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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!

Posted in Ship Models

Santa Ana Model Ship in Wood at 1:84 Scale: The Return of the Acclaimed Naval Model Building Kit for Experts, Limited Edition Trafalgar 1805!

After more than six years of waiting and hundreds, if not thousands, of emails sent by our customers friends requesting a highly desired product from Artesania Latina, we are going to brighten your day! As a radiant novelty for 2022, we are excited to present you the new and limited edition of Trafalgar 1805 Santa Ana model ship (22905-N) at 1:84 scale, the faithful replica in miniature of the Spanish line ship with 112 cannons launched in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. And most importantly, an essential vessel in the Battle of Trafalgar between the Bristish Royal Navy and the Spanish Armada at the beginning of the following century. Of course, now we bring you a renewed ship model building kit aimed at elite modelers.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

SANTA ANA MODEL SHIP: KIT CONTENTS OF SPANISH LINE SHIP

The renewed wooden naval modeling kit of the famous Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana at 1:84 scale was the prototype of a series of 8 identical vessels that would constitute the nerve of the Armada. The modeler will be able to find in this new limited edition of the kit hundreds of high quality parts such as strips, rods and sheets of solid wood and plywood of basswood cut by a precision laser. Also, a spectacular 373 x 110 mm brass photo-etched plate with the finest details such as lanterns, railings or details of the cannons.

Of course, pre-sewn sails made of cotton fabric -ready to be placed- and cotton threads of different colors and thicknesses. We cannot forget the acetates, the nets and the flags. As a bonus so that the model is perfectly displayed, like an artwork that it is, a wooden exhibition base with a metal plate.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

With this Santa Ana model ship, you can represent the appearance and artillery of the boat correctly in the battle of Trafalgar. The crowned rampant lion figurehead is a new design. New artillery, corrected in scale and now much more detailed including photo-etched parts, has the howitzers that the ship carried in Trafalgar. The previous metal lifeboats have been replaced with a more realistic wooden construction.

The crowned rampant lion figurehead is a new design.

The new artillery, corrected in scale and now much more detailed including photo-etched parts, has the howitzers that the ship carried in Trafalgar.

The previous metal lifeboats have been replaced with a more realistic wooden construction.

Do you still need to see more to be amazed due to the beauty of the new Spanish ship of the line Santa Ana Trafalgar 1805? No problem. Just below there is a video in which you can watch all the contents, the so-called ‘unboxing’, of this spectacular wooden ship modeling kit.

RENEWED INSTRUCTIONS: STEP-BY-STEP MORE ENJOYABLE!

Once Santa Ana model ship (22905-N) is built, it measures 46.45” (1180 mm) length, 34.25” (870 mm) height and 18.11” (460 mm) width. Its design by means of false keel and frames brings its assembly closer to that of the real vessel. And how to assemble it? The modelers and 3D designers who work at Artesania Latina have redesigned all the old instructions. Colour arrives to the Spanish ship of the 18th century! Now, you will be able to appreciate the different assembly steps much more clearly. Languages? Spanish, French, Italian, English, German, Dutch and Russian.

Instructions Miniature Replica Spanish Ship Santa Ana (22905-N) by Artesania Latina.

The wooden ship model kit has an instructions DVD for computer (Windows and Mac). Clearing step-by-step photos, as well as demonstrative videos with some of the most important steps. Printed instructions are not included. Remember that you can also download for free the instructions on the product sheet of this model on Artesania Latina website. It should be emphasized that now it also comes with a special guide -annexes- to assemble and decorate the model as it was in reality the ship during the Battle of Trafalgar.

If you also want to see how Santa Ana model ship would look unpainted, with a more classic appearance, only with the sapele veneer, under these lines there are several photographs that show it, take a look at them!

