Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Shikome

'Death from above...'

The Shikome box contains enough parts for two miniatures...namely the Shikome. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.

Shikome - Sprue
The box has one sprue in it split into two halves (so it actually fits in the box) as well as the aforementioned cards. Here's pictures of both sides of it and some close-ups of the individual sections.

The box also contains two flight stands which I didn't use.

Shikome - 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.

Shikome - 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.


Shikome 1 - Assembled
This model is a simple one to assemble with the only small parts being the feet and lower legs. They can be attached at almost any angle but the correct one is fairly obvious once you look at the instructions or my own assembled ones.

I saw no need to use the flight stand on this one as the model stands on the base just fine and the pose itself doesn't say 'in the air' to me though your opinion may differ.

Shikome 2 - Assembled
This model also has adequate location points and consists of fairly large parts. There are tiny 'chopstick' ends protruding from the hair that are quite delicate so don't press on them when assembling. It's also worth noting that this Shikome's leg is on the outside of the sprue containing the other Shikome's parts.

This model I attached to the base using the flat of the foot so didn't use the flight stand provided for this one either.

Shikome - Comparison Picture
Here's a comparison picture between the original metal versions and the new M2E plastic ones.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails