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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 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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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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Waterline Marker for Model Ships: Indispensable Naval Modeling Tool for Boat Hulls

Our modelers friends had been asking us for a waterline marker from our house, from Artesania Latina. They know of the extensive experience of our firm in the creation of effective and efficient ship modeling tools. After our 3D computer designers and our modelers developed a very conscientious joint work, we present our Waterline Marker (27649). You can click here to acquire it quickly and make your own tool workshops more complete. Your wishes are already a reality! We always read the opinions of our customers and fellow fans very seriously!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is one of the most necessary modeling tools during model ship building. This very useful product allows the modeler to mark that line around the ship, also thanks to the pencil included. Includes measurements in both metric and imperial systems. In this sense, it is 23 centimeters or 9 inches tall to be able to perform tasks on different naval miniatures depending on its size. In addition, it has a mechanism that makes it easy to raise, lower and fix the pencil to paint the line where your scale model demands, it is adjustable in height.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

The waterline marker is made from precision laser cut plywood parts so assembly is a breeze. We recommend the use of dense cyanoacrylate and accelerator (27650) -sold separately- to glue the different pieces, fix them so that they are much more stable. In short, it makes it easy to mark the line on the hull of the ship model with total precision. In general, it can be used as a gauge to mark lines parallel to the work surface. But… How do you use the waterline marker correctly?

HOW TO USE THE WATERLINE MARKER

First of all, to maintain the ship models stable, position the ship’s keel well on its exhibition base or on our hull support (27011) for models with false keel up to 15.748” (400mm), for sale separately. The stern and bow must be balanced at the proper heights.

Hull Support (27011) for Ship Models with false keel up to 15.748'' (400mm) by Artesania Latina.

On the other hand, the waterline marker helps us navigate by painting the ship from bow to stern to trace that mark. In this way, the waterline is always it remains at the same height and the finishes will be much better when it comes to varnishing or painting with colors. When the ship is positioned, use a level you have at your workshop so that the naval model is also balanced from port to starboard.

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

Consult the assembly instructions of the vessel. Be sure of the height at which you should paint the water line. Place marker and pencil at desired height without painting. When you’re in the right place, move the marker from bow to stern while paying attention to where the pencil goes. After making that run and you are at the stern, see if that is where you have to start and end the line. If this is not the case, tilt the naval model slightly from the bow or stern to bring it into its correct position.

Now you can plot. Place the pencil against the hull of the ship. Do not force anything and move the marker making sure that the lower base does not rise from where it rests. The fixing wedge that the height tool has will help you to keep the pencil completely in its straight position. Even so press little so that the line is perfect. And ready! Fast and easy!

Waterline Marker for Model Ships Hulls (27649) by Artesania Latina.

 

Posted in Ship Models

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!

Posted in Model Building

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!

Posted in Ship Models

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!

Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Crafts: Perfect Finishes without Burrs on Your Models and Creations

The files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts from Artesania Latina are essential for the modelers tasks. And the most important of all is our brand products… Are the best! Prepare wooden surfaces for later painting, remove slag and burrs, or give a better shape to any strong part made of wood or plastic. These modeling tools for filing and sanding allow perfect finishes for our ship model kits, aircraft model kits and heritage kits. We show below our catalog of files and sandpaper for modeling and crafts with all the different options that we offer to our client friends.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina.

 

SET OF 5 FILES WITH ERGONOMIC HANDLE FOR MODELING AND HANDICRAFTS

The files are some basic modeling tools. For this reason, the ones made by Artesania Latina make it easier to roughen the wood, metal and plastic, the tasks that are usually carried out with these. If they already have an ergonomic and non-slip handle, the modeler can work with even greater comfort and precision. This is the case of our Set of 5 Files (27015-1) made of steel with flat pointed, flat beveled back, mouse tail, triangular and square shapes. Rough with these files any type of burr, for example, on the wood so that the part is completely smooth. Its variety of shapes allows you to have many options to achieve your goal.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 5 Files with Ergonomic Handle (27015-1). Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 5 Files with Ergonomic Handle (27015-1).

SET OF 3 MINI DIAMOND FILES 100 MM AND SET OF 5 DIAMOND FILES 140 MM

On the one hand, we can say that diamond files are the ‘Ferrari’ of files due to their effectiveness. In this sense, our Set of 3 Mini Files with Diamond Dust 100 mm long (27015-3) also offers the possibility of roughing wood, metal and plastic. With diamond dust, with flat, half round and mouse tail shapes, and with non-slip handles. It is a pleasure to smooth any small surface so that the parts fit perfectly. Accuracy, speed and unbeatable results, your cover letter. In addition, the diamond files are presented in a slim and elegant case to keep them organized and prevent them from being lost.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3). Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3).Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 3 Mini Diamond Files Size 100 mm (27015-3).

We continue our review of files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts by Artesanía Latina with the Set of 5 Diamond Files 140 mm (27015-5). These files are larger than the previous ones in length, and their thickness is 3 mm. Thus, it enables the lover of modelismo to be able to manipulate larger zones and parts. Its flat, half-round, mouse-tail, triangular and square shapes provide a range of possibilities for tasks to be carried out on your ship model or airplane and on its crafts. Do not forget that the non-slip handle of each of the five diamond files is very useful and practical. Better straightening… Always with the diamond! The final aesthetics of your assembly will be superior in quality. There will be no imperfections!

