HISTORY OF RED DRAGON CHINESE JUNK: AN EXOTIC WOODEN SHIP MODEL
Discover the Red Dragon, a wooden model ship of this Chinese junk. Still in use in many parts of Southeast Asia, these boats were used for both war and for trade. The precious junks, typical of the China Sea, were used by leaders of the time such as Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan, who used them to try to conquer Japan during the 13th century.
The appearance of the junks is documented about 600 BC. The hull has no keel and has a short stern. Its sails are made of thick fabric reinforced with reeds, which provides great stability and propulsion. It was one of the most used boats by pirates off the coast of Southeast Asia.
The historian Herbert Warington Smyth recorded the great virtues of the junk, estimating that it had the most efficient naval design because it handled well with the worst weather conditions of the seas and with the difficult inland waterways.
RED DRAGON SHIP MODEL BUILDING KIT
Build your 1:60 scale model of the Red Dragon, a Chinese junk. Its construction system using false keel and frames brings the assembly of your model closer to the construction of the actual ship. Once built, the model measures 18.89” (480mm) length, 5.11” (130mm) width and 17.32” (440mm) height.
Red Dragon modeling kit includes laser cut board parts, hardwood, brass, die-cast and fabric. For the assembly you can follow our complete full colour step-by-step guide in 5 languages (Spanish, English, French, German and Danish), accompanied by drawings of the ship, both of them on DVD format. The kit does not include printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button of this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Contents’.