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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

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

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

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

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: VIKING SHIP MODEL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO TRAINING SHIP MODEL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR BRITISH MODEL SHIP HMS ENDEAVOUR

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: FRENCH WARSHIP SOLEIL ROYAL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: SWEDISH WARSHIP MODEL VASA

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

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

Swedish Warship Model Vasa 1/65 (22902).

PAINTS FOR FRENCH FISHING BOAT MARIE-JEANNE

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

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

PAINTS FOR METAL FIGURINES (BASIC AND ADVANCED)

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

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

Metal Figurines for Wooden Ship Models.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A WISH FOR PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR OUR MODELIST FRIENDS

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

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

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

MODELING AT CHRISTMAS: KNOW OUR 2021 SHIP MODELS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MODELING AT CHRISTMAS: NEWS IN SHIP MODELS FOR 2022

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

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

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

Merry Christmas and Happy 2022!

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Galleon Model Kit San Francisco II: Know its Secrets with this Beautiful 1/50 Scale Wooden Section

Galleons appeared in the middle of the 16th century thanks to the Spanish Armada. For 150 years, they were the warships and transport par excellence. Its three deck levels, the richness of its equipment and its imposing and robust appearance make the Section of San Francisco II at scale 1/50 a wooden galleon model kit truly splendid. Discover all the secrets of the galleons!

Galleon Model Kit. Section of San Francisco II at 1/50 Scale (20403).

The galleon model with the Section of San Francisco II from the 16th century is a fantastic naval modeling kit in wood aimed at beginners modelers. Building this scale model, the modeler can examine in depth the construction and structure of this Spanish ship. Best of all, you can see in detail all the elements that make up its three decks. This fact allows the fan of this hobby to get an idea of ​​what life was like on board.

Galleon Model Kit. Section of San Francisco II at 1/50 Scale (20403).

The central section of this galleon model shows the interior of the ship and wonderful details. Cannons and their metal bullets, gun carriages, buckets, casks/barrels, sacks, winches and bilge pumps, among many other objects of the time.

Galleon Model Kit. Section of San Francisco II at 1/50 Scale (20403).

The faithful miniature replica of the Section of the Galleon San Francisco II has two bridge , since the lower deck lacks cannons. Latter was intended for loading and transporting food, gunpowder and other belongings. Once built, the scale model measures 4.72” (120mm) length, 26.14” (664mm) height and 12.28” (312mm) width.

CONTENTS WOODEN NAVAL MODELING KIT GALLEON SECTION MODEL

The wooden naval modeling kit with the San Francisco II galleon section model includes high quality parts for precise and friendly assembly. Among many other elements, it contains high precision laser cut board, noble woods, brass and die-cast parts and fabric, such as the adhesive fabric with the flag. Likewise, as a gift for our modeling friends, it includes a small exhibition base with a metal plate for display. In this way, the galleon model will shine in all its splendor at any of the rooms of your home, workshop or office.

For the assembly you can follow our complete full color step-by-step guide on DVD format for your computer. All stages of the assembly are perfectly reflected in these instructions by means of legends and visual explanations. The galleon model kit does not come with printed instructions because Artesania Latina is committed to the environmental preservation of our planet.

Also, its parts list is especially clear and pleasant. Instead of bringing only names of parts and their quantities, each element comes with the image that represents it. In this way, the task of recognizing the parts is made easier for the modeler who builds the model.

You can consult the contents of the naval modeling kit with the galleon model of San Francisco II Section thanks to the video below presenting the scale model made by Artesania Latina. Please note that only digital instructions are available now, it does not contain paper instructions.

The galleon model Section San Francisco II at 1/50 scale is one of the best rated by all modelers regardless of their origin. Dare to assemble the scale model of one of the naval historical gems!

Galleon Model Kit. Section of San Francisco II at 1/50 Scale (20403).

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Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72: Possibly, the Best Naval Scale Model in Wood in 2021

Our model of the Swedish warship Vasa is impressive, we presented it to you months ago. The level of detail of Soleil Royal ship model at 1/72 scale is simply unimaginable. It is, without a doubt, currently the flagship of the firm Artesania Latina, with the permission of the King of France Louis XIV, who ordered the construction of the original in 1669. Almost a meter scale model in wood of the majestic Soleil Royal!

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

The powerful French warship in line possessed 104 guns at first, but then 8 more were added. It was fundamental in the Nine Years War in 1688. The wooden naval modeling kit Soleil Royal, a 17th century boat, for modeler with an elite level of skills, for the master, it can be assembled like the real boat at your own workshop. This is so because the actual construction system of the ship using false keel and frames is the one that has been adopted for the model itself.

