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Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Take Advantage of the 15% Off on Model Ships, Planes and Carriages, Tools and Accessories!

It’s here, the campaign awaited by all our modelers friends has arrived. Yes, we celebrate Modeling on Black Friday 2022 with Artesania Latina! The complete online catalog of products, the largest on the market, with a 15% off! And this year… We’re giving you one more day to take advantage of the offers and make your purchases with greater peace of mind!

In the last edition of Modeling on Black Friday 2021, we started on Thursday, now we start on Wednesday! From November 23rd at 12:00 a.m. (CET) to Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (CET), your opportunity to advance the purchase of Christmas gifts, everything you want and need. Wooden ship models, aircraft models in wood, metal and photo-etched, models for children, tools for modeling, naval accessories and paint sets to achieve the best finishes on their mini replicast. And much more!

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

The more products you add to the cart during our Modeling on Black Friday 2022, the lower will be the invoice, euros savings -or dollars, depending on the country from which you visit the web-. It may be that you have been wanting to build one of our models that is priced a little out of your budget for months. At your workshop, you realized that you required specific tools to be able to better build a part of the miniature. You were eager to complete your artwork with an accessory to, for example, illuminate it once it was built. Or, simply, you were waiting for these dates to collect numerous kits and other products… Well, this is the moment! Don’t forget, five days with a 15% Off!

2022 NEW PRODUCTS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY: SHIP MODELS

During the last three years, the team of professionals at Artesania Latina has been concerned with continuing designing and creating more reasons for satisfaction and entertainment for our loyal customers -there are already more of 50 years with your confidence-. There are seven new and renovated models of illustrious banners of naval history. In winter, we brought two traditional models from our house back to the market. We completely redesigned them so that the assembly experience was optimal. Parts that fit precisely, redesigned instructions and a brand new image that can be seen on the presentation of their boxes.

On the one hand, the wooden miniature for modelers with an intermediate level of the French tuna boat Marie Jeanne (22175) at 1:50 scale. On the other hand, the wooden model of the HMS Endeavour’s captain’s longboat (19005), also at 1:50 scale, but aimed at those who want to get started on naval modeling or those who want to add it as a companion to its mother boat HMS Endeavour (22520).

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne (22175) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship HMS Endeavour Captain's Longboat (19005) by Artesania Latina.

Spring brought us the return of the model of the French frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-N) at 1:89 scale. A fantastic reissue of the ‘Liberty Frigate’ for modelers with an advanced level.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship French Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-N) by Artesania Latina.In the summer, we introduced two more top sellers after undergoing improvements. On the one hand, the beautiful American schooner Virginia (22115) at 1:41 scale for beginners. On the other, the surprising Dutch fishing boat Botter (22125) at 1:35 scale for hobbyists with intermediate skills.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship American Schooner Virginia (22115) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship Dutch Fishing Boat Botter (22125) by Artesania Latina.

In autumn, two models that are highly requested by our clients. Two jewels of naval modeling. The American schooner Harvey (22416) at 1:60 scale with intermediate difficulty and the expected Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana (22905-N) at 1:84 scale for the elite modelers.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship American Schooner Harvey (22416) by Artesania Latina.Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Wooden Model Ship Spanish Vessel of the Line Santa Ana (22905N) by Artesania Latina.

GIFT PACKS WITH MODEL, PAINTS, FIGURES AND TOOLS: DOUBLE PRICE REDUCTION

If the person reading this post is a relative or a friend of a modeler whom you want to surprise soon, our products are sure success, it will be greatly appreciated. Don’t know what to give away? To help you, we have launched a whole series of Gift Packs that include the naval or aerial model, the paintsthat must be used on it, the figures that give it life and some fundamental tools during the construction process. They are very varied, so take a look and choose the one that you like the most as a gift for the dates that are approaching.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022: Gift Packs with Model, Paints, Figures and Tools by Artesanía Latina.

You can also give it to yourself! The Gift Pack already has a reduced price compared to if you buy the products separately… Well, also add 15% off from the price during this season! Modeling campaign on Black Friday 2022!

TOOLS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022

From this Wednesday, November 23rd at 12:00 a.m. (CET) to next Sunday, November 27th at 11:59 p.m. (CET), both included, we celebrate these days of online sale of Modeling on Black Friday 2022 what is it-. That 15% off also comes as a glove to get the tools that are missing at your workshop: loose tools, micro, in set and specific for naval modeling.

Modeling on Black Friday 2022. Micro Tools for Ship Modelling by Artesania Latina.

Ship Modelling Tools Sets by Artesania Latina.

As a great novelty in 2022, we have released one of the most useful instruments for naval modeling: the Waterline Marker for Model Ships (27649). You can now draw with a pencil on the hull of your model ship. Accurately, your pulse won’t quiver. It was one of the biggest requests from our modeling friends, fulfilled!

Ship Modeling Tools. Waterline Marker for Model Ships (27649) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022: FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES

When you finish your model, it still asks you for some detail to make it perfect. In this case, add to your ship the set of figurines corresponding to your model in order to make it look even more real. Made of metal and ready to be assembled – use our cyanoacrylate (27650)- and painted, get a 15% Off on these figurine sets. Any type of vessel cries out for its crews and passengers on deck. Remember that, for sale separately, as a new 2022 two packs of acrylic paints are available to paint them. The Basic (277PACK14) and the Advanced (277PACK15).

Figurines for Ship Models Sets by Artesania Latina.You can also illuminate your model if you have LED pre-installation or if you have created it yourself with Set of LED Lighting for Models and DIY Projects (27590). Perplexed to see your ship model in light! On the other hand, have your own spare parts by taking a look at the section Accessories.

LED Lightning Set for Scale Models and DIY Projects (27590) by Artesania Latina.

PERFECT FINISHES WITH THE NEW WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS

If you want to achieve the best finishing on your model, this 2022 we have also expanded the assortment of fast-drying water-based acrylic paints loose or on sets for specific scale models. Without forgetting all our airbrushes, brushes and other tools so that your miniature replica looks as it should. Yes, yes, everything with a 15% off as well, until next Sunday the 27th!

