Posted in Modeling Tools & Accessories

Model Building Workbench: Organization Table for Tools and Accessories

A fundamental accessory for modeling -even more so for naval modeling– and for any type of craft. The modeler and the lover of other manual hobbies already have a product to have organized all the parts of their models, tools and other objects. Likewise, you can work on a stable surface, compact, resistant and light -it weighs only 1.5 kg- for assembly and creation. Discover the functional, portable and attractive Model Building Workbench (27648) from the Hobby Tools collection made by Artesania Latina. With this Modeling Workstation, you can keep the place where you work in order. But, in addition, it allows you to place your ship model firmly and correctly while you build it. There is a hull holder on the workbench!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!ASSEMBLY AND MATERIALS FOR MODEL BUILDING WORKBENCH

The Model Building Workbench made by Artesania Latina it is made of lime board, a particularly beautiful material, hard over time and not very heavy. To build it, we attach some very precise instructions. Of course, it is very easy to assemble because the parts of the board are cut by laser, they fit perfectly. Assemble it with the help of Cyanoacrylate (27650) and Spray Accelerator -you will obtain better adhesion- or White Glue (27602).

Thick Cyanoacrylate & Cyano Accelerator Spray (27650).

You can also leave it with its original appearance or customize it according to your tastes and imagination with some varnish or paint. Once built, its measurements are 21.45” (545mm) width, 13.38” (340mm) height and 9.25” (235mm) depth. It fits anywhere at your own home or garage.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!


The Modeling and Crafts Workshop has these components. On both sides of it, it incorporates a handle to be able to move it, change its location or transport it easily and comfortably. It is ideal that it is portable! Why not pursue your passion outdoors too!

Inside, fits all kinds of hand tools and a A4 Cutting Mat (27644).

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

It has 5 drawers made of transparent plastic for small parts or remnants. Likewise, a drawer made of wood for larger parts, tools and accessories.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

On the sides, there is a dedicated space for magazines, instructions or (A4) catalogues. And also another one for wood, plastic or metal strips, and even the cutting mat.

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

For more details, on the video below you can see all about this magnificent Model Building Workbench (27648):

Model Building Workbench (27648). For Many More Crafts Too!

In short, this portable model building workbench can be used for hobbies other than modeling. Crafts, sewing, work with clay are some of these.


Complement your model building workshop! Add a model building product if you want organized paints, tools and brushes, use the Paints & Tools Organizer (27648-TP), for sale separately. Manufactured with the same material and quality so that it is combined with the workbench itself. What’s more, you can snap it inside when you put it away.

Modeler's Paints and Tools Organizer (27648-TP).

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Ship Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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).