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)

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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.


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Image source:


The Canadian Museum of History

Collection on the early history of Canada including the fur trade:

Canadian Canoe Museum:

Tom Byers Home Page:

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