Set of 5 Diamond Files Size 140mm (27015-5) made by Artesania Latina.

FILES AND SANDPAPERS FOR MODELING AND HANDICRAFTS: SANDING BLOCK AND SANDPAPERS

Next, we go to the catalog of sandpapers made by Artesania Latina with the Wooden Sanding Block for Modeling and Crafts (27014) and the sandpapers that you can put on this or use separately. When the modeler passes the block over wooden surfaces, the imperfections on the aforementioned material are eliminated. Whether on a model or in another cabinetmaking creation. In addition to roughing, you can invent different shapes. Depending on the intensity of sanding required, you can put sandpaper of different weights or thicknesses, such as those of Artesania Latina. Of course, it already has one built in to be able to sand as soon as the product arrives at your home or office.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

As for its characteristics, the sanding block measures 113 mm length. Thanks to the various shapes on its ends, it can perform numerous roughing tasks.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Sanding Block for Wood (27014).

On the other hand, the sandpapers from Artesania Latina attaches perfectly to the sanding block. The sheets are size 230 x 280 mm. Regarding the thickness of the grain, from greater to lesser we have the Set of 4 thick sandpapers (27635). In relation to the weights, the sandpapers are 80, 120, 180 and 240, so these roughen in an important way, they are very powerful. Wood, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials can be left smooth and aesthetically pleasing.

Set of 4 Thick Sandpapers (80, 120, 180, 240) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27635).

It comes the Set of 4 Fine Sandpapers (27636). As for their weights, the sandpapers are 400, 600, 800 and 1,000, so these manage to roughen less strongly, for a smoother sanding.

Set of 4 Fine Sandpapers (400, 600, 800, 1.000) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27636).

Finally, the Set of 3 Extra Fine Sandpapers (27637). Its weights? They are 1,200, 1,500 and 2,000, so they manage to roughen and sand in the smoothest and most polished way.

Set of 3 Extra Fine Sandpapers (1.200, 1.500, 2.000) for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina (27637).

SANDING SPONGES AND THICK SANDING BLOCKS

The latest files and sandpapers for modeling and crafts on our current catalog -no speaking about the Micro Shapers, which we will talk about later- are the sanding sponges and the sanding blocks. On the one hand, we find the Set of 2 Sanding Sponges with Fine and Extra Fine Grains(27639) to remove any imperfections or leftovers from materials such as wood and plastic, among others Many. Each one measures 125mm long, 95mm wide and 12mm thick.

Modelers can use the sponges to treat curved parts -they adapt fantastically to any type or shape of surface-. Also, so that the sanding is very smooth and the surface is perfect before painting or varnishing. In addition, they are ideal for giving a smooth sanding between coats of paint and varnish. Sanding sponges serve more during the finishing processes than in roughing or sanding when building a model or any other creation.
Set of 2 Sanding Sponges with Fine and Extra Fine Grits by Artesanía Latina (27639).

On the other hand, we have the Set of 2 Thick Sandpaper Blocks of 60 and 100 (27638). Quickly eliminate leftovers of any kind in materials such as wood, cardboard and plastic, among others. Also, like sponges, they are often used to make excesses disappear in curved or difficult parts. But these have more strength than sponges, they are used for another job, as we have mentioned before. Sanding blocks are hard, firm sponges used in modeling to even curved surfaces. These measure 97mm long, 68mm wide and 25mm thick.

Files and Sandpapers for Modeling and Handicrafts made by Artesania Latina. Set of 2 Thick Sanding Blocks -60 and 100- (27638).

MICRO SHAPERS: THESE ONES… FOR THE MOLDINGS AESTHETICS!

We end this post with the Micro Shapers, which are one of our top naval modeling tools. They are sandpaper/files, not to remove impurities or smooth the material, but… To create art! They provide a beautiful aesthetic in the form of moldings of all kinds, perfect for the strips of our boats or other handcrafted creations made of wood or plastic, for example. Incorporate them into your modeling or art workshop!

Micro Shapers for Ship Modeling made by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Model Building Tips

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly (I): Audiovisual Guide to Build the Miniature Replica of the Wooden Paddle Steamer

The building process of ship and aircraft models is one of the fundamental actions of modeling in general, and of the naval modeling specifically. That is why, for our scale models, Artesania Latina team of modelers and designers record, create and edit demonstration videos during their construction. The objective? Facilitate our client friends the Mississippi ship model assembly, as is the case that concerns us on this post. Thus, they can clearly see different particular work moments in which expert help never hurts. So today we propose some tricks so that your faithful miniature replica of the King of the Mississippi paddle steamer, at 1/80 scale, is perfectly finished through our video tutorials.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: BOAT FRAMES AND DOORS

On this first video of the assembly of the Mississippi model, we focus on the frames and doors of the North American steamboat. We teach how to varnish and how to glue these elements. Steps 43 to 47 of section 5 On the digital instructions. Take a look!

