Birch Bark Canoe 1:56 (28mm)

1/56 scale model of traditional birchbark canoe used by Native American. The model is cut by the waterline.

Made from P.U. resin, unpainted.

Approximate weight: 15g (53oz)

Length : 14cm (5.5 in)

Width (of the hull): 3 cm (1.18 in)

All orders over 150€ have free shipping.

More details

14.52 €

Accessories

More info

Traditional Birch Bark Canoe

Birch bark or birchbark is the bark of several Eurasian and North American birch trees of the genus Betula. The strong and water-resistant  bark can be easily cut, bent, and sewn, which has made it a valuable building, crafting, and writing material, since pre-historic times.

Barrage Miniatures' 28mm model was inspired by drawings and photos from the  Algonquin tribes , as well as testimonials  by the French during the Fur Trade period.

.

Image source: http://www.bytown.net/champlain400.htm

Image source: http://www.nativetech.org/brchbark/bigcanoe.htm

References/Links

The Canadian Museum of History https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/watercraft/wab01eng.html

Collection on the early history of Canada including the fur trade:  http://www.billbuxton.com/furtrade.html

Canadian Canoe Museum:  http://www.canoemuseum.net/

Tom Byers Home Page:  http://www.thebirchbarkcanoeshop.4t.com/

Article on Tom Byers:  http://www.gopaddle.com/html/tombyers.html

30 other products in the same category: