Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Model Building Workbench: New Modeller’s Workshop or Organization Table for Tools and Accessories

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

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina. Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

ASSEMBLY AND MATERIALS FOR MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH

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

Thick Cyanoacrylate & Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

You can also leave it with its original appearance or customize it according to your tastes and imagination with some varnish or paint. Once built, its measurements are 16.25” (433 mm) width, 12.28” (312 mm) height and 9.05” (230 mm) depth. It fits anywhere at your own home or garage.

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

CRAFTS & MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH COMPONENTS

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

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

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

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

It has 3 drawers made of transparent plastic for small parts or remnants. Likewise, a drawer made of wood for larger parts, tools and accessories.

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina. Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

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

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina. Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.Now, with wooden support for the tablet to be able to see the digital assembly instructions of any model, and with coaster to avoid staining the work surface with drinks.

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

Model Building Workbench or Modeller's Workshop (27648-N) by Artesanía Latina.

PAINT ORGANIZER: COMPLETE YOUR COMBO!

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

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

Posted in Naval & Aviation History

Chronicle Frigate Hermione La Fayette (I): Learn about Its Prominent Role in the US War of Independence

Saying its nickname, any naval modeler and lover of historical ships is enthralled: ‘The Frigate of Liberty’. Yes, we are talking about the French ship Hermione La Fayette from the 18th century. And its spectacular 1:89 scale wooden model (22517-N) for advanced modelers. But, on this post of Artesanía Latina blog, we intend to show the reader the enormous relevance in history that this beautiful French sailboat had, the chronicle of frigate Hermione La Fayette. Hence, its miniature buildable model is essential in the collection of any lover of naval modeling.

Frigate Hermione La Fayette: Wooden Model Ship to Build Scale 1:89 (22517-N) by Artesanía Latina.

Wooden Model Ship to Build Scale 1:89 (22517-N) by Artesanía Latina.

HISTORICAL CONTEXT BEFORE BUILDING THE FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE

Last quarter of the 18th century, there is a great rivalry between France, England and Holland to gain control of different parts of the globe. When the different European nations fought for more power. At this time, France once again manages to have a worthy fleet in its fight against the British Royal Navy for the well-known colonies and for the money they bring to the coffers of the European states.

In this sense, the ‘New Continent’ sees how revolts begin to occur in its North American colonies, a fact that France intends to take advantage of to take revenge on the British… And they will achieve this thanks to the frigate Hermione La Fayette and many other vessels that are built at the Rochefort arsenal! Precisely, the construction of the frigate occurred in a golden stage in which the French fleet achieved very relevant victories, such as the one that occurred in the United States War of Independence. France supports the American insurgents, who are continually ‘looted’ by taxes by England. And Hermione La Fayette participates fully in helping them.

Frigate Hermione La Fayette.

On July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written. Congress defends what has been achieved with the support of the French country, so representatives of the American Chamber visit Europe to gather weapons and to convince the authorities to have French officers fight with them. France not only accepted this in February of 1778, but also the following month declared war on England. And a 20-year-old young man has a lot to do with this Franco-American commitment. Gilbert du Motier, the marquis of La Fayette. This is the one who convinces King Louis XVI to support the Americans.

Chronicle Frigate Hermione La Fayette: Marquis de La Fayette.

CHRONICLE FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE: CONSTRUCTION

The chronicle of the frigate Hermione La Fayette continues with the beginning of its construction. The French minister De Sartine proposed its creation and the Council of the Port of Rochefort approved it in November 1778. Order was given to naval engineer Pierre Chevillard Sr., who, in addition to the Hermione La Fayette, also directed the construction of another frigate, the Fée. To do this, it is based on the plans of two other vessels: Courageuse and Concorde, the first two of these four frigates.

Hermione La Fayette Frigate Chronicle: Rochefort Map.

At this point, the construction was fired, which took place on the right bank of the Charente River, within the same arsenal, in December 1778. This incredible speed in assembling the sailboat is obviously due to the demand for help in the War of Independence, but it also has other factors that help achieve this speed never seen before.

Firstly, because the theoretical and practical basis in naval engineering is already available. Secondly, because of the huge workforce that is used. And thirdly, because they have the materials where they work. On this chronicle of the frigate Hermione La Fayette, it should be noted that hundreds of carpenters, blacksmiths and all types of professionals – without forgetting prisoners – are involved in its assembly so that the ship can be launched in minimal time.

CHRONICLE FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE: CHARACTERISTICS

Hermione La Fayette is a frigate, it is a light, fast and very maneuverable ship. It is unbeatable. Its dimensions? 66 meters in length and 11.5 meters in width. Speaking of its mast, it has three vertical masts with modular dimensions and a sail of up to 3,300 square meters. Without forgetting its complex rig of 26 kilometers of rigging that requires between 250 and 300 crew members. Regarding its weapons potential, it has 32 cannons. 26 units of 12-pounder guns on the battery deck and 6 units of 6-pounder guns on the castle deck.

To provide it with extra speed, in January 1780, the hull of the Hermione La Fayette was covered in copper with 1,100 sheets of metal. Thus, the hull is protected from mollusks and algae.

Hermione La Fayette Frigate Chronicle: Replica today.

INITIAL TEST IN THE GULF OF BIZCAYA AND FIRST STEPS IN AMERICA

The Bay of Biscay is the first place where it is destined, here the chronicle of the frigate Hermione La Fayette continues before its American campaign. During half a year of 1779, the commander La Touche Tréville intends to check the conditions under which the ship sails. To do this, it also recruits 292 people as a crew. Objective of this first mission? Monitor and protect the coasts of the aforementioned gulf and the English Channel where trade is continuous. The Gauls capture six English ships.