In short, take advantage of this opportunity offered by Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina to get… Everything you dream of!

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Ship Models

Fishing Ship Model in Wood (II): New Miniature Replicas and Rest of the Catalog

We continue on this post showing our modelers friends each fishing ship model in wood from our catalog. On this time, we are going to talk about the new modeling kits of this type of boat that Artesanía Latina has created for 2022 and the best sellers. On the previous publication, we left it in the fishing boat models for amateurs with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge. We go on, then, with that degree of difficulty in the construction of the miniature replicas with one of the two novelties of this year. Afterwards, we will review the traditional scale model of fishing boats for advanced modelers.

FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: FRENCH TUNA BOAT MARIE JEANNE

How beautiful! Artesanía Latina modeling team has done a great job to present this year that is almost about to finish one of our novelties. They have completely redesigned the wooden fishing ship model of Marie Jeanne tuna boat (22175), the traditional 1:50 scale French boat that currently delights fans of naval modeling. We have exponentially improved its assembly experience, being friendlier, thanks also to its high-quality parts. By the way, this model is perfect for those fans with an intermediate level and for those who wish to have a first contact with rigging. Look at the resulting model!

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

Regarding the contents of the ship modeling kit with the fishing ship model Marie Jeanne, which has sailed since 1900 until 1950, these have the highest quality standards. Parts that fit together perfectly: board pre-cut by high-precision laser, hardwoods, photo-etched, brass and cast iron parts, as well as hand-cut and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. As a gift, the modeler can display the model thanks to its wooden exhibition base with a metal name plate. It can be illuminated with LED Lighting Set (27590), sold separately. To assemble the model, very precise step-by-step instructions on DVD format for the computer. Once the wooden miniature of the tuna boat is built, it measures 22.24” (565 mm) length, 4.52” (115 mm) width and 19.48” (495 mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne 1:50 (22175) made by Artesanía Latina.

If you want to achieve great finishes and make it look absolutely real, what better than painting it. We recommend your new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK12), with eleven different fast-drying colors, for sale separately. The modeler will appreciate that the results are spectacular.

Acrylic Paints Set for Marie Jeanne Tuna Boat Model (277PACK12) made by Artesanía Latina.FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: BOTTER, THE DUTCH FROM MARKEN ISLAND

Another of the magnificent novelties in 2022 is the model of the Dutch fishing boat Botter (22125) at 1/35 scale. Simply, a jewel of naval modeling for modelers with an intermediate level. Now, with a revamped image and a renewed construction process so entertainment is assured and headaches caused by parts that don’t fit have been eliminated. The fishing boat from the Island of Marken that sailed the Zuiderzee Sea will not disappoint those who ride it, on the contrary, they will be enthusiastic. It was, is and will be one of the most beautiful models for its details and for being different from the others!

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Talking about the contents of the Botter, this contains high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. On this new edition, it gives us a beautiful wooden exhibition base to build with a name plate. As regards the instructions for its assembly, these come on video and on DVD for computers (Windows and Mac). Our modelers have built the model recording with their cameras the assembly of each part. Remember that to watch the complete video instructions and for free you must go to our Youtube channel. Assembled, it measures 18.70” (475mm) length, 4.52” (115mm) width and 14.76” (375mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. Dutch Boat Botter 1:35 (22125) made by Artesanía Latina.

Get the best finishes so that the faithful miniature replica of the Botter is identical to the one that sailed the seas for centuries, paint it! We suggest its new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK20), with six different fast-drying colors, for sale besides. The modeler will realize that it has been totally worth it.

Acrylic Paints Set for Dutch fishing boat model Botter (277PACK20) made by Artesanía Latina.

FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: BLUENOSE II, THE CANADIAN SCHOONER THAT RACED TOO

The last fishing ship model for modelers with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge is the Canadian schooner Bluenose II (22453). It was also dedicated to regattas during the last 20th century. Made of wood and on a 1:75 scale, the faithful reduced-size replica of the Bluenose II has a construction system using a false keel and frames that brings the assembly of the model closer to the real boat. Without pretending to lack modesty, this model of the schooner made by Artesanía Latina is the best on the market for its quality and details.

Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina.

Contents of the Bluenose II, this one comes with high-quality precision laser-cut board parts, precious hardwoods, brass, cast iron, cotton threads and hand-sewn sails ready to be placed. Its instructions on DVD for computers are also the most optimal compared to those of other firms. Once it is fully assembled, this wonderful historical model measures 27.16” (690mm) length, 4.33” (110mm) width and 22.44” (570mm) height.

Fishing Ship Model. Canadian Schooner Bluenose II 1:75 (22453) made by Artesanía Latina.

FISHING SHIP MODEL: MARINA II, THE TRADITIONAL TUNA BOAT FROM CANTABRIAN SEA

We now enter the world of advanced modelers with the first wooden fishing ship model for this level. The traditional bonito and tuna boat from the Cantabrian Sea Marina II, at 1:50 scale. This exact miniature reproduction of this type of boat is one of the best sellers worldwide, along with its colleague Carmen II, which we will talk about later. It is a classic model that should be present on any collection of fishing boat models. It just… looks like the real tuna boat!

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina.

Concerning the contents of the naval modeling kit Marina II, its box comes with parts of board cut by high precision laser, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton threads. Assemble the scaled-down replica with our comprehensive, full-color step-by-step guide, accompanied by ship plans, on DVD for PC. Assembled, the model measures 24.01” (610mm) length, 6.18” (157mm) width and 17.71” (450mm) height.
Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Marina II 1:50 (20506) made by Artesanía Latina.Do you want your model to look like the original? Painting it is totally necessary, especially with its new Water-based Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK3), which also can be used for the model of Carmen II, with twelve different fast-drying colors, sold separately. There is no doubt that the results will be spectacular.

Acrylic Paints Set for Fishing Boat Models Marina II and Carmen II (277PACK3) made by Artesanía Latina.

