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     I wanted to emulate (somewhat) the flying Chinese Junk that appears in the movie "The Fifth Element". I had also seen similar concepts in some sci fi art and thought it would be a fun steam-punk-type build. The Aoshima model was tracked down after a long time searching for anything suitable.

    I finally purchased the Aoshima Chinese Junk in July 2018 after being disappointed in the Glencoe Explorers Chinese Junk. I found nothing on the internet to warn me just how tiny the Glencoe kit is. All told the hull is about 2 inches long despite some web sites selling this as a 1/72nd scale kit! You have been warned. I would believe it if some one told me the Glencoe kits were from a Christmas cracker or given away in cereal boxes. Not that the Aoshima Junk is much better.

    The Aoshima Junk appears to have no scale but comes in a nice big box from which you would have expected a hull about 9 inches long or more. In fact this kit is also tiny and entirely dwarved by the box it is in. The hull length barely scrapes in at 5 inches long (13cm).

Aoshima Chinese Junk

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So, here it is, the Aoshima Chinese Junk kit number 1350 os no known scale. The model is in an over-sized box so the kit is barely half the size that you might imagine. Although diminuitive the kit looks quite nice and is just large enough to be worth it. The Aoshima Chinese Junk main hull
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The Aoshima Chinese Junk hull measurement The Aoshima Chinese Junk instructions The Aoshima Chinese Junk instructions, not much English but assembly seems straighforward. The Aoshima Chinese Junk instructions.
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The Aoshima Chinese Junk instructions. The Aoshima Chinese Junk instructions.    

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Not so much an aftermarket extra but I will try and use the Glencoe Explorer's Chinese Junk too. The Glencoe Explorer's Chinese Junk is really small. The Glencoe Explorer's Chinese Junk comes with a Viking longship! Glencoe Explorer's Chinese Junk & Viking longship.
       
       

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