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Occre HMS Terror 1:65 Scale Model Ship Kit

Occre HMS Terror 1:65 Scale Model Ship Kit

94.99

Occre HMS Terror In 1845, under the command of Sir John ...
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Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml

6.95

Tamiya TS-100 Base White Spray 100ml
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Aeronaut Jonny Harbour Tug

Aeronaut Jonny Harbour Tug

379.00

Aeronaut Jonny Model Boat Kit. Jonny is a compact and manouverable ...
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RO-Marin Sea Jet Evolution

RO-Marin Sea Jet Evolution

169.99

Ro-Marin Sea Jet Evolution After many successful years, the time is ...
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Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml

6.95

Tamiya TS-100 SG Bright Gun Metal Spray 100ml
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Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml

Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml

6.95

Tamiya TS-99 IJN Grey Spray 100ml
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Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31

Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31

7.75

2-Ton Epoxy 28g Syringe S-31 30 Minute Epoxy Picture may vary ...
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Devcon 5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845

Devcon 5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845

8.50

5-Min Epoxy Syringe 25ml S-20845 Bond Strength 1500lbs psi. Sets crystal ...
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Universal Joint - Red

Universal Joint - Red

2.50

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete. Old Part No. ...
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Threaded Coupling Insert M4

Threaded Coupling Insert M4

2.29

M4 Threaded Insert Old Part No. C8011
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Plain Coupling Insert 3.2mm

Plain Coupling Insert 3.2mm

2.29

3.2mm Plain Insert, Includes grub screw Old Part No. C8016
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1022 White Wood Filler

1022 White Wood Filler

4.90

White wood filler, very light, quick drying and sands easily, specially ...
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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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AP9105W Dull Black 18ml

AP9105W Dull Black 18ml

2.18

Sold in 18ml bottles, Admiralty Paints Dull Black is a scale ...
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Universal Joint - Black

Universal Joint - Black

2.54

Modular type universal joint, requires inserts to complete.
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Modelcraft Electric Plank Bender (240V)

Modelcraft Electric Plank Bender (240V)

29.95

Ideal for bending planking strips to the desired curvature. The ...
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Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8

Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8
Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 1 Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 2 Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 3 Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 4 Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 5 Mantua Kon-Tiki 1:8 - View 6

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: 149.16(Inc VAT) / US Dollars: US$144.10(Tax Free)