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

The faithful miniature replica, made of wood, of the Gallic ship Soleil Royal at 1/72 scale has been created from 0. Our team has been informed with all the existing naval historical documentation to reflect faithfully the knowledge assumed in the modeling kit. Why? Because the Soleil Royal ship model is as similar as possible to this baroque ship that the sailors of the time fell in love with.

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

Once built, the wooden model measures 36.13” (935mm) long x 11.7” (285mm) wide x 34.29” (875mm) high.

Next, we highlight the details that make this scale model an irreplaceable artwork of the naval modeling.

SOLEIL ROYAL SHIP MODEL: PREMIUM QUALITY LASER CUT WOOD PARTS WITH PERFECT FIT

The quality of the parts that a naval modeling kit brings is essential for the modeler. When you open the box, what you expect is to find components of the highest level. The Soleil Royal ship model, made by Artesania Latina, even exceeds those expectations, its parts are of Premium quality .

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

It has 16 plywood and solid wood plates with high precision laser cut parts so that the modeler can fit them perfectly. We cut the parts to the micron and meet that high quality standard that we propose for our product catalog. To help our modelers friends even more, the parts have been engraved on the plate itself: you can see the number and some indications so that it can be quickly located during assembly.

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

It should be noted that our wooden parts have a eco-sustainable origin, including strips and veneers, among other elements. In these turbulent times that we run, Artesania Latina keep betting for the environmental conservation of our planet.

LUXURY AND NUMEROUS PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS FOR SOLEIL ROYAL SHIP MODEL

This new and shiny Soleil Royal shipt model at 1/72 sclae has very numerous and very realistic finishes. It has 5 photo-etched plates in brass, steel and die-cast that give this modeling kit a great superiority over the rest, given the large number of sculptures and other details it includes. Possibly the scale model that has the most in the entire market .

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

Our 3D designers and our modelers have jointly achieved very fine and elegant photo-etched parts to “help the modeler during assembly,” they comment, “thus giving spectacular finishes to this jewel of naval modeling”. It has been a commendable job digitally sculpting so many parts, and the result is incredible.

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

The transom windows, the rear side windows and the lanterns have a very elaborate design, they are very easy to assemble. The seconds can be illuminated and allow light to pass outside through the transparent acetate sheets that the modeling kit comes with.

Here are more images so that the modeler reader can get a better idea of ​​the greatness that Soleil Royal ship model represents.

Thanks to the unboxing video below, you can see all the many magnificent parts that Soleil Royal wooden modeling kit brings.

ILLUMINATE YOUR SHIP MODEL THANKS TO THE PRE-INSTALLATION FOR LED LIGHTS

In the new 1/72 scale model of the Gallic warship Soleil Royal, we have developed a pre-installation LED lighting system. They have added “small supports in different lanterns”, specifies the 3D designer. Thus, the modeler friend who wishes to can attach LED lights so that the Soleil Royal ship model dazzles by its beauty anyone who passes by once exposed, it seems come alive.

To illuminate your Soleil Royal shipmodel, Artesania Latina gives you the opportunity to acquire the LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects, not included in the aforementioned naval modeling kit. This has fixed lights and candle effect, battery holder and on / off switch to turn it on and off.

Soleil Royal Ship Model Accessory (22904). LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects.

ACCURATE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR BUILDING THE MODEL

This new scale model of the French ship Soleil Royal has extensive, precise and very elaborate step-by-step instructions with full color photos. And Artesania Latina makes it even easier for the modeler with the inclusion of video tutorials. All on DVD format for the computer.

Artesania Latina modelers explain, in detail and without giving rise to the slightest doubt, the assembly process of the entire ship model in its almost 400 pages and 2,000 digital images. The modeler is provided with an improved and friendly building experience.

SOLEIL ROYAL SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: EXHIBITON BASE AND FIGURINES GIFTS

As a gift included in the modeling kit of the French ship model called Soleil Royal, the precious exhibiton base to splendidly display your scale model once it is finished. In addition, it has a classic and beautiful name plate in metal.

The exhibition base of the new Soleil Royal Ship Model (22904) comes as a gift with the modeling kit.

You can add even more life to your model of the French ship Soleil Royal with the Free Set of 12 Figurines to be assembled and painted that the naval modeling kit brings as a bonus. We also have paints for the figurines ! You can choose between using the Basic Set or the Advanced Set. Do not hesitate to buy these acrylic water-based paints separately.

Free Set of 14 Figurines for Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 (Included in the modeling kit).

WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR SOLEIL ROYAL SHIP MODEL: UNBEATABLE FINISHES

For sale separately, the Soleil Royal ship model has a set to achieve the best finishes and to further highlight its majesty. The modeler can now find the exclusive Paints Set. 12 jars of 20 ml each, with quick drying water-based acrylic paints. Its colors: off white (x2), off black (x2), hull red, Prussian blue (x2), buff, cocoa brown, gold, burnt umber and vermilion.

