NORMANDIE SUPER MODEL


Greetings all,
As some of you may know Father Roberto Pirrone of California built 2 very large models with interiors. The Titanic and Lusitania. Both were on display at the San Pedro Marine Museum but now have been moved and are on display on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Well Father Pirrone has done it again. After 15 years of labor he has just about finished a model of the Normandie in grand scale about 22 feet in length and scale of 1 foot=46 Feet. This model will also joining the other two on board Queen Mary as soon as the case is finished. I am posting some 18 pictures for you as Father Pirrone told me he built this model for ALL to see and he graciously sent me a bunch of photos some of which were taken by our good friend Ken Marschall (Thanks Ken.) The detail of the hull is one thing but the interiors....WOW!!!!!
Some pictures depict the real ship and then next the same are in the model. Wait until you see the detail in the Engine Rooms. I swear if you put fuel in her tanks the thing would run. Note the wiring details in the engine room and the detail of the control board and alternators etc. Oh well enjoy all and if you want I will post some more later. Cheers all Jon Hollis
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She was known as the most perfect ship........Now we have the most perfect model!

Well done Father on a great and wonderfull job , and thanks Jon for posting the pictures for us to see.Cant wait to see others and or a website dedcaited to it.
Liner Dan
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Cancel the Scroll message things worked out right after all.Like I said the detail is remarkable to say the least. Note the Main Lobby and Entrance to Theater detail the floors the baseboard, the panels over the door to the right. The last 2 pictures first real ship with flags over doorway spelling out Normandie. Second picture same area same flags but the model.
How He Do Dat????
James, Glad you liked the pictures hope to hear from others as well and will pass some of the comments on to Father Pirrone if they wish.
Cheers and think SNOW
Jon Hollis
 
Greetings All I'm back with some more Model Pics.
This is just about all I have at the present. If more come in I will post them later. You all should see Father Pirrones Titanic and Lusitania models on board the Queen Mary as well. They are just as detailed except with this Normandie Model, he pulled out all the stops. In this set I also have included some comparison pics of the real Normandie Like the Dining room and Turbo Alternator and Switchboard. In the last picture you can make out part of Father Pirrones detail in the switchboard top right.
A M A Z I N G ain't it! Wouldn't it be great if some publisher jumped in and offerred to do a big Illustrated Book about Father Pirrone and ALL his models? I suggested this to him but he fears the cost would be too much and that it would be a limited market. Who knows I would buy a few copies that's for sure.
By the way,some of the black and white photos are only photocopies and regretfully do not do the detail justice but they give you a good idea of this mans patience,skill and dedication..
Cheers All ENJOY
Jon Hollis
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Regarding the second set. Don't know why but these you have to scroll to the right to view them all. Same to see all of text in First Set and Second. Againdin't know why they are posting this way. Maybe Mike S. Will straighten them out
Jack, Thanks for your comments. Got a publisher laying around anyplace???
Jon
 

Mark Baber

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Maybe Mike S. Will straighten them out

He doesn't need to. I did it.

If you hit "Enter" after each photo's upload info, Mr. Hollis, you'll get columns of photos rather than lines of them which distort the page layout.
 
This model is so detailed, if one were not told it was a model, they would think it to be pictures of the real McCoy.
I have never seen a liner model anywhere as detailed as the good father's Normandie model.
And his skills are improving- his Titanic and Lusitania models were stunning, but this Normandie model takes the cake...

Thank you for posting these images Jon!

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regards


Tarn Stephanos
 
Finally 3 quick pics of Father Pirroones Titanic Model again same scale as Normandie and Lusitania
These two are on board the Queen Mary in Long Beach Ca and the Normandie soon to join them
Cheers all hope you enjoyed these photo and I would be happy to relay any comments to Fataher Pirrone if you wish
Cheers again ALL Jon Hollis oiwant
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