This  diorama represents  the triumphant arrival of  the Normandie in New York having just won the famous Blue Ribbon.
With the exception of the railings, everything is entirely  scratchbuilt with no resin or photo-etched parts

The Figures  (and the seagulls!) are made one by one... by hand. The model was built in 1/600 scale using a copy of the real plans of Normandie.

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Updated 2011