This kit is a 1/72 scale model of the Gokstad Viking ship on display in the Viking ship museum in Oslo.
Emhar based the model on scale drawings on sale at the Museum, and were indebted to Professor Emil Christensen and especially to Archaeologist Knut Paasche for friendly, expert and informative advice on the project.
1/72 scale model of mid 9th Century ocean going Viking sailing ship capable of raids on Britain and elsewhere. Oars would be used mainly inshore . 64 shields and 32 oars are included. 32 Oarsmen and the sea chests they sat on are available seperately as product EM7218 Viking Oarsmen. The decks in the kit can be removed to reveal an accurate representation of the structure of a Viking ship.
The finished model is 12 3/4 inch (approx 323mm) long and can be displayed on the stand included
Read a little history about the Vikings and see a great diorama idea here
Starter Paint Pack Includes:
4 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes.