Artesania Latina Santisma Trinidad

$799.99

Part # AL22901
Scale: 1:84
Length: 46.88” (1191 mm)
Height: 35.63” (905 mm)
Width: 18.26” (464 mm)

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Artesania Latina Santisma Trinidad

Artesania Latina Santisma Trinidad

The Santisima Trinidad which is officially known as Nuestra Señora de la Santísima Trinidad, was a Spanish vessel that had 120 guns at her launch and extended to 144 later. She was the largest ship of her time, so it received the nickname of El Escorial de los Mares (The Palace of the Seas), and was one of the few line ships with four bridges that existed.

Despite the Santisima Trinidads impressive size or maybe because of it, she was not very effective because of her clumsiness and slow navigation. She is remembered mostly for her tragic end at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21st, 1805. It was under the orders of the squad leader Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros, and Francisco Javier de Uriarte y Borja as flag captain.

After a hard battle she was captured by the English and was in a very bad state or repair. On board were more than 200 dead and 100 injured crew. The English made every effort to save her and take her to the English port of Gibraltar. She was being towed by the frigates HMS Naiad and HMS Phoebe. However, she would finally sink on October 24th some 25 or 28 miles south of Cádiz.

Symbol of the end of Spanish power in the seas, the greatest war weapon of her time now remains at the bottom of the ocean. Her artillery were extracted and installed at the entrance of the Pantheon of Maritime Illustres located at the School of Suboficiales of the Navy, in San Fernando (Cadiz).

Artesania Latina Santisma Trinidad Kit

With this faithful 1:84 scale model, you can showcase the appearance and artillery of the Santísima Trinidad. Modelers who wish to line the hull of the magnificent model of the Spanish ship are in luck because the kit includes copper tape to be able to do it below the waterline.

With a 100% new design for this model and after the work of Artesania Latina’s professional team of modelers, the wooden model kit of the famous Spanish ship of the line Santísima Trinidad at 1:84 scale is a must on the collection of ship replicas of any expert modeler.

For its creation, Artesania Latina has studied the plans found in Saint Petersburg and the monograph by Joaquín Rodríguez Crespo, with unheard of historical fidelity. This model accurately represents what the ship looked like at the end of her life, during the Battle of Trafalgar with the correct artillery. This kit is a perfect miniature of the flagship of the Spanish Navy.

This new edition of the kit contains parts of the highest quality even in solid wood: 14 sheets of precision laser cut plywood made of basswood and 6 spectacular photo-etched plates in brass with parts such as lanterns, railings or details of the cannons. Also, 10 packs of planks and rods, and American oak veneer. All blocks and deadeyes for the rigging are prefabricated. Brass rods and tubes are included as well.

One is sure to be surprised by the incredible number of 18 pre-sewn sails made of cotton fabric ready to be placed, cotton rigging, translucent acetates, adhesive flags in textured fabric and as a gift so that the model is perfectly showcased like a jewel of naval modeling that it is, a wooden display base with a metal name plate.

For its assembly, there is a QR code that when you scanned with your mobile phone or tablet will takes you to the product sheet of Santísima Trinidad on Artesania Latina’s website, where you can freely download the instructions, which are completely redesigned with clarifying step-by-step photos (more than 800 pages on digital format, not on paper), as well as 10 demo videos with some of the most important steps. No printed instructions are available. It includes two printed posters: one with the 1:1 scale model and another with the parts list and sails identification. Remember that the assembly guide can be found in this product sheet, by clicking on the button called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Content’.

In addition, the naval modeling kit of the Spanish vessel comes with several paper templates to make the building process of the model easier. Among other functions, they are used to arrange the elements on the decks and to place the embrasures and other objects on the sides of the hull. Speaking of the hull, its structure can be assembled as if it were a 3D puzzle.

Once it is assembled, the model of Santísima Trinidad measures a whopping 46.88” (1191 mm) long, 35.63” (905 mm) tall and 18.26” (464 mm) wide. As a bonus, the modeling kit comes with 5 die-cast figures.

No physical instructions or diagrams are included in this kit. You can download all of the files for free from Artesania Latina’s website.

Additional information

Weight 14.5 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 24 × 4 in