We just received a big shipment of products from the “new and improved” Artesania Latina, so we’re finally recovering after the holidays depleted our stocks of this long-time popular brand. In addition, we’ve receive some new kits you might want to check out, as well as the return of an old favorite, the San Juan Nepomuceno. But, the biggest news by far is the release of their brand new kit of the 17th century Swedish warship Vasa.
This spectacular kit is made for the Expert Level modeler and is produced in 1/65-scale, making it one of the largest Vasa kits available at 42″ long and 34″ high. The kit makes heavy use of die-cast and photo-etched decorations, and there are a LOT of them!
To build this kit, you will want to make sure that painting figures is something you enjoy, because there are a lot of them, and, unlike other kits that give you shiny metal decorations, this kit is set up for you to paint the figures as was done on the real ship. And to help you with that, Artesania Latina provides a complete, 60-page painting guide.
But, it’s not all about painting. This is a newly designed, detailed wooden ship model kit. And, while it’s made for the expert modeler, it contains a set of pictorial instructions that guide the builder carefully through every step. To do that, they’ve come up with an unprecedented 400+ page set of color instructions. These are provided in electronic format on DVD, and can also be downloaded directly to your computer.
This is a modern designed kit like no other, and will keep any ship modeler challenged, but does the utmost to help you successfully build an amazing and historically accurate model. The kit even comes complete with pre-sewn sails, a display stand, and 6 specially crafted 17th century crew figures, just for this kit.
This is a model kit that you’re going to want to check out, which you can do at Ages of Sail here: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/swedish-warship-vasa-(artesania-latina,-1:65).html Ω