The Marenostrum is another kit by Artesanía Latina. It is a fairly simple and very decorative boat, ideal for beginners.
This was my first “difficult” scale model. It took me more than 300 hours to finish it, and with it I discovered how little I knew. It was not just a large and complex ship, but a mix between ship and diorama, which taught me what life was like for the men who lived and died in it. Several years later, I used the plans to design and build a cross section of the same ship, that you can see under “Dioramas” category.
This model is, at the same time, into two categories, ships and dioramas, since it presents a boat recently washed up on the beach with the help of a winch. It was made following a photographic report by the author, for which the distinctive elements of this typical fishing vessel from Málaga (southern Spain) were manufactured and added.