CARMEN II, THE MOST FAMOUS TUNA BOAT IN THE WORLD

The last wooden fishing ship model for advanced level and in general from the wide assortment of Artesanía Latina is the well-known tuna boat, also from the Cantabrian Sea, Carmen II (18030) at 1:40 scale. Another of the top sales of our firm around the globe. The fishing method of these tuna vessels is trolling and live bait, also that of the Marina II. Hurry to assemble the Carmen II before stocks run out! We will surprise you in the future with great news related to this wonderful model.

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina.

What are the contents Carmen II kit brings? All the parts you need to assemble the tuna boat: board cut by high precision laser, hardwood, brass, cast iron and cotton threads. At the time of assembly, you have our complete step-by-step guide, accompanied by the plans of the finished model, on DVD format for your computer. We remind you that none of the naval modeling kits come with printed instructions.

Fishing Ship Model. Traditional Tuna Boat Carmen II 1:40 (18030) made by Artesanía Latina.With this last model of fishing boat, we have reviewed all the existing ones on our catalogue. You have to choose! In addition, we offer faithful miniature replicas for modelers with different levels of difficulty. Start with the one that best suits yours… and then increase the complexity with another superior model! Cast the nets to ship modeling!

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Posted in Ship Models

Fishing Boat Models in Wood (I): Historic and Traditional Ships Full of Elegance and Created in Detail

The varied and elegant fishing boat models in wood to build by Artesanía Latina are one of the firm’s greatest exponents. Even the smallest detail is thought through when designing any of our fishing boat models. Hence the success of our naval modeling kits. The modeler has high quality parts, numerous and beautiful decorative elements and some precise step-by-step instructions. Everything so that your assembly experience is fully satisfactory with the faithful replicas of the boats from our catalogue. That is why we are going to review all the fishing boat models, we are even going to show them according to their level of difficulty when assembling them.

For beginners, the fishing boat models La Provençale (19017), Providence (19018), Bon Retour (19007) and Saint Malo (19010). For modelers with an intermediate level, Mare Nostrum (20100-N), Marie Jeanne (22175), Botter (22125) and Bluenose II (22453). The advanced ones can enjoy the miniatures of the Carmen II (18030) and Marina II (20506). It is one of our future goals to create some for the most expert, time to time!

FISHING BOAT MODELS: LA PROVENÇALE, FROM THE FRENCH CÔTE D’AZUR

One of the two top sales products of our current catalog, along with Providence. The value for money and its beauty make La Provençale (19017) one of the essential fishing boats models on your collection of naval modeling. It is a cute boat from the French Riviera. At 1:20 scale, it is aimed at beginners modelers. Do you want to get started on this hobby or give the kit away so that someone can build their first scaled-down model? It is perfect for it. It will delight anyone who desires to begin on it or who wants to have it even with greater skills and knowledge in the field.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: La Provençale (19017) by Artesanía Latina.

The modeling kit of La Provençale brings high-precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-cut and sewn cotton sails. Of course, precise instructions on DVD for computer (Mac-Windows) for the assembly of the model itself -it does not contain printed instructions-. In short, all the necessary parts so that you can assemble your replica, like all our models. Once built, it measures 12” (305 mm) length, 13.98” (335 mm) height and 3.93” (100 mm) width. To learn more about its contents, take a look at the video below.

FISHING BOAT MODELS: PROVIDENCE, THE NEW ENGLAND WHALING (MOBY DICK)

Another of the fishing boat models from our best-selling catalog throughout the world: Providence (19018). The excellent and beautiful New England whaling ship of the 19th century, which appears in fictional literary works such as Moby Dick. Imagine six men fighting a whale in the open sea and with a boat of this type… Brutal! At 1:25 scale, it is ideal for beginning modelers like the model above. Of course, due to its details, for example, made of cherry wood, the most experienced modelers will be enthralled. By the way, these first two naval miniatures make a good couple so… Build them at your workshop! They are essential for your collection.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Whaling Ship Providence (19018) by Artesanía Latina.

Regarding the contents of the modeling kit, Providence comes with precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. The instructions are on DVD and very detailed -it does not contain printed instructions-. When it is assembled, this fantastic model measures Length 12.20” (310 mm), Height 9.44” (240 mm), Width 3.07” (78 mm). On the video below, you can better see what it brings.

FISHING BOATS: BON RETOUR, FROM LA RADA OF BREST (FRANCE)

The third of the wooden fishing boat models that we introduce you is the Bon Retour (19007). It is a faithful mirror of the French boat of the Rada de Brest, but on a 1:25 scale. First built in 1952, it was in use until the 1980s. The fishermen used it for scallop fishing. Currently, a Gallic association for the preservation of the history of navigation called Tud Ar Mor keeps and cares for the original small sailboat, restored just thirty years after its creation by Guy Le Cornec. Designed for beginners modelers, the model is liked by anyone who sees it for the shape of its hull, for the sails and for the fun it produces during its assembly process.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Bon Retour (19007) by Artesanía Latina.Speaking of the contents of the modeling kit Bon Retour, obviously, the box has all the parts that the naval modeling fan requires for its construction. Its high-precision laser-cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails ready to be placed should be highlighted. In addition, as a gift it includes the wooden base with name plate for its exhibition. And you can not miss its assembly guide on DVD for computer -it does not contain printed instructions-. Once the model is assembled, it measures 15.55” (395mm) length, 14.60” (371mm) height and 4.05” (103mm) width. Do you want to see better what exists in the box? We open it on the video below these lines.

FISHING BOATS: SAINT MALO, THE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH DORIS

The fourth proposal on this post about fishing boat models for beginners modelers is the French doris from the end of the 19th century called Saint Malo (19010). This type of sailboat, firstly, sailed along the American coast of Massachusetts and Nova Scotia, to later make landfall in European countries such as Spain, Portugal and France. They were used for cod fishing in cold waters and were transported in larger vessels. At 1:20 scale, the faithful miniature replica reflects the naval history of two continents.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina.

Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo (19010) by Artesanía Latina.

