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Artitec: French Office Facade
JPTRR
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 07:18 AM UTC


FRENCH OFFICE FACADE is a 1/87 resin kit by ARTITEC.

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Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Nice looking, but pretty well useless unless you have an HO scale RR, or model with Roco vehicles.
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:30 AM UTC
Defiantly not useless. Even without HO trains, 1/87 is a very popular scale in Europe, both for military and civil modeling. And in 'braille scale', larger and deeper dioramas are practice. Even 1/72-1/76 modelers can use 1/87 for Forced Perspective.
firstcircle
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 02:04 PM UTC
Having looked at their website I am impressed with their buildings, it is something of a shame that they are not more readily compatible with the normal military small scale.

One thing that drew my attention in your review, Fred, is why do you say this is a Notary's office? I don't see that in their description anywhere. Thanks however for introducing me to the word muntin... Always nice to learn something new.
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

...why do you say this is a Notary's office? I don't see that in their description anywhere. Thanks however for introducing me to the word muntin... Always nice to learn something new.



Hi Matthew,

Thank you, I fixed the review.

I would swear that when I went to their site to copy the name of the model that Notary was shown. But now it is not. (There are two notary buildings in their catalogue but they are much larger facades.) However in my defense, here is the URL I copied from their site at the time of the review (emphasis added): http://www.artitec.nl/index.php/en/kits/item/gable-notarys-office

"Muntin" - that is a fun word. I did not know what to call those items and looked it up in contractor and window sites.
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:45 AM UTC
The model is complete. Here it is with two Artitec AFVs.