Amati's Chinese Pirate Junk kit seems to have sailed straight out of the Orient, with a thatched bamboo roof and the characteristically large rudder. The bow, stern and cabins are decorated with brightly colored silk screened images of majestic birds and fanged demon gods.
Plank-on-bulkhead construction features pre-cut beech and walnut parts, walnut and brass fittings and eight burnished metal cannon. The kit also includes sail cloth, two large sheets of plans and building instructions.
(Display base is not included)
Intermediate Skill Level
Length 15" / Height 13" / Scale 1:45For new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Italy.
Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions
provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or
access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is
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