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tinned fruit Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 1:08 a.m. PST

Some shots of the finished Rick's Place ( one of three) and The Souk (one of two) Sally 4th mdf kits from their discontinued Exotic Location range. All the doors open and the five kits are modular consisting of 54 10cm x 10 cm tiles.

Is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship or something that you'll regret maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but someday…




More photos on my FB page

Thanks for looking.


14Bore27 Jan 2022 1:34 a.m. PST

Well done

advocate27 Jan 2022 4:33 a.m. PST


stephen m27 Jan 2022 4:51 a.m. PST

Hang on where is Sam's piano?

Blutarski27 Jan 2022 5:49 a.m. PST

A great film, graced by a great actor – Humphrey Bogart.


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 6:51 a.m. PST


Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 7:06 a.m. PST

One good looking gin joint.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 7:10 a.m. PST

Philip – Great work!

Blutarski – By a number of great actors.

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cavcrazy27 Jan 2022 7:22 a.m. PST

Talk about rockin' the Casbah!
That is very cool.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 7:47 a.m. PST

That's really sweet…and DAMN! I didn't know they had discontinued their buildings… I had these on my "to buy" list….

Nine pound round27 Jan 2022 8:17 a.m. PST

Everybody comes to Rick's!

But definitely, from top to bottom, a great cast. Casablanca belongs on several of the shortest of very short lists.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 8:49 a.m. PST

It is, for my money, the greatest Hollywood film ever made with a perfect cast, great writing, superb sets and memorable improve ("Here's looking at you kid.") Captain Reynaud's lines alone deserve an Oscar.

Your building is terrific. I have had the pleasure and honor of playing a Rick's centered game and it was great. Play it for us Sam!

donlowry27 Jan 2022 9:32 a.m. PST

Round up the usual suspects!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 10:15 a.m. PST

"I'm shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here."

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 10:35 a.m. PST

LOVE IT !!!! How are you going to do the pallor of smoke hanging over everything in the place ? 🤩

There really is a Rick's Cafe in Morocco too !

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 11:18 a.m. PST

Outstanding! Also one of my favourite movie clips – thanks for sharing

TMPWargamerabbit27 Jan 2022 11:19 a.m. PST

Casino table for additional touch. Looks great!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2022 12:06 p.m. PST

Nice work.

Blutarski27 Jan 2022 12:24 p.m. PST

Colonel Campbell wrote -
"Blutarski By a number of great actors."

Hi Jim,
Absolutely fair comment, sir. In fact, I just learned an interesting factoid in the course of reading about the cast – The actor Conrad Veidt, who played the role of Major Strasser in "Casablanca", also portrayed the malevolent monster in "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari".


14Bore27 Jan 2022 3:06 p.m. PST

Should be easy to find a piano in the same scale

Disco Joe27 Jan 2022 5:08 p.m. PST

That looks great.

emckinney27 Jan 2022 6:03 p.m. PST

"I am shocked--Shocked!" has become a family catcb-phrase for so many situations.

We watch Casablanca every New Years Eve as part of our anniversary celebrations.

0ldYeller28 Jan 2022 9:00 a.m. PST

I believe the 80th anniversary of the movie is coming up this year.

donlowry28 Jan 2022 9:05 a.m. PST

Some talking-head movie "expert" once said (and maybe he knew) that they were making up the story as they went along, and didn't know what to do after Rick shot Major Strasser until someone said: "The usual suspects!"

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2022 2:07 p.m. PST

Well, since Warners bought the rights to "Everybody Comes to Ricks" which includes the plot and all the major characters, I wouldn't go quite that far, donlowry. But getting Rick out of that particular hole was unique to the movie script, and the Epstein twins claimed credit. It certainly doesn't sound like Howard Koch, who would be the alternative. Mind you, "the usual suspects" had been said earlier in the film. One of the Epsteins claimed the idea came to them together: they turned to face each other and both said it. It could be true.

Trust me. In studio days, they pretty much never made up the story as they went along. There was a script and a budget derived from that script before production started--which is not to say there weren't changes, but it's why they never produced the budgetary fiascos of later years.

Blutarski29 Jan 2022 2:51 p.m. PST

"You must remember this.
A kiss is just a kiss; a smile is just a smile.
The fundamental things apply, as time goes by."

What actor today could take on the role of Rick? I cannot think of anyone with the presence, the gravitas, or the masculinity of Bogart.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2022 4:54 p.m. PST

Blutarski, Conrad Veidt had a stage as well as a film career in Germany, before leaving over his anti-Nazi views and his Jewish wife. After leaving Germany, he almost always played a Nazi, and is said to have had it in his contract that they always be villains. (Remember, for some time Hollywood approached Nazi Germany with the same cringing deference presently given the Chinese Communist Party: wouldn't want to lose the central European market, after all.)

But when we're talking great cast, let's not forget Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre.

Blutarski01 Feb 2022 8:38 a.m. PST

Hi Robert,
True words indeed. There are so many great actors in that film it is easy to forget. I even forgot one of my own favorites, Claude Rains as Captain Renault ….. "Your winnings, Sir".

I wonder if there is enough acting talent in the Hollyweird of today to make such a film.


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