Set of 12 Acrylic Water Paints for Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72.

At this point, we encourage our modeling friends to visit the product sheet of the Soleil Royal. Assemble this naval modeling artwork for elite hobbyists. They will not be able to stop enjoying their favorite hobby !

Ship Modeling. 1/72 Soleil Royal Ship Model 1/72 in Wood (22904).

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Juan Sebastian Elcano Model: the Spanish Training Ship Sails the Seas for Beginners thanks to its 1/250 New Modeling Kit

We have redesigned and manufactured it again to delight lovers of naval modeling, especially for those who want to start in this wonderful hobby. Why? Because the renewed wooden and high quality ABS plastic ship model of the Spanish school vessel called Juan Sebastian Elcano is, in this way, the easiest to assemble of the entire market, so it is the perfect scale model for any beginner modeler to start over 14 years old. The new Elcano will provide you with a new mounting experience. Also the possibility of building either the aforementioned model or its Chilean brother Esmeralda. They are two of the novelties of the modeling kit!

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

It is a replica of the famous brigantine-schooner, whose name comes from the Spanish explorer who as captain gave the first round the world in 1552, having to replace Fernando de Magallanes. The ship modeling kit of the new Juan Sebastian Elcano model, designed by Artesania Latina, contains high-quality birch wood cut with laser and an one-part helmet made of ABS plastic for a less arduous assembly. Also, pre-cut sails to be cut and placed, cotton threads and many details in metal and photo-etched. We cannot forget a magnificent gift: a wooden base so that the scale model is perfectly exposed. With the name plates and the national flags of both Elcano and Esmeralda!

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Discover all the contents of the wooden naval modeling kit of the Elcano and Esmeralda school ship by watching the video below. Take a look with us!

VERY DETAILED VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS: HELP FOR BEGINNERS MODELERS

To achieve this assembly goal, the modeling kit of the Spanish school ship also has new video instructions. The naval modeler can look at a simple step-by-step building process. With a large number of details so that the assembly of each thread, each block and each rigging is clearly explained without difficult texts full of technical words.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Our Artesania Latina’s modeler says that “this scale model is built quickly, if you work eight hours a day it will be finished in two or three weeks, if you pay less attention, in just over a month”. This manifestation makes clear that it is an ideal miniature for those who want to start in naval modeling.

MODELER SENSATIONS AFTER JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO MODEL SHIP BUILDING

The ship modeler in charge of Juan Sebastian Elcano model project states that “it is very simple to build because the monohull is already assembled, and even brings all the bull eyes already made” to which Rodriguez adds that “the only thing that you must do is to paint in white the whole helmet, and then draw the waterline in order to paint in green the lower part of the helmet, being of course important the placement of the propeller and the anchor, then paint them too “.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

Artesania Latina’s friends will enjoy a lot when they have Juan Sebastian Elcano’s and Esmeralda naval modeling kit on their hands, but according to our modeler, they will have fun on the rigging building process: “It is very entertaining to assemble because you have to create a beautiful swarm of threads with object to keep the sails and the five masts upright and balanced in their exact positions, besides that previously the poles must be measured, cut, dyed and varnished, however, the modeler do not suffer during their placement thanks to a very well explained instructions”, the professional of this hobby says.

Speaking about the school ship rigging majesty, you can see on the image below the large number of sails in its five masts and its beautiful arrangement, for which “it has been necessary a multitude of threads, and a required, conscientious and very funny work of ‘surgery’, especially, with the transversal threads”, the modeler is showing us delighted. If you want extra help, you have specific Micro Tools for Rigging, for sale separately.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

MORE PHOTO-ETCHED DETAILS: FANTASTIC ELCANO AND EMERALD FIGUREHEADS

The modeler points out that “several of the decorative elements on the deck of the Juan Sebastian Elcano model have been improved, as is the case of the stairs, the handrails, the anchors, the folded rescue boats and, apart, the exhibition base plate”.

These details are “more realistic and can be manipulated – the modeler continues – because they are manufactured in photo-etched, except lifeboats, which are now turned wood, while in the previous Juan Sebastian Elcano scale model all these were manufactured in die-cast, so the appearance was much coarser and less trustworthy”, the professional says. Elcano and Esmeralda figureheadsare wonderful“, she exclaims.

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

For more information about the wooden and plastic Juan Sebastian Elcano model (22260), please click here.