Next, in March 1780, Hermione La Fayette began her journey in the War of Independence with 316 crew members. It leaves from the port of Rochefort with the Marquis de La Fayette who is in charge of a secret mission. Meet George Washington in Boston and support him economically and militarily. The French watched the North American coastline and fought against English frigates for almost two years through campaigns to protect allied trade and attack the enemy.

Hermione La Fayette Frigate Chronicle: Replica today.

In June 1780 one of the most notable battles occurred in the chronicle of the frigate Hermione La Fayette. This is because it fights against four English ships, among which is the frigate Iris. From the French ship its cannons and 1,250 rifles and blunderbusses are fired 260 times. 10 men die and 37 are injured, including the commander and his assistant. A month later, in Newport, the 5,500 men of the Count of Rochambeau’s expeditionary force disembark. This is sent by Louis XVI from the town of Brest to support the American insurgents.

CHRONICLE FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE: VICTORY IN YORKTOWN AND RETURN

In May 1781, the reception of the United States Congress and the Council of State of Pennsylvania takes place aboard Hermione La Fayette. An official dinner is held there in the presence of the Marquis de La Fayette and Samuel Huntington, president of the Congress. This meeting is a definitive test of the friendship between the two countries.

Two months later, on the coast of Île Royale, the frigates Hermione and Astrée encounter a convoy escorted by six English ships, which they attack. It is the naval battle of Louisbourg, in which two English ships finally lower their flag. The material damage is extensive, especially to the rigging, and Hermione records twenty-two victims. This confrontation is captured by the frigate’s auxiliary lieutenant Mullon, present on board, and later painted by Auguste-Louis de Rossel de Cercy.

Chronicle Frigate Hermione La Fayette: Painting 'Naval Battle of Louisbourg' by Auguste-Louis de Rossel de Cercy.

The frigate Hermione La Fayette has to go through a ‘workshop’ until September 10th, so it remains in Boston to fix all its damage. It gives him time, however, to participate in the siege of Yorktown in October 1781. This battle pits the allies, with the Count of Rochambeau at the forefront, against the English, led by Lord Cornwallis. After three weeks of dispute, the latter surrenders, with a quarter of the British forces fighting in the war. The victory at Yorktown led to the consequent Treaty of Versailles, which was signed in 1783, and the independence of the thirteen British colonies, which became the United States of America.

Painting 'Naval Battle of Yorktown'.

After this achievement, the chronicle of the frigate Hermione La Fayette in America closes. First, by setting sail on February 2nd from the United States and, second, by dropping anchor in the French harbor of Basques twenty-three days later.

EASY KIT HERMIONE LA FAYETTE: FOR BEGINNING MODELERS

In addition to the model for advanced modelers, Artesanía Latina has created recently the range Easy Kit with Hermione La Fayette (17000) in this one. A model intended for those who are starting out on naval modeling or, simply, for those who want to build it.

Easy Kit Hermione La Fayette. Wooden Model Ship at 1:160 Scale (17000) by Artesanía Latina.

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Posted in Model Building

Model Building at Christmas: Artesanía Latina Wishes You a Happy Holidays and a 2024 Full of Modeling!

Well… We are already on these dates so marked on the calendar again! Our friends modelers celebrate Christmas. This week’s post is only written with the intention of congratulating you these holidays. But, also, to thank you for the full confidence you have given to our firm’s products since 1970. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year and decade after decade, your passion for modeling, especially naval, and Artesanía Latina is unwavering. Viva the model building at Christmas!

Speaking about us, the entire team of Artesanía Latina has tried and managed to keep alive the flame of the passion for modeling with the creation of new models and tools.

Model Building at Christmas: Artesanía Latina Wishes You a Happy Holidays and a 2024 Full of Modeling!

Some of you will take advantage of these dates to start building your radiant model. It is true that, on days without social gatherings -and on long nights-, the modeler feels very comfortable working on the construction of any model. The silence and peace of these two weeks are nice to enjoy your hobby.

Other modelers will have to wait until January due to the numerous family commitments, although they are surely looking for time to, at least, open the box of their modeling kit. If you are alone, without a doubt, we will accompany you throughout Christmas, we are not going on holidays. Our best company, yes, is the model ship kit that you have in your hands.

MODEL BUILDING AT CHRISTMAS: GIFT IDEAS, GIFT PACKS

Remember that there are still gifts and ‘self-gifts’ from those left behind by Santa Claus… We recommend the Gift Packs! They bring the model, their figurines, their paintings and some tools at a reduced price.

 

We can only wish you, once again… Merry Christmas! Happy 2024! And we hope… Artesanía Latina remains in your heart to enjoy your hobby! Live a Model Building Christmas with us!

Model Building at Christmas: Artesanía Latina Wishes You a Happy Holidays and a 2024 Full of Modeling!

Posted in Ship Models

Saint Malo Model Ship: New 1:20 Scale Model of the French Fishing Boat in Wood for Beginners

One of the most beautiful traditional fishing boats on the market… Now with a lifting! The team of modelers from Artesanía Latina has designed and developed a new concept for the model of this French ship. Everything to make the assembly experience friendly, simple and fun. It is a great satisfaction to introduce to our modeling friends the new Saint Malo model ship (19010-N), the Gallic doris from the end of the 19th century. Your 1:20 scale fishing boat modeling kit is aimed at beginner modelers and, also, to those who want to complete their private collection of fishing boats.

Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.

SAINT MALO MODEL SHIP: WOODEN MODELING KIT CONTENTS

A naval jewel that will delight those who want to start in the wonderful world of naval modeling building your own new 1:20 scale model in wood of the fishing boat –doris classSaint Malo. Some fishermen still use this type of boat today in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel on the Normandy coast, as well as in Saint Pierre and Miquelon to set trammel lines or lobster and shrimp traps. However, the vast majority of the doris used are intended for leisure. Artisan doris builders still exist today.

The renewed model ship Saint Malo… With an improved assembly experience that is much easier and more enjoyable! In addition, its assembly system using a false keel and frames brings its design closer to that of a real ship and will delight novice modelers who build this faithful miniature replica.

Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.

The renewed 2023 naval modeling kit with the model of the French fishing boat Saint Malo contains all the necessary parts for assembling this naval model. The box brings parts of board plates cut by high precision laser. It also comes with a set of strips, sheets and round wooden rods, accessories in die-cast, brass and wood, and a sticker.

Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.

It also brings a magnificent set of hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed and cotton thread.

Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.

As a gift bonus, beautiful wooden exhibition base to assemble with name plate of the boat.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON VIDEO FOR SAINT MALO’S ASSEMBLY

For the assembly of the model of the French fishing boat Saint Malo, you have our renewed and complete step-by-step instructions made by our modelers on video. As if it were an exclusive masterclass, we teach you how to build your model. You will enjoy the hobby of naval modeling even more and you will learn professional techniques. To do this, simply visit our YouTube Channel where you can find all the video tutorials. It does not come with printed instructions.

It includes printed boat plan and parts list. Once it is built, the model measures 13.58” (345mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 8.66” (220mm) height.

Thanks to the video below, you can learn about some of the modeling tools that you will need during the assembly process of the faithful miniature replica of doris Saint Malo.

SAINT MALO MODEL SHIP: ACRYLIC PAINTS SET

If you want to achieve a perfect and faithful finish, we recommend that you paint your Saint Malo fishing boat model with its Specific Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK24), for sale separately. This has 6 pots of different paints, each one with 20 ml of product. It includes the following colors in paints: Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Burnt Umber, French Blue and Orange.

Acrylic Paints Set for Fishing Boat Saint Malo (277PACK24) by Artesanía Latina.

The drying time of the pack of water-based paints for the model ship Saint Malo is very fast. Paints dry to the touch in about 20 minutes and fully dry in an hour. If you need to give a second layer, you will only have to wait approximately 6 hours. It is advisable to apply a primer coat before to paint. The final result will be what your eyes see under these lines… Beautiful model!

Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina. Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.Saint Malo Model Ship. French Fishing Boat of the Doris Class at 1:20 Échelle (19010-N) made by Artesanía Latina.

Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Modeling and Crafts Glues: White Glue and Cyanoacrylate for Porous Materials

There are many occasions when our modelers friends ask us what adhesives and glues for modeling and crafts to use. Even more, when they are assembling one of our model boats and model planes made of wood. Well, the time has come in this blog post to talk about it. If you want your parts are completely united with the best results, there is no doubt, the glues made by Artesanía Latina are at the forefront.

Next, we indicate you which are the glues for modeling and crafts that you can obtain on our website, pay attention.

GLUES FOR MODELING AND CRAFTS: WHITE GLUE

The first option you have is white glue for wood and porous materials (27602). Presented in a 250 gr bottle, it is one of the so-called easy-to-apply vinyl adhesives. It dries quickly -by having a short drying time- and you can use it on porous materials such as wood, cardboard, carpet, cork, fabrics and tablex. Its texture is creamy.

Glues for Modeling and Crafts: White Glue for Wood and Porous Materials (27602) made by Artesanía Latina.

It comes with a nozzle for easy opening and closing, thus avoiding any type of spillage or the white glue for wood from drying out. Also, if you have traces of this adhesive on your skin, don’t worry, it is not inconvenient for the skin. And if the glue smells too much, neither, because Artesanía Latina’s white vinyl glue does not release toxic fumes.

White Glue for Wood and Porous Materials (27602) made by Artesanía Latina.

As for its uses, it can be used, as we discussed, when you are building models made of wood and making crafts such as sewing and fashion, cork and rubber creations, and an endless number of other tasks and hobbies. In this sense, we recommend that if you apply the glue with a brush, keep it moist in water.

GLUES FOR MODELING AND CRAFTS: CYANOACRYLATE FOR POROUS MATERIALS 50 GR. AND SPRAY ACCELERATOR

Another of the fantastic glues for modeling and crafts. When you require even faster drying than white glue, this is your option. The set with the dense cyanoacrylate bottle and its 50 gr. of product and with the cyanoacrylate accelerator spray of 200 ml (27602) by Artesanía Latina. The adherence you will obtain is maximum and instantaneous!

Glues for Modeling and Crafts. Set of Cyanoacrylate for Porous Materials and Accelerator Spray (27650) made by Artesanía Latina.

It is perfect for gluing wood and other porous materials such as cardboard, carpet, cork, fabrics and tablex. The dense cyanoacrylate has a nozzle for easy opening and closing, thus preventing any type of spillage or that the cyanoacrylate itself dries up. And a cannula for its measured and precise application. It is also important to note that our cyanoacrylate does not have solvents.

Being a dense cyanoacrylate and slower drying compared to other cyanoacrylates, the accelerator is essential as it makes the glue dry more quickly. Before using it in your activity, we recommend that you test it.

