Artesania 22165 Sultan Arab Dhow Wooden Ship Model Scale 1:85. FREE Postage

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Sultan Arab Dhow Wooden Ship Model. Scale 1:85

ART-22165 - Artesania Latina

This wooden ship model depicts in 1:85 scale, a Sultan Arab Dhow Sailing Ship. These traditional Arabian dhow sailed from the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, India and East Africa. This ship was the primary instrument in the commerce and in the propagation of the Islamic faith. Also, the dhow was mainly used as cargo ship, for grain, fish, slaves or minerals.

The exact origin of the dhow is unknown, although its appearance seems to be linked to Islam. Revolutionary in naval history for its triangular sails the design is practically unchanged since its initial designs and it is believed that the dhow was the germ for the construction of Venetian galleys and caravels, which favoured the creation of larger ships with mixed sails. The dhows are still sailing along the shores of the Indian Ocean.

The modelling kit of the Sultan dhow contains everything necessary for the model to be a faithful reflection of the original ship, thanks mainly to its design by false keel and frames.

The replica contains high precision laser cut boards featuring wood, brass and foundry parts with birch veneer featured. There are high-quality brass photo-engraved pieces, hand sewn sails ready to be fitted, cotton yarn and a stand to display the model once finished. Also included are super detailed step-by-step instruction guides, as well as full scale plan of the finished model.

This kit is suitable for beginner wooden modellers. The completed model measures 390mm long, 440mm tall with a 125mm beam.

This kit does not include glue, paint or tools - all will be necessary to complete the kit.

This magnificent beginners kit also includes FREE POSTAGE to anywhere in Australia

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