Friday, 5 August 2016

Unboxing Malifaux - M2E Jaakuna Ubume

'Introducing Malifaux's least successful babysitter...'

The Jaakuna Ubume box contains enough parts for one miniature...namely Jaakuna Ubume. It also contains a stat card for her though there are no upgrade cards.

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

Jaakuna Ubume - 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.

Jaakuna Ubume - Instructions
No instructions available for this one yet...they'll appear here when available...

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.

Jaakuna Ubume - Assembled
The base insert has a number of indentations that the parts fit into so getting the bits in the right place isn't a big issue. 

I did however find that it helped to glue the little girls girls foot to the base first (yes it's separate) as there's not much space to slide it between her skirt and the base otherwise. It's also worth attaching the piece that's directly alongside the main models body to it before gluing that part down or you may have trouble fitting it into the appropriate indent afterwards due to an interlocking piece on the main body that it attaches to. One of heads on the base is in two halves as well.

Here's some close-ups as this model has a lot of detail worth noting...

Jaakuna Ubume - Comparison Picture
Here's a couple of comparison pictures between the original metal version and the new M2E plastic one. There's not a great deal of difference between the two though if I had to choose between them I'd go with the plastic version...

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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