Have we got a surprise for you! We now have a 1:50 scale plastic Viking Longship kit by Revell available. Ideal for landing your Gripping Beast plastic Vikings ashore!
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 65 feet in length had a bow at both ends, enabling them to beach and/or launch in either direction. The shallow draught of only 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.
This 38.5 cm long, 24cm tall plastic kit contains:
– 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
The vac-formed sail and rigging will really make this kit stand out, giving you lots of options for modelling.
For those who don’t want to go blind painting each of the shield designs the kit comes with a lovely waterslide decals sheet – feast your eyes on these! There’s even one for the sail too!
And don’t forget to fill out your landing party with a box or two of the Gripping Beast plastic Vikings!