This model represents a Viking ship found in 1880 near the village of Gokstad in Norway. The ship was built in the second half of the ninth century. The excellent nautical ability of the ship was demonstrated in the year 1893 when a replica built by Magnus Anderson travelled from Norway to the USA. The total length of the ship was 24 metres. The keel and planks were made from oak wood. The ship was propelled by 32 oars and one rectangular sail.
Intermediate Skill Level
Length: 24", Height: 14.5", Scale: 1:35Link: Download a copy of the Viking Gokstad instruction manual.
For 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 the Czech Republic.
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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