1. Put a drop of dense cyanoacrylate on the two parts to be glued.

2. Next, apply the cyano accelerator spray to one of the two parts to be joined and wait for the product to evaporate.

3. At that instant, put the two parts together. Be careful because as soon as you stick them they will not be able to detach from each other.

Set of Cyanoacrylate for Porous Materials and Accelerator Spray (27650) made by Artesanía Latina.Store and protect the dense cyanoacrylate bottle for better conservation in a place out of direct sunlight, dry and with a cool temperature. Wash your hands repeatedly with lukewarm water in case they get stuck with the product.

CYANOACRYLATE FOR POROUS MATERIALS 20 GR.

Another novelty in terms of glues for modeling and crafts is the bottle of dense cyanoacrylate 20 gr. (27620) by Artesanía Latina. This is an easy-to-apply glue and is used to achieve instant joining of parts. Ideal for gluing wood and other porous materials such as cardboard, carpet, cork, fabrics and tablex. The jar has a spout for easy opening and closing, thus avoiding spills or drying of the product.

Glues for Modeling and Crafts: Cyanoacrilate for Porous Materials 20 gr. (27620) made by Artesanía Latina.

SET OF 20 GR. JARS WITH CYANOACRILATE FOR POROUS MATERIALS (x2)

New! In 2023, we have created this pack thinking about our customer friends who use adhesives a lot for modeling and crafts tasks. The set with 2 bottles of cyanoacrylate dense (27621) of 20 gr. each one -40 gr in total- made by Artesanía Latina brings this magnificent glue that is easy to apply for instant union of pieces. Glues for Modeling and Crafts: Set of 2 Jars with Cyanoacrylate for Porous Materials (27621) de Artesanía Latina.

GLUES FOR MODELING AND CRAFTS: GLUE APPLICATORS

Do you need maximum precision when you are applying the glue? Don’t want to get your fingertip dirty? We have the best product to achieve these two objectives. Our glue applicators! These are included in the set of micro saws, scriber and applicators (27302). Glue applicators are really essential.

Glues for Modeling and Crafts: Glue Applicators (27302) made by Artesanía Latina.

Under this text, we also show you on video how to use the applicators and we show you the rest of the very useful tools that come in the set.

Posted in Model Building

Modeling Gift Ideas: 2023 New Gift Packs with Models, Paints, Figurines and Tools

In 2022 we brought you a very useful type of product for modelers and here we presented it to you. It is not easy for family and friends or for the fans of this hobby themselves to have modeling gift ideas. ‘What do I buy you if I don’t know anything except that you build miniature models?’ The ultimate test for those who are close to the modeler. Forget breaking your head because we offer you the gift with which you will surely get a positive answer. The Gift Packs made by Artesanía Latina. And now we have many more news for 2023!

These Modeling Gift Packs include the model, the paints, the figurines and, in addition, some tools in the same product. In addition, your pocket will be happy because the packs are at a lower price compared to if the items are purchased separately. Let’s get to know the new modeling gift ideas!

MODELING GIFT IDEAS: GIFT PACK MODEL SHIP VIKING

First, we surprise you with one of the most famous boats in history and in recent years thanks to series and movies online. The Drakkar Viking Ship Model Gift Pack (19001-L) includes the 1:75 scale model (19001-N) and its specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK19). Finally, some great modeling tools. It contains round synthetic hair brush, cutter, curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block (27014) and cyano bottle (27620).
Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Ship Drakkar Viking (19001-L) by Artesanía Latina.Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Ship Drakkar Viking (19001-L) by Artesanía Latina.

MODELING GIFT IDEAS: GIFT PACK MODEL LONGBOAT HMS ENDEAVOUR

The renewed model of the Captain’s Longboat HMS Endeavour (19005) also has a fabulous Gift Pack (19005-L). First, it includes the 1:50 scale wooden model of the British ship. Second, its set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK7). As gifts, it comes with a round brush, a cutter, curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block (27014) and cyano bottle (27620).

Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model HMS Endeavour Longboat (19005-L) by Artesanía Latina.Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model HMS Endeavour Longboat (19005-L) by Artesanía Latina.

MODELING GIFT IDEAS: GIFT PACK MODEL TUNA BOAT MARIE JEANNE

We have created a French Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne Gift Pack (22175-L). You will love this one due to its 1:50 scale model of the Gallic fishing boat (22175) and its set of specific acrylic paints (277PACK12). At no additional cost to you, it contains a round brush, a cutter, curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block (27014) and cyano bottle (27620) and A4 cutting mat (27644).

Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne (22175-L) by Artesanía Latina.Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Tuna Boat Marie Jeanne (22175-L) by Artesanía Latina.

MODELING GIFT IDEAS: GIFT PACK MODEL FISHING BOAT BOTTER

This pack has a very traditional Dutch fishing boat from the area, and different in comparison to most of this kind of ships: the Botter Model Gift Pack (22125-L). In this, you will find the 1:35 scale model in wood (22125) and its specific set of acrylic paints (277PACK19). As bonus tools, brush, sanding block (27014) and cyano bottle (27620) and A4 cutting mat (27644).Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Fishing Boat Botter (22125-L) by Artesanía Latina.Gift Pack Model Fishing Boat Botter (22125-L) by Artesanía Latina.

GIFT PACK: MODEL FRENCH TRAINING SHIP BELEM

The French training ship is one of the most emblematic ships on our collection of naval modeling. Of course, it has a very interesting Gift Pack Belem (22519-L) will excite you with the 1:75 scale model of the ship (22519) and its specific acrylic paints set (277PACK2). As a gift, tools such as a brush, sanding block (27014) and cyano bottle (27620) and A4 cutting mat (27644).

