Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Terrain: Renedra American Church Kit Review

Following on from my previous post about my graveyard terrain set, the main piece on that board is going to be a church.  The building I will be using is by Renedra:

It suitable for all times periods from 1750 onwards it says on the box so it fits in well with Malifaux (which is set in 1902).  The cost of the item is around £18.  The box contains the sprues only, with the build instructions on the back of the box:

Inside we get 5 sprues.  The first three are the church itself:

The top and left sprues in the picture are identical, being the two sides of the church.  The sprue at the bottom is the front part of the building.  The details on the outside is nice.  The reverse of the pieces in smooth so don't expect a hugely detailed interior section.  There's also a couple of gravestones included on the sprue.

Also in the box are two sprues of picket fencing (100cm worth according to the box):

That's a nice added bonus and can easily be used to make a enclosed space next to the church or mounted separately.

Building the church was very simple, I managed to put it together in about 45 minutes.  There's very minimal mould lines throughout so the cleanup was simple.  The only part you need to pay attention to is putting the bell into place before spire floor.  This is clearly shown on the box.

The crow is taken from the Renedra Graveyard kit I talked about in a previous post.

I based the model on a couple of 5mm foam core pieces, the bottom one larger than the upper one then stuck them on a hardboard base which gives the model a little bit more height.  Groundwork was built up with DAS modelling clay, gravel and sand:

The paint job was pretty easy, the weatherboarding was just drybrushed khaki and then a lighter blend of khaki and then any wood picked out in brown:

Overall I like this kit very much.  It makes an excellent centre piece for the table and it was easy to build and paint.  The scale is a tiny bit off for Malifaux, maybe a couple of millimetres too small but it still works fine for what I want.

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