The contents of the modeling kit of Saint Malo, has high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and knitting. Of course, the modeler can use the DVD with concrete instructions that comes in the box to assemble the model. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 13.58” (345mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 8.66” (220mm) height. To learn more, pay attention to the video below.

FISHING BOAT MODELS: MARE NOSTRUM, THE TRADITIONAL MEDITERRANEAN FISHING SHIP

One of the banners for decades of Artesanía Latina, redesigned several times, is our first fishing boat model alternative for modelers with an intermediate level of skills. The Mare Nostrum (20100-N) is the typical motor boat from the Mediterranean Sea, many are fishermen from coastal European countries who today still they use. At 1:35 scale, the model is an exact copy of those that sail. Thanks to its spectacular finishes and details, it also seduces the most experienced too.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina.

Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina. Fishing Boat Models in Wood: Mare Nostrum (20100-N) by Artesanía Latina.

The level of detail is astonishing. Boxes for fish, cabins, a detailed engine, a winch to collect the cable, and at the stern, protruding from the hull, a rigging with pulleys to pass it during trawling… Just look at the images below. In this sense, the modeling kit of Mare Nostrum comes with precision laser cut, brass and cast board parts, all of them made of the highest quality. When built, the model measures 16.14” (410mm) length, 10.62” (270mm) height and 4.13” (105mm) width. This is the typical and traditional model that should be at all workshops. It’s already all over the world, what are you waiting for to assemble it!

PAINTS FOR FISHING BOAT MODELS

If you want to paint this and many other fishing boat models, Artesanía Latina team has created two specific paints sets for this type of boat. The paints are acrylic and water-based. They dry very quickly and allow to achieve the most reliable and pretty finishes. The first of the sets is the Basic (277PACK13), which is used precisely for the Mare Nostrum. The second of the sets is the Advanced (277PACK3), with which the Mare Nostrum, Carmen II and Marina II are also painted, which we will talk about on the next post among others.

Paints Set for Fishing Ship Models: Fishing Boats. Mare Nostrum (277PACK13). Paints Set for Ship Models: Fishing Boats. Mare Nostrum, Carmen II y Marina II de Artesanía Latina (277PACK3).

On the next post we will continue explaining what the remaining reduced models of this type of boat are, including the novelties of this year.

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Posted in Naval & Aviation History

Santa Ana in Trafalgar (II): The Spanish Naval Standard Bearer that Fought in the Battle against the English Fleet

We continue telling our modeler friends the history of a fundamental warship in its next journey. The time has come for the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana in Trafalgar, the naval battle that pitted the Iberians against the English Navy. The Hispanic vessel departs from the Bay of Cádiz on October 20th 1805 to arrive at Trafalgar the next day.

Wooden Model Ship Kit. Spanish Ship of Line Santa Ana Trafalgar 1805 Edition at 1:84 Scale (22905-N) by Artesanía Latina.

Commanding the Santa Ana? Commander José de Gardoqui, with the help of Lieutenant General Ignacio María de Álava and a Franco-Spanish fleet led by Gallic Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve and Lieutenant General Federico Gravina y Nápoli at the head of the ship Príncipe de Asturias. Of course, it should be noted that other important ships also accompany them. The vessels San Juan Nepomuceno with Cosme Damián de Churruca and Elorza, the Bahamas with Dionisio de Alcalá Galiano and the Santísima Trinidad with Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros. In addition, they are joined by numerous Spanish nobles and sailors.

SANTA ANA IN TRAFALGAR: DUEL AGAINST HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN

The Santa Ana in Trafalgar maintains a historic duel against the British ship led by Vice Admiral Collingwood, the relevant HMS Royal Sovereign. It all begins during the morning of October 21st 1805, when the two fleets position themselves for the combat. In this sense, Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve with the ship Bucentaure of 80 cannons lined up his ships to, in principle, avoid the confrontation. However, you must desist from maintaining the balance of peace. Two English naval formations in a line attack from the north and south. The famous 100-gun HMS Victory with Admiral Lord Horacio Nelson on deck and the other 100-gun Royal Sovereign with Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood.

Bucentaure suffering enemy fire from HMS Sandwich in Trafalgar. Oil by Auguste Mayer from 1836.

What are the first targets of the English? One, to divide the Franco-Spanish front into the vanguard and the center. The other, to separate the center from the rear. The Santa Ana in Trafalgar stands at the center of the battle line. It is then that he sees that the Royal Sovereign is approaching on his port side, so he decides to get out of formation to fight her. One of the greatest naval confrontations in history begins. They are the ones who light the fuse of the fight.

However, it is still not known for sure in which of the two warships shout fire first. Apparently, what is clear is that the Santa Ana in Trafalgar almost sank at the moment due to the fury and precision of the English guns. Other ships of the Spanish fleet become aware of the difficult situation that the Santa Ana ship of the line is going through and come to its aid.

CONSEQUENCES OF THE FIGHT IN TRAFALGAR BETWEEN SANTA ANA AND ROYAL SOVEREIGN

Consequences of all this? Huge damage to the Royal Sovereign that almost sank it when attacked from both flanks, although shortly after other English ships gave it a hand and she continued afloat. It is towed with deep difficulties to Gibraltar.

After the battle, HMS Victory leads the way and the Euryalus tows HMS Sovereign. Painting by Nicholas Pocock.

The Santa Ana in Trafalgar is left with extremely significant damage: the rudder is practically unusable, the stern almost does not exist and its decks are in broad daylight. The British take the ship, but the Spanish with the help of ship Rayo manage to raise their flag again. Known the terrible state of the ship, the French frigate Thetis tows it to Cádiz to fix itself. The La Carraca arsenal entered the dock on February 20th 1806, where it was completely repaired and even included a new copper lining. On December 9th Santa Ana is ready to sail again.

Santa Ana in Trafalgar. Return to Port in Cádiz.

Human casualties? The battle of the Santa Ana in Trafalgar, unfortunately, led to the death of 97 crew members, in addition to injuring 141 more. Of course, this ship of the line stands as the first to manage to stop the English.

