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Happy Hunter Salvage Tug with Fitting Set

Happy Hunter Salvage Tug with Fitting Set

569.99

The Happy Hunter is a scale reproduction of a Dutch ocean-going ...
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Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

Dolly Harbour Launch 1:20

135.95

This type of ship is used universally in many ports of ...
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Revell T-6 G Texan 1:72 Scale

Revell T-6 G Texan 1:72 Scale

9.98

The North American T-6 was one of the most successful training ...
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Revell Lockheed Martin F-16 MLu 100th Anniversary 1:72 Scale

Revell Lockheed Martin F-16 MLu 100th Anniversary 1:72 Scale

19.99

A model replica of an F-16Mlu belonging to No 1 Squadron ...
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Revell VW Kafer 1951/1952 - Technik 1:16 Scale

Revell VW Kafer 1951/1952 - Technik 1:16 Scale

129.00

The success story of the Beetle, one of the most important ...
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Revell Porsche 911 Turbo 1:24 Scale

Revell Porsche 911 Turbo 1:24 Scale

29.99

A challenging model construction kit of the powerful 260bhp Porsche 911 ...
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Revell Trabant 601S 60 Years of Trabant 1:24 Scale

Revell Trabant 601S 60 Years of Trabant 1:24 Scale

36.98

The set honours the type series of the Trabant produced from ...
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Revell Scharnhorst German Battlecruiser 1:570 Scale

Revell Scharnhorst German Battlecruiser 1:570 Scale

12.98

Model construction kit of the Scharnhorst, the first German battleship to ...
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Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

Plain Coupling Insert 4mm

2.29

4mm Plain Insert, Includes grub screw Old Part No. C8007
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Universal Joint - Red

Universal Joint - Red

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete. Old Part No. ...
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4134/10 Brass Pins 10mm (100)

4134/10 Brass Pins 10mm (100)

1.18

Brass, building pins, round head. Length 10mm, diameter 0.7mm.
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Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

Microsnips (Rigging Snips)

4.94

Versatile Japanese style scissors. Very fine surgically sharp blades gives a ...
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Admiralty Glues Thick Superglue 20g Standard

Admiralty Glues Thick Superglue 20g Standard

2.60

Caldercraft Admiralty Glues Standard Cyanoacrylate (superglue) is a high quality modelling ...
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Universal Joint - Black

Universal Joint - Black

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete.
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Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Standard

Admiralty Glues Medium Superglue 20g Standard

2.60

Caldercraft Admiralty Glues Standard Cyanoacrylate (superglue) is a high quality modelling ...
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Amati Pin Pusher

Amati Pin Pusher

7.82

Amati Pin Pusher. An extremely useful too for positioning even the ...
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Kon-Tiki 1:8

Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8

The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki was built as a copy of a pre historic South American vessel. Constructed from nine balsa logs collected from Equador A crew of six men sailed the raft from Callao in Peru on the 28th of April 1947 and landed of Raroia in Polynesia after 101 days.

This successful voyage of 4300 miles proved that the islands in Polynesia were within the range of this type of prehistoric South American Vessels.

Scale 1:8th
Length 590mm

Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea islands had been settled by an ancient race from South America. According to legend, this migration was led by the mythical hero, Kon-Tiki.

Heyerdahl's theory was met by a storm of protest, since it was widely believed the islands had been populated from the Indonesia. One of the arguments was the lack of evidence that the Pre-Colombian Indians of South America had sea-going vessels capable of crossing the enormous expanse of ocean between their continent and Polynesia.

Heyerdahl decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. He built a replica of an Indian balsa wood raft and set sail from Peru on April 28, 1947 with five other adventurers. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales and sharks, they sighted land - the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

The Mantua kit is built using balsa logs tied with rope to form a water-tight platform. The top of the platform, which serves as the deck, is finished with woven balsa strips. A deck-house, built of basswood strips and covered with laser-cut wooden pieces to simulate a thatched roof, protects the crew from the elements. The kit also includes canvas window flaps and sail material, plus a template for the painted sail decoration. Full building plans and detailed construction manual assure a fascinating historically accurate model.

Scale 1:8th
Length 590mm

Part No: 703


Price: 132.00 (Including VAT at 20%)
Euros: 150.48 (Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$154.00 (Tax Free)