic wooden model. In order for your miniature naval replica to be a mirror of the original ship it must be faithfully painted. Including 5 bottles of acrylic and water-based paint, as well as one of Oak Tone Satin Stain. Colors: Off Black, Off White, Prussian Blue, Hull Red and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships: French Training Ship Belem (277PACK2).

French Training Model Ship Belem (22519).

Likewise, Artesania Latina offers an exclusive set of paints for French Navy ships (277PACK4) for Hermione La Fayette Frigate Wooden Ship Model Kit (22517-N). In case you have another model of the Gallic country that you haven’t painted yet because I didn’t know how or with what products. Paint with the 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints. There are all these colors! Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Prussian Blue, Royal Blue, Ice Yellow, Deep Yellow, Buff, Burnt Umber, Cocoa Brown, Vermilion and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships: French Royal Navy (277PACK4).

Wooden Model Ship Kit: Hermione La Fayette Frigate (22517-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: AMERICAN SCHOONERS (SWIFT)

The wooden model of the American pilot boat Swift (22110-N) also has its set of paints for sale separately. The good news is that we have a paint set (277PACK9) specific for this majestic wooden model. In order for your miniature naval replica to be a mirror of the original ship it must be faithfully painted. Paint with its 6 bottles of acrylic and water-based paints: Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Burnt Umber, Hull Green and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships. American Schooners - Swift (277PACK9).

Wooden Ship Model American Schooner Swift (22110-N).

PAINTS FOR SHIP MODELS: ROYAL NAVY (HMS VICTORY)

The wooden models of Royal Navy sips are lucky because they also have the precise set of paints (277PACK11) for these emblematic vessels. Among them, the HMS Victory. Paint your Anglo-Saxon scale model with its 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Checker Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Navy Blue and Basic Skin.

Paints for Model Ships. Royal Navy (277PACK11).

You can paint your naval scale models with the confidence and safety that our high-quality products provide. Read the second part of this post, click here!

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Figures for Model Ships: New Crews and Passengers to Bring Your Naval Scale Models to Life

During the last months, Artesania Latina team has tried to provide our client friends with all the necessary products so that they can assemble, paint and decorate their scale model ships. In this sense, one of the primary objectives that we have set ourselves is to bring naval scale models to life, give them a human touch. And what better way to achieve this goal than with our sets of figures for model ships, with the crews and passengers of various ships. Made of high quality metal, the figures are presented in elegant packaging, and must be assembled and painted handly. Let the skill and art of the modeler come to the next stage at your workshop!

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

In this way, we have presented four new sets of figures for model ships with which the modeler can decorate different miniature naval replicas of Artesania Latina. Firstly, the 10 metal figures for Caravels and Galleons. Secondly, the one that contains 18 metal figures for the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi. Thirdly, the 14 figures with metal accessories for the British ship HMS Endeavour. And finally, the reinstatement of the set of 14 metal figures of the French Navy. Likewise, we cannot forget that we also offer modelers individual figures of 1.062” (27 mm) -captain, helmsman and sailor-.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships (Various).

FIGURES FOR MODEL SHIPS: GALLEONS AND CARAVELS (22411F)

To achieve even greater realism in the models of caravels and galleons, don’t miss the set of 10 1/65 scale metal figurines (22411F). Bring in the crew members, ready to be assembled and painted. This includes the following characters and ranks, all of them involved in the great world historical deed of the Discovery of America. Christopher Columbus, Juan de la Cosa, Martín Alonso Pinzón, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón and Rodrigo de Triana. To which we must add 5 common sailors.Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).These figures for model ships can be placed on the following ArtesanIa Latina naval scale models, as well as others with similar dimensions. Figures measure 0.984” (25 mm) to 1.181” (30 mm). On the caravels La Niña (22410), La Pinta (22412) and La Santa Maria (22411N), as well as in the Galleon San Francisco (22452N) and in its Section (20403).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Caravels et Galleons (22411F).