SAD END FOR A GIANT OF SPANISH AND WORLD NAVAL HISTORY

Beyond the Battle of Trafalgar, the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana has little more life. Starting because in 1808, just at the beginning of the Spanish War of Independence, it was unable to participate in the confrontation and capture of Admiral Rosily’s Gallic squadron in Cádiz. Why? Because it is still being repaired in the arsenal, so a new naval tactical disappointment for Spain.

In August 1812, it sets sail for Havana, where it arrived in November together with the Prince of Asturias and the English Implacable in a pitiful state. Without drinking water or food, their crews arrive in a fatal state of health. The intention is to insure these ships during the war against the French, but the cost was very expensive.

In 1816, the Spanish warship sinks in the Havana arsenal due to lack of hull. Its maintenance work is zero. It is located in one of the parts of the port. As last services, the Santa Ana is destined to, at least, act as a pontoon and as a depot for sailors. As a curiosity, in 1834 you could still see the Santa Ana together with the Príncipe de Asturias, both sunk. It provided more than three decades of highly relevant service for Spain. The Santa Ana is a true naval icon.

Plan of a ship with 112 guns. In the Battle of Trafalgar it carried 104 guns and 22 howitzers.

WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT SPANISH SHIP OF THE LINE SANTA ANA AT 1:84 SCALE

Relive the Battle of Trafalgar with us. Bring this Spanish naval bastion back to life by building the splendid wooden model of the Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana (22905-N). New and limited Trafalgar 1805 edition! Find out on these two videos!

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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (II): Saws, Guillotines, Miter Boxes and Scissors

This week we continue with the second part of the post that talks about the functional cutting tools for modeling and crafts made by Artesania Latina. This time, we leave the world of cutters to immerse ourselves in the world of saws, guillotines, miter boxes and scissors. All these tools allow you to make deeper, more difficult and more precise cuts even than cutters, so let’s get to know them all.

We start with the very useful Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042), to which the modeler can also attach our cutter blades. But the most important thing about this cutting tool is that if you use it together with the Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) you will be able to obtain precise cuts of 45º and 90º. Rods, slats and other pieces will not resist the precision of the cuts. They are essential on, for example, the construction process of ship models and other types of vehicles and objects. On the video below one of our modellers shows you how to use both tools.

The blade of the saw is fine-toothed to achieve that exactness in the cuts, which is further increased with the miter box. Use both products on materials such as wood and plastic, among others. Both the saw and the miter box are made of high quality metal. We appreciate modeling and offer the highest standards to our client friends.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutting Saw Blade with Ergonomic Handle (27042) by Artesania Latina.Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Anodized Aluminum Miter Box (27031) by Artesania Latina.

CUTTING TOOLS: MICRO SAWS AND MICRO MITER BOX

If you want to work in smaller spaces, with smaller parts and in complicated positions, we recommend our Micro Saws Set (27302). In addition to six different mini saws, it comes with two cyanoacrylate applicators and a scriber. Do you want to know what these cutting tools are like and how are they used? Take a look at the video below.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Saws (27302) by Artesania Latina.Also belonging to the magnificent collection of small modeling tools called Micro Tools, another one for the cutting action. We refer to the Micro Miter Box with Precision Saws (27303). If you need to work with smaller pieces of wood and/or plastic, it is the ideal cutting tool. Comes with a MD base to prevent scratches on your work surface, two saws, and the miter. The metal elements are made of high quality stainless steel.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina. Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Micro Miter box with Precision Saws (27303) by Artesania Latina.

Have you been wanting to discover other small tools for modeling? No problem, here is a video where you can see the complete current catalog.

CUTTING TOOLS: GUILLOTINE OR  MULTICUTER SET

Perhaps the most useful cutting tool for modeling and crafts: the Vertical Guillotine or Multicutter Set (27004). It allows cutting many more materials such as sheet, rubber, cardboard, paper, plastic and, of course, wood. All cuts with the shape that is required. It has an adjustable cutting angle that goes from 45º to 90º. In this way, the modeler can create miter joints, moldings and cut the ends of the strips with the angles it is needed.

Multicutter Set or Guillotine (27004) by Artesania Latina.

JAPANESE STYLE THREAD SNIPS

One of the essential cutting tools for model building, sewing and crafts. Specifically, even more essential for naval modeling. This is so because the Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) is used to cut threads and fabrics on the rigging construction of any model ship with sails. The modeler who wants to assemble the sails comfortably must have these scissors at her/his workshop. For sewing tasks it is also very comfortable and effective!

Japanese Style Thread Snips (27060) for modeling, sewing and crafts by Artesania Latina.

After this last one, we have just shown you all the cutting tools made by Artesania Latina. If you want to see the cutters that we have, do not hesitate to read the first part of the post. Your modelling workshop (27648) must have all these tools to facilitate your work on this wonderful hobby of modeling!

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Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts (I): Wide Catalog of Products for Different Applications

Artesanía Latina cares about creating all the products that the modeler needs when she/he is building her/his model ships or another type. This is the case of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. Now, we have a wide and renewed catalog with many specific tools that will make the task easier for any of our friends.

Cutting parts of wood or threads, removing burrs or leftovers and sawing certain parts during the assembly process are three of the most common actions. Well, here you have all the necessary cutting tools for modeling. Cutters, saws, guillotines, scissors, blades… Choose the ones you need!

CUTTING TOOLS FOR MODELING: CUTTERS

One of the top cutting tools for modeling and crafts, the cutters. We have universal cutters #1 and #5. The most popular in our catalog is the Cutter #5 with Ergonomic Handle and 5 Blades (27044). Why? Because, in addition to cutting with blades, it can also be used for Micro Saw Set (27302) and for the Saw Blade (27042). This cutter also comes with a protective cap to prevent any type of cut.

Cutting Tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter #5 with 5 Blades & Ergonomic Handle (27044) by Artesania Latina.

Another #5 Cutter from our catalog is the Professional Scalpel Type with 6 Blades and Case (27028-1). We introduce it to you and show you how to use it on the video below.