Modeling Gift Ideas: Gift Pack Model Training Ship Belem (22519-L) by Artesanía Latina.Gift Pack Model Training Ship Belem (22519-L) by Artesanía Latina.

GIFT PACK MODEL GERMAN FIGHTER FOKKER DR. I

One of the jewels of aviation modeling not only on Artesanía Latina catalog but of the entire market. The Fokker Dr. I Fighter Plane Model Gift Pack (20350-L) of the Red Baron in World War I. It comes with the modeling kitmuseum quality- in wood and metal of the 1:16 scale model (20350) and its specific acrylic paints set (277PACK1). What gifts does the pack have? Cutter, curved fastening tweezers (27021), sanding block (27014), 250 gram jar of white glue for wood and porous materials (27602), 125 ml bottle of transparent satin varnish (27605) and A4 cutting mat (27644).

Gift Pack Model German Fighter Fokker Dr. I (20350-L) by Artesanía Latina.Gift Pack Model German Fighter Fokker Dr. I (20350-L) by Artesanía Latina.

GIFT PACK MODELS FOR CHILDREN +8 PIRATE & VIKING SHIPS

The last of the modeling gift ideas now in stock on our catalog refers to Gift Pack Models for Children +8 Pirate Ship and Viking Ship (30506-L). This one brings the scale model of the Nordic boat (30506-N) and the one of pirates (30509-N). As a splendid gift to protect the surface or table where both models are built, A4 cutting mat (27644). Gift Pack Models for Children + 8 Pirate and Viking Ships (30506-L) by Artesanía Latina.

Finally, we would like to remind you the blog post in which we talk about the pre-existing gift packs. We also have more 2023 new packs you can find out here! Know which ones there are in total and find out about them in depth to choose the one you really like. And all that remains is to put your hands to assemble!

2022 Modeling Gift Ideas by Artesanía Latina.

Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Small Sized Modelling Tools: Micro Riveting Tool, Micro Centering Ruler and Micro Easy Ratlines Templates 5 – 8 mm

On the previous post, we reminded you all the latest news in relation to modeling tools. On this occasion, we present the new small sized modelling tools created by Artesanía Latina, the so-called Micro Tools, which have recently arrived at our warehouses. This exclusive collection has a whole series of small-sized utensils with high quality standards to be able to work with the different materials of any wooden, plastic and metal model, and much more handicrafts. Above all, they are essential for naval modeling.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: All the Micro Tools on Artesanía Latina's Catalog.

The new Micro Tools references are the following: Micro Riveting Tool 17×5 mm for Ship Model Hull (27320), Micro Centering Ruler (27326) and Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 5 mm (27310) and 8 mm (27312), because the one with 6.5 mm (27311) was on sale before. So let’s get to know these small sized modelling tools in depth!

SMALL SIZED MODELLING TOOLS: MICRO RIVETING TOOL 17X5 MM

One of the small sized tools for modelling -in this case, naval- most useful and requested by our client friends. The new Micro Riveting Tool (27320) 17×5 mm for Ship Model Hull is the ideal tool to decorate the mentioned hull and… All kinds of models and crafts! What is the objective of this Micro Riveting Tool? The modeller uses it to mark on the 5 mm Adhesive Copper Tape (27595) -for sale separately- the heads of the nails with which the copper plates were nailed to the hull during the old days.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: 17x5 mm Micro Riveting Tool for Model Ship Hull (27320) by Artesanía Latina.

This is one of the new small sized modelling tools that you must have. It helps you provide realism to the copper hull finish of any naval model. This way of creating the hulls under its waterline began in the middle of the eighteenth century to prevent mollusks and other marine animals from attaching themselves to the hull, because they caused a serious problem: less speed navigation.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: 17x5 mm Micro Riveting Tool for Model Ship Hull (27320) by Artesanía Latina.

The Micro Riveting Tool needs to be assembled so our modelers have edited a video tutorial showing how to assemble the product and how to use it.

SMALL SIZED MODELLING TOOLS: MICRO CENTERING RULER

The Micro Centering Ruler (27326) is the measuring tool that was missing from our catalog… And that you need! It is perfect for working comfortably on model and handicraft parts as it allows to know what the exact center is of these with absolute precision. The modeler’s work is much more concrete during the assembly process. It is an excellent ruler as it is made of high-quality stainless steel.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: Micro Centering Ruler (27326) by Artesanía Latina.

A normal ruler has 0 at one end, the Centering Micro Rule places 0 on the center and the numbering grows towards both sides. Includes measurements in metric and imperial systems. The total length of the ruler is 7.87” (20 centimeters), 3.93” (10 centimeters) at each end.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: Micro Centering Ruler (27326) by Artesanía Latina.How to know the center of a part? Place the centering ruler so that the measurement matches the edges, and the 0 on the rule marks the middle of the part. The tiny points allow you to mark measurements with total accuracy, being able to insert a pencil into these to point. As can be seen on the enlarged image below, it also has a protractor. Likewise, it should be noted that the Micro Centering Ruler has two holes to hang it, thus avoiding its possible loss and helping to organize the work table.

Learn more about the Micro Centering Ruler on the video below.

MICRO TOOLS FOR MODEL SHIPS: MICRO EASY RATLINES TEMPLATES 5 & 8 MM

The latest innovations -surely there will be more in the near future- of small sized modelling tools for are the Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines 5 mm (27310) and 8 mm (27312) by Artesanía Latina. Each set contains three templates made of wood with different widths so that the naval modeller can easily build the scales of the ship model. The best thing is that, in addition, it can reduce the amount of thread used!

Small Sized Modelling Tools: Micro Easy Ratlines Templates by Artesanía Latina.

Each set of 5 and 8mm Easy Ratlines Templates contains three templates to suit the width of the shrouds on the three masts. The templates are designed so that when the templates are being installed they are slightly spaced behind the shrouds so that the adhesive does not stick to them.

Small Sized Modelling Tools: 5 mm Micro Easy Ratlines Templates (27310) by Artesanía Latina.

8 mm Micro Easy Ratlines Templates (27312) by Artesanía Latina.

How to use these micro templates? Place them behind the shrouds and with the side ‘combs’ pass a zig-zag thread in front of the shrouds. Put everything correctly and apply glue at each joint of the shrouds and the thread that you have placed in front. Next, cut the excess threads, and you will be able to see how you have assembled the ratlines on a much faster and easier way than if you had made them knot by knot at each joint.

Here you can see how our modeler creates the ratlines on the video tutorial below, starting at minute 1:43.

KNOW BETTER ALL OUR SMALL SIZED MODELLING TOOLS

If you want to know more in-depth information about the rest of our small sized modelling tools, you can check out our two old blog posts. On the one hand, the one that speaks about Introduction to Micro Tools. On the other, the News before this article. In addition, you can view and purchase them on our website. Make your hobby more enjoyable thanks to the Micro Tools made by Artesanía Latina!

Posted in Ship Models

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson: 2023 Edition of the 1:50 Scale Replica Now Suitable for Radio Control and Lighting

First month in 2023, first surprise for our customers friends. After several years out of stock and off the market, the spectacular new edition of the deep-sea tugboat model ship is back, suitable for R/C or radio control, Sanson (20415). Our team of professional modelers and 3D designers have worked hard to exponentially improve this 1:50 scale model. A classic for any naval modeling collection. “You won’t have the slightest setback when it comes to building it”, assures one of Artesanía Latina members.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.Sanson still is a faithful miniature replica of a tugboat from the 40s of the 20th century. However, its renewed assembly experience makes this boat a delight to build. The best thing is that, in addition to being prepared for radio control, it is also ready to light up, to include motor and servo, and… To be navigable thanks to the experience of the modeler who knows and decides to do it! We present the new model of the R/C tugboat Sanson on the video below, your jaw will drop at such beauty, such jewel of the naval modeling. Be dazzled!

R/C TUGBOAT MODEL SANSON: MORE REALISM

The model of the tugboat suitable for R/C Sanson is aimed at modelers with an intermediate level, at least. However, a beginner, with patience and paying close attention, could also assemble it since the instructions are on video. The different steps are explained in detail. The new guide on DVD is like a masterclass given by our modeller… A joy! As we mentioned in the introduction, your assembly experience is much more enjoyable and less difficult.

In addition, the model is much more realistic compared to its old version, thanks to three important improvements made and commented, among many others. In this sense, the Artesanía Latina team has completely emptied the structure of the model of the tugboat. The hull of the boat allows it to be both a static and R/C model by having the hollowed-out ribs and by offering a comfortable access to the interior. Please pay attention to the below images about it!

Our model has the stern deck is openable, that is, when we remove the support arches for the cables from their anchoring places, we can ‘disengage’ a part of the stern deck, access the interior of the hull to be able to work comfortably and, later, refit these parts without noticing anything unusual.

As you can see, you can add an engine to it to navigate. On our website, you can purchase a Low RPM Motor (27591) to move the propeller only during the exhibition of the model -this engine is not suitable for navigation-, for sale separately.

Wired Low-Rev Micro Motor for Modeling and DIY (27591) by Artesanía Latina.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

The modeler who wishes can also attach a servomotor -not available- that rotates the rudder blade.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

R/C TUGBOAT MODEL SANSON: LIGHTING AND SMOKE

And the lights! The model of the tugboat suitable for R/C Sanson allows its illumination. Two LED bulbs can be placed at the engine room, one at the captain’s cabin, another under the skylight and three on the mast. Without forgetting its exhibition base, which didn’t even come in the old kit! To make your boat visible in the dark or at night, what’s better than to purchase our LED Lighting Set (27590) -for sale separately-.

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

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

We have also thought of another essential activity of this type of ship as if it were the real ship. We have designed it so that a smoke generation system can be included -the system is not included in the kit-.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

R/C TUGBOAT MODEL SANSON: KIT CONTENTS

The naval modeling kit Sanson contains all the necessary parts for you to build your model: 7 high-precision laser-cut plywood sheets, as well as such as birch strips and round dowels, and oak veneer. By the way, it is the first kit that contains oak veneer, being Artesanía Latina a pioneer in including this hardwood in any model on the market.

In this way, the model is much more realistic, exclusive and avoids the use of wood from tropical forests. It also comes with 1 photo-etched plate with numerous and magnificent details, as well as accessories such as die-cast parts, brass round dowels, threads, wooden channel and much more.

For its assembly, you can follow our complete step-by-step video guide with graphic diagrams and others as well as many other information. The kit comes with a plan printed on both sides which, in addition to images of the vessel, includes a photographic parts list -another innovation from our firm-, as well as a QR code that leads to the Sanson playlist on our Youtube channel with all the videos of the assembly instructions.

Once it is built, the model measures 3.81” (605mm) length, 5.11” (130mm) width and 13.47” (350mm) height.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.

