From the end of the eighth century AD, Vikings originating from Scandinavia regularly appeared in Great Britain and on the European mainland on raiding expeditions in their Longships.
These highly sea worthy fighting ships of around 20 metres (66 feet) in length had a bow at both ends, enabling them to beach and/or launch in either direction.
The shallow draught of only 1.5 metres (5 feet) also gave the Vikings the option of sailing or rowing up inland waterways and rivers, allowing them to raid areas deep in the hinterland.
With these fast (a speed of 20 knots) and very manoeuvrable fighting ships also known as Dragon Boats , the Vikings ventured as far away as Iceland, Greenland and even North America, as excavations at settlements have proven.
- Two-piece wood grained hull
- Large area deck parts with many engraved details
- Typical Dragons Head
- 64 separate, individual shields
- Anchor and 32 Oars
- Structured Sail
- Mast, Yardarm and thread for authentic rigging
- Two piece stand
- Comprehensive set of decals for all shields and the sail
- Length 385mm
- Height 237mm
- Scale 1:50
Starter Paint Pack Includes:
6 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. The paint packs offered are only our suggestion and may not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40 ml.
Plastic magic cement is a thin liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable with minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.