KON-TIKI - POLYNESIAN RAFT BY MANTUA MODEL KITS
KON-TIKI MA703 $189.99
Wooden Historic Scale Model Ship Kit by Mantua Model
Length 23-1/4" Scale 1:18 Entry Level
Log and Woven Balsa Construction
KON TIKI - BALSA WOOD RAFT
Kon-Tiki - 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 with a storm oh 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 set sail from Peru on April 28, 1947 with five other adventurers. After three months on they open sea they sighted land - the Polynesian Island of Puka-Puka.
The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles
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CAUTION!! Although these are high
quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one
not familiar with building foreign model ship kits.
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