The 1/350 SS Normandie Modeling Project

By Alan Bussie & Ken Friend

We are happy to announce that has received exclusive license from the French Line to produce and sell the 1/350 SS Normandie Ocean Liner model kit!  The first batch are ready to ship.  These are limited run kits in resin with photoetched details.


Photo of the first production model, built by Ken Friend 

If you have ever wondered what goes into making a model, then please read on!  If you plan on buying a 1/350 Normandie, please continue so you will know what went into your personal model.  

Alan:  In 2007 Ken Friend and I decided to make a model kit.  It was not a sudden decision, but the result of two life-long dreams.  I had been seriously investigating making a number of unique models but I lacked certain necessary skills.  Ken had wanted to produce a model also and did possess the numerous skills that I lacked- IPMS National Award Winner, CAD expert, early 3D printing engineer for GM and a mold maker/caster.

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