Sunday, December 27, 2015

Korean coastal vessel GA-GEO finished

I have now completed my second sailing vessel, the "Meok-Sun" (wooden ship) "GA-GEO-DO" (people can live island) coastal vessel kit from Young Modelers Company of South Korea. The kit was a gift from my dear colleague Sangho Lee. The model is a copy of the museum ship built in 1996 to commemorate the wooden vessels which have sailed that part of Korea for well over a thousand years. Like Chinese vessels, the Ga-Geo has eccentric sails for moving very close to the wind.
The fit and cut are amazing. This was well designed and well executed. The wood is great and works well.
It is 1/50 scale, and is 210mm long and 290mm high. In Seoul the kit costs about $45.
John Clearwater