Surprise for all our modelers friends! Artesanía Latina has created a new collection of simply-to-assemble models: boat modelEasy Kits. With paints, brush and glue as well as many accessories! It is aimed both at those who want to start in the world of naval modeling as those who want to build a miniature naval replica because their level of skill is still not enough for it due to it has more difficulty. Also, to those who need to accompany the large miniature of our catalog with its smaller sister. You can assemble a model in a couple of weekends. Of course, at least 14 years are required to be able to make these models for beginners. So let’s get to know the two new references that are currently in stock: French frigate Hermione La Fayette (17000) and Galic school ship Belem (17001).
BOAT MODEL EASY KITS: WOODEN MODEL SHIP OF FRENCH FRIGATE HERMIONE LA FAYETTE
We offer you the opportunity to assemble the so-called ‘Frigate of Freedom’, which helped the North American insurgents in their process of independence from the United Kingdom… Being a novice modeler since you are not qualified to assemble the advanced model(22517N). It is the first of the boat model easy kits that we show you on this post: Hermione La Fayette. The ship modeling kit is at 1:160 scale, has 120 parts and offers an extremely easy and fun assembly experience. Of course, it is officially accredited by the Association Hermione La Fayette.
The Easy Kit Hermione La Fayette box contains all the necessary parts to build the model. They are new parts of wood cut by high precision laser that allow an extraordinary fit, so the assembly process is very pleasant. In addition, it contains printed sails, cotton threads, a lifeboat, cannons, stickers, flags, glue, paints and a brush.
For its assembly, it has very simple and intuitive step-by-step instructionson video made by our modelers. The kit does not include printed instructions or plans. In order to see the instructions, just Just scan the QR code that comes in the box, which will take you directly to ourYoutube channel. As if it were an exclusive masterclass for you.
FRENCH TRAINING SHIP MODEL BELEM: PRETTY EASY ASSEMBLY
The second of the boat model Easy Kits that the modeler friend of Artesanía Latina can assemble is the beautiful Frenchtraining ship Belem, the last French three-masted ship, the oldest three-masted sailing ship in Europe and the second largest sailing ship remaining in France. Are you still not ready to assemble our advanced model (22519)? This is the wooden ship modeling kit that you must have in your modeling workshop. At 1:160 scale, with 120 parts and assembly experience you’ll love. Like the previous model, it has the official accreditation of theFoundation Belem.
As for the contents of the box, it has all the necessary parts to build the model, 120 too as in the previous kit. They are parts of original and new design cut by high precision laser, thus making it easier for everything to fit together perfectly during the construction process. In addition, it contains printed sails, threads, lifeboats, stickers, flags, glue, paints and a brush.
The assembly process? As it is one of the boat model easy kits, it has very simple and intuitive step-by-step instructionson video made by our modelers. The kit does not include printed instructions or plans. If you want to watch the instructions, scan the QR code of the box, which will direct you to our Youtube channel.
When the building is finished, the model of the Easy Kit Belem measures 12.99” (330 mm) length, 7.95” (202 mm) height and 3.97” (101 mm) width.
Without any doubt, it is a way to get started in naval modeling. Much more entertaining: the boat model Easy Kits. Now, you can assemble the two miniature replicas: the little sister… And the older one!
We were impatient for its arrival in our warehouses… And it’s here! We have spent months redesigning one of the emblematic wooden scale models in our catalogue. Everything to make the assembly experienceoptimal and fun. It is a great joy for the team of modelers from Artesanía Latina to present the new HMS Bounty Jolly Boat Model (19004-N), the legendary British ship. The naval modeling kit at 1:25 scale of the HMS Bounty auxiliary boat is aimed at beginner modelers and also those who want to accompany its merchant vessel (22810).
Get started in the wonderful world of naval modeling building your own new1:25 scale model in wood of the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat from 18th century. This was, without a doubt, an essential vessel in the development of one of the most famous nautical feats in history. Now, with an improved assembly experience that is much easier and more enjoyable! In addition, its assembly system using a false keel and frames brings its design closer to that of a real ship and will delight novice modelers who build this faithful miniature replica.
The 2023 renewed naval modeling kit with the model of the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat brings all the necessary parts for assembling this naval model. In this sense, the box contains three plates cut by high precision laser to be able to extract the parts without problems. Two of plywood (one of 2 mm and one of 3 mm) and one of 3 mm hardwood. Discover its set of wooden strips, veneers and round dowels, also accessories in die-cast, brass and wood and the flag… It has a new design!
It also brings a magnificent set of hand-sewn cotton sails ready to be placed and cotton thread.
As a bonus, beautiful wooden exhibition base to assemble with name plate of the boat.
EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY OF JOLLY BOAT
If you want to assemble the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat Model of the British ship, you can use our renewed and complete instructions, -step by step with full colour images-. There are so many photographs and explanatory steps with their descriptive legends that the assembly is very comfortable for the novice modeler. It does not come with printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button on this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Content’. If you want to get the digital assembly guide, you can also scan the QR code existing on the kit box and plan. This action takes you to this same web page where you can download all the instructions you need.
Kit also includes printed boat plan and parts list. Once built, the model measures 16.61” (422mm) length, 13.50” (343mm) height and 7.51” (191mm) width.
BOUNTY JOLLY BOAT MODEL: ACRYLIC PAINTS SET
Achieve perfect and faithful finishes! We recommend that you paint your HMS Bounty Jolly Boat Model with our Specific Set of Acrylic Paints (277PACK26), for sale separately. This has 6 jars of different paints, each with 20 ml of product. In this sense, it includes the following colors: Off-White, Off-Black, Buff, Burnt Umber, Navy Blue and Gold.
The drying time of the set of water-based paints for the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat model is very fast. The paints are usually dry to the touch in about 20 minutes and completely dry in an hour. If you need to give a second layer, you will only have to wait approximately 6 hours. It is advisable to give it a white primer filler before applying our paints. The final result will be what your eyes see below these text lines… How precious!
Get further enhance for your collection of naval modelling, accompany, if you are an expert modeller, the HMS Bounty Jolly Boat Model with its own merchant shipHMS Bounty(22810), for sale separately. The British ships couple will shine at your showroom!
On the previous post, we reminded you all the latest news in relation to modeling tools. On this occasion, we present the new small sized modelling tools created by Artesanía Latina, the so-called Micro Tools, which have recently arrived at our warehouses. This exclusive collection has a whole series of small-sized utensils with high quality standards to be able to work with the different materials of any wooden, plastic and metal model, and much more handicrafts. Above all, they are essential for naval modeling.
SMALL SIZED MODELLING TOOLS: MICRO RIVETING TOOL 17X5 MM
One of the small sized tools for modelling -in this case, naval- most useful and requested by our client friends. The new Micro Riveting Tool (27320) 17×5 mm for Ship Model Hull is the ideal tool to decorate the mentioned hull and… All kinds of models and crafts! What is the objective of this Micro Riveting Tool? The modeller uses it to mark on the 5 mm Adhesive Copper Tape (27595) -for sale separately- the heads of the nails with which the copper plates were nailed to the hull during the old days.
This is one of the new small sized modelling tools that you must have. It helps you provide realismto the copper hull finish of any naval model. This way of creating the hulls under its waterline began in the middle of the eighteenth century to prevent mollusks and other marine animals from attaching themselves to the hull, because they caused a serious problem: less speed navigation.
The Micro Riveting Tool needs to be assembled so our modelers have edited a video tutorial showing how to assemble the product and how to use it.
SMALL SIZED MODELLING TOOLS: MICRO CENTERING RULER
The Micro Centering Ruler (27326) is the measuring tool that was missing from our catalog… And that you need! It is perfect for working comfortably on model and handicraft parts as it allows to know what the exact center is of these with absolute precision. The modeler’s work is much more concrete during the assembly process. It is an excellent ruler as it is made of high-quality stainless steel.
A normal ruler has 0 at one end, the Centering Micro Rule places 0 on the center and the numbering grows towards both sides. Includes measurements in metric and imperial systems. The total length of the ruler is 7.87” (20 centimeters), 3.93” (10 centimeters) at each end.