Discover with us all the details of this set of figurines by watching the video below.

FIGURES FOR KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE STEAMER MODEL (20515F)

The following set of figures for model ships that we have recently put on sale is the one aimed at the faithful naval replica of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (20515F). It contains 18 metal figures to assemble and paint at 1/80 scale for the renewed wooden model of the aforementioned North American vessel (20515). Also for naval miniatures that have similar measurements since the figures measure between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). They are distributed in 14 characters, including the crew and passengers, and in 4 animals, with 2 horses and 2 cows.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

At the beginning of the 19th century, the first steamship, called the Clermont, was launched. It ran along the Hudson River to go from New York to Albany. Also, it was the first ship to carry out a regular transport journey for the public. It was not the first, however, to use paddle wheels. That gift went to the ships that sailed the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Now you can humanize your scale model with this magnificent set of figures made of metal for King of the Mississippi model ship.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: King of the Mississippi (20515F).

FIGURES FOR MODEL SHIPS: BRITISH VESSEL HMS ENDEAVOUR (22520F)

The latest news from ArtesanIa Latina in terms of figures for ship models is the set of 14 figures and 6 accessories for the British vessel HMS Endeavour (22520F). Made of high-quality metal, the human miniatures measure between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). It has to be assembled and painted. James Cook and the rest of the crew can now step back on the deck of their ship. The set brings 14 characters for the scale model of HMS Endeavour (22520): Captain James Cook, 3 officers, 2 riflemen, 7 sailors and 1 cabin boy. And 6 accessories: 1 sextant, 2 spyglasses (one with a tripod), 1 flag and 2 rifles for soldiers.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

HMS Endeavour and the voyages it undertook with Captain James Cook were instrumental in providing input in navigation, seamanship and geographic exploration. It made it possible to calculate the position in longitude with high precision by means of mathematical formulas. Launched in 1764 and chosen by the aforementioned sailor four years later to prepare for his historic voyage, HMS Endeavor was part of important discoveries such as that of Australia. Also, it facilitated the location of Tahiti, New Zealand and many islands in the Pacific Ocean. In addition to making known animal and plant species hitherto unknown in Europe.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: HMS Endeavour (22520F).

RE-EDITION OF FIGURES FOR FRENCH NAVY SHIP MODELS (22517F)

This year 2021 that we have just left has also served to reissue the set of 14 metal figures of the French Navy (22517F). Figures measurements: between 0.984” (25 mm) and 1.181” (30 mm). They must be assembled and painted before being placed on the model ship. The set brings 7 sailors and 7 Officers.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: French Navy (22517F).

GLUE AND PAINT THE SHIP MODEL FIGURES

How to assemble and glue all these figures for model ships? Easy, ArtesanIa Latina offers everything you need. On the one hand, to stick the figures nothing better than our Dense Cyanoacrylate and Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

Ship Model Building. Dense Cyanoacrylate and Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

In addition, to paint any of the figure sets, the modeler has two options. On the one hand, the Basic Paint Set (277PACK14). Bring six cans of paint of 20 ml each with these colors. Off White, Off Black, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Vermilion and Basic Skin.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Basic Paints Set (277PACK14).

On the other hand, the Advanced Paint Set (277PACK15). With twelve paint cans of 20 ml each with these colors. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Ice Yellow, Cocoa Brown, Dark Red Leather, Aluminum, Gold, Navy Blue, Bright Green, Basic Skin and Sunny Skin.

Ship Model Building. Figures for Model Ships: Advanced Paints Set (277PACK15).

We recommend you using one of our airbrushes or airbrush sets, as well as several of our wide assortment of brushes, to paint the figures. You can also use our specific set of 4 brushes for figurines (17120).

Catalog of Synthetic and Natural Hair Brushes made by Artesania Latina.

In short, you can now make your passion for naval modeling enormous thanks to the metal figures and their accessories. Essential for any self-respecting wooden model ship!