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina. Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

PACK OF ACRYLIC PAINTS SANTA ANA

However, Artesania Latina modelers recommend to paint of the Santa Ana model ship with its Specific Water-Based Acrylic Paint Pack (277PACK22), for sale separately. The result of the finishes of the Spanish ship of the line will be much more realistic and visual. Quick-drying, the twelve different colors paints come in small 20ml pots. With off white, off black, bright red, FS11136 red, navy blue, ice yellow, chrome yellow, khaki yellow, cocoa, burnt umber and gold, your jewel of naval modeling will astonish anyone who sees it.

Pack of Acrylic Paints for Spanish Line Ship Santa Ana (277PACK22) by Artesania Latina.

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

In short, built at the Ferrol Shipyards and launched in 1784, the Santa Ana was the first of a series of three-deck ships called the Meregildos. Captained by José Gardoqui, he intervened in the Battle of Trafalgar inflicting heavy punishment on the English ship Royal Sovereign. Attacked by several English ships, he was captured and later saved by the Rayo, Montañés and San Justo, who towed him to Cádiz in the middle of the night. He would end up sinking in Havana, where he had been sent to prevent Napoleon’s troops from capturing him. Now, you have the opportunity, once again, to build a fundamental piece of world naval history. Assemble this limited edition Trafalgar 1805 of Santa Ana model ship  (22905-N). Just watch the video below to fall in love!

Santa Ana Model Ship (22905-N) in Wood at 1:84 Scale. Trafalgar 1805 Limited Edition by Artesania Latina.

Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

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

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

Catalogue of Naval Modeling Tools made by Artesania Latina.

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

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

ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER AND PLANK BENDER FOR SHIP MODELING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NAVAL MODELING TOOLS: MICRO SHAPERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

MAGNETIC NAILER FOR MODEL BUILDING

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

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

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

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

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

HULL SUPPORT FOR SHIP MODELS

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

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

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

SET OF BASIC MODELING TOOLS Nº1

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

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

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

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

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

SET OF PROFESSIONAL MODELING TOOLS Nº1

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

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

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

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

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

WATERLINE MARKER FOR MODEL SHIPS

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

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

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

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Fishing Boat Model Mare Nostrum: New Image for the Fabulous 1:35 Wooden Ship Replica from the Mediterranean Sea

One of the best-selling naval scale models in the world, one of the delights from Artesania Latina for modelers. The fishing boat model Mare Nostrum (20100-N) at 1:35 scale is a faithful miniature replica of the Mediterranean Sea. Detailed to the max! And now with a new image! Your kit to build comes with an improved and beautiful presentation thanks to the renewed design of its box. Aimed at modelers with an intermediate level of expertise and knowledge on naval modeling, it is also makes happy other lovers of this hobby due to its precious finishes and details.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

The trawling boats in the Mediterranean Sea are all similar, presenting small variations depending on their place of origin. In this sense, the fishing boat Mare Nostrum is a classic boat from Arenys de Mar (Catalonia), Spain. It is characterized by having a length of 15 meters, a beam of 3.5 and a displacement of 10 tons. Its propulsion is carried out thanks to a 40HP motor. We have reproduced it exactly so that, after being assembled, this beautiful and typical naval scale model will be the same as its older twin brother.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

FISHING BOAT MODEL MARE NOSTRUM KIT CONTENTS

The wooden fishing boat model of the legendary Mare Nostrum was redesigned a few years ago. Its assembly experience since then is totally satisfactory for the modeler who wants to spend time entertaining and passionate about the hobby. Parts that fit perfectly equals enjoyment. Once this classic Costa Brava fishing boat is built, its dimensions are 16.14” (410mm) length, 10.63” (270mm) height and 4.13” (105mm) width.

 

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

The naval modeling kit with the fishing boat model Mare Nostrum is made up of high quality parts in wood cut with precision laser and metal. It stands out for its high level of detail to provide greater realism. It is equipped with fish boxes, 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 hauling.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina. Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina. Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

As a bonus, you can display your beautiful finished model thanks to the fact that it brings a wooden exhibition base with a name plate for its display.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

PRECISE DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARE NOSTRUM ASSEMBLY

Assemble this magnificent 1:35 scale fishing boat model called Mare Nostrum, your ship model kit has detailed and precise instructions on DVD format for computer or laptop (PC or Mac). Remember that you can also download them for free at its product sheet on Artesania Latina.

