Monday, 4 July 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Ten Thunders Brothers

"I think you'll find that that's ours..."

The Ten Thunders Brothers box contains enough parts for three miniatures...namely the Ten Thunders Brothers. It also contains a stat card for them though there are no upgrade cards.

Ten Thunders Brothers - 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 as well as close-ups of the sub sections.

Ten Thunders Brothers - Stat Cards
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.

Ten Thunders Brothers - 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.

Ten Thunders Brothers

Ten Thunders Brother A - Assembled
This model has a relatively thin separate headband and the hammer haft and dangling chain are also fairly delicate so take care with these parts. The hands need aligning to the arms so dry-fit these before gluing. I put the legs together, aligned the rear cloak section to that and then attached the sub assy to the main body as this seemed to be best way of lining everything up but I'm sure there are other ways of doing it.

Ten Thunders Brother B - Assembled
There's no location points for the lower leg sections so you could in theory put them on opposite legs. The hair comes in three parts so I added the main piece to the body and then added the other two pieces so there were gaps to align to. The hand scythes are thin in both the handle and blade areas so take care when removing from sprue and when handling.

Ten Thunders Brother C - Assembled
The 'claws' on the back of hands are really, very delicate indeed so avoid pressing on them if you can. The swords are also thin and have quite small attachment points. Good luck transporting this one anywhere as well ;-)

Ten Thunders Brothers - Comparison Picture
Unfortunately I don't have the original metal version of these for a comparison picture so for now you'll have to make do with this.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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