Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - Datsue Ba and Seishin

"Here be dragons...and a guy with a lamp..."

The Datsue Ba and Seishin box contains enough parts for four miniatures...namely Datsue Ba and three Seishin. It also contains stat cards for them and two upgrade cards.

Datsue Ba and Seishin - Sprues
The box has two sprues in it as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of them...

Datsue Ba and Seishin - Stat Cards
Wyrd Games didn't like my publishing pictures of both sides of their 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.

Datsue Ba and Seishin - 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.

Datsue Ba - Assembled
Though this model looks like it's going to be a pain to assemble it's actually not that bad. Dry-fitting is recommended as some of the parts don't seem like they're going to fit and knowing where they're going before adding glue is a great help with correct alignment. The only tip I'd give is that adding the left side of the hair before the left arm makes the assembly process simpler than attempting the opposite imo.

Seishin - Assembled
These do contain some small parts but the main bodies are quite substantial so you have more than adequate contact points for them. Just follow the instructions and use the pictures below as a reference and they should give you no problems at all.

Datsue Ba and Seishin - Comparison Pictures
Here's a couple of comparison pictures between the original metal versions and the new M2E plastic ones.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.


  1. Any chance we can get a group photo of all 5 of the new plastic Seishin?


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