IDEAL FINISHES THANKS TO FISHING BOAT MODEL PAINTS SET

How to get the best finishes for your fishing boat model Mare Nostrum? We have fantastic news! Artesania Latina already offers its specific Set of Paints for Fishing Boat Model (277PACK3), for sale separately. 12 jars of 20 ml each with fast-drying, water-based acrylic paints. Paint your naval scale model with the right colors!

Set of Paints for Fishing Boat Model Mare Nostrum (277PACK3) by Artesania Latina.

Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Mare Nostrum (20100-N) is an exceptional wooden modeling kit that should be present on your collection of ship models as it is an icon of naval history and, specifically, of fishing. The Mediterranean at home!Fishing Boat Model in Wood to Be Built Mare Nostrum at 1:35 scale (20100-N) from Artesania Latina.

Posted in Model Building Tips, Modeling Tools & Accessories

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER KIT FOR WOODEN SHIP MODELING

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

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

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

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

HOW TO USE IT FOR BENDING AND SHAPING

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

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

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

SET OF 6 MINI FASTENING PLIERS

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

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

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

NOW AVAILABLE 110-VOLTS AMERICAN VERSION ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER!

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

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

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

Posted in Airbrushing on Model Building

Paints for Model Ships (I): New Catalog of Specific Sets for Naval Modeling

For a long time our client friends asked us what paints and colors to use to paint their Artesania Latina naval scale models. That fact was a big annoyance for the modelers. We have solved the problem! We already have an extensive and varied catalog of specific sets of paints for model ships. Made of acrylic and water-based paints with an excellent quality, and most importantly, quick-drying. They can be applied both with airbrush -we recommend it- as with brush. The existing colors are presented in 20 ml jars.

Paints for Model Ships. Use with both Airbrush and Brush.

When you want to undertake new naval modeling, you can also purchase the precise model ship paints you need for those faithful miniature replicas. Goodbye to the headaches of having to check what the original colors were in official documents. You will not be forced to search the Internet for a page that faithfully reflects this data. Directly, in the same product sheet of the naval model that you are going to build, you will find the link that takes you to the specific paintings that your scale model requires. On the other hand, if you are on our website and go to the ‘Finishing’ section and its subsection Paints and Finishing Sets you will directly see all the paints for model ships that we offer. Below, we begin to break down what they all are so you can get to know them.

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: WOODEN CARAVELS AND GALLEON

One of the most requested sets of paints for model ships from Artesania Latina. The one destined to paint the naval scale models of caravels and galleons (277PACK8) thanks to which the Spanish discovered America and undertook great deeds. It consists of 12 jars of acrylic water-based paints with the following colors. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Dark Red Leather, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Navy Blue and Basic Skin. Get the best finishes for references 22410 (La Niña), 22411-N (Santa Maria), 22412 (La Pinta) and 22452-N (San Francisco Galleon).

Paints for Model Ships. Caravels and Galleons (277PACK8).

Wooden Caravels Models: La Niña (22410), La Santa María (22411-N) and La Pinta (22412).

Wooden Ship Model Galleon San Francisco II (22452-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: FISHING BOATS (BASIC)

The second set of paints for ship models is, in this case, the basic for fishing boats (277PACK13). It is one of the two packs aimed at painting this type of marine and river vessels. Perfect for optimal finishes in the naval miniature of the traditional trawler fishing boat of the Mediterranean Sea, Mare Nostrum (20100-N). Also for other similar scale models. The colors included in this set with 6 jars of acrylic and water-based paints are Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Royal Blue, Aluminum and Gold.

Basic Paints for Model Ships. Fishing Boat (277PACK13). Mare Nostrum (20100-N) and many others.