HISTORIA DEL BUQUE ESCUELA JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO

In March 5th, 1927, dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera’s daughter, Carmen Primo de Rivera, launched Juan Sebastian Elcano school ship in Cadiz. Although the first name the boat received was Minerva, which is the goddess that appears in the figurehead, by Royal Decree in 1925, was renamed with its current name, after the owner of the shipyards, Horacio Echevarria, urged to Primo de Rivera to tell the monarch Alfonso XIII that he wanted it.

As a curiosity, its first trip was from Cadiz to Malaga with the king on board the ship. Then moved to Seville, through the Guadalquivir river, where an Ibero-American Exposition was held. It also passed through the Canary Islands and then went to Guipuzcoa, where it received the combat flag. In this trial period that lasted until 1928, always in Spanish waters, Juan Sebastian Elcano traveled 5,769 nautical miles in 57 trips, at an average speed of 4.2 knots.

Just after, it undertook its first instruction cruise around the world in the opposite direction that Elcano did in the past, starting from Cadiz on August 1st 1928, where it returned on May 29th 1929. Two midshipmen have provided more packaging and history to this vessel: King Juan Carlos I, in 1958; and his son and current monarch of the Kingdom of Spain, Felipe VI, in 1987.

FEATURES OF JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO TRAINING SHIP

Juan Sebastian Elcano vessel (and its Chilean brother Esmeralda) has the following measures: 4,452’’ in length and 3,704’’ without the bowsprit; 515.7’’ of breadth; 341.7’’ of depth; and 275.6’’ of draught and 1,917’’ of air draught. In this sense, its structure is distributed in four essential areas that are the Quarter Deck, the Forecastle, the Waist and the Poop. The back main mast, whose name is Asturias, is located on the Quarter Deck, a place where all the most relevant events tend to take place.

The two 1.45” (37 mm) cannons used for the salutes are on the Forecastle zone, where the bowsprit with the figurehead and where the workings are executed, without forgetting that just below are the lower decks, toilets and lockers. On the Waist we can meet the main front mast, called Almansa, and the foremast, called Blanca. What has been arranged in this part? The bridge, the radio and meteorological stations, the kitchen, the dining rooms, the operating room, the sick bay and the defeat rooms.

Speaking of its propulsion, Elcano has a total of 20 sails, covering a gigantic area of 3,151 square meters, however, it also has a diesel engine to be able to navigate with a power of 2,070 cv approximately, reaching speeds of up to 16.5 knots.

About its armament, Juan Sebastian Elcano school ship possesses 2 cannons of 37 millimeters, 2 Browning machine guns of 12.7 mm and 2 MG-1 machine guns of 7.62 mm. Its crew is composed of 197 people, of which 24 are officers; 22, non-commissioned officers; 146, sailors; and 5 civilians. In addition, it has capacity for up to 78 midshipmen.

JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO MODEL: IDEAL FOR NOVICE MODELERS

Juan Sebastian Elcano model school ship (22260) is, in short, the faithful miniature naval replica that any novice modeler should build. Once assembled, it has these measurements: Length 17.91” (455 mm) x Height 10.03” (255 mm) x Width 4.33” (110 mm).

On the video below, we present it in all its glory after being built.

Give the final touch to the scale model of Elcano and Esmeralda painting it with its Set of Paints, for sale separately. Perfect finishes!

Set of Paints New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).In conclusion, with this fantastic naval modeling kit … You will have enormously fun and motivating times! Do not hesitate to give it to a family member or friend on these approaching dates. Or give yourself a gift! Start the path of naval modeling with us!

Wooden Ship Modeling Kit. New Spanish Training Ship Model Juan Sebastian Elcano and Esmeralda 1/250 (22260).

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HMS Endeavour Ship Model: 2021 Renewed Naval Modeling Kit for Modelers Intermediate Level

It was one of Artesania Latina scale models preferred by our modeling friends for decades. Now it will be again! Our team of 3D designers and modelers had the task of renovating the 1/65 scale HMS Endeavour ship model. They knew the importance of this faithful British naval replica. For all this, we are proud to present your new 2021 modeling kit, totally improved and adapted to the demands of these times.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

The iconic British exploration and research vessel – formerly a coal boat – with which Captain James Cook discovered Australia can now be built again. The HMS Endeavour naval modeling kit, an 18th century boat, aimed at modelers with an intermediate skill level, can be assembled like the real ship at your own workshop. This is due to the fact that the actual construction system of the ship using false keel and frames is the one that has been adopted for the model itself.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

The 1/65 scale wooden ship model of the HMS Endeavour has been completely redesigned. Our team has reliably relied on all the existing information about the ship. Target? Make the miniature as similar as possible to the ship that sailed the South Seas. Below we highlight all the improvements made, one by one.

HMS ENDEAVOUR SHIP MODEL: HIGH QUALITY LASER CUT WOOD PARTS WITH EASY LACE

The first thing any modeler looks at as soon as he opens a naval modeling kit is the quality of the wooden parts. The structure that holds the scale model firm is essential along with the parts that cover it.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

Well, the parts of the HMS Endeavour ship model are made of high-quality birch and linden wood, as well as the seven oak veneers – to complete the hull – and, also, linden. All of them have been cut on a micron way and comply with that high standard that we propose in our product catalog. This is so because we use a very high precision laser so that, later, all the parts fit together perfectly. Almost effortless. It is as if they attract each other like a magnet.

Naval Model Building. New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).

Another great improvement is that the kit now includes “paper templates that, once positioned, greatly facilitate the marking and cutting of how many holes, slots and perimeter contours, among other actions, must be carried out,” says Artesania Latina team. They also adds that “it is not an easy task when it has to be done using other more rudimentary methods -such as those used on numerous occasions by other companies in the sector- that cause irreparable disruptions in the face of the final scale model finish”.

Use the paper templates for the new HMS Endeavour 1/65 ship model! (22520).

FINER AND MORE NUMEROUS PHOTO-ETCHED PARTS FOR THE NEW 1/65 HMS ENDEAVOUR  SHIP MODEL

This new HMS Endeavour ship model has much more realistic finishes compared to the old one, now discontinued. Meticulousness would be the noun with which they have been thought and reflected in its photo-etched and die-cast details.

Its photo-etched plate contains parts that replace some of the previous model, now they are much finer and more elegant. But also other totally new ones, “thus helping the modeler during the assembly”, comment our modelers. Both types give spectacular finishes to this jewel of naval modeling.

Naval modeling. Window photo-etched on New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Wooden Ship Model (22520).

Among others, the improvements made in photo-etched parts focus on the windows, base, horizontal capstan, chains, gratings and lifeboats.

Naval modeling. The windows allow light to shine on the New 1/65 HMS Endeavour Wooden Ship Model (22520).

The transom windows and the rear side windows -both before made of die cast opaque-, the skylight -before nonexistent- and the fishing lights now have a more elaborate design. They are very easy to assemble and allow the interior light to pass through different compartments and its transparent acetate.

PRE INSTALLATION FOR SPECTACULAR LED LIGHTING IN WINDOWS

On the new ship model of the British vessel HMS Endeavour we have developed a system for the pre-installation of LED lighting. “Small supports have been added in different rooms of the ship such as the aft cabins, under the skylight and inside the fishing lights”, the 3D designer specifies.

The modeler friend who wishes can attach LED lights in order to make the scale model of the ship comes to life.

If you want to illuminate your 1/65 scale ship model of HMS Endeavour, Artesania Latina offers you the possibility of acquiring the Set of LED Lightning for Scale Models and DIY Projects, not included in your naval modeling kit. This set has fixed lights and candle effect, battery holder and on / off switch to turn it on and off.

Accessory New Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520). LED Lighting Set for Models and DIY Projects.

Also, don’t forget one last improvement in this regard! The base is prepared so that the modeler can choose between putting the photo-etched part with the nbota name on it or not putting it on if he prefers that the light passes through the name cut into one of the wooden stringers.

The base of the new 1/65 Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520) allows the output of LED light.

BETTER CAPSTANS, CHAINS, GRATINGS AND LIFEBOATS

As we mentioned in the previous section, Artesania Latina team has improved many other photo-etched parts on the HMS Endeavour ship model. This is the case, first, of the horizontal capstan, now much more stylized and easier to work with than with the previous model.

The fusion between photo-etched, wood and die-cast, together with the contrast of colors of the parts that compose it -red and black- with the veneer used on the floor, make this a truly beautiful set compared to what makes the competition.

Chains for the dead eyes are now made of photo-etched and it is presented on various sizes, thus resulting less arduous assembly for the modeler. The contrast of black colors –chains- and gold –links- “enhances the ship when a visual sweep is made along the entire side of the ship,” underlines our 3D Design team.

The gratings have been transformed into rooms, with photo-etched details both on the walls – trim plates – and on the ceiling -hinges-. Speaking of LED lighting, the battery holder is perfectly concealed under what was previously a grating. In this way, the modeler can access to the on / off switch whenever he wants, as well as change the batteries when they are exhausted.

The latest photo-etched improvements are the lifeboats. The modeler only has to choose and apply the appropriate paints on these to achieve an immense quality of finish.

ENHANCED STEP-BY-STEP DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS TO EASILY BUILD THE HMS ENDEAVOUR SHIP MODEL

This new scale model of the British ship HMS Endeavour has extensive and precise step-by-step instructions, they are very elaborate and have full color photos. Artesania Latina makes it even easier for the modeler with the inclusion of video tutorials. All on DVD format for the computer.