DEEP-SEA TUGBOAT SANSON: PERFECT FINISH

Finally, achieve the best finish with the Acrylic Paints Set for Sanson Tugboat (277PACK23), for sale separately. It contains 12 20 ml jars, each one with different and varied colors so that its faithful miniature replica shines. The drying of the paint after its application is fast.

Paints Set for Ship Model Tugboat Sanson (277PACK23) by Artesanía Latina.

Our model building friends have been demanding this model for a long time. They wanted the model of this tugboat from the 40s of the last century. This naval icon was characterized by its powerful 2,000 HP steam boiler. The vessel could develop speeds of 14 knots while coming to the rescue of much larger boats. It was a small-tonnage ship and low draft but with more than enough power and maneuverability to assist much larger vessels.

R/C Tugboat Model Sanson (20415) by Artesanía Latina.Well now… It is already at our warehouses, at your disposal! Build this beautiful and historic jewel of museum quality wooden model ship, the tugboat model suitable for R/C Sanson (20415) at 1:50 scale.

Posted in Model Building

Parkinson’s and Modeling: The Will to Overcome Obstacles for the Love of a Hobby

We start 2023 with a true story. This comes to reflect the spirit of overcoming human beings facing the difficulties that arise in life. You may be wondering what is the relation with our fans… Well, a lot! Not even the most serious illness stops man/woman’s will to fulfill his/her dreams and entertainment. Parkinson’s and modeling can also go hand in hand, although it is hopelessly and unfortunately trembling. Christopher Columbus, with his efforts, discovered America. Our dear modeler friend Frédéric Lavoine, with his passion, has conquered something more important: all our hearts.

It’s been almost two years without him being able to work in the beautiful profession of school driver that he left because of this terrible disease. Too many risks. He was 54 and a half years old when the doctors diagnosed it, but it seems that eighteen months earlier it began to knock on his door warning him of its presence.

PARKINSON’S AND MODELING: FRÉDÉRIC, THE REAL MCGYVER OF OUR TIME

Frédéric was brilliant at his job, and among people with disabilities and reduced mobility. Furthermore, he could never imagine that his “future working life would be reduced to the list of problems and difficulties caused by Parkinson’s”, assures our friend, who also emphasizes that he was “an active person with resources”, even his wife calls him McGyver after the famous television series in which the protagonist finds practical solutions to any problem. Without egocentrism, Frédéric is a “passionate lover of manual well done labor”, he says. Of course, he recognizes that the only thing that resists him is mechanics.

With all the pending things he has to do and now he can’t because he’s not able to deploy all his ‘superpowers’… A big disappointment for him. Frédéric’s world falls on him, a moving yo-yo in comparison to the perpetual activity of our friend. Painting a picture, reforming the cabin, restoring a piece of furniture, taking care of the garden… All that is over.

It is the moment in which Frédéric decides to take another course to continue being our particular McGyver. With this cold winter coming up where you spend a lot of time at home, you have to keep yourself busy. It is true that he was discouraged by the tremors of his hand and by the blockages of his joints. Medical treatments cannot give him a complete cure: “I didn’t want to draw or write in my book, I was stuck on the blank page”, says Frédéric. The ‘beast’ in the cage will start roaring at his wife and daughter, who encourage him to keep his hands busy sewing, which he loves. But it is not enough for him, so the memories of his childhood and his solidarity actions make him consider returning to modeling.

Parkinson's and Modeling: The Overcoming Power of People.

HIS NEW CHALLENGE, BUILD WOODEN MODEL SHIPS

“Build models with modeling instead of destroying as Parkinson’s does”, emphasizes Frédéric. That is their motto. Parkinson’s and modeling necessarily go hand in hand in his current life, but the passion for model building becomes his particular fight and his leisure against this serious disease. Our friend remembers that building “model ships, planes and cars was a true passion forty years ago”.

Of course, doubts about his ability to develop this hobby plague him: “Will I still be able to model, glue or paint such small parts?, he wonders. To which he answers that it will be his new challenge and that, to “complicate it even more”, he will assemble a wooden model ship. Because, for Frédéric and quite rightly, “if it were made of plastic everything is molded and formed, but with a wooden one you have to cut, mold, take time… Anything that is not compatible with Parkinson’s.

PARKINSON’S AND MODELING: HEALTH BENEFITS OF ASSEMBLY MODELS

In December 2020, Santa decides to go down his chimney to give him “the magnificent naval modeling kit with the paddle-wheeled steamboat King of the Mississippi, smiles Frédéric. As if he were a child with a new toy, he decides to quickly ‘inspect’ the contents of the box: “Lots of parts of wood, many small items -too many- and my shaking hand…” , says our friend. For this reason, at first, he leaves aside its assembly. It has to be his relatives who encourage him to start building the model and Fréderic sets up his ‘mini workshop’ at his office, as he describes it.

Parkinson's and Modeling: Frédéric builds this model, the King of the Mississippi.

Since we already know that Frédéric is the McGyver of our time, of course, he doesn’t want to assemble the model “foolishly” following the plans for it. No, for what! :). So take the path of building a unique model, according to his taste. He begins in January 2020 and ends in May of the same year, barely 5 months later, quite an achievement from our point of view. In his own words, building the model is “an enormous pleasure” for him. He dedicates hours and hours to it, “not out of obligation but out of necessity”, he stresses.

Parkinson's and Modeling: Construction King of the Mississippi. Parkinson's and Modeling: Construction King of the Mississippi.

