Artesania Latina’s Soleil Royal Now in Stock!

The 17th century French ship-of-the-line Le Soliel Royal was build as as a 104 gun warship name for the “Sun King”, King Louis XIV, and served as the flagship of Admiral Tourville. The “three decker” was built in 1669 and was one of the most powerful ships of her day. She was also among the most sumptuously decorated warships with wooden carvings paying tribute to the French monarch.

Artesania has recreated this ship in incredible detail with this big 1/72 scale wooden ship model kit that is replete with decorative fittings, particularly at the bow and stern. The kit features hundreds of laser-cut plywood and solid wood parts, cast and photo-etched metal fittings, as well as a full set of pre-sewn sails. To finish the model, the kit also comes with wooden base and metal nameplate, plus a set of 12 cast metal figures of the ship’s crew, ready to paint and assemble.

The completed model measures just about 36″ long, 34″ high, and just under 12″ across.

We also stock Artesania Latina’s optional lighting kit, which you can use to add extra life to your model.

As with all Artesania Latina kits now, all instructions are provided in digital format on computer DVD . The step-by-step instructions consist of nearly 400 pages, with thousands of images and text to help get you through this incredible kit, designed for the Expert ship modeler.

Don’t have a DVD drive? Not a problem, you can download the instructions directly or you can preview them here.

To get started on your own Artesania Latina Soleil Royal build, visit our kit listing at Ages of Sail here.  Ω

One thought on “Artesania Latina’s Soleil Royal Now in Stock!

  1. Reblogged this on Ship Modeler and commented:
    Artesania has really been working hard at releasing these new products ever since the new owners took over. I’ve always like Artesania Latina kits and found that go together very nicely. The fact that they only include digital copies of instruction and no printed plans sheet isn’t a problem for me, though I know that’s a problem for some.

    What might be a problem though, is that this is true of older products that used to rely on the builder to take measurements from the plans. This might affect builders of kits like San Juan Nepomuceno and USF Constellation, etc. However, I expect those will be revised soon.

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