For those who might be interested in finding out more about kits from the Spanish ship model kit manufacturer Occre, check out my out-of-the-box kit review on Ages of Sail’s blog site. It’s a look at one of their more recent kits, the Buccanner, a fictional pirate ship from the late 16th or early 17th centuries.
While I’ve never built one, Occre kits look like nice basic kits. They’re similar in many ways to Artesania Latina kits, but as far as I’ve seen, their instructions are pretty consistent and the plans are very good. Parts quality is on the decorative side, but that’s just the style.