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Elcano Model Ship Assembly (I): Build with Us the Spanish Training Ship Model for Beginners

We are going to teach our modelers friends the assembly of the model ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260), the Spanish training ship that It is named after the browser that went around the world for the first time. Without forgetting Francisco de Magallanes, of course. We have decided that the best way to help the beginners modelers to assemble this faithful miniature replica is through video tutorials created by us. Thus, we accompany them during the construction process of this 1:250 scale model in wood and plastic, which can also be the Chilean training ship, Esmeralda. Decorate it however you like.

Elcano Model Ship Assembly: Spanish Training Ship Juan Sebastián Elcano 1:250 (22260) by Artesanía Latina.

So, we begin the process of Elcano model ship assembly with the first thing to do when you have any naval modeling kit on your hands. Check its contents using the parts list. Normally, we include a few more parts than stipulated in case the modeler suffers a mishap with one during assembly. A part breaks, it is lost, the dog eats it, it inherits from a relative or, for example, the house floods. There are many reasons that we read from our loyal customers for more than fifty years. Pay attention to the video below.

We recommend that you specify if all the parts are inside the box. In the event that this model is missing something, which we do not believe is the case, do not hesitate to contact us to request it here: Spare Parts Service.

LET’S BUILD TOGETHER THE FIRST THING: EXHIBITION BASE

Now, let’s get down to business with Step 1 of the video tutorial. Let’s build the ‘Exhibition Base’ in wood to display the naval model of Juan Sebastián Elcano once assembled. By the way, when you finish it it will be 17.91” (455 mm) length, 10.03” (255 mm) height and 4.33” (110 mm) width. Take two 150mm length wooden round dowels (WD1) and remove the two base pieces (4) from the wooden plank.

Next, apply our cyanoacrylate for porous materials (27650), sold separately, on one end of the dowel. Insert it into one of the two holes on one of the sides that make up the base. So that everything is balanced, we recommend that you use our Micro Square, present in Micro Rules Set (27325), which is also sold separately. Repeat the process with the other dowel, inserting it into the other hole in the same base piece. All that remains is to apply adhesive to the other two ends of the round dowels and place the other part of the base into the two small holes. Make sure everything is straight and stable.

Let it dry for a few minutes to give it… The final touch! Paint it with brush. With what paints? You wonder. No problem. Artesanía Latina has created a Specific Acrylic Paints Pack (277PACK17) for the scale model of Juan Sebastián Elcano / Esmeralda. Add them to your shopping cart!

Elcano Model Ship Assembly: Paints Set for School Boat Model Juan Sebastian Elcano (277PACK17) by Artesanía Latina.

THE HULL OF JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO

Step 2 of assembly of the model ship Elcano passes through its prefabricated ‘Hull’ made of plastic. We intend to make the initiation to this wonderful hobby of any modeler easier. Removed the headaches of building a hull out of wooden parts. For all these reasons, it is ideal for people who wish to assemble their first scale naval reproduction. Take the two parts that make up the hull and put cyanoacrylate on all the edges and lace areas of one of the parts of the helmet, so that none remain without glue. Carefully join them with precision and light pressure so that there is a single piece. The hull is already assembled!

Use a brush to apply a layer of white filler primer (27701) to make everything even, sold separately. The next task is to draw the waterline on the hull. On the video we show an artisan way of drawing it, however… We have another magnificent solution! Our new Waterline Marker (27649), do not hesitate to purchase it for your naval modeling workstation (27648).

It’s time to finish the hull. Paste japanese masking tape above the waterline drawn in order to paint the lower part of the hull, which remains submerged. Take the little jar of hull green paint and paint it with a brush, as we did, or with airbrush, however you like. Let it dry and after a few hours apply a second layer. Finally, remove the tape carefully and with a cutter remove any excess paint.

ELCANO MODEL SHIP ASSEMBLY: DECKS (FIRST PART)

From now on we are immersed in Step 3 of the assembly of the model of the ship that bears the name of the famous Juan Sebastián Elcano, the beautiful brigantine schooner sailboat. Touch the first part of their ‘Decks’. Take the parts 1, 2 and 3 of the deck that appear in the image. With the help of a pencil and a Micro Center Ruler (27326), mark and make a small hole with a drill 0.75 mm diameter in each of the points indicated on the video. Continue using a brush to paint the three parts with satin varnish, included in the paint pack.

