The Soleil Royale (Royal Sun) was a French 104-gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville. It was a symbol of Royalty. The splendid Soleil Royale (Royal Sun) was launched at the port of Brest in 1669 during the reign of Louis XIV. Her awesome speed, maneuverability, and armament of 104 guns proved her matchless power in the war against the Hapsburgs. Mantua’s huge kit faithfully recreates the original Soleil Royal. Thekit includes high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. This beautiful Soleil Royal kit features plank on frame, three decks, and two rows of ferocious cannons on each side of the ship. A unique bowsprit design that consists of: brass statues, crafted metal panels, and open metal doors that lead into the ship cabin. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are metal steering wheel, authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, wooden ladders, wooden barrels, wooden windlass, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on the stern with beautiful handcrafted metal lanterns, amazing metal crafted statues, and many detailed brass ornaments. She is a Double plank-on-bulkhead kit, all parts are laser cut for a accurate fit and ease of assembly. The detailing in this kits is awesome there are 320 bronze decorations. Other fitting are made of walnut and brass. Kit is complete with silk-screened flags, cotton rigging, eight large plan sheets and instructions.