Soleil Royal 1669 Model Ship Kit (HPS/796)
Optional Pre-Stitched Sail Set (34010)
All together four ships have carried the name “Soleil Royale” but only the second ever won renown. She was launched from Brest in the late 1600’s and took part in the battle of Barfleur. However she would have been remembered for her beauty alone, the design and ornamentation were of such extravagance to have won a place in naval history. The battle of Barfleur began on 19th May 1692 and lasted for almost two days. Having been badly damaged she disengaged together with three others and was systematically destroyed by cannon shot and fire by the Anglo/Dutch fleet. It was reported that her destroyers were ashamed to be a part of her destruction.
A plank on frame construction, the kit contains:- Building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched brass details, rigging cord and silk flags. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.
Scale 1:77 Length 1030mm
You may also require Super Glue (ref. code AD45)
8151 - Bends metal or wood strip materials. Comes with 3 sets of jaws for square, curved or bent formation.
8150 - Bends strip materials over the roller faces. Great for internal bends. Different roller faces to enable you to choose the degree of bend required.
8155 - Cutting and parring tool. Also holds the keel section of the hull for easier handling during construction.