1/72 Diorama Kit "Cafe Noir" by FCH
1/72 diorama kit, "Cafe Noir". This model is part of an exclusive series of 1/72 scale diorama kits only sold by Full Circle Hobbies. It will enhance any military or architectural art collection. Designed, sculpted and hand cast in a premium polyurethane resin by company owner David Gurinskas, this diorama model kit contains 25 high quality pieces requiring assembly, gluing and painting. (For how to paint dioramas, please refer to the articles in the category, "Painting Techniques").The inspiration for this diorama came from actual buildings seen throughout Northern France and Belgium, and would be perfect for a WW 1 or WW 2 Normandy region diorama.
Unlike most dioramas that are manufactured for the military modeler, this kit represents buildings which have not been destroyed. Many photos of WW 1 and WW 2 show soldiers and their equipment passing through villages on the way to the Front with buildings untouched by the fighting. With this kit, you can create a scene which can show a lull in the fighting as troops relax, or are passing through a village. Maybe even add a bit of humor. The possibilities are endless.
The kit features highly detailed old brick streets (2 1/2" / 65mm wide) with sewer, damaged stucco revealing bricks underneath on the solid cast garage and warehouse fronts, slate roof on garage, wood shake roof on warehouse and gutter with downspout for garage. Optional shutters are provided for the garage windows.
Le Cafe Noir features a solid cast wedge shaped front section of the building, with detailed stone walls. A terrace is included made from a different type of stone to represent an addition that was built later. Other details include a brick chiminey, slate roof, optional shutters, gutter with downspout and a stink pipe (waste water pipe) for the wall facing the other two buildings.
Add your own military vehicles with figures and create any WW1 or WW2 scene. Kit base measures 6"(153mm) x 6"(153mm) x 5"(127mm) high and is designed to fit any standard size shelf or bookcase. Felt pads for under the base are also included.
Each kit is carefully wrapped in foam inside it's own box. Shipping box diamentions are 10"(26cm) x 10"(26cm) x 4 1/2"(12cm) and weighs 2 3/4lbs(1.4kg).
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Any vehicles, figures or accessories shown in the photos are not included. Photos of the finished diorama are for illustration purposes only. Diorama photos can be reproduced for use as a personal reference painting guide only and can't be used for resale or publishing of any kind without the authorization from Full Circle Hobbies.