As for the #1 cutters, those with a scalpel are the best. On the one hand, the one that comes with a blade (27019); on the other, the one that comes with two (27043). Both made of high-quality metal, of course. But, now, we want to talk about two other very specific ones: first, the Designer Cutter with Soft Handle and 6 Blades (27043-S). It is one of the most comfortable to use and more precise on the market thanks to its rubber and its grooves.

Cutting tools for Modeling and Crafts: Cutter for Designer with Soft Handle & 6 Blades (27043-S) by Artesania Latina.

Second, the #2 Deluxe Cutter with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2). One of the latest additions of our firm to the catalog for tasks with paper, cardboard, plastic and electricity. It also has a protective cover so that unwanted cuts do not happen.

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Deluxe Cutter #2 with Ergonomic Handle (27026-2) by Artesania Latina.

SETS OF BLADES AND SAFETY DISPENSER

Another cutting tools for modeling and essential crafts, the spare blades and the dispensers. Over time, cutter blades wear out and become damaged. You have to change them! Don’t worry, you can choose between different sets, it’s your choice. For #5 cutters, you have two options. The Set with 4 Blades with Different Shapes (27048) or the Set with 8 Blades with Different Shapes (27046).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: 4 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.Set of 8 Spare Blades for Cutter #5 (27048) by Artesania Latina.

For the #1 cutters, two other possibilities. Well the Set with 5 Blades with Different Shapes (27049) well the Set with 10 Blades with Different Shapes (27045) .

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Set of 5 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27049) by Artesania Latina.Set of 10 Spare Blades for Cutter #1 (27045) by Artesania Latina.

 

Let’s not forget a great and very useful novelty. Dispensers with blades! There is nothing more practical than our Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631).

Cutting Tools for Modeling: Safety Dispenser with 10 Blades for Cutter #5 (27631) by Artesania Latina.

On the next blog post, we will finish showing you the rest of the cutting tools for modeling and crafts. At Artesania Latina we have an extensive catalog. Feel free to read it! Meanwhile, you can investigate other modeling tools clicking here.

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Sailboat Model Bluenose II: One of the Most Famous Regatta and Fishing Schooners in History

For many of us, this faithful replica in miniature that we present to you is one of the most beautiful on ship models catalog by Artesania Latina. The sailboat model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale, one of the regatta and fishing schooners most famous in history. Of Canadian origin, the wooden modeling kit will delight modellers with at least an intermediate level of skills. Once built, this spectacular vessel measures 27.16” (690mm) length, 4.33” (110mm) width and 22.44” (570mm) height. It will dazzle at any room where you expose it!
Sailboat Model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale by Artesania Latina: Regatta and Fishing Schooner.

Firstly, it must be emphasized that the sailboat model reproduces the beauty of the original schooner in the most careful and precise way. In addition, its construction system using false keel and frames brings the assembly of the naval model closer to the construction of the real ship. Before we get to know the kit contents, let’s review the fabulous history of this beautiful ship.

HISTORY OF BLUENOSE SCHOONER: THE FASTEST SAILBOAT

Its name is due to the nickname given to the inhabitants of Nova Scotia (blue nose), where the schooner was launched on March 26, 1921. In this sense, it was built at the Smith & Rhuland.

The Bluenose was operating in the Grand Banks region along with dozens of other vessels. This is a peculiar area of ​​the North Atlantic, comprised between the coast of Canada and Labrador. It is subject to periodic mists that make it an Eden for fishermen. There, hake, cod, salmon and tuna are found in prodigious quantities. That is why this schooner is also known as ‘The Queen of the Grand Banks’.

Bluenose Sailing in 1921 (Source: Wikipedia).

He was going to fish in Newfoundland waters but his destiny changed. It was seen that this fast schooner won all the regattas that were organized on the east coast of the United States. These fishing boats, especially because of their sails, are conditioned to reach great speed.

Thus, the Bluenose was winner of the North Atlantic International Fishermen’s Trophy in all the races held between 1920 and 1938. Captain Angus Walter, at the forefront. In 1942, despite the efforts of this captain and many others who tried to keep the ship in Nova Scotia, the Bluenose was sold to carry cargo in the West Indies. On January 28, 1946, when running aground on a coral reef off the coast of Haiti.

Lastly, the Bluenose II, built in 1964, is an exact replica of the original and the last of the tall Schooners. Now he is an ambassador, symbol and tourist attraction of the city of Lunenburg, where he continues to sail today. Want to visit? Take a look at his official page.

SAILBOAT MODEL: KIT CONTENTS OF BLUENOSE II

The sailboat model Bluenose II (22453) is made of wood and metal with high quality parts. As can be seen in this image of the stern, its finesse and elegance, no doubt. It’s a legend scale model to build!

Sailboat Model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale by Artesania Latina: Regatta and Fishing Schooner.

That is why the modeling kit with the Bluenose II sailboat model contains high-precision laser-cut board partsthey fit perfectly-, hardwoods, brass, cast iron, threads and cotton sails sewn by hand ready to be placed.

Sailboat Model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale by Artesania Latina: Regatta and Fishing Schooner.

Lots of beautiful and real details are included in this modeling kit. These give the Bluenose II a perfect appearance compared to the original ship.

Sailboat Model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale by Artesania Latina: Regatta and Fishing Schooner.

Also, its precise step-by-step instructions on DVD for computer format will help you effectively during the process of building the sailboat model. Also, you can download for free the digital assembly guide in the Bluenose II product sheet. Available languages? Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Dutch.

Maqueta de Velero Bluenose II (22453) a escala 1/75 de Artesanía Latina: Goleta de Regatas y Pesca.

On the video below, our modelers friends can see the contents of the 1:75 scale wooden naval modeling kit from Bluenose II (22453). Please note that paper instructions are no longer available, we are sending them on DVD to help prevent global logging. One of the fundamental commitments of Artesania Latina in the 21st century.

Sailboat Model Bluenose II (22453) at 1:75 scale by Artesania Latina: Regatta and Fishing Schooner.

