Monday, 28 September 2015

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Dead Rider

No...I'm not here to help with your wheat field...

The Dead Rider box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely the Dead Rider. It also contains a stat card for him though there are no upgrade cards.

Dead Rider - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it split into two pieces (so it actually fits in the box one presumes) as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of them...

Dead Rider - Stat Card
Wyrd Games didn't like my publishing pictures of both sides of the stat cards so you'll have to make do with this...

Should there be any assembly issues with the model then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures or instruction pictures by clicking on them.

Dead Rider - Instructions

Some General Notes on Assembly.
Many of these models contain quite small parts so depending on how dexterous you are you might consider getting yourself some tweezers. Dry-fitting is also always a good idea in case a part needs a tiny bit of extra filing or filling as some of the fits are quite tight. Where the parts on the sprue are quite thin (chains, weapon shafts, cables and the like) then it might be better to remove parts with a sharp scalpel rather than cutters.

Dead Rider- Assembled
Though it's possible to assemble the rider separately and then attach him to the horse I instead put the riders torso on the assembled horse and then finished off assembly of the rider in that position and had no issues. The skeletal limb sections of the riders legs are thin but slot into substantial grooves on the legs so cause no problems. I was also expecting attaching the scythe piece to the thin arm pieces would cause me problems but the arm piece on the scythe itself slots into the arm of the cloak slightly and gives you a more than adequate anchorage point.

I'm not sure how well that scythe will hold up to transportation though, lol.

Here's some close-ups...

Dead Rider - Comparison Picture
Here's a couple of comparison pictures between the original metal version and the new M2E plastic one.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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