Using a flat brush and a vise grip, paint the door with satin oak stain. Next, with a round brush and sapele dye, the door frames. If any of the frame pieces are a bit large, sand them down with our sanding block. Next, apply cyanoacrylate to each of the frame pieces and glue them together using the pliers. Press a little with your hands to fix them better.

Now check that the door fits through the frame. Take the metal trim part from the door window with the pliers, and paint it with a burnt shadow paint. Stick it to the door and then the acetate part -the transparent window- on top. Apply cyan to all three sides of the door and adhere it to the model ship. With this we finish the explanation of the first video of the Mississippi ship model assembly of Artesania Latina. From the most beautiful and highest quality faithful miniature replica of the paddle steamer.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

Our modeler has used the following tools and finishing products for modeling:

MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: DECK PLANKING

The second video of help for the Mississippi ship model assembly at 1/80 scale refers to the lining of the deck, we mean, deck planking. Steps from section 7 of the instructions.

Take the wooden plank and a ruler. Place the ruler right in the middle of it, and with a pencil mark the center lengthwise. Next, in the center of the sheet, place a protractor and mark where the 45º are on each side of it. Next, use a pencil and a smaller ruler to draw the straight lines of those angles: a kind of elongated ‘M’ will be drawn. Continue with the process as shown on the video until you have drawn all the lines.

Stick with cyanoacrylate the small strips with that M shape along and across the sheet. Make a round hole for the mast with a utility knife in the area where the battens have covered it and sand with a small file to remove burrs. Turn the iron over, holes and internal tabs that have been covered, open them. Cut all the outer excess of the sheet and pass the sanding block along all the sides. Glue with cyanoacrylate all the edges of the cover.

Here, our modeler has used:

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL CONSTRUCTION (PART ONE)

Let’s go with the third video of the audiovisual guide for the Mississippi ship model assembly. Construction of the paddle wheel, symbol of this type of steamboat. In the instructions, this video corresponds to sections 9 and 34.

Take the different parts, apply cyanoacrylate where you need to stick them and fit them into the tabs provided for it. Use the sanding block to prepare the surface and glue two small ribbons on the inner sides. With a cutter also remove leftovers. File all the pieces. Subsequently, paint with transparent satin varnish and a flat brush all the pieces already fitted and glued. The sides, meanwhile, with oak-colored satin stain varnish.

Thread the motor cable through the two wooden grommets. Then place the motor on these. Stick the fixing wedges so that it is totally immovable. Take three small washers and glue them together, the smallest should go in the middle, repeat the process. Help yourself with straight pliers. Insert the stick through the lateral circumference of the base. Before inserting it through the second one, insert the three small circles already attached. Next, each of the parts that will make up the wheel. And, finally, the other three small circumferences adhered, after introduce the stick through the other circumference of the base.

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI PADDLE WHEEL ASSEMBLY (PART TWO)

Fix the four wheels with the other many pieces created for that reason (without gluing them). Take the two elastic bands and tighten them. Glue with cyanoacrylate the strips that will make the blades of the wheels. Remove both the rubbers and the fixing pieces. Paint the pistons with acrylic paint (off black).

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used on this phase?

KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHIP MODEL: SPIRAL STAIRCASES

Fourth video, penultimate of this post. How to build the spiral stairs of the marvelous King of the Mississippi wooden paddle steamer model. The steps of this assembly, sections 11 and 12.

Using tweezers and cyanoacrylate, glue the parts of the rungs as shown in the image. The rectangular rungs belong to the straight part of the ladder, the wedge-shaped rungs to the curved part. Once the rectangular ones and the first wedge have been glued, glue the wooden ‘bar’ on the inner side at the height of the wedge rung. Proceed carefully up the steps. If burrs remain, remove them with a cutter.

Paint them with acrylic water-based paint (buff). Take the two metal pieces of the railing and paint them too with acrylic paint (off white) and a flat brush. Put cyan on all the sides of the steps – first on the straight ones – and glue the railing. Shape the curved part with your own hands. Now apply cyan on the side steps and glue the curved part of the ladder. Repeat the process on the other side of the ladder. Glue the two wooden handrails onto the railing. Paint them with oak-colored varnish.

Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515). Mississippi Ship Model Assembly by Artesania Latina (20515).

What have we used?

BUILD THE FIRST DECK COLUMNS OF THE KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Today’s last video clearly explains how to assemble the columns of the first deck.

With a ruler and a pencil mark the points where you want to put the columns. Take the column and apply cyan to the two ends. Glue it down and attach it to the model. Check that it is straight with a square. Repeat the process with all the columns checking that the distance between them is the same and that they are not crooked.

Here, we have used:

We encourage modelers who still do not have this indispensable 1/80 scale model of the paddle steamer King Of The Mississippi (20515) to assemble it… And now as a novelty you can also acquire the Gift Pack of the King of the Mississippi (20515L)! It brings, in addition to the model, figurines, paints and some very useful tools.

Gift Pack of King of the Mississippi Ship Model at 1:80 scale, Figurines, Paints and Tools (20515L).

Read the second part of the post…