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Soleil Royal Ship Model

Inspired by the most powerful warship in revitalized French Navy fleet of King Louis XIV, the museum-quality Le Soleil Royal ship model was built with the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. This fighting tall ship occupied a distinguished place in French Navy history. Now her unique wooden model ship may similarly occupy a proud position in your office, home or meeting room from which to display her exquisite beauty.

Features of the Le Soleil Royal wooden model ships:

  • Overall dimensions of the model are 45L x 14W x 42H cm 1:135 Scale
  • This model is fully assembled and ready to display (NOT a kit)
  • Entirely hand built by using individual wooden planks in hull construction
  • All parts are wood and metal, no plastic is used
  • Cannons, musket, anchors, decorative fixtures and intricate details are sculpted of metal
  • Detailed scrollwork, carvings and copper beak-head
  • Gun ports actually cut into the hull
  • Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
  • Realistic lifeboats with oars and numerous other deck features
  • Sails are handmade with fine linen and rigging lines that vary in texture
  • Handcrafted according to scale through original plans and pictures of the actual ship
  • This model comes with a solid wood base with name plate and a laminated sheet of Le Soleil Royal ship’s history.

History

The French Le Soleil Royal was named in honour of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The Soleil Royal was one of the most powerful ships of her time. She was launched 1669 in Brest and carried 104 cannons. 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.

In July 1690, at the battle of Beachy Head, admiral Tourville led the French fleet of 70 ships to a victory against the united English and Dutch fleet of 57 ships. Two years later the situation was less favorable. On 20 May 1692, at the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue, a French fleet with only 44 ships met the English and Dutch with twice as many ships off Pointe de Barfleur. Some the French ships could escape but the Soleil Royal was so strongly damaged that she ran aground when trying to escape to Cherbourg.

SHIPPING: 

This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    Soleil Royal Ship Model

    Inspired by the most powerful warship in revitalized French Navy fleet of King Louis XIV, the museum-quality Le Soleil Royal ship model was built with the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. This fighting tall ship occupied a distinguished place in French Navy history. Now her unique wooden model ship may similarly occupy a proud position in your office, home or meeting room from which to display her exquisite beauty.

    Features of the Le Soleil Royal wooden model ships:

    • Overall dimensions of the model are 45L x 14W x 42H cm 1:135 Scale
    • This model is fully assembled and ready to display (NOT a kit)
    • Entirely hand built by using individual wooden planks in hull construction
    • All parts are wood and metal, no plastic is used
    • Cannons, musket, anchors, decorative fixtures and intricate details are sculpted of metal
    • Detailed scrollwork, carvings and copper beak-head
    • Gun ports actually cut into the hull
    • Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
    • Realistic lifeboats with oars and numerous other deck features
    • Sails are handmade with fine linen and rigging lines that vary in texture
    • Handcrafted according to scale through original plans and pictures of the actual ship
    • This model comes with a solid wood base with name plate and a laminated sheet of Le Soleil Royal ship’s history.

    History

    The French Le Soleil Royal was named in honour of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The Soleil Royal was one of the most powerful ships of her time. She was launched 1669 in Brest and carried 104 cannons. 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.

    In July 1690, at the battle of Beachy Head, admiral Tourville led the French fleet of 70 ships to a victory against the united English and Dutch fleet of 57 ships. Two years later the situation was less favorable. On 20 May 1692, at the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue, a French fleet with only 44 ships met the English and Dutch with twice as many ships off Pointe de Barfleur. Some the French ships could escape but the Soleil Royal was so strongly damaged that she ran aground when trying to escape to Cherbourg.

    SHIPPING: 

    This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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