Wooden Ship Model Fishing Boat Mare Nostrum (20100-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: FISHING BOATS (ADVANCED)

The third set of paints for ship models that we propose is the advanced for fishing boats (277PACK3). It is the other of the two packs that are used to paint this type of fishing boats. Ideal for excellent finishes in naval scale models of the tuna boat Carmen II (18030) and tuna boat Marina II (20506), both from the Cantabrian Sea, and also from the commented Mare Nostrum (20100-N), among many others. The colors included in this set with 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints are Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Royal Blue, Deep Yellow, Burnt Umber, Hull Green, Aluminium, Gold, Copper, Vermilion and Navy Blue.

Advanced Set of Paints for Model Ships: Fishing Boats (277PACK3).

Wooden Ship Model: Tuna Boat from Cantabrian Sea Carmen II (18030).

Wooden Ship Model: Tuna Boat from Cantabrian Sea Marina II (20506).

PAINTS FOR WOODEN PADDLE STEAMER MODEL KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI

The fourth set of paints is the one used for the beautiful wooden scale model of the paddle steamer King of the Mississippi (277PACK6). Magnificent if you want the best finishes in the model of this American ship (20515). These colors are included in the pack of 6 bottles of acrylic and water paint. Off Black, Off White, Bright Red, Buff, Gold and Burnt Umber.

Paints fow Wooden Model Ship Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (277PACK6).

Wooden Model Ship New Paddle Steamer King of the Mississippi (20515).

PAINTS FOR FRENCH TRAINING MODEL SHIP BELEM AND FRENCH ROYAL NAVY

One of the jewels of the naval modeling of ArtesanIa Latina is the French training ship Belem (22519). The good news is that we have a paints set (277PACK2) specific for this majestic wooden model. In order for your miniature naval replica to be a mirror of the original ship it must be faithfully painted. Including 5 bottles of acrylic and water-based paint, as well as one of Oak Tone Satin Stain. Colors: Off Black, Off White, Prussian Blue, Hull Red and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships: French Training Ship Belem (277PACK2).

French Training Model Ship Belem (22519).

Likewise, Artesania Latina offers an exclusive set of paints for French Navy ships (277PACK4) for Hermione La Fayette Frigate Wooden Ship Model Kit (22517-N). In case you have another model of the Gallic country that you haven’t painted yet because I didn’t know how or with what products. Paint with the 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints. There are all these colors! Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Prussian Blue, Royal Blue, Ice Yellow, Deep Yellow, Buff, Burnt Umber, Cocoa Brown, Vermilion and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships: French Royal Navy (277PACK4).

Wooden Model Ship Kit: Hermione La Fayette Frigate (22517-N).

PAINTS FOR MODEL SHIPS: AMERICAN SCHOONERS (SWIFT)

The wooden model of the American pilot boat Swift (22110-N) also has its set of paints for sale separately. The good news is that we have a paint set (277PACK9) specific for this majestic wooden model. In order for your miniature naval replica to be a mirror of the original ship it must be faithfully painted. Paint with its 6 bottles of acrylic and water-based paints: Off White, Off Black, Hull Red, Burnt Umber, Hull Green and Gold.

Paints for Model Ships. American Schooners - Swift (277PACK9).

Wooden Ship Model American Schooner Swift (22110-N).

PAINTS FOR SHIP MODELS: ROYAL NAVY (HMS VICTORY)

The wooden models of Royal Navy sips are lucky because they also have the precise set of paints (277PACK11) for these emblematic vessels. Among them, the HMS Victory. Paint your Anglo-Saxon scale model with its 12 jars of acrylic and water-based paints. Off White, Off Black, Bright Red, Royal Blue, Checker Yellow, Buff, Cocoa Brown, Burnt Umber, Gold, Vermilion, Navy Blue and Basic Skin.

Paints for Model Ships. Royal Navy (277PACK11).

You can paint your naval scale models with the confidence and safety that our high-quality products provide. Read the second part of this post, click here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTENTS WOODEN NAVAL MODELING KIT GALLEON SECTION MODEL

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

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

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

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

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

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