This is today's post from my toy soldier blog (toysoldiersforever.blogspot.com). Check out the video at the end.
About ten years ago when I was still rangering at Antietam National Battlefield, one of the products carried in the bookstore was the 54mm model of Dunker Church which was a specialty item made by BMC. The bookstore manager asked me to make an assembled one that he could use as a store display. I did, and it came out pretty well.
BMC, unfortunately, no longer makes that model, and the new bookstore manager asked me if, after all this years, I'd like it back. I gave her an enthusiastic "yes" and today I swung by the battlefield and picked it up.
The BMC model was one of their least imaginative buildings but it provides a good starting place.
The cannon damage to Dunker Church came from two miles away where the Union 20-pounder parrott guns were firing upon the Confederate battery deployed just across the road from the church.
My wife and I were married there nine years ago. Cheers!
p.s. Here's a video that I made with one of my ranger friends, Alann Schmidt, who is the authority on Dunker Church: