Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Unboxing Malifaux - Snow Storm

Not all Silent Ones are quite the same...some have a little help...

Small Box Cover.

Snow Storm - Unassembled.
Effectively this is two models, a special Silent One and a gigantic creature from the mountains that work together as 'Snow Storm'. I've seen the creature used alone as Snow Storm with the female figure used as anything from a Silent One to an alternate for Rasputina...I'm not saying I'd do that myself (I haven't) but I thought it worth mentioning...


Snow Storm Stat Card (1.5)
With the advent of version 2 (M2E) these 1.5 version stat cards are obsolete but they are included here for the sake of completeness.

Snow Storm - Assembled.
There's a few small pieces of resin that need cutting away but these are obvious from their location and lack of texture. The separate arms on the creature weren't the greatest fit though they weren't exactly terrible either and you can probably see the slight gap on the assembled pictures below that will require a bit of filling before I under-coat. Also the location points for the antlers could have done with being a bit deeper but other than those very minor issues it was a relatively simple assembly job. The antlers can be put on at virtually any angle you wish...

The Silent One has separate hands but the rest is a single piece. The area where the hands meet the body (on both the main body and the hands) needs to be carefully tidied up as with such a small contact point you'll have gaps or they'll be oddly angled otherwise. This model also has a piece on the bottom that would normally go into a slotted base which I had to remove...I'm not sure why it's needed if the model is meant to go on the 50mm base with the creature though I suppose it's useful if you're using it for something else as I mentioned as a possibility earlier...

When I assembled mine I placed the Silent One slightly off to one side as I preferred the way it looks but there's plenty of room on the base for a variety of looks.


...and some close-ups...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing Malifaux - December Acolyte

Join the Cult of December and get a free crossbow and access to a unique lunchtime menu....

The newer plastic version of the December Acolytes are a set of three whereas the original metal one shown in this feature was a single model in a Blister. Should you actually be looking for the new plastic M2E versions then they can be found here.

There are also some comparison shots at the bottom of this article should you be curious.

Blister Artwork.

December Acolyte - Unassembled.

December Acolyte Stat Card (1.5)
With the advent of version 2 (M2E) these 1.5 version stat cards are obsolete but they are included here for the sake of completeness.

December Acolyte - Assembled.
The model is single piece so there are no assembly issues and mould lines were virtually none existent. There's a tiny 'support' piece between the crossbow and the cloak to remove but that caused no problems.


...and some close-ups...

For those of you interested in such things here are some comparison shots between the original and the new plastic versions of the December Acolyte. First there's a couple of pictures with the nearest equivalent from the new set and then there's a group picture with all of them...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Unboxing Malifaux - Silent One

The male priests incorrectly presumed that removing the tongues from the female ones would save them from the prophecy of a female priest being in charge...unfortunately they forgot to read the small print...

...either that or none of them had ever been married...

Blister Artwork.

Silent One - Unassembled

Silent One Stat Card (1.5)
With the advent of version 2 (M2E) these 1.5 version stat cards are obsolete but they are included here for the sake of completeness.

Silent One - Assembled
The majority of this model is a single piece with just the arm she's leaning on being separate. I didn't encounter any assembly issues at all with this one. You also get some icicles but I didn't use them...


Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

Forge World Newsletter #410

Though I under stand the need for books to be updated as rules change I do consider it a bit of a cheek to expect some-one to pay again for a book mainly filled with background material which won't actually have changed at all just for a few updated rules...

...if they've made more changes than that then I stand corrected...though I wouldn't bet on it...


 When Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Solomon Lok receives orders to investigate the loss of astropathic communications from a moon in the Anphelion system, he begins a journey into darkness, horror and treachery. Supported by Space Marines of the Red Scorpions Chapter, Elysian Drop Troops of special detachment D-99 and Cadian Guardsmen of the 266th Regiment, Lok is soon fighting for his life amidst the fog-enshrouded eerie landscape. 

Imperial Armour Volume 4 – Second Edition contains updated and expanded rules for the entire range of Forge World’s Tyranid models, including the Dimachaeron, allowing you to use them in games of Warhammer 40,000. The Anphelion Project also includes extensive background information on the gruesome array of monstrosities spawned by the Hive Mind in its war to consume the Imperium, making it an essential resource for players seeking to unleash the true horror of the Tyranid menace upon their foes.

Also included is a full record of the Anphelion incident, from Inquisitor Lok’s discovery of the true nature of the research being carried out on Beta Anphelion IV, to the actions of his treacherous allies conspiring to bring about his untimely end. Alongside this is a campaign which allows players to make their own attempt to survive the dangers found within the Inquisitorial research facility, as well as a full army list for the special Inquisitorial detachment D-99 and additional rules for the Red Scorpions Chapter, enabling players to field these veteran warriors in the defence of Beta Anphelion IV.
You can see a video preview for Imperial Armour Volume Four - The Anphelion Project here.
“I must request further information so that the nature of the threat I am to encounter is clear to me and I can plan to combat it accordingly. I can only assume that by the inclusion of an Adeptus Astartes strike force, the threat rating is Extreme.”
Inquisitor Solomon Lok


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Crew a Week Project - Sonnia Criids 'The Torch and the Blade'

As I've been using various versions of this crew in most of my games over the last few months it was kind of embarrassing that I was using older models or unpainted ones in most of those games...time to do something about that...

I also had an alternate Sonnia Criid so I did her at the same time...

M2E Sonnia Criid and Alternate Sonnia Criid.
I'm happy with the flame effects on these...the hair looks terrible though...I'll need to redo that at some point...


 Purifying Flame.
 I'm happy with the way the flames turned out but I'm thinking that the bone parts might have looked better if I'd done them a different colour. I was going with a 'made completely of fire' look but I'm not sure about it now...


Samael Hopkins.
Here's a picture of both versions but I only painted one as part of this project as the other was already done some time ago...

This is a lovely model...I can almost forgive Wyrd for the trillion bits it comes in...

Witchling Handler and Witchling Stalkers.
There are three of my original metal ones in this picture as well.

Witchling Handler.

Witchling Stalkers.
As I was effectively using several of the same model twice I thought some minor conversions were in order. One simply had the swords pointed down rather than up and the other pair had a hand swap.



Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.
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