Soleil Royal - T072
Le Soleil Royal Tall Ship Model
Named in honor of the Sun King, Louis XIV, Le Soleil Royal was one of the most
powerful ships of her day. As flagship of the revitalized French Navy brought
into being by Minister of Marine Jean-Baptiste Colbert, she was sumptuously
decorated with wooden carvings depicting a variety of motifs emblematic of the
French monarch. The taffrail was embellished with a rendering of the sun god
drawn across the sky by a team of horses, while the ornate figurehead showed
a seahorse flanked by winged maidens.
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All of our model ships and boats are handmade from scratch.
They are built by very skillful and experienced craftsmen.
They are also built according to the scale of the original full sized
ships. We do this through the use of original plans or pictures and use
a plank on frame construction method. The hull of our ships are joined
by multiple pieces of dry thin wood.
Inside of the hull, we use a special glue that is imported
just for this purpose. The glue makes the wood strips stay close together
so that they will not split, crack or twist which can happen due to weather
changes or humidity changes.
Our models are built completely for raw materials, NOT
kits. We recommend that you purchase a display stand for each ship that
you purchase to protect it from harm.