How to know the center of a part? Place the centering ruler so that the measurement matches the edges, and the 0 on the rule marks the middle of the part. The tiny points allow you to mark measurements with total accuracy, being able to insert a pencil into these to point. As can be seen on the enlarged image below, it also has a protractor. Likewise, it should be noted that the Micro Centering Ruler has two holes to hang it, thus avoiding its possible loss and helping to organize the work table.
Learn more about the Micro Centering Ruler on the video below.
MICRO TOOLS FOR MODEL SHIPS: MICRO EASY RATLINES TEMPLATES 5 & 8 MM
The latest innovations -surely there will be more in the near future- of small sized modelling tools for are the Micro Templates for Easy Ratlines5 mm (27310) and 8 mm (27312) by Artesanía Latina. Each set contains three templates made of wood with different widths so that the naval modeller can easily build the scales of the ship model. The best thing is that, in addition, it can reduce the amount of thread used!
Each set of 5 and 8mm Easy Ratlines Templates contains three templates to suit the width of the shrouds on the three masts. The templates are designed so that when the templates are being installed they are slightly spaced behind the shrouds so that the adhesive does not stick to them.
How to use these micro templates? Place them behind the shrouds and with the side ‘combs’ pass a zig-zag thread in front of the shrouds. Put everything correctly and apply glue at each joint of the shrouds and the thread that you have placed in front. Next, cut the excess threads, and you will be able to see how you have assembled the ratlines on a much faster and easier way than if you had made them knot by knot at each joint.
Here you can see howour modeler creates the ratlines on the video tutorial below, starting at minute 1:43.
Let’s go with the third part of the post if you want to build Juan Sebastian Elcano model ship with more video tutorials recorded by our modelers during its assembly. The model of the Spanish training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano / Chilean Esmeralda (22260) at 1:250 scale is ideal for your first experience on the naval modeling. Now, we remind you that you can also purchase the Elcano Gift Pack (22260L), which includes the kit with the brigantine schooner sailboat, its paints and some tools. It has a lower price than if the products are purchased separately. That being said… Let’s continue assembling this historic model with a pre-fabricated hull!
BUILD JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO: MASTS (PART II – A)
On Step 16, we continue to explain some of the most difficult phases when you are going to build Juan Senastian Elcano model ship: ‘Mats – Part II’. Take the eight PCL parts and one BW1 part -wire- and put them on your work table. Next, cut a small piece of wire (BW1) with a Professional Straight Cutting Pliers (27212). With a hand drill, make a 0.5 mm hole on the upper part of the stick (PCL) and apply our Cyanoacrylate for Porous Materials (27620), for sale separately, where the hole is. Insert the wire into it and bend it 90 degrees. With the help of a Stainless Steel Ruler (27069) and the aforementioned pliers, measure 0.7 mm and cut off the excess as seen on the video. Repeat the process with the remaining PCL parts.
Take the four parts S1 -sails- and arrange them on your workshop. With the help of a sewing needle, use the thread –part CT1– to sew part S1 -sail- to part PCL -mast-. Thread through the corner of the sail and around the stick as well with some Straight Fastening Tweezers (27020) and the previous drill. Continue sewing the sail with the needle and thread along the length of the mast. Knot at the end of the neck, apply cyano and cut the excess thread as shown on the video.
ASSEMBLY ELCANO MODEL SHIP: MASTS (PART II – B)
Well, it’s time for the next task. Look for one BR1 part and four BR2 parts, all rings. With a utility cutter, poke a small hole in the outer corner of the sail. Open part BR1 with two Needle Nose Pliers (27213) and insert the ring through the sail. After inserting it, close it again using the aforementioned pliers. Now, do this whole process again with the four BR2 parts on the opposite horizontal side of the sail -with respect to the placement of the BR1 part-, just as seen on the video. Repeat with the remaining three sails. It should look like this:
ASSEMBLY ELCANO MODEL SHIP: MASTS (PART II – C)
Once the previous stage to build Juan Sebastian Elcano model ship has been completed, take one of those sails and introduce the mast created on the previous post through the large rings. Then, take the wire of the mast with the sail that you had bent to 90ºand insert it into the hollow part provided for it, below the top. Thus the upper part of the sail remains fixed to the mast. On the lower area of the mast, take an M18 part and insert it. Apply cyano to adhere it and remove excess glue with paper. The final result should be this -repeat the process with the other three sails-:
Jar of cyano on hand! On the four holes of the deck to place the masts, apply adhesive and insert them. Use the steel rule to calculate the vertical 109 mm and to check the distance between masts. Also, it can help you position the masts while the cyan dries. The end… For now!
