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

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

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

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

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

2022 NEW PRODUCTS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY: SHIP MODELS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOOLS FOR MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022

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

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

Ship Modelling Tools Sets by Artesania Latina.

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

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

MODELING ON BLACK FRIDAY 2022: FIGURES AND ACCESSORIES

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

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

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

PERFECT FINISHES WITH THE NEW WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS

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

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

Modeling on Black Friday 2022 by Artesania Latina.

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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!

Read the first part of the post…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAINTS FOR FISHING BOAT MODELS

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

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

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

Read the second part of the post…

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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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New Model Ship Kit: Assemble the Beautiful Dutch Fishing Boat Model Botter

It’s already at our warehouse! The new model ship kit with the beautiful Dutch fishing boat model Botter (22125) at 1:35 scale is now available. A faithful miniature replica of the best sellers from Artesania Latina, which our modelers have completely renovated in 2022. It has always been one of the most desired. This new model ship kit of Botter offers, among other novelties, an assembly experience… Much more enjoyable, precise and easy!

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

What a beautiful ship! Sorry, we couldn’t avoid it :). The new model ship kit is aimed at modellers with an intermediate level of skills. Once it is built, the revamped scale naval model measures 18.70” (475mm) length, 4.52” (115mm) width and 14.76” (375mm) height. Let’s learn more about the contents of the refurbished Botter.

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

NEW MODEL SHIP KIT: CONTENTS OF BOTTER

Build the fabulous traditional Dutch fishing boat from the Marken Island (now peninsula). It must be said that the new model ship kit with the wooden model of the Botter has received a deep upgrade. It offers a type of assembly using false keel and frames that brings the assembly of the miniature closer to the construction of the real ship. But, in addition, Artesania Latina team has spent hours and hours so that the new Botter has an implemented assembly experience since its quality parts fit perfectly in this wonderful fishing ship.

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina. New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina. New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina. Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

As for the contents, this new ship model kit of the Dutch fishing boat has the following parts. First, its very good high-precision laser-cut board parts and hardwoods. Second, its details in brass and cast iron. Third, their hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed. We facilitate the construction of the model as much as possible. Finally, this new naval modeling kit includes as a bonus a beautiful wooden exhibition base to build with name plate.

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

The level of details and finishes is simply spectacular, just look at the images below to verify that it is a… Perfect model! Materials of the highest quality, optimum arrangement of the ornamental elements… Fall in love when you see the Botter!

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina. New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

For the assembly, you can follow our new and precise step-by-step guide on DVD for PC (Windows and Mac)… On video! Yes, yes, our modellers have recorded the entire construction process to accompany you while you do it. With professionalism, explanations and precision, you will enjoy the assembly very much. The kit does not contain printed instructions. In this sense, remember that you can also see the assembly videos on our YouTube channel.

THE BEST FINISHES WITH THE ACRYLIC PAINTS SET FOR BOTTER MODEL

Artesania Latina has now the Specific Acrylic Paints Sets. Water-based and quick-drying, they allow the modeller to achieve the best and most realistic finishes on their models. It was a wish of our modellers friends, so they don’t have to look for the colors. Then, paint your model of the Botter (22125) with its Specific Set of Acrylic Paints (277PACK20), for sale separately.

Specific Set of Acrylic Paints for Model Ship Botter (277PACK20) by Artesanía Latina.

In short, this renewed project from Artesania Latina modellers will provide our friends with great entertainment, a revised challenge and a end result that dazzles whoever sees it. It’s clear! The new model ship kit of Botter (22125)… You will love it, we can vouch for that.

New Ship Model Kit: Dutch Wooden Fishing Boat Model Botter (22125) by Artesanía Latina.

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

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

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

HISTORY OF BLUENOSE SCHOONER: THE FASTEST SAILBOAT

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

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

Bluenose Sailing in 1921 (Source: Wikipedia).

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

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

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

SAILBOAT MODEL: KIT CONTENTS OF BLUENOSE II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted in Naval & Aviation History

History of HMB Endeavour: The British Ship with which James Cook discovered Australia, Now in a Fabulous Modeling Kit

If there was a fundamental ship for Humanity, in addition to the caravels of the Discovery of America, that was the British research ship HMB Endeavour of the 18th century. With this, Captain James Cook discovered Australia and made it easier to know where Tahiti, New Zealand and many other islands were located. Thanks to its existence, new animal and plant species were also discovered. Likewise, it allowed the calculation with great precision of the position in longitude by means of mathematical formulas. So the contribution of James Cook’s voyages to navigation, seamanship and geographical exploration are undoubtedly of historical importance. It is an ideal time for us to immerse ourselves, then, a little more in the history of HMB Endeavour. Precisely, a few months ago the location and existence of the wreck was confirmed, as can be read in this interesting article from Australian Geographic.

