Four ships have carried the name Soleil Royale but only the second ever won renown. She was launched from Brest in the late 1600s 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 on19th. 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 demise. A plank on bulkhead construction, the kit contains:- Building plans with general details English instructions, lost wax brass castings walnut and limewood (basswood) planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser etched details, rigging cord and silk flags. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.
Scale 1:77 Length: 1030mm Width: 440mm Height: 765mm