Saturday, 20 September 2014

Unboxing Malifaux - Samurai

Nothing quite compliments a Samurai's outfit like a shoulder mounted Gatling Gun apparently...

'Small Box' Cover.

The Samurai box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Samurai. It also contains stat cards for them and three upgrade cards. These upgrade cards have a '0' value but are Rare 1...effectively this means that the upgrade cards simply add an ability to each Samurai in order to personalise them.

Samurai - Stat Cards (M2E)

Here are the official assembly instructions should you have trouble locating them.

You'll notice that on the assembly instructions each Samurai is referred to by the name of one of the upgrades though there's nothing in the rules that forbids you from giving them a different one of those upgrades if you so desired...the extra three Wounds does explain why the one Samurai is huge though I suppose, lol.

General Samurai Assembly Tips...
These models share one main issue and is unfortunately common amongst many multi-part models. This issue is that multiple parts have to be aligned very specifically in order to get particular aspects of them (tubing, ammo belts, handles, etc.) to intersect with each other in the correct place. One in particular has separate arms, a separate weapon handle and tiny bits of pipe all need to go together exactly in order to get the correct look. With all these models you'll need to carefully dry-fit all the parts...patience is required...

The Shoulder Gatling's also consist of multiple parts (usually two barrels at a time) and as they're relatively long and thin even a tiny misalignment can ruin the overall look...two I got I didn't. As these issues are the same with each model I haven't bothered pointing it out with each model as that seemed a bit redundant...just bear it in mind...

Samurai 1 - Sprue

Samurai 1 - Assembled

Samurai 2 - Sprue

Samurai 2 - Assembled

Samurai 3 - Sprue

Samurai 3 - Assembled

Here are a few close-ups of the'll see the one I made a mess of quite clearly I'm afraid...

This is the one I screwed up after I tried to re-align it somewhat..the barrels now point the correct way but it's a bit of a mess...I'll tidy it up at some point before painting...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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