Monday, 11 January 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - Arcane Effigy

'Candles and paper...a better combination than you might imagine...'

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

Arcane Effigy - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it as well as the aforementioned card. Here's pictures of both sides of it...

Arcane Effigy - 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.

Arcane Effigy - 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.

Arcane Effigy - Assembled
You need to be careful when removing the body from sprue as it has many delicate parts including two thin candle pieces. Try to cut close as possible when taking parts from the sprue as clean-up is tricky due to the parts being tiny. The contact points aren't particularly large either so I'd recommend dry-fitting and test aligning everything first before adding glue in particular when adding the book attached by the finger and the candles.

Here's some close-ups...

Arcane Effigy - Comparison Picture
Here's a comparison picture between the original metal version and the new M2E plastic one.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.


  1. Is there a good way to pin this model to make it appear as if it's floating a little bit? I finished assembling this the other day and it just looked funny if it wasn't floating a little some how.

    1. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    2. It would be fairly easy to put a pin into the models body, between the cloth pieces that it sits on so the model is off the base or attach a thin piece of clear tubing (a flight stand or just some clear acrylic) into the model from beneath to give the effect you're looking for.

      You can see the gaps in the cloth pieces if you look at the rear view in the above pictures. You'd have to pin into the body section though as the cloth pieces are quite thin. The 'cloth' would be sturdy enough to attach a flight stand to but too thin to pin to in my opinion.

  2. Thanks for the reply and my apologies for my late one. My big fingers kept poking at those parts and I was afraid something would snap off. I ended up gluing it to the base without any pinning or use of a flight stand. These posts that you make are always very useful.


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