Admiral Zheng He's Ship

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to see the model of the ship that led a flleet to impressive
expeditions into the Pacific and Indian oceans before Europe's Age of
Exploration.
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PaPaPeng
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That model is simply gorgeous! How long did it take to be built?
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Old Timer
So, you didn't bother to read the first line of the article then ? !!!
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Julia De Silva
All I can saw is "WOW!" 4 months!....Jees, it'll take that long just discovering all the detail work! Mike G.
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Mike G.
I assume you have all read Gavin Menzies' '1421 - The year China discovered the world' ??
Ken
Mike G. wrote:
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Ken Duffey
The part where Menzies said the Chinese discovered America too, and even had regular trade with Meso-American jade destroyed any credibility he may have had. No, I wouldn't waste my time reading a hack's fabrications. I did read the reviews though to come to my conclusion. Meso-American jade has its distinctive chemical composition and color. Even as a China(lay)man I can tell by just looking where a type of jade probably came from. None of M-A jade has ever turned up in China until fairly recent times and they are not considered top grade stuff that Chinese craftsmen would chose for their best work. There are other details that make pre-Columbian Chinese contact with the Americas unsubstaintable.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A post from SMML gives a good lead on the subject.
From: "Arthur Herrick" Subject: Re: Model of Zheng He's Treasure Ship
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to see the photos of Admiral Zheng He's giant junk that made a number of daring explorations into the Pacific and Indian Oceans before Europe's Age of Exploration.
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PaPaPeng
Actually, I did but mistyped my note. It ~should~ have read how long did it take to gather the data to build it? The last time I tried a serious scratch-build (P-39 to a Bell Project #3, which is simply tranferring engine and cockpit locations), it took me about six months of on-and-off work just drawing up the plans that I found in a book of Bell Aircraft. I'd like to do the same with a North American Project EA-181 from a Monogram P-51B Mustang, but I'm coming up dry with servicable drawings.
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Old Timer

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