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TacticalPainter0116 Mar 2020 6:11 p.m. PST

I put together the Renedra Church to add to my terrain pieces for my Sharp Practice games set during the AWI. Not a bad little kit and a nice change from working in MDF, however it needed a few tweaks to get it looking right. More about it and a short tutorial on the blog American Church



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2020 6:40 p.m. PST

Well done!

Grelber16 Mar 2020 7:15 p.m. PST

I like the white clapboard weathered to a grayish color,which isn't as easy as it might look. Had to check to see where you were, and I think much of Australia (like my native Kansas) does have suitably harsh weather to create lots of examples for you to work from.

Great job!


Condottiere17 Mar 2020 4:07 a.m. PST

Nice job.

rustymusket17 Mar 2020 6:09 a.m. PST

Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

Pan Marek17 Mar 2020 8:22 a.m. PST

I built the kit too. It looks great on the table. But I shaved off that huge cross. Ostentatious displays of the cross were unknown in early America. Only Church of England
members even put them on top of steeples.
Most Americans were Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Congregationalists and Dutch Reformed. Very much opposed to displays and suggestions of "papism".

Robert le Diable17 Mar 2020 9:07 a.m. PST

Yes, that cross struck me as a bit ostentatious and overbearing. Bear in mind, however, that it's not a Crucifix and therefore not of "Papist" style; as far as I understand it, a Protestant representation shows that Christ has risen. However, a certain reticence does seem characteristic of the various Protestant sects in North America at this time. Lots of Scots!

By the way, the weathering is indeed convincing, and not easy of accomplishment. Impressive results.

doc mcb17 Mar 2020 7:41 p.m. PST

The Church of England was the established church in Virginia (the most populous colony) and dominant throughout most of the south. Presbyterians dominated Pennsylvania, and the old Puritan Congregational church New England. No Methodists yet, and Baptists were a tiny group.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

Don't forget the plain Quaker meeting buildings that were on a number of period battlefields.

Militia Pete21 Mar 2020 1:52 a.m. PST

Quaker meeting houses are/were very plain. Presbyterians were part of the back country of South Carolina. Christian Huck found would curse and mock them. Thus, the Battle of Huck's Defeat was so sweet. And yes, it is unbelievably hot at that event. July in South Carolina ugh..

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