Artesania Latina modelers explain in detail and without giving rise to the slightest doubt the assembly process of the entire model of the ship in its more than 500 digital pages.

Once built, the wooden ship model measures 32.08” (815 mm) long x 11.81” (300 mm) wide x 25.59” (650 mm) high. Learn more about this wonderful and 2021 renewed ship model kit of the British HMS Endeavour, watch the two existing videos under these lines.

HMS ENDEAVOUR SHIP MODEL MADE OF WOOD: PAINTS AND FIGURINES

For sale separately, the HMS Endeavour wooden ship model has a set to achieve the best finishes and to further highlight its majesty. On the one hand, the modeler can already find its exclusive Paints Set on our website. 7 jars of 20 ml each with quick-drying water-based acrylic paints. Its colors: off-white, off-black, bright red, royal blue, deep yellow, buff, cocoa brown, gold and burnt umber.

Set of 9 Acrylic Water Paints for New 1/65 Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

On the other hand, you can add even more life to your ship model of the HMS Endeavour thanks to the Set of 14 Figurines and 6 Accessories in Metal to be assembled and painted.

Set of 14 Figurines and 6 Accessories for New 1/65 Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

We also have paints for the figurines! You can choose between using the Basic Set or the Advanced Set. Do not hesitate to buy these acrylic water-based paints separately.

ESSENTIAL MICRO TOOLS FOR MODELING: ASSEMBLE YOUR HMS ENDEAVOUR SHIP MODEL WITH ITS HELP AND PRECISION

When you are building the HMS Endeavour ship model kit, small modeling tools come in handy. They greatly facilitate the work of the modeler. But they also allow jobs that require much more precision. With the Micro Tools for Modeling, made by Artesania Latina, you will be able to assemble your scale model more comfortably and quickly.

With the Micro Shapers you can treat the wooden strips to give the boat another touch of quality, which differentiates us from other companies in the sector.

Micro Shapers to shape the strips of the New HMS Endeavour Ship Model (22520).The Micro Rigging Tools will make the assembly of this part of the model more comfortable. They are very welcome. As you proceed, more threads are inserted and, sometimes, it becomes a bit annoying task if not for these small tools.

Micro Rigging Tools for New Model Ship HMS Endeavour 1/65 (22520).

In this 1/65 scale ship model of HMS Endeavour we used Micro Easy Ratlines Templates for the first time. Do you want to quickly create the ratlines? This is your chance! With the 5mm (27310), 6.5mm (27311) and 8mm (27312) measurements, it can cover a large number of ship scales metrically speaking.

Micro Templates to Easily Build the Ratlines of the New Ship Model HMS Endeavour (22520).

Finally, indispensable for the construction of the new HMS Endeavour ship model are the cyano applicator and the micro saws, not forgetting the magnificent micro rulers. These small tools are very useful when working in areas that are difficult to reach with larger tools.

Micro Saws to cut model parts.

Micro Rulers for Model Building and Crafts.

Finally, we can only recommend that our modeling friends visit the HMS Endeavour product sheet. Build this masterpiece of naval modeling for hobbyists with an intermediate level. You will enjoy your favorite hobby, for sure!

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

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

WOODEN SHIP MODEL: CUTTY SARK TEA CLIPPER (22800)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOODEN SHIP MODEL: USS CONSTELLATION FRIGATE (22850)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Paddle Steamer Model in Wood: New King of the Mississippi 1/80 Has Already Come to Life

One of the scale models most desired by Artesania Latina friends has returned in 2021 with a renewed appearance and many improvements. The new King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model in wood, 1/80 scale, is a jewel of naval modeling. Next, we are going to detail all the novelties that this fantastic and classic steamboat model incorporates.

Ship Model Building. Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

The 3D redesign and assembly process has been painstakingly developed over months by Artesania Latina designers and modelers. In this way, the miniature replica of the King of the Mississippi can be built very pleasantly.

Ship Model Building. Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

FUNNY AND PRECISE ASSEMBLY OF WOODEN PADDLE STEAMER MODEL

Among the improvements made, excellent step-by-step color instructions have been created, more elaborate than ever, in DVD format. The objective is that the assembly made by the modeler is enjoyable and precise. The construction process of this wooden paddle steamer model is explained in detail without any doubt. In this sense, 240 digital pages with hundreds and hundreds of photos accompanied by their explanatory captions support this fact.

We cannot forget the numerous online video-tutorials that the modeler can find on our official YouTube channel. They will also save you from any possible trouble. Artesania Latina professionals have made a great effort for the modeler to enjoy naval modeling.