Thanks to the King of the Mississippi, he forgets his hand tremor and the rest of his symptoms. This is due to, as Frédéric says, the meticulousness and slowness of the tasks that the hobby requires”. Parkinson’s ‘disappears’ and modeling resurfaces after more than four decades buried. What’s more, these modeling demands act on Frédéric as “relaxing for the spirit”, exclaims our friend, who also asserts that, in this way, he recovers “harmony between body and mind”. What conclusion do you reach? That modeling is fully compatible with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson's and Modeling

PARKINSON’S PATIENTS MODELING ASSOCIATION NEEDS A PLACE WITH CEILING

Since he can’t sit still, he creates a modeling association for people with Parkinson’s, including its statutes and internal regulations. He calls it ‘Les Mains Agiles – Club de Modélisme’. Its main objective, very interesting: to share and teach other enthusiasts who suffer from this disease the love for the construction of static models. Frédéric even got to meet with the president of the Vendée France Parkinson’s Committee, Michel Parsy, who approved his initiative.

However, then a setback arises. Frédéric tells him about his difficulties in finding a place and opening a bank account as he is not a professional. Resigned at that moment, he warns us of what we already know: “For a bank and its owner, being disabled, no longer working and having weakened personal income do not give credibility to a president and his association”, he states emphatically.

With Parsy’s encouragement, Frédéric writes an article to present his project to society on social media and on the Inter’Park85 newsletter that belongs to France Parkinson Foundation. On the one hand, he needs a room or premises -a space with a ceiling and walls, in short- of at least 30 square meters. With one or two rooms and access for disabled people. This space must be in the city of La Roche -sur- Yon or its vicinity with a nearby bus service. On the other hand, obviously, he needs elements to equip it with basic materials and tools. Frédéric has ready a list of it.

In February 2022, due to the hieraticism caused by the Covid pandemic period, Fréderic had to dissolve the old association to create a new one under the name of ‘Une Main Vers l’Horizon – Modélisme’. Since then, he has been trying to give life to no avail.

HOW TO CONTACT FRÉDÉRIC LAVOINE?

Modelers Friends around the world and  Artesanía Latina friends, let’s help Frédéric to fulfill his dream! No disease can against modeling lovers. In addition, this hobby has beneficial effects on the health of patients. So that the modelers can help him, he have given us an email in which you can ask what he needs that suits each one’s budget. Little by little or if there is a modeler friend with high purchasing power among us… The association for modeling with Parkinson’s must be a reality!

We kindly indicate Frédéric Lavoine email address: unemainverslhorizon@gmail.com

Parkinson's and Modeling: Frédéric Lavoine.

Posted in Ship Models

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard: The Cutter from Saint Malo, Symbol of French Naval Identity

Prolific year this 2022 -that we are about to finish- for the creation and renovation of ship model building kits by Artesanía Latina’s team. And we end… With another unbeatable surprise for our modelers friends! The renovated French corsair model ship in wood Le Renard (22401). At 1:50 scale, this faithful miniature replica of the Galic cutter is recommended for fans of this hobby with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge.

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.Due to this new edition, you will not be forced to create or manufacture any of the required parts, as was the case with the old one. In addition, we have the Official License of the Association Cotre Corsaire de Saint-Malo. Thanks to it, since 1991, a replica of the original boat still sails the seas and oceans. Chapeau for your work! So let’s get to know the contents with which the corsair model ship Le Renard is assembled. The famous corsair Robert Surcouf, at the service of Napoleon, was in command of this.

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.

CORSAIR MODEL SHIP LE RENARD: MODELING KIT CONTENTS

Le Renard cutter model was a sailboat with which attacked and seized the enemy commercial ships of France. Now it has improved contents. The model building kit contains all the necessary parts to build the corsair model ship. Its greatest achievement was defeating in combat the English schooner HMS Alphea in 1813. Its assembly system by means of a false keel and frames brings its construction closer to that of a real sailboat.

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina. Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.This reedition of the Le Renard naval modeling kit comes with board parts cut by high precision laser, birch wood, brass, cast iron and sails ready to be placed. Of course, the exhibition base with a metal plate is included so that you can display your model once finished.

To achieve this goal, our modelers friends have very complete step-by-step instructions on DVD format for computers. In Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch. We also include all the explanations related to the simple and fun assembly of the rigging. Remember that printed instructions are not included. Also, you can download these instructions for free at Le Renard product sheet (22401).

Por cierto, cuando esto ocurra y quede ensamblada, la maravillosa maqueta del barco corsario galo medirá 615 mm de largo, 238 mm de ancho y 560 mm de alto.

CUTTER MODEL LE RENARD: LIFEBOAT AND CANNONS

You will be dazzled when you build it! Among other reasons, pay attention to the beauty and high level of detail, in general, and the lifeboat, in particular, of its stern, which will shine splendor.

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina. Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.

What to say about its imposing and fabulous 10 cannons made of metal!

Get the best finishing with the new Set of Acrylic Paints for Le Renard (277PACK18). Water-based and quick-drying, your French corsair ship model will be much more realistic. Contains 6 jars of 20 ml each with the following colours: Off-White, Off-Black, Chequer Yellow, Burnt Umber, Vermilion and Bright Green.

Set of Acrylic Paints for Corsair Ship Model Le Renard (277PACK18) made by Artesanía Latina.

In short, after more than three years missing in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’, the wooden model ship of the French corsair cutter Le Renard (22401) is out of darkness. It is already at Artesanía Latina‘s stores to the delight of the modelers who were waiting for it… And there are many of them according to the emails received! Go privateers, build your ship!

Corsair Model Ship in Wood Le Renard (22401) at 1:50 scale made by Artesanía Latina.