The Cafe Noir. The front wall and pavement are from the diorama which comes with the Matchbox German Sd.232 armoured car kit. I cut thick card to fill in the recesses on the rear side of the front wall, and plastered the gaps with wall-filler. The chunky brick walls are made from sections of wall cut from the ruined walls which come with the Matchbox Sd. 251/1 Hanomag half-track kit. These, I have painted light grey, then dry-brushed with brick red, and stained with black. Other walls are simply very thick card, textured with wall filler. The floor is strewn with cat litter rubble, black-painted broken matches, and textured with coloured wall filler.
The front wall shows the effect of mixing in black paint (I used enamel) with varnish. The pigment has settled in the crevices of the pavement, making them show up well, and has made the front sign look dirty. The back wall of the main room has been painted with poster paint, and this has been dry brushed with black in places, and washed with black in others, giving an interesting effect.