Take part 2 of the deck and paint the two M1 elliptical parts with off black paint. Let dry and with some straight fastening tweezers (27020) apply cyano to each of the ellipticals and carefully adhere around each one of the two large holes. Use a rounded file to enlarge the two holes on which you have glued the parts. Remove the remains of sawdust and dust. Another stage of construction finished together!

ELCANO SHIP MODEL ASSEMBLY: DECK PLACEMENT

In Step 4 of the assembly of the model ship Juan Sebastián Elcano, let’s quickly see the ‘Deck Placement’ with which we have just worked. Take the three parts that make it up. Apply around the contour of part 1 -the one that goes in the center- cyanoacrylate and fix this by pressing it carefully. Then, do the same with part 2, the foredeck to which you have glued the two elliptical pieces, and with part 3, the stern.

Finally, take all the M2 parts from the kit, that is, the golden eyebolts. Put cyanoacrylate in each of these and insert them with a tweezers into each of the small custom-made holes on the deck you made on the previous step.

BUILD THE CABINS OF ELCANO MODEL SHIP

Step 5 of the assembly of the model of the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano / Chilean Esmeralda refers to the construction of the ‘Cabins’. Place the part MD1 and the 4 units of the part MD2 on your work table, which by the way you can protect with any of our cutting mats. Paint all these parts with off white paint, leaving one side of each of these unpainted in order to for the adhesive to work. Then, remove from the plate one part 8 and 4 units of part 6. Apply cyano to the unpainted side of each part. Take part 8 and glue it on top of MD1, repeat the process with the 4 units of part 6 over the many others of the MD2.

Once glued, paint with off white the part of the 5 units that has adhered, since it was unpainted. Wait for it to dry. To finish, paint with sapele water-based wood stain the top of each cabin, which you previously glued and painted white. We remind you that all the paints, stains and varnishes that we use can be found in the Juan Sebastián Elcano Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK17), for sale separately.

JUAN SEBASTIÁN ELCANO DECK ELEMENTS

Using a cutter, extract the 10 units of part 7. We are on the video tutorial, Step 6, which deals with the ‘Deck Elements’. For now, easy for any fan who wants to get started in naval modeling, right? Let’s continue… Take two of those parts, and glue them together with cyano. Repeat the process with the rest of parts until, after gluing them, you are left with 5 units of part 7. Now, collect the following parts and arrange them on your work table. 5 units of the part M3, 1 unit of the part M4, 1 unit of the part M5, 8 units of the part M6, 4 units of the part M7, 2 units of the part M8 and 8 units of the part WS1 25 mm, in addition to the 5 units of part 7 that you already had.

Take those parts and glue them with a tiny dot of adhesive to a part of wood -so you don’t stain your work surface- and paint them off white. Proceed in the same way but with gold-colored paint with the 9 units of the part M9, the 4 units of the part M10, the unit of the part M11 and the 6 units of the part M12.

ELCANO MODEL SHIP ASSEMBLY: CAPSTAN

We focus on the ‘Capstan’, Step 7 for the assembly of the Elcano ship model made by Artesanía Latina. Remove from the kit the 2 units of part 9 and parts 10, 11 and PE1. Glue all of them with cyanoacrylate in the way shown on the video, pay attention to it. Use a brush to paint the glued part with off white color. Right after, do the same with gold color to paint the 2 units of the part M12, the unit of the part M13 and the 2 units of the part M14.

Once all the parts are dry, start gluing the metallic gold ones onto the white wooden part with some tweezers, stick to how it is done in the tutorial. Be patient with this step as precision and calm are required.

BUILD THE STAIRS OF ELCANO MODEL SHIP

We momentarily conclude this post for the assembly of the model of the Elcano ship with Step 8, ‘Stairs’. Get the part PE2 (6 units). With a Professional Needle Nose Pliers (27213) proceed to bender perpendicularly and very carefully the internal rungs. Also, bend the handrails -the sides of the part- inwards until there is a noticeable stair shape. Paint the staircase off white. Repeat the process 5 more times.

In the next post we will continue building together this magnificent model for beginners of the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (22260). Meanwhile, you can read more about this model in its specific blog post, watch its presentation on the video below and order it to assemble it now because it cannot be expected before so much desire. Start building it!

To Be Continued…

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

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

FISHING SHIP MODEL IN WOOD: FRENCH TUNA BOAT MARIE JEANNE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARMEN II, THE MOST FAMOUS TUNA BOAT IN THE WORLD

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

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

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

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

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Harvey Model Ship in Wood at 1:60 Scale: Renewed Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner from the 19th Century

We are almost finishing a year 2022 full of surprises. We have created new wooden ship models, innovative tools and we have reissued and improved numerous naval classics from our collection of naval modeling. For many years, there have been several models that we have not been able to manufacture but that have always been in our minds to sell them again. Our modelers friends demanded it that way. This is the case of the latest addition to our extensive catalogue: the renewed Harvey Model Ship (22416) in wood and at 1:60 scale.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

Another great modeling kit made by Artesania Latina, this time, with the fabulous American schooner of the 19th century. It is aimed at modelers with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge on this wonderful hobby. Below these lines you can watch the presentation of the faithful miniature replica of the Harvey thanks to a spectacular video.

CONTENTS HARVEY MODEL SHIP: WOODEN MODEL BUILDING KIT

This wonderful wooden model ship of the Harvey, a 19th-century American schooner, has eight cannons and extremely fine details on deck. This gives greater weapons power to this historic American boat. It is a clearly reminiscent of the lines of the old coastal schooners of the 1860s in the United States. Inescapable its construction by any modeler who wants a complete collection. Let’s check what are the contents of the kit, all of them with the highest standards.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

With this new limited edition, the modeler has highest quality parts such as precision laser cut basswood plywood and hardwoods (strips, rods and veneers). In addition, a photo-etched sheet in brass and die-cast with decorative parts to get a higher level. Without forgetting its sails with cotton fabric and flags -ready to be placed- and cotton and steel threads.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

As a gift so that the model is perfectly exposed, a wooden exhibition base with a name plate prepared for the LED lighting (this system is sold separately).

LED Lightning Set for Scale Models and DIY Projects (22590) by Artesania Latina.

Next, we open the kit box. Check with this video the model ship contents of the Harvey American Schooner (22416)!

ENHANCED INSTRUCTIONS FOR HARVEY MODEL SHIP

Harvey model ship has a DVD for computer (Windows and Mac) with completely redesigned instructions. With real step-by-step photos that clarify everything. On this way, we have improved the assembly experience for our modeler friends. Now, the construction process will be much more enjoyable. Printed instructions are not included. Remember that you can also download the instructions for free at product sheet for this model on the Artesania Latina website.

Once Harvey model ship (22416) is assembled, it measures 26.77” (680mm) length, 19.29” (490mm) height and 9.84” (250mm) width.

SET OF ACRYLIC PAINTS FOT SCHOONERS MODELS

Achieve the best finishes for your 1:60 scale Harvey model ship. Paint it with the Harvey Schooners Acrylic Paints Set (277PACK21), for sale separately. It contains 12 bottles of 20 ml with water-based and fast-drying paints. Available colors are Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Bright Red, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Gold, Gun Metal Gray, Garnet, Hull Dark Green and Semi-Gloss Dye Varnish Oak Shade. We recommend the use of airbrush for painting, although the modeler can also do it with brush.

Paints Set for Schooners Models (277PACK21) by Artesania Latina.

Harvey Model Ship (22416) in Wood at 1:60 Scale. Naval Modeling Kit with the Fabulous American Schooner of the 19th Century.

These schooners are a type of sailboat defined by their rigging. They have a fast hull and sail with good ability to sail to windward. They transported cargo and fish, but they were also used for security issues like corsairs did. In short, with the model ship of Harley American Schooner (22416), modelers will have a very fun assembly experience. It is a beautiful jewel of ship modeling. Now available for you to assemble at your modeler’s workshop!

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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.