On the other hand, this impressive modeling kit is designed to the millimeter so that the parts fit together perfectly. So, once it’s built, it will look the way it deserves. All parts of hardwoods such as birch and linden are cut by high precision laser. It contains 8 board sheets! The parts of this wooden paddle steamer model are fully assembled. They fit easily in their right, concrete place, thus avoiding headaches.

PHOTO-ETCHED PADDLE STEAMER MODEL: MORE UNITS AND MORE DETAILED PARTS!

The King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model has also been extensively revamped in terms of photoe-etched parts. “This new scale model includes many more photo-etched parts, and much more detailed than the ones that belonged to the old model”, assures Artesania Latina designer, who adds that “windows, door windows, capitals, railings, decorative ribbon of the service chamber rof and stairs”. Contains 2 large photo-etched sheets (11.57” x 6.14” and 10.12” x 4.80”) with never seen before die-cast and brass decoration details.

We start with the windows, which were previously opaque die-cast, and the windows in the doors. “They all now have a more elaborate design, are very easy to assemble and allow light to pass into the different compartments through the transparent acetate”, underlines the professional.

We continue with the ribbon that adorns the ceiling of the service chamber, the exterior railings and the capitals. They have been made much more stylized than the previous ones. The contrast of colors of these parts in white with the colors, dyes and varnishes used on floors and walls of the rest of the ship is spectacular.

PHOTO-ETCHED DETAILS OF THE NEW STAIRS AND CAPTAIN’S CAB

Finally, the new photo-etched stairs of this 1/80 scale model “have been very popular”, according to the modeling friends who have had the kit in their hands. Compared to the old ones, their design is now much more delicate and they are easier to assemble. “Putting special care in painting, gluing and building the photo-etched – which makes up the railings – with the steps and handrails, the result obtained is simply extraordinary”, exclaims the designer. As it stands on the prow of the new King of the Mississippi wooden paddle steamer model, it stands out to the first-time appreciator. It’s a great cover letter!

PRE-INSTALLATION TO ILLUMINATE THE MODEL WITH LED LIGHTS

One of the pleasant surprises of this beautiful wooden paddle steamer model is the improvement that has been made so that it has light, shine with its own light. “Small supports have been added in different compartments so that the modeler who wishes can add LED lights and bring to life the scale model of the King of the Mississippi,” explains our 3D designer.

Ship Model Building. LED Lights in Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

As an informative note, Artesania Latina has, for sale separately, a Set of LED Lights with switch and battery holder, which allows you to play with the effect generated by the fixed lights or the candle effect. It looks like this, impressive!

Ship Model Building. LED Lights of Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

IMPROVEMENTS OF FUNNELS AND TURBINE, NOW MOBILE!

Other improvements applied to the new King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model made of wood are the funnels and the turbine. As for the former, the scale model has been designed so that if the modeler wants he can, on his own, make the funnels emit smoke. They are hollow.

Find an electronic smoke dispenser – not included in this modeling kit – and attach it to the steamboat model. As the service chamber is ‘detachable’, whenever it deems appropriate it will be able to access the interior of the cabin. There the bases of the funnels are housed to recharge the liquid tank that creates the smoke.

And what about the dazzling new mobile turbine, a dream come true! Our team greatly appreciated the ability to move the blades to recreate the motion of the turbine that pushes the real ship. Thought, planned and done. A system was devised that “allows a small engine to be attached to the stern wall and transmit power to the turbine by means of a rubber band and a pulley”, points out the model maker of the project.

Ship Model Building. Motor of Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

The entire set of aft wall + turbine supports + turbine is practicable. The modeler can thus access the interior and make adjustments to the motor or the rubber band. Should the rubber wear out in the distant future, it could be changed even when the model is finished. The Motion Motor Set will be available for separate sale soon.

BUILD THIS GREAT WOODEN PADDLE STEAMER MODEL

Seeing that our King of the Mississippi paddle steamer model made of wood has movement in its blades, light in different compartments and smoke coming out of the funnels will leave you totally speechless. In addition, its large dimensions, once built, also help to do this: 25.98” (660 mm) length, 11.81” (300 mm) height and 5.11” (130 mm) width. The modeling kit includes adhesive fabric flags and pedestal with nameplate. Build this world naval benchmark at your own modeler workshop!

Ship Model Building. Wooden Paddle Steamer Model Renewed King of the Mississippi 1/80 (20515).

Discover this artwork of naval modeling in wood on the video under these words:

Buy the King of the Mississippi wooden paddle steamer model from home, click here.

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Small Model Building Tools: Discover the Micro Tools Collection

In the previous post, we discovered what are the news for 2021 of the collection of small model building tools called Micro Tools, made by Artesania Latina. In this article, we will show which are the products of this type of small tools that have enchanted our modelers friends in recent years.

