Great word isn’t it, ramshackle. Apparently it’s got nothing to do with rams or shackles, but is derived from ransack. It first appeared in a copy of the weekly journal Forest and Stream in 1830. Anyway, I digress. This 28mm Ramshackle House is the sixteenth model in Renedra’s range of flat-pack plastic buildings, and like the Ramshackle Barn, Weather Board Church, North American Cabin and North American Store, this model has a decidedly American architectural look.
The house is formed from five sturdy frames and is suitably … ramshackle, with holes in the roof, walls, window and doors. I dare say anyone who enjoys tinkering with tabletop buildings will have a great time, firstly putting the model together and secondly adding wild foliage and weathering.
Size wise, the finished model is not realistically to scale with 28mm figures – it’s scaled-down – which is generally considered a good thing for 28mm tabletop buildings and is in keeping with the rest of the Renedra range, but smaller than 4Ground who tend to ‘go large’ with their MDF buildings.
Added accessories in the form of a cart wheel, ladder, chair, bucket and pans enhance the kit’s appeal. So too does the base – creating a stable platform for your model.
Another fine and very useful plastic model building from Renedra.