09 August 2007

Viking Papercraft



"1000 years ago, Viking mariners set out from their fledgling colony in Greenland and became the first Europeans to discover and explore North America. They called the land Vinland the Good, settling at place known today as L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada. " - Smithsonian National Museum of National History

"The scourge of Europe from roughly the ninth through the 11th centuries, the Vikings and their fast, seaworthy vessels are said to have reached as far as North America around 500 years before Columbus. These craft were characterized by a single central mast about 20 meters high and a single sail. A partially preserved vessel has been discovered on the shores of Norway's Oslo Fjord." - Canon Creative Park

We don't have anything unique today (I'm still working on it), so well have some Viking papercraft for now. Why Vikings??? I'm not quite sure, I just randomly selected from the finished models that are waiting to be posted. It's from Canon 3D Papercraft, under the Buildings of the World section of the page. Plenty of good and easy paper models that will keep you busy while I finish something new.

Viking Papercraft [Download]
Canon Creative Park [Site]



7 comments:

  1. great ship, but i thought columbo was first to get to america?

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  2. pirateship vs viking ship, which one would win?

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  3. btw, saw you in midtown ny (kinokuniya) the other day - you were in a rush and carrying a lot of books so i didnt bother saying hi. the girl that was with you looks familiar, is she your wife/girlfriend? i think i saw her somewhere before. anyways, just wanted to say Hi! and Hello! and good work on the viking ship.

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  4. @anon1
    The post indicated that the Vikings landed in Canada, where did you get America?

    @chanman
    im going with the pirateship on this one (the flying dutchman ftw :)

    @ashl33t
    I was in a rush to catch a flight back home. The girl was Sam, she's a friend. I think you recognize her from the posts she did on the site.

    And to all, thank you for the comments.

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  5. Uh, just a small request. Don't even know if I'm allowed to make one, or if this'll be read at all. But I don't suppose you have or know where I might find a paperkraft of an actual Viking?

    If by some miracle someone has an answer for me, my email is:

    seth_da_beast@yahoo.com

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  6. Hey, just answering some of the historical questions in the comments.

    @Ron Canada is part of "America" especially in that time period. It's all one continent. Even modern Canada is part of North America, just like Argentina is South America.

    @Anon Nah, while Columbo was largely hailed as a hero for "discovering" America, he was nowhere near the first European to explore the continent.

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