Mantua Sergal's Le Soleil Royal

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GaryM
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Mantua Sergal's Le Soleil Royal

Post by GaryM » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:36 pm

Since the level of detail a person may add and the availability and amount of research a person may chose to perform will vary with each modeler, the times I show are related to the actual work performed on the vessel. Each person’s ability to read and interpret plans can vary a great detail. Thus, the time reflects only that used to measure the plans for comparison on the vessel or to determine the size of wood used to make a part that is unclear and not listed in the instructions or on the plans separately. Hopefully, by doing this, a person can use this as a guide to determine the level of commitment necessary to compete this type of project or can use it to gauge how far along they are if building the same vessel.

The English translation is "The Royal Sun". The picture shows the ship after 400 hours of work to do the double planking and cut the cannon ports. The ports were even spaced based upon the model in the Louve in France and Heller's plastic model. I purchased shots from the museum to verify this. The only ship to have uneven spacing that I know of was the Soverign of the Seas. The ornametation was more important to the king since it showed status. The Soliel Royal kit was not designed for this and I had to modify it as much as possible to make things fit. This make it really a challenge to get the cannons put in. I am currently completing most of the outside and will submit more pictures when this is done.
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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Seafever » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:31 pm

:text-welcomewave: What a Job ! It must have been a nightmare to line up all those port holes ! :greetings-clapyellow: You've taken on one of my favorite model's I have to keep up with this build Log keep the posts and photo's coming ! :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by popeye » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:54 pm

yepper!! that's quite a ship! it's going to be fun watching this one come alive!!!

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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Donnie » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:31 am

I agree 100% - This is some fantastic work on the gun frames. Can't wait to see more and to watch this ship take shape. The Royal Soliel is one of my favorites too.
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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Anja » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:11 pm

Hello Gary and :text-welcomewave:

I didn't know what this ship looked like, so I tracked her down on the internet.
She's a beauty!

'The Royal Sun' is totally correct. She was named in honor of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

I wish you luck in every step of the build.
Looking forward to your progress (and pictures of course).

Take care,

Anja :happy-sunshine:

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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Sjors55 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:45 pm

Hi Gary,

Also from me :text-welcomewave:
Anja shows me your vessel and it looks great.
And you are doing a great job!
Let those pictures coming.
One question.......
Is it possible to reduce your pictures ?

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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Donnie » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:50 am

What happened to Gary?
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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by popeye » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:24 pm

what do you mean?

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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by Sjors55 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:36 pm

I recieved a e-mail from him this morning......
Nothing serious. Only the question how he can reduce his pictures
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Re: Mantua's Le Soleil Royal

Post by papership » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Holy Cow Batman, that is a Bad Mama Jama. Another of my favorite ships. I built this back in the 70's from the Heller plastic kit and it was a monster, so I can only guess what it takes to build it in a wood version.
I will watch this one with interest.
And may I say howdy, I am Rick and am glad to see you posting here.
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