 

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Naval Modeling Tools: Build your Model Ships Kits with Specific Ones

The wooden ship models are beautiful once they have been assembled. Until that moment, the modeler must go through a detailed and prolonged construction process for which she/he needs some tools. So, Artesania Latina has created a catalogue of specific naval modeling tools so that certain works on the model can be carried out with greater precision, speed and ease.

Catalogue of Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina.

So we are going to review all these tools so that our modelers friends can know about their existence and what they are used for depending on the task. We start by listing them:

Let’s get to know them all in depth under these lines!

ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER AND PLANK BENDER FOR SHIP MODELING

The electric plank bender 220 volt (27074-1) is a tool for naval modeling and other crafts aimed at modellers in the European market. This wonderful tool allows you to bend and shape the wooden slats up to 3mm thick of your model ships in order to give them the curved shape of your hulls. You will get extraordinary results, guaranteed. Of course, we recommend that, for an optimal result, you moisten the wood beforehand.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

The contents of the electric plank bender kit are the following:

  • 220 volt electric soldering iron.
  • Brass tip for bending wood.
  • Metal support to prevent the soldering iron from burning the work surface.
  • Screwdriver to tighten the tip to the device.
  • Wooden template with compound curves.
  • As a gift or bonus, a jar of white glue for modelers.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 220 Volts (27074-1).

Our modelers friends from the American market couldn’t use it due to voltage issues. So we have thought of them and, as a new in 2022, we have created the 110-volts electric plag bender with an adapted plug (27074-AM).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Electric Plank Bender 110 Volts (27074-AM).

For modelers who prefer more artisanal methods when it comes to bending strips and assembling their naval models, we offer the manual plank bender (27024).

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

This tool uses the technique of making incisions on the curve inner face in order to bend the strip, for example, to assemble the hulls of miniature ships.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Plank Bender (27024).

Whether it’s one of the electric ones or the manual tong, either one is one of the essential naval modeling tools to achieve the best finishes in the model building processes.

NAVAL MODELING TOOLS: MICRO SHAPERS

These amazing and magnificent tools, the Micro Shapers (27300, 27301 y 27304), from Micro Tools Collection, are ideal for molding all kinds of miniatures and models in wood and plastic: boats, buildings, dollhouses… Each of the three existing sets for sale separately (A, B and C) has 3 metallic plates with 15/16 different shapes per plate.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

The tool works by passing it through the wood or plastic ribbon several times until the desired shape is obtained.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304). Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Micro Shapers A, B and C (27300, 27301 and 27304).

Los fabulosos resultados que se consiguen con estas Micro Perfiladoras se pueden apreciar inmediatamente.

Si desea que sus creaciones posean numerosas formas de decoración, que no sean todos los detalles iguales, que pueda variar para no aburrirse, las Micro Perfiladoras son sus herramientas de modelismo naval perfectas.

MAGNETIC NAILER FOR MODEL BUILDING

The magnetic nailer (27023) by Artesania Latina is one of the essential naval modeling tools for models that need nails to build. It facilitates fast and easy nailing in wood during the assembly of the hull of model ships, but also when fixing the deck elements. It is important to note that, in order for the tips to stick to the nailer, they must be made of iron or contain iron.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

How to use? Apply moderate pressure to the nailer, so you can drive the nail straight and accurately. After entering the wood, we recommend finishing off the tip with the modeller’s hammer (27017) or by tapping the handle of the nailer if the modeling enthusiast has advanced knowledge and skills.

Magnetic Nailer for Model Building (27023) by Artesania Latina.

Otro consejo: taladre mínimamente la superficie. Use un taladro con broca igual o menor a las puntas que se van a clavar o con la misma punta para que el diámetro de la hendidura no sea mayor a la de la punta.

HULL SUPPORT FOR SHIP MODELS

More specific, it’s impossible! The hull support for model ships (27011) is another of the naval modeling tools you need to be able to work comfortably on them. It is highly recommended for holding naval models with a false keel of up to approximately 400 mm. On this aspect, the hull support is valid for the miniature replicas of the 19000 series, 20100 and some of the 20400 of Latin Crafts.

Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina: Hull Support for Ship Models (27011).

Thanks the hull support you can hold the hull of the boat you are building and kepp immobile, leaving both hands free. It’s great, for example, for keeping the hull level and static when tracing the waterline. It has a pivot point to tilt the helmet to the ideal working position. The hull fastening and the pivot point of the bracket are fixed by means of thumbscrews. Including two metal mini clamps to fix the support to the edge of the work table. That said, it is one of the essential naval modeling tools in your workshop.

SET OF BASIC MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of basic tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27000-N) comes with tools to build model ships, planes and trains more easily. Includes cutter, tip nailer, hand drill, oblique cutting pliers, thread tweezers and sanding block.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

As we have talked about the nailer previously, we focus on the remaining tools. The no.1 cutter is essential for any modeler and it is characterized by its aluminum handle and interchangeable blade. As for the manual drill, it is perfect for working details on wood and soft plastic such as polystyrene. It has a double jaw and a 1 mm drill bit.

Set of Basic Modeling Tools Nº1 (27000-N) by Artesania Latina.

Using the oblique cutting pliers, the modeler can cut wood, plastic and soft metals such as brass. Japanese-style thread shears with very sharp tips are very precise in cutting the threads of boat maneuvers. They are easy to use with two fingers. Lastly, the sanding block leaves the wooden surfaces smooth and homogeneous. It allows to work rounded and sharp shapes.

SET OF PROFESSIONAL MODELING TOOLS Nº1

The set of professional tools for naval modeling and other modelling (27001-N) includes plank bender to bend the wooden strips, tweezers, modeller’s hammer, flat file, flat rule in steel and rounded nose pliers.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The plank bender for bending wood, made of ABS high quality, includes spare blade, in addition to the one it comes with. It is a kind of pliers for bending wooden strips by making incisions on the inside of the curve that you want to achieve. In this way, the modeler can clad the hulls of ships much more easily. On the other hand, straight tweezers help handle small parts in the model building process. Especially when it comes to sticking them.

Set of Professional Modeling Tools Nº1 (27001-N) by Artesania Latina.

The modeler’s hammer is also widely used. With measures appropriate to the hobby of modeling, it is made of chromed steel and has an ergonomic handle. The set also includes a flat file to roughen wood, plastic and metal surfaces. A 150 mm steel flat ruler to take measurements or use as a guide. And finally, some round nose pliers to work and shape metal parts, wires and other details of the models.

WATERLINE MARKER FOR MODEL SHIPS

As a novelty in 2022, we present to our modeling friends the waterline marker for model ships (27649). It is an indispensable naval modeling tool to be able to mark the line on the hull with total precision. With a pencil and this product, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches. In general, it can be used as a gramil to mark lines parallel to the work surface. It is height adjustable and includes measurements in both the metric system and imperial. It is made of laser-cut plywood pieces for optimal assembly – construction required – and holds the pencil with a small wedge.

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

Finally, if you want to have fewer headaches with your projects, the naval modeling tools made by Artesania Latina are your best choice… Have fun building our kits!

Posted in Ship Models

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

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

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

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

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

SWIFT WOODEN SHIP MODEL: HISTORY OF 1805 AMERICAN PILOT BOAT

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

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

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

NAVAL MODELING KIT CONTENTS: SWIFT WOODEN MODEL PILOT BOAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR SWIFT 1805 FINISHES

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

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

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

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

Posted in Model Building Tips, Modeling Tools & Accessories

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!

Posted in Airbrushing on Model Building

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

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: VIKING SHIP MODEL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO TRAINING SHIP MODEL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR BRITISH MODEL SHIP HMS ENDEAVOUR

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: FRENCH WARSHIP SOLEIL ROYAL

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR MODEL BUILDING: SWEDISH WARSHIP MODEL VASA

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

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

Swedish Warship Model Vasa 1/65 (22902).

PAINTS FOR FRENCH FISHING BOAT MARIE-JEANNE

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

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

PAINTS FOR METAL FIGURINES (BASIC AND ADVANCED)

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

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

Metal Figurines for Wooden Ship Models.

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

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

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

Posted in Model Building

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!

Posted in Ship Models

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).