Thursday, 21 April 2016
Unboxing Malifaux - Bayou Gators
"It's probably just a log..."
The Bayou Gators box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Bayou Gators. It also contains stat cards for them though there are no upgrade cards.
Bayou Gators - 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...
Here's how they're divided into subsections.
Bayou Gators - 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.
Bayou Gators - 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.
Bayou Gator 1 - Assembled
This is the most difficult one of the three to assemble as it has the largest parts count but everything goes together well, has obvious location points and the parts are fairly substantial by Wyrd Games standards. Unusually this model has two head options and can be assembled with an open mouthed Gator Head or a closed version with a Gremlin in it. The Gremlin has the expected tiny arms and these are the only part that you'll need to take care when attaching as they really are spindly.
As there are sufficient parts for both versions of the head you can make both and swap them as you wish though this would probably mean that you'd be stuck with an obvious join at the neck after painting.
Bayou Gator 2 - Assembled
Very much the simplest of the three to assemble consisting of two body halves and four separate legs. The location points for the legs are fairly obvious and given the facings of the feet it should be pretty much impossible to get them mixed up...that's not a challenge by the way...
Bayou Gator 3 - Assembled
If you're not bothering with the balancing Gremlin then this models assembly is simply a matter of putting the two body halves together and attaching them to the base insert provided which has the tail section moulded to it. Of course then there's the balancing Gremlin...
The Gremlin is in five parts (one of which is a separate foot) and is meant to be balancing on the tip of the Gators snout with one hand. The Gremlin is as is to be expected both tiny and made up of very thin parts indeed and I have some doubts about transporting the complete model anywhere with him attached so I haven't done so. If you scroll back up to the picture of the rear of the box you'll see where he's meant to go...mine however is probably going to find his way onto something else's base as scenery...
The aforementioned gremlin...
Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.