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About this legendary Soleil Royal model

Now you can create a superb 1:70 scale replica of one of the 17th century’s most famous ships, an amazingly accurate model to build from wood and metal. 
The Soleil Royal was one of the most beautiful and elegant ships of the Baroque era, awe-inspiring and loaded with deadly weapons of war. Named in honour of France’s King Louis XIV, known as ‘the Sun King’, the ship was launched in 1669. At over 60 metres long, she was armed with up to 104 guns, spread over three decks, which are faithfully reproduced in your model. 

The ship’s legend lived on until the Revolution of 1789 – until then the name Soleil Royal was frequently used for France’s capital ships. A large and detailed model of the ship at 1:40 scale, built in 1839, is now on display in the National Navy Museum in Paris.   

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Specifications of your model

  • checked-greenHigh quality materials & finish
  • checked-greenThe wooden parts are accurately machined and pre-finished to give a superb final result.
  • checked-greenThe rigging that was such a vital part of the 17th century warships is faithfully reproduced to scale with fine cotton thread of the correct size and weight.
  • checked-greenThe ship’s elaborate statues and carved decorations on the stern, including the sun symbol that represented the French King, are reproduced in cast metal for complete accuracy.
  • checked-greenThe sails that propelled the Soleil Royal into battle are reproduced in fabric for added authenticity.
  • checked-greenThe product images shown are for illustration purposes only. For circumstances outside of our control, the actual product may vary slightly from the images shown on this page.

Specifications of your model

870 mm1020 mm
430 mm

Everything you need to assemble your model

Step-by-step assembly guide

Suitable for modellers of all levels, this 1:70 scale replica comes with step-by-step instructions to show you how to assemble and finish each stage of your build. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to complete your Soleil Royal, learning the skills as you go.

Customer Portal: everything you need at your fingertips!

In your customer portal you will be able to check details of all the packages you've received, as well as any packages that are already on their way to you. Also, you can find all the assembly guides and video tutorials you need to help you to assemble the model. Everything you need - at your fingertips!

Please note: this build-up model comes with assembly instructions in PDF format that you can download at the bottom of this page. The packages you will receive will not contain magazines.

Special subscription gifts

Display stand

FREE with you 12th delivery.

Display your Soleil Royal model with pride, featuring a decorative plaque depicting the name Soleil Royal.


FREE with you 2nd delivery.

This amazing magnifying glass with clamps will help you in the building of your model!el!

In the event of any gift being out of stock, or due to any circumstance beyond the control of the publisher, it will be replaced by another of equal or greater value.

What will you receive?

First Package

First Package


Get the first 5 stages of your model (pieces + assembly guides)
Special price£79.99£4.99

The first pack of your order will be delivered to you FREE of charge within approximately 10-12 working days from the date your order has been confirmed. If you don’t like your first pack, you can return within 14 working days of receiving the first delivery from us with any seals and shrink-wrap intact. 

Please note: this build-up model comes with assembly instructions in PDF format that you can download at the bottom of this page. The packages you will receive will not contain magazines.

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Your subscription in detail


In your first delivery you will receive:


First 5 assembly stages at £4.99



In the following deliveries you will receive:


Up to 10 assembly stages at £79.99.


S&H £5 per shipment.


Assembly instructions: PDF format

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