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Modeling at Christmas! Artesania Latina Wishes You a Happy Holidays and a Prosperous 2022

Of course, modeling at Christmas! What better date to give your loved ones a wooden model of any of our historical boats and aircrafts. And to build some of those fantastic scale models too! It is true that now are days for the reunion with family and friends, but it is no less true that we also have those moments of peace that allow us to dedicate ourselves to our beloved hobby.

Those mornings, afternoons and nights wearing our pyjamas that we stay at home between the different celebrations, we are intoxicated by the spirit of Christmas and our passion for modeling. Almost no external noise because the streets are calm. We feel in a little bubble as we assemble a miniature naval or air replica. And … why not some nice ambient music to liven up? We, the modelers, know that not everything at these parties is being surrounded by people, eating and drinking. Also, there is a time for our relationship ‘as a couple’ with our model. Merry Christmas!

Modeling at Christmas. New Wooden Model Ship Soleil Royal 1/72 (22904).

A WISH FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR OUR MODELIST FRIENDS

Artesania Latina wants to wish you a happy and enjoyable parties, no matter where you are. Whether the modeler lives in a distant nation or is a neighbor. Likewise, we see it very necessary to thank you for all the trust and support that you have given us for 51 years now … almost 52! All those five decades we have felt that the modeler encourages us to continue creating quality products such as ship and fighter models, figurines, modeling tools and accessories, paints and other useful tools.

Modeling survives in the times of technology thanks to our customer friends and those who will be. We have made a great effort to adapt a traditional hobby, which we intend to continue from generation to generation, to the current times. An entertainment and handwork such as modeling, will never be forgotten if we all do our part. For us it will not remain! As we said, long live modeling at Christmas! Happy New Year 2022!

Modeling at Christmas. Wooden and Metal Ship Models Fokker Dr. I 1/16 (20350) and Sopwith Camel 1/16 (20351).

MODELING AT CHRISTMAS: KNOW OUR 2021 SHIP MODELS

During 2021, we have offered our modeler friends several spectacular novelties in model ships and historical airplanes. This year that we left has been fruitful for the creation of fabulous scale models in wood and, also, in metal. Examples of this are faithful high-quality miniature replicas such as that of the French warship Soleil Royal at 1/72 scale and that of the Swedish ship Vasa at 1/65 scale, both for elite modelers. Enjoy giving them and building them because modeling at Christmas … It also exists!

Give New Wooden Model Ship Vasa 1/65 (22902).

Aimed at modelers with an intermediate level of skills with tools and theoretical knowledge of model building, these new scale models. The very best reissues of the Spanish caravel Santa Maria 1/65, the British ship HMS Endeavour 1/65 and the peculiar steamer with a wheel King of the Mississippi II 1/80.

Modeling at Christmas. New Wooden Model Ship Santa Maria Caravel 1/65 (22411N).

We have not forgotten either the beginner modelers with the new wooden and plastic model of the Spanish school ship Juan Sebastian Elcano / Esmeralda from Chile at 1/250 scale.

Modeling at Christmas. New Wooden Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano 1/250 (22260).

As for airplanes, we have presented the powerful metal and photo-etched model of the German fighter Messerschmitt BF109G.

Modeling at Christmas. New Metal and Photo-Etched German Fighter Model Messerschmitt BF109G 1/16 (20356).

MODELING AT CHRISTMAS: NEWS IN SHIP MODELS FOR 2022

In our constant desire to improve and offer new and greater challenges to our modeling friends, we have very good news for them in the new year. During 2022, we will present various and numerous novelties of wooden ship models to build. What’s more, during the first quarter, we hope to present some scale models thanks to the work done by our team of 3D modelers and designers.

Be attentive to our web page, our social networks (Facebook, Instagram and Youtube) and our blog because ArtesanIa Latina, little by little, will surprise you during 2022. Against all odds, against pandemic diseases, modeling will always be present in everyone’s homes and workshops the world’s modellers to make life much more beautiful.

Thank you for trusting us, ArtesanIa Latina, for your little moments of happiness.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2022!