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Soleil Royal

This is a model of the first of the three line ships which bore this name in the royal French navy. She became famous under Tourville who flew his flag on her during the victory of Béveziers on 10th July 1690 and at the battle of Barfleur on 29th May 1692. This first „Soleil Royal“ was built at Brest in 1669 from plans by L. Hubac for an initial tonnage of 2,000 tons, and was designed to take 104 cannon. The sculptures which ornament the ship are attributed to Coysevox. Naval history experts have conducted a great deal of research into the „Soleil Royal“ : they have all come up with their own theories, and they have all disagreed. All authentic documentation has disappeared. The HELLER model aroused great emotion among the experts of the time, even though new elements were added.

Note: The instructions, which are also available separately, are already included with the purchase of the model kit and do not have to be purchased separately.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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