Yes Ken there is a complete parts list. You will receive a CD that has all the English instructions. I had no problem with missing parts. Be prepared to spend the better part of the day going through everything, there’s a lot of parts. Here is a few pics.Mike, I'm getting ready to order this kit hopefully in the next few weeks. Did yours come with a COMPLETE inventory list? or just a running parts type thing.? In zhl homepage they said they'd replace any missing pieces with in 3 months of order........I don't know about anyone else, But I don't think I can complete a model like this in 3 months. I just finished an AL Santa ana and the parts were all over the place..... Same with a Mamoli victory working on now. Thank you for your time and patience..... your model looks great and gave me the incentive to order same,,,,,, Ken
Hi Paul, I just saw your other post. When I completed the hull I was thinking my gosh this thing is huge for 1:90 scale. I measured the model as it sits now and put the gun deck to be around 28”. The length from bow sprit to the stern is 39”.That puts it at about 990mm. As far as looking out of scale everything looks to be reasonably to scale. The cannons on the quarter deck seem slightly long but seem to fit the carriage well. I knew the kit was far from historically accurate but didn’t realize the scale was that far off. As far as the build, I’m happy with it and the model seems to look proportional.Mike,
I have a posted question about the scale of the ZHL SL:
What was the length of the Soleil Royal in 1669? From what I can tell it was 200 ft. If that's true the ZHL model of it isn't 1/90 - it's 1/60. I must be wrong here. Can anyone help out? This link: https://troisponts.net/2013/10/18/les-soleil-royal-de-la-marine-de-lancien-regime/ says the...shipsofscale.com
So I think the scale of the kit is more like 1/60 rather than 1/90.
What are your thoughts on this? Can you tell me if any of the items in the kit seem out of scale?
Thanks a bunch.
Hi Terry, I got this kit in July of 2017 from Max’s eBay site for $425. Shipping was $95 to my door. I think I could have paid $399 if I ordered direct from ZHL web site. There were no other fees tax, so all in was $520.hi mike just wondering what the total cost was to send it to canton? did this include shipping costs? thanks terry
I checked a couple days ago, shipping from zhl is $118.50 other charges beyond that, I don't know..... did get a response from Max at zhl that a 15% "brokerage" fee may be added, don't know at this point. I am thinking about ordering same on the 15th of this month when zhl is accepting new orders. Brokerage fees seem to be added charges by delivery people. I'd keep checking ebay.Hi Terry, I got this kit in July of 2017 from Max’s eBay site for $425. Shipping was $95 to my door. I think I could have paid $399 if I ordered direct from ZHL web site. There were no other fees tax, so all in was $520.
even from the view point of photos its a long way down from rigging in masts to the deck....
I guess I better start thinking about the stand. i will probably build a cradle type stand from some walnut I have. This thing is heavy.What kind of display stand do you plan for this when finished?
Your temporary stand looks raw compared to fine work on this ship.