MICRO SHAPERS A & B (27300 y 27301): SMALL MODEL BUILDING TOOLS

These are the most the best-selling Micro Tools for modeling and crafts, on its two versions, no doubt: the Micro Shapers A (27300) and the Micro Shapers B (27301).

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Shapers A & B.

Artesania Latina’s Micro Shapers are the ideal tools to mold any type of model: a boat, a dollhouse or, for example, a building. By means of these, the modeler or crafts artisan can shape or outline both plastic and wooden strips, thus creating moldings with different shapes to decorate the creations.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Shapers A & B.

Presented in packs of three units, both type A and type B. Each of the three plates comes with 15/16 profiling shapes thanks to which the modeler or the crafts artisan can get more than forty different reliefs and designs to decorate your creations.

The Micro Shapers A (27300) have the following measures: 0.039’’ x 0.118’’, 0.039’’ x 0.157’’, 0.039’’ x 0.196’’, 0.078’’ x 0.078’’, 0.078’’ x 0.157’’, 0.078’’ x 0.196’’ and 0.157’’ x 0.157’’. The Micro Shapers B (27301), which comes next: 0.059’’ x 0.118’’, 0.059’’ x 0.157’’, 0.059’’ x 0.196’’, 0.078’’ x 0.118’’, 0.118’’ x 0.118’’, 0.118’’ x 0.196’’ and 0.196’’ x 0.196’’.

How do both Micro Shapers work? Exactly, these small model building tools have to be used passing them over the wooden or plastic strip several times until they can achieve the desired effect. Of course, previously it is recommended to use a sandpaper on the material that is going to work to suppress burrs, roughness or small irregularities. On this aspect, it would be an idea to slide it gently in one direction, upwards. To know how to work with this tool through a video tutorial, we leave one below these lines.

MICRO SAWS (27302) FOR PRECISION CUTS IN WOOD, PLASTIC AND RESIN

Also made of stainless steel and presented in high quality photo-etched, the Micro Saws is a kit that also belongs to the small model building tools collection Micro Tools. It is essential for any modeler or crafts fan who needs to make precision cuts, for example, in wood, plastic and resin. Any part that needs to be cut, and if it is even smaller, has now the right tool: our Micro Saws.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Saws, Scriber and Adhesive Applicators.

The best thing about this set of saws is that it does not come with one or two, but six micro saws for wood and plastic. It also has a scriber and twoapplicators for cyanoacrylate (glue).

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Saws, Scriber and Adhesive Applicators.

The scriber is used, above all, in plastic models, to make decorative lines or stripes: airplanes, boats, cars, etc. On the other hand, with the two cyanoacrylate applicators, you can paste any scale model parts or any manual work with extreme precision.

As usual, for a better use of the Micro Tools -except for the Micro Shapers and the Micro Template of Wooden Simulation- Artesania Latina recommends the use of the universal cutter handles.

MICRO RULERS (27325): SMALL MODEL BUILDING TOOLS

The Micro Drawing Set or Micro Rulers Set is designed expressly for modelers and manufactured in stainless steel. It has rules, triangles and parallel ruler, all of these very useful to build models when taking accurate measurements in small dimensions.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Rulers Set or Micro Drawing Set.

The two malleable rulers (one of 1.96’’/50 mm and one of 3.93’’/100 mm), with metric and imperial systems, that brings the pack are perfect to even measure model curved parts. The modeler can fold them when needed and then put them back on its natural position. They can not only serve for the model maker, but also for any crafts fan.

Small Model Building Tools. Micro Rulers Set or Micro Drawing Set.

In addition, the Micro Drawing Set also comes with two squares, both with chamfered corners to avoid glue. They are very useful when used as mounting brackets. And, finally, a parallel ruler.

In order to facilitate workshop organization, all the rulers have a hole to hang them in the place you want. To check the components of this set on video, click on ‘Play’ under these lines.

MICRO TEMPLATE FOR WOODEN SIMULATION (27322): THE NECESSARY CLASSIC TOUCH

The last of the tools for modeling and crafts belonging to Artesania Latina’s Micro Tools Collection, but no less important, is the Micro Template for Wooden Simulation.

Micro Template for Wooden Simulation.

With this tool, with a good varnish and with the help of an airbrush, the modelers and crafts artisans can provide a wooden color to their scale models, doll houses or any object, thus acquiring a total resemblance to the commented material.

This type of painting greatly favors, for example, our wooden and metal aircraft models: Fokker Dr. I (20350) and Sopwith Camel (20351).

To know how to use this tool, just click ‘Play’ in the video below this text.

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