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Kon-Tiki 1:8


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Heyerdahl decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. He built a replica of an Indian balsa wood raft.

Scale 1:8, Length: 590 mm
Display scale kit difficulty:1

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This beginner kit is a good choice for everyone who is new in ship model building. The kit features the following: The Kon-Tiki kit is built using balsa logs tied with rope to form a water-tight platform. The top of the platform, which serves as the deck, is finished with woven balsa strips. A deck-house, built of basswood strips and covered with laser-cut wooden pieces to simulate a thatched roof, protects the crew from the elements. The kit also includes canvas window flaps and sail material, plus a template for the painted sail decoration. Full building plans and detailed construction manual assure a fascinating historically accurate model.