Pendraken already have a well-established and justified reputation for producing excellent 10mm figures at a realistic cost, and the end of 2016 saw them reaching the milestone of 1000 new releases in five years.
These new releases will certainly maintain their reputation, and are the first in what I hope will be a growing range of realistically priced, good quality buildings.
SCN-ACW2 Small farmhouse, clapboard £4.50
Building size: 51mm x 38mm. Height to roof ridge: 36mm
SCN-ACW4 Large farmhouse, clapboard £6.00
Building size: 71mm x 43mm plus front porch. Height to roof ridge: 48mm
SCN-ACW5 Large farmhouse, brick £6.00
Building size: 62mm x 44mm. Height to roof ridge: 53mm
SCN-ACW6 Small barn, timber £4.50
Building size: 52mm x 51mm. Height to roof ridge: 33mm
SCN-ACW7 Large barn, stone/timber £4.50
Building size: 53mm x 42mm. Height to roof ridge: 39mm
SCN-ACW8 Antietam Church £7.50
Building size: 61mm x 52mm. Height to top of bell tower: 89mm
I think that technically this building should have been listed as Sharpsburg church as many people more readily identify Dunker Church as being associated with the battle of Antietam, but there are already models of the latter, and Pendraken’s model of the church in Sharpsburg is certainly a very nice, and welcome addition.
This building is supplied in two pieces with the upper bell tower separate.
All the buildings are cleanly sculpted, and, I think, reasonably priced, and the sculptor has clearly put in a lot of thought to produce models that will stand out from the competition. I particularly like the way that the sculptor has kept the brick, clapboard, timber and tiles to scale. Far too often in the smaller scales, I see buildings where the bricks etc., are so over-scale as to look more like ‘cartoons’
I’m confident that these buildings will readily find their place on many an ACW battlefield. They can be painted up ‘as is’, or have additional detail added. In the case of my buildings I created larger bases using vinyl floor tiles. Painting, dry-brushing and the addition static grass, clump foam, the odd tree, and fences made from balsa, plus a couple of Pendraken wagons from my ‘Bits Box’ finished the job.
For more details on these models and on further ones as they become available, keep an eye on the new Pendraken website: http://pendraken.co.uk/