The Miniature Building Authority are renowned across the USA for producing some excellent resin buildings. We were provided with one of the upcoming additions to the 28mm Shanty Town range.
Small Shanty II is a highly detailed example of the kind of buildings found in parts of Africa, South America or perhaps in a Post Apocalyptic setting. One nice touch is the fact that the simulated corrugated iron supposedly used in the building’s construction is of various types. This, plus the fact that the walls aren’t quite straight, conveys the sense of a ramshackle building quickly thrown together.
The level of detail overall is of a high standard, fright down to the debris shown at the side and rear of the building, the wooden door and even the discarded items that have ended up on the roof. The roof is removable, allowing for detailing the plain interior and placing miniatures within.
Another interesting offering sent through to us is something equally different, two washing lines cast in metal to add that extra realism to your tabletop set-up. Again, a really nice touch.
The building is part of a number of new items that will be added to the currently available range from the company. This will be funded as part of a Kickstarter that the company intends to run in late August or early September. These are characterful pieces and just one line from The Miniature Building Authority, whose website is worth a visit for those looking for items to add to their terrain collections. Thanks to the staff at MBA and Bob Giglio for arranging for us to recieve this pre-release item via Historicon. We’d like to encourage other businesses in the USA to send us items for review as we aim to reflect as much of the hobby as we can.