BUILD JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO MODEL SHIP: SHROUDS (PART I)
Step 17 when a modeler wants to build Juan Sebastian Elcano Model (22260), the Spanish training ship, talks about the ‘Shrouds’. Extract with a cutter and paint with off-white colour (27702) the eight WS1 parts. Grab one of these. With a pencil and a ruler, mark five equidistant points on the part. Put cyano on the part CT2of 200 mm and glue it on the first marked point using Straight Fastening Tweezers (27020).
Repeat the process with the other three CT2 parts. On the last position marked with pencil, do the same thing with a 300 mm CT2 part. In total, there should be five threads attached to part WS1. Cut the excess of thread on one side of part WS1 with Thread Snips (27060). and paint off-white the glued part of the five threads with a brush.
Repeat this task again with the other seven WS1 part to get this:
It is time to glue those eight resulting parts. Take one and put cyano on the bottom. Glue the part to the edge of the hull, but be careful. The area where the threads are glued must look at the deck, that is, the part of the threads that are glued must not face the outside of the boat, but the inside. Repeat the process with the other seven parts so that it looks like this:
BUILD JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO MODEL SHIP: SHROUDS (PART II)
Take the longest thread -300 mm- from each of the parts and tie it around the tip of the nearest mast. Using a flat-grip plier, tie it securely by tying it into a knot and pulling the string so it is tight. Apply ciano to the knot made with the thread at the end of the mast and remove the excess of thread with Thread Snips (27060). Remember to repeat another three times this step on the other three mats.
Now do the same with the rest of the short threads -200 mm– but gluing them to the lower/interior part of the four tops. And finally, glue all the CT2 threads perpendicular to the already installed vertical threads. In this way, it will be ongrid mode. To do this, with patience, you must cut the threads with precision according to the height that you adhere them horizontally. And… Wow! Let’s have shrouds.
BUILD JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO MODEL SHIP: FIGUREHEAD & BOWSPRIT
We continue with Step 18 of Build Juan Sebastian Elcano model sailboat (22260). This is about the ‘Figurehead and Bowsprit’. Paint gold colour (27761) the part M19. Apply cyano to the inner bottom of the figurehead and stick it to the tip of the hull’s bow with your hands. Remember that if you want to place the Chilean emblem of the training ship Esmeralda, you must do the same with the part M20.
Then take the BSP part. With a ruler and pencil, mark the half of the part. Mark well with a cutter. With a manual drill and a 1 mm diameter bit, drill on the previously indicated place. Take a BW2 part and cut a 16 mm piece with Professional Straight Cutting Pliers (27212).
Take a BL part and surround the BSP part with your two wires. Help yourself with a Needle Nose Pliers (27213) for turning both ends of the wires around stick, tying the part to it. Get rid of excess wire once knotted to the stick. Repeat this process three more times on the BSP part. From the top point to where the hole is on the center of the stick. It is the turn of the part BW2, apply cyano in the centered hole made before and insert the part BW2.
By hand, fold down all four BL parts, apply cyano to the bottom end of the stick, and glue on the designated area. We already have bowsprit too!
MINIATURE REPLICA JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO SHIP: SAILS (PART I)
The ‘Sails – Part I’ is Step 19 of the video tutorial to build Juan Sebastian Elcano model ship. Take three parts S2, that is, three sails. Repeat the process you did on the ‘Masts – Part II’ section. In this case, the six parts are BR1 -small rings-. Place one part BR1 in one corner of the sail and the other five longitudinally and equidistantly on the other side.
Drill with a 0.75 mm hand drill the 4 masts at the height shown on the video. Pass thread -part CT2– through the five rings of the sail. Tie the sail with its thread to the top of the mast you are working on. Once the knot is done, apply cyano to it. Thread the other end of the sail string through the hole you just made on the next mast. Pull the thread until the thread and the sail is taut. Knot and cyano. Remove the rest of the thread with Thread Snips (27060). Repeat with the other two remaining sails.
