B210 Life-Like Saint Louis - French Man-O-War
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good
From original Pyro molds that were cut in the late 1960s. Large scale - measures about 14 inches long when assembled. Very nicely molded and detailed for it's time. Features over 200 parts with individually molded cannon, cradles and cannon hull hatches, numerous deck fittings, pre-molded rat lines, billowing sails, blocks and an actual built-up kit photo for use in rigging the ship. NOTE: this kit has minor assembly. Someone glued the lower cannons into the hull; however (with the age of the glue) they have come out. There is no other assembly. NOTE: missing (1) #16 small, short railing. Inventoried with all other parts and instructions. In 1642 when Richelieu came to power in France, the country did not have a single ship that could compare with the English and Dutch Men-O-War. To rectify this, Richelieu purchased a few ships from Holland. His engineers studied these then built the Saint Louis. The ship had two gun decks and about 60 guns. She was rigged with a modern spiritsail, topsail and mizzen topsail. Pyro did not cut molds based on popularity, but usually by the historical significance of the subject. This was not a good injection-molded model business practice, but many collectors and builders are grateful today for these kits.
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