In short, the sailboat model Bluenose II in wood, an exact replica of the Canadian regatta and fishing schooner, is unavoidable for any modeller. Build it and tell us about your experience!

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Modeling Gift Packs with Model Kit, Paints, Figurines and Tools for Modelers

Many times, the modelers’ loved ones know about their hobby but don’t know what to give them. The challenge of giving away modeling. What model and accessories to buy? Have I got it right? Something is missing? Will you like it? These and many other questions go through their heads creating many doubts. So Artesanía Latina has decided to make it easier for all of them. Even modelers who want to give themselves. We have created some Modeling Gift Packs to offer very interesting ideas by including the model, the paints, the figurines and, in addition, some tools in the same product. And at a lower price than buying them separately! Let’s get to know the ones currently in our catalog!

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF CARAVEL SANTA MARIA

We start with a faithful replica of an historical miniature, fundamental for Humanity. The Santa Maria Model Gift Pack (22411-L) includes the caravel model at 1:65 scale (22411-N), the set of 10 metal figurines (22411-F) with characters such as Christopher Columbus, and the specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK8). Finally, some great modeling tools. It contains synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014) and white glue (27602).Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Caravel Santa Maria (22411-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Caravel Santa Maria (22411-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF PADDLE STEAMER KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Another super emblematic ship of naval history is presented in King of the Mississippi Model Gift Pack (20515-L). Firstly, include the 1:80 scale wooden model of the American paddle steamer (20515). Secondly, the pack comes with the set of 18 metal figurines (20515-F). Thirdly, the set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK6). As gifts, it comes with a 125 ml transparent semi-gloss varnish jar (27605), a synthetic hair round brush size 4 (17204) and another flat size 8 (17108). Giving away modeling and getting it right with one this gift packs is guaranteed, like the smile of the modeler who receives it.Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE

The so-called ‘Freedom Frigate’ also has its own pack. Find out the magnificent Hermione La Fayette Modeling Gift Pack (22517-L). This one will surprise you with the 1:89 scale model of the French ship (22517-N), the set of 14 metal figurines (22517-F) and the specific acrylic paints set (277PACK4). Anyone who receives one of these modeling gift packs will love it, without a doubt! Giving away modeling is illusion!

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Frigate Hermione La Fayette (22517-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL OF TRAINING SHIP JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO

This pack brings the distinguished name of the pioneer of round the world by boat, Juan Sebastián Elcano. Of course, without forgetting his Portuguese partner Fernando Magallanes. With the Juan Sebastián Elcano Model Gift Pack (22260-L) will be a guaranteed success when giving away modeling. It is one of the favorite kits of our modelers friends. You will find the 1:250 scale model in plastic and wood (22260) and the specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK17). As a tools bonus, synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014) and white glue (27602).
Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Training Ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260-L) by Artesania Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Ship Model of Training Ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260-L) by Artesania Latina.

MODELING GIFT PACKS: MODEL SHIP OF BRITISH VESSEL HMS ENDEAVOUR

The British ship with which Captain James Cook discovered Australia, of course, has a very interesting Gift Pack. This HMS Endeavour Pack (22520-L) will excite you with tits 1:65 scale model of the ship (22520), the set of 14 metal figurines and accessories (22520-F), the set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK7) and the LED lighting set (27590). Give one of the ships that changed history!

Modeling Gift Packs: Model Ship of British Vessel HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

Modeling Gift Packs: Model Ship of British Vessel HMS Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesanía Latina.

GIFT PACK WITH MODEL OF GERMAN FIGHTER MESSERSCHMITT BF109G

One of the model aircraft jewels not only from Artesania Latina but of the entire market. The Gift Pack with Model of Fighter Plane Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) of World War II. It comes with the deluxe modeling kit in metal and photoetched of the 1:16 scale model (20356) and its acrylic paints set (277PACK5). What gifts does the pack have? To start, another small vintage scale model of the same plane from the Art&Wood collection (30217). Next, an exceptional 45 in 1 precision screwdriver set (27220). In addition to a straight cutting pliers (27212) and a needle nose pliers (27213).

Airplane Model Pack of German Fighter Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) by Artesania Latina.

Airplane Model Pack of German Fighter Messerschmitt BF109G (20356-L) by Artesania Latina.

GIFT PACK WITH MODEL OF BRITISH FIGHTER SOPWITH CAMEL

The last of the presentations now in stock in our catalog refers to the Sopwith Camel Model Gift Pack (20351-L). This one brings the 1:16 scale model of the British biplane fighter plane from World War I (20351) and the specific acrylic paints set (277PACK1). As splendid bonus gifts, synthetic-hair round brush size 4 (17204), cutter nº1 scalpel (27019), curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block for wood (27014), white glue (27602) and A4 cutting mat (27644). Giving away the museum quality modeling kit in this pack will brighten the day of the modeller who receives it from you.
Airplane Model Pack of British Fighter Sopwith Camel (20351-L) by Artesania Latina.

Airplane Model Pack of British Fighter Sopwith Camel (20351-L) by Artesania Latina.

Stay tuned because soon we will be incorporating new Modeling Gift Packs to please and excite your loved ones or, as we said, yourself as a modeler. Giving modeling as a gift is giving away passion!

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American Schooner Model: Improved Assembly Experience for Renewed Virginia

One of the most attractive and beautiful wooden ship models from Artesania Latina… Now renewed! Our 3D designers and our modellers have rethought the aesthetics and assembly of the American schooner model Virginia (22115) at 1:41 scale. So, the assembly experience for our modellers friends is much more pleasant, fun and simple. And what’s more, we present this faithful miniature replica of the 19th century ship in a new box!

