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A what-pan? A sampan!

A sampan is a relatively flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat from 3.5 to 4.5 m (11.5 to 14.8 ft) long. Some sampans include a small shelter on board, and may be used as a permanent habitation on inland waters. Sampans are generally used for transportation in coastal areas or rivers, and are often used as traditional fishing boats.

This Sampan paper model measures 4.5 inches in length, it is available in two color shades, comes with a variety of deck shelter options, and has an optional mast and sail.

It is suitable for use with 28-30mm miniatures.

It is intended to be printed on 80-110lb cardstock and is not suitable for playing with in the bathtub.

Automated cutting files included.


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May 24th, 2016
This is an awesome little kit. If you have an graphics processing program such as Photoshop or GIMP, it is easy to make little tweaks here and there to customize each boat. I created distressed sails for a "ghost harbor" look, it worked out [...]
February 27th, 2012
I've been following this one during development and am very impressed. Two main color schemes, can be outfitted with two different woven canopies or a wooden cabin. Can be built as a sailed craft or rowed. One model and I have filled out my Shanghai wh [...]
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January 16, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on February 23, 2012.