HMB Endeavour was 32 meters long, 8.9 meters wide and 3.4 meters deep. Her rigging was of the frigate type. Speaking of its armament, it had 22 guns: 10 4-pounders and 12 swivel. Regarding the sail, it had 897 square meters. This allowed it to reach speeds of 7 to 8 knots (13 to 15 km per hour).

History of the 18th Century British Survey Ship HMB Endeavour.

HISTORY OF HMB ENDEAVOUR: PIONEER OF THE MODERN OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH SHIP

More than two and a half centuries ago, an English coal ship originally called the Earl of Pembroke (1764) emerged as the forerunner of the oceanographic research ship of our times. The HMB Endeavour and its own history are essential, they marked an era and a change in knowledge. It all started with the efforts of British Royal Navy Captain James Cook -at the time a lieutenant-. Mount your first major expedition to the South Sea. Being able to go to Tahiti, discovered a year earlier, to install an astronomical observatory to observe the transit of Venus in 1769. The goal? Measure the size of the Solar System.

History of the 18th Century British Ship HMB Endeavour: James Cook's First Route (Source: Wikipedia).

The history of HMB Endeavour as an exploration ship begins in Plymouth (England) in August 1768 with 94 people and supplies for a year and a half. Being a coal ship, even having been converted into a research vessel, it had enormous holds that were modified in order to store provisions. As they were used up, those spaces were occupied by instruments, plants and animals that they found during their journey. The organization of its crew was spectacular: sailors for naval operations, officers and infantrymen for shipboard discipline and external attacks, and scientists and artists to study and reflect on milestones.

On April 10th, 1769, HMB Endeavour reached Tahiti after passing through Madeira, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Horn. Unfortunately, exact measurements could not be obtained with the transit of Venus since the planet had a very diffuse profile. At least, yes, the astronomer Charles Green was able to appreciate and record it. The challenge was only achieved one hundred years later thanks to photography. In July, Cook opened a secret letter from the Navy Department urging him to find Australia.

HISTORY OF HMB ENDEAVOUR: THE DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA

For half a year, the HMB Endeavour circled New Zealand and realized that it was not a continent but islands. In 1770 Cook claimed them as British after mapping almost four thousand kilometers of coastline in three months.

It was precisely in April of that same year when it ran into the east coast of Australia, which it bordered towards the north until in June it ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef Coral. In this sense, he managed to free the ship, although with damage to the hull that was attempted to be repaired. After setting foot on land again, they continued west but this time he learned his lesson. A auxiliary boat led the expedition to measure the depth.

The history of HMB Endeavour continued heading west until October, the month in which it arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia. There he took advantage of three months to repair the ship, however, many lives of the crew were lost due to malaria. At Christmas, he headed home and on July 12, 1771, the port of Dover (England) received the HMS Endeavor with 38 fewer crew members.

Hull repairs in Jakarta.

After James Cook’s expedition, HMB Endeavour was used for military purposes until it was decommissioned in 1774, to be sold and renamed Lord Sandwich in 1775. Its last service was fighting in the US War of Independence. It was sunk in Narragansett Bay to prevent the French landing at Newport in the Battle of Rhode Island. Currently, as we mentioned, the location of the wreck has been certified and there is a faithful replica of the original.

WOODEN SHIP MODELING KITS: BOAT AND CAPTAIN’S BOAT

Artesania Latina offers our modelers friends the chance to build the fantastic wooden models of the HMB Endeavour (22520) and its captain’s boat (19005). The first of the models is addressed to modelers with an intermediate level of skills and knowledge in ship modeling. The second, to beginner modelers.

Wooden Naval Modeling Kit with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520) by Artesania Latina. Wooden Naval Modeling Kit with Ship Model of the Captain's boat HMB Endeavour (19005) by Artesania Latina.

They are faithful miniature replicas of these historic vessels. Our modelers have looked at official documentation for their design, so the assembly experience is satisfactory and improved. Anyone will have a great time in order to build these naval beauties. Now, you can paint both ships with the Specific Set of Acrylic Paints for HMB Endeavour (277PACK7) for sale separately. The finishes you will get will be much more realistic.

Specific Set of Acrylic Paints for HMB Endeavour Model (277PACK7) by ArtesanIa Latina.

In addition, HMB Endeavour and its history need a crew to give the ship more life. Get the Specific Set of Figures and Accessories (22520-F), also for sale separately.

Set of 14 Metal Figures with Accessories for HMB Endeavour (22520-F) by Artesania Latina.

Do you want to relive historical moments? Build our fabulous ship modeling kits! Now, it is available the fantastic Gift Pack of HMB Endeavour (22520-L).

Gift Pack with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesania Latina.

Gift Pack with British Ship Model HMB Endeavour (22520-L) by Artesania Latina.

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

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American Schooner Model: Improved Assembly Experience for Renewed Virginia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS OF AMERICAN SCHOONER MODEL VIRGINIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPECIFIC SET OF ACRYLIC PAINTS FOR VIRGINIA SHIP MODEL

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

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

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

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

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