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

It is a beautiful naval miniature suitable for beginners modellers, although it will also delight the rest of the modellers, regardless of their level. Once it is built, the American schooner model Virginia measures 21.25” (540mm) length, 4.72” (120mm) width and 19.68” (500mm) height.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

The Virginia is a type of vessel known as a ‘schooner’ launched in 1819, as we mentioned earlier. It was very fashionable, along with other small rigged boats, in the United States for its great speed, maneuverability and elegance. Precisely, these schooners were the germ of the US Coast Guard. Its objective? To comply with the new import and customs laws thanks, in addition, to its central rotating carronade and light weapons. It dedicated itself to controlling maritime borders in interception and pursuit missions of other ships that tried to reach its coast.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

Let’s check what are the magnificent contents that the wooden modeling kit of the American schooner model Virginia brings.

CONTENTS OF AMERICAN SCHOONER MODEL VIRGINIA

Renewed wooden naval modeling kit with the American schooner model Virginia at 1:41 scale. It offers the modeler high quality parts for assembly, they fit perfectly. In this sense, it is a joy to assemble this model with its high-precision laser pre-cut board parts and noble woods such as birch and sapele. Without forgetting its sewn sails ready to be placed, cotton threads and brass, cast iron and photo-etched parts.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

On this renewed model we have implemented the assembly experience so that the construction process satisfies the modeller. On the old model, the assembly was more cumbersome. Now the American schooner model Virginia is assembled more precisely and more easily. The new and extremely detailed step-by-step multimedia instructions on DVD format for computers (Windows and Mac) help a lot.

If you wish, you can also download the instructions for free at Virginia product sheet. We remind you that printed instructions are not included in the modeling kit to contribute to the environmental preservation of our planet.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina. American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

As a bonus, the American schooner model Virginia includes wooden exhibition base to build and nameplate of the ship. Display your creation at your workshop, home or office alongside your ship modeling collection.

SPECIFIC SET OF ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR VIRGINIA SHIP MODEL

How to achieve the best finishes for the American schooner model Virginia by Artesania Latina? With one of the new sets of paints that we have created for the different naval models of our catalogue. In this way, you can now paint your own miniature with the Schooners Specific Acrylic Paints Set: Virginia (277PACK21), for sale separately.

Schooners Models Specific Acrylic Paints Set: Virginia (277PACK21).

This set of water-based paints is characterized by its quick drying. It comes with 12 jars of 20 ml each with assorted colors. Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Bright Red, Hull Dark Green, Garnet, Gun Metal Gray, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Gold and Semi-Gloss Dye Varnish Oak Shade. They are perfect paints for airbrushing although they can be used perfectly with brush.

American Schooner Model Virginia (22115) in wood at 1:41 scale made by Artesania Latina.

In short, the renewed American schooner model Virginia (22115) is a great choice for your next ship modeling. Assembly precision, beauty, great level of detail, parts of the highest standards, perfect finishes… Assemble it now!

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Swift Wooden Model Ship: Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA)

It is our desire to improve each of the products on naval modeling catalog mabe by Artesania Latina. We are creating new presentations for our modeling kits. In addition, we verify that none of our model ships present any problem. If we check one, we’ll quickly fix it at the factory. Always with the wish and goal that the final product that reaches our modeling friends meets the high expectations of our firm. To the wooden model sip of the Swift 1805 (22110N), pilot boat from Virginia (USA), no modifications have been required in terms of parts, assembly or instructions last times. We have brought it to the 21st century by renovating the box in which all the parts to build it are included, as you have seen on the header image of this post.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

This beautiful naval modeling kit with the wooden model ship of Swift 1805 at 1:50 scale is aimed at those who want get started on this hobby. However, any modeler who longs to build the American pilot boat will enjoy doing so. No forgetting that this jewel of naval modeling must be present at any private collection. Do you know the history of this ship? We explain it below.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

SWIFT WOODEN SHIP MODEL: HISTORY OF 1805 AMERICAN PILOT BOAT

The American pilot boat Swift began to be used in the Virginia US state during the early 19th century. This type of sailboat was widely used and practical to guide large ships or vessels when they wanted to enter and leave the different port areas. The Swift was characterized by being easy to manoeuvre, fast and light, which is why it did its job perfectly on the US East Coast.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Over time, the world’s naval powers realized the high technical capabilities of this type of vessel. It amazed them and they decided to enlarge it to create the well-known Baltimore Clipper model.

NAVAL MODELING KIT CONTENTS: SWIFT WOODEN MODEL PILOT BOAT

The naval modeling kit with the wooden model ship Swift 1805 (22110N), the pilot boat from Virginia (USA), is a must see naval gem for your home or office. In this sense, your hands have to build it at your workshop. Its high-quality parts and many details make this faithful 1:50 scale miniature replica one of the targets for beginner modelers and of all levels (intermediate, advanced and elite). You will enjoy during the construction process. Speaking of parts… What’s in this kit?

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

In relation to its contents, the naval modeling kit includes the following. High-quality wooden parts pre-cut with precision laser and brass parts also pre-cut. Threads, hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed and metal and wood accessories such as barrels or bilge pumps. Of course, on an American ship, its flag cannot be missing. As a bonus, a magnificent wooden base with a nameplate of the pilot ship to display the wooden model of the Swift after it is built. By the way, once this scale model is assembled, its dimensions are 24.48” (622mm) length, 4.72” (120mm) width and 17.24” (438mm) height.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).

To assemble the model ship, the kit brings great step-by-step instructions in color on a DVD format for PC (Windows and Mac). So detailed that assembly time becomes a pleasure for the modeler. Remember that you can always also download them for free on the product page on Artesania Latina website, in this case, from Swift 1805.

WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR SWIFT 1805 FINISHES

Our modeler friends ask us on numerous occasions what colors use to paint their models with and what brand. Well, Artesania Latina already has its own catalogue of acrylic paints to paint our brand scale models and other crafts. In addition, specific paints sets have been created for each model, as it happens to this pilot boat with the Paints Set for Swift 1850.

Set of Acrylic Water-Based Paints for American Schooners like Swift 1805 Pilot Boat (277PACK9).

Here we also leave you a video tutorial where you can watch how our modeler paints the hull of the wooden model ship Swift 1805 with airbrush.

Swift Wooden Model Ship (22110N): Renewed Presentation for the Virginia Pilot Boat Naval Modeling Kit (USA).