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Old Dec 20, 2013, 10:21 AM
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like the greeks and romans,i think that painting the eyes was a pretty sacred tradition.......
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 10:50 AM
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like the greeks and romans,i think that painting the eyes was a pretty sacred tradition.......
Hi Vic,
Im aware of the tradition of the ancient greeks and romans to paint eyes on their ships,
but those ol guys had very different believes and life philosophy compared to the ancient chinese people...

Also by now I have dozens of pics of junks without carved and painted eyes on their bows...
(but these may - or will - all be more modern ships...)

Actually these eyes seem to appear only on two specific types of junks...
The ships of Zheng He, Ming Dynasty - and those I showed in my last post.

From the datas I have they are called (or come from) Chekiang...
I think Herrmill called them "Chicken-Eyed-Junks" in another post...
...but Im not really sure if he ment these junks...

Im still trying to learn something new...
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 04:34 PM
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kinda reminds me of a barbary pirate ship.....oops!....i don't want to start you on a new project
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Old Dec 20, 2013, 05:04 PM
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Why have figureheads been a staple on western sailing vessels for eons?

Junks have eyes in the belief that it will help the vessel foresee bad weather & help find their way back home. And its not just a Chinese thing as you can see here: http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypi...?picture=20891
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Why have figureheads been a staple on western sailing vessels for eons?

Junks have eyes in the belief that it will help the vessel foresee bad weather & help find their way back home. And its not just a Chinese thing as you can see here: http://www.vetfriends.com/militarypi...?picture=20891
Well said, Hermill!

My model junks definitely will have those eyes.
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Old Dec 21, 2013, 08:19 AM
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kinda reminds me of a barbary pirate ship.....oops!....i don't want to start you on a new project
Dont take me too serious, Vic.
Just because my forename is Ernest, you dont need to take it that way.
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Old Dec 25, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Here's more junk history for you, Ernest.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2062693
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Here's more junk history for you, Ernest.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2062693
That is very interesting!
Thank you very much, Herrmill
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