Wednesday, April 06, 2016

West Lake Pleasure Boat

This is a 1/30 (?) scale all-wood model of a Chinese pleasure boat still seen on West Lake near Beijing.
It is a plank-on-frame construction without metal parts. I added the brass bolts for look and strength. The hull wood is dark, possibly mahogany, but has been stained with furniture repair felt pens, then coated with clear varnish. I am very pleased with the outcome of this Chinese wood model kit I acquired from AliExpress for about $20.
John Clearwater
Ottawa