Virginia 1819 Schooner Wooden Ship Model Kit by Artesania Latina

 

 


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Latina 1/41 Virginia American Schooner LAT22135

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  • Detailed constuction methods allow modeler to form the hull by\r\n attaching planking strakes to the false keel and frames.
  • ach mast must be built and painted or stained for added realism
  • All wood construction features Apple-wood, Ramin, Plywood, Mahogany
  • Brass hardware such as eyebolts, stanchions, rings, hinges and hinge pins, belaying pins and much more
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds

This is the Latina Virgina 1:41 scale static wooden model ship kit. For Beginning Modelers. The Latina Virgina 1819 was designed in 1819 and launched that same year. Also know as "schooners", these boats offered great maneuverability and elegance. Equipped with a central swivel mounted carronade and lighty armed plus high speed the Virginia was used for pursuit and intercepting tasks as a Coast Guard boat.


Latina 1/41 Virginia American Schooner LAT22135

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Those with a fascination of the building process throughout history can experience some of what a ship builder may have had going through their minds four hundred years ago. A person can experience first hand the evolution of why the hull is shaped the way it is. They can learn why the wood planks need to line up exactly as they do in order to not leak, and gain insight into the overall design from the wooden mast to the beauty of the sail. Each phase builds upon the other and you learn not only about ship engineering, you learn skills such as patience and attention to detail as well. All of this is part of the process of building of wood model ships.

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This video covers instaling the wale strake, transom frame and preparing the bulkheads for planking. This is a video log of my construction process using the College of Model Ship Building practicum by lauckstreetshipyard.com. I am a novice/beginner model ship builder. I wanted to document the process of construction on my first real wooden model ship.
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12 Responses to “Virginia 1819 Schooner Wooden Ship Model Kit by Artesania Latina”

  1. YugoRus says:

    It is cognitive

  2. TacJammer says:

    Nicely done.

    OK, it’s driving me crazy, trying to figure it out… what is that music you have at the beginning and end?

  3. waldonass says:

    nice!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. coltino1911 says:

    Thank you by an italian modeler! Great job!
    Grazie infinite ottimo lavoro!

  5. hjones1 says:

    Nice job.

  6. Carole Dysart says:

    You've got it!!! The LOOK!! Whatever you do is going to look great. Just do what you love to do and be surprised when you see the end result. It is a gift. I also have a book that I put my 'samples' in, as I try small samples of an idea I want to try and staple the piece in and make notes as to why I liked or did not like the end result and what I would or would not do something different the next time. It is too hard to remember back what you did and this is a great resource and reminder.

    Carole

  7. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful entry. I especially enjoyed the mention of the trophy for being the “best of all losers”.

    I am curious – there are J-boats all over the marinas now, slicked up and stripped down titanium and fiberglass wonders that weigh about 100 pounds, with fancy retracting bowsprits for spinnakers and such. Are they descended from those old J-boats? Since I'm not a racer, a good bit of racing trivia and facts escape me.

    It's so interesting about Speed and the masts for the America replica. I do love a wooden mast. I had one I varnished from a chair over the years and I enjoyed it, but now I refer those projects on to the young ones ;-)

    I can't quite get my mind around multihulls in the America's Cup. I read the wiki on the litigation involved. It made no sense to me, but it ought to be fun to watch the boats.

    I don't think the current J boats have anything to do with the old classics. There is, however, a group for J Class yachts that ARE based on the old designs. According to the site, the group met in 2000 and Class Rules were established for the construction of Replica Rebuilds from original plans.

  8. LibraryThing says:

    Guinea Pig/s needed!: I’m a very very amateur builder, and to say I’m a scripter would be a flat out lie. None th…

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  10. Reenaurl says:

    I’m making chicken and stuffing. For dessert I bought brie and pecans and wood planks. Mmm.

  11. says:

    I don't think the current J boats have anything to do with the old classics. There is, however, a group for J Class yachts that ARE based on the old designs. According to the site, the group met in 2000 and Class Rules were established for the construction of Replica Rebuilds from original plans.]]>

  12. Mike says:

    In order for the company to handle the shipping they would also have to warehouse your merchandise. I don't know of any e-commerce company besides Amazon that would want to be in the warehousing business.

    You would be better off using UPS. They have a great ecommerce solution

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