La Couronne – Corel


Length 32″ Height 24″ Scale 1:100 Advanced Level
Double Plank-On-Bulkhead Wood Hull Construction

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La Couronne (SM 17) Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Corel Ship Model
Length 32″ Height 24″ Scale 1:100 Advanced Level
Double Plank-On-Bulkhead Wood Hull Construction

France’s First Great Ship

Built in 1636, she is reputed to have been France’s first great ship. Cardinal Richelieu personally supervised her decoration and fitting out. Ornamentation was designed and created by the most famous craftsmen and artists of her day.

One look at Corel’s La Couronne ship model kit and you’ll think you’re back in the splendor of 17th century France. Sculptured ornamentation, figurehead, stern lanterns and other sculptured ornaments are beautifully gilded metal. Blocks, deadeyes, belaying pins, gratings and cannon carriages are walnut. Her cannons and many other fittings are solid brass. Double plank-on-bulkhead construction uses pre-cut poplar for frames and keel. Planking is done with thin strips of walnut and limewood. Masts, deck and display cradle and other wooden parts are fashioned from tanganyka, beech, mahogany, and maple. Twelve sheets of plans and step-by-step instructions make for trouble-free construction.

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Weight 10 lbs



COREL has been making model kits for period and modern ships since 1971, and enthusiasts will know about their high quality, the best materials, almost no plastic parts, good quality wood in various shades, cast and gilded metal decorations, photoetched parts in brass or copper, and everything provided for easy assembly of the model. Corel kits are some of the most beautiful and most recognizable kits available. These kits are challenging, but the smaller ones can be easily handled by beginners. Multi-lingual plans and instructions in English as well as Italian, German, and French, and the plans are illustrated for clear understanding.