Go back to the first sail placed, take more thread -part CT2-. Tie it to the first mast, above the top, at the height of the horizontal peak of the sail. Once tied, take it up to the second mast and knot it at the same height. Now the same thread, bring it closer to the third mast, and lastly to the fourth one. Help yourself to do this with Curved Fastening Tweezers (27021). Finally, put cyano on the fourth neck knot and cut the excess thread with our Thread Snips (27060).
MINIATURE REPLICA JUAN SEBASTIAN ELCANO SHIP: SAILS (PART II)
We continue with ‘Sails – Part II’, which is Step 20 of the construction of the model of the famous Spanish school ship (22260). Arrange a unit of parts S3, S4, S5 and S6, that is, sails. Take part S3, put nine rings -part BR1- on the longest side, and one on the corner. Then, take thread -CT2- and tie it at the end of the mast. Pass the line through the nine rings, tighten and knot it and glue it to the nose of the bowsprit previously installed. Repeat the same process with part S4, but with seven rings on the side and one on the corner. Remove excess string from the bowsprit of both sails. And the same with parts S5 and S6.
Next, more thread, this time, tie it to the point of the bowsprit, pass it through the metal -underneath the mast- and by the ring in the middle of the prow of the hull -the second-. Tie it there. Do the same with a second thread: knot it at the height of the rope of the third sail on the bowsprit, passes it through the upper ring and tie it. In all cases, remove the excess thread once tied. Repeat this process on the other side of the boat, so that the thread also enters through those rings. Finally, a third thread that will go through the lower ring on both sides of the bow.
Well… We are already on these dates so marked on the calendar again! Our friends modelers celebrate Christmas. This week’s post is only written with the intention of congratulating you these holidays. But, also, to thank you for the full confidence you have given to our firm’s products since 1970. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year and decade after decade, your passion formodeling, especially naval, and Artesanía Latina is unwavering. Viva the model building at Christmas!
Speaking about us, the entire team of Artesanía Latina has tried and managed to keep alive the flame of the passion for modeling with the creation of new models and tools. Without forgetting important reissues, highly anticipated by you, such as the boat model kit of the Spanish Ship of the Line Santa Ana Trafalgar 1805 (22905-N).
Some of you will take advantage of these dates to start building your radiant model. It is true that, on days without social gatherings -and on long nights-, the modeler feels very comfortable working on the construction of any model. The silence and peace of these two weeks are nice to enjoy your hobby. Other modelers will have to wait until January due to the numerous family commitments, although they are surely looking for time to, at least, open the box of their modeling kit. If you are alone, without a doubt, we will accompany you throughout Christmas, we are not going on holidays. Our best company, yes, is the model ship kit that you have in your hands.
MODEL BUILDING AT CHRISTMAS: GIFT IDEAS, GIFT PACKS
Remember that there are still gifts and ‘self-gifts’ from those left behind by Santa Claus… We recommend the Gift Packs! They bring the model, their figurines, their paintings and some tools at a reduced price.
We can only wish you, once again… Merry Christmas! Happy 2023! And we hope… Artesanía Latina remains in your heart to enjoy your hobby! Live a Model Building Christmas with us!
Prolific year this 2022 -that we are about to finish- for the creation and renovation of ship model building kits by Artesanía Latina’s team. And we end… With another unbeatable surprise for our modelers friends! The renovatedFrenchcorsair model ship in wood Le Renard (22401). At 1:50 scale, this faithful miniature replica of the Galic cutter is recommended for fans of this hobby with at least an intermediate level of skills and knowledge.
Due to this new edition, you will not be forced to create or manufacture any of the required parts, as was the case with the old one. In addition, we have the Official License of the Association Cotre Corsaire de Saint-Malo. Thanks to it, since 1991, a replica of the original boat still sails the seas and oceans. Chapeau for your work! So let’s get to know the contents with which the corsair model ship Le Renard is assembled. The famous corsair Robert Surcouf, at the service of Napoleon, was in command of this.
CORSAIR MODEL SHIP LE RENARD: MODELING KIT CONTENTS
Le Renard cutter model was a sailboat with which attacked and seized the enemy commercial ships of France. Now it has improved contents. The model building kit contains all the necessary parts to build the corsair model ship. Its greatest achievement was defeating in combat the English schooner HMS Alphea in 1813. Its assembly system by means of a false keel and frames brings its construction closer to that of a real sailboat.
This reedition of the Le Renard naval modeling kit comes with board parts cut by high precision laser, birch wood, brass, cast iron and sails ready to be placed. Of course, the exhibition base with a metal plate is included so that you can display your model once finished.
To achieve this goal, our modelers friends have very complete step-by-step instructions on DVD format for computers. In Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch. We also include all the explanations related to the simple and fun assembly of the rigging. Remember that printed instructions are not included. Also, you can download these instructions for free at Le Renard product sheet(22401).
Por cierto, cuando esto ocurra y quede ensamblada, la maravillosa maqueta del barco corsario galo medirá 615 mm de largo, 238 mm de ancho y 560 mm de alto.
CUTTER MODEL LE RENARD: LIFEBOAT AND CANNONS
You will be dazzled when you build it! Among other reasons, pay attention to the beauty and high level of detail, in general, and the lifeboat, in particular, of its stern, which will shine splendor.
What to say about its imposing and fabulous 10 cannons made of metal!
Get the best finishing with the new Set of Acrylic Paints for Le Renard (277PACK18). Water-based and quick-drying, your French corsair ship model will be much more realistic. Contains 6 jars of 20 ml each with the following colours: Off-White, Off-Black, Chequer Yellow, Burnt Umber, Vermilion and Bright Green.
In short, after more than three years missing in the ‘Bermuda Triangle’, the wooden model ship of the French corsair cutter Le Renard (22401) is out of darkness. It is already at Artesanía Latina‘s stores to the delight of the modelers who were waiting for it… And there are many of them according to the emails received! Go privateers, build your ship!
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.
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!
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. Pastejapanese 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Packsthat 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.
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:loosetools, micro, in set and specific for naval modeling.
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!
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. TheBasic(277PACK14) and the Advanced (277PACK15).
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.
PERFECT FINISHES WITH THE NEW WATER-BASED ACRYLIC PAINTS
If you want to achieve the best finish on your model, this 2022 we have also expanded the assortment of fast-drying water-based acrylic paintsloose 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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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: 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!
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. 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.
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.
What are the contentsCarmen 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.
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!
The varied and elegant fishing boatmodels 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.
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-N) 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.
The modeling kit of La Provençale brings parts of high-precision laser-cut board sheets, set of wooden strips and round dowels, and accessories in die-cast, brass and wood. Not forgetting its set of cotton sails, pre-sewn by hand ready to be placed, and cotton thread. As a bonus, a beautiful wooden exhibitionbase to assemble with a name plate. For its assembly, it has an excellent and very complete step-by-step guide made on video by our modelers. As if it were an exclusive masterclass. Just visit our Youtube Channel -click here- where you can find all the recorded video tutorials. The kit comes with a printed plan of the finished boat and a list of parts. Does not contain printed instructions. Once built, it measures 12” (305 mm) length, 13.98” (335 mm) height and 3.93” (100 mm) width.
FISHING BOAT MODELS: PROVIDENCE, THE NEW ENGLAND WHALING (MOBY DICK)
Another of the fishing boatmodels 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.
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. For its assembly, you can follow our complete step-by-step guide in full color that can be downloaded for free on its product sheet in the ‘Instructions and Downloadable Content’ section. To do this, you can also scan the QR code on the printed boat plan and parts list that comes with the box. The kit does not contain printed instructions. Once it is assembled, this fantastic model measures Length 12.20” (310 mm), Height 9.44” (240 mm), Width 3.07” (78 mm).
FISHING BOATS: BON RETOUR, FROM LA RADA OF BREST (FRANCE)
The third of the wooden fishing boatmodels 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 Morkeeps 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.
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-N). 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.
The contents of the modeling kit of Saint Malo, has high precision laser cut board parts, hardwoods, brass, cast iron and cotton sails. If you want to assemble the model, watch the video tutorials made by our modelers on our YouTube channel. It does not contain printed instructions. The kit comes with a printed plan of the finished model and a list of parts. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 13.58” (345mm) length, 3.54” (90mm) width and 8.66” (220mm) height.
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.
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.
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.