Soleil Royal Size 4

Dimension: Length 160 x Width 66 x Height 135 cm.

Grade A + / Museum Quality

Construction of the boat:

  • We place a double layer of plank on the hull, Teak wood and one side of the ship a part is opened.
  • Decks are curved with small planks of Natte wood.
  • Wooden pieces found on the deck, lifeboats and the masts etc.. are made with different types of woods such as Acajou, Rose wood, Teak and Beech wood.
  • Sculptures are molded in resin and dust bones.
  • Anchors, and canons are molded in Zinc metal and painted.
  • Cotton sails tinted in tea.
  • Ropes are cotton and nylon waxed in the bee wax to do the rigging.

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Description

French ship Soleil Royal (1670)

Soleil Royal (Royal Sun) was a French 104-gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville.

Soleil royal boat model was built in Brest between 1668 and 1670 by engineer Laurent Hubac.

However, she was launched in 1669, and stayed unused in Brest harbour for years.

Soleil royal boat model¬† was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men when the Nine Years’ War broke out in 1688 as the flagship of the¬†escadre du Ponant¬†(squadron of the West).

The Royal Sun was said to be a good sailing ship and her decorations. Moreover, amongst the most beautiful and elaborate of all baroque flagships.

The emblem of the “sun” had been chosen by Louis XIV¬†as his personal symbol.

Soleil royal boat model¬† was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men when the Nine Years’ War broke out.¬† Soleil Royal¬†became a traditional name for capital ships of the¬†Ancien R√©gime, and¬†several ships¬†bore it afterwards.

The Battle of Beachy Head (known in French as “Bataille de B√©veziers”) began in the morning of the 10 July 1690 when the French surprised the English ships anchored. Soleil Royal led the center of the French formation.

Soleil Royal became a traditional name for capital ships of the Ancient Régime, and several ships bore it afterwards.

A detailed 1/40th scale model of the hull and sculptures was built in 1839 by sculptor and modelist Jean-Baptiste Tanneron. This model is now on display at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris.

Additional information

Weight 130 kg
Dimensions 180 × 86 × 155 cm