Leven Miniatures have yet to release this building, indeed it's so new it's yet to make the coming soon section. I think I am right in saying this is one of several buildings planned to enlarge the Medieval range but I am not sure of this.
It has the typical wood and plaster upper story but this building comes with two changes to the norm. A thatched roof and the stone lower level is of rounded stones rather than the usual brick like patterns up to date. I like both, the stone pattern will break up the standard walls for a nice point of difference but that thatch is the show stopper. It would be nice to see thatch options of some of the other buildings in the range, this will generate a little more variety in our miniature towns whilst hopefully being easier for mike to add compared with totally new buildings.
I was not 100% sure about upstairs windows on the front of the building thinking the walls looked not to have them. If I am wrong I will add them before sending off to Mike, somehow looks right not having them.
It's a nice robust building that would fit in well with the later period buildings I have that will see service in my ECW and Napoleonic games. Not this one though as it's to be sent back to Leven for when the buildings are to be released.
I have managed to paint up a few more buildings this week and have painted up eighteen buildings so far this year. That's below the two a week I had planned and failed to hit last year but I have fourteen buildings